Orlando Personal Injury Attorney
Recovering Fair Compensation
Accidents happen. This is something we learn at a very young age. Personal injury incidents are not accidents when they could have been avoided by simple consideration for others. Unfortunately, the result of the avoidable incident is a life-altering injury or loss to those on the receiving end. Our nation has laws which protect those who have been wronged and injured by the negligence of others. This is why it is so important to hire the right expert personal injury law firm in Orlando.
What Damages Can I Expect to Recover?
This, of course, will always depend on the circumstances of your case, but many personal injury victims find themselves in a similar predicament where they are unable to work while medical bills continue to pile up. Most of these kinds of events yield financial, emotional, mental, and physical consequences that need to be compensated.
If your case qualifies, our Orlando personal injury attorneys will fight for the following damages:
- Medical bills in the past and in the future
- Lost wages in the past and in the future
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability, impairment and disfigurement
- Punitive damages (if applicable)
- Future rehabilitative treatment
- Loss of companionship, guidance, or consortium
Florida Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury
The state of Florida allows for personal injury victims to file a lawsuit up to 4 years after the injury has occurred. After this four-year time period has expired, you no longer have the right to sue based on your injuries. Based on this statute, it is imperative that you begin your case as quickly as possible following your injury.
One way that you can speed along this process is by taking steps to properly document the following at the time of your injury:
- How the accident/injury occurred
- The names and contact information of witnesses
- Submit reports to the relevant authorities
- Document your injuries and any property damage through photos
- Reach out to a personal injury attorney to discuss your case before making any statements to your insurance company (this includes both verbal and written)
Can You Sue for Emotional Distress in Florida?
In Florida, you can sue for emotional distress if you can prove that someone else's negligent actions caused your pain and suffering. However, these claims can be challenging to prove.
Florida has the "impact rule" for emotional distress claims. This rule states that a plaintiff can only recover damages for emotional distress if they have also suffered a physical injury or impact. There are some exceptions to this rule.
Hire a Top Expert Personal Injury Attorney in Orlando, FL!
Florida Injury Law Firm is a community-oriented Orlando law firm committed to delivering full and fair compensation for accident victims in Orlando, FL. Each of our cases is handled with customized legal strategies and a true passion for our clients and their cases. We are constantly focused on our clients' successful recovery; we fight diligently to obtain the full and fair compensation that our clients deserve. An Orlando Florida, personal injury attorney from our firm will settle for no less than success.
Our expert attorneys are Lifetime Members of the "The Top Trial Lawyers in America," and our firm has recovered more than $100 million for clients over the years. We can come to you for your first consultation if you are unable to come to us, no matter how far away you are from our office!