Alafaya Injury Lawyer
Personal injury claims are a type of legal dispute, in which plaintiffs seek compensation from those whose negligence caused them to suffer a physical or emotional injury. If successful, plaintiffs can recover damages compensating them for medical bills, lost wages, and property damage suffered as a result of the at-fault party’s negligence. While it is true that recovering monetary compensation cannot always make up for an accident victim’s losses, it can go a long way towards helping injured parties and their families pay off mounting medical debt and other expenses while they recuperate from their injuries.
Unfortunately, filing this type of claim can be difficult, especially when it comes to car accident cases, as Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state, so if you were injured in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is important to contact an experienced Alafaya injury lawyer who can advise you.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
There are a number of different types of accidents that can support a personal injury claim, but most involve one of the following:
- Auto Insurance Claim
- Boat Accident
- Car Accident
- Dog Bite
- Drunk Driving Accident
- Government Negligence
- Hit & Run
- Insurance Claims
- Life Insurance Claim
- Motorcycle Accident
- Negligent Security
- Pedestrian Accident
- Premises Liability
- Property Insurance
- Slip & Fall
- Trip & Fall
- Truck Accident
- Uninsured Driver Accident
- Wrongful Death
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident in Florida and have questions about your recovery options, please reach out to our legal team today for assistance.
Personal injury claims based on these types of accidents are usually brought under the theory of negligence, which requires proof that:
- The at-fault party owed a duty of care to the plaintiff;
- The at-fault party breached that duty; and
- The at-fault party’s breach resulted in the plaintiff’s injury.
Demonstrating that these elements have been fulfilled in a particular case requires convincing evidence that proves the defendant’s fault. This could include everything from photographs from the scene of the accident and eyewitness testimony to the injured party’s medical records and official incident reports. If necessary, a plaintiff may need to obtain the help of a medical expert or accident reconstruction specialist who can help provide a much clearer picture of the cause of the accident.
Plaintiffs who can prove that someone else’s negligence caused their injury could be entitled to damages compensating them for accident-related losses, including:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future income resulting from permanent disability;
- Property damage;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Emotional distress.
These are known as compensatory damages because they are intended to compensate, or make whole, an accident victim. When there is evidence that a defendant was particularly reckless or negligent, however, a court could be willing to award punitive damages, which as their name suggests, are intended to punish defendants and deter similar behavior in the future. Typically, punitive damages are capped at three times the amount of compensatory damages awarded in a particular case, or $500,000, whichever is greater.
Call Today for Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
Please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Israoui Law to learn more about recovering compensation for your own accident-related losses by calling our Alafaya office at 407-381-4529 today.