According to the Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator, there were 164,253 civil cases that reached a disposition, which is a legal term for a conclusion, throughout the state of Florida during the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Of the cases that reached a disposition, 1,123 were medical malpractice claims, 1,472 were product liability claims, 633 were nursing home negligence cases, 7,658 were either commercial or residential premises liability claims, and 26,842 were auto negligence suits. All of these cases are different, involve unique fact patterns, and arose out of unique events, but the one thing that all of these disputes have in common is, they all fall under the umbrella of personal injury law.
Personal injury law encomposes many unique sub-categories of civil law that are centered around damages a person has sustained as a result of the negligent or wrongful actions of another party. As such, personal injury lawyers in Florida practice in a wide variety of cases, but if you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence there are a few aspects of Florida’s personal injury laws that you should keep in mind as you enter the litigation phase of your claim.