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Time Limits for Filing Personal Injury and Other Civil Lawsuits

Florida Law Requires Timely Actions to Protect Your Rights to Compensation for Injuries and Damages

A driver named Bob is sitting at a red light in Fort Lauderdale when suddenly someone strikes his car from behind. Poor Bob is dazed and shaken but it seems at first there are no serious injuries.

The police come and complete a crash report, the car is not drivable so it’s towed, and Bob goes to the emergency room to have some cuts and bruises treated. Bob calls his insurance company and then waits to hear some news.

What Happens Next?

Months down the road Bob realizes that the nagging pain in his neck has worsened, and that the cause is a serious spine injury that was misdiagnosed by the doctors who treated him immediately following the accident. His car has been repaired but when he drives down the road it pulls strongly to the left and repair shop is totally unresponsive about his problem. Bob didn’t receive a satisfactory check from his insurance company, and he doesn’t know what to do to cover medical bills or how to recover the salary he missed when he was out of work.

What About Bob?

No one cooperates with Bob regarding his issues, so he wonders if he can file a lawsuit to get the help he needs? The answer is maybe.Personal Injury Lawsuits Fort Lauderdale

In this hypothetical case or in an actual case a victim may seek legal action against the driver who caused the accident, the insurance companies, the doctors who made mistakes diagnosing and treating injuries, and the repair shop that did not fix the car as long as it is done according to the rules governing civil procedures.

The State of Florida has established statutes regarding civil and criminal case timetables and procedures, and failure to be aware of them is not an acceptable excuse for missing a deadline.

Since 1992 we have invited people injured in any type of accident to take advantage of our free and confidential consultations so your rights are protected and you don’t miss deadlines. Calling 954-356-0006 will put you in touch with either Gary or Arleen Lazarus and we will provide you with options for your situation and personal service.

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Florida Law Allows Victims to Recover Compensation for Medical Expenses and Other Damages

Emergency departments were flooded last year with individuals suffering from COVID-19 symptoms while they continued to deal with personal injuries caused by everything from traffic crashes to animal bites.

It’s not surprising that there is a national shortage of nurses, and in Florida nursing schools are working to boost enrollment.

When someone receives an unintentional injury and it’s not their fault, they can try to recover money to pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

The Five Most Common Personal Injury Cases in Florida

Personal Injury Medical ExpensesMotor Vehicle Crashes happen over 200,000 times per year in Florida which works out to about 550 per day. Injuries range from minor to critical and many people are killed. Many crashes happen because drivers are not focused on the road and other vehicles around them, often distracted driving. Never text and drive.

Medical Malpractice results in thousands of deaths every year in Florida. While our hospitals and doctors are among the best in the world, they still make mistakes and when they do it’s important that victims and their families have an avenue for recovering damages.

Slip and Fall Injuries in Florida lead to more than a million emergency room visits each year. Many people get up and walk away from a hard fall, thinking they’ll feel better in morning, but instead they feel worse. Falls often cause hidden but serious injuries and they should never be taken lightly.

Product Liability injuries include (1) defective manufacture; (2) defective design; or (3) failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper use of the product. Types of injuries include burns, cuts, and even loss of limbs and are far too frequent. Often people are injured by faulty auto parts, landscaping equipment, children’s toys, medications (pharmacy or drug company errors) and household appliances.

Animal Bites are not uncommon in Florida and usually involve dogs. Hospital visits due to dog bites sometimes involve anti-biotics and stitches and are expensive. Some large breeds of dogs can cause serious injuries, especially to children.

All injuries should be considered serious until they have been fully evaluated by a physician. Never ignore any injury and it is smart to call an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus have been helping victims of every type of personal injury and we’ve had significant success gaining substantial settlements for our clients. See our reviews at and Google for testimonials and call us at 954-356-0006 if you have any questions.