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Personal injury is a general term which refers to accidents in which people are injured through the careless actions individuals or businesses. Such accidents occur through negligence, which is the failure to use reasonable care, or by intent. These accidents and the damages they cause are referred to as “torts,” or civil wrongs.
Personal injuries also refer to a physical, emotional or psychological injury which someone suffers due to the negligence of another person or business. Negligence is essentially the failure to use reasonable care. When someone else’s negligence causes you to suffer personal injuries, Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Joseph I. Lipsky helps clients seek all of the financial compensation they are entitled to due to their injuries and damages. If the person or business that caused those injuries has insurance, such as car insurance or liability insurance, that insurance company will be responsible for paying for the damages you suffered.What Makes a Successful Personal Injury Claim?
When pursuing your claim, our Miami personal injury lawyers will look for:
- Duty: You must prove that, before or during the incident that injured you, the other person had a duty to you. This can be as simple as driving safely.
- Breach: Second, your personal injury lawyer must prove that the defendant breached the duty in some way.
- Injury: You must show that you have suffered an injury. This can be physical, emotional or financial.
- Causation: Finally, it is necessary to demonstrate that there is a causal link between the defendant’s actions and your injuries.
Personal injuries most commonly occur from car accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, medical malpractice, criminal attacks on a business property and from on- the-job incidents. Florida Law provides that if you are injured due to the negligence of another, then you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, in the form of financial compensation. The goal of the legal system is to reasonably compensate someone for those damages, which may include:
- past unpaid and future anticipated medical bills
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish
- scarring and disfigurement
- aggravation of a pre-existing condition
- loss of enjoyment of life.
If the actions of the wrongdoer rise to a higher level of carelessness, from wanton or willful conduct, such as an accident caused by a drunk driver, that wrongdoer may also be responsible for punitive damages, which are meant to punish them for their reckless conduct.
Each state has specific time periods in which a person who suffers personal injuries has to bring a lawsuit against the person or business that caused those injuries. In Florida, that statute of limitations, for most negligence cases, other than those involving medical malpractice, is four years. Because of those limitations it is imperative that accident victims consult with Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Lipsky as soon as possible after being injured to make sure all of their legal rights are preserved.
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Lipsky has more than twenty three years of experience helping accident victims recover all of the damages they suffer in personal injury accident, including:
- Truck accidents
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Accidents or incidents which result in wrongful death
- Medical Negligence or Malpractice
- Slip and Falls
This is not an exhaustive list. If you don’t see your case type listed, don’t hesitate to arrange a free, no-obligation initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers. We’ll discuss your case with compassion and care. Your options will be determined by the unique circumstances of your case. Our personal injury lawyers will fight to make sure you and your interests are well-represented in court and the negotiating room.
If you or a family member suffered personal injuries from any type of accident, we urge you to contact us either ONLINE or by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale - Plantation
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to schedule your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.
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