The nature of a personal injury lawsuit can change drastically depending on where you are.
States, counties, and even cities have their own laws and statutes that might affect your case.
Wherever you live, one basic principle applies: Victims of negligence have the right to be compensated fairly for their injuries.
Generally, a successful personal injury lawsuit in Florida requires that the injured party prove that the other party, the defendant, is liable for the injuries. Specifically, the injured party must prove that the defendant was the one who caused the accident, that the accident caused the injuries, and that the defendant was reckless or negligent. That is, the defendant had a responsibility to prevent the accident and failed to do so, causing a person to be injured.
The law can also differ depending on the type of injury and what caused it. If the injuries were caused by an automobile accident, filing the lawsuit is more complicated. Florida is a “no-fault” state in regards to automobile accidents, meaning that regardless of who caused the accident, all injuries sustained are the responsibility of the injured party’s insurance carrier. There may be exceptions if the injuries are severe, disfiguring, or fatal. In general, however, a car accident is not the basis of a personal injury lawsuit in Florida.
Do I have a case?
With all these variations, though, you may not know how the law applies to your situation. And after an injury, there’s enough on your plate already.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our offices as soon as possible. Katherine is an expert attorney and legal counselor, with years of experience representing the survivors of accidents. We will help you sort out the details of your compensation, and if needed, we will represent you in court. You don’t have to go it alone.
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