When Can I File a Lawsuit?
Most personal injury claims are based on the idea that another individual or entity was negligent, playing a role in causing the injury. For example, if a doctor failed to order a standard test and that caused a delayed diagnosis of a serious illness, the patient may be able to claim the doctor acted negligently in a lawsuit. Similarly, a car accident victim can claim negligence if the other driver was speeding, intoxicated, or texting while driving.
Several factors go into figuring out whether you do or do not have a personal injury case. How severe is your injury? How avoidable was this injury, and did you have any fault in it?
We do a thorough investigation into these questions and more to determine your case, and how much you could potentially get in damages. Damages you can get compensated for include current and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering, both physically and emotionally.
Something else to take into account when considering when to file a lawsuit is the statute of limitations. Florida’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims is four years; medical malpractice, on the other hand, has a 2 year limit to file a claim. It’s important to contact us as soon as possible about your case; depending on your case, the investigation into it can be lengthy. You want to be prepared.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
At Morgan & Morgan, we believe that all people should be able to access superior legal resources regardless of their income. That’s why our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. That means we don’t receive a fee unless we successfully get you compensation, whether through a settlement or a verdict by a judge or jury. Our fee is generally a percentage of your settlement or verdict, and we don’t charge hourly fees for consultations.
How Much Can I Win in Compensation?
The amount of compensation you can be awarded depends heavily on severity of your case. Some clients can get thousands of dollars; others can get well into the millions. To get an estimate of what your case could be worth, contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case consultation.
If you or a loved one was recently injured in an accident because of the negligence, recklessness, or malpractice of another, complete our free case evaluation form to learn how our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers may be able to help you.