Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
Personal injury law is complex, and most people are not sure what is covered when they have a personal injury claim. At Tison Law Group, we have served the Tampa Bay area for many years, offering legal advice and representation for those who have suffered personal injury from car accidents, product defects, unsafe premises or other negligence. We have compiled a few of the most frequently asked personal injury questions we are asked by our clients.
Can I File a Personal Injury Claim?
The most frequently asked question we are asked when it comes to personal injury law is whether or not a person is eligible to file a claim. There is not a simple answer to this question as it will always depend on their individual circumstances. However, the general rule is that if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a personal injury claim.
What Type of Damages Can I Recover?
Damages caused by a personal injury include the actual expenses incurred due to the injury (often called special damages) and general damages. Medical care, medications, therapy, lost wages and any expenses related to your injury are special damages. General damages can include emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering and other intangible factors.
Do Many Personal Injury Claims Go to Trial?
Most personal injury claims do not go to trial. It is often in the best interest of all parties involved to settle the claim without a court trial. There are some circumstances where it is necessary to go to trial to obtain the best possible outcome for the plaintiff, but these cases are the exception, not the rule.
How Long Will a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?
This is another common, yet difficult, question to answer. The length of time between the initial personal injury claim and the settlement or trial outcome can vary from a few months to years. It depends on the severity of the injury, how much medical treatment is needed, the settlement goal and many other factors.
Is There a Time Limitation for Personal Injury Claims?
Yes! In most cases, Florida has a four-year limitation on filing a personal injury claim. There are exceptions to this rule, so it is always important to seek legal advice as quickly as possible if you or a loved one is injured due to negligence.
If you have additional questions about personal injury claims or want to discuss filing a claim for an injury, contact our legal team at Tison Law Group. We offer free consultations to discuss personal injury claims at our office in Tampa Bay.