Car Accidents Can Cause Life-altering Injuries

Posted on: August 15, 2017
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When serious injury strikes, the results can be catastrophic; your injuries may cause you great pain and suffering, as well as mountains of medical bills you cannot handle.

With lost time at work for recovery and follow-up medical appointments, the losses you have suffered as a result of the accident may add up.

Our experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.

Motor vehicle accidents are the cause of most personal injuries.

If you’ve been in an accident, your insurance may not provide enough money to cover your claims adequately.

If that is the case, and the at-fault party refuses to compensate you, your only choice for recovery is through filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause life-altering injuries. These can include:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries (neck, mid-back, and lower back)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Loss of Mobility or Paralysis
  • Joint Injuries

If you are the victim of another driver’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer from severe injuries without being compensated.

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Other types of damages arise after auto accidents that you may not immediately think about. These may include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Follow-up procedures
  • Medical Devices
  • Prescription Medications
  • Loss of ability to work
  • Loss of ability to care for your family
  • Loss of or damage to your vehicle

These are examples of the types of losses that a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you recover after a car accident.

Will I Recover Enough Money to Cover my Expenses?

When you’ve suffered from personal injuries, you want to know that you will be compensated enough money to cover all of your expenses caused by the car crash.

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Talking to a Tampa personal injury attorney about the details of your case will allow you to understand what type of recovery you may be able to receive.

Keep track of all of your medical expenses, lost work time, and all other negative effects of the car accident.

An experienced car crash lawyer can help you determine which costs may be the basis for your personal injury claims.

What If I am Partially At Fault? Can I Still Recover?

In Florida, you can still recover if you were partially at fault for the car accident.

Under the theory of “Comparative Negligence,” the court will determine at what percentage each driver was at fault.

Example: Adam was speeding, driving 45 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.

Brad was texting while driving and swerved over the double yellow line, causing a collision with Adam’s car.

The court may find that while Adam was 20% at fault for speeding, Brad was 80% at fault for recklessly texting.

In this scenario, Adam may recover for up to 80% of his damages.

Other Types of Personal Injury

Property owners owe a duty of care to people who may be injured by a slip and fall on their property.

If you trip, slip or fall, or are otherwise injured on someone else’s property as a result of someone’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney to evaluate your case.

Where Can Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

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These types of falls can occur:

  • At work
  • Staircases, Escalators, and Elevators
  • Grocery Stores
  • Swimming Pools
  • Public office buildings
  • Parking garages and parking lots

What is the Slip-and-Fall Law in Florida?

The law in Florida makes it challenging for plaintiffs to win these cases.

In 2010, the Florida legislature raised the standard of proof for victims.

Now, victims must prove that the owner of the property had “actual or constructive knowledge” of a dangerous or hazardous condition and that the owner should have taken measures to fix it.

Proving such knowledge often requires carefully examining the circumstantial evidence.

By calling an experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, your attorney can begin an investigation to gather evidence for your case.

Remember: the accident scene is usually controlled by the potential defendant. Time is of the essence.

Other Premises Injuries

Many people think only slip and fall or trip and fall injuries are all that happen, but many other injuries happen on another person’s property.

There are too many examples to list just a few – It is safe to say that if you are hurt one someone else’s property; you should call us today to discuss.

If you’ve been injured, contact the Tampa personal injury attorneys at FL Legal Group today so we can offer you a free consultation.

Don’t suffer injury without getting the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 813-221-9500. Our professionals are waiting to help you get started on your case.

 

Sources:

Florida Slip and Fall Law–F.S.A. 768.0755

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0768/Sections/0768.0755.html

House Bill No. 689 Became F.S.A. 768.0755 in 2010.

http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2010-008.pdf

Florida Comparative Negligence Law–F.S.A. 768.01

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0768/Sections/0768.81.html

 

 

Author: Marc Semago
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