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Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Duval County
Generally speaking, anyone who is injured or suffers harm due to another person or party’s negligent, wrongful, or unlawful actions or inactions may file a personal injury claim. The purpose of filing a civil claim (or lawsuit) is to recover compensation for “damages,” or losses the individual has endured due to the other party’s conduct.
To determine if you have grounds for a personal injury claim, ask yourself the following:
- Did the other person/party have a responsibility (explicit or implied) to take reasonable actions to prevent you from coming to harm?
- Did the other person/party breach that duty of care by acting carelessly, recklessly, negligently, or unlawfully?
- Were you injured or harmed due to the other person/party’s actions (or inactions)? And did you suffer measurable losses, whether economic or non-economic?
To bring a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove all of the above elements. Our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers can help you determine if you have grounds for a claim and, if so, can immediately begin building the strongest possible case on your behalf.
When another person or company’s negligence causes you harm, you have the right to take legal action. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we have multiple offices located throughout Florida and Georgia to better assist those who have been injured due to the negligent or wrongful actions of someone else.
No matter how complex your situation may be, you can rely on our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers for compassionate, client-focused representation and aggressive advocacy tailored to your needs. We know that every case is different, which is why we provide individualized legal strategies and personal attention to each and every client.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Florida?
According to the Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a), the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Florida is four years. The statute of limitations is a law which limits how long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim before they lose their legal right to do so.
More specifically, this means you have four years from the date your injury was inflicted to file your claim, or you will lose your right to file along with your right to pursue compensation. It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this time limit. The most notable exceptions include:
- If the injury victim was a minor at the time the accident occurred
- If the alleged negligent party leaves the state before a claim can be filed
- If the alleged negligent party intentionally tried to conceal their identity
The statute of limitations has a big impact on your ability to file a claim so it’s important to speak to an attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!
We are available 24/7 and you will always speak to a real, live person when you call. Get in touch with us today at (855) 933-3881 to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney.
Back Injury $3.5 Million
After a trial, we obtained a verdict of 3.5 million for our client that sustained low back injuries requiring two surgeries and a lifetime of pain management.
Commercial Vehicle Accident $3.50 Million
Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident which led to spinal fusion surgery requiring a spinal cord stimulator.
Long-Term Injuries $2.5 Million
We obtained a $2.5 million verdict for our client that suffered a fractured arm and leg, necessitating surgery, as well as spinal injuries requiring long-term pain management for spinal injuries.
Auto Accident $2.16 Million
We obtained a verdict for our client who sustained spinal injuries in an accident that required spinal fusion surgery.
Auto Accident $1.95 Million
We obtained a $1.95 million verdict for a client who sustained spinal injuries in an auto accident which required a lifetime of pain management and need for future surgery.
Motorcycle Crash $1.45 Million
Our client was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,450,000.
Commercial Vehicle Accident $1.30 Million
Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,300,000.
Apartment Complex Slip & Fall $1.0 Million
Our client sustained injuries after falling in an apartment complex. We were able to recover $1,000,000.
Product Liability $1.0 Million
Our client sustained injuries due to a faulty product. We were able to recover $1,000,000.
Semi-Truck Accident $1.0 Million
We recovered for our client injured in an accident resulting in shoulder and spinal injuries.
The Value of Your Claim
Many people who have suffered serious injuries and significant damages due to an accident or similar event reasonably want to know what their potential personal injury claim is worth. While it is impossible for us (or anyone) to accurately state the value of your claim without first learning the details of your situation, there are certain recoverable damages available in most personal injury cases.
Depending on the specifics of your case, you could be eligible to recover compensation for your:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and other benefits
- Lost future earnings
- Lost or reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Our firm is committed to helping our clients maximize their recoveries and secure the full amount of compensation they are owed for their economic and non-economic damages. We have a proven record of success in handling even the toughest of cases, and we are ready to fight for you and your recovery.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
For a free consultation about your accident and or personal injury claim, contact us now. We answer our phones seven days a week and we are always available to answer your questions. And, remember, no fees or costs to you unless a recovery is made!
Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
While you are not required by law to work with an attorney on your personal injury claim, having an experienced legal team on your side is incredibly invaluable. Most personal injury claims are filed against insurance companies. These companies have their own legal teams that are ready to fight claims and reduce payouts. Often, insurance adjusters will use tricky tactics to get claimants to unwittingly admit fault for an accident or downplay the severity of their injuries. Adjusters also often try to argue that a claimant’s injuries are actually a pre-existing condition and, therefore, the insurance company is not liable for them.
Dealing with the insurance company after an accident can be a nightmare. With the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. on your side, you don’t have to worry about discussing your claim with insurance adjusters or their legal teams whatsoever. Instead, our attorneys will handle everything, allowing you to focus on your physical recovery while we fight for the financial resources you need and deserve.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
We recognize that most individuals who have been involved in an accident are already dealing with numerous unexpected financial challenges. You are likely understandably concerned about the cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer. But at the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we offer contingency fees. This means that you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, our attorneys’ fees are contingent upon them securing compensation for you. If we are unsuccessful, you do not owe a dime.
Request a Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you love has been harmed due to the careless, negligent, or unlawful conduct of another, don’t wait to reach out to our team of experienced personal injury lawyers. We are available to take your call at any time of day or night, every single day of the week. We provide legal services in Spanish, Russian, and German for non-English speaking clients and can answer any questions you may have throughout the legal process.
Take the first step in your recovery today; call us at (855) 933-3881 or submit a free online case evaluation form.