A personal injury claim allows individuals who have been injured at the
hands of another party to seek compensation for the financial and non-economic
damages he or she has suffered. How do you know that you have a valid
personal injury claim? Our Brandon attorneys can explain.
Understanding the Concept of Negligence
All personal injury cases are governed by the concept of “negligence.”
Essentially, every person has a duty to conduct themselves and their businesses
in a manner that avoids causing harm to others. The failure to do so is
considered negligence. Thus, the most basic, essential requirement for
a personal injury claim is that the other party acted in negligence.
However, it is not enough that an individual simply acted in negligence.
It must then be proven that his or her negligence contributed to the direct
or proximate cause of the accident that led to your injury. In Florida,
even if your own negligence contributed to the accident, you can still
pursue a claim for the other party’s percentage of fault.
Finally, it must be proven that you suffered an injury and other compensatory
damages. These can include medical bills, emotional pain and suffering,
and lost wages. In order to qualify as compensatory, these damages must
have been the direct result of the injuries you suffered from the accident.
Give Us a Call to Discuss the Details of Your Case
The best way to understand whether or not you have a valid claim is by
discussing the details of your injury with our team. At Boohoff Law, P.A.,
our Brandon personal injury lawyers will evaluate your case at no cost
to you in a free consultation. Contact our team today to get started!