Filing A Florida Accident Or Injury Claim?
If you have been injured and seeking a lawyer to file a negligence claim you should be familiar with the Florida laws that govern accident, injury and death lawsuits.
You have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. There are ways to file for an extension.
The amount of compensation you re entitled to receive will be reduced by an amount that is equal to your percentage of fault for the accident.
This means that your insurance policy ( personal injury protection coverage) will provide compensation for medical expenses and lost income, no matter who was at fault for the accident.
Personal Injury Lawsuits Are Filed For:
- Permanent injury
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement,
- Significant and permanent loss of a bodily function.
Florida limits punitive damages to three times the amount of compensatory damages, or $500,000 whichever amount is greater. This law can be found at Fla. Stat. Ann. section 768.73.
Speak to a personal injury lawyer to protect your rights