Accident/BANKRUPTCY attorney

FUENTES LAW FIRM, P.A.

LEGAL TIPS

Time Limits for filing a lawsuit a.k.a statute of limitations Car accidents: 4 years (seek medical attention within 14 days in order to receive PIP benefits) Slip and Falls: 4 years from date of accident Wrongful Death: 2 years from date of death Medical Malpractice: 2 years from date that malpractice was discovered or should have been discovered and no more than 4 years after the malpractice.

-By Attorney Jose Fuentes


 

After a slip and fall, it is vital that you preserve all possible evidence. 1) Always have someone call an ambulance so medical personnel can record any and all injuries at the scene of the accident. 2) Complete accident report with store/establishment no matter how insignificant you think the injuries are (fracture are not always apparent from the pain felt). 3) Take pictures of the scene of the accident if possible. 4) Continue to document all injuries by seeking medical attention from doctors and make sure your pain and discomfort is documented in your medical records.


-By Attorney Jose Fuentes


 

After a car accident or slip and fall, do not attempt to negotiate your personal injury claim with the insurance company on your own. Insurance companies are not on your side and will take advantage of any unnecessary and detrimental disclosures on your part. Contact a competent personal injury attorney who can help you.


-By Attorney Jose Fuentes


 

When you can sue for pain and suffering after a car accident. In Florida, you can only recover for pain and suffering after a car accident if your injuries involve:
1)Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
2)Permanent injury
3)Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
4)Death
Otherwise, you can only recover PIP benefits, medical expenses not covered by PIP, loss wages no covered by PIP, future medical expenses, future loss of earnings and earning capacity.


-By Attorney Jose Fuentes


 


Beware of texting and driving. During the litigation of a car accident case, the opposing attorney can subpoena your phone records to determine if you were texting and driving during the time of the accident. Evidence of texting and driving would be detrimental to your case as it establishes you were driving in a negligent manner.


-By Attorney Jose Fuentes

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