There are many different scenarios wherein someone who was not totally blameless for his/her injury can receive some compensation. However, receipt of damages incurred is only feasible if the injured person or his/her legal representative can prove the degree to which the other party involved in the accident or injury was negligent.
For example, if an accident is caused on poorly built or maintained property, the property owner could be liable for being careless in maintaining the property, regardless of whether he/she actually created the dangerous condition leading to the accident/injury. Therefore, if you are injured on such a property, you could prove the property owner was at fault, with the proper evidence.
In order to prove fault, there must be documentation and evidence of the accident and any injuries or damages. Therefore, it is recommended, the moment an accident or injury occurs, whether it’s a boating accident, a car accident, or a dog bite, you begin documenting the event, if at all possible. This documentation may consist of photos, writing details of the event, getting names and contact information of any witnesses, and/or filing a report with the local authorities.
To know your rights and what to expect once you initiate a personal injury case, set up a free consultation with an attorney at Lancaster and Eure. With 70 years of combined experience in trial practice and litigation for personal injury in Florida, Lancaster and Eure has the knowledge and expertise necessary to help you with your personal injury case.