Any personal injury claim will require an experienced attorney that truly understands the nuances that are involved in one of these cases. Asking critical questions about personal injury law and your case can help to make sure that you are presenting the right evidence and proceeding using the right format for your case. Here are some top questions that you can ask about your potential case for personal injury:
Do I have a claim?
In order to proceed with a personal injury case, you need to prove that your injury was caused by negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the third-party. Many personal injury cases that involve your own personal injury will require ongoing medical treatment as well as evidence that shows the harm you experienced.
How soon should I file a suit?
Every state has its own statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury cases. In the state of Florida, you will have access to a statute of limitations of four years in a personal injury lawsuit. If you’re facing a medical malpractice case you only have two years to come forward.
What is negligence in my case?
Negligence often comes down to the way that a reasonable person is expected to act in specific situations. An example from a vehicle accident driver is often expected to obey the rules of the road and drive with their complete attention. If a driver failed to, act as a reasonable person would they put themselves and other motorists in danger and this could leave them liable for damages and medical bills associated with the accident?
Can I seek a settlement from the person that caused my injuries?
Punitive damages are sometimes available in rare cases but a personal injury case is often a civil action rather than a criminal action. This means that someone involved in a personal injury lawsuit will not receive any type of jail terms or criminal finances for their actions. Punitive damages are designed to discourage people from engaging in negligence as well as assist those that were injured as a result of negligence.
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This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a New Port Richey Injury Lawyer at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve!