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Bradenton Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury cases range from car, truck, or motorcycle accidents, workplace injuries, and medical malpractice to slip and falls. These types of injuries often have a significant impact on the victims’ lives, affecting their financial stability, their health, and the well-being of their families. You should not have to deal with these issues alone, especially if you’ve been harmed due to the negligence of another party. You need an attorney who understands the nuances and scope of applicable Florida laws to act as your advocate.

At Kogan & DiSalvo, an experienced personal injury attorney in Bradenton can help. We leverage decades of experience representing victims throughout Southeast Florida. Put your trust in our team for aggressive, client-focused advocacy that gets results. The free initial consultation offers a no-obligation opportunity to answer your questions and assess your case.

Common Causes of Personal Injuries in Bradenton

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At Kogan & DiSalvo, we are prepared to handle your personal injury claim in Manatee County or throughout Florida. The scope of our personal injury practice includes claims arising from:

  • Car accidents: If a drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent driver injures you, we are here to help you explore your legal options. In addition, whether you were a driver or passenger or were hurt in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, we can protect your rights and fight for fair compensation.
  • Truck accidents: We can handle complex claims involving truck drivers and trucking company negligence, including driver fatigue, mechanical defects, violation of hours of service, loading errors, and more.
  • Motorcycle accidents: We advocate for motorcyclists and their passengers harmed by the negligence of other motorists.
  • Bus accidents: Whether you were injured in an accident involving a city bus or a commercial line, we can help you address the complex issues that arise in public transportation cases.
  • Slip and fall accidents: We know how to hold property owners accountable when their negligence results in slip and fall accidents or other harm.
  • Work injuries: If you were injured on the job, we can handle all aspects of your workers’ compensation claim and any personal injury litigation that may arise if a third party’s negligence contributed to your injury.

We have also handled wrongful death claims and catastrophic injuries. Our experienced team in Bradenton can review your case and help you determine if you have a valid legal claim.

How is Negligence Determined?

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The four requirements to prove negligence in Florida are as follows:

  1. Duty of care: This is a requirement that a person act towards others with caution and prudence. For example, a healthcare provider owes a duty of care to their patients. Motorists owe a duty of care to other drivers. Property owners owe a duty of care to their visitors.
  2. Breach of duty: Once you have established that another party owes you a duty of care, you must prove that they breached that duty—for example, an intoxicated driver who caused an accident.
  3. Causation: There must be a direct connection between the other party’s breach of their duty of care and the harm you suffered. In the above example, a drunk driver runs a red light, and you sustain catastrophic injuries as a result.
  4. Damages: You must have suffered material losses or damages due to that negligence, such as lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.

Consult an experienced Bradenton personal injury lawyer before making any important decisions. Your legal standing may be stronger than you think.

Compensation in Florida Personal Injury Cases

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Compensation is generally separated into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

Economic Damages

These damages include compensation for expenses easily calculated by receipts and invoices, such as medical bills, rehabilitation, transportation costs to medical providers, past and future wage loss, property damage, and other costs you would not have incurred were it not for the at-fault party’s negligence.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are designed to address harms that do not have actual dollar values attached to them. This includes pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Punitive Damages

Although relatively rare in Florida, punitive damages sometimes apply. They are designed to punish willful wrongdoing and egregiously reckless behavior, such as drunk driving.

An experienced personal injury attorney in Bradenton will know the value of your case and help you pursue fair and reasonable compensation to address all your losses.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

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One of the most important decisions you can make after suffering an injury caused by negligence is to choose a Bradenton personal injury lawyer who will be your strongest advocate. They can improve your chances of success by doing the following:

  • Investigating the facts: An attorney with deep investigative resources can uncover pivotal facts to strengthen your claim. For example, they can obtain the results of a field sobriety test, gather dashcam and CCTV footage, get medical and police reports, and subpoena cellphone records.
  • Negotiating on your behalf: The first offer you and your lawyer receive from an insurance company is likely worth less than your case. With a skilled attorney negotiating on your behalf, you won’t have to agree to an offer that is less than you deserve.
  • Meet all necessary deadlines: The statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in Florida is generally two years. Even shorter timelines may apply if you are suing a public entity. Your attorney can work proactively to ensure you meet all necessary deadlines and filing requirements.

Whether you have suffered a serious injury yourself or have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, our team is there every step of the way as we pursue compensation for your losses and damages.

Contact Kogan & DiSalvo for a Free Consultation

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Pursuing a personal injury claim may feel daunting. However, remember, you don’t have to face it alone. We are well-versed in Florida’s negligence laws and have a proven track record of outstanding settlements and verdicts. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. There is no obligation to hire us. Since we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees. We look forward to hearing from you.

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