Sunrise Personal Injury Attorney
Located in central western Broward County, the city of Sunrise has nearly 85,000 residents who call the city home. Unfortunately, those residents, like everyone in Florida, are not immune from suffering serious injuries in car accidents, slip-and falls, trip and falls, premises liability or many other types of incidents. If you have been in an accident in Sunrise and suffered injuries, contact a Florida personal injury attorney immediately. Personal injury victims with widely varying cases and circumstances utilize the legal services of the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. because of their vast legal experience of more than 25 years.Factors Affecting Damages
Under Florida law, there are several factors that can affect the damages to which a personal injury victim is entitled. These include the nature of the injury, the degree of the defendant’s liability, the party’s credibility, the plaintiff’s age, witness testimony, and comparative negligence. If you have questions about your case or how much money you might be entitled to receive after an accident, contact a personal injury attorney today.
The nature of the injury: Not surprisingly, the most critical factor that will affect the amount of damages a plaintiff may recover is the nature of the injury suffered in a personal injury accident. The more serious the injury, the higher the value of the personal injury claim. Moreover, the amount of treatment required and the degree of permanency of the injury can significantly affect the recovery amount.
The degree of defendant’s liability: If the defendant is found to be 100% at fault for causing the incident, the award will fully represent the damages sought without a reduction in the amount. This changes, however, if the plaintiff is found to also be at fault for the accident.
The party’s credibility: Whether or not a jury of your peers or an insurance company is likely to find you and your personal injury claim believable and worth paying for will strongly impact your claim.
The plaintiff’s age: Age of the injured victim plays a vital role in determining the value of the claim, particularly when injuries are permanent. The younger the victim, the higher the amount of damages.
Witness testimony: Credible witnesses who can clearly describe how you were prior to the accident and how things changed after the accident, as well as the background and professional experience of any expert witnesses, is critical in a tort case.
Comparative negligence: Under Florida law, the award amount is reduced in direct proportion to the percentage the plaintiff is found to be at fault for the accident, no matter what the ratio. This is known as comparative negligence.
With offices as fr south as the Florida Keys and as north as West Palm Beach, the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. maintains a statewide practice. The firm has served personal injury victims for more than 25 years and is ready to advocate for you. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury in Sunrise, or any other part of Florida, contact our firm right away at 954-693-0073 to speak with our seasoned attorney.