Car accidents happen on Florida roadways every day. Sometimes, they are fairly minor and only result in minor scratches and dents to the vehicles involved. Other times, they leave vehicles totaled and vehicle occupants seriously injured or even dead. When a victim is injured in a car accident, he or she may pursue monetary compensation for his or her resulting damages through a personal injury claim.

Car accident claims in Florida are subject to many rules and requirements. To ensure that you completely understand all the rules applicable to your case before you file your claim, start working with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as you can after you receive medical care for your injury.

Ways you Can be Injured in a Car Accident

You can be injured in a variety of ways in a car accident. These ways include:

  • Soft tissue injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injury;
  • Broken bones;
  • Lacerations;
  • Burns; and
  • Spinal cord injuries.

These injuries can lead to permanent disfigurement and disabilities like paralysis, vision loss, loss of limbs, and an increased risk of suffering certain other conditions in the future.