Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys
When someone causes you an injury, you have the right to pursue a civil case against them to recover the compensation to which you are entitled. To represent you during your civil case and ensure that your personal injury claim is guided through the civil system, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. At the offices of Moses & Rooth, we care about you, and have the legal knowledge and history of success you expect when hiring a lawyer. We handle all types of personal injury claims, including slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice cases, premises liability cases, amusement park accident, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and more.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Alcohol-Related Accidents
- Auto/Car Accidents
- Amusement Park Injury
- Boating Accidents
- Compensation for Unpaid Wages
- Dog Bites
- Filing a Claim After an Auto Accident
- Medical Expenses
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premise Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Florida Personal Injury Laws
Before you file your personal injury case in Florida courts, it is important to have an understanding of the laws surrounding the civil system. Some things with which to familiarize yourself include:
- Florida’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim;
- The four elements of a personal injury claim;
- What negligence is and how to prove it;
- Florida’s comparative fault laws; and
- The types of damages you can recover in a personal injury claim.
One of the most important things to pay attention to is Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury actions, which governs the amount of time that you have to pursue a civil action after you are injured. In Florida, statute 95.11 limits this time to four years.
You should also ask your attorney about comparative fault laws in Florida, which diminish the amount of damages that a plaintiff can recover if they are found to be partially at fault for the accident in proportion to their degree of fault. However, fault on the part of the plaintiff does not bar recovery.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Suit?
Surely, before you file a personal injury claim, you will want to know what types of damages you may be able to recover. The state of Florida allows you to seek compensation for all of your economic and noneconomic losses caused by the negligence of another party, including:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be recoverable. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for their reprehensible actions, and are capped at $500,000 or three times the amount of compensatory damages.
The Advantages of Working with a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer
Filing a personal injury claim on your own can be both confusing and exhausting. Unless you have a firm knowledge of the law and the resources to build your case, it is within your best interest to work with an attorney. An experienced attorney will:
- Investigate your case;
- Organize all evidence related to your case, including witness interviews and medical data;
- Hire experts to testify on your behalf;
- File your claim;
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters;
- Assess your damages; and
- Litigate if settlement is impossible.
Contact Us Today
At the law offices of Moses & Rooth, we work on a contingency fee basis so that you never have to worry about being able to afford our services. To schedule your free consultation with our law offices today, contact us online or by phone. We offer appointments at times and locations that are convenient for you.