When Can I Sue for Injuries from a Car Accident?

The State of Florida has statutes that govern who can sue in a tort case such as a personal injury arising from a car accident. In order to recover damages in a car accident case, the Plaintiff (the person who is suing for damages) must show at least one of these elements:

  • Significant and permanent loss of an important function in the body
  • Within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, a permanent injury
  • Scarring or disfigurement that is significant and permanent
  • Death

The person who wants to sue after a car accident has the burden to prove that they qualify under these requirements in order to succeed in trial. There are additional requirements that may need to be met in order to be successful in a lawsuit for a car accident claim. You should seek the advice of an experienced auto accident attorney to determine if you have a viable claim that should be considered.

The law firm of Jennifer L. Hamey, PA offers a FREE CONSULTATION to determine if we can represent your needs for your auto accident case. We encourage you to learn more about our Florida auto accident attorneys and to contact us to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with our experienced, compassionate team.