Florida Personal Injury Law

While residing in or visiting Florida, many opportunities exist for careers, culture, education, entertainment, recreation, and family living – but this also means there are numerous risks for personal injury accidents. Florida has an average of over 400,000 car accidents every year, and that doesn’t even cover the hundreds of thousands of slips and falls or other personal injuries that happen unexpectedly as a result of someone else’s negligence. Parrish & Goodman, Attorneys at Law, PLLC has a Florida statewide practice with physical offices in Ft. Myers and Naples. Choosing the right Florida Personal Injury Lawyers when you are involved in an accident is critical.

Parrish & Goodman Attorneys at Law has personal injury attorneys who can serve you anywhere in Florida, and we treat every client with personal attention, sympathetic understanding, and complete professionalism. Every accident is unique, and you deserve personalized attention to address your claims and pursuit of justice. In many cases, you could receive compensation when another person or entity’s negligence causes you to suffer a personal injury.

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Personal Injuries and Negligence

Personal injuries happen to people, as opposed to damages to property. When you suffer a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence (actions or neglect), you may pursue a lawsuit under Florida law to recover damages. Negligence typically means that the person or entity acted or did not act in a way that other reasonably careful persons would have acted in a similar situation.
Florida law allows you to collect fair damages if you can prove that another person or entity acted negligently and caused you physical harm. You can suffer personal injuries through:

The injuries suffered in a serious accident are often life-changing. Your ability to work and care for your family is temporarily or permanently impacted. Medical bills start to pile up. You have the right to pursue compensation to help alleviate both the physical and financial hardships you and your loved ones will suffer.

Suffering an injury due to the negligent security, maintenance, control, or management of a property, such as a grocery store, bar, restaurant, or another’s home, falls under premises liability law. Florida allows victims to pursue compensation to cover their losses and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions or neglect.

Personal injuries suffered due to a defective product fall under product liability laws. This can be anything from a new car, a kitchen appliance, or a child’s toy. Florida allows victims to pursue compensation to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more when a product used correctly injures you or a loved one.

Personal injuries that lead to the wrongful death of someone leave pain, sorrow, and terrible loss in their wake. Florida law allows loved ones to pursue compensation for their losses from the responsible party or parties. This can be an individual, company, or other entity that is proven responsible for actions or neglect that led to the victim’s death.

Building a Personal Injury Case in Florida

Have you been injured in an accident in Florida? Could you have a valid case to pursue damages? A free consultation with a Parrish & Goodman Florida Personal Injury Attorney can provide more information about your specific circumstances. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about building a personal injury case in Florida.

What Damages Can I Pursue in a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Florida personal injury cases can provide a range of damages. The most common are compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. This can include current bills as well as anticipated care for the future. For example, your injuries could require ongoing therapy, follow-up care, or even long-term care for the rest of your life. You may also need help performing regular daily living tasks, household care, and making up for life’s pleasures you can no longer enjoy. You may also qualify to pursue non-economic damages like mental anguish or emotional distress.

What Are the Time Limits for Pursuing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Florida law allows a limited time to file a lawsuit for personal injuries. Most cases have a two-year statute of limitations for filing the initial lawsuit from the date of your accident or injury. Of course, working with Parrish & Goodman Attorneys at Law as soon as possible means you can build a stronger case. We can move immediately to collect and preserve evidence, record witness testimony, and prepare legal documents for your case.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Cost?
Almost all personal injury cases with Parrish & Goodman Law Firm are handled on a contingency basis. This means that we cover ALL costs and work without compensation UNLESS or UNTIL we make a recovery. Remember, your case is our reputation, and it is in our best interest to get you the most compensation you deserve.

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Hiring an attorney in Florida can be daunting; how do you know you are choosing the right one? Meet with them, share your concerns, learn about your rights, and get to know the lawyer in person. Don’t just go with an attorney you see on TV or a billboard. After meeting the actual attorney who will be handling your case, go with your gut as to who you feel will best represent you and your interests. We believe you will have confidence in our team after meeting with us….but if you don’t, then we want you to choose the one that you feel is right for you. Our team offers a free consultation so you can get to know us and decide how to proceed, with no risk or obligation.