Palm Beach, Broward & Miami-Dade Accident Attorneys
Florida Personal Injury FAQs
I was in an accident and was injured. Can I file a lawsuit against the person who caused the accident?
Even if you were partially at fault in the accident, you can still bring a lawsuit against the person who was responsible for your injuries. This would go to Civil Court, which brings the responsible party to justice by imposing monetary penalties which will be paid to you and act as payment for the damages and losses you have suffered.
I was in a car accident, and the other driver’s insurance company wants to talk to me. What should I do?
It is important not to discuss the accident or circumstances leading to the accident with the insurance company, as the insurance adjuster may ask you questions which will lead you into incriminating yourself, even if you did not cause the accident. The insurance company may record these phone conversations and attempt to use them against you so you are unable to collect compensation for your injuries.
Do I have to file a claim within a certain time period after my injury or accident?
In Florida, there is a statute of limitations regarding filing personal injury claims. This time limit is 4 years from the date of the injury; therefore it is important to follow up with doctor’s appointments and medical exams if you have been injured so you know the full extent of your injuries and can, with the help of an attorney, bring a fair claim against the responsible party within the allotted time period. After 4 years, you may be unable to file a claim at all.
How much of a settlement can I expect to receive?
This will depend upon a number of factors, usually the extent of your injuries, whether you were even partially at fault in the accident and whether negligence, recklessness or gross negligence was the cause of the accident. A personal injury lawyer can thoroughly investigate your accident and injuries to determine what a fair claim amount may be and then pursue that amount through a claim or a lawsuit.
The insurance company offered me a settlement which I think is fair. Should I accept it?
Although the claim amount may seem enough to pay for your injuries, it is still important to consult an attorney regarding your accident and claim. For instance, what if you accepted the settlement but had a further complication arise from your injury? Would you be able to collect again on an already settled claim? The insurance company is likely acting in a manner which is meant to save the company money and offer you the lowest settlement possible. By having an attorney review your case and claim, you can see if the settlement is actually fair and can make an informed decision.
At Negroni Law Group, we deal with personal injury claims throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida. It is our goal to provide you with excellent legal representation that will help you collect the compensation you need for the injuries you have suffered.
Contact a Broward County Attorney today.