6 of the Most Common Personal Injury Cases In SW Florida

When discussing personal injury in Southwest Florida, you will quickly find that it is a very broad term that includes several injury types. However, some of these injury types are much more common in the United States than others, and those are the ones we will shed more light on today.

Auto Accidents

If you are injured as the result of an auto accident, and you were not at fault, then you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. To do so, make sure to have medical documentation that outlines the injuries along with your insurance information and a police report, and whatever other evidence you can collect to help prove your claim.

Product Liability

If a person becomes injured while using a product, it can fall under the umbrella of product liability, and the injured party may be able to seek compensation for their injuries. However, if it was an unavoidably dangerous product used at the time of injury, you will find that these products are generally not included.

Slip and Falls

When you slip and fall on private property, then you may be able to seek compensation. Slip and fall cases can become quite complicated, however, and very difficult to prove at times. You will need to prove that the property was unreasonably and unexpectedly dangerous.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is due to another person's negligence, and the family of the victim may be entitled to compensation. In some cases, there may also be a criminal prosecution related to the death as well. Wrongful death lawsuits are civil actions that are kept separate from those criminal charges, however.

Boating Accidents

Southwest Florida has many beaches and is a popular tourist destination. With so many people out enjoying the Florida sun and beaches, boating accidents are almost inevitable. Last year in 2020 alone, the FWC reported 836 boating accidents in Florida. That is actually the highest number in the last nine years to be reported. If you were involved in a boating accident and sustained injuries due to the fault of another, you may be entitled to compensation.

Dog Bites

While not all dog bite accidents are serious, some can lead to severe injuries and lost earnings. If you are the victim of a dog bite accident, you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries as well as the out-of-pocket expenses and medical expenses you have had to pay as a result. However, all these claims are different, even when the injuries may be similar.

Each dog bite case will need to be handled on an individual basis. IN 2019, the Insurance Information Institute reported that the average payout for a dog bite in the US was upwards of $44,760.

When to Call an Attorney

If you have been involved in any of the accidents we have outlined above, then it may be in your best interest to contact a professional and experienced personal injury attorney in Southwest Florida to help with your case and file a claim.

An attorney can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent injury, disability, scarring, disruption to your life and diminished quality of life, and property damage to your home, vehicle, or other property.

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