When a person is seriously injured or killed in an accident that wasn't their fault, the person or company responsible for the accident can be held responsible for the damages and injuries that occurred. These damages can include medical bills, lost wages, the inability to earn money in future, incidental expenses, funeral costs and more. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not offer injured parties the compensation they deserve immediately. The higher the amount of insurance available, the more risk the insurance company take and attempt to treat the injury victim unfairly. If this were not so, personal injury lawyers wouldn't have a job. So, the best way to make sure you are being treated fairly is to retain an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you with your claim.
If you or a loved one have been injured in Florida because of someone else's carelessness, contact Guy S. DiMartino today to learn about your rights, whether you have a claim, and the best way to pursue your claim.
Areas of Florida Personal Injury
A personal injury claim can arise because of many different circumstances. Any type of accident resulting from negligence that leads to serious injury or death can be the grounds for a personal injury claim. Some of the most common types of personal injury claims include the following:
Motor Vehicle Crashes:
According to the National Safety Counsel, in 2013 over 35,000 folks lost their lives because of Motor Vehicle Crashes. The three biggest reasons for these crashes were (1) alcohol; (2) speeding; and (3) distracted driving.
Motor vehicle claims happen when a person is injured after being involved in a car, truck, bus, motorcycle or any other type of auto accident where the other driver was responsible for the collision. Seeking compensation for auto accident injuries is very important. The CDC estimates that about 10.7 people out of every 100,000 die in traffic related crashes yearly.
We represent car accident victims in the following areas:
- Clermont Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Howey-in-the-Hills Car Accidents
- Okahumpka Car Accidents
- Groveland Auto Accidents
- Mascotte Car Crashes
- Umatilla Truck Accidents
Slip and Fall: A slip and fall injury happens when a person enters a business, store, public place or any property that was not properly maintained or has a dangerous condition, and because of the problem, falls and injures themselves. Examples of these types of claim include customers who slip and fall on water or food in a supermarket, falling down stairs that are in disrepair, or tripping over a parking bumper in a parking lot that is not properly lighted. Landowners and management have a responsibility to visitors to keep their property relatively safe and to warn guests of any potential hazards or dangerous conditions.
Criminal Acts of Third Parties: In this type of a customer or a guest is injured by a third party who committed a crime. For instance, if you are leaving a store and the parking lot is dark because the landlord allowed the lights to burn out, and you are attacked or robbed at your car, you may have a claim against the store and/or the owner of the property. These claims may also be called negligent security claims. They are very fact sensitive so if you or a family member were injured in a criminal act, you should speak with a personal injury attorney quickly to see if anything can be done to get your compensated.
Wrongful Death: A wrongful death can occur when a person dies in an accident that can be avoided if the person who caused the accident exercised reasonable care and safety. For example, a a pedestrian who is killed after being hit by driver who was not watching where they were going. In addition to car crashes, a wrongful death can happen because of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, a defective product, a premises liability accident, a criminal action or a trip and fall. In wrongful death claims, the deceased's statutory survivors are the parties eligible for compensation.
Product Liability: When a person is injured because a product is not properly designed or there is a defect in the way the product was made, the injured person or their family may have a claim for their injuries. Products including air conditioners, children's toys, and cars, have two kinds warranties: an express warranty and an implied warranty. This means that products should perform the way that they were intended to and the products should be safe. If product doesn't live up to these warranties, and a person is injury, there may be grounds to bring a product liability claim.
Experienced Personal Injury Defense in Central Florida
The average person injured in an accident believes that if they are open and honest with the insurance company that the insurance company will treat them fairly. Insurance companies have in-house lawyers on their payroll to answer their adjusters' questions. So, when you're involved in an accident, you have an experienced insurance adjuster and their lawyers evaluating the facts and circumstances of the case from day one. Insurance companies acting fairly is not always the case. The best way to make sure that you are treated fairly and get the compensation you deserve is talk to a personal injury lawyer, this act will help level the playing field.