A personal injury lawsuit arises when a person suffers injury from an accident and someone else is legally responsible for that injury. The responsible party will compensate the injured party for the discomfort the person suffered as a result of the injury. There are some elements which have to be present in a personal injury lawsuit. They include:
Types of personal injury cases we handle
The Pace personal injury lawyers at Michael E. Fenimore, P.A. have helped hundreds of Florida residents claim and recover compensation. The types of personal injury cases we handle include the following.
Car accident cases
Most car accident cases happen because one of the parties concerned was not following the rules of the road or was driving carelessly. In this type of case, the at-fault driver has a legal responsibility to exercise a reasonable level of care when driving. When the injury occurs as a result of the person’s carelessness, the at-fault driver is usually held liable for the accident.
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Slip and fall cases
Most slip and fall cases happen on other people's properties. The property owner has a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards. Other people's property also includes shopping malls, restaurants, fast food joints and public parks.