Palm City Personal Injury
In the wake of serious injuries come stress, anxiety, and frustration. How do you continue paying the bills if you cannot work until you have fully recovered? How long will it take to secure a settlement from the liable party? And how do you go about finding an accident lawyer who can help you navigate the claims process?
Victims of personal injury and wrongful death can get the answers to these questions—and others like them—by turning to the Palm City injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston. We provide the compassionate touch of a small firm with the resources and experience of a large practice.
After evaluating your case for free, an accident attorney on our team will help you determine the most strategic way to proceed. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a consultation.Types of Cases Our Palm City Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
There are countless ways to sustain serious injuries as you go about your day. Even those who do not hold especially dangerous jobs or participate in extreme sports are at risk of getting into a car accident every time they get behind the wheel.
Fortunately, our Palm City personal injury attorneys have an extensive background in tort claims involving myriad scenarios, including:
- Bicycle accidents;
- Boating accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Elder abuse;
- Nursing home neglect and abuse;
- Drunk driving accidents;
- Wrongful death;
- Premises liability; and
- Workplace accidents.
If your claim is successful, your monetary award may include enough compensation to cover the damages you have already incurred and will incur as a result of the liable party’s negligence. Besides direct financial losses such as medical bills and lost income, your claim can also include non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, as well as future damages such as loss of earning capacity.
The following damages may be recovered in Florida personal injury claims:
- Past medical bills;
- Future healthcare expenses;
- Vehicle repairs;
- Lost income and benefits;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Disfigurement and physical impairment;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Emotional distress.
In certain cases, accident victims may also be able to recover punitive damages. These damages do not compensate the plaintiff for any incurred costs but, rather, punish the defendant for especially negligent, reckless, or malicious behavior.Deadlines for Filing Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is usually four years from the date of the incident, but there are several exceptions. For example, victims of medical malpractice have just two years to file a suit. If you want to sue a government entity, you have three years to file the lawsuit; however, after notifying the agency, you must wait for an investigative period of 180 days to pass before filing suit.Speak with a Palm City Personal Injury Lawyer Today!
If you were hurt in an unexpected accident due to another person’s recklessness or negligence, contact Donaldson & Weston to discuss your case. Our personal injury attorneys will help you gather evidence to prove fault and damages. Call 772-266-5555 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with one of our accident lawyers in Palm City.