The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported over 4,500 car accidents in Bay County in 2019. These were only one type of accident that could have led to injury in Panama City Beach.
If you’ve been in an accident or suffered an injury in another mishap, you will need medical care, and likely, ongoing treatment. If you miss time from work or lose income, you and your family still have needs, and living expenses can rapidly pile up.
A personal injury claim in Panama City Beach can help meet your financial needs and enable you to recover and move on with your life. The Florin|Roebig personal injury lawyers serving Panama City Beach can help you file a claim, explain your rights, and help you to receive financial compensation.
Car Accidents And Other Incidents That Lead To Personal Injury
One of the most common types of incidents leading to injury in Bay County and Panama City Beach are car accidents. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported more than 4,549 auto accidents in the county in 2019. Bay County had over 1,510 injury crashes, leading to 2,360 injuries.
Other types of incidents that could lead to a personal injury claim in Panama City Beach can include:
- motorcycle crashes
- truck accidents
- boating mishaps and accidents
- slips and falls
- workplace injuries and accidents
- product-related accidents and injuries
- serious injuries and wrongful death
- fires and burns
- dog bites
- amusement park mishaps and injuries
- ridesharing accidents
- commercial vehicle accidents
- slander and libel
If you’ve suffered a physical injury, loss of income, or suffered emotional pain and suffering because of neglect, wrongdoing, or an accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.
What To Know About Personal Injury Claims
If you’ve suffered an injury in a car accident or from any other cause, you should seek medical care. Once you have received care, you should seek advice from personal injury attorneys. They can tell you what your rights are and introduce you to the process of filing a personal injury claim.
The state of Florida has a legal statute of limitations which limits the amount of time you have to file a claim following an accident or injury. In Florida, you have four years from the date an injury was suffered to file a claim.
Personal injury claims in Florida are also influenced by the legal doctrine of “comparative negligence.” The claims process will help to determine the degree of responsibility or “negligence” people who have been involved in an accident or other injury circumstance have.
For example, if someone is involved in an accident and they’re found to be 10 percent responsible, and they receive an award of $20,000 to pay for medical care, the award will be reduced by 10 percent.
Types Of Damages Awarded For Personal Injury Claims In Panama City Beach
The legal term “damages” refers to categories of injury or need following an accident or injury.
If you file a personal injury claim in Panama Beach, some of the damage categories that could influence the award you could receive include:
- repairs to vehicles or equipment
- hospitalization and medical care
- psychiatric and psychological care
- prescription medications
- rehabilitation and physical therapy
- occupational therapy
- reimbursement for lost wages and work
- future wages and income
- emotional pain and suffering
Another type of damages called “punitive damages” isn’t common, but it can be awarded in cases of serious wrongdoing or severe negligence. Punitive damages are awarded when the court determines that it wants to punish a very negligent person or entity, or deter similar incidents in the future.
Understanding The Value Of Your Claim
Your personal injury claim in Panama City Beach is affected by the severity of your injuries. How much property damage has occurred, as well as the future needs you will have for money, can also influence how much your claim is worth. The more serious the injury and damage in general, the higher potential claim awards will be.
In cases where only minor injuries are suffered, personal injury claim awards will tend to be less than cases involving serious injuries and/or disability. Wrongful death claims may incur higher awards as well. An attorney can give you a detailed estimate, based on details of your case, to help you understand the potential value of your claim.
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Do I Need To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?
You do not need to hire a personal injury attorney if you have been injured in an accident or other incident. Yet personal injury lawyers in Panama City Beach can assist you in many ways, and they can help you to understand your rights following an accident.
Personal injury attorneys are experienced in the claims process. They can help to identify damages or future needs that you may not have thought of. They can also help to protect your rights. As one example, Florida’s legal doctrine of “comparative negligence” means that people involved in an injury accident will have their compensation reduced if they are found to have partial responsibility in the incident.
In addition, without legal representation, you will be involved with insurance companies and others who do have attorneys representing them. An insurance company, including your own company, may be motivated to reduce the amount of money they pay in the claims process. Personal injury attorneys can help you to receive the most money you can for your claim.
List Of Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Panama City Beach
If you have been involved in a car, boat, or other accident, or you’ve slipped and fallen or suffered any other type of injury, you will need money to pay for your medical bills and other necessary costs. You also need to begin to recover, along with your family. A personal injury claim can help you to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.
Florin|Roebig’s personal injury attorneys are compassionate and experienced. Our attorneys have a successful track record for helping clients not only win their personal injury claims, but recoup maximum compensation for their injuries.
For more than thirty years, Florin|Roebig attorneys have helped clients throughout Florida get compensated for their injuries.
Florin|Roebig attorneys who can help you file a claim in Panama City include:
- Wil H. Florin, B.C.S.
- Tommy D. Roebig, B.C.S.
- Chase P. Florin, B.C.S.
- Luca G. Esposito
- Michael A. Ossi, O.C.
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Reach Out For Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim can help you to receive compensation following an accident or injury. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Florin|Roebig are able to help. Florin|Roebig’s commitment to helping people who have been injured is reflected in our firm’s selection as one of the “Best Law Firms in America” each year since 2010 by U.S. News & World Report.
Florin|Roebig’s board-certified trial lawyers can speak with you about your personal injury case in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Reach out today to learn how you can get help to file your personal injury claim in Panama City Beach.