That's one of the main reasons that seeking financial compensation is so important. If your accident was caused by someone else, there is a good chance that you could seek restitution and get the compensation you need to stabilize your life and focus on physical healing.
But for many, understanding just whether or not they are owed restitution and how to go about showing that it's something they deserve can be difficult. A good Florida personal injury lawyer will be vital for doing this, but you also need to understand the basics behind fault in an injury case.
Can You Seek Compensation?
The first question that is worth looking at is simply whether or not you can actually get compensated for your injuries. Under Florida law, you can seek financial compensation for injuries if they are caused due to the reckless or negligent actions of someone else. Reckless or negligent actions can include things like:
• Drunk driving
• Texting while driving
• Failing to maintain a safe working environment
• Failure to maintain a safe public environment for guests or visitors
• Failure to maintain a vehicle for safety
• And more
In short, no matter what it is that occurred, if a reasonable person would consider their actions to be reckless or negligent, there is a good chance that you can seek restitution for your injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.
How Your Lawyer Proves Fault
Understanding whether or not you are owed compensation is only the first step. It's also vital that you are able to show that your accident was caused due to the actions of someone else. Failure to prove this means that you may not be able to get the restitution that you're owed.
Doing so on your own is very difficult for the average person. It can take a lot of effort, and without understanding the world of personal injury law it's likely that you'll run into numerous hurdles. Your personal injury attorney, however, can be your advocate and fight to make sure you get what is owed. They'll do so by using numerous tools and resources including things like:
• Security camera footage
• Witness interviews
• Black box data from onboard recorders on vehicles
• Accident reports
• Mobile phone data
• And more
Your attorney will have decades of experience in proving personal injury cases, which in turn means that you will have someone on your side who will fight for you. One of the biggest challenges is the fact that auto insurance companies and the legal teams for the other side often try their best to fight against paying out anything to those who are injured in an accident.
They'll use numerous tactics including stalling, outright refusal, and more. And they do so knowing full well that you're struggling financially. As such, having someone on your side who will get their attention and show them that you mean business is a must.
Our lawyers are here and ready to fight for you. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and to get a free consultation. We can make sure that you get the money you need to focus on your physical health instead of worrying about how you'll pay the bills.