Category: Personal Injury
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence, omissions, or wrongful acts of another person (or entity), Florida law may give you a right of action against the defendant for damages. The defendant would like to avoid liability, of course, and may attempt to undermine your claims by forcing people close to you to disclose sensitive information. Fortunately, Florida law gives you an opportunity to prevent such disclosures through the use of an evidentiary privilege.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job annually; that translates into about 99 per week or more than 14 deaths every day.
When shopping for clothing, shoes, toys, electronics and household goods, shoppers do not think they are in danger. However, even though many shopping-related accidents may be minor, there are more serious injuries including broken bones, sprains, head trauma, neck injury, spinal injury and even death.
Personal injury litigation — in Florida and throughout the country — often turns on evidentiary issues. For example, a defendant may attempt to argue that they did not actually cause your injuries, but if the defendant has no evidence to support their assertions, they generally cannot succeed.
Evidence lies at the core of all personal injury lawsuits in Florida and elsewhere. If you’re bringing an action against the defendant for having caused your injuries, you’ll need sufficient evidence to support your various injury claims. Likewise, the defendant will attempt to avoid liability by introducing evidence that disproves or weakens your claims.
According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts 2017, choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury or death. Those most at risk are the elderly and young children.
Motor vehicles can be dangerous places for children, and children spend a lot of time in and around them. Statistics show that every year, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in children who are 1 to 13 years old.
The “Me Too”, “Times Up” movements and news media coverage of well-known people from all walks of life being accused of sexual assault have brought to light a multitude of egregious acts.
If you have been injured by a defendant who has also been charged with a criminal violation of law, then Florida law may still entitle you to recover damages as compensation for your injuries, even if the defendant wins their criminal case.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of another, you may be able to recover damages pursuant to Florida law. Personal injury litigation is a process by which one can secure compensation in such scenarios. For example, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, then suing the defendant may give you access to damages that will compensate you for losses that include medical expenses and quality of life deterioration,...