When you are hurt in an accident that is the result of someone else’s negligence, not only do you have to try to heal from the injuries, but you must also find a way to pay for medical treatment and rehabilitation and to pay the bills when you’re off work. That is why it’s important to know that a Florida personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation that you deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your case to find all the negligent acts, and find possible sources of recovery for compensation in your personal injury case.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury attorneys deal with many types of cases. Auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice and dog bite accidents are just a few types of personal injury cases. Even a faulty product that causes injury to a person using it can result in a personal injury case. In general, victims in a personal injury case have four years from the date of the injury to file their case in a Florida court. Florida is a “comparative negligence” state, which means that, as the victim, you could be held partially responsible for your own injuries, it is even more important to hire a personal injury attorney in this state if you’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence.
When someone is injured by the carelessness or negligence of another, there are times when punitive damages can be awarded in addition to the usual forms of compensation from the personal injury lawsuit. Punitive damages are awarded when the person causing the injury was especially reckless. However, Florida is a “damage cap” state, which means that it limits the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded. This cap is either $500,000 or three times the amount of compensation awarded, whichever is greater.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you’ve been hurt by someone else’s negligence, call to schedule a free consultation with a Florida personal injury attorney today. We are experts at reviewing the law in all cases, and can come up with the best strategy to help you get the compensation you deserve in these areas. The legal experts at the law firm of Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. will investigate your case to discover all sources of negligence for which you can receive compensation. Contact our Jacksonville, Florida office at 904-717-7747 and let us represent you.