Personal Injury Law
– by Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez
Personal Injury Laws provide legal recourse for accident and injury victims who sustain bodily harm caused by others. A personal injury claim or lawsuit may arise from a negligent, careless, reckless, or even intentional act. General principles of negligence state we owe a duty of care to others. Any person or corporation can be negligent if they breach their duty of care. Negligence does not require intent. The conduct that caused the harm only has to fall below the level of care a reasonable person would use under like circumstances. The nature and extent of the duty owed depends on the circumstances. Drivers breach their duty of care when they cause an accident.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Under Florida law, personal injury victims are entitled to receive money as compensation for economic and non- economic damages. Economic damages that may be recovered include medical and hospital bills, past wage loss, future loss of earning capacity, services replacement expenses and other out of pocket financial burdens. Non-Economic or “human” damages can be available for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, scarring, disfigurement, and inability to lead a normal life which resulted from negligent, careless, or reckless acts. If a pre-existing injury has been aggravated or accelerated, damages for the aggravation can be recovered under Florida law.
Are Catastrophic Injury Cases Different?
Catastrophic Injury Cases are very different from other cases. Finding enough financial responsibility to compensate injured parties for the lifelong consequences is always a challenge. Some law firms only look at initial insurance policy information to determine whether or not there is adequate insurance coverage.
Are Wrongful Death Cases Different?
Wrongful Death Cases are different from other cases. This special remedy exists by statute. It provides compensation to survivors of all types of wrongdoing.
Treatment of sustained injuries may be costly, painful and may take months, or even years. An experienced Personal Injury attorney can aggressively seek the financial compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering and for medical treatment and needed care. An experienced Personal Injury lawyer will thoroughly analyze your case and explain the options you have for pursuing fair compensation.
Is There a Time Limitation?
It is critical to be aware of statutes of limitations, which are strict restrictions on how long an injured person may wait to file a claim or lawsuit against a wrongdoer. In Florida, statutes of limitations vary depending on the kind of case. Failure to act within these time frames may bar your right to relief. Representation should start immediately. Investigation and evidence gathering also becomes more difficult as time passes. Seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney right away.
Why Fernandez & Hernandez?
We are committed to every client and will help every client get justice. That means we will go all the way. We will not hesitate to bring your case to a trial by jury. And we will appeal your case to the highest court in the country if necessary.
No two personal injury cases are identical. Our ability to make accurate assessments of case value is based on our extensive trial experience.
No matter how serious or minimal your injuries, we will fight hard for compensation of your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Personal Injury attorney Martin J. Hernandez can help guide you through the process. At Fernandez & Hernandez we know what to do to help you and your family following any kind of accident. Our personal injury lawyers help clients in all phases of injury and wrongful death claims from initial investigation through trial and appellate proceedings.
If you have been involved in an automobile, motorcycle or tractor trailer accident in the Tampa Bay area, call Tampa personal injury lawyer Martin J. Hernandez of Fernandez & Hernandez for a free consultation now. Call 813.755.9500.
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