When you are seriously injured in an accident or lose a loved one due to another person or party’s negligence, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind—and reasonably so! With everything else on your plate—from securing proper medical care to managing daily expenses while you are out of work to easing the physical and emotional pain and suffering you are going through—finding an attorney and navigating the legal process can seem like another burden.
However, by law, you are entitled to file a personal injury claim and seek fair compensation for your damages when they were caused by someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct. Financial compensation cannot undo what you have been through, but it can provide you with the resources you need to heal.
By filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Ongoing treatments and future medical costs
- Lost income/wages
- Future lost earnings
- Lost earning capacity due to disability
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Property damage
You should not have to face the consequences of someone else’s poor choices on your own. Instead, allow our experienced legal team to handle the details of your case and fight for the maximum recovery you are owed while you focus on getting back on your feet.
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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!
Like other states, Florida has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims. This means that you have a limited time to bring a claim or file a lawsuit after being injured or losing a loved one.
In most cases, you have four years from the date of the accident and/or injury to bring a personal injury claim in the state of Florida. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. When you do not “discover” your injury immediately, the statute of limitations may extend to four years from the date on which you discovered or reasonably should have discovered your injury. Additionally, in the event of wrongful death, you only have two years from the date of death to bring your claim.
Other exceptions that may affect how long you have to file a claim include when:
- The injury resulted from medical malpractice
- The injury was caused by a defective product
- A person is injured due to assault/battery
- A person is injured at work and is covered by workers’ compensation
- The injured party was a minor at the time of the injury
- The liable party is a government entity
- The injury involves childhood sexual abuse
In any case, it is important that you work quickly so that evidence is not lost. We recommend that you contact an Orange Park personal injury lawyer at our firm right away to learn more about the deadline to file your specific claim and how our team can help you get started.
Because your time to file a claim is limited, you should not wait to contact the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. The sooner you reach out to our team, the sooner we can begin gathering evidence and building your case.
We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay any out-of-pocket expenses and we only collect attorneys’ fees if/when we win your case. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you will always be connected with a real, live person when you call.