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Can You Seek Compensation For Your Injuries?

Florida roads are crowded. Combine the more than 8 million people who live here with the millions who visit each year, and it’s easy to understand just why there can be so much traffic on our roads. That high number of vehicles means that accidents are unfortunately common, however. When accidents happen it’s easy to be left injured, and those injuries can take time to heal from – plus they can lead to significant financial hardships.

Things like lost wages from work, heavy medical bills, and more can all trigger difficulties in your finances. These can add tremendous stress to your life and make it harder to focus on physically healing. However, in many instances you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries and the heavy financial burden that they have created.

The key thing to understand is that seeking compensation for your injuries is only possible when the other party involved in an accident is to blame. You’ll need to prove that they are at fault in order to seek restitution, and this isn’t always easy. There are a lot of different things you’ll want to keep in mind when figuring out whether or not you can seek compensation. The key thing to understand is that a good personal injury lawyer will be instrumental in helping you figure out your options and in getting you what’s owed to you. But the following points are worth knowing, too.

  • • First of all, fault in Florida personal injury law means that the other party must be shown to have acted in a negligent or reckless manner, and that those actions led directly to your injuries. In auto accidents this could be anything from speeding to driving while drunk to texting while driving, but in premises liability cases it can be more complex. While it’s a basic, simple enough concept to understand on paper, determining and proving recklessness and negligence can be more complex than you realize.
  • • If your situation does have the grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney will use a variety of different tools to prove it. Things they’ll use include accident reconstructions, witness testimony, police reports, and even the use of black box data in cases where it’s available. Even nearby footage from security cameras may be utilized. The wide range of tools and techniques used highlights why it’s so important to have an attorney on your side.
  • • Beyond just the other party directly involved, you may be able to seek compensation from other entities. In trucking accidents, for instance, you could seek compensation from the trucking company if your lawyer determines that they didn’t enforce all regulations or that they didn’t maintain their vehicles properly. Even local municipalities could be liable if they fail to install warning signs or correct safety issues that may be present.
  • • Also understand that seeking compensation may not end in a trial. More often than not, having an attorney on your side will mean that you settle out of court for a fair amount instead. This is worth knowing and understanding before you begin the process of seeking compensation.

The key takeaway is that there may be a good chance you can seek compensation for your injuries, but without an attorney on your side it will be difficult to know what your options really are. Start by talking to a lawyer so you can have a clear idea as to what to expect from your situation and your case.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Can You Seek Compensation For Your Injuries?

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