Getting injured can result in mounting medical bills as well as pain and suffering. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may require multiple doctor visits, several medical procedures, and daily medication. Besides, you can quickly lose thousands of dollars from missing work as a result of the injury. If your injuries are not your fault and the result of another entity’s negligence, a Sunrise personal injury lawyer may help you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we provide legal assistance to victims of personal injuries who may deserve compensation for the economic and non-economic damages resulting from another person’s careless actions. Contact us at 800-730-1331 to discuss your injury case.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
If you file a personal injury claim on your own, you may not know if you received fair compensation from the insurance company. The one-time settlement an insurer may offer you may not cover all your current and future medical expenses and other costs associated with your accident. A Sunrise personal injury lawyer may discuss the offer with you and help you determine whether you should ask for more.
Also, a personal injury claim can become quite complicated. Personal injury cases require negotiation skills, research, and knowledge of the state laws regarding these types of cases. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we take care of the legal process so that you can focus on healing.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Sunrise, call 800-730-1331
Proving a Party Was Responsible for Your Injury
If you are planning to file a personal injury claim, you will need to provide proof of negligence. Without this, you will not have any claim to file. To prove that another party acted negligently and therefore contributed to your injuries, you must establish the following evidence:
Duty of Care
You must prove the defendant or liable party had an obligation to use care to avoid injuring you. For example, a person has a duty of care to drive safely to avoid harming others on the road.
Breach of Duty
You must provide evidence that the liable party breached this duty of care. A person texting while driving or driving under the influence of alcohol breaches their duty of care.
Next, you must prove that in breaching its duty of care, the liable party caused your injuries. After violating a duty of care, a driver may swerve into your vehicle, run a stop sign, or in some way cause your collision to occur.
As the injured party, you must prove you suffered in some way. Losses suffered may include lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, etc.
These elements may appear quite simple but may become complicated when it comes to providing the evidence required by law to fully prove your case against the liable party.
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Evidence Needed for a Personal Injury Case
The law requires evidence in your personal injury cases to accomplish a couple of tasks. Evidence must bolster your claim of negligence as well as support your claim for damages under Florida Statute § 768.81 and Florida Statute § 768. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we may consult with investigators and medical experts to help you build a case seeking awards for your suffering.
Some of the evidence that we may gather to prove negligence may include:
- Your medical records.
- Photos and surveillance of the scene.
- Testimony from witnesses.
- Incident or accident report.
- Cell phone records (to determine if the negligent party was using their phone at the time the incident occurred).
- Store policies (to determine how often employees check the store for hazards and address those hazards).
- Complaints of hazards.
- Maintenance records.
Evidence proving your losses may include:
- Medical bills.
- Pay stubs.
- Receipts related to the accident.
- Testimony from legal experts.
- Testimony from medical experts.
Your Sunrise personal injury attorney may help you identify any other potential pieces of evidence that may apply for your unique personal injury claim.
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A Sunrise Personal Injury Lawyer Can Handle Your Case
As our personal injury lawyer handles the legal aspects regarding your case, you can take several steps to help your case as well. Continuing to get medical attention for any injuries that you may have can help you pursue fair compensation. You should receive medical care until the doctor determines you reached the maximum medical improvement. If you stop getting medical attention before you reach the maximum recovery, the insurer may claim that any extension of your injuries is your fault or that you exaggerated your injuries from the start. This could provide a reason to reduce or deny your personal injury claim.
When filing a personal injury case, directing all questions about your accident to your Sunrise personal injury attorney may help you seek fair compensation. The insurer for the other party may reach out to you for a statement, for example. While you can provide them with the basics about the accident, directing all other questions to your attorney may help your case in the long run. This may allow your lawyer the chance to protect you and your rights to possible awards for your personal injury claim.
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Your Time to Take Action is Limited
Every state has a statute of limitations, which means that you are only allowed a set amount of time to make a personal injury claim. In Florida, you usually have four years after the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim under Florida Statute § 95. Individual injury cases often take time to settle, and our lawyers want to keep you up to date on any information about the developments of your case as it goes on. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to take legal action.
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If you suffered from injuries as a result of another individual’s negligence, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-730-1331 for a free legal evaluation of your personal injury case.
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