If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to know what your rights are when it comes to seeking compensation for your injuries. This guide provides an overview of the personal injury claims process so that you can understand your rights and make informed decisions about pursuing a claim. Our experienced personal injury attorney team is dedicated to assisting victims of negligence. We will review the details of your case and provide you with advice on how best to pursue a claim to get the maximum compensation available for your losses. Our goal is to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for all damages related to the accident, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
We will also work hard to protect your rights throughout the process. We understand that personal injury claims can be complicated and intimidating which is why we strive to make sure that every client understands their rights before taking any legal action.
What Is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law covers civil wrongs caused by the wrongful acts of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. It is a form of legal claim that seeks to hold one party accountable for injuring another individual or damaging their property. In many cases, personal injury claims may involve intentional misconduct such as assault and battery or negligence where someone fails to meet a certain standard of care.
Common areas of personal injury law include car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, product liability, and workplace injuries. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence then you may be entitled to damages under personal injury law. Our skilled Personal Injury Attorney Team can help you navigate the complexities of filing a claim and negotiating with insurance companies for maximum compensation.
What Counts As Personal Injury?
Personal injury can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, defective products, dog bites, assaults, and more. To prevail in a personal injury claim brought against a negligent defendant (or defendants) for an injury suffered by the plaintiff—the person bringing the lawsuit—the plaintiff must prove that the defendant(s) acted negligently or recklessly in causing their injury. In other words, proof is needed to show that the defendant’s actions fell below-accepted standards of care under the law and resulted in harm to another person. In addition to proving negligence on behalf of the defendant(s), the plaintiff must also prove damages—i.e., that they suffered losses as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Thus, damages can include things like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. The goal of any personal injury case is to seek compensation for these losses to make the plaintiff “whole again.”
It is important to note that states have different laws governing how much time a person has to file a lawsuit after they have been injured due to another person’s negligence—known as the statute of limitations. Generally speaking, if you do not bring your claim within the specified amount of time allowed by law (which usually ranges from 1-3 years depending on where you live), then you may be forever barred from bringing that action in any court. Thus, it is important to speak with our experienced personal injury attorney team as soon as possible after you have been injured to ensure that your legal rights are protected and preserved.
If you believe you have suffered a personal injury caused by another person’s negligence, please contact our office for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys who can explain your legal rights and help you pursue the compensation that you deserve. We handle cases involving all kinds of injuries caused by virtually any type of accident or incident. Our attorneys work hard to protect the rights of those who have been harmed due to another person’s negligence and are committed to helping them get the justice they deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Florida Negligence Law
Negligence law in Florida deals with the duty of care people owe to one another, and what happens when that duty is breached. In general, if someone does not act as a reasonable person under the circumstances and causes another harm as a result, they may be found liable for negligence. The four elements of negligence are Duty, Breach of Duty, Causation, and Damages.
Duty refers to the obligation you have towards others to act responsibly or take precautionary measures. For example, landlords must keep their apartments safe and free from hazardous conditions.
If a landlord fails in this regard, they can be said to breach their duty of care. This breach must then cause the victim harm in some form. Finally, the victim must suffer damages as a result of this breach—like physical injury or property damage. If all four elements are established, a person may be liable for negligence under Florida law. In such cases, victims may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses and other losses.
Types Of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases are those in which an individual or group suffers physical, emotional, or financial harm due to the negligence of another party. Such cases can include medical malpractice, product liability, slip and fall accidents, automobile accidents, maritime injuries, worksite injuries, dog bites, and wrongful death claims. Each type of personal injury case has its unique characteristics and potential for damages. To pursue a personal injury case, it is important to understand the specific laws governing each type of claim. Understanding which law applies to your situation will help you seek justice and compensation for losses incurred.
If you or someone you know has been injured and needs legal protection, look no further than Elevate Legal Services, PLLC. Our experienced personal injury attorney team is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation. We specialize in all aspects of personal injury law, from slip-and-fall cases to motor vehicle accidents. With years of experience navigating the complexities of the legal system, we ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys are available 24/7 and will work tirelessly to provide the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today at (561) 770-3335 for a free consultation and let us help you get the justice you deserve.