Understanding a Personal Injury Case

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Did the negligence of another person or business result in you suffering a life-altering injury in an accident?

A personal injury can be defined as an injury to your body as a whole, mind or spirit because another person or business was negligent. Personal injury lawsuits will allege that the negligent person or business owed some legal obligation to keep you safe, failed that duty and thereby caused the injury. Surviving family members may also bring a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a loved one. If found responsible, the defendant may be ordered to pay damages for injuries arising from his or her actions, including:

  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Financial harm.

There are certain situations in which a defendant who has displayed particularly disgraceful behavior is found to be responsible for punitive damages, court expenses and opposing legal counsel fees. Your general liability insurance will cover most personal injuries, allowing victims time to recover compensatory damages from the accident.

Any of the following examples may result in a Florida personal injury claim:

  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Automobile collisions
  • Failure to yield right of way on the water
  • Bus or streetcar accidents
  • Commercial vehicle collisions
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Injuries at work
  • Defective medical products
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Danger on property, including poor lighting.

The professionals from Gallagher & Hagopian work to help people in and around Tampa, FL who have been injured due to the negligence of a person or business. If you have suffered as the result of negligence, call 888-280-4878 to schedule an appointment for a case evaluation.