Personal Injury

October 22, 2013

Personal Injury and Auto Accidents

If you were involved in an automobile accident and you were injured you may be entitled to $10,000 in benefits regardless of fault, If you believe your injuries were caused the result of someone else’s actions, you may also be entitled recover damages for personal injuries, pain and suffering, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, physical impairment, scarring, and inconvenience.

The requirement to have a particular medical diagnosis called Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) is now governed by a time limit of 14 days.  That is, you have to consult a Doctor within those 14 days, or you may be unable to recover more the $2,500 from the Personal Injury Policy (PIP) that you have paid for.

There is a Statute of limitations in Florida, meaning that if you were to file suit, you would need to do so within a limited time from the date of the accident or you could be forever be barred from bringing a cause of action.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident you may have a personal injury case. Contact our office to schedule a completely FREE consultation.

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall is a common term used to describe the law of Premises Liability in connection with slips, trips or falls on the real property of another.

Property owners and those who lease real property (whether as individual or business) have the legal duty to maintain the property in a way that makes it safe for visitors. Premises Liability arises when injuries are caused by a dangerous condition or careless maintenance on the part of the property owner or the person who is leasing the real property.

Examples of dangerous conditions include but are not limited to, uneven, damaged or cracked floors, slippery surfaces, uncleaned spills, defective sidewalks or steps, and unmarked changes in elevation.

In a Premises Liability case, the Plaintiff needs to prove one of the following three(3) things: that the Defendant created the dangerous condition that caused the injury: that the Defendant knew about the dangerous condition and failed to take steps to prevent it: or that the condition existed for a long enough time that the Defendant should have known about it. Even if unaware of the dangerous condition, the Defendant can still be liable for any injury that occurs on the property (unless the victim was trespassing). The damages you may recover in a Premises Liability case include, but is not limited to, medical expense, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

There is a Statute of limitations in Florida, meaning that if you were to file suit, you would need to do so within a limited time from the date of the accident or you could be forever barred from bringing a cause of action.

If you have been injured on another person’s property as a result of a dangerous condition, careless maintenance, or wrongdoing. you may have a Premises Liability case. Contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Injuries – IN GENERAL

Many people make the tragic mistake of thinking their injury today (a nick, brake, or sprain), will pass eventually or heal without medical attention.  The truth is as we get older, we don’t always heal the way we used to, or the way we expect.  The future medical bills associated with a number of particular injuries can be extreme!

Much like we always recommend you take the time to talk to a Medical Professional for any injury, we strongly advise you talk to an Attorney to determine if there is an “actionable” injury, where liability may fall, and the collectability of a particular case.  In our office this conversation is ALWAYS free, and we protect all information you share with completely confidential.

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