Tampa, Fl Neck & Back Injury Attorney
Had an accident, and need an attorney?
We are ready to assist you through the complex maze of Florida personal injury
laws and PI legal issues. An accident often leaves victims in pain resulting
from soft tissue damage done to the head, neck, shoulder, disc, and back.
You need an aggressive and experienced Tampa back injury attorney to defend your
rights, and obtain monetary compensation for damages. Please call for a free consultation with an
experienced lawyer to discuss the specifics of your injury claim. Call toll
free, 7 days a week, (813) 875-5445.
Personal injury lawsuits in Florida are the result of someone's negligence
toward another, (FL plaintiff) causing the plaintiff to suffer emotional or
physical injuries, property or economic losses, or other personal damages.
General negligence is defined as not exercising prudent care, under
circumstances where a reasonable person would do so. In order to prevail in your
personal injury case, your FL liability attorney must prove negligence, that is
to say, that the defendant (negligent party) was responsible for your personal
injuries, and that, but for his negligence towards you, you would not have been
injured. The following is designed to give you a basic understanding of a
personal injury claim, but please call a us for a free consultation regarding
your particular circumstances. A Florida PI attorney is on call now.
ELEMENTS OF NEGLIGENCE UNDER FLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY LAW: Duty, Breach of Duty,
Causation giving rise to FL Personal Injury Cases
In general, Florida laws governing negligence and personal injuries require that
people behave reasonably in order to protect others from harm. Legal standards
of behavior are expressed as what a reasonable person in the community would do
under similar circumstances. This "duty" imposed is based on rationality and
If a person (defendant) acts unsafely, or fails to act in a manner deemed safe
and reasonable, then he may be considered to have "breached his duty of due
care" to others, specifically to the plaintiff who was injured.
If the defendant's breach of duty causes injury to the plaintiff then he may be
held liable for all damages to the personal injury plaintiff caused by his
breach of duty.
DAMAGES AVAILABLE TO INJURED PARTIES UNDER FLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY AND
NEGLIGENCE LAWS: Compensatory and Punitive
Compensatory damages are an award of monetary damages intended to compensate a
plaintiff or injured party for economic and non-economic losses and damages
sustained due to the malfeasance of the defendant. Economic damages include such
things as medical bills past, present and future, lost wages and future lost
earning potential, and money for damaged or destroyed property, or medical
equipment needed in the future. Non-economic damages include such elements as
pain and suffering, loss of lifestyle, loss of consortium, embarrassment,
depression, disfigurement, scars, loss of emotional support, society and
Punitive damages or exemplary damages in a Florida personal injury lawsuit are
awarded to the injury claim plaintiff to punish a party defendant who committed
a wanton, reckless, malicious or wrongful act causing personal injuries and
losses. Punitives, or punitive damages awarded in Florida personal injury
lawsuits’ judgments are also meant to deter others from the same conduct..
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF FLORIDA ACCIDENT CLAIMS, PI CASES, AND
Some of the most common types of claims handled by Personal Injury and General
Negligence lawyers include traffic accidents and motorized vehicle collisions of
all kinds, including auto accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle
accidents, car accidents, plane crashes, airline and aviation accidents. We also
handle premises liability claims including pedestrian accidents, slip and fall
and trip and fall injuries, dog bites and animal attacks, and other dangerous
conditions of premises cases. We handle all medical malpractice and dental
malpractice and all medical negligence claims, including those against negligent
doctors, hospitals, chiropractors, surgeons, dentists, pharmacies, pharmacists
and other medical care providers. We handle all construction accidents,
construction site injuries and work related injuries, whether under Florida
personal injury, workers compensation law, or both. Such work injuries and
industrial accidents and traffic accidents may include back injuries, carpal
tunnel syndrome, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, knee injuries and all
other orthopedic injuries. We prosecute workers comp claims for continuous
trauma injuries, also known as repetitive stress or repetitive strain injuries.
We handle products liability cases including defective products, defectively
designed or dangerous consumer products as well as defective drugs and defective
pharmaceutical products as well as other product liability law suits. We handle
all other very serious personal injury matters including wrongful death, spinal
cord injury cases, brain injuries and birth trauma injuries and cerebral palsy
lawsuits. We are here to serve you. Please call a for a no obligation, free
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