Accidents happen, but when someone else is responsible for causing your injuries, you may be able to hold them accountable and recover full compensation for your losses. If you are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of pursuing litigation, you aren’t alone. Many accident survivors find the prospect of going to court intimidating, but with our firm by your side, you can feel confident in your decision.
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we are dedicated to advocating for the rights of our clients. Whether facing a large insurance company or heading to trial, our ultimate goal is to help you get the most out of your claim and move forward with your life in the process. Overcoming an accident is never easy, but your experienced Hollywood, FL personal injury lawyer will be by your side every step of the way.
When to File a Personal Injury Claim
Accident survivors often don’t know whether they have the right to pursue a civil lawsuit. In many cases, they don’t want to put time and energy into a claim if it isn’t going to be successful. Makes sense, right?
But, when you have suffered serious injuries in an accident and someone else is to blame, why should you be stuck covering the costs? You shouldn’t. The at-fault party should be compelled to compensate you for the harm they’ve inflicted on your life.
In most cases, there are several elements you must prove:
- Injury: You must prove that you were injured and that your injuries led to measurable damages. “Damages” is a legal term that refers to the collective economic and noneconomic losses you have suffered as a result of your injuries.
- Duty of Care: You must also prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care. This means that they had a legal obligation to act in a certain way to prevent injury or avoid taking certain actions that could cause foreseeable injury.
- Breach: You will need to prove that the defendant breached, or failed to uphold, the duty of care. This is most often evidenced through negligent or wrongful conduct, including intentional infliction of injury or harm.
- Causation: To have a successful case, you must show the connection between the defendant’s conduct and your injuries. In other words, you must prove that the defendant’s negligent or wrongful actions or omissions were the proximate cause of your injuries and damages.
If you can prove that someone else was to blame for the accident or incident that caused your injuries, you likely have a personal injury case. We encourage you to reach out to our team at Fischer Redavid PLLC right away to learn how our attorneys can help build your case.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Florida Personal Injury Cases?
In addition to knowing whether you have a case, it is important that you understand the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Florida. The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time you have to file your claim in court. Once this deadline has passed, the defendant’s counsel can file a motion to dismiss, and the court will almost certainly decline to hear your claim.
In most cases, the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Florida is four years from the date of injury. When the injury is not immediately discovered, the plaintiff may have four years from the date of discovery (the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered) to file their lawsuit.
Civil lawsuits not based on negligence are subject to a two-year statute of limitations in Florida, as are wrongful death lawsuits. Other exceptions apply, including certain cases involving minors. Whether you believe the statute of limitations has expired in your case, or you wish to take immediate action after an accident or injury, we recommend that you contact our firm right away for a free consultation.
How a Hollywood, FL Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
Technically, you are under no obligation to have legal representation to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, having one could make a big difference in the outcome of your claim.
Most injury victims do not have the necessary legal education or experience to understand the claims process. Plus, you may still be recuperating from your injuries and don’t have the energy to manage both.
An attorney from our firm can help you by:
- Discussing your legal rights and options during a free consultation
- Conducting an independent investigation into the accident or injury-causing incident
- Working with accident reconstructionists and other experts to obtain evidence and testimonies
- Handling all communication with the insurance company and/or opposing counsel
- Answering your questions and addressing any concerns you may have
- Negotiating with the insurance company or liable party for a fair settlement
- Preparing you and your case for litigation and, if necessary, trial
- Aggressively advocating for your rights and best interests, in and out of the courtroom
During this difficult time in your life, it may be in your best interests to retain an attorney who can give your case the attention it deserves. Your attorney will be responsible for investigating culpability, gathering evidence, negotiating with the insurance company, and ensuring that every loss is accounted for to help maximize your injury settlement.
We assist clients with all types of personal injury cases, including those involving:
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth defects
- Bone fractures
- Brain injuries
- Bus accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Negligent security
- Prison injuries
- Product liability
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
Reach out to our firm today to learn more about the types of cases we handle and how we can help you get back on your feet after a serious accident or injury.
Meet with Our Hollywood, FL Personal Injury Lawyers
If you are interested in learning more about how a respected personal injury lawyer from Fischer Redavid PLLC can help you pick up the pieces of your life, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to further discuss the individual details of your case. We provide all personal injury legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket fees when you hire our firm. Instead, we only collect legal fees and other litigation-related expenses if/when we recover a settlement or verdict for you.
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$11.9 Million Settlement
Civil Rights / Pretrial Detainee / Medical Negligence
Our law firm obtained a global settlement of $11.9 Million from multiple at-fault parties, including corporations and government agencies, for our client who was a pretrial detainee in a county jail and the victim of medical negligence and deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
$5 Million Settlement
Car Accident / Wrongful Death / Serious Bodily Injury
Our law firm represented a family who suffered a life-altering loss on Christmas Day. The patriarch of the family had recently become a grandfather. When all the family gathered at his house for Christmas festivities, he and his adult son ran out to the local gas station to grab soda and chips.
$5 Million Verdict
Rear-End Collision/ Car Accident
Our client was the rear-seat passenger in a car service arranged to take her back and forth to medical appointments. The driver of her car caused an accident and refused to call 911.
$3 Million Settlement
Truck Crash / Wrongful Death / Serious Bodily Injury
Our law firm represented the estate of one brother who died in a tragic truck crash, and his brother, who survived the crash. The two brothers were on a motorcycle headed home from band practice.
$2.5 Million Verdict
Uber Accident / Traumatic Brain Injury
Our client was a passenger in an Uber that was hit in a March 2018 car accident and suffered injuries. We filed a claim against Progressive insurance company and obtained a verdict of $2.5 million in a trial in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
$2.1 Million Verdict
Slip & Fall/ Child Injury
Our law firm represented a minor child who slipped and fell at a bowling alley while attending a cousin's birthday party. There was concern over her left knee.
Personal injury lawyers, including ours at Fischer Redavid PLLC, provide their legal services on a contingency fee basis. In other words, our legal fees are contingent upon us winning your case. Once we have recovered a settlement or verdict for you, our fees are paid via a percentage of your recovery.
If you were partly to blame, you can still recover compensation. Under Florida’s pure comparative fault rule, you can seek compensation for your injury-related damages as long as you can prove that the other party was at least partially at fault. However, the amount you can recover will be reduced by your at-fault percentage. So, for example, if you are found to be 25% to blame for your injury, you can only recover up to 75% of the total amount you are seeking in damages.
You typically have four years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida court. If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit, or a civil liability lawsuit not based on negligence, you have just two years to bring your claim.
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Your Legal Champions
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our team of personal injury and accident lawyers is equally focused on your legal experience and the results of your case. We want you to feel understood, cared for, and supported through every step of the legal process, from pre-litigation to post-resolution. With our firm, you’re not just a number, you’re a human being, and we’ll treat you that way.