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Clearwater Personal Injury Overview

Florida personal injury laws address a wide range of claims. However, their common thread is that one party caused another party injuries and financial losses, typically stemming from negligence. If negligence played a role in your injury claim, you might have additional legal rights as specified by a Clearwater personal injury attorney.

Types of cases handled by Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann include car accidents, slip and falls, product liability claims, medical malpractice claims, wrongful death matters, and other general personal injury. Our legal team will offer no-cost, no-obligation legal advice during a Free Consultation at (941) 954-4000.

Florida Law Provides Compensation Rights for Personal Injuries

When facing the uphill battle of personal injury recovery, it is difficult to think about money. However, you can think of your compensation rights as a way to correct another’s wrongdoing while ensuring you have the necessary resources for past and current losses and those you might experience in the future. While money may never make up for your losses entirely, having it available is deserved when awarded under the law.

Awards recovered by our Clearwater personal injury attorney at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann includes the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Wage and benefits loss
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages (rare)
  • Wrongful death awards (for lost life)
  • Bad faith damages (rare)
  • Other forms of recoverable compensation

Civil Deadlines Apply to Florida Personal Injury Claims

A “statute of limitations” is a deadline. Filing deadlines vary depending on the type of claim. Missing the statute of limitations or any other deadline will negatively affect the outcome of your situation.

Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann will file your claim well in advance of all applicable deadlines, including:

  • General Personal Injury: Up to four years from the date of injury
  • Product Liability: Up to four years from the date of injury
  • Medical Malpractice: Up to two years from the date of injury
  • Premises Liability: Up to four years from the date of injury
  • Wrongful Death: Up to two years from the date of death

In most cases, if a claim is filed after this or any other civil deadline, you forfeit your rights to an insurance settlement or civil award. Other deadlines may apply depending upon the parties involved, carrying much shorter periods than the statute of limitations, so ask your Clearwater personal injury attorney about the timeline of your case.

Why Hire Our Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring a skilled personal injury lawyer in Clearwater ensures your case is heard and legal action is taken. Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann will assist you in deciphering the legal aspects of your claim and ensuring that all statutes and court requirements are met. 

If you have a claim and decide to hire our legal team, you can count on us to:

  • Help you determine your legal options and rights
  • Seek a fair resolution on your behalf
  • Allow you to focus on your health and wellness
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Avoid all legal mistakes and errors
  • Go to civil court if you decide

Learn more about how hiring a Clearwater personal injury lawyer can help. Call Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann for your Free Consultation at (941) 954-4000 or online. There are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.