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Why Do I Need A Florida Personal Injury Lawyer?

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For many people, the idea of engaging an attorney is overwhelming, and may feel unnecessary even if a problem has cropped up that you do not feel able to face alone. However, if you have been in an accident, you may not be in the best position to ensure that your rights are protected in court. An Orlando personal injury lawyer can help to shoulder the load while you focus on physical recovery, but it is crucial that you find the right one for you.

Do I Have A Valid Claim?

Personal injury is a legal theory that has its roots in the concept of negligence – in a personal injury case, an injured person seeks damages (usually money damages) from a person who allegedly caused the injuries, either due to negligence or recklessness. While most people think of personal injury cases as exclusively concerned with car accidents, in reality a case can be brought after any accident that was allegedly caused by negligence – slip and falls, medical malpractice, and premises liability are some of the commonly seen types.

If you have been injured in Florida, and you suspect that someone else’s behavior was the direct cause, you may have the option to bring a lawsuit against that person in order to recover damages if no law exists to prevent you from doing so – for example, Florida is a no-fault state for auto insurance, which means that minor accident claims must be settled through insurance, rather than in the courts. Keep in mind that not every accident will lead to a personal injury case, but it is often worth it to investigate the possibility.

Search For The Right Lawyer

If you believe that you have a valid personal injury case, your next step is to find an attorney who will represent your interests appropriately. Too many attorneys will fall into the trap of overpromising (and later, underdelivering) by promising a victory in court, or promising a certain amount in money damages. In reality, every case is different, and every judge or jury will assess facts differently. You need an attorney who will be honest with you and always keep you in the proverbial loop.

Florida law is complex, particularly in dealing with less common accident cases, such as slip-and-falls in business establishments, and it is all too easy to make a mistake if you try to handle things alone. A quality personal injury attorney will help to guide you through the legal process while you recover from the harm you suffered. Most people are unfamiliar with the specific details of the law that governs their legal issues, but with a knowledgeable attorney on your side, you can rest easier knowing that your interests are protected.

Contact An Orlando Personal Injury Attorney

Being injured is never a positive event, but if you have been injured due to the negligence or the reckless behavior of another person, it can feel like adding insult to injury. An Orlando personal injury attorney from the Hornsby Law Group can help clarify your options, and help you decide how to proceed from here. Call our offices today, or contact us via our website, for a free consultation.

Sources:

leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0768/Sections/0768.0755.html

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