Orlando Personal Injury Attorney
For more than 20 years, I have been fighting for the rights of injured victims and holding people accountable for their negligence. Personal injury is a branch of law that covers a wide range of situations that cause physical damage and harm because of acts of recklessness or carelessness. Injuries can be sustained in various ways, but one of the most common is car accidents. Other examples of common personal injury cases include:
- Slip and fall
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
If your or a loved one has suffered injury in an accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to assist with certain losses, such as:
- Property damages
- Permanent disfigurement
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
In Florida, to collect damages, you will need to show that the other person had a duty to reasonably protect you from danger, that he or she failed that duty, and that his or her failure is what caused your damages. Car accidents, however, are handled a little differently. When it comes to automobile accidents, Florida is considered a no-fault state. No matter who is at fault, each person's insurance should pay for injuries sustained.
Types of Awards for Personal Injury
In Florida, you may be entitled to compensatory and punitive damages for your personal injury case. Compensatory damages aim to put you in the same financial situation you were in before the injury occurred. Punitive damages are designed to penalize wrongdoers, such as convicted drunk drivers, and prevent them from causing additional harm.
After the accident takes places, you should obtain medical attention at once if injuries are sustained. To aid with the investigation, gather as much documentation as possible regarding your accident. I am John W. Dill, Esquire and I offer free case evaluations for my clients to discuss their situations and determine a proper course for pursuing compensation. Contact me at your earliest convenience for representation from an experienced Orlando trial attorney.