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Signs You May Be Eligible to Seek Compensation for Personal Injury Accidents in Florida

Feb 08, 2024
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.

Victims of a personal injury accident in South Florida might not always be aware of whether they are able to seek compensation or not. Not only can the law feel convoluted and intimidating, but it can be difficult to get solid and trustworthy advice from friends or family members. 

However, certain signs could indicate that you can seek compensation for your injuries, resulting in the justice and support you deserve after an accident. This article will explore some of the more
common signs that you are able to seek compensation in South Florida.

Not Your Fault

If you were the victim of a personal injury here another party, whether individual person or company, was responsible for the accident due to negligence, a mistake, or something else, you could be entitled to compensation. Some common examples of personal injury accidents of this nature in South Florida involve car accidents where the other driver broke the traffic laws or where a company policy resulted in their employees having an accident.

Evidence of Injury

Victims of accidents will typically have several types of evidence proving that the injuries they obtained in the accident were real. Whether this takes the form of witness testimony, medical
bills, or something else, it is important to know that you should record and store this evidence. This information can serve as the primary proof of the damages you have sustained and provide insight into the money you have lost or spent due to your injury, helping the court decide what
compensation you are rightfully owed.

Medical Treatment

If your personal injury accident required medical attention afterward, you are likely entitled to seek compensation that will help cover this cost. This includes rehabilitation, a visit to your doctor, surgery, hospital stays, ambulance rides, and more. Compensation for medical treatment is not
limited to past expenses, either. This means that if you need future treatment or medication, the compensation could also be extended to include coverage for that.

Contacted by the Insurance Company

If the insurance company representing the allegedly responsible party has already contacted you with an offer, you might be entitled to compensation as well. While it might seem like a good idea to accept the offer initially in order to get on with your life and put the past behind you, there might be a better option. 

This is because the insurance company likely thinks that your case has merit and that they are willing to compensate you without going to trial. In this case, you should always contact a personal
injury lawyer before accepting any offer in order to ensure that the compensation is fair and just.

Are you a victim of a personal injury accident in Florida? Whether it’s a car crash, bicycle accident, slip & fall, or any other wrongful injury, Shamis & Gentile is here to assist you. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys specializes in various practice areas and is dedicated to helping you seek justice. Contact us today to discuss your options.

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