We have discussed a variety of personal injury cases and situations on this blog. All of those posts might have some readers wondering what they should do if they are injured in an accident on someone else’s property. There are several things you should do.
What should I do first?
The first and most important thing you should do after you have been injured in an accident is to seek medical attention. You must make sure that you are taking care of your health. Once you have received or at least initiated treatment, you can move forward with other steps.
What else should I do?
You should try to gather evidence that can prove your case. In many cases, pictures and witness information can be helpful. You should also make notes about what happened while your memory is fresh. Keeping a record of your medical care and missed work can also help. All of these records and evidence can come in handy if you end up taking your case to court.
How long do I have to seek compensation?
You have four years to file a personal injury claim in Florida unless the claim is for medical malpractice. In the case of medical malpractice, the time limit decreases to two years. The statute of limitations is only a maximum. It doesn’t mean that you have to wait that long. Instead, you can act faster to get your claim started. In order to do this, you should make sure that you understand your legal rights and determine what steps you need to file a claim.
Source: FindLaw, “First Steps in Personal Injury Claim,” accessed June 02, 2015