Do I Have Grounds to File an Injury Lawsuit?
Posted By Todd Miner Law || Mar 1, 2014
When you’re injured in an accident, it is your right to seek compensation from those who caused the injury, even if it was not intentional. Under Florida law, you can also seek compensation from the other party or parties even if you were partially to blame for the accident. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can provide you with the information and help you need to win your case.
When a Lawsuit is Appropriate
A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine if you have a case when an accident occurs, and knowing when to seek such help is very important. In Florida, any time you suffer damages and/or injury caused by another party, the law allows you to seek compensation to help pay for the medical expenses you incur and the wages lost due to your inability to work while you heal.
You only need to show that you suffered damages and that the other party failed in their duty not to injure you. Even if you are partially responsible for the accident in which you are involved, you may still be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. A personal injury attorney can help determine if Florida’s “comparative negligence” law allows you to seek compensation in your particular case.
When Several Parties are Involved
An attorney can help you determine the appropriate action to take when several parties are involved. For example, if you were injured by a dangerous pet because of the actions of a pet sitter, then you may be able to seek compensation from both the owner of the animal as well as the sitter. Although it is possible to seek compensation from more than one party, the facts of your particular case will ultimately dictate whether you have a viable claim against each of the parties.
An Orlando personal injury lawyer can answer your questions and discuss your potential claims against each of the involved parties. Don’t struggle with the stress of medical bills and lost wages when another individual causes you to be injured. An attorney can provide the information and assistance you need to win your case and gain the compensation you deserve.