The law varies from state to state, and tort law is no different. If someone’s reckless actions have caused you harm, you are eligible to file a personal injury claim in order to recover financial compensation. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation. In the meantime, read about these 3 tips for Florida personal injury claims to get a better idea of what you may be up against.
3 Tips for Florida Personal Injury Claims | Collect Evidence at the Accident Scene
One of the most important things to remember about a personal injury case is that your health is more important than anything else. You have to get to a medical professional to seek out treatment as soon as possible. Your injuries could get worse if you ignore them. You also want documented proof that your injuries were from your accident to show to the insurance company that their insured is, in fact, liable for your injuries.
Also, it is important, at the scene of the accident, to collect as much evidence as possible. You can take photos and get contact information from witnesses. You may want to collect video from any security cameras nearby that might have picked up the event and you should never leave the scene without some proof that you were there. That could be making an accident report or having the police come to the scene to fill out a report.
3 Tips for Florida Personal Injury Claims | File Your Claim on Time
Statutes of limitations is the amount of time in which you can wait before pursuing a personal injury attorney. In Florida, for most personal injury cases, you have four years from the date of your injury to either bring your claim or settle it in civil court. Personal injury cases such as medical malpractice will have a shorter statute of limitations. To be sure about your time limits, contact our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure you are on track to receive compensation.
3 Tips for Florida Personal Injury Claims | Avoid Talking to the Liable Party’s Insurance Company
We want to avoid you being blamed for this accident and a huge part to that is making sure the insurance company that represents the liable party does not speak to you without us present. They will call you shortly after you are injured to see if you will give them a recorded statement. While they claim for it to be helpful to you, it will only be detrimental to your case. We will take over this communication and make sure they cannot trick you into taking the blame for your injuries. You should never at any point take their call and make a statement without first speaking to your attorney.
If you are looking for dedicated and experienced legal guidance, please do not hesitate to call our office to set up a free consultation with our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys. We want to make sure you have the best shot at full compensation. Please call us today to get started on your personal injury case.