A person’s life can be seriously and permanently altered in a fraction of a second. Whether walking down the street or in a car at a stoplight, the negligence of another party can instantly turn our world upside down, leaving us with painful permanent injuries, mounting medical bills, and a very uncertain future. If you find yourself in such a situation, you need to contact an Ocala personal injury attorney. The legal team at Farah & Farah’s Ocala office can help you recover for your losses and provide you with a secure future. Call (352) 205-4023 to schedule a free case evaluation.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit filed on the behalf of party who has suffered an injury due to another party’s negligent, careless, or willfully dangerous behavior. Personal injury claims can be the result of any of the following causes:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Boating accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Compensation for Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
If you have suffered an injury, you may be able to bring a legal claim against the at-fault party for compensation for any of the following damages:
- Current medical bills
- Future medical treatments related to your injury
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Mental anguish and emotional duress
- Permanent injury or disability
- Household or vehicle modifications to accommodate your injury
- Lost wages from missed work
- Loss of career or earning potential
- Diminished earning potential
- Hedonic damages for loss of joy of life
- Punitive damages
Compensation for a Wrongful Death
If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, you and your family may be able to seek reparations for any of the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future benefits (such as medical benefits and retirement benefits)
- Loss of love, companionship, affection, guidance, marital consortium, etc.
- Loss of household duties the deceased performed (such as childcare, accounting, chores, vehicle and property maintenance, etc.)
- Punitive damages
Why Do I Need an Ocala Personal Injury Attorney?
When you file a personal injury claim, you are most likely going to be dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurance companies are in business to make money, and they increase their profit margins by paying out as little as they can get away with. An aggressive, and tenacious personal injury attorney will not let them get away with paying you any less than you deserve. Contact Farah & Farah today.
Florida Statute of Limitation for Personal Injury Claims
The State of Florida enforces a strict statute of limitations on the amount of time that can lapse between a person’s injury and when that person files a personal injury claim. In most states, the period of time an injury victim or their family has to file a claim is only two years from the calendar date of the injury. Luckily, In Florida, the statute of limitations which a person may file an injury claim is four years. Even though Florida is more generous than most states when it comes to their statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll want to contact an Ocala personal injury lawyer as soon as possible because personal injury litigation can often take a long time.
How Much Will it Cost Me to File a Personal Injury Claim?
At Ocala’s Farah & Farah law offices, you won’t be charged a penny until we win you compensation. If we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing.
Why Choose Farah & Farah?
Two words: "experience" and "results." The legal team at Farah & Farah has been fighting for the rights of Florida injury victims for over 35 years, winning our clients substantial settlements. To secure your settlement as soon as possible, call Farah & Farah today for a free consultation at (352) 205-4023.