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Homosassa Springs Personal Injury Lawyer

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If you’ve been hurt in Homosassa Springs due to the negligence of another party, you may have the right to recover compensation for your losses and expenses. Personal injury claims include car, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and slip and falls. You likely are struggling with mounting medical bills, unable to work to care for yourself and your family. You need a law firm that can return you to a financially and emotionally stable situation with honesty, integrity, and individualized attention.

For aggressive, client-focused advocacy that gets results, put your trust in our team of attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo. As Florida’s premier personal injury law firm, we often see people at the most vulnerable and challenging times. Contact a Homosassa Springs personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

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At Kogan & DiSalvo, we handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

Whether you are grappling with serious injuries in the aftermath of a car accident, a slip and fall on a slick floor at a shopping mall, or the loss of a loved one due to negligence in a pedestrian accident, we are here to help you seek justice.

Florida Law for Personal Injury Cases

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Florida is now a modified comparative negligence jurisdiction. This legal theory bars claims in which the plaintiff is determined (by a jury or judge) to be more than 50% at fault for the accident. If the plaintiff is found 50% or less at fault, their recovery is reduced proportionally to their fault. For example, a plaintiff found 25 percent at fault for a car accident can still recover, but their award will be reduced by 25 percent in proportion to their fault.

This highlights the critical role of a skilled attorney. They can advocate effectively on a victim’s behalf and level the playing field against insurance companies and their attorneys, who often seek to minimize damages or deny a claim.

Statute of Limitations in Homosassa Springs

It is essential to be aware of the statute of limitations on personal injury cases in Homosassa Springs, FL. It sets a time limit on when a claim must be filed. Individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of another party generally have two years from the date of the injury. It is crucial to adhere to this deadline, as failing to do so can result in the dismissal of your case.

Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

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In personal injury cases, the burden is on the plaintiff (accident victim) and their attorney to prove negligence, which includes the following four elements:

  • Duty of Care: Proving that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff. For example, drivers owe a duty of care to other motorists by operating their vehicles safely and following traffic laws, and business owners must maintain their premises and ensure they are free of hazards.
  • Breach of Duty: The defendant breached this duty through negligence or wrongful actions. For example, an intoxicated motorist who hits a pedestrian breaches this duty of care.
  • Causation: Establishing that the defendant’s breach of duty directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
  • Damages: The plaintiff must have suffered compensable damages due to the defendant’s negligence.

Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

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Compensation can vary significantly, depending on the severity of your injuries, the prognosis for your recovery, insurance coverage limits, and the overall impact on your quality of life.

In personal injury cases, accident victims may be eligible for the following:

  • Medical Expenses: Costs associated with emergency medical treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, doctor’s visits, prescription medications, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care related to the injury.
  • Lost Wages: This includes any income you have lost while recovering. Additionally, if your injury has impacted your ability to earn income in the future, we can pursue compensation for lost earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Wrongful Death Benefits: Include funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, guidance, and other losses resulting from the death of a loved one.

Steps to Take After a Personal Injury

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Taking these steps in the aftermath of an accident can impact your right to seek justice and compensation for your injuries.

  • Seek medical help: Your health and well-being is important. Seek medical attention immediately, even if your injuries do not seem serious. This is essential for your recovery and creates a documented record of your injuries, which can be critical for future legal proceedings.
  • Document the accident: Take photographs or videos of the accident scene if possible. If there are eyewitnesses, obtain their contact information.
  • File a Report: Depending on the nature of the injury, it is typically necessary to report the accident to the appropriate authorities. For example, in a car accident, ensure the police file a report and ask for a copy.
  • Keep Detailed Records: Maintain detailed records of all medical treatments, expenses, and other losses related to the injury. This includes medical bills, prescriptions, receipts for out-of-pocket expenses, and documentation of any missed work or wages.

Finally, consult an attorney who can assess your case, explain your legal rights, and advise you on the best course of action to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.

How Kogan & DiSalvo Can Help

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With our team on your side, we can help strengthen your case by doing the following:

  • Collect Evidence: Wewill gather all available evidence supporting your claim. This could include photographs or video taken by you or witnesses, surveillance footage, witness statements, cellphone records, medical records, dashcam footage, truck “black box” data, and traffic data from GPS and navigation services.
  • Consult with Experts: Our attorneys often work with engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, or medical professionals to assess the extent of your injuries and help establish liability.

We also help you understand your rights and options, providing the guidance and support you need to make informed decisions. Insurance companies typically offer victims low settlement amounts or try to minimize their injuries. However, we will fight for the compensation you need for your losses. If the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Citrus County Personal Injury Attorney

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If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries and experienced physical, emotional, and financial losses, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. We offer aggressive personal injury representation on a contingency basis, which means we don’t receive attorney fees unless we win or settle your claim. Schedule a free consultation today.

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