Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Claims in Florida
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed due to the negligence of others. If you or someone you love suffered harm as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct, Ali & Blankner is prepared to give you the personalized attention and legal support you need.
Our Orlando personal injury attorneys have 10.0 “Superb” Avvo ratings, reflecting the outstanding quality of our work. With over 85 combined years of experience, we are well-equipped to fight for your case. Most importantly, we truly care about helping you get back on your feet by working to secure the monetary compensation you need to manage your medical bills, make up for lost wages, and assist with the immense pain and suffering you have experienced.
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What Is a Personal Injury?
The phrase “personal injury” is a legal term used to describe a bodily injury caused by someone else’s negligence, wrongful conduct, malpractice, or default. Such injuries often lead to numerous “damages,” or losses, such as medical expenses, time off work, and physical and mental pain and suffering.
Personal injury cases arise from all types of accidents and traumatic events. Some examples include:
At Ali & Blankner, our Orlando personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in all types of personal injury claims. We have helped our clients not only recover the full, fair compensation they were owed but also hold the responsible parties accountable. Get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you, too.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
The statute of limitations on nearly all personal injury cases in Florida is four years from the date of injury. In some cases, you may have four years from the date on which you discovered the injury or reasonably could have discovered it to file your lawsuit in court.
There are some exceptions to this deadline, but they are rare. What’s more, you typically have much less time—often just a few days to a couple of weeks at most—to file an insurance claim. This is usually the first step in seeking compensation after an accident or injury, so it is important that you act quickly. The sooner you contact our Orlando personal injury lawyers, the sooner they can begin reviewing your claim and building your case.
Giving Clients the Tools They Need
At Ali & Blankner, we understand that if a client is coming to us, it is frequently because they have gone through something life-altering. If you are at a loss about how to deal with your injury or its aftermath, we are here to guide you through the process. Our Orlando personal injury lawyers know that the key to a winning case is building a tailor-made strategy designed for your unique situation. We then do everything in our power to get you the compensation you are owed.
Our firm is not afraid to go up against insurance companies, manufacturers, governments, and other powerful entities in our pursuit of justice for our clients. You can rely on us to be there for you every step of the way, responding quickly to your calls and answering any questions you may have. We know the challenges you and your family are facing—and we know how to help.
If you have suffered an injury in the Greater Orlando Area, Ali & Blankner is prepared to fight for your case. Contact us at (407) 753-1312 today to schedule a free case consultation.
Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases
The main purpose of filing a personal injury claim is to seek financial compensation for “damages,” or the economic and non-economic losses you have endured as a result of your injury. Depending on the situation, the person directly responsible for your injuries may be liable for paying your damages; sometimes, their insurance provider is the one responsible for providing a settlement.
In still other cases, another third party—such as a manufacturer or medical facility—could be partly or entirely liable.
There are two types of damages in personal injury cases:
- Compensatory Damages: These are meant to compensate the individual for specific losses they have suffered.
- Punitive Damages: These are meant to punish the defendant for acts of gross negligence or egregious misconduct.
Additionally, there are two types of compensatory damages:
- Economic: These have a specific dollar value attached to them. Examples include medical bills, lost income, lost wages, and costs associated with in-home assistance and care.
- Non-Economic: These do not have a specific dollar value attached to them and include things like pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of earning capacity.
The circumstances of your case determine the types of damages you may be entitled to recover, as well as the overall total value of your claim.
At Ali & Blankner, we are committed to your personal wellbeing, and we can fight for you. The effects of a personal injury case can be profound and can remain in a person’s life for years. We work with skill and precision to fight for your personal injury case and strive tenaciously for the settlement or verdict you deserve.
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Proving Liability in Your Personal Injury Case
Most personal injury claims are brought on grounds of negligence. This means that the person bringing the claim (known as the “plaintiff”) alleges that the other party (called the “defendant”) acted negligently or wrongfully.
To prove a personal injury case based on negligence, you will likely need to prove each of the following elements:
- Injury: You must prove that you suffered an actual injury, whether it was physical, mental, or financial in nature.
- Duty of Care: This is the legal responsibility the defendant had to take and avoid certain actions to prevent foreseeable injury.
- Breach: This refers to the defendant’s failure to uphold their legal responsibility to avoid causing harm, typically by acting negligently or wrongfully.
- Causation: Causation is the connection between the defendant’s conduct and your injuries/resulting damages.
Because Florida follows a rule of “pure comparative negligence,” you do not need to prove that the defendant was entirely or even mostly at fault to have a case. Even if you share some of the responsibility, you can still file a claim and seek compensation for your damages. However, the amount you can recover will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
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