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Forms of Personal Injuries

2014-10-27T19:13:59+00:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

A personal injury is generally described as a physical or mental injury that occurs due to someone’s negligence, intentional harm, or strict liability. Negligence in personal injury case specifically means that the other party did not act with reasonable care. For instance, you could be in your car at the stop light and you’re rear-ended by another vehicle because he or she did not pay attention. In the event that you suffer a physical injury in this scenario, this could be classified as a personal injury due to negligence. (Damage to you car is not personal injury but considered as property damage.) Intentional Harm in a personal injury case refers to a situation where a person has set out to do harm to you. Cases of intentional harm may include assault, battery, and [...]

What Are The Different Stages In A Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit?

2014-01-09T07:56:50+00:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

According to the National Service for Health Statistics, Americans visited emergency rooms more than 32 million times for injuries in 2009. If you suffered injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering what to expect from your Florida personal injury lawsuit. The first stage for any legal claim consists of an investigation of the facts of your case and your possible claim. Therefore, it is important that you thoroughly document all aspects of your case. Your lawyer will further investigate your claim. Once your lawyer understands your case, he or she sends a letter of demand to the other party or their insurance company. At this stage, the parties will usually try to reach a settlement. If no settlement is reached, your lawyer will file a complaint in the relevant Florida District Court. [...]

What Kind Of Damages Can You Recover In A Florida Personal Injury Case?

2013-05-07T07:30:26+00:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

According to the Florida Department of Health, more than 124,000 non-fatal injury hospitalizations were reported in 2011 in our state. Of those, almost 7,000 were reported in Orange County alone. If you have been in an accident, an Orlando personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you in obtaining damages for your injuries. In an Orlando personal injury case, you must prove that someone else acted negligently and thereby caused your injury. Since Florida utilizes a contributory negligence system, you may be able to obtain compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. In Florida, courts may award compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are designed to make you “whole again,” even though money may not be able to truly compensate you for your injuries and personal loss. Compensatory damages [...]