Personal Injury Cases
To determine if you have a legal claim for a personal injury in Florida, we must show that the following criteria are met: duty, breach of duty (negligence), causation, and damages. A Pine Castle personal injury lawyer will have a strong case for a claim if all four of these elements can be demonstrated.
The elements required to prove a personal injury case in more detail are as follows:
- Duty: A duty to not cause injury to another party.
- Breach: Florida Statutes section 768.81 states that if someone failed to behave with ordinary care, their negligence caused a breach of duty to another party
- Causation: You must prove the harm caused was from someone else’s negligence.
- Damages: The final piece to a personal injury claim is that you suffered actual physical, emotional, or financial harm.
Some cases a Pine Castle personal injury lawyer can handle include slips and falls, car, truck, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to determine if you have a valid personal injury case.
Personal Injury Law in Florida
Florida’s personal injury laws are numerous and complex. If your injury was due to someone else’s negligence, these are some personal injury laws that are important to know when filing a lawsuit.
Comparative Negligence Law
Florida Statutes section 768.81 indicates that Florida has established a pure comparative negligence rule. If you are even 10% at fault, you are still entitled to 90% of the amount of compensation owed to you.
Serious Threshold Law
Because Florida is a no-fault state, you must provide that your injuries are serious enough to receive compensation for “pain and suffering.” Oftentimes, we will arrange for expert witnesses to testify regarding the injuries of our clients.
Statute of Limitations Law
According to Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a), if you suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you have four years from the date of the accident or injury to file a lawsuit.
However, there are some exceptions to this four-year rule, and a Pine Castle personal injury lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you navigate complicated statute of limitations laws, determine your just compensation, and help you understand your rights.
Contact a Pine Castle Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered a personal injury in Florida due to the negligence of another, one of the most important items in your action plan is to contact a personal injury lawyer. Deadlines for filing claims are strict, and if you miss a deadline, you may lose your ability to file a lawsuit and obtain the compensation owed to you.
Personal injury laws in Florida are complex and the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will help you understand your legal rights and help you determine your options to receive just compensation. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for your free consultation and to find out how a Pine Castle personal injury lawyer can help you.
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