Reasons to Choose Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath as Your Personal Injury Attorneys
Common Types of Personal Injuries
When you sustain a cut on your skin, it is called a laceration. Most lacerations require minimal medical care to fix. Sometimes butterfly bandages to hold the wound closed, a band-aid for small ones, or a few stitches. But when lacerations break through the skin and damage the tissue internally, it can lead to all kinds of complications from infection to amputation or even death.
Personal Injury Questions and Answers
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer from Lytal, Reither, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath will protect your rights, ensure you’re receiving the maximum compensation possible, and front the cost of your personal injury so you don’t have to. We only take cases that we believe we can win, so if we take your case, you can rest assured that we believe we will win.
What do I do when an insurance company calls me about my injury?
If an insurance company calls you about your personal injury, be careful what you say. The insurance adjuster for the entity or person responsible for your injury will be trying to do two things.
- Give you the least amount of money possible.
- Attribute some of the blame to you.
By doing the second, the insurance adjuster accomplishes the first much more easily. If they call you, refuse to give a recorded statement and give short answers. Then, contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to represent you in further discussions and negotiations.
What is a wrongful death in Florida?
The Florida Statute section 768.19 states that when the death of an individual is caused “by the wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract” of another entity or individual, the family of the deceased individual may pursue damages against the at-fault entity. This included medical costs leading up to the death, funeral cost, and non-economic damages that linger after the passing of the loved one.
Only the deceased person’s immediate family or blood relative/adopted sibling who relied on the deceased as a dependent, in that order, may bring a wrongful death civil lawsuit to court.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a personal injury?
A statute of limitations is the length of time that you can bring a certain lawsuit to court. For personal injury claims, the Florida statute of limitations is four years from the date of the injury to file.
If your case isn’t filed within this time frame, the court system most likely will not hear it. In some cases, discovery of an injury can take time to show up or be noticed and in these cases, an extension might be granted to the statute of limitations.