It’s hard to deal with being injured. It can be even harder to deal with being injured if you’ve been hurt by someone who was acting negligently. Being hurt in a personal injury case can have serious ramifications for you. You might be feeling like you cannot enjoy life like you used to because of the pain you are in. You may be swamped with medical bills and are taking a hit financially if you are missing time at work. All of these things together make for a highly stressful situation. That is where we come in to help. We work to protect your rights to full and fair compensation for your injuries, losses, and damages. Learn more about your personal injury case here, then give our office a call to set up a free case evaluation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are several different types of personal injury cases that we cover. Each type requires an attorney who is specialized in that area of practice. We have successfully covered the following personal injury cases:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Nursing home negligence
- Boating Accidents
- Medical malpractice
As mentioned, these accidents are all very different. You want to make sure that, when you hire an attorney, they have handled cases like yours. Each type of accident has its own hosts of injuries, evidence to collect, and liable party’s insurance company to deal with.
Statutes of Limitation
The statute of limitations is the amount of time in which you have to file your personal injury case. These personal injury cases can vary in amounts of time you have. For instance you may not have as much time for a medical malpractice case or an accident with a municipality. Generally speaking, however, you will have four years to bring your case. The best thing you can do for your case is hire an attorney right away so you do not have to worry about cutting it close to the time limitations. Your attorney will make sure all of your evidence is collected, your witnesses have been spoken to, and your medical treatment is being completed all the while making sure you are adhering to the time constraints.
How Compensation Works
In Florida, we follow the pure comparative negligence rules. That means you will be able to receive compensation even when the accident that injured you was partially your fault. You can collect compensation even if you are found to be 99% at fault. The only way you will be barred from collection compensation is if you are deemed to be 100% at fault for the accident. The way fault works is, when you are deemed to be partially at fault, then you will have a reduced compensation award. For example, if slip and fall is the personal injury that you are filing for, and you were distracted on your phone when you slipped in a puddle at a store, you may be deemed 10% at fault for your injuries. If you were compensated $10,000, you would have a 10% reduction in compensation making your reward $9,000. Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys work hard to keep the insurance companies from blaming you for the accident so that you can receive full compensation.
Talking to the Insurance Company
The absolute worse thing you can do for your case is give a recorded statement to the liable party’s insurance company. They are trained to ask you questions that will force you to answer in a way that is unfavorable to your case. Their goal is to reduce the amount of compensation they owe you or throw out your claim altogether. What you should do is let them know that they can get into contact with your attorney who will be taking over all communication. You don’t want to let them back you into a corner and ruin your case.
Contact Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you have been seriously injured by someone else’s negligence, please do not hesitate to call our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys. We will support you through every step of the way to make sure you are protected and have the best chance at full compensation. We will go over the details of your personal injury case during our first meeting. Call us today to set up a free consultation.
As we move through this new coronavirus crisis together, our law office will remain fully operational.In the event of a shutdown or if you have been in an accident please do not come to our office. We are fully operational 24 hours a day. All matters, for the time being, can be handled over the phone, video chat and via email. Please contact our office if you need any help.