North Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Even in peaceful, beautiful places like North Palm Beach, accidents happen. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s carelessness, get in touch with a North Palm Beach injury lawyer.
A serious accident rarely leaves you unscathed. Whether it’s through financial, physical, or emotional losses, you will likely be paying for your injuries for some time. If you didn’t cause the accident, this realization is especially painful.
Dealing with the aftermath of an injury can be difficult for those not familiar with the personal injury claim process. Knowing where to go, what to do, and when to do it can take a lot of time and effort—resources you should be spending on getting better.
Fortunately, a North Palm Beach personal injury lawyer from our firm will understand how valuable your time and energy are as you struggle to recover. We’re determined to reduce the burdens you currently face. With our help, you can get yourself back on track.
Your Claim Type
Determining the type of claim you have will be key to getting fair compensation. Some claims are subject to specific Florida statutes. For example, if you’ve been attacked by a dog, you need to know the liability laws involving dog bites, while insurance requirements and negligence laws may be vital to your car accident claim.
When you’re beginning your claim, be sure you’re familiar with the category your case may fall under, such as the following:
- Vehicle Accident – No matter your vehicle type or who collided with you, a crash is a serious, painful matter. Under Florida’s no-fault laws, recovering full compensation can be tricky. This category also includes motorcycle crashes and commercial truck wrecks.
- Medical Malpractice – If you’ve entrusted a doctor or other healthcare professional with your safety, only to be left injured and unable to continue your normal life, you deserve compensation for all the hardships you’ve been put through.
- Wrongful Death – The death of a loved one is never easy to handle, and getting justice for the loss can be just as difficult. Our attorneys understand that, and we’re ready to help get you back on track.
Laws That Will Affect Your Claim
When you’re certain of your claim type, you’ll also need to make sure you understand what laws can and will leave their mark on your North Palm Beach injury claim. In some cases, you could end up with no compensation if you’re not careful.
One of the most important rules to look out for is the statute of limitations. Every accident has a period in which you’ll need to act. In Florida, you have only four years to act on your claim. If you wait any longer, your claim will be dismissed.
You’ll also need to watch for your part in the accident, which the defendant may try to point to. Florida recognizes comparative negligence, which means that any fault on your part will be taken into consideration and could reduce the amount of compensation you receive.
For instance, if you’re found to hold 45 percent of the fault for your slip-and-fall accident, you could lose 45 percent of the compensation awarded to you. Your lawyer can help you avoid any blame the defendant tries to point in your direction.
Contact an Attorney
Between these laws and deadlines and your own injuries, you might feel overwhelmed before you ever file your claim. Our team can help get you through that.
If you’re interested in getting started on your case, give a North Palm Beach personal injury lawyer a call. We offer free consultations so you’ll know exactly what we can bring to your case before you sign anything. Call the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo at 561-659-6366 or fill out the form below.