Vero Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injuries cases can involve many different circumstances. They can range from a dog bite to a slip and fall to anything in between, but all personal injuries involve one party acting negligently and leading to an accident that causes another person’s injury. Other common types of personal injury claims include vehicle accidents, product liability, defective products, and drug recalls. If you sustained an injury and believe someone else may be at fault, Vero Beach personal injury lawyers could help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
The sooner you act, the better your chances of compensation may be. The dedicated personal injury attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo could help you understand the relevant laws, what compensation you may be entitled to, and how you can build a strong case.
Laws Regarding Personal Injury
Per Florida Statutes § 768, a successful personal injury case must show that:
- The defendant had a duty of care and they failed in their duty
- That failure is directly related to the plaintiff’s injuries
- The plaintiff suffered damages from the injury
The goal of a personal injury claim is for the plaintiff to obtain a fair settlement or a jury award from the defendant to cover their damages. To do this, several different aspects are considered. The plaintiff may be entitled to compensation for one or more of the following types of losses:
- Past, current, and estimated future medical bills
- Lost wages from work, including any missed time due to attending medical or therapy appointments
- Property damage
- Permanent disfigurement or disability
- Emotional distress, including any anxiety and/or depression caused by the injury
- Interference with family relationships or loss of companionship
- Other costs that were a direct result of the injury
Experienced personal injury lawyers in Vero Beach could sit down with the injured individual to determine what types of compensation may be owed and in what amounts. While no amount of money could return a victim’s life to its state before the injury, a fair settlement or award can help ease the stress and difficulties of moving forward from an injury.
Determining Fault for Personal Injuries
In certain circumstances, multiple parties may be at-fault for an accident that caused injuries. For example, if a dog sitter allowed a dog who is known to be vicious off a leash and the dog bit someone, the dog owner and the dog sitter may both be held liable.
Under comparative fault laws outlined in Florida Statute §768.81, a plaintiff may recover damages for the percentage of fault not attributable to them. If, for example, the plaintiff is 53 percent responsible for the accident, the amount of the damage award they may collect will be reduced by 53 percent.
Speak with Vero Beach Personal Injury Attorneys
If you suffered a personal injury, you may be experiencing huge life changes and facing large financial consequences. Our knowledgeable Vero Beach personal injury lawyers from the Kogan & DiSalvo law firm could seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries on your behalf.
Whether you fell on a wet floor at the store, were hurt in a careless boating accident, or were biking when a car hit you, you deserve to pursue legal action against those who caused your pain. Call today to discuss your potential personal injury case with a free consultation.