What is a Personal Injury Case?
People can become injured a variety of ways, but a personal injury case is defined by the fact the accident should not have occurred had the responsible party adhered to the duty of care. In a personal injury case, it is another’s negligence which leads to an injury.
The realm of personal injury law tackles a wide range of accident cases:
- Car accidents
- Big truck accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
Potential Damages in a Personal Injury Case
If you’ve experienced a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Disability, Including Scarring And Disfigurement
- Impaired Earning Ability
- Pain And Suffering
- Property Damage
Other losses may be possible depending on the facts surrounding your case. Be sure to discuss potential awards with your Ocoee personal injury attorney.
Beware of Insurance Companies
While they may appear to have your best interests at heart, they don’t. They are offering you a one-time settlement to make sure you can’t get any more money. Don’t talk to anyone or sign anything before talking to a personal injury lawyer. You could be losing thousands of dollars that you need to heal and get back to your life.
Before speaking with any insurance representative, make sure your rights are being protected by an attorney who represents your interests.
Florida Statute of Limitations
Florida’s Statute of Limitations gives a plaintiff just four years to file a legal action for a personal injury. The four-year clock starts ticking the day of your accident rather than the day you discovered your injury. If you don’t file by the end of the four year period, you will lose the right to file a lawsuit.
Building a good, strong case takes time. While four years seems like a long time, contacting an Ocoee personal injury lawyer as soon as you can gives your case the time it needs grow strong. Your lawyer will need adequate time to gather evidence, interview witnesses, review reports and prepare pleadings.
Working with an Ocoee Personal Injury Lawyer
Insurance companies have nearly endless resources to fight the claims against them. The Umansky Law Firm has the skills and experience to fight back so that you can get back to your life.
If you need help after suffering a personal injury, our lawyers are here to help. We have over 100 years of combined experience and collaborate to build a successful personal injury claim, and offer you the attention and care you need during your case. Contact our office at (407) 228-3838 to learn more about how we can help today. Our phone lines are open 24/7.