What’s fair is fair. If someone does something that hurts you in some way because that person was simply careless, it would not be fair for you to bear the brunt of that injury while the other person, the one who caused the problem, gets off scot free. At bottom that is what our justice system is all about. The courts are not just for criminal cases. The court system throughout the nation is here to help someone get redress for any kind of injustice.
Thus, if you were injured due to the carelessness of another person – regardless of whether it is a physical injury, mental injury, or injury to your financial well-being – you may be able to recover for that injury in a personal injury lawsuit.
In this article, we will talk about the most common types of personal injury lawsuits, and what you can do to maximize the compensation you receive from your lawsuit. If after reading this blog, you have additional questions about your own circumstances, we welcome you to contact the seasoned personal injury attorneys at Crary Buchanan. At Crary Buchanan, we are proud of our standard of excellence, which has allowed us to thrive as one of the oldest law firms on Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Our personal injury attorneys are passionate about giving you the highest quality representation. Call us today at 772-287-2600, or schedule a free estate planning consult online with our online contact form.
What are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases?
Typically, the personal injury lawsuits that most often come to court are:
1. Car, motorcycle, truck, and pedestrian accidents;
2. Slip-and-fall cases;
3. Medical malpractice;
4. Burn injuries; and
5. Accidents around a construction site.
With a car accident case, people are often injured because another person was texting while driving, driving recklessly or aggressively for no reason, or simply not paying attention. If you suffered an injury, like whiplash, or have extensive car damage, then the person responsible should compensate you.
By the same token, if someone knows that there is a hazard on their property that is accessible to the public and he does nothing to fix it or alert someone walking by, then he should compensate you if you fall and hurt yourself.
In all personal injury cases, there is one element that you must prove in order to obtain compensation. That element is negligence. Negligence is simply carelessness, or thoughtlessness. It is failing to do something that a reasonable person in the circumstances would do. A reasonable driver would not text and drive a car at a high rate of speed, or on a busy street. Thus, if someone causes an accident and hurts you because they were negligent then they are liable for personal injury damages.
How Can I Maximize My Compensation?
First and foremost, the very best thing that you can do to maximize your compensation as the result of a personal injury lawsuit is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. That is because a personal injury attorney
1. knows the court system,
2. knows how to properly bring a case before the court,
3. knows how to conduct a thorough investigation of an accident scene,
4. knows how to question witnesses to an accident, and
5. knows how to work with medical experts.
Those skills are invaluable to make sure that all the relevant facts are gathered. The key to any personal injury case is the facts of the case. When you have a lot of information about what happened, and factual evidence making the negligence on the part of the person you are suing clear, then it becomes much easier to create a narrative of the incident or accident that will persuade a judge or jury that you are entitled to significant damages for your injuries.
In addition, what you can do to also gather important facts immediately after an accident is:
1. Take photos of the accident or incident scene;
2. Write down exactly what occurred as soon as you can when the incident is still fresh in your mind (you can forget details over time); and
3. Get contact information from the person who caused the accident and any witnesses.
Remember, do not sign anything or accept any money until you have spoken to a personal injury attorney first.
Let the Personal Injury Attorneys at Crary Buchanan Help You.
Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury and wrongful death in the nation. Many factors can contribute to a traffic accident, but as noted the primary reason is negligence. Drivers are negligent in a variety of ways. A driver who falls asleep may be considered negligent. When a careless driver causes an accident, you can pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
It doesn’t matter what type of injury you sustained. You have the right to seek compensation if another driver caused you injury – even if you were partially responsible for the accident. Automobile accident injuries can lead to a variety of expenses, and a personal injury claim can compensate you for these costs. Yet, you need the right legal advocate on your side to get full and fair compensation for your damages. If you or someone you love suffered and injury, speak with a Stuart, Martin County personal injury attorney from Crary Buchanan. We want to help you recover the money you need.
At Crary Buchanan, we are committed to providing clients with exceptional service in every aspect of personal injury law. You can depend upon our 85 years of experience in the Florida legal industry.
Our clients are more than case numbers; they are people. We recognize that you are an individual with unique needs and expectations. Our team is here to meet your need and exceed your expectations. When you work with us, you can have confidence that a caring legal advocate is on your side.
There is no need to be intimidated by making a personal injury claim after an auto accident when you have the support of the talented team at Crary Buchanan. If you have more questions or want a dedicated personal injury attorney to help you, call 772-287-2600 or schedule a free consult online with our online contact form. You can always depend on Crary Buchanan for community, experience, and trust. Call today.