When you’re injured in an accident, you may be wondering if you should file a personal injury claim. It can be a difficult decision to make, especially if you’re unsure of the process or your rights as an injured party. Having the right legal guidance can make a huge difference in the outcome of your claim. The lawyers at Hicks & Motto can help assess your case and guide you through the process.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a legal action you take against someone else who caused you injury or harm. This could be an accident involving a car, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle, a slip and fall, a product defect, or a wrongful death. In Florida, you must prove “negligence” in order to have a valid personal injury claim. In other words, you must prove that the other party was at fault for your injury.
What Are The Damages You Can Recover?
In a personal injury claim, you can recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Depending on the facts of your case, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the other party for their negligence.
How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?
The best way to determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. At Hicks & Motto, our experienced attorneys will review the facts of your case and evaluate your potential claim. We will explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
What Information Do I Need to File a Personal Injury Claim?
When filing a personal injury claim, you will need to provide information about the incident. This includes information about the other party, such as their name, address, and insurance information. You will also need to provide information about your injuries, such as medical bills and proof of lost wages.
What is the Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Claim?
In Florida, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. It is important to act quickly, as evidence can fade over time and the other party’s insurance company may refuse to pay your claim if it is filed too late.
How Can Hicks & Motto Help?
At Hicks & Motto, we understand the complexities of personal injury law and we have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the process. Our knowledgeable attorneys will review the facts of your case and help you understand the legal options available to you. We will work hard to recover the maximum compensation for your losses.
Contact Hicks & Motto Today
If you have been injured in an accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Hicks & Motto. Our attorneys will review the facts of your case and help you determine whether you can file a personal injury claim. When it’s time to file your claim, our team will guide you through the process and negotiate with the insurance company so you receive the maximum compensation for your losses. Contact us today and let us help you get the justice you deserve.