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If you’ve been hurt due to the negligence of another party in Spring Hill, consider seeking experienced legal help. Personal injuries can include, but are not limited to, getting knocked down by a vehicle as a pedestrian, a slip and fall, or a car, truck, or bus accident. A serious personal injury not only impacts your physical and mental health, but medical bills and lost wages can also strain your finances and make it challenging to keep up with expenses.

At Kogan & DiSalvo, our personal injury lawyers in Spring Hill can help. We are ready to review your case and explain your rights and options under Florida law. You may be eligible to recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us for a free consultation.

Personal Injury Cases in Spring Hill, Florida

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As noted above, a personal injury claim arises when a person is harmed due to the negligence of another party. They are civil claims resolved through settlement negotiations or court awards. The most common consist of the following:

Car Accidents

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported last year that there were more than 390,000 motor vehicle accidents in Florida, resulting in more than 251,000 injuries to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. In Hernando County alone, 2,576 crashes were reported in the same year, causing nearly 2,000 injuries and 46 fatalities.

From minor fender benders to severe collisions, car accidents are often emotionally and financially life-changing. If the driver who hit you was careless, impaired, or distracted, they can be held liable for your losses. Our team of Spring Hill car accident lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo can fight for your right to recover fair and reasonable compensation.

Truck Accidents

A fully loaded tractor-trailer weighs upwards of 80,000 pounds. In a crash, smaller passenger vehicles are no match for the sheer force of a commercial truck. Just over one-third of accidents involving trucks result in injuries.

Commercial truck drivers must complete rigorous training and adhere to strict federal regulations regarding hours of service and rest breaks. However, the pressure to meet tight deadlines and long, monotonous trips increase the risk of driver fatigue and drowsy driving truck accidents. Defective equipment and overloaded cargo are other causes of crashes involving large tractor-trailers.

Trucking companies often have the financial resources—and the attorneys–to fight personal injury lawsuits. It’s always wise to secure legal counsel if you suffered catastrophic injuries in a Florida truck accident to ensure your rights are protected.

Motorcycle Accidents

With sunny weather and scenic roadways, Florida is the perfect place to ride motorcycles. However, Ride Safe Florida reports that serious injuries and fatalities are increasing across the state. More than 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death to the rider.

A personal injury claim enables the victim to recover compensation to help cover the cost of hospitalization, surgeries, and rehabilitation throughout their recovery. If a rider is fatally harmed, their surviving loved ones may have cause to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

Pedestrian Accidents

According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Florida currently ranks third in the nation for pedestrian accidents, which is unsurprising, considering all the coastal communities with walkable neighborhoods.

Pedestrian accidents have many possible causes, including distracted drivers, drunk drivers, speeding, and failure to yield at crosswalks and intersections. Pedestrians also cause collisions with vehicles by stepping into traffic without looking or not using designated walkways.

In some cases, the pedestrian and the driver share fault. Since Florida is now a modified comparative negligence jurisdiction, compensation for personal injury claims will depend on each party’s percentage of fault. Injured plaintiffs found to be less than 50 percent at fault can recover compensation, but the amount will be decreased according to the percentage of fault assigned by a judge or jury.

Bicycle Accidents

According to NHTSA, bicycle accidents are also rising nationwide. In fact,  Florida leads the nation in bicycle fatalities. On average, 18 people are injured in bicycle accidents daily throughout the state. Like motorcycle accidents, bicyclists are more likely to be severely injured in a crash with a motor vehicle. While a bike helmet is an essential form of protection, it will not prevent road rash, fractures, and spinal cord injuries.

Bus Accidents

Native Floridians and tourists take advantage of the state’s efficient bus system, whose routes crisscross Hernando County and stop at popular healthcare facilities, shopping centers, parks, and schools.

In a bus accident, passengers are most at risk of injuries. However, bus accidents are complex and often involve multiple parties, including bus companies, their drivers, and other vehicles. Due to this complexity, it’s best to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer in Spring Hill.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that covers specific expenses, such as lost wages and medical expenses, after a work-related injury. Although workers’ comp operates on a no-fault basis (i.e., you do not have to prove that your employer was negligent to qualify for benefits), getting the benefits you deserve is not always easy. Further, workers’ compensation might not be your only option, depending on the circumstances of your work injury. You may have one or more additional claims if a negligent third party contributed to the accident.

A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of your case and take the proper steps to pursue maximum compensation for your medical treatment, lost income, and other losses resulting from a work injury.

Slip & Fall Lawyer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 3 million people are treated in emergency rooms for slip and fall accidents, and one in five falls results in severe injuries. From cuts and bruises to broken bones and head, neck, and spine trauma, fall injuries range from mild to permanently disabling. It’s crucial to hold property owners and other at-fault parties accountable for slip and fall accidents that occur due to their negligence.

Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

A catastrophic injury has profound, long-term effects on the person’s health and well-being. The most common catastrophic injuries include amputations, multiple broken bones, head trauma, organ damage, and spinal cord injuries. Medical treatment, assistive devices, and rehabilitation are expensive. When a permanent injury prevents the victim from working, they need compensation to cover these and other living expenses.

Wrongful Death Lawyer

A wrongful death claim is a civil action in which damages are sought against the at-fault party, e.g., a drunk or distracted driver. It is brought by the decedent’s family members with a wrongful death lawyer. Damages may include compensation for loss of income, funeral and burial costs, as well as non-economic losses like emotional pain and loss of guidance and companionship.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Contact a compassionate Spring Hill personal injury lawyer at Kogan & DiSalvo if you’ve been hurt. If we suspect negligence, we will investigate your accident and, if warranted, initiate legal proceedings.

Calculating Damages

You may be eligible for economic damages, which are direct, out-of-pocket financial losses. They include bills, invoices, and receipts for hospitalization, treatment, and medical care. You may also be eligible for non-economic losses, the soft costs that are not as easy to quantify but are just as significant. They could include pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life.

Evidence Necessary to Receive Compensation

As a plaintiff, you must prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Your legal team can do that with evidence that confirms the facts of your case.

In a typical personal injury claim, evidence could include medical records, the official accident report from law enforcement, eyewitness testimony, testimony by expert witnesses like accident reconstructionists, photos from the crash scene, vehicle damage and debris, video surveillance footage, or dashcam footage, truck “black box” data, and traffic data from GPS and navigation services.

Contact a Spring Hill Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

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We encourage you to schedule a free consultation to learn why Kogan & DiSalvo is Florida’s premier personal injury firm and how we can leverage that experience to your advantage. We are committed to providing personal attention and individual counsel for each client. We handle every aspect of your case and notify you with updates on your claim so you can focus on your recovery. We serve clients across Hernando County and throughout Florida.

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