Common Types of Personal Injury Claims in FloridaTampa Bay Legal News
In terms of its legal implications, personal injury is a kind of umbrella term that includes a wide range of different situations. Anytime someone mentions a personal injury claim, most people will likely assume they are talking about being involved in a car accident, but this isn’t always the case.
Listed below are some of the more popular kinds of claims that come under the scope of personal injury in the state of Florida, and most other states as well.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Car accidents are the number one cause of claims of personal injury throughout the United States. Any circumstance where a motor vehicle, such as a car, truck, motorcycle, tractor-trailer, or bus is involved in a traffic accident and someone suffers an injury because of the negligence of the at-fault driver potentially has the ground for a valid personal injury claim against them.
Accidents where a driver flees the scene (hit and runs), as well as accidents involving pedestrians or bicycle riders, also come under the purview of personal injury lawsuits. The most commonly-suffered injuries sustained during car accidents are to the neck and/or back of a victim. These types of injuries can make the victim eligible for financial compensation in the event that medical attention was needed. You can file a personal injury claim against the person who struck you if they are determined to be at-fault.
The owner of the vehicle may also be liable, even if they were not the driver, depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
Individuals or companies who own property have a statutory obligation to suitably maintain their property and to ensure they are safe and free of hazards. When someone is injured on another person’s property, it is usually caused by a violation of their duty of care. Claims that involve trip and fall or slip and fall accidents can occur on commercial property, private property, and properties owned by the government as well.
Any negligence on the part of a nurse, physician, or any other healthcare provider could result in very severe injuries and even deaths. Unfortunately, this kind of negligence happens with alarming frequency. There are various types of medical malpractice, such as misdiagnosis, improper treatment, prescription medication errors, surgical errors, mistakes made by the pharmacy, mistakes made while delivering a baby (birth errors), and failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease, or any other serious health condition.
As with every kind of personal injury case, the endless number of variables makes your claim unique. This is just one of the many reasons why hiring a skilled attorney is beneficial to your Florida personal injury claim. Your attorney will know the most thorough and efficient way of collecting vital evidence that proves you were not at fault for the accident. Establishing this fact is essential to the success of your Tampa personal injury case.
If you have sustained injuries during any kind of accident that was caused by another person’s negligence or carelessness, there is evidence out there that will substantiate your claim. A reputable personal injury attorney from Fulgencio Law will be able to help you. Call us at (813) 463-0123 to schedule your free Tampa personal injury consultation today.