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Florida Personal Injury Attorneys

Have you been injured in the state of Florida because of someone else’s negligence? If so, you should consult a Florida personal injury attorney to learn if you can seek compensation.

Injuries can affect you both in the short term and long term. A personal injury can a affect your ability to perform your job and you can experience lost wages. An attorney who’s familiar with personal injury law can help access your legal rights.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

According to Avvo, Florida has over 8,000 licensed personal injury attorneys. When you’re hurt in an accident, should you decide to pursue a claim, you must use one licensed in the state where you’re injured.

The most common personal injury accidents are automobile accidents and slip and fall accidents. You’ll want the services of an experienced and local personal injury attorney who’s handled many of these types of accidents.

This is because they’ll be familiar with the statutes relating to personal injury in Florida. An attorney who is well versed in the law will also understand how your legal claim may change, depending on whether your claim is against an individual or a government entity.

For instance, if you’re involved in an accident with a Tampa Teco Line Streetcar, your rights can change dramatically. Don’t settle an accident before an attorney evaluates your case. An insurance company may try to offer you less than your claim is worth.

An experienced personal injury attorney understands your legal rights and can help you obtain a fair settlement for your case. This means getting enough to pay for all of your medical expenses related to your accident and loss of income. You may also be entitled to reimbursement for any emotional stress your accident has caused you.

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How to File Your Claim

Remember, you should speak with an attorney first to ensure that you have a valid claim. Once they’ve verified that you do indeed have a claim, your case will need to be filed in the county courthouse where your accident took place.
Below are three of the major courthouses in the state:

Jacksonville:

Duval County Courthouse
501 West Adams St.
Jacksonville, FL
Hours: Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Miami:

Miami-Dade Courthouse
73 W. Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
Hours: Monday thru Friday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tampa:

Hillsborough County Courthouse
401 N Jefferson St #516
Tampa, FL 33602
Hours: Monday thru Friday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

You may prefer to have an attorney file your case for you. After all, they’re experienced in navigating the court system and can serve you well. They can also assist you if the courthouse you need to file your claim isn’t listed here.

Don’t Delay – Consult an Attorney Today

It’s important to remember that Florida has a statute of limitations of four years from the date of the accident to file a case. However, each personal injury case is different. You may have more or less time, depending on your particular circumstances.
Fill out our Free Case Evaluation so that we can help you find an attorney that’s right for your case. The right personal injury attorney can help you to evaluate your case and reach a fair settlement for you. An attorney doesn’t charge you anything up front for a personal injury case. They only receive compensation if you win your case.

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