In order to receive compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, you need to prove that you are entitled to financial restitution. In order to do so, you must show that the other party involved in the accident is at fault. Under Florida law, this means that you have to show that they acted in a reckless or negligent manner.
Depending on the type of accident, recklessness or negligence could include a variety of things.
Some examples include:
- Texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Not maintaining a safe working environment for employees or visitors to a public area
- Not following traffic laws
- Failure to maintain a vehicle for safety
- And more
Essentially, if someone acted in a way that a reasonable person would consider to be reckless or negligent, you likely have the grounds to seek financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Your attorney can review your case and determine this with more accuracy.