Personal injury cases are civil cases. A personal injury lawsuit seeks to assign fault to another party and make that party pay money to the victim. Simply being injured in an accident does not automatically mean you have a personal injury case. Typically, you must be able to prove that another party was negligent, that their negligence caused your injury, and that the injury resulted in damages.
However, even if you played some role in the accident, you may still be able to get compensation. That is because Florida is a “comparative negligence” state. That means that a person who is partly to blame for his or her own injuries can still obtain some damages. For example, a person who runs through a wet grocery store aisle may be considered 30 percent responsible for that slip and fall. In such case, that person may obtain up to 70 percent of the available money damages with the help of a Florida personal injury lawyer.
Although motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls are two of the most common personal injury case, there are many other types of cases. Some of those include dog bite accidents, hotel accidents, negligent security, public transportation accidents, and defective product accidents.
Many people assume that personal injuries are limited to broken bones or the like, but personal injuries can also include nightmares, painful joints, lightheadedness, tingling arms or legs, or any other physical or mental changes caused by an accident.
Injuries can be costly, and if an injury caused by someone else’s negligence is causing you to lose money due to medical bills or being unable to work, you likely have a personal injury case and can seek compensation.
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The best way to find out if you have a personal injury case is to call a lawyer. A phone call to Itzkowitz Law at (813) 461-6600 is free as is your consultation, and all communication with our office is completely confidential.