As you know, sustaining an injury at the hands of a negligent party is among the most stressful and potentially devastating experiences anyone could go through. That being said, if you have been injured in an accident and are looking to file a personal injury claim, the first step is scheduling an initial consultation with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about how to prepare for your initial consultation with our firm. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I bring to my initial consultation with a personal injury attorney?
After sustaining an injury in an accident, it is critical that you document the accident and bring that documentation to your initial consultation with our firm so we can work to assess your situation and determine whether you have a valid claim. Some of the information you should bring is:
- Medical documents/bills associated with your injury
- Your insurance information
- Witness contact information/statements corroborating your claim
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident
- Any contact you may have had with the other party or their insurance company
- If injured in an auto accident, bring pictures of any damage to your car, the other driver’s car, and any property involved in the accident. You should also bring the other driver’s insurance information.
- If injured on another person’s property, bring pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
How long can I wait to schedule my initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in Florida?
If you are injured in Florida, it is always best to schedule your initial consultation as soon as possible. That being said, there is a statute of limitations in place in Florida that dictates the amount of time you will have to take legal action against the liable party. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, which means that you must schedule your initial consultation with our firm within four years of the date of your accident. If you wait any longer than four years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.