Many Miami area residents are involved in accidents each year that lead to serious injuries. Whether a person has been injured at work, in a slip and fall accident, because of a defective product, in a car accident or any other situation, these injuries are unexpected. An unexpected injury can also be expensive, with unexpected medical expenses and being out of work.
If a person has suffered an unexpected injury due to no fault of their own in Florida, they may wonder what their next step should be. Families may wonder how they may be able to afford thousands of dollars of medical expenses and how they will recover the wages that may have been lost because of the accident.
In Florida, a person has four years to file a personal injury lawsuit from the date of injury. A medical malpractice lawsuit has a two-year statute of limitations. If a person has suffered injuries due to the negligence of another person, they may want to get more information about personal injury law. Doing so can help an injured victim determine a personal injury timeline and see if a lawsuit is the proper course of action. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
An unexpected injury can deeply affect a family in Florida. It is important to know the statute of limitations in Florida personal injury cases. Those who are injured by a negligent party may have the legal right to hold negligent parties responsible.