Pursuing Compensation for Your Injury
An injury can result in high medical expenses, a loss of working ability, and long-term disability and disfigurement. A successful personal injury lawsuit can allow you to recover compensation for these damages.
The damages you may receive will depend on the extent of your injuries and other losses. Our attorneys can conduct an exhaustive investigation into the situation to determine what type of damages should be pursued.
Damages suffered by injury victims can include:
- Your present and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages due to loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
Punitive damages can also be awarded in some egregious personal injury lawsuits. If awarded, punitive damages are limited to $500,000 or three times the amount of damages, depending on which is greater.
While most awarded damages have no maximum amount, some restrictions exist for motor vehicle accident cases in Florida. Our attorneys will ensure you get the amount of compensation you need to recover after your injury.
Experienced Counsel on Florida Personal Injury Law
Like many states, Florida has its own laws regarding personal injury. The statute of limitations to file a claim in Florida is four years in most cases. However, exceptions exist for injuries not discovered for some time after the original incident. In addition, the statute of limitations can be paused if the defendant leaves Florida or the victim needs time to recover.
In addition, Florida is considered a no-fault state in regards to car accidents. This means each driver's insurance pays for damages no matter who is actually at fault. In most auto accidents, a person cannot file a lawsuit against the person they believe to be at fault. However, injured victims can file a lawsuit against a person responsible for serious injuries, such as permanent disfigurement, disability, and death.
Retaining a lawyer with experience in both federal and state injury law is vital for protecting your rights. We can help you get the full compensation you are legally owed so you can focus on your recovery.
Don't trust insurance companies to provide the full compensation you deserve after an injury. Contact our West Palm Beach law firm at (561) 708-4860 for legal advice and representation.