The leading personal injury lawyers at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have over 125 years of combined experience fighting for maximum damages on behalf of injured victims across Florida. We have won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients over the years, and we are determined to protect your right to financial compensation and help you get your life back on track.

Types of Personal Injury Claims in Florida

Personal injury can result in physical and financial setbacks for the victim and their family. You can legally bring a claim against the at-fault party and their insurance company to recover compensation for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering 

Our legal team has extensive experience in pursuing personal injury claims in these types of cases and more:

The seasoned attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett will assess the unique circumstances of your accident before recommending the best legal action to take during a free and confidential initial consultation.

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Serious Injuries Occurring Due to Negligence of Others

You may have legal grounds for a personal injury claim if you suffer injuries because of the negligent actions of another person. These are some of the severe injuries that have long-term consequences for the victims:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neck and back injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation injury
  • Internal organ injury
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Burns
  • Severe lacerations
  • Disfigurement and scarring

You should speak with our attorneys if you or someone you love has suffered these or similar injuries in a personal injury accident.

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Determining Liability in a Personal Injury Case in Florida

The dedicated attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett will help you identify all responsible parties that share liability for the accident and your injuries. In many cases, more than one person may be responsible for the accident. 

Our attorneys will find answers to the following questions to identify and establish liability:

  • Which entity or individual committed the negligent act?
  • Did the entity or individual bear a duty of care to you?
  • How did the individual’s negligence contribute to your injuries?
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How Do Personal Injury Claims Work in Florida?

Personal injury claims can quickly get complicated because of the various factors involved. You must file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company for the damages you incurred during the accident. This can be for both property and personal injury.

Most personal injury claims get settled during the negotiations phase. With that said, there are a few that go to trial. Based on this, it’s paramount that you invest time in selecting an experienced, genuine, and proven law firm.

Factors Affecting Personal Injury Claims in Florida

Several factors impact the outcome of a personal injury claim and the compensation amount:

  • Type of injury: Minor injuries are usually not dismissed since they are low-ticket costs. However, serious injuries are routinely denied or minimized. 
  • At-fault party: You need to determine the responsible party based on negligence
  • Liability: Your attorney will need to prove that the at-fault party is liable and legally responsible for your injuries
  • Comparative negligence: In Florida, the payout can be reduced by your percentage share of fault in the accident
  • Damage caps: There are maximum limits placed by the state of Florida for personal injury cases.

You only have a certain amount of time to file your claim under the Florida statute of limitations. As per Florida Legislature, a victim gets four years from the accident date to file a personal injury claim, depending on the circumstances surrounding a claim. You should speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible, or you may miss the deadline and your right to seek compensation. 

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What is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Your personal injury claim's value depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident and your injuries. Moreover, if you were injured because of the negligent actions of an at-fault party, you can hold them legally responsible for compensating you for the following:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

Insurance companies rarely ever offer a fair settlement amount. Know your rights and negotiate with the insurance company for the compensation you deserve. Talk to our attorneys today to learn more about maximizing the compensation payout.

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Choose a Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer to Protect Your Rights

If you or someone you love was injured because of the negligent actions of someone else, the experienced and resourceful personal injury attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you file a claim and win maximum compensation. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to obtain justice and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 727-306-0273 or fill out this online contact form.

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We service all of Florida and have offices in:

St. Petersburg
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