Branford Personal Injury Lawyer
According to Florida Health, injuries are the leading cause of death for residents between the ages of 1-44. Even when an injury is not fatal, it can be life-altering. When another person causes you harm, they need to be held liable for their actions. Filing a personal injury claim does not miraculously heal your injuries, but it can help reduce the financial and emotional burden the accident caused. Let the Branford personal injury lawyers at Douglas and Douglas fight on your behalf against the liable party’s insurance company so that you are adequately compensated for what happened.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Aviation Accidents;
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents;
- Boat Accidents;
- Car Accidents;
- Catastrophic Injuries;
- Defective Products;
- Dog Bites;
- Motorcycle Accidents;
- Nursing Home Abuse;
- Premises Liability;
- Pool & Swimming Accidents;
- Slip & Falls;
- Truck Accidents;
- Watercraft Accidents; and
- Wrongful Death.
An Attorney Can Help You Prove Liability in Your Personal Injury Case
It may seem obvious to you that your injuries were caused by the other party. Perhaps it was a traffic collision and you saw the driver speeding through the red light moments before you were hit or maybe the staircase looked in such disrepair as you walked towards it, that it is no surprise the handrail came off and you broke multiple bones in the fall. Even though you know this, the other party is likely to deny responsibility because it makes them liable. Furthermore, their insurance companies will do everything possible to avoid paying out a personal injury claim. We will investigate your case to find evidence that proves the other party is at-fault. Depending on the case, evidence may include police reports, medical notes, eye-witness accounts, video surveillance footage or photos, experts, and more.
What is Florida’s Comparative Negligence?
Florida Statute 768.81 states that if a victim can also be found partially at-fault for their own injuries, then the amount awarded as economic and noneconomic damages can be reduced based on what percentage at-fault the victim was. For example, if you were speeding when the driver ran a red light, it could be determined that your speed played a part in the injuries you sustained. If you are found 10 percent liable, you will only be able to collect 90 percent of what your case would otherwise be worth.
Calculating the Worth of Your Personal Injury Case
Personal injury cases are calculated based on economic damages, which are the expenses that can be more easily calculated, and non-economic damages, which take into account how the injury impacted a person’s ability to enjoy life. Examples of damages include:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages and earning capacity;
- Pain and suffering;
- Property damage;
- Emotional distress; and
Reach Out to Our Branford Personal Injury Attorneys Today
After an injury it may be difficult to keep up with daily tasks at home or work, let alone deal with figuring out the legal system to file a personal injury claim. With the assistance from a skilled Branford personal injury attorney at Douglas and Douglas, you can focus on your recovery while being assured that we will be advocating for you to receive the maximum compensation possible. Call us today at 904-201-8226 to schedule your free consultation.