How Long Should I Wait to File a PI Claim in FL?
It’s often said that timing is everything, and when it comes to filing a personal injury claim, this is certainly true. It’s understandable that, after you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, you are under a lot of stress and may not want to barrel forward with a personal injury claim. The fact is, however, that obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is essential to your ability to fully heal, and a dedicated Boca Raton personal injury attorney can help you with that – while you attend to the important matter of regaining your health and well-being.
Florida’s Statute of Limitations
Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases is four years, which means that you have exactly four years from the date of your injury-causing accident to file a personal injury case. This may seem like plenty of time, but don’t be fooled by this misconception. Obtaining the compensation you need to fully cover your financial, emotional, and physical damages is a complicated process, and gathering evidence related to your case sooner rather than later is always in your best interest. Further, the insurance process can drag on, and by the time you realize that the at-fault party’s coverage is not interested in compensating you fairly, you may have precious little time left to file your case. Your case begins with the accident that leaves you injured, and waiting to compile your strongest case only serves to weaken it.
Assessing Your Damages
You’ve been injured, but you expect to fully heal and don’t think you’ll have any lingering problems. This may or may not be true, but even if it is, you may not recognize the full extent of the damages you’ve suffered – and simply covering your medical costs is not likely to get you back to 100 percent. Your damages can encompass all of the following:
- Medical costs that include all of your medical care (including ongoing care)
- Lost wages for the hours you’ve lost on the job, which can be extensive
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering, which can be considerable and should not be downplayed
If you’ve ever had a serious injury, you know that it can come back to haunt you with future complications and can lead to later health concerns. Personal injury attorneys are well acquainted with the lingering effects of serious injuries – and in conjunction with your medical records – can help you determine your risk of experiencing ongoing health issues. Once you accept a settlement offer from the insurance company, you’ll have no further financial recourse – and the insurance company is counting on this.
The Time to Consult with an Experienced Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Is Now
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Demand the Limits Personal Injury Attorneys in Boca Raton have a wealth of experience guiding cases like yours toward resolutions that support our clients’ best interests and provide them with the compensation to which they are entitled. Don’t wait to contact us online or call us at (561) 600-3555 to schedule your free consultation today.