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Personal injury law is a broad legal area that encompasses many different types of claims and lawsuits. To gain an understanding on the basic principles of personal injury law, check out this video.
As you’ll see, many personal injury cases are based on negligence, a legal term for carelessness that results in injury. You’ll also learn about how personal injuries are resolved, and the importance of the statute of limitations.
In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is four years. If you’ve been injured as a result of negligence, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to begin building a strong lawsuit against the responsible party. Call (941) 924-0993 today to speak to an attorney at Farrow & Pulice P.A. in Sarasota.
Last updated 11 days ago
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, affect millions of Americans. This type of personal injury is usually caused by a sudden jolt, blow, or bump to the head such as that incurred in an auto accident or sports injury. TBI is a broad term for any brain dysfunction, and physical and psychological injuries can be lifelong and debilitating. Some TBI symptoms appear immediately, while others may manifest days, weeks, or even months after an accident. Symptoms can include loss of consciousness, memory problems, behavioral issues, slurred speech, depression or anxiety, nausea or vomiting, and irritability. Some patients will experience profound confusion or agitation.
If you have sustained a TBI or another type of serious personal injury, an experienced lawyer can review the facts of your case to determine if you may be entitled to compensation. Call the personal injury attorneys at Sarasota’s Farrow & Pulice P.A. today at (888) 686-4039, or visit our website for more information.
Last updated 16 days ago
Most Americans know that negligence is the basis for personal injury lawsuits. But what exactly does this legal term mean? If you have sustained a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation if the injury was caused because another party departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances. These frequently asked questions can help you get a better grasp of this important concept.
How Does Negligence Affect a Personal Injury Claim?
When someone is hurt because of another party’s negligence, the negligent party is legally liable for the victim’s injury. Negligence is usually simply careless or thoughtless conduct or a party’s failure to act as a reasonable person would have behaved in a similar circumstance. According to the law, conduct is negligent when a party fails to take reasonable steps to protect others from harm.
Who Decides Who Is At Fault?
After your personal injury attorney has presented evidence of your injury and documented the other party’s negligence, a judge or jury will decide whether or not the defendant fell below the legal standard of how a reasonable person would or should have behaved. If the court decides that a defendant has been negligent, a personal injury victim is usually awarded financial damages to compensate for pain and suffering and pay for any medical bills and other costs that resulted from the injury.
What Are Some Examples of Negligence?
In an auto accident, another driver may be negligent if he failed to stop at a stop sign, exceeded the legal speed limit, failed to obey traffic laws, or drove under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In a workplace accident, an employer may be at fault if he or she failed to provide a safe working environment.
Farrow & Pulice P.A. is a full-service personal injury law firm, and our attorneys are proud to represent Sarasota victims of auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, physical assaults, and more. If you have been hurt due to another’s negligent behavior, schedule a consultation with a lawyer by calling us at (888) 686-4039 today.lawsuit
Last updated 27 days ago
From auto accidents to slip and falls, any accident poses a risk of serious and catastrophic injury. As you will learn in this video, catastrophic injuries are defined as personal injuries that substantially alter the life of the victim.
Serious injuries can occur after a car accident, a work-related accident, or as the result of medical malpractice. Catastrophic injuries are physically and emotionally devastating, and some victims never fully recover. Cases involving severe injuries that are caused by another party’s negligence, carelessness, or misconduct are handled by personal injury lawyers.
Have you or a loved one sustained a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence? If you need a personal injury and accident attorney in the Sarasota area, contact the experienced team of attorneys at Farrow & Pulice P.A. today at (888) 686-4039.
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If you have been injured due to the negligence of a person or organization, your first step after seeking medical care should be to contact a personal injury lawyer. An experienced attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, medications, missed work, and general pain and suffering. Select the best attorney for your case by asking any potential lawyer these questions during your first meeting.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
If you have been in an auto accident, are the victim of medical malpractice, or have sustained a personal injury at the workplace, you may be entitled to damages. Your attorney can help you determine whether or not another party’s negligence may have been responsible for your injury and can gauge the potential value of your lawsuit and its likelihood of success.
What Kinds of Fees Do You Charge?
Many personal injury attorneys offer to work on a contingency basis. This means that the client pays nothing up front and that a lawyer does not get paid until or unless the client obtains a settlement or trial success. If your personal injury attorney works on a contingency basis, all expenses associated with the case will be covered out of pocket by the law firm.
When Will I Receive Compensation?
Each personal injury case is different, and your attorney will review the facts of your case with you to determine how long your case might take to resolve. While auto accident, premises liability, and basic negligence typically take between 10 to 12 months to litigate, individual cases vary widely. You should be wary of any lawyer who guarantees quick compensation.
Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, during a workplace incident, or as the result of a slip and fall on another property, you need a personal injury lawyer whom you trust. At Farrow & Pulice P.A. of Sarasota, our attorneys offer free consultations so you can be sure we are the best fit for you. Call us today at (888) 686-4039 to set up your first meeting.