Gainesville, Ocala & Bushnell Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured, or if you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligent or reckless actions, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses. Under Florida law, you can hold the person who caused the accident liable for his or her actions by filing an insurance claim or bringing a civil suit to court. By working with a skilled accident attorney, you have the chance to secure financial compensation that can help you pay for a number of expenses that the accident or injury has brought about.
Gainesville accident lawyer Robert G. Whittel is an experienced personal injury lawyer who has the experience and knowledge needed in order to offer you effective legal representation for your claim. With offices located in Gainesville, Ocala and Bushnell, Florida, we serve residents throughout the state who have suffered injury due to a variety of reasons. Birth injuries, catastrophic injuries, dog bites, defective products, workplace accidents and wrongful death cases are just a few of the areas personal injury attorney Robert Whittel handles.
Personal Injury Law in Florida
Personal injury is an area of law which concerns those individuals who have been injured or who have lost their lives due to another person’s recklessness, carelessness or negligence. These claims are brought to civil court, rather than criminal court, and allow the victim to obtain compensation for his or her losses brought about by the accident. This may include money for medical expenses, lost wages, the loss of the enjoyment of life and emotional pain and suffering.
An important factor to take into consideration – if you have been injured in a car accident, construction accident or if you have been injured on another person’s property – is that there is a statute of limitations on filing personal injury and wrongful death claims. This means that if you wait too long in filing a claim, your claim is becomes invalid and you cannot work to bring the responsible party to justice. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is as follows:
- Medical malpractice claims: 2 years
- Personal injury claims: 4 years (from date of injury or accident)
- Product liability: 4 years (from date of injury)
- Wrongful death: 2 years (from date of death)
Financial Compensation for Gainesville, Florida Injury Claims
One of the most common questions our clients have is, "What is my claim worth?" The value of your particular case will vary depending on numerous factors. For example, the extent of injuries you suffered as well as what affect these will have on your life are two of the main factors that will be taken into account. The other party's actions may also affect the value of your claim, such as in cases where punitive damages may be awarded due to particularly negligent or wrongful conduct on the part of the responsible party. Additional issues that should be reviewed will be any emotional trauma you and your family have experienced, as well as the extent of this. This particular matter may be more relevant in wrongful death claims or those involving scarring and disfigurement resulting from catastrophic injuries.
By consulting an experienced Gainesville injury attorney today, you can find out more about what your case may be worth, as well as what options you have in seeking a financial recovery. Our firm can help whether you have been involved in a car accident, suffered injury due to medical malpractice, or were involved in any other incident caused by someone else's negligent or reckless actions.
Why Work with an Accident Attorney?
By working with an accident attorney, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. At the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, we offer a free case evaluation to see how we can help you with your personal injury claim. We also work on a contingency basis, meaning that you do not have to pay anything up front when we represent you. Regardless of what it takes to build your case and bring charges to court, you will pay nothing for our services unless we collect compensation on your behalf for your claim.
No matter the accident or injury which you have suffered, personal injury lawyer Robert Whittel may be able to help. We provide excellent legal service for clients throughout Gainesville, Ocala, Bushnell and the surrounding areas in Florida. We believe that, as the victim of an accident, you deserve to receive compensation for the losses and injuries you have suffered.
Contact Gainesville accident attorney Robert Whittel today!