Florida Personal Injury Law Help
Russell Law and Patrick Russell, Esq., a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer, are available to help you with your Florida personal injury claim. If you have been injured as the result of an accident or the negligence of another person, please seek the help of a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible to assess your case. The best time to prepare your case and claim is at the beginning when the witnesses can be found, the evidence preserved and the scene photographed and recorded. Careful planning and preparation will go a long way to maximizing the recovery in your case.
Florida Personal Injury Defined
Florida Personal injury law involves claims of persons who have been injured as the result of another person's actions or failure to act. Those persons whose actions result in injuries to you are responsible for your damages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Common Florida personal injury claims involve Florida automobile accidents, dog bite cases, injuries caused by a defective product, Florida premises liability cases, and slip and falls. As an injured person, you are entitled to recover your damages if your injury was the foreseeable and proximate result of another person’s negligence or the breach of a duty of care that is owed to you.
Florida Automobile Accidents
Florida automobile accidents are the most common cases for personal injury claims. From minor fender benders to intersection collisions, all automobile accidents have the potential to result in serious physical injuries. Florida is a comparative fault state which means that the liability and responsibility for the damages of an accident will be based on the proportionate fault of each driver. The issuance of a traffic ticket as a result of an accident is an important factor to consider in a personal injury case but it is not conclusive of who was at fault for the accident in a civil court. To assist in the recovery of your case, you should pick up a copy of the car accident report as you will need this document to make your claim. It is also suggested that you photograph the scene of the accident, your injuries and the damages to your automobile. You will also find it helpful to keep a journal for the accident so you can list all details of the accident, the witnesses you have, and the times and dates for your medical appointments. A journal can be incredibly helpful over time as you may find yourself forgetting the details of the accident. Finally, to preserve your insurance claim rights, you should promptly notify your insurance company of the accident.
Florida Premises Liability
Florida premises liability cases involve injuries as the result of the maintenance or ownership of real property. A slip and fall injury at a store is a common example of a premises liability case. Other examples include any injury that results from the maintenance or operations conducted on the property. Faulty handrails, falling objects, or a general failure to warn of a dangerous condition are other examples. Florida law provides that an owner of property is charged with maintaining that property in a reasonably safe manner so that a visitor would not be injured upon the property when the property is open to the public or in which it is foreseeable that a member of the public would enter the property. Failing to adequately maintain the safety of the area will result in the owner of the property being held accountable to pay for the injuries that the property may cause to others.
Florida Personal Injury Tips
You should always seek immediate medical assistance if you have been injured and keep all appointments with your doctors and therapists. To assist in the recovery of your case, you should always file an accident report and obtain a copy of the same when it is available. It is also suggested that you photograph the scene of the accident and your injuries. You will also find it helpful to keep a journal for the accident so you can list all details of the accident, the witnesses you have, and the times and dates for your medical appointments. A journal can be incredibly helpful over time as you may find yourself forgetting the details of the accident. Finally, be sure to keep all medical records, reports, and any receipts for your out-of-pocket expenses so that you can provide a copy of the same to your lawyer when needed.
Florida Personal Injury Benefits
Russell Law and Patrick Russell, Esq., a Florida Personal Injury lawyer will review your Florida personal injury claim to determine the responsible parties for your injuries. Theories of liability will be supported by investigative reports, witness statements, photographs and other documentary evidence. Demand will be made on your behalf to the responsible parties and their insurance companies to cover your medical expenses and damages. If necessary, our office and a Florida Personal Injury Attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf to protect your interests and to recover the compensation that you are owed.
In order to maximize your recovery, Russell Law will work diligently to seek a settlement or judgment that pays all of your medical expenses, including those amounts that your insurance company paid on your behalf, as well as any outstanding bills for doctors that remain unpaid. The settlement or judgment must include monies for any property damages and out-of-pocket expenses you have suffered. Finally, the settlement or judgment must make a provision to pay for your pain and suffering, future medical expenses, lost income, and for any disability or injury that was caused.