DeLand Personal Injury Attorney
Pursuing Compensation for Injury Victims in DeLand
Though we take every effort to keep ourselves safe from harm, we can't always avoid suffering injury or tragedy. If you or a loved one has recently been injured due to another person's negligence, our firm can help you seek the restitution you deserve. Our DeLand personal injury lawyers understand the difficulty you are facing. We have experience in a wide variety of legal cases, and can use this knowledge to help guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
When it comes to filing a personal injury suit, time is of the essence! This is due to a law called the “statute of limitations.” This law imposes a time limit on how long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim before they lose their legal right to do so. According to the Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a), the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Florida is four years.
This means you have four years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim or you will no longer be able to file, effectively losing your right to pursue compensation. While four years may seem like a lengthy amount of time, the truth is there are several exceptions that can change the time period you have to file so it is important to contact an attorney from our firm as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Looking To File a Personal Injury Claim?
Our attorneys at Buckmaster & Ellzey are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal counsel. We handle a wide range of injury cases, including the following:
- Auto/trucking accidents
- Slip and fall
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
In most events where life-altering harm can be attributed to the fault of another, you have the right to file a lawsuit. A claim can address the emotional and psychological damage suffered as a result of the injury, and/or the wages lost due to the accident. Likewise, if another's negligence led to your loved one passing away, you can seek to recover the support (including earnings and inheritance) they would have otherwise provided you.
Do not delay in seeking compensation for the wrong others have caused you. Some types of cases, such as wrongful death, give a small window of time in which a personal injury claim can be filed. Our attorneys can handle your case in a timely, professional manner. With Buckmaster & Ellzey, you can be confident that your case is in the right hands.
Contact a Dedicated Attorney
We do not tolerate the practices or negligence that lead to your suffering. Our personal injury attorneys fight to ensure that each of our clients is properly compensated for their difficulties. With a wide range of legal experience, the lawyers at Buckmaster & Ellzey are qualified to provide the representation you need.
Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.
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Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Florida?If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how much child support or alimony you can receive or will be expected to pay. Alimony is ordered to ensure that both spouses have an equal opportunity of maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. The higher-earning spouse makes payments to the lower-earning spouse. The amount of the payment is determined based on one party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay. This involves the consideration of a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and the ability of the unemployed spouse to obtain work. Child support, on the other hand, is determined based on Florida’s statutory guidelines. To calculate a child support payment, the court considers the total income of both parties, minus any deductions. The child support order is ultimately determined by what amount is needed to cover the child’s basic living expenses, including food, shelter, childcare, education, and healthcare.
Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”
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“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”
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Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience