Aventura Personal Injury Attorney

The City of Aventura is located in northeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida and its name means ‘adventure’ in Spanish. According to the United States Census Bureau, Aventura has a population of just over 35,000 people. Its development dates back to the 1970s. The city boasts hot and humid summers as well as short winters, just like the rest of South Florida. Aventura is one of Miami-Dade County’s most car-centric cities due to its increased growth in population over the past couple of decades. Consequently, those living, working, or visiting the city are at risk of suffering a personal injury.

Damages Available

When someone is harmed due to another’s negligent conduct, he or she may seek monetary compensation for damages suffered by way of a personal injury lawsuit. Likewise, if someone loses his or her life due to the negligent or intentional actions of another, the decedent’s surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim. The purpose of the monetary compensation awarded in a personal injury or wrongful death case is to make the victim or surviving loved ones whole again. While money may never change circumstances back to how they were before the accident, it often helps victims and their families pick up the pieces and try to move on with their lives.

Those who have been hurt in an Aventura personal injury accident can seek payment in a Florida court for damages to property or injury to person. Compensatory damages available to a person seeking compensation include general and specific. General damages often pay for losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, disfigurement, loss or impairment of physical or mental capacity, as well as loss of life. Special damages include payment to cover medical bills, damage to personal or real property, and loss of earnings. Sometimes punitive damages are available to a personal injury victim under special circumstances where the acts of the defendant were intentional, egregious and particularly harmful. These types of damages are awarded to the sole intent of punishing the defendant and deterring him or her from behaving badly in the future.

Statute of Limitations

State law governs the time limits under which a personal injury lawsuit may be filed in court. This is a particularly important deadline because a personal injury victim who fails to file suit within the specified time frame will have his or her case barred forever. Under Florida law, the statute of limitations is four years from the date of the accident for injury to person and/or property, three years if the lawsuit involves a government entity, two years from the date of discovery of the injury for medical malpractice, and two years from the date of death for wrongful death claims.

Personal Injury Help

If you or someone you care about has suffered a personal injury or was tragically killed due to another’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful behavior, you should contact an experienced Aventura personal injury attorney right away. Time is of the essence in preserving your right to monetary compensation under Florida law. The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. have been representing the injured for more than 25 years and are available to guide you every step of hte way. Click here today, or call us at 305-821-7333, to schedule your case evaluation at one of its several South Florida locations.

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