Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Lawyers
Dedicated Injury Lawyers Protect Accident Victims in Deerfield Beach and Across South Florida
Car crashes. Falls down broken steps. Poor medical treatment. There are numerous situations in which an individual can sustain an injury as a result of another person’s recklessness. In all of those situations where negligence caused or contributed to an accident, the injured party has a right to recover damages for their injuries and other losses. But many find the claims process overwhelming, or they are uncertain what protections they may find under the law. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. our Deerfield Beach personal injury lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Skilled Legal Team Handles All Types Of Florida Personal Injury Accident Claims
Personal injury law encompasses a broad range of accidents. The skilled legal team at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. has extensive experience handling all types of Florida personal injury accident claims including — but not limited to – the following:
- Deerfield Beach Car Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Medical Malpractice Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Premises Liability Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Uber Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Lyft Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Taxi Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Bicycle Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Truck Accident Lawyer
- Deerfield Beach Playground Accident Lawyer
Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Accident Claims Must Be Based On Negligence
Accidents occur every day, in many shapes and forms, in all walks of life. But not all accidents meet the criteria for a personal injury claim. Personal injury law protects individuals who have been injured in accidents that were the result of another person’s negligence. Negligence is a critical component of a personal injury lawsuit.
Negligence must be proven in a personal injury claim and may be demonstrated in different ways depending upon the type of accident that occurred. For example, in a car accident, negligence may be exhibited in the form of reckless driving, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), distracted driving, and speeding. Negligence in a slip and fall accident may be evidenced by failing to maintain a safe property or a failure to warn others as to hazardous conditions.
Because personal injury law applies to many different types of accidents and incidents, it is best to consult with an experienced Deerfield Beach accident attorney to discuss whether your personal injury claim meets the legal criteria for demonstrated negligence. Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. offers a free case evaluation and confidential consultation for Florida accident victims.
Pursuing Compensation In A Florida Personal Injury Claim
When the injured party in an accident files a personal injury claim, they may seek to recover damages for their injuries and other losses. These losses may include any of the following:
- Medical bills
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- Prescription medications
- Future medical expenses stemming from the accident
- Lost wages
- Lost sick time
- Lost vacation time
- Loss of one’s life enjoyment
Legal Deadlines For Filing Personal Injury Accident Claims in Florida
Every state has what is known as “statutes of limitations”, which are the legal deadlines for filing a claim in a given state’s civil court system. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state, and also differ based on the type of underlying claim that is being filed. In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a claim for an accident that is the result of negligence — such as a personal injury claim — is four years from the date the underlying accident occurred.
Statutes of limitations are very important legal deadlines. If an individual fails to file a personal injury lawsuit before the four year filing window runs out, the Florida court will dismiss the case. If that should happen, the injured party will have lost their right to seek compensation for their injuries, regardless of the seriousness of those injuries and regardless of the strength of the claim of negligence in their case.
Slip and Fall Accident
Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. Recovers Maximum Compensation For Accident Victims In Deerfield Beach And Across South Florida
When you have been hurt in an accident that was the result of another person’s negligent actions, you deserve to recover full and fair compensation for your losses. Pursuing a personal injury claim may seem daunting, particularly when you are trying to recover from injuries. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our nationally-recognized personal injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims in South Florida. Our team works tirelessly on behalf of our clients to hold the at-fault parties accountable for their actions.
Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. offers a free case evaluation whereby one of our Deerfield Beach personal injury lawyers reviews your accident claim, discusses the type of compensation you may expect to recover, and explains the claims process. To schedule an appointment for a confidential consultation to discuss your accident, contact our office.
About Deerfield Beach, Florida
Deerfield Beach, Florida is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. Located in Broward County, Florida, just south of the Palm Beach County line, Deerfield Beach is home to approximately 61,600 residents. Deerfield Beach was named for the large number of deer that once roamed the region.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims In Florida
Yes — even if you are partly to blame for your accident, you can still recover damages, but not the full amount. The state of Florida follows a “pure comparative negligence rule” in cases where more than one party can be held accountable for an accident. Under this rule, the compensation you are entitled to receive will be reduced by an amount that reflects your shared fault for the accident. So, for example, if it is determined that you are 30 percent responsible for your accident, your compensation will be reduced by 30 percent. A damage award of $10,000 would then be reduced by $3,000 for a total compensation of $7,000.
In rare situations, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims may be extended. If you are concerned that you will be unable to meet the four-year filing deadline, it is best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding your case.