Can A Resident of Another Country Receive a Damage Award for a Pedestrian Accident in Florida?
Millions of people from all over visit Florida each year. While some are conducting business in areas like Miami, others are taking in the beautiful beaches and thrill rides at amusement parks located within the state. Those same foreign visitors to Florida visit restaurants, rent cars and pour money into the local economy. It is inevitable that a person living in a country outside of the United States will sustain an injury in a pedestrian accident in Florida.
Foreign visitors to Florida must turn to a trusted leader in pedestrian accident cases in Florida so they can receive the settlement they deserve. Trusting your case to simply any attorney could be fraught with danger. You need an attorney who comprehends how to maximize your recovery based on experience negotiating settlements favorable to clientele and winning cases in court.
Filing a claim against a driver in Florida for negligence because of a pedestrian accident comes with several difficulties. The largest concern you could have is returning to Florida for your case if it cannot be settled before going to court. Fortunately, most pedestrian accident cases that occur in Florida settle without ever going to trial.
Receiving emergency treatment in the United States and receiving follow-up treatment in your home country could create confusion if your case was in the hands of the wrong lawyer. To be sure, the varying medical experience could complicate matters. Having the right attorney with a sophisticated personal injury law practice in Florida can make the difference for you by obtaining medical experts who can explain your injuries, describe the treatment, and discuss the longevity of the injury and how that will affect your life in your homeland.
A point to recall is that Florida law permits recovery for billed claims and not accumulated claims. In countries that have a healthcare system run by the government, the out-of-pocket expenses you incurred for treatment in your home country might be much lower than the actual cost of the treatment.
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