How do you put a price tag on personal loss, whether it’s a limb or the ability to earn a living? Perhaps the injury has caused temporary impairment or worse, the damage is permanent. What about lost wages, mental anguish, and enduring physical pain?
Many victims of crime don’t know that they have the right to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court. Whether criminal prosecution was successful, or if there was simply no prosecution at all, crime victims have a right to file a lawsuit against offenders and any other responsible parties in civil court.
If you have ever been injured in an accident, you may not fully realize how serious your injuries are until days, weeks or even months after the accident occurred. The fact is that it isn’t at all uncommon for injuries to show up after an accident, especially head trauma, neck problems and spinal injuries.
One of the most traumatic experiences you can have in your lifetime is being involved in an accident. Whether you have been involved in a car accident or an on the job mishap, getting well should be your main concern. In some cases, the accident you are involved in will be caused by the negligence of the other party. When faced with these types of circumstances, you need to work with a personal injury lawyer to find out what your rights are. For the most part, there are a variety of misconceptions about personal injury cases and here are just some of them.
In the majority of personal injury cases, the issue of proving fault is dependent on a legal concept that is referred to as “negligence.” More specifically, you have to prove the four key elements of the negligence claim, which include:
When most people think of personal injury accidents, they immediately think of a car accident, or some other serious situation. As a result, many don’t take slip and fall accidents or injuries very serious. However, these are quite common and can have devastating consequences. In fact, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of visits to the emergency room in the state of Florida.
Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has gotten a lot of attention in the press over the last few years since it has been a focal point in many high-profile cases, including the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. It can be confusing for some to know where they stand, especially in a personal injury case.
Personal injury accidents can happen to anybody. People from all walks of life find themselves consulting personal injury attorneys after various traumatic accidents and mishaps. These injuries also happen in many different ways. Here are some of the most common types of personal injury situations.
In the state of Florida, it is required that all licensed drivers have personal injury protection, or PIP, insurance. This means that Florida is in the minority of states (only 15 in all and the District of Columbia) that use the system over the more common liability insurance system.
Texting and driving has become one of the most serious threats to traffic safety, and despite efforts at the federal, state and local level, people continue to practice this potentially deadly behavior. Some law enforcement officials are beginning to get creative in their quest to identify and stop texting while driving, and the methods they are using may surprise you.