Accidents can occur at any time. Sometimes they are just unfortunate events—but in many cases, they happen because of someone else’s negligence.
If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident, you may have received treatment in a hospital, doctor’s office, and/or rehabilitation facility. Your medical bills may already total thousands of dollars, and you may need to continue receiving care for the foreseeable future.
You may have also missed time from work because of your injuries. If your injuries were severe, it could be months before you are able to return. When that finally happens, you may not be able to perform the same duties or can only work a fraction of the hours you used to work. If you had a job that was physically demanding, your injuries may prevent you from working ever again.
If you had an emergency fund, that money may already be gone, leaving you struggling to cover essential living expenses such as food, housing, and utilities. Your pain, limited mobility, and financial stress can take a toll on you both physically and mentally. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and worried about the future. Your relationships with your loved ones may be strained as you try to figure out what to do.
This is where a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer can help. You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party that was responsible for your accident and seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800)-730-1331 for a free case evaluation.
Cases that a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer Can Handle
People can be injured in many ways and under a wide range of circumstances. Below are some of the most common types of personal injury cases.
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Motor Vehicle Crashes
Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries that affect victims for the rest of their lives. If you were hurt in a motor vehicle collision and another driver was responsible, you will first have to seek compensation through your own personal injury protection coverage because Florida is a “no-fault” state. If you suffered serious injuries, as defined by Florida Statute §627.737, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver to seek additional compensation for your losses.
It is possible that another party was liable for the accident as well. For example, a design flaw or a manufacturing defect in your vehicle or the other driver’s vehicle may have led to the collision. A mechanic may have made a mistake when repairing either vehicle that caused the accident. Under these circumstances, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the vehicle manufacturer or the mechanic.
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Slip and Fall Accidents
If you fell and got hurt on someone else’s property—either a residence or a business—you may be able to file a lawsuit if the owner or manager of the property created a dangerous condition or failed to address a problem that created a safety hazard. For example, if the building had a broken step, an uneven floor, or a damaged walkway that caused your injuries, you may be eligible for compensation.
You may also be entitled to compensation if you got hurt because a spill was not cleaned up, a sidewalk was not cleared after a snowstorm, a rug was loose, or a hazard was not marked so that people could avoid it. A Jacksonville personal injury lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can review the circumstances of your slip and fall accident and determine your legal options. Contact us today to learn more.
Doctors and other healthcare providers are expected to meet a standard of care. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), medical malpractice is negligence committed by a healthcare provider who departs from that standard of care, causing harm to their patient. Sometimes, this harm can be catastrophic.
If a doctor did not order appropriate tests, your condition may have been misdiagnosed. This means you may not have received care that could have saved your life, or you may have gone through treatments that were completely unnecessary and caused your health to worsen.
If an error was made during an operation, you may have experienced life-altering consequences. For instance, if a doctor performed the wrong procedure or operated on the wrong body part, you may have been left with permanent damage to your body. You may be incapacitated or suffering from chronic pain, unable to work or perform simple activities that you used to take for granted.
Medication errors are also common sources of medical malpractice claims. If a doctor prescribed a drug that was not appropriate for your condition, or if a pharmacist provided you with a medication that was different than the one prescribed, you may have suffered serious side effects or experienced permanent harm, such as organ damage.
If you were injured by medical malpractice, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent healthcare provider. In some cases, you can also sue the healthcare facility, such as the hospital where you were treated.
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Contact a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you suffered harm under these or other circumstances, a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf against the party or parties responsible. The goal is to secure a financial award that covers your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Florida Statute §95.11 sets the statute of limitations for personal injury cases at four years, but only two years for medical malpractice cases. If you miss the deadline to file a lawsuit, you may be unable to obtain compensation. Consulting with a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer now can help ensure that you do not lose your legal right to seek justice.
To learn more, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800)-730-1331 for a free consultation with a member of our team.