In the State of Florida, a personal injury claim is a way of protecting your legal rights after an accident or injury should the incident have been caused by the negligence of someone else. Essentially, you are claiming for damages which you have suffered because of injuries sustained in an accident or because of the death of your breadwinner in an accident. Specifically, a personal injury claim seeks compensation for the burden of medical bills, lost wages, and other resulting costs. You will likely need to take action against the person, company, or agency responsible for your injury or illness.
One of the most common personal injury claims is for damages suffered because of an automobile accident. Examples of other accidents which may lead to a personal injury claim include: