Delray Beach Personal Injury
Personal injuries can be devastating, no matter when or how they happen. Beyond the sheer pain and suffering of an injury, accidents can also lead to substantial financial costs. A serious injury can result in costly medical bills and an extensive recovery time, if a full recovery is even possible. For many personal injury victims, the injury is so serious that working becomes difficult or impossible. As such, on top of expensive hospital bills and medical costs, a personal injury victim will also suffer financially due to lost wages. Many personal injuries in Florida occur because of another party’s negligent or careless behavior.
If you were injured and another party may be at fault, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about your options for seeking compensation.
Personal Injury Cases in Delray Beach, Florida
Our experienced Delray Beach personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of cases, including but not limited to the following:
- Boat Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
If you or someone you loved suffered a serious personal injury because of someone else’s reckless actions or negligent inaction, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. We represent clients in many different kinds of personal injury lawsuits, and we can discuss your options with you for moving forward with a claim for compensation.
Statute of Limitations in Florida Personal Injury Cases
Every personal injury case will have a statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time you have to file a claim. UnderFlorida law, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within four years from the date of the accident or injury. However, there are some exceptions, and it is important to discuss the specific details of your case with a personal injury attorney in Delray Beach.
Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Most injury victims who file a personal injury case can be eligible to receive compensatory damages. There are two different kinds of compensatory damages: economic and non-economic damages. Both types of damages are intended to compensate a person for losses. However, economic damages compensate for direct financial losses (such as medical bills and lost wages) while non-economic damages compensate for more subjective, intangible losses (such as pain and suffering, or the loss of enjoyment of life).
In some particularly egregious cases, an injured person also may be able to seek punitive damages under Florida law. This type of damages award is intended to punish a defendant for particularly reckless or harmful behavior, and punitive damages are capped at a certain amount. Your personal injury lawyer can provide you with more information.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you were injured, our Delray Beach personal injury lawyers can help. Contact Smith & Ball Injury Law today for more information about filing a claim.