Personal Injury Cases
The Russo Firm focuses its practice on catastrophic and traumatic injury cases. People with catastrophic injuries need a lengthy recovery time and long-term medical treatment. If you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you may be unable to work again. You may require life-long care, medical equipment, and intensive physical and psychological therapy.
Our Personal Injury attorneys at The Russo Firm have extensive experience in helping those who have been seriously injured get the financial resources they need to cope with the significant cost of their injury. In addition to our legal services, The Russo Firm provides the injured and their families with a continuum of care that begins at the first consultation. We offer our clients access to resources, information, referrals to specialized medical treatment, and the details of support groups and other organizations dedicated to helping the seriously injured.
Our bilingual team ensures that you get the serious injury resources you need to cope with your new circumstances.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident or through the negligence of another, it is important you contact an attorney with experience and success in handling traumatic injury cases. The Russo Firm has successfully litigated countless catastrophic injury cases and has extensive experience with severe injuries.
The Russo Firm handles everything from catastrophic injuries to minor injuries including but not limited to:
- Automobile and Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Aviation and Airline Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Driving Under the Influence Accidents
- Insurance Coverage Cases
- Negligent Security Cases
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Work Place Accidents
- Wrongful Death Cases
What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal claim filed by an individual who has suffered physical injury or death because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another individual, company or governmental entity.
Elements of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
The elements of proof necessary to bring a successful personal injury claim are as follows:
- the other party was negligent, reckless, or acted in an intentional manner;
- your injury was caused by that other party’s negligent, reckless, or intentional act; and
- you have suffered damages.
How does The Russo Firm prove those elements to succeed in winning your Personal Injury Lawsuit
Our legal team will gather all the necessary evidence to prove your claim. This includes taking photographs and video of the accident scene and your injuries, obtaining incident or accident reports, securing all medical records and bills, and speaking to witnesses to confirm the negligence of the other party. At the proper time, the records, bills and evidence is presented to the insurance company and we attempt negotiate a fair settlement for you. If we can’t settle your case to your satisfaction, then we file a lawsuit on your behalf, conduct further discovery, and present your case to a jury.
Statutes of Limitations and other restrictions on your Personal Injury Lawsuit
All states impose a time limit on when you must file your personal injury claim. This is known as a “Statute of Limitations”. For example, in Florida, the injured person has four (4) years to file a lawsuit for injuries in automobile accidents or slip and fall premise liability accidents. However, if the incident or accident causes death, the injured person only has two (2) years to file a lawsuit.
There are further restrictions when a Florida governmental entity is involved. Many times, specific notices need to be filed at least six months before a lawsuit is filed, and the time period is three (3) years to file a lawsuit.
Additionally, the state of Florida and all state agencies, counties and cities can only be held liable for damages up to $200,000 for an individual person and $300,000 total for all injured parties in an accident or incident.
Punitive damages are limited to three times the compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater. If the conduct of the defendant was “motivated solely by unreasonable financial gain,” then the punitive damages will be capped at four times the compensatory damages or $2 million, whichever is greater. The only exception to this cap is when the defendant intended for the harm to occur to the injured person.
An employer can only be held liable for punitive damages for the conduct of an employee if the employer “actively and knowingly participated” in the conduct; “knowingly condoned, ratified, or consented” to the conduct; or “engaged in conduct that constituted gross negligence.
The most important thing is that you seek immediately legal advice when you become aware of a potential personal injury case. The Russo Firm provides a free confidential case consultation.
Contact Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers For A Free Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, call The Russo Firm at 844-847-8300 or contact us online to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your case. If you can’t travel to our office, we will come to you, or we can work by phone, fax, email or other methods of communication. Remember, you pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for you.