A personal injury lawsuit is a civil remedy brought by a plaintiff to pursue compensation for the expenses and losses you experienced because of an accident caused by a defendant’s negligence.
In general, to file a personal injury case in Florida, you must first:
- Investigate the accident
- Identify the at-fault party
- Collect evidence to prove negligence and liability
- Document your accident-related damages
For example, imagine you suffered serious injuries in a car accident while driving to the bank on an errand for work. Another driver failed to yield the right of way and turned left in front of you at a green light. While you might receive workers’ compensation because you were hurt during work, you might also be able to pursue damages through a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
You would need to collect evidence to prove the other driver is responsible for the accident and your injuries and prove your losses. This is where a personal injury attorney comes in. The team from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can get started on your case today.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Many types of accidents fall under the personal injury category. Almost any incident that causes you to suffer injuries and occurs because of someone else’s negligence can support a personal injury lawsuit. If you are not sure if you have a viable case, we offer free case reviews for accident victims. We can evaluate your case, explain your rights, and help you explore your legal options.
Some of the types of personal injury cases we handle include:
- Auto accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Hurt during work
- Birthing injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
- Other negligence accidents
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
If we can win a personal injury lawsuit in your case, you may be eligible to recover damages to cover your losses and expenses related to the accident. This is the goal of a personal injury lawsuit — to make you whole again through a payout of damages.
For example, in the car accident case we mentioned previously, your recoverable damages could include:
- Medical care costs
- Ongoing care costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Other property damages
- Pain and suffering
If a member of your family passes away because of an accident caused by negligence, we may also be able to pursue wrongful death damages on behalf of the surviving family. Once we complete our investigation into your accident, we will have a much better idea of the types of damages that might be recoverable in your case.
Pursuing Compensation Through a Personal Injury Lawsuit
We will investigate your accident and build a case to support the pursuit of compensation for damages. This may include filing a personal injury lawsuit. We will go to work immediately protecting your rights and managing all communication about your case. As a part of our investigation, we will:
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Recover and analyze all possible evidence
- Interview witnesses, if necessary
- Prove negligence and liability
- Work with experts and specialists, when necessary
- Document your accident-related expenses and losses
Once we conclude an investigation and have a strong argument for damages, we will take legal action in your case. We may try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the at-fault party and their insurance company, or we may go ahead and file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue a payout in your case.
If we take your case to court, we will represent you throughout the process. We will fight for your best interests, presenting a strong argument for the damages you deserve.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Lauderdale
If you suffered injuries in an accident in South Florida, the team from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can evaluate your case and help you understand your legal options for pursuing compensation. We can explain your rights and put a plan in place to go after the damages you deserve. Let us investigate your case today. We can identify the liable party and take action to hold them accountable.
Reach out to a member of our team today by calling 954-633-8270. We are standing by for your free case review and initial consultation.