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Have you or a loved one experienced a personal injury that’s attributable to the negligence of a third party? Our team at Shapiro | Delgado wants to reassure you that you’re not alone and that you could have a claim to bring in a Florida civil court.

At Shapiro | Delgado, we’re skilled in personal injury cases with over $100 million in successful settlements and trial verdicts to our name.

Getting started with our Bradenton personal injury attorney team is easy – get in touch today to request your free, no-obligation personal injury case review.

What Constitutes Personal Injury In Florida?

Personal injury is a broad umbrella term that can comprise many different domains. Often, if an individual has been injured due to the careless actions of another individual, that person could have a case or a claim.

Specific examples of personal injury cases include:

While individuals cannot bring claims based on the specific injuries sustained, victims may experience any of the following traumatic injuries in their personal injury case:

While this is a non-exhaustive list of injuries that could happen as the result of a personal injury case, individuals who are injured due to an individual or organization’s careless actions will likely have a case in a Florida civil court.

Understanding Tort Law And How It Impacts Personal Injury

Across the United States, personal injury cases typically fall under tort law. Florida is no different in this regard.

Tort law governs civil suits and is the governing set of statutes for claims that come through civil courts. The purpose of tort law is to address wrongdoing that a victim has experienced that would not be brought under the criminal justice system.

Victims who experience a personal injury attributable to the explicit or implicit negligence of a third party may be able to bring a case against that individual in a Florida civil court.

Damages Resulting From Your Personal Injury Case In Florida

What can Florida personal injury victims expect to receive in terms of compensation? While it’s difficult to provide exact monetary figures, we can give some guidance as to what types of financial damages an individual could receive in their personal injury case:

  • Economic Damages: these are damages with a direct, tangible dollar amount. This damage can compensate for lost wages, lost future earning potential, hospital bills, at-home health or assisted living costs, and more. There are no damage caps for economic damages in Florida, meaning an individual has no statute enforcing the maximum compensation received in this case.
  • Non-Economic Damages: these are damages associated with the injury caused by the negligent third party but without a fixed and tangible dollar amount. These can include pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, loss of society, anxiety and mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. In medical malpractice cases, there is an upper limit of non-economic damages, capping them at $500,000 per incident in the event of medical malpractice lawsuits.
  • Punitive Damages: punitive damages are typically added in addition to economic and non-economic. In an attempt to punish the defendant and discourage others from doing similar acts of negligence, courts may add additional financial compensation to the final amount. In Florida, these are capped at three times the combination of economic and non-economic damages or $500,000 – whichever is larger. Most attorneys in Florida will tell you how uncommon it is for Floridians to seek punitive damages for personal injury cases.

If the above uncertainty makes you unsure if it’s worth it to file a claim, it’s always valuable to request your free personal injury case review today.

As a general rule, we find that if the victim in the personal injury case has experienced extensive pain and suffering attributable to their case, the victim will likely receive more compensation to mitigate their pain.

When Should I Start Work With A Lawyer In My Personal Injury Case?

We always recommend working with a Bradenton personal injury attorney as soon as you think you may have a case against a negligent third party.


While Florida may seemingly have a more generous personal injury statute of limitations compared to other states, the more time that elapses between the incident in question and the case, the greater the likelihood it will hurt your case.

Starting your legal case is easier when the incident is more recent. You will likely already have all the applicable paperwork, police reports, and witness testimony aggregated in one place. Whereas, if you let time pass, it may be much more difficult to get all the documentation in one place to start your case strong. If you wait too long, witnesses may have moved away, paperwork lost, and memories of the incident grow hazy.

While the four-year statute of limitations in most Florida personal injury cases may seem like a long time, we encourage you not to delay starting proceedings in your Florida personal injury case. A good legal team can make all the difference to you and your family during this trying time.

Shapiro | Delgado Is Florida’s Choice For Personal Injury Cases

At Shapiro | Delgado, we want everyone suffering after a personal injury accident or related injury to know that we are ready to fight you in your personal injury case. In fact, we’re so confident in our ability to win or successfully settle your case that we only ever get paid if we win.

Here are a few recent success stories that showcase our commitment to getting you maximum compensation:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: $6.0 million
  • Wrongful Death: $2.0 million
  • Motorcycle Accident: $1.3 million

So contact the Bradenton personal injury attorneys with the proven track record in the Sunshine State. Request your no-obligation personal injury case review today.