Whether from automobile accidents, boating wrecks, or slips and falls, if you have recently suffered a severe injury, hiring an experienced Wesley Chapel personal injury attorney should be at the top of your list. This is particularly true when the accident was entirely someone else’s fault. If you are sure the person is at fault, you are entitled to seek compensation for the injuries sustained in the accident and for all your losses. However, you must first prove the other party’s negligent behavior led to the accident and collect evidence to prove it. A Wesley Chapel personal injury attorney can help you collect evidence and witness statements for your case.
In order to receive compensation in the state of Florida after being injured in an accident, you will have to show that a few things occurred:The other party failed to perform his or her duties and responsibilities in some way.The irresponsible behaviour led to the accident and injuries suffered.You have suffered significant damageIt is a bit different for automobile accidents since we are a no-fault state and each party’s insurance is supposed to cover the damages or injuries sustained in the car accident, in spite of whose fault was it. Florida drivers must carry PIP, which covers at least $10,000 per individual involved in the accident. However, you can file a personal injury lawsuit, depending on the severity of your injuries. These injuries are categorized as serious when they result in: Significant impairment of body function, Permanent injury damages, Scarring or disfigurement. There are cases in which more than one individual is responsible for the accident. In those circumstances, if the individual is less than ten percent at fault, they may not have to pay. However, whoever is found more than ten percent at fault may have to pay up to $500k.
Writing down every detail about how the injury occurred. Getting the witnesses’ contact information. Reporting the accident and filling out a police report. Taking photographs of the accident scene, including damages to the vehicles and visible injuries. Hiring a Wesley Chapel personal injury attorney to find out if you have a case.
You have up to four years from the date you were injured to file your claim. If you don’t take legal action during this time, you are relinquishing your rights to sue. It’s important that you talk to your attorney as soon as possible as there are some claims that may need to be filed sooner. They are aware of all filing deadlines and will work diligently to meet these deadlines on your behalf.
An accident can change your life in a split second. From devastating physical injuries and emotional scars to medical costs and vehicle repairs, it can be overwhelming for the victim. If you have decided that we are the right firm for you, allow us to create a plan of action for your personal injury case. Our attorneys are very passionate about making a difference in the lives of accident victims in Wesley Chapel. Some of our practice areas include: Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Collisions, Truck Accidents, Boating Wrecks, Premises Liability Slips and Falls. Call us today and schedule your initial case evaluation with one of our talented attorneys. We look forward to hearing from you!