The Basics of Personal Injury Cases in Florida

- Keith Bregoff

There are many types of personal injury cases in Florida ranging from car accidents, dog bites, boating accidents, or slip and fall cases. Typically, personal injury cases, regardless of type, have a few things in common. First, there is an injury. Second, there is a person who is to blame for the injury. Though this seems straight-forward, there are many twists and turns to personal injury cases that require the skill of an attorney to navigate.

What Is an injury?

In Florida, there are many types of injuries that can be suffered as the result of an accident. Here are some examples of common injuries.

First, the most common type of injury is a direct physical injury that requires medical attention. As an example, imagine that you are in a car accident and you have broken bones. The broken bones would be a direct physical injury from the car accident.

Second, there are mental injuries that a person may have suffered. These types of injuries can require the care of psychiatrists and other medical providers just like a physical injury.

Third, there are financial injuries that you may have suffered, such as missing work. All of these types of injuries and many others are compensable, which means that you can seek payment for them from the person who injured you in a personal injury case.

Who Is the Person That Should Make You Whole?

Often, in personal injury cases, the person who makes you whole is not the person who injured you. As such, it is important for you to talk to a lawyer who has experience in handling these types of cases so that no stone is left unturned in terms of who can be pursued in your case.

For instance, in many cases, such as a slip and fall in a store, the insurance company of the store will need to be identified in addition to any parties at the store. As another example, in many dog-bite case, where a person negligently allowed a dangerous dog to run around and bite people, the injured party may be able to pursue claims against other people in addition to the person who was negligently in charge of the dog, such as the dog’s owner, or individuals who failed to disclose the dangers of the dog.

It is vital to speak to an attorney to identify the people who are responsible for your injuries.

If someone has injured you, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can help you to navigate your personal injury case. We have only touched upon the surface of personal injury cases here but if you are interested in a more detailed explanation of personal injury cases or would like more information about your rights as an injured party, The Law Offices of Keith Bregoff can provide you with that information via a free consultation. We can be reached today at (772) 492-8967.