Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you recently been injured in Florida? Do you suspect that your injuries were someone else’s fault? Whether you’re struggling after a car crash, medical error, or work-related accident, you may deserve significant compensation. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney at Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight for every available dollar.

With over 28 years of experience in personal injury law, our lawyers know the legal system inside and out. We’ve already used our skills to recover over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients–and counting.

You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact our law offices in Florida today at (407) 648-1510 and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who can help during this difficult time.

Why Call Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers for Help Handling a Personal Injury Claim in Florida?

 Why Call Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers for Help Handling a Personal Injury Claim in Florida?

It’s common for accident victims to wonder whether hiring a lawyer is worth it. However, the truth is that insurance companies aren’t known for handing over fair compensation willingly. They’ll make you fight for it. That’s true even if they admit they’re liable.

When our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers contact the insurance company, they know you mean business. They’ll be much more likely to treat you fairly–because they know you aren’t going to settle for a lowball deal.

At Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve been representing clients like you for decades. In that time, we’ve earned spots on the Million-Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million-Dollar Advocates Forum for our successful results.

Our legal team offers:

  • Personalized support and attention at every stage of the legal process
  • The resources to consult a full investigation and analyze the evidence
  • Access to leading experts in various fields
  • Skilled lawyers who will negotiate for the maximum compensation you deserve
  • Well-known trial attorneys who aren’t afraid to take your case to court 

If you’re ready to learn more, call our Florida personal injury attorneys today. Your consultation is always free of charge.

Statistics on Accidents and Injuries in Florida

Traffic accidents are one of the most common ways people get hurt in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), in 2023 alone, 251,855 crash victims were injured statewide. 

A total of 3,412 people suffered fatal injuries in motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • 781 pedestrians
  • 605 motorcyclists
  • 255 bicyclists
  • 278 hit-and-run accident victims

Of course, not all injuries are vehicle-related. In 2020, the last year data was available, 74,127 people in Florida were hospitalized with fall injuries. Another 102 people were hospitalized for drowning-related injuries. Unfortunately, at least 4,600 people were hospitalized for assault injuries that year.

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

Florida personal injury laws give people the right to sue for damages when they’re injured due to another person’s careless, reckless, or wrongful act. Theoretically, the damages recovered should make the victim “whole” again.

Personal injury lawsuits are civil actions. Most of the time, they’re based on accidents. That said, you may also have a valid personal injury lawsuit if someone intentionally harmed you. These cases are handled separately from any criminal charges the defendant might face.

At Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Accidents involving large trucks, semis, and big-rigs
  • Bus accidents
  • Uber and Lyft accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Workplace accidents and workers’ compensation claims
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Dangerous property conditions involving premises liability
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Amusement park accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Assault and sexual assault

If you were injured, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal advice. We offer free case reviews, so there isn’t any risk in learning about your legal options.

Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

When we mention “personal injury lawsuits,” you probably imagine expensive and stressful trials. Realistically, it’s very unlikely that your case will go to trial. Insurance companies don’t like trials any more than most victims do.

Because trials are expensive and time-consuming, insurance companies prefer to settle with victims through negotiations. That way, the end result isn’t entirely out of their hands.

That doesn’t mean they’ll make it easy for you to get a fair settlement. Your lawyer’s skills are extremely important when it comes to negotiating a fair deal. The mere “threat” of a lawsuit can also lead to a higher offer in many cases.

What Is My Florida Personal Injury Case Worth?

Every personal injury case is different. The amount of money you take home will depend on the unique facts of your case.

Broadly speaking, your case value depends on: 

  • The injuries you’ve suffered, and their severity
  • Your medical treatment costs
  • Whether you’ll need future medical care, rehabilitation, or assistance, and the cost
  • The value of any income you lost due to the injury
  • The likely impact of your injury on future earnings
  • Damage to your quality of life and ability to enjoy life
  • How you’ve suffered physically and emotionally due to the accident and injury
  • The strength of the evidence
  • Whether you share any fault

At Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we offer free case reviews. That way, you can get an idea about how much your case is worth before you decide to hire an attorney.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover if My Personal Injury Claim Succeeds?

Florida personal injury laws divide damages into two classes: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are paid to cover your financial losses, including:

  • Current medical bills, including ambulance costs, ER visits, hospitalization, medications, and more
  • Expected future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Lost wages during your recovery
  • Reduced future earnings for long-term and permanent injuries
  • Nursing care 
  • In-home assistance
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are much more subjective, and attempt to compensate injury victims for things like:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Trauma, anxiety, and depression
  • PTSD
  • Humiliation 
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Permanent or long-term disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium

While rarely available, punitive damages are awarded to punish victims for especially shocking acts or intentional misconduct. When available, our lawyers are ready to present the clear evidence you need to establish your right to punitive damages.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida?

At Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe nothing upfront and nothing at all in attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation in your case. When we do recover compensation, we take a set percentage.

Does Florida’s Comparative Negligence Law Limit My Right to Damages if I’m Blamed for an Accident and Injury?

If the at-fault party and their insurance company can prove you were partly responsible, your right to compensation is limited under Florida’s modified comparative negligence law.

If your share of fault was less than 51%, your compensation is reduced by that percentage. If your share of fault is more than 50%, however, you lose your right to recover any compensation at all. 

Our attorneys can protect you from blame and work to minimize the level of fault you’re assigned. 

Our Lawyers in Florida Handle All Types of Personal Injury Cases

A trauma can cause a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Eye and facial injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Neck and shoulder injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries and skull fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Concussions and other head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Vision loss
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Our team handles all types of injury cases. We know that even if your injuries heal, they can seriously disrupt your life. Contact us today to learn how we can help you fight for full compensation.

How Do I Prove I’m Entitled to Financial Compensation for My Injuries in Florida?

Most injury cases are based on negligence. Negligence means that someone failed to exercise reasonable caution and injured another person.

Legally, the elements of negligence are:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation, meaning that the defendant’s breach of duty caused your injuries
  • Damages, or physical, emotional, or financial loss

Every case is different. We know how to find the evidence that will be useful in proving your case. Accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and video footage can all provide evidence about who is responsible for your damages.

How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After an Accident in Florida?

Most injury victims in Florida have two years from the date of an accident to file a lawsuit. That said, the statute of limitations can vary depending on how you were injured. 

If you’re worried about the time limit in your case (note that there are exceptions for some cases), consult an accident lawyer to start the insurance claims process sooner rather than later.  

Contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Case Review Today

At Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re committed to helping accident victims in the State of Florida recover the full compensation they deserve. If you were injured in an accident, contact our law firm today to learn how an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer can help you deal with the insurance companies and fight for a full compensation award.