Hamilton County Personal Injury Attorney
Millions of people are injured in Florida alone every year. Injuries can happen anywhere and at any time. You could be injured in your home or at work. You may slip and fall in the grocery store, at a restaurant, or outside on a sidewalk or in a parking lot. You could be involved in a car accident while running errands.
If these injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, then you have the right to file a claim against the liable party and recover compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact a Hamilton County personal injury attorney at Meldon Law to start the process.
Causes of Personal Injury
You can get injured in a number of ways. Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury. These accidents happen every day and affect millions of people in the United States every year. Car crashes can happen in the form of rollovers, T-bone crashes, head-on collisions, rear-end accidents, and more. The injuries involved can range from scratches and bruises to disability, paralysis, and even death.
Some other common types of personal injury include:
- Semi truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Train accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slips and falls
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Birth trauma
- Assault/other crimes
These accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, such as:
- Head trauma
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal injuries and organ damage
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
To prove negligence in a Florida personal injury claim, you must be able to establish the following four elements:
- The other party owed you a duty of reasonable care.
- They breached this duty.
- This breach directly caused your injuries.
- The injury caused you to suffer damages and losses.
In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. This means that you have four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. There are two exceptions: medical malpractice and wrongful death claims. In these cases, you have just two years to file a claim.
Because of these strict timelines, you should file a claim as soon as possible. If you wait too long, you could lose out on your rights to compensation.
Contact a Hamilton County Personal Injury Attorney Today
Personal injuries can vary widely from scratches to bruises to catastrophic injuries such as broken bones, paralysis, and even death. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, make sure to seek legal help to protect your legal rights.
A Hamilton County personal injury attorney at Meldon Law can assess your case and get you the compensation you deserve. We’ll help you recover physically and financially so you can get your life back on track. Give us a call at (800) 373-8000 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.