What Makes a Strong Florida Personal Injury Case?
Personal Injury Cases in Vero Beach, Florida
Getting injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle collision is a very confusing time for anyone.
You need medical care and time away from work to heal, and your life has effectively been turned upside down.
As soon as you are able, the stress of who is going to pay for your medical expenses and time away from work will take over, and possibly impede your ability to fully heal.
It is time to hold someone responsible for your damages. But how?
How do you know if you have a strong enough case to pursue a personal injury claim in Florida?
The most important thing to do is consult with our Vero Beach personal injury attorney to review the facts of your case and advise you on the best way to proceed.
Many factors impact the strength of a case and you will want an experienced attorney on your side to help you understand if you have a lawsuit.
Here are a few tips on what to expect when sharing your story with our law firm.
Ask Yourself These Basic Personal Injury Questions
Multiple factors need to be considered when pursuing a personal injury claim in Florida, and the first is whether another party may be liable for your injuries.
Sometimes this is clearer than others. If someone ran a red light, and t-boned your car, sending you to the hospital with severe injuries, the answer is a typical yes.
Next, you will need to express how the injury negatively impacted your life from a physical, emotional, and financial standpoint.
Finally, if you can answer yes to the following questions, you may have a personal injury claim:
- Is there a police report from the accident scene?
- Do you have medical records and a treatment plan to back up your stated injuries?
- Are there witnesses or other evidence – like photos or video – that will attest to your accident story?
- Have you missed work because of your injuries that resulted in lost wages?
- Is there an insurance company representing the at-fault party?
When we can prove someone else is responsible for your injuries, and that there was a reasonable expectation they could have taken steps to avoid the accident from occurring, you may have a personal injury claim.
Proving Negligence and Liability After the Accident in
Proving that your accident was caused by a negligent driver requires more than saying the other person was responsible.
This is typically where a personal injury attorney can help examine the key elements that can help prove negligence caused your crash, and that the driver is liable for your damages.
That includes outlining four important factors:
- The other driver owed you – the injured person – a duty to act reasonably and keep you safe.
- The other driver breached their duty.
- Your injury is the direct result of the breach of duty.
- Damages resulted from your injuries, including medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses.
Contact Our Vero Beach personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling (772) 492-8967
If you have been hurt in a collision, and believe the other driver was negligent behind the wheel, contact our experienced Vero Beach personal injury lawyers in Indian River County at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling (772) 492-8967 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your unique crash and injury needs.