Personal Injury

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Ensure a successful personal injury lawsuit with the help of our well-experienced attorney.

Personal injury occurs when an individual suffers from any physical, emotional, or psychological injury. According to Florida Laws and Regulations, it’s considered personal injury if it occurs to the individual’s body, emotion, or mind rather than to their property. A personal injury claim, however, may include seeking recompense for property damage as long as there’s personal injury involved.

At Myrthil’s Law, P. A., we help individuals suffering from a personal injury due to another party’s action or inaction. We understand that a physical, emotional, or psychological injury can impact various aspects of your life, so we’re here to help. Our well-experienced personal injury lawyer, Luby Myrthil, will provide you with top-notch legal counsel and representation to ensure a successful claim.

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Personal Injury in Florida

If you obtain an injury due to someone’s reckless, negligent, or intentional conduct, you can file a personal injury claim. Restitution, either through a settlement or by going to trial, can be awarded to you following a successful personal injury claim. It may include compensation for medical bills, diminished quality of life (e.g., compensation for current or future loss of income), and emotional or psychological pain and suffering.

What Are the Different Types of Personal Injury Cases?

In Florida, some of the ways that personal injury occurs include:

  • Vehicular Crashes
  • Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Poor Road Maintenance
  • Work-Related Accidents
  • Intentional Acts (e.g., Battery and Assault)
  • Injuries Due to Faulty Products

What Should I Expect if I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

You are considered the plaintiff, and the party you are claiming as responsible for your injury becomes the defendant. The personal injury attorneys from both sides and, potentially, an attorney for the defendant’s insurance company will gather facts, hold depositions, which are written or recorded investigative questions while under oath, and exchange or share this information between each party through a process called discovery.

Many personal injury cases are settled after the discovery phase without the need to go to trial. Very few personal injury cases actually make it to trial, according to the American Bar Association. Myrthill’s Law, P. A. is dedicated to our clients. We work diligently to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your injury case. If the defendant refuses a fair settlement for your damages, we are prepared to uphold your rights in a court of law.

What Does It Mean to Settle a Case?

Most cases are settled outside of a courtroom, but a settlement can be reached even if a case goes to trial—so long as the jury hasn’t reached a verdict yet.

A settlement means both parties agree to specific terms. Usually, damages are awarded in exchange for ending the claim and absolving the defendant from further liability (meaning you cannot refile your lawsuit in an attempt to receive additional reparations). Several settlement offers may be made—this process often works similarly to a negotiation.

Our personal injury lawyer can advise you whether the settlement offer is a good one or if your case justifies pushing ahead with the case. Ultimately, the decision to settle will be yours only, not your attorney’s.

Will the Person Responsible for My Injury Be Punished?

Prison sentences and stiff fines are not issued as punishment through a civil personal injury case. They can only be brought against a defendant in criminal court. While some personal injury cases may cross over into criminal court, most don’t.

Your personal injury claim seeks reparations for the result of your injury from the party responsible. This is usually in the form of:

  • financial compensation for medical bills related to treating and recovering from a physical injury;
  • loss of current and future income if your injury prevents you from reentering the workforce at the same or equivalent level; and
  • monetary compensation for your pain and suffering—psychological and/or emotional damage following your injury/injuring incident.
Personal injury cases that make it to court and are decided by a jury or judge may have punitive damages awarded. They are very rare and issued when a defendant’s actions were intentional and caused harm. Punitive damages are typically issued as a high compensatory award to the plaintiff.

How Long After the Injury Am I Allowed to File a Personal Injury Claim?

In Florida, the statute of limitations sets a four-year time limit for plaintiffs to file their injury claim.

How Long Will It Take Until My Claim Gets Settled?

Personal injury cases can take months to years to reach a settlement. Our personal injury attorney at Myrthil’s Law, P. A. will review your case with you and provide you with realistic time frames and expectations.

How Myrthil's Law, P. A.
Can Help

Myrthil’s Law, P. A. has been helping clients ensure the best possible outcome for their personal injury claims since 2017. We provide effective legal counsel and representation and help individuals navigate the complexities of the legal system. Our sole practitioner has been practicing law since 2011, so you have the assurance that we have the required experience to provide you with the necessary legal services.

We will explain your rights to you, provide you with sound advice, and represent you in court. Our team will also help you with damage assessments and professional investigations. We will guide you through all the legal processes and, if needed, connect you with the best medical providers to help you recover. You can rely on us to stick with you every step of the way.

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Get a strong legal ally in your corner as you navigate the legal system. If you have inquiries regarding how our personal injury lawyer can help you, feel free to reach out to our team. Give us a call to schedule your initial consultation.