Different Kinds of Florida Personal Injury ClaimsTampa Bay Legal News
Personal injury is, in the legal sense, a sort of umbrella term that covers a whole bunch of different scenarios. When someone talks about a personal injury claim, most people would probably assume they have been involved in a car accident, but this is not necessarily the case.
Listed below are a few of the more common types of claims that fall under the purview of personal injury in Florida.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Automobile accidents are the most common source of personal injury claims in the United States. Any situation where a motor-driven mode of transportation like a truck, car, tractor-trailer, motorcycle, or bus is involved in an accident and an injury was sustained due to the carelessness of a driver has the potential to be the source of a legitimate claim of personal injury against them.
Hit-and-run injury accidents, along with injury accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians that involve a vehicle are considered motor vehicle collisions as well. The most common form of injury suffered during more minor crashes is often back and/or neck injuries. These can entitle the victim to financial compensation if medical attention is required. You are able to bring a claim of personal injury against the driver of the vehicle that struck you if they are found to be at-fault or possibly the owner of the offending vehicle.
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
Those who own property have an inherent obligation to maintain their premises and to keep them safe and hazard-free. When an injury is sustained on their property, it is most often the result of their breach of duty of care. Claims involving slip and fall or trip and fall accidents can happen on private property, commercial property, and government-owned properties as well.
The carelessness of nurses, physicians, and many other healthcare providers can result in very serious injuries and even fatalities. Sadly, it happens more than you’d like to think. There are several different kinds of medical malpractice, including improper treatment, misdiagnosis, mistakes involving prescription medicines, surgical mistakes, pharmacy mistakes, birth injuries (mistakes made while delivering a newborn), and failure to diagnose heart disease, cancer, or some other critical 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.