Coral Springs Personal Injury Attorney
Located in Broward just north of Fort Lauderdale and west of Boca Raton, Coral Springs is a friendly, mid-sized Florida community with a population of about 121,000 residents. Its motto is “everything under the sun,” and the city continues to grow as the years pass by. Despite its name, there are no springs in the city but, rather, Florida’s springs can be found in the central and northern parts of the state. That being said, people living or passing through Coral Springs are no strangers to personal injury. This is because these types of accidents can occur anywhere, from a private home to public property to a medical facility.What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law ecompasses numerous types of accident cases. This includes slip and falls, car accidents, defective products, dog bites, construction accidents, workplace injuries, and even medical malpractice cases. These cases fall under the purview of tort law. Tort law refers to the legal rights a victim has to seek and recover monetary compensation for the negligent or reckless acts of another that were the cause of the victim’s injuries. Generally, these personal injury cases allow for monetary compensation, referred to as damages, for injuries suffered to both property and person.Personal Injury Basics
A personal injury case can become formalized by filing a complaint through civil court proceedings seeking to find one or more defendant legally at fault for injuries. This is determined by a court judgment or, as is much more common, through informal settlement before or right after a lawsuit is filed.
- Informal settlement: Some personal injury disputes over fault for an accident or injury are resolved through early informal settlement prior to a lawsuit being filed in court.
- Formal lawsuit: Unlike a criminal case, which is initiated by the government, a personal injury civil case begins when an individual (the plaintiff) files a complaint against another person or entity (the defendant(s)), alleging the careless or reckless acts connected to the accident or injury caused harm. It is the plaintiff’s burden to prove that negligence occurred.
- Formal mediation: After a lawsuit is filed, formal mediation or arbitration is set between all parties involved in the dispute. This typically includes the plaintiff, defendant(s), and each side’s attorneys. If a settlement is reached, which includes payment of an agreeable amount of money, a written statement is signed by both parties foregoing further action in court.
A personal injury matter, no matter what the circumstances, can be stressful for both the victim and his or her loved ones. Commonly these types of accidents are life-changing, and often cause temporary or even permanent injury that adversely affects all aspects of life. If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligence of another, contact a dedicated and aggressive personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. Servicing South Florida from the Florida Keys to West Palm Beach, these legal professionals will guide you every step of the way. Call 954-693-0073 today to schedule your initial consultation.