FLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY FAQs
If you were hurt in an accident due to the negligent or careless actions of another person, you likely have a lot of questions. Our Florida personal injury lawyers know this because we have heard many of these questions over the years. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions, and the answers to them.
Many people do not get the legal help they need with their accident case because they do not think they can afford a lawyer. Truthfully, you likely cannot afford to take on your accident case alone. Most Florida personal injury lawyers do not charge a fee unless you win your case. If you lose, you pay nothing and if you win, you only have to pay a small percentage of any damages awarded. A Florida personal injury lawyer can also help you secure three times the amount of damages than you would on your own.
Most Florida personal injury lawyers also do not charge a fee for the first initial consultation where they review your case. So, it costs you nothing to schedule a meeting with a lawyer to learn more about your case and your legal options.
Yes. The statute of limitations, or time limit, in Florida is two years from the date the accident occurred. Unless your case falls into one of the rare exceptions, if you do not file before this time limit expires, you will lose your right to claim any damages at all.
The vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court in Florida. Still, it is important to work with a Florida personal injury lawyer who will negotiate with the insurance company and at-fault party to help you recover a fair settlement. You should also only work with a lawyer who has trial experience, in the rare instance that your case requires it.
No one wants a personal injury case to drag on for months or even years. Unfortunately, sometimes that happens. Like the value of your personal injury case, the length of time it will take is dependent on the facts of what happened. The more severe your accident was, and the more parties that are involved, the longer your case will take. The amount of time your case takes to close is also dependent upon whether it ends in a settlement or trial. After reviewing your case, a personal injury lawyer can provide a general timeline you can expect from your claim.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Florida Can Answer Your Questions
While these are some of the most common personal injury FAQs our Florida personal injury lawyers hear, we know you have many more. At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, our skilled trial attorneys will listen to all of your questions and provide the answers you need.