Greenacres residents were among the over 16,700 people injured in an auto accident in Palm Beach County in 2019. Yet car accidents aren’t the only cause of injuries in the area. People may be injured while boating, riding a bicycle, or walking to work or school.
If you’ve experienced an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a claim in Greenacres to seek compensation for costs resulting from the injury.
Florin|Roebig’s attorneys understand the process of filing a personal injury claim and can review the details of your case to help you successfully file.
Car Accidents And Other Incidents That Lead to Personal Injury
While car accidents account for a large number of injuries in Greenacres, accidents on the road are just one cause of injury. People may be hurt and need help to recover in boating accidents, on-the-job injuries, or even while visiting an amusement park.
Some accidents may occur due to negligence, while others may even be caused by an intent to harm. Regardless of the cause, people who are injured in accidents need help to recover. A personal injury claim can get them the compensation they need to cover costs associated with their injury so they can get back on their feet.
Some of the incidents that could initiate a personal injury case include:
- truck accidents
- boating or watercraft accidents
- bus accidents (commercial carrier)
- work-related accidents
- amusement park accidents
- ridesharing accidents
- dog bites
- libel and slander
- inadequate security
- fires and burns
What You Need To Know About Personal Injury Claims
The first thing you should do if you’ve been involved in an accident is to seek medical care. After you’ve been checked by medical personnel, you may want to investigate filing a claim.
Personal injury attorneys in Greenacres can walk you through the process of a personal injury claim and discuss your rights with you.
You may have heard of the “statute of limitations.” This is a statute that each state establishes to put a time limit on personal injury and other legal claims. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years for personal injury.
Your personal injury case may also be influenced by the doctrine of “comparative negligence.” In Florida, the injury claims process determines the degree of responsibility that different people involved in an accident have.
How does this work? If a driver involved in a car accident is determined to be partially responsible, or negligent, their claim award is reduced by the percentage of responsibility they are determined to have. A driver with 25 percent responsibility who receives a claim award will have the award reduced by 25 percent.
Types Of Damages Awarded For Personal Injury Claims In Greenacres
Personal injury claims can’t restore everything to the way it was before an accident, but they can help to provide financial compensation for specific needs. They can help to repair or replace vehicles and pay for medical bills and other essential bills.
The injury claim process uses different categories of damages to determine financial compensation, which can include:
- vehicle repair or replacement
- psychiatric care and counseling
- medical care and prescriptions
- job retraining or rehabilitation
- physical therapy and in-home care
- medical devices
- restoration of lost income or wages
- estimated future earnings
- pain and suffering
In Florida, punitive damages may also be awarded. This type of damage award isn’t common. Punitive damages are meant to punish severe negligence or intent to harm. They are intended to act as a warning to prevent similar accidents or injuries in the future.
How Much Is Your Claim Worth?
When personal injury damages are determined, they are meant to provide for medical expenses, necessary bills, and to account for a loss in potential earnings, among other damages.
As a result, the more serious the injuries and more severe the financial need, the greater a personal injury award amount could be.
Personal injury cases with less serious injuries and less property damage are likely to result in lower claim awards than those with severe injuries or damage. Cases involving wrongful death or a lifelong impact will tend to receive higher awards.
A lawyer can help you uncover all the ways an injury has impacted your life so you can maximize the potential award for your claim.
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Do I Need To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?
There is no requirement to hire a personal injury attorney. Keep in mind that others involved in an accident may have legal counsel, however. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help to protect your rights if an accident or injury has occurred.
Even if you are not at fault in any way, others involved in the case may be motivated to try to place blame on you in order to lessen the amount they have to pay. A personal injury attorney can advocate for you in the claims process.
Many people involved in an auto accident or other incident believe that their insurance company represents them. However, they may later learn that the insurance company represents its own interests.
A personal injury attorney who represents your interests can assist you in protecting your rights and receiving the compensation you are entitled to receive.
List Of Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Greenacres
If you’ve been injured or have been involved in an accident, Florin|Roebig’s personal injury lawyers serving Greenacres can help you file a strong claim to give you the best chance of recovering compensation.
Florin|Roebig’s experienced and knowledgeable lawyers include:
- Wil H. Florin, B.C.S.
- Tommy D. Roebig, B.C.S.
- John J. Hart
- Neil P. O’Brien
- Shaun M. Cummings
Florin|Roebig is not only an experienced personal injury law firm that is committed to fighting for the rights of people who have been hurt, but it has also achieved over $1 million in average awards through contested jury trials since it was founded in 1985.
We Are Nationally Awarded Lawyers
Reach Out For Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, at work, or through another cause, bills can quickly add up. A personal injury claim can help to meet these financial needs. It can also help you to begin the process of recovery.
Florin|Roebig has been named one of the “Best Law Firms in America” by U.S. News & World Report each year since 2010. Our firm’s empathetic and committed attorneys are ready to speak with you at no cost for a no-obligation consultation. Contact us today regarding your personal injury claim in Greenacres.