Were You Injured While Visiting Florida?
Dealing with a serious personal injury is difficult enough when it happens at home. It if happens while you are visiting another state or country, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, in Miami, our personal injury lawyers represent people from all over the world who suffer serious injuries in auto accidents, slip-and-falls, and other accidents while visiting Florida. No matter how you were injured, we offer free initial consultations.
You may have some concerns or questions about how to go about recovering compensation following an accident or injury you suffered while visiting Florida. The following provides answers to questions we often receive from Florida visitors who are injured.
What Should I Do Following an Accident in Florida?
In the event that you are injured, whether it be a car accident, a hit-and-run crossing the street, or being bit by a passerby’s dog, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Contacting local law enforcement, documenting what happened, taking pictures and videos, and getting witnesses to give their take on what happened can all prove crucial in your claim. Having an official report and as much information as you can find will help support your claim and maximize your compensation. When you’ve documented all the information you can, you should call our team of experienced personal injury attorneys in Florida. Working closely with an attorney and being transparent about the incident can help them build a strong case for you.
If you choose to give a statement, make sure it’s brief and wholly true. Statements relating to your injuries and the pain you are suffering such as “my leg hurts”, ” I am having trouble seeing”, or other general statements such as these are okay to give. Statements that may start to put the fault on someone involved or that could be used to show you were to blame for the incident should be avoided entirely.
Can I Sue Someone In Florida If I Live In Another State?
If you are injured in Florida, you have access to our civil justice system regardless of where you live. If another person caused your injury, you have the right to seek compensation for damages such as:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Other losses.
What If I Live In Another Country?
Each year, millions of tourists visit Florida and don’t expect to return home worrying about negotiating a settlement with insurance companies for injuries they suffered while on vacation. As mentioned above, if you are injured in Florida, you have access to our civil justice system even if you are not a U.S. citizen. Our lawyers represent legal immigrants and undocumented visitors who are injured in Florida.
Do I Need A Local Attorney?
If you are injured in Florida, only a lawyer who is licensed in the State of Florida can appear in court on your behalf. A Florida attorney will also be very familiar with the laws that exist to protect people who are injured due to the negligence of another. While attorneys licensed in other states may have a general understanding of the law, working with our Florida personal injury attorneys can get you the most favorable outcome due to their experience and knowledge surrounding Florida law and the state’s judicial system.
Will I Have To Return To Florida To Recover Compensation?
Following a serious accident, you will probably be interested in returning home as soon as possible. While you are at home receiving medical treatment and recuperating, our lawyers can handle your legal case on your behalf and communicate with you by phone and email. In most cases, you will not have to return to Florida to appear in court. Our Florida personal injury attorneys are able to resolve the majority of personal injury cases through negotiations with the insurance company of the at-fault party. When our team of attorneys works with the insurance company and courthouses for you, it’s crucial to provide as much information as you can in the time leading up to the negotiations.
In the case that you have to return to Florida to appear in court or give a statement, meet with your attorney ahead of time. Ensure you are both on the same page and are prepared to answer, or not answer, any questions you may be asked.
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