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While you are at home feeling sore from a recent personal injury, you may be wondering about your next steps. According to Florida personal injury law, if the other party was responsible for causing serious injuries, you can receive compensation from them. An experienced injury attorney can review your injuries and the circumstances of your case and let you know how much compensation you can receive from your Florida personal injury claim.

Florida personal injury attorneys have your back when you’re dealing with severe injuries. Get a free and confidential consultation by speaking to our personal injury law firm. Contact Scott The Lawyer today for a free consultation.

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Types of Damages Available in Personal Injury Cases

There are several types of damages that may be available in personal injury cases. Your compensation depends on the circumstances of the case and the laws of the state where the case is being heard. Here are some of the most common types of damages:

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Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering damages are intended to compensate the injured party for physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury.

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Lost Wages

If the injury causes the injured party to miss work, they may be entitled to recover lost wages. This may include both past and future lost wages.

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Property Damage

If the injury results in damage to the injured party’s property, they may be entitled to recover damages to repair or replace the property.

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Medical Expenses

Your medical bill compensation is meant to cover the injured party for losses and expenses related to the injury. These damages may include medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

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Punitive Damages

Punitive damages may be awarded in cases where the defendant’s behavior was particularly reckless or intentional. These damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future. These are only available if your case goes to court.

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Wrongful Death Damages

In cases where the injury results in the death of the injured party, their family may be entitled to recover damages for wrongful death. These damages may include funeral expenses, lost income, and loss of companionship.

Our Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our law firm is experienced in a wide variety of personal injury cases. This includes the following:

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Auto Accidents

This includes car, motorcycle, and truck accidents. These can be caused by aggressive driving, hit-and-run incidents, and distracted driving.

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Slip and Fall Accidents

Accidents such as these are caused by slipping, tripping, or stumbling on a surface.

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Medical Malpractice

This is caused by negligence or error on the part of medical professionals that leads to harm or injury to a patient.

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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is any physical or emotional harm, neglect, or mistreatment of elderly residents in nursing homes or care facilities.

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Workplace Injuries

These are accidents or injuries sustained by workers on the job, often due to unsafe working conditions.

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Amusement Ride Accidents

This refers to accidents or injuries sustained by riders on amusement park rides or attractions.

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Animal Bites

Animal bites are personal injuries caused by bites or attacks from domestic or wild animals.

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Aviation Accidents

These accidents or crashes involve planes or other aircraft.

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Boat and Cruise Ship Accidents

Accidents or incidents that occur on boats, ships, or other watercraft can be compensated for.

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Burn Accidents

This includes injuries caused by fire, heat, or chemical burns.

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Catastrophic Injuries

Head and brain injuries, spinal cord wounds, amputations, and more are considered catastrophic, resulting in long-term damages.

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Defective Products

These are products that are dangerous, faulty, or malfunctioning, leading to harm or injury to users.

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Electrical Shock Accidents

Electric shock accidents are often due to faulty wiring or unsafe electrical equipment.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries or fatalities due to the lack of protection for riders.

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Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents can result in catastrophic consequences due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicles involved.

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Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a legal term for a death caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional harm, with potential legal implications.

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Head and Brain Injury

Head and brain injuries can result in a range of cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments, with potential long-term effects on a person’s quality of life.

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Mass torts involve multiple plaintiffs who have suffered similar harm from a common defendant, with significant legal and financial implications.

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If you’re facing legal issues and need guidance, call our office today for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Why Hire Scott the Lawyer

Our personal injury lawyers have specialized knowledge and expertise in handling all types of personal injury cases. They can provide legal guidance, advice, and representation to help victims obtain compensation for their losses, navigate complex legal procedures, and protect their rights and interests.

Additionally, personal injury lawyers can help negotiate with insurance companies, gather evidence, and build a strong case on behalf of their clients. This will help you achieve better outcomes and higher settlements.

Common Florida Personal Injury FAQs

Here are some common questions and answers related to personal injury:

What is a personal injury?

Personal injury is a legal term used to describe an injury to a person’s body, mind, or emotions, as opposed to damage to property. This injury can be caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another party, such as in a car accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice.

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

To have a personal injury case, you must have suffered an injury as a result of another party’s negligence or intentional actions. You must be able to prove that the other party had a duty to act reasonably and that they breached that duty, resulting in your injuries. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you determine whether you have a valid case.

How much is my personal injury case worth?

The value of a personal injury case depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and other damages you have suffered. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you evaluate your case and determine its value.

What should I do if I am injured in an accident?

If you are injured in an accident, you should seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not think your injuries are severe. You should also document the accident and any injuries by taking photos, collecting witness statements, and filing a police report if applicable. Speak with a personal injury attorney to understand your legal options.

How long will it take to resolve my personal injury case?

The length of time it takes to resolve a personal injury case depends on a variety of factors, including the complexity of the case, the severity of your injuries, and the willingness of the other party to negotiate a settlement. Some cases can be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take years to reach a resolution.

Should I accept the insurance company's settlement offer?

Before you agree to a lump sum offer, speak with a personal injury attorney before accepting any settlement offer from an insurance company. Insurance companies often make lowball offers in an attempt to settle the case quickly and for less than it is worth. Our law firm can help you evaluate the offer and negotiate a fair settlement.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims varies depending on your case and is generally a maximum of four years in the state of Florida. You have limited time to file a claim after the accident or injury occurred. Speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you meet all necessary deadlines.

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We offer Free Consultation and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we recover any money.

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Scott J. Senft - South Florida's Top Personal Injury Attorney

Was born in Brooklyn, NewYork. He received his Bachelor of Science from University of Florida in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law in 1991.

For over 32 years, The Law Offices of Scott J Senft have served South Florida as one of the top personal injury law firms.  If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of accident, do not hesitate to reach out immediately.
What should I do if I was involved in a motor vehicle accident and have suffered injuries? 
If you have been involved in any type of accident, whether its a car, truck, pedestrian, or motorcycle accident, where an injury has occurred, do not hesitate to contact us. You can call us anytime of the day, including weekends. With decades of experience in this field, attorney Scott Jay Senft has a track-record of achieving incredibly favorable compensation on behalf of injured clients. Our goal is to return peace of mind by attaining compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.  Contact one of South Florida's top auto accident lawyers today for a free consult.

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