Personal Injury FAQs

At Alvarez Law Group, we believe that you should be fully informed about your rights and options when filing a personal injury claim. Below is an overview of the questions we get the most and their answers.

Q. How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

A. In Florida, you have up to four years to file a claim unless it is a medical malpractice, in which case the statute of limitations is two years. You also have between two and three years to bring a lawsuit against a government agency or office. Your attorney will ensure that you meet the necessary filing deadlines.

Q. How much is my personal injury claim worth?

A. The goal with a personal injury lawsuit is to obtain the compensation you need to make you “whole” again. This includes economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost income, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering. While every claim is unique, your Florida personal injury attorney can give you an idea of what your claim may be worth.

Q. Will I be able to claim pain and suffering?

A. In Florida, pain and suffering damages are difficult to quantify. In addition, different courts use their own systems to determine your eligibility to claim pain and suffering. Your attorney will help you convey the traumatic impact that your accident and injuries have had on you emotionally and psychologically.

Q. What if my injuries don’t surface until well after the accident?

A. There is a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Florida. (See the first question above.) See a personal injury attorney as soon as you become aware of the extent of your injuries.

Q. How long will it take to receive my settlement?

A. It can be difficult to predict when you will receive your personal injury settlement. It depends on how long it takes to receive a fair settlement offer or, if the case goes to trial, how long it takes for the court to issue an award. If the defendant contests the verdict, payout will be delayed even longer. At Alvarez Law Group, we understand your need for compensation and will fight to bring your case to a successful close as soon as possible.

Personal injury law can be complicated, which is why you need a compassionate advocate who knows what your claim is worth and will fight to get it. If you have any questions that are not answered here or you need to meet with an attorney, please contact Alvarez Law Group.