Largo Personal Injury Lawyer
Were you the victim of negligence?
In life and our social activities we expect a level of care and responsibility
from others. Drivers are expected to obey the laws, observe posted speed
limits and not operate a vehicle when incapacitated by drugs, alcohol
or fatigue. Property owners are expected to keep their property free from
hazards such as exposed or open swimming pools, poorly lit entrances or
hallways and dangerously placed items. Manufacturers are held to standards
of safe products, adequate warnings and truthful representation about
a product's intended uses and potential side effects. When individuals
or companies fall short of the expected standard of care then this is
known as negligence. A Largo
personal injury attorney can be critical in proving the validity of the claim and in negotiating
for a settlement and compensation.
There are three key elements that we will evaluate your case by. To build
an effective personal injury case our job involves proving that certain
factors exist in order to establish the basis for compensation. These
factors are not necessarily clear cut and are often subject to complex
legal rules and interpretation. However in brief these are:
- What was the extent of bodily harm, emotional pain or property damage suffered?
Although harm alone does not establish an adequate basis for compensation
it must be present.
- Establishing the liability for an injury. While a property owner could
be liable for any harm that occurred on their property a nearby neighbor
would be very unlikely to have any liability.
- The key is often in the factor of negligence or a failure to uphold a "standard
of care" that was due to another. A doctor has an expected "standard
of care" that they must uphold and by which they can be held responsible for.
We may look as well for any intent to cause harm or to knowingly act in
a negligent fashion. This can prove useful in making a case stronger or
in seeking a larger settlement.
Contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case
The best thing to do is to meet with us at LeavenLaw for an initial consultation.
We can discuss the merits of your case and answer any of your questions.
We provide experienced legal representation in injury cases including
motorcycle accidents, and
boating accidents. Our initial consultations are completely free of charge and are intended
to provide the answers and direction you are seeking.
Map of Largo
Personal Injury Information Center