Personal injury is the legal term for some sort of injury to an individual that was caused by another person’s actions. Thousands of Floridians suffer a personal injury each year in serious accidents caused by another person’s bad behavior. The resulting harms and losses literally change lives.
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The actions that cause the personal injury do not have to be criminal, although criminal acts could certainly cause a personal injury. Other negligent actions that might cause a personal injury include:
- Negligence or recklessness, which are legal terms for carelessness. A lawsuit stemming from a car accident would probably claim negligence.
- An intentional (deliberate) act. This includes criminal acts, but could also include a non-criminal act that the defendant knew, or should have known, would harm someone.
The injured person can claim in a personal injury lawsuit is often physical, but can also be financial, mental, emotional or some combination. In fact, victims usually have more than one type of injury.
For example, if a pedestrian is hit by a careless driver, then he or she will probably suffer physical injuries from the accident and financial injuries from paying for medical care and other costs related to the accident. If the victim dies, his or her family could claim damages for wrongful death, loss of care and comfort and loss of the victim’s income, as well as direct financial damages like funeral costs and medical bills.
A personal injury lawyer helps victims of a personal injury recover those and other types of damages in a lawsuit. In a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney will seek to show a jury that you were injured, prove that the injuries were the defendant’s fault, and show the extent of your damages.
A personal injury attorney at our firm provides a free case evaluations to potential clients. In personal injury claims, the Campoli Law Firm works on a contingent fee basis, meaning our fee is contingent upon the outcome of your case. No recovery, no fee.
At the Campoli Law Firm, an experienced personal injury attorney will fight for. We are committed to aggressively protecting the rights of our clients.
If you or someone you love have suffered a personal injury, call Campoli Law Firm today at (941) 704-4446 for a free case evaluation, or use the simple contact form here on the site.