Serious injuries can lead to lifelong changes for victims. Whether you or a loved one suffered an injury in a car accident, on the job, or in another situation, you have eligibility to collect compensation.
If another party failed to provide a reasonably safe environment for you and others, they bear responsibility for covering your financial losses.
A Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer from our legal team can discuss your options for pursuing damages. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-730-1331 for a free consultation.
Injuries Occur Every Day Under Various Circumstances
If you experienced an accident, someone’s negligence may have caused your injuries.
Negligence can play a part in many accidents that lead to injury, including:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Burns/fire injuries
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
This list does not provide all conditions involving negligence that results in injuries. No matter how your accident occurred, having legal representation may help.
According to Florida’s comparative fault statute, you can still collect compensation even if you bear some fault for the accident that caused your injuries. Seeking legal advice may help you determine the compensation you deserve. Call a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-730-1331 to discuss your legal options.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale, call 800-730-1331
Know Your Legal Options as You Proceed
You want time to rest and heal from your injuries, and the stress of a legal battle can interrupt that period of recovery. Our team wants to put our expertise and resources to work for you. Let us help you with your personal injury claim while you recuperate.
Some of the services our legal team may provide you include:
- Conducting a consultation with you to record your account of events.
- Reviewing your legal options and answering your questions.
- Initiating the legal process as soon as possible so that your case abides by the state’s statute of limitations.
- Speaking with medical professionals and obtaining documentation of your injuries for use in settlement negotiations.
- Collecting available evidence that shows the defendant in your case caused your injuries.
- Completing the legal responsibilities necessary to bring your case to a resolution.
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal process.
A Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer will aim to prove that the defendant in your case acted negligently, and in doing so, bears the fault for your injuries. The defendant should pay for your expenses, not your family.
Establishing Fault in a Personal Injury Case
You must successfully prove the other party at fault for causing the accident that led to your injuries. Doing so will allow your team to strategize an effective plan for moving forward.
To do this, your legal team must prove these four elements:
- Duty of care: Florida Statute 429.29 mandates that citizens must exercise caution and avoid putting others at an unreasonable risk of harm. This applies to motorists and owners of property frequented by the public.
- Breach of duty of care: Such a violation can take many forms. A motorist may tailgate too closely behind you, or a business owner may fail to put handrails in a stairway. Whatever the circumstances of your case, we may show the jury where the breach of duty of care occurred.
- Causation: Once we establish that the defendant acted negligently, we may illustrate how their actions led to your injuries.
- Damages: We may prove the other party’s actions resulted in your losses. We may compile a list of these damages and use them as evidence.
If we can prove that the other party contributed to these elements, your legal team can begin building a case to pursue the cost of your claim.
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Possible Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
Even the smallest of accidents can come with a hefty price tag.
Although no average amount exists for personal injury claims, your awards may extend to:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses.
- Lost wages.
- Reduced earning capacity.
- The cost of ongoing rehabilitation as you recover.
- Long-term disability.
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience.
- The cost of emergency transportation services.
- Emotional distress.
- Loss of consortium.
- Loss of parental guidance for children.
- Loss of financial protection, including projected future earnings.
- Funeral costs.
- Wrongful death.
While no amount of compensation can make up for your more personal losses, our legal team may help you calculate an estimate to cover your financial losses and pain and suffering. According to Chapter 768 of the Florida statutes, Florida does not set a cap on the amount of compensation you can receive from a personal injury claim for certain losses.
Depending on your case, you generally have four years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim, according to Florida Statute 95.11. If any persons under the age of 18 sustained injuries in your accident, their age may expand this window of time. A member of our team may examine which timeline applies to you.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC for Help with Your Personal Injury Claim
When you find yourself injured at the hands of a negligent party, having a team of professionals on your side may help you through the legal process of obtaining fair compensation. You want to focus on getting back on your feet, not navigating the complex legal process alone.
We work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that you pay nothing out of pocket or up front, and we only collect payment if we secure a settlement or judgment on your behalf.
Call us at 800-730-1331 for a free consultation regarding your personal injury claim.