Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Accidents
Due to its unexpected and often catastrophic nature, an accident that leaves you injured can also leave you feeling confused, anxious, and worried about what you'll do next. To help you recover compensation for your injuries, consult with a Deerfield Beach personal injury lawyer.Types of Personal Injury Cases
Blakeley Law Firm handles a variety of different types of personal injury cases. Some of the most common causes of injury that are preventable—and that may warrant civil action—include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- RV accidents
- Drowning/near drowning accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dangerous products
If you've been harmed in one of the accident types named above, our personal injury attorney Jarrett Blakeley serving Deerfield Beach to take on your case today.What Causes Injury Accidents?
While some injury accidents are caused from unavoidable factors, many are caused as a direct result of someone else's negligence. Car, truck, RV, and boating accidents may all be caused by speeding, operating the (recreational) vehicle while distracted or fatigued, or drinking while driving; drowning, dog bites, and slip and fall accidents may be a result of a property's owner failure to maintain a property to a safe condition or post adequate warning; and a dangerous product can cause consumer harm when designed or manufactured defectively.
When another person's negligent action causes your accident, and if you suffered an injury, you have the right to take legal action by filing a personal injury lawsuit.Understanding Personal Injury Law
A personal injury lawsuit is a type of civil action that's filed by a victim (plaintiff) against an at-fault party (defendant). The action is filed to recover monetary damages for the plaintiff's harm. During the course of the lawsuit, the plaintiff will have to prove that the defendant did something negligent, and that the plaintiff's injuries would not have occurred but for the negligent action. All personal injury claims must be filed within four years time in Florida.
If the plaintiff can prove the liability of the defendant, then the plaintiff will be entitled to damages in an amount that is agreed upon in a settlement, or that is ordered by a jury. Types of damages that are available in a civil action in Florida include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity/future lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering
Additionally, your damages amount can be reduced if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident. A Deerfield Beach personal injury lawyer can help you understand the inner workings of a personal injury suit and your right to damages.Meet With a Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
If you've been injured because somebody else acted irresponsibly, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer.An attorney can serve as your guide throughout the entire process of filing a claim, and will work hard to protect your rights and recover a fair settlement amount on your behalf. To schedule an appointment with personal injury attorney Jarrett Blakeley practicing in Deerfield Beach call today at (954) 253-9445. You will receive a free consultation, and will never be charged unless your claim is successful.