If you have sustained an injury, you may wonder whether you should consult a Florida personal injury attorney or pursue legal action. In general, if you believe that you have a personal injury case, you will want to ask:
1) Where did the injury take place? If your injury occurred on a private or public property that does not belong to you, you may be able to pursue a Florida premises liability claim or a personal injury civil suit. However, even if the injury took place in your own home, you may have a Florida product liability suit or may need an attorney if you need to negotiate with your insurance carrier.
2) Did the injury directly cause damages? Legal actions are not meant to be punitive; they are meant to help you recover the damages you have sustained due to the injury. Therefore, if you have lost work time and therefore income or have had medical costs due to your injury, you have damages. Your injury must have caused these damages quite directly.
3) What caused the injury? In general, personal injury lawsuits are pursued in cases where an injury was not an accident, but rather caused by someone’s negligence or recklessness. However, it is often difficult to assess this. For example, if you have been in a car accident, you may not realize that your tires have a known defect that the manufacturer knows about. A qualified personal injury attorney will investigate the injury and the accident to determine whether there are liable parties for the injury.
In general, if you believe that you may have a personal injury case, it is best to consult with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. It is often difficult to tell whether there is a case without extensive legal experience and training. An attorney can inform you of your rights and your options, so that you can make your decision from a position of strength. An attorney may also have a unique way of looking at your case that helps you understand your case more fully. In most cases, there is no obligation in talking to an attorney and many legal teams – including the Flaxman Law Group – offer free, no-obligation initial consultations specifically to help you understand whether you have a case.
The Flaxman Law Group is a highly experienced legal team with offices in Miami, Hollywood, and Homestead. With thousands of cases successfully completed, our legal team is proud to serve South Florida communities. Call today to schedule your free consultation.