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Why Start A Personal Injury Case?


The United States legal system can be messy, complicated, and more than a little confusing, to the point where even legal experts can have problems with keeping every last detail straight and recalling every last case history which has some precedent related to the case at hand. On top of that, every state has a slightly different set of laws and precedents, making the matter even more difficult.

So why subject yourself to that? Why jump through all the assorted hoops that take you from filing a case to presenting it in front of a jury? What’s worth spending all that time and effort?

It’s All About Compensation

The criminal justice system is all about discovering who is guilty of a certain crime and punishing them so that they’ll regret what happened and avoid doing something similar again. On the other hand, the civil judicial system is about making sure that a person who causes damage to someone else or to that person’s property has to pay for it. A person can be at fault and thus have to pay even if he or she isn’t guilty of a crime, though if that’s the case then he or she will usually have to deal with both civil and criminal charges.

You Can Skip Your Court Date

Something else that’s worth noting about civil cases is that very few of them ever go to court. Instead, most cases reach a settlement agreement which satisfies everyone involved. They aren’t always happy, of course, but they at least know they got the best deal possible.

It’s also possible to settle even before filing a case or else calling a lawyer. If you and everyone else involved can agree with whatever compensation you receive, there’s no need to go any further. You only need to bring in the lawyer and the court paperwork if you can’t come to an agreement without them, and you only need the opinion of a judge or a jury if you and the other parties can’t work out a reasonable settlement without them.

But Beware The Statute Of Limitations

If you and a neighbor of yours have an argument over something that happened between you, you can’t afford to sit on it for several years before going to court. Personal injury laws have statutes of limitations, much like how criminal laws. For instance, if someone is responsible for physically hurting you or damaging your property, you can wait up to four years in Florida before starting a case, but if someone damages your good name with libel or slander then you only get two years to counter their arguments.

Criminal cases are held for the sake of the community as a whole, but civil cases are meant to help out an injured party. Few civil cases make it to court because it’s usually clear before then where the fault lies, but the civil court system is still important as a way to guarantee a fair judgement when you don’t always get one just by asking nicely.

If you believe you’ve suffered a personal injury and you live in southwest Florida, particularly in the Sarasota, St. Petersburg, or Venice areas, then you should call on the services of , Goldman, Babboni, and Walsh. We’ll review your case for free to see if you have something that’s worth pursuing, and if you do we’ll do all that we can to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

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.

Why Start A Personal Injury Case?

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