Personal Injury Law in Florida
Explained by a West Palm Beach Injury Lawyer
Personal injury law is a subject that covers injuries caused by the actions of another person or entity. In this area of law, victims have the ability to hold the responsible party legally accountable in civil court. Whether intentional or unintentional, certain conduct that causes physical and/or psychological injury to another person could grant the injured party grounds to sue for financial compensation, which could cover medical bills, continued medical care, lost earnings, loss of potential earnings, and even emotional trauma and pain and suffering. An individual or company can be held liable for injuries they cause.
Have you been injured? Do you believe that someone else should be held accountable? A West Palm Beach personal injury attorney at our law firm can talk to you about what occurred and can offer helpful guidance based upon our experience in this field of law. We are devoted to exclusively handling personal injury claims and lawsuits for clients throughout Palm Beach County, and we offer free consultations to help individuals get started in receiving the help they need.
Do you have grounds for a claim?
There are three primary grounds for personal injury claims: negligence,
strict liability and intentional misconduct. The first is the most common. Negligence can be defined as a failure to act with a reasonable level of care or caution in the circumstances, resulting in injury to another person. Strict liability refers to an injury claim that can hold the responsible party accountable regardless of whether there is proof of negligence or fault.
Dog bites and defective products (in
product liability cases) are two types of claims that can involve strict liability. Finally, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed based on injuries caused by intentional misconduct, such as due to an assault or attack. Depending on the circumstances of the case, an injured party could be able to hold the person or company that caused or contributed to their injuries responsible for what they have done.