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The Process of Personal Injury Lawsuits in South Florida

Feb 28, 2024
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
Personal Injury Attorney

Florida has a well-defined set of laws that govern personal injury lawsuits. These laws offer many protections for victims who have been involved in accidents that were not their fault. If you believe someone else is responsible for your accident, the laws of Florida allow you to claim compensation.

However, there are many different legal routes to consider when claiming compensation and seeking justice, so our goal for this article is to help you understand some of the fundamentals of personal injury lawsuits in South Florida in case you have been involved in an accident.

Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

The courts of Florida record many different types of lawsuits each day, from car accidents and slip-and-fall incidents to medical malpractice or animal attacks. Traffic accidents are the most common out of all of them and can be caused by distracted or reckless driving, excessive speed, driving under the influence, and more.

Slip & fall accidents, as well as other personal injuries that occur on a responsible property owner’s premises, are another common type of lawsuit in South Florida. While these types of injuries are quite different from traffic accidents, they also share some similarities, namely that the role of the plaintiff is to prove negligence or fault of the other party involved in the accident.

Both types of personal injury lawsuits aim to uncover the extent of injuries that the victim has suffered and can even touch on the impact these injuries can have on the family in more serious accidents.

Personal injury lawsuits involve filing an initial claim, gathering evidence, and potentially negotiating with an insurance company or defendant to reach a desired outcome. At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., we have years of experience helping victims obtain justice and compensation. We welcome you to contact us today to learn how we can help build your case and guide you through the process from start to finish.

Seeking Justice

If you believe that another party caused your injury through negligence or other fault, you are likely considering claiming compensation and seeking justice. In this case, the goal typically is to cover your medical expenses and recover lost wages or other income due to your injury and current circumstances.

In order for you to successfully pursue legal action, the first step is to contact a personal injury law firm, such as Shamis & Gentile, P.A., to have your case’s merits evaluated by professional attorneys.

This way, you will be given the advice and support you need to succeed in your claim, such as how to handle testimony and evidence to prove liability, whether to accept the settlement or offer from the other party’s insurance company and more.

It is also important to realize that personal injury lawsuits in Florida are subject to a statute of limitations, which means you only have a certain amount of time from the accident that you are able to file your claim.

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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