24 Feb Accident During Your Florida Vacation? Why You Should Hire a Florida Personal Injury Attorney
Florida is an incredible place to vacation. In fact, in 2018, Florida welcomed 126.1 million out-of-state visitors last year. With all those visitors means additional people on the road. With additional people on the road, many not familiar with the roadways, means more accidents. Soon after the accident, you return to your home state, but you have suffered injury and medical expense. You might miss additional work for medical appointments as well. You want to hire a personal injury lawyer, but you do not know if you should hire one from your home state or hire a Florida personal injury attorney. Here are three reasons why you should hire a Florida personal injury attorney if you have been injured in an accident while visiting Florida:
A Florida personal injury attorney understands the roadways
All roadways are different. It is important that you hire a Florida personal injury attorney that understands the traffic patterns and can go out to the scene of the accident and take pictures if necessary. Being able to properly articulate a client’s story is very much necessary to obtain proper compensation for them. If your attorney does not understand the area in which your accident happened, it may hurt your recovery.
A Florida personal injury attorney knows how to navigate the Florida courts
Being licensed in Florida allows a Florida personal injury attorney to file suit in that state on behalf of a client. If you hire an attorney that is not licensed in Florida, they may not be able to file suit in Florida and you may be your ability to fully recover correct compensation. Insurance companies do not like civil litigation firms. They do not like defending lawsuits and more so, they do not like going to trial. If you are represented by a firm that is not able to file suit in Florida, you are telling the insurance company that they have the upper hand and you are giving them more leverage against you.
A Florida personal injury attorney knows the applicable personal injury laws
Every state has different laws on statute of limitations, insurance laws, liability laws and so much more. For example, the statute of limitations to file suit on a car accident claim in Florida is 4 years where the statute of limitation in Georgia is two years. It is important that you retain counsel that knows what the applicable laws are so deadlines are not missed and you have the best opportunity to protect your rights and obtain the compensation that you and your family deserve.
Accident During Your Florida Vacation? I Can Help!
If you have any questions about your Florida personal injury claim, I am here for you. I understand that the process after an incident can be difficult and stressful. You probably have a lot of questions and very few answers. Allow me to be there for you every step of the way. I offer a FREE no-obligation consultation and will review your claim with you personally. You deserve to be compensated and I want to get justice for you!
CONTACT ATTORNEY KEVIN L. SULLIVAN II TODAY AT (813) 598-4868 FOR A FREE NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. I LOOK FORWARD TO ASSISTING YOU WITH YOUR CLAIM!
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