What is Personal Injury?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. People for Law can help you file a personal injury lawsuit and get the justice you deserve.

Personal Injury is defined as injuries against a person caused by someone else’s negligence or irresponsible behavior instead of damage caused to property. Regardless of where these injuries occur, for instance, at work, on the road, at your local grocery store, supermarket, or even a medical center, the law protects your rights.

Personal injury more often translates to expensive medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, loss of wages, or even employment. Sadly, this is not where it ends. A personal injury victim must live with the painful consequences of someone else’s actions. Following the injury, they may find even simple activities like standing up, walking, bending, carrying items, driving, or caring for themselves challenging. Temporary disabilities may necessitate external help to perform activities that are crucial to a normal and fulfilling life.

The pain, suffering, and emotional anguish resulting from a personal injury can be debilitating. In a fairly large number of cases, the victim is left with permanent changes to their body or disfigurement, causing additional distress to the victim. Adjustments to the home or workplace may be needed to accommodate changes to the body and to allow them to continue living independently. In severe cases, the victim may even lose the capacity to complete activities of daily living independently, making them dependent on 24-hour care. However, you are not alone! People for Law, a personal injury law firm, will help you get justice!  

Compensation for Personal Injury: Who pays?

Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that you are required to file for damages with your own insurance first. In cases where the extent of the injury is so large that the victim’s expenses can’t be covered by their insurance alone or the liability of the other party is undeniable legal action against the other party is warranted.

A personal injury lawsuit allows you to hold the at-fault party responsible for the injuries and additional expenses they have suffered at their hands. The at-fault party may be an individual or refer to a company that has caused grievous harm to a person either intentionally or as a result of their negligence.

Florida law enables the victim of a personal injury to claim compensation for damages from the at-fault party. You may be able to claim damages under a theory of negligence or strict liability. Negligence means that the at-fault party’s behavior at the time of the incident did not comply with reasonable or acceptable standards. If the victim’s injuries occur as a direct result of the at-fault failure to act reasonably or carefully, you may be able to make a claim for damages.

In Florida, personal injury cases generally start out by claiming compensation for the victim’s economic damages, such as medical bills, follow-up appointments, rehabilitative care, and even mobility aids. Costs for hiring help for household tasks or caring for your family may also be included in the claim. A personal injury attorney can document your economic losses and help you quantify your non-economic losses.

Apart from out-of-pocket expenses, you can also claim compensation for non-economic damages such as pain from your injuries, emotional distress, and mental anguish. The award for non-economic damages tends to vary greatly from case to case and mainly depends on the extent of your medical expenses and injuries.

People for Law have your back

With People for Law, you need to have no fear of not receiving the compensation you deserve.

Whether it is lowballing insurance providers or the individual or company responsible for causing you harm, we fight aggressively to get you the due compensation. Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that we don’t get paid until we get you the compensation you deserve.

While some exceptions may be made in light of special circumstances, personal injury cases must be filed within four years of the incident in Florida. Four years may seem like a long time, but when you or a loved one faces a personal injury, the time seems to run out quickly as you scramble to put together a case while dealing with the physical and mental consequences. Injuries may confine you to your bed for several days or weeks. In severe cases, the victim may be incapacitated permanently.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of personal injury, contact People for Law immediately. When you have an experienced personal injury lawyer that cares about redressing the injustice you have suffered, the entire claims process goes smoothly. Our expert representation protects you from the malicious intent of insurance adjusters trying to get you to agree to a small payout or altogether deny your claim.

When the need arises, we take your case to court and fight with the power of evidence and expert opinions for the compensation you are owed. In the aftermath of a personal injury-causing incident, People for Law has your back! Contact us for the best personal injury lawyer