Personal injury law practice involves recovering compensation for victims of another person’s negligent, careless, or intentional behavior.
In personal injury law, there is a basic principle that if a person involved in an accident was less careful than another, the less careful person must pay for at least a portion of the damages suffered by the more careful person. It is this rule by which legal liability is determined in most cases. However, there are important details to consider, such as if an injured person was somewhere he/she was not supposed to be, or in a place where he/she should have expected the kind of activity which caused the accident or injury. In these instances, the responsible party might not be liable because he/she had no "duty" to be careful toward the injured person. If the injured person was also careless, his/her compensation may be reduced by the extent to which the carelessness is deemed responsible for the accident. This is known as comparative negligence. There are also different guidelines for an automobile accident as Florida is a “no-fault” state.
Determining if someone is responsible for your physical or emotional suffering and if you are entitled to compensation may seem overwhelming, but with a well-informed source and a strong advocate, it is possible to prepare a successful personal injury case.
Take the first step towards helping yourself and contact Lancaster and Eure for a free consultation to talk about your accident or injury. With over 70 years of combined experience in trial practice and litigation for personal injury in Florida, Lancaster and Eure has the knowledge and expertise to represent your best interests.