When Should You Contact a Florida Personal Injury Attorney?

If you are injured in Florida because another party was negligent or careless – a property owner, a reckless driver, or even a corporation – your life could be thrown into chaos. You’ll have to handle real physical pain and suffering. You’ll miss work for days, weeks, and maybe longer – while at the same time, your medical bills are piling up. It’s easy to be overwhelmed. When should you reach out to a local personal injury attorney?

Personal injury law is the legal field that deals with physical injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. Personal injury cases may include but are not limited to cases arising from traffic accidents and injuries, premises liability injuries, and product liability injuries. If you are injured because of someone else’s negligence anywhere in Florida, take your case at once to a personal injury lawyer.

Many personal injury lawsuits arise from traffic collisions caused by distracted or reckless driving, texting while driving, or driving under the influence. Premises liability cases deal with injuries that are sustained because a property owner failed to maintain his or her property safely. You may bring a product liability claim if you are injured using any consumer product – from a toy to a piece of heavy industrial equipment – provided you were using the product as intended.

Don’t Wait to Speak With an Attorney

If someone else’s negligence is the reason why you were injured, you probably have grounds for bringing a personal injury lawsuit, and you will need to speak with a personal injury lawyer at once. You must have the right attorney if you’ve sustained any injury – beyond the most minor scrapes or bruises – caused by another person’s negligence.

Florida’ statute of limitations gives you four years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim, but you shouldn’t wait four years or even four weeks. As soon as you’ve been treated by a medical provider, contact a personal injury lawyer. It’s important for your attorney to examine the evidence while it’s fresh and to speak with any witnesses before their memories fade.

What Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Do on Your Behalf?

Don’t even speak to a negligent party’s insurance company. The company may be looking for a reason to deny your personal injury claim, and anything that you say could conceivably be twisted and used against you. Instead, let your attorney do the talking and negotiating on your behalf.

Most personal injury claims are settled out-of-court, but if your claim is disputed or if no reasonable settlement amount is offered, a personal injury attorney will take your case to trial, tell a jury what happened, and ask that jury to order the payment of your compensation.

How can you afford an attorney if you’re out of work and your debts are piling up? Personal injury lawyers in Florida work on a contingent fee basis, so you pay no attorney’s fee unless and until your attorney recovers compensation on your behalf.

Your first legal consultation is offered with no cost or obligation. It’s your opportunity to obtain personalized advice and learn how the law applies to your own case. If you’ve been injured because someone else was negligent, make the call now.

David Lipcon at Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A., graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Law degree right here in the state of Florida. He received this Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1989. Later he would receive his Law degree from the University of Florida School of Law in the year 1992. Shortly after in 1993 he became a practicing litigation attorney in Miami-Dade County and still is today.

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication at the time it was written. It is not intended to provide legal advice or suggest a guaranteed outcome as individual situations will differ and the law may have changed since publication. Readers considering legal action should consult with an experienced lawyer to understand current laws and.how they may affect a case. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.

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