Elements of a Florida Personal Injury Claim
Filing a Florida personal injury claim is an effective legal option in trying to pursue compensation for your accident injuries. However, it involves complex stages that may result in days or even months of negotiating with the insurance company and possibly court proceedings if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
A typical Florida personal injury claim may involve the following stages:
- Filing the claim with the court – your Ft. Lauderdale accident attorney will file a petition with the court in which the defendant will be identified, as well as your reason for filing a claim;
- Gathering the necessary evidence to prove the other party’s negligence – Florida uses the comparative negligence rule, which means you may still receive compensation even if you are partly at fault for the accident;
- Going to trial – if your Florida personal injury case is not settled out of court, then it will go to trial where a judge and/or jury will examine evidence from both sides; and
- Reaching a verdict and/or settlement – a verdict will be announced after a judge and/or jury has examined the case, including the settlement amount.
An experienced Ft. Lauderdale accident attorney can help you better understand each stage of a Florida personal injury claim and work toward a fair and comprehensive out-of-court settlement.
Contacting a Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney
After being involved in a traumatic accident, you should not have to exacerbate the situation by worrying about court proceedings. If another person’s negligence caused you to incur serious injuries in an accident, you should consult a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney.
An experienced attorney at Ellsley Sobol, P.L. can help you file a personal injury claim and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a no cost case review – 954-888-7720 or toll-free 888-258-6914.