Wellington Personal Injury
Wellington is the fifth-largest municipality in Palm Beach County, and a city known for its location near the water, numerous parks and outdoor recreation activities, and arts and culture. In short, Wellington is a wonderful place to live, especially for those who want to enjoy the benefits of a smaller, quieter neighborhood while also maintaining access to a bigger city. Of course, though, those living in Wellington are just as much at risk of injury as are those living in other parts of our state. If you have been seriously harmed due to another’s negligence, our personal injury lawyers are here to support you. Call us directly today for the guidance and representation you need.
- Boat Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury action is a type of civil claim that is filed when the negligence or wrongdoing of one person leads to the harm of another. If the claimant/plaintiff (the injured party) can prove that their injuries would not have occurred but for the defendant’s wrongdoing or negligence, then the defendant will be held liable for damages. Types of damages, or compensation, that are recoverable in a personal injury claim include:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Future expenses associated with the injury;
- Property damage costs; and
- Noneconomic losses, such as the value of a victim’s pain, suffering, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life.
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
While recovering monetary compensation for your losses may be essential for your future, you do not have an unlimited amount of time to take action after being seriously injured. Under Florida Statutes Section 95.11, you only have four years from the date of your injuries to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, you should initiate the claims process earlier than this, as you will only file a lawsuit if you cannot reach a settlement out of court.
How a Wellington Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have been seriously injured and you think that someone else is to blame, you may be confused and overwhelmed by the prospect of filing a claim, and may be unsure of where to start. By scheduling a consultation with a Wellington personal injury lawyer, you’re taking the first steps to get the support you need. An attorney will review your case, make a recommendation about how to proceed, and then handle all elements of your case, including investigating your accident, determining negligence, presenting evidence of the defendant’s liability, proving causation and damages, issuing a demand letter, negotiating a settlement offer, and more.
Call Our Personal Injury Law Firm Today
When you have been injured, you may feel hopeless and distraught. But you are not alone. At the office of Smith & Ball Injury Law, our Wellington personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources that your case deserves. Send us a confidential message online or call us directly for your free case consultation. We are here for you.