Why You Should Hire An Attorney After An Injury

After suffering an injury, many people will ask themselves, "Why hire an attorney?" They may believe they understand the legal process well enough to have their personal injury claim resolved. However, working with an attorney who is well-versed in personal injury law can help you avoid missing important deadlines. They can also be a valuable resource when negotiating with an insurance company.

Avoid Missing The Statute Of Limitations Deadline

In Florida, there is a limited period of time that an individual can file a lawsuit if they have suffered an injury. Statute of limitations laws exists so that potential defendants will not have the prospect of a lawsuit looming over them indefinitely.

If you suffer an injury due to another party's negligence, the statute of limitations is four years. This four-year period starts on the date that the injury occurred. For wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is typically two years.

If a lawsuit is not filed before the statute of limitations is exceeded, courts are unlikely to hear the case. These limits make it critical to act in a timely manner after an injury. Our lawyers will take the necessary steps to meet all legal deadlines so that your case can proceed through the legal process.

Insurance Companies Don't Have Your Best Interest In Mind

After an injury, an insurance company may offer a settlement that is in their best interests, not yours. The settlement offered may not provide adequate compensation for the emotional and financial hardships that you endured. Working with our experienced personal injury attorneys will allow you to have someone in your corner who will represent your interests every step of the way. We take the time to understand your needs and will evaluate how much your claim may be worth.

After An Injury, Have Skilled Attorneys Advocate For Your Needs

Working with an attorney can help increase the chances of a more favorable outcome after an accident. To have our experienced team review your case, contact our Tampa office by calling 813-302-1265. You can also schedule an initial consultation by email.