Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
Answers to common personal injury questions from experienced attorneys in Fort Lauderdale
The Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyers at Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. understand that the best client is a fully informed client. We take the time to thoroughly answer any questions our clients have about the legal process, including certain common ones.
Personal injury FAQs
- Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without legal help?
- What is a typical settlement amount?
- Who has the right to initiate a wrongful death action in the wake of a fatality caused by negligence?
- Can I still file a personal injury lawsuit if my injuries do not surface until time has passed since the accident?
Experienced personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale answering any questions you have about the litigation process
At the Fort Lauderdale law firm of Fazio DiSalvo & Abers, P.A., we know how confusing and disorienting personal injury law can be to the uninitiated. If you have any questions about injury lawsuits, contact us either online or at 954.416.0124 to arrange a consultation.
Personal injury FAQs
Never make any sort of statement to an insurance company before you consult an attorney. Above all, never sign anything, or accept an initial settlement offer without legal counsel — such an offer is likely to be well below the amount to which you are actually entitled. Let a personal injury litigation lawyer help you deal with the insurers.
There is no simple answer to this question, because a settlement amount depends on many variables. An experienced personal injury lawyer can review your case, and advise you of possible settlement amounts based on:
- Your incurred medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Loss of income, past and present, and its impact on earning capacity
- Your age
- Any permanent effects of the injury
- Impact on future earning capacity
- Activities you can no longer do, or can no longer do in the same way
- Prognosis for further issues
- Strength of witness testimony
As experienced wrongful death lawyers, we understand that the heirs of the deceased person, or the personal representatives of the estate of the deceased person — who is usually named in a will or named by the courts — have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of someone who has passed away.
In Florida, you generally have four years from the time an injury occurs to bring a personal injury claim based on negligence. Wrongful death and medical malpractice claims, however, are subject to a two-year limitation from the time of the incident. Waiting any length of time to file a personal injury lawsuit often adversely affects your chances of success.