Florida Personal Injury Law
No one likes getting injured, especially if it wasn’t your fault. It is a life-changing experience, anything from a slip and fall at the mall to car or motorcycle accidents. They can leave you with medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering. You’re left with physical, emotional, and financial problems that someone else caused. Luckily, the legal system is fine-tuned to address this scenario. If you were hurt because of the negligence of another person, you might be able to file a case to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Personal injury law allows a private individual to file a lawsuit against someone or a company they accuse of wrongful conduct that contributed to their injury.
Personal injury attorneys in these cases will advocate for their clients. This can include investigating the scene of the accident, questioning witnesses, working with medical experts, and sometimes even working with experts that can help reconstruct the accident.
Some of common types of personal injury cases:
Slip & Fall Accidents and Premises Liability
Those who have slipped and fallen on someone’s property may find themselves with an injury that could have been avoided had the property owner acted more carefully in maintaining their property. This type of fall can cause an injury that lingers, resulting in lengthy, costly medical bills. Slip & fall lawsuits can be a lot of work at times, but if you have the evidence to show negligence, the owner of a restaurant, store, or other establishment may be held liable for your damages.
Wrongful death cases are tragic. Compensation for these personal injury accidents caused by the actions of another are usually delineated as follows: In addition to the usual medical bills and expenses one can get in a personal injury lawsuit through compensation, the victim’s family can potentially be compensated for the costs of the funeral. Families could also be eligible to receive other damages.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Vehicles all bring with them a unique risk of injury, and a number of different types of lawsuits. The majority of these are car accidents, but can also include motorcycle, trucking, and even boating accidents. Often, these personal injury claims stem from the negligence of another driver. Whatever the causes of the crash, they can lead to lifelong damage to someone. Even accidents that might seem like they’re not that bad can require long-term medical care.
Construction jobs are inherently risky, and construction sites are home to many on-the-job injuries. As such, many construction accident injury claims can also fall into other categories, like workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and even product liability.
Fire and burn injuries are some of the most dangerous and life-altering injuries a person can suffer. Apartment tenants burned because a landlord didn’t install and/or maintain proper fire safety equipment and enable proper fire safety measures; a scalding beverage; faulty electrical wiring; and other hazards can cause horrific burns. Whether it’s a burn that heals or one that causes lifelong scarring and trauma, you have a right to hold the negligent party accountable.