There are different types of personal injury cases and Florida has laws that address most of them specifically. Here are some of the cases that our Navarre personal injury lawyers handle:
Product liability claims
These claims arise when a person is injured by a defective consumer product. Florida has strict laws regarding product liability claims. The state imposes a duty on product manufacturers to make their products safe for consumer use. Therefore, if a product is defective and causes injury to a consumer, the burden of liability is placed on the product manufacturer and others in the manufacturing chain.
Dog bite cases
When it comes to dog bites, most states have a rule known as “the one-bite rule”. This rule protects a dog-owner from liability if that was the first time the dog bit a person. Under this rule, it is believed that the dog owner had no reason to believe that the dog was dangerous until then. In some other states, however, there is a strict liability principle that holds dog owners liable even for the first time. Florida is one such state. It uses strict liability. In Florida, if a dog bites a person, the dog owner is held responsible for damages suffered by that person – regardless of whether it was the first time or not. As long as the person was lawfully on the premises where the dog was, the owner will be held responsible.
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. Hence, it is impossible to discuss personal injury cases without mentioning negligence. When a person suffers an injury because of a person’s negligence, the negligent party can be held liable for the injuries suffered. However, to establish a negligence claim, certain elements must be proven.
- You must prove that the other party owed you a duty of care
- You must prove that the other party failed to uphold that duty
- You must prove that the failure of the other party to uphold their duty of care resulted in your getting injured
- You must prove that you suffered as a result of the injuries you sustained
Get medical attention and take pictures of all your injuries. It may sound like a lot of hard work, but you must do these because you need all the ammunition you can get when going up against another party in a negligence suit.