Hudson Personal Injury Lawyer
An accident can leave you with thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills and other out-of-pocket losses. This is on top of the physical and emotional trauma of actually dealing with your injuries. And when the accident itself was someone else’s fault, you understandably want justice.
Our experienced Hudson personal injury lawyers can help. At Florin Gray, we represent accident victims who are still struggling to recover from their experience. We can negotiate with an insurance company or file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. While money alone cannot undo the damage you have suffered, it can provide you with a financial foundation to rebuild.
How Do Personal Injury Cases Work in Florida?
A Florida personal injury case is rooted in the principle of negligence. This means that the plaintiff must prove that the defendant violated some legal duty of care. In the context of a car or truck accident, for example, the defendant violates a duty of care by ignoring traffic laws or driving recklessly and thus causing an accident.
Florida is also a comparative negligence state. A defendant can argue the plaintiff was partially–or even completely–at-fault for the accident. If the case goes to trial, it is then up to a judge or jury to apportion relative fault among the parties. Florida follows a “pure” comparative negligence rule. Basically, a plaintiff can still recover some damages even if the defendant was only 1 percent responsible for the accident.
It is also important to note that Florida has a no-fault insurance system in car accidents. Your own insurance company is required to provide certain personal injury protection (PIP) coverage following a covered accident. But if you suffered a serious injury, such as permanent disfigurement or the loss of a bodily function, you can step outside of the no-fault system and sue the negligent driver directly.
Indeed, PIP coverage benefits are often quite limited. In a personal injury claim you can seek a much broader range of compensation. This includes damages to cover all of your medical bills, lost income, diminished future earning capacity, and even your pain and suffering. In some cases you may even be entitled to seek punitive damages against a defendant whose actions were especially egregious.
Contact Florin Gray Today
Florida has a four-year statute of limitations for most personal injury claims. This limitations period usually begins on the date of your accident or injury. And while four years sounds like more than enough time, the reality is that many personal injury claims require an extended period of investigation and negotiation with insurance companies. So the sooner you begin the process, the more time you leave yourself to fully explore all of your options.
Our skilled Hudson personal injury lawyers can review your case and advise you on the appropriate course of action. So if you have been seriously injured in an accident and need legal advice, contact Florin Gray, today to schedule a free consultation.