Pursuing personal injury claims on your own can be very stressful. However, victims of personal injury in South Florida often experience better results when they have a basic understanding of personal injury laws. It also helps to work with a representative you can really trust, like a South Florida personal injury attorney at Lieberman Injury Law.
Under Florida State law, there are statutes of limitation that dictate how long a person has to file a lawsuit for personal injury claims, resulting in compensation, which is why it is so important that you retain a knowledgeable South Florida personal injury attorney as quickly as possible after an accident happens. At Lieberman Injury Law, we use decades of litigation experience to protect your rights, and our attorneys understand that even though financial compensation can never truly undo every loss caused by a personal injury, it can go a very long way toward alleviating some of its many hardships.
Understanding South Florida Personal Injury Claims
Whether you’ve been involved in a car accident, a slip and fall, or even an animal attack – any incident or accident where someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, if you’re thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit, it’s important to understand and comply with the state statute of limitations for personal injury cases. The standard time limit for Florida personal injury lawsuits is four years, which typically starts from the date of the underlying accident or incident. The personal injury attorneys at Lieberman Injury Law would file a civil lawsuit seeking a legal remedy (compensation) for “an action founded on negligence.” This includes almost all conceivable types of personal injury lawsuits, since most are governed by the liability principle negligence. There are three basic types of “damages” involved with personal injury claims:
- Damages considered for economic losses
- Damages considered for non-economic losses
- And Punitive Damages
If you are a victim of a personal injury accident or crime, you deserve the maximum compensation possible. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney is essential to make sure that your case is handled correctly and that no stone is left unturned. You might have grounds for a different or an additional claim with its own statute of limitations, or a more specific statute of limitations that could control your case. When you consult an attorney at Lieberman Injury Law, you will have a better understanding of all time limits that apply to your situation and any possibilities for extending applicable deadlines.
How to Get Compensation with Lieberman Injury Law
If you have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness or “negligence,” you can likely seek compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company, by filing what’s called a third-party claim. After establishing that the defendant is the one responsible for your injuries (liable), your personal injury attorneys at Lieberman Injury Law will also need to present evidence of all your losses associated with the incident (which are called “damages” in legalese). In cases where insurance companies are involved, they should compensate you for your medical expenses as well as any lost wages you incur. In addition, the insurance companies should provide you with some compensation for your “pain and suffering.”
Approximately 95% of civil lawsuits are resolved through negotiated settlements, and in the hands of one of our skilled personal injury attorneys at Lieberman Injury Law, the fast recovery of your compensation can go toward paying medical bills, covering living expenses, and moving on from the traumatic event.
Don’t Waste a Minute – Call Lieberman Injury Law for Your Compensation
Personal injury claims are the most frequently filed in South Florida, and the costliest to resolve. According to the 2016 Annual Claims Report, personal injury claims accounted for approximately $620.1 million, or 99 percent, of the $629.5 million that was paid out on settled tort claims. Typically, out of 10,000 personal injury settlements, there are over 100 personal injury claim payouts for $1 million or more.
If you have recently been in an accident in South Florida, it’s time to reach out to the skilled personal injury attorneys at Lieberman Injury Law. Our mission is to help each and every one of our clients, and all South Florida personal injury claimants, bring their cases to a successful conclusion.