Florida’s Most Common Personal Injury Claims
With regards to its legal associations, personal injury is an umbrella term that encompasses any circumstances that led to someone being injured due to someone else’s carelessness or disregard. Whenever someone talks about a personal injury claim, the prevailing assumption is that they are talking about a car accident, but this is not always the case.
Listed below are a few of the more common claims that fall under the scope of personal injury in Florida, and in most other states as well.
Accidents Involving Motor Vehicles
Automobile accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims across the United States. Any situation where an automobile, like a truck, car, tractor-trailer, bus, or motorcycle is involved in a collision and a victim sustains an injury due to the negligence of the driver they could possibly have grounds for a legitimate personal injury claim.
The injuries most frequently endured in car crashes are to the back and/or neck of a victim. These kinds of injuries could entitle the victim to receive financial compensation if they needed to seek medical care. A personal injury suit can be filed against the striking driver if they are found to be at fault.
Any neglect on the part of a physician, nurse, or other healthcare providers could cause extremely serious injuries and fatalities. Sadly, this form of negligence occurs with shocking regularity. There are many different varieties of medical malpractice, like improper treatment, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, errors with prescription medications, errors on the part of the pharmacy, errors made during childbirth, and failure to diagnose heart disease, cancer, or any other grave health condition.
Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
Companies and individuals who own land and/or property have a legal duty to properly maintain their property and to see to it that they are safe and hazard-free. Anytime a person is injured on someone else’s property, it is often the result of a breach of their duty of care. Claims dealing with slip and fall or trip and fall accidents can take place on private property, government property, and commercial properties as well.
As with every kind of personal injury case, the endless number of variables makes your claim unique. Someone with a case that sounds very similar to yours could end up with a very different outcome than what you should expect. This is just one of the many reasons why hiring a skilled attorney is beneficial to your Florida personal injury claim.
Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
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.