Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
Accidents typically happen when you least expect them. Florida law allows accident victims to recover compensation if their injury was the result of someone else’s negligence. The attorneys at Pro Accident Lawyers specialize in Florida personal injury law and have a deep understanding of the state’s legal system. You can expect dedicated and compassionate representation from our Florida personal injury lawyers.
What Is the New Personal Injury Law in Florida?
In 2023, significant alterations were introduced to personal injury law in the state of Florida. The current governor, Ron DeSantis, signed HB 837 into law and endorsed multiple revisions to the Florida Statute, which have now become law. The new provisions affect many areas of personal injury law in a bid to reduce bad faith claims against insurers, making it more important for victims to obtain experienced legal representation.
New Personal Injury Provisions and Statutes
These are the new provisions in the freshly enacted legislation signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on March 24, 2023:
- Statute of Limitations: The deadline to file a personal injury lawsuit has been shortened from four years to only two.
- Modified Comparative Negligence: Under the new modified comparative fault model, a plaintiff cannot recover damages, even for severe or catastrophic injuries, if they are more than 50% at fault.
- Attorney Fees: Removal of the obligation for bad faith insurers to cover plaintiffs’ attorney fees, with exceptions applying only in highly restricted circumstances.
- Premises Liability Claims: Noteworthy reductions in the potential damage awards for defendants involved in negligent security actions.
- Medical Damages: Significant changes to types of admissible evidence for medical damages.
What Percentage of Personal Injury Cases Go to Trial in Florida?
In Florida, the percentage of personal injury claims that go to trial can vary depending on factors such as the specific type of injury, strength of evidence, and the willingness of both parties to negotiate a settlement.
Approximately 95% of personal injury claims are settled out of court, meaning that only 5% of cases end up going to trial. The experienced attorneys at Pro Accident Lawyers prepare a personal injury case to be ready for trial while aiming for a satisfactory settlement. We are known for our aggressive and result-oriented representation.
Insurance companies often recognize our reputation of fighting tirelessly to ensure you receive maximum compensation for serious injuries, which can make them more willing to settle fairly.
Florida Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury
The Florida Statute of Limitations for personal injury cases is now reduced from four years to two years. This means that if you or someone you love has been in an accident, such as a car accident or slip and fall, you have only two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. The shorter statute of limitations means you need to take action right away and speak with a seasoned Florida personal injury lawyer without delay.
About Our Law Firm
Pro Accident Lawyers is a mid-sized injury law firm where personal connections with clients are valued. In just two decades, our outstanding success rate has proved that our legal strategies are highly effective. Under the guidance of R. Jack Clapp (Senior Litigation Counsel), we leave no stone unturned to recover the largest possible compensation for our clients.
Our relentless dedication to justice for injury victims and our impressive record of settlements and verdicts have earned us a reputation of trust among clients across Florida and beyond.
What to Expect from Our Attorneys
- Personalized Legal Support: Our attorneys provide individualized assistance, taking time to understand your case and concerns.
- Strong Advocacy: Expect vigorous representation aimed at acquiring maximum compensation with a focus on results, especially in medical malpractice cases.
- Transparency: We maintain transparency regarding all fees and costs associated with our services, keeping you informed throughout the process.
- Medical Knowledge: Our attorneys collaborate with medical experts to ensure the best care and strong medical evidence for your case.
- Proven Success: Our track record of success in various personal injury claims is a testament to our legal acumen.
- Compassionate Approach: As a family-operated firm, we approach your case with compassion, considering your well-being a top priority.
- Dedicated Representation: We are committed to fighting for your rights and obtaining the compensation you are entitled to, regardless of the complexity of personal injury law.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
A Florida personal injury lawyer has the experience and legal knowledge to understand the unique complexities and regulations involved in tort law. These are a few ways a dedicated attorney at Pro Accident Lawyers can help your personal injury claim:
- Maximized Compensation: We work to obtain the highest possible compensation for your case.
- Skilled Negotiators: Our attorneys handle negotiations effectively, protecting your interests. We make sure your rights are protected during the process.
- Strategic Approach: Our lawyers investigate, gather evidence, and build a strong case.
- Trial Experience: If needed, your attorney will represent you in court with confidence.
- Time and Stress Relief: Personal injury lawyers manage the legal process, allowing you to focus on recovery.
- Resource Access: Our lawyers have connections to experts who can bolster your case.
When you choose Pro Accident Lawyers, you choose skilled and experienced attorneys who are committed to your well-being and will fight relentlessly on your behalf. Our practice areas are vast and varied. Get in touch with us today.
What Factors Can Affect Personal Injury Cases in Florida?
Case elements that impact personal injury lawsuits include type and severity of injury, strength of evidence, comparative negligence, liability determination, and witness credibility. Legal considerations, like your choice of lawyer and relevant statute of limitations, will impact the outcome of your claim too.
Choose a Proven Personal Injury Lawyer to Protect Your Rights
The experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at Pro Accident Lawyers are ready to help you, advocate for your rights, and work toward achieving the best possible outcome for you. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and assess its merits.
Our goal is to provide you with robust legal representation and ensure that your right to maximum compensation is protected. To set up your free consultation, call (503) 858-9048 or reach us online.