How soon should I file my lawsuit?
The statute of limitations defines specific time frames within which to file claims. The time limits may vary for different types of cases and may depend on specific factual circumstances. Therefore, you should immediately discuss any potential case with an attorney. If the time frame to file a claim elapses you may be forever barred from pursuing a claim.
How much money will I receive from my claim?
The value of every case is different and dependent on the actual circumstances of the case. Depending on the type of claim, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, mental illness, emotional trauma, embarrassment and daily expenses directly related to your case.
What is the difference between civil lawsuits, class-action lawsuits and criminal lawsuits?
Civil lawsuit – Filed against another person or entity in order to seek monetary compensation. Personal Injury claims are a type of civil suit.
Class-Action lawsuit – Filed to seek monetary awards for damages inflicted on a large number of individuals. Product defects and defective drug claims may result in class action suits.
Criminal lawsuit – Filed to seek punishment for criminal conduct against an individual or an entity.
To learn more about personal injury and your legal rights in Orlando or anywhere in Florida, please contact our personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D.