Bonita Springs Personal Injury Lawyer
Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Plaintiffs in Bonita Springs
Accidents and injuries are much too common in Southwest Florida, and they often result from another party’s negligence. Even if someone did not mean to cause your injuries but that person acted carelessly or recklessly, it may be possible to file a personal injury claim in order to seek financial compensation. An experienced Bonita Springs personal injury lawyer at our firm can talk with you today in order to learn more about your case and provide you with more information about the personal injury claims process.
Bonita Springs Personal Injury Law and the Claims Process
Personal injury law in Florida is a broad area of the law that includes many different types of accidents and injuries. In a personal injury lawsuit, the law recognizes that a person who has been injured should be able to seek financial compensation from the party who is responsible for the losses associated with that injury. It is important to understand that personal injury cases are civil claims, which means that the party being sued cannot go to jail or be held criminally responsible for injuries, but rather can be held financially responsible for losses arising out of the injury she or he caused, such as payment for hospital bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Many personal injury claims are based on a theory of negligence. In other words, the injured plaintiff does not need to prove that the defendant intended to cause any harm, but rather that the defendant failed to behave in a reasonably safe or careful manner, and in acting negligently, caused the plaintiff’s injuries. In some types of cases, such as dog bite claims, a dog owner can be held strictly liable for injuries under Florida law even if the dog owner was not negligent.
Our Bonita Springs Personal Injury Lawyers Handle a Wide Range of Cases
Our dedicated personal injury attorneys in Bonita Springs represent clients in many different types of personal injury lawsuits, such as:
- Motor vehicle claims, including car accidents, drunk driving crashes, distracted driving collisions, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, golf cart accidents, bicycle accidents, uninsured motorist claims, rideshare accidents, and pedestrian accidents;
- Medical malpractice claims, including medication mistakes, surgical errors, and diagnostic errors;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Construction accidents; and
- Nursing home negligence.
Timeline for Your Bonita Springs Personal Injury Lawsuit
Florida’s statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits is four years from the date that the injury or accident occurred, but certain cases have a shorter statute of limitations. Medical malpractice claims and nursing home negligence claims usually must be filed within two years from the date of the injury, for example.
Contact a Bonita Springs Personal Injury Lawyer
Anyone who has been injured in Southwest Florida in an accident or as a result of another party’s negligence should learn more about filing a claim for financial compensation. One of our experienced Bonita Springs personal injury lawyers can begin working with you today on your case. Contact Cardinal Law, P.A. to have one of our attorneys evaluate your claim and help you to seek financial compensation for your losses.