If you experienced injuries that were caused by another’s negligence, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Individuals, corporations, and others have a duty to exercise reasonable care and caution and to behave in a manner that does not harm others.
When another acts in an intentional or negligent manner, such as driving while intoxicated or speeding in a school zone, they may be held accountable for their actions. Compensation may be sought for various types of actions, including:
- Car accidents: when the driver of another vehicle crashed into your car, forced you off the road, or otherwise caused an accident, you may seek compensation for their negligent conduct. They may have been under the influence of alcohol, texting, or otherwise distracted.
- Truck and commercial vehicles: truck drivers, truck company owners, and management companies may be held responsible for an accident that was caused by their negligence or oversight. Truck companies have a duty to safely and properly maintain the vehicle’s brakes, tires, and overall condition. Cargo is often improperly loaded into vehicles, causing the weight to dangerously shifting around within the vehicle, causing flips, turns, and spills.
- Commercial carriers: taxicabs, local and interstate buses, school buses, airport transportation companies, and others have a duty to safely transport their occupants. They must be held accountable for their negligent conduct.
- Workplace injuries: in many cases, Workman’s Compensation will pay for injuries that were caused on the job; however, when a third party caused an accident they may be liable for damages. For example, if a driver was delivering a product during the normal course of their work and another driver crashed into their car or truck, causing injuries, that party and/or their employer may be held liable for damages.
- Slip and fall: property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises for visitors, shoppers, and passers-by. If a visitor slipped on a wet floor or stumbled because of uneven or defective pavement, they may seek compensation for their injuries.
Compensation for Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, and Elder Abuse in Daytona Beach:
There are many types of cases in which an injured party may seek compensation from a party who behaved in a manner that was negligent or intentional, including:
- Defective products: if you were injured as a result of a defective product, compensation may be available from various parties, including the manufacturers, distributors, and other related parties who ultimately contributed to your injury.
- Medical malpractice: Doctors, nurses, hospitals, emergency rooms, surgical operating rooms, urgent care facilities, and those in the medical field all have a duty to provide medical care that falls within the standard, approved medical protocols. If an injury, illness, infection, or other medical problem arises from deviating from approved medical standards, the negligent party may be held accountable in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Injured parties are encouraged to stand up for their rights, as this benefits not only themselves but others as well.
Aggressive Daytona Beach & Gainesville Personal Injury Representation from Board Certified Trial Specialist William Ogle:
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by another’s negligence, that party should be held accountable for their actions. Daytona Beach Personal Injury Attorney William Ogle and Parama Liberman are experienced, effective, and successful plaintiff’s rights lawyers. Willaim Ogle also holds the distinction of national board-certified civil trial specialist. With thousands of successful settlements and court awards over the past 30 years, Attorney Ogle is fully prepared to help you obtain the highest dollar amount possible for your claim.
- While most cases are settled out of court by effectively negotiating with insurance carriers and other responsible parties, in some cases the insurance companies simply do not budge from their “lowball” offers. In those cases, Attorney Ogle will not hesitate to take your case to trial before a jury for a verdict and monetary award.
What Kind of Compensation May You Seek in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit seeks compensation for:
- Medical and hospital expenses, past and future
- Mental and physical pain and suffering
- Physical impairment, disfigurement
- Lost income starting from the time of the accident and projected until you recover
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damage – for example, your car may be repaired or replaced (fair market value of the vehicle)
- Loss of consortium – injuries often affect the marital relationship, including sexual relations, affection, loss of love, companionship and more
- Lost capacity to enjoy life – may include inability to partake in hobbies and activities
- Other areas, ask attorney Ogle
If a loved one lost their life as a result of another’s negligence, the survivors may seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation is somewhat similar to above, and you may seek burial and funeral expenses as well. Spouse, children and parents may claim mental pain and suffering. Ask your attorney to clarify.
No Fees Unless We Win Your Case – Contact Daytona Beach Personal Injury Attorney William Ogle for a Free Case Review:
You are entitled to seek monetary compensation for the injuries that were caused by the negligence of others. The bottom line, however, is that the success of your claim depends not only on the facts of your case, but whether you have aggressive, savvy, knowledgeable and effective legal representation. Insurance adjusters may offer you a small amount at first; do not be deceived by their supposed generosity. They have only one goal: to save their insurance company as much money as possible. Attorney William Ogle is an experienced and skilled negotiator and an accomplished, successful trial attorney. His ability to effectively settle and try cases is a result of 30 years of legal practice and a commitment to his clients to serve their needs. There are no fees involved unless Attorney Ogle settles or wins your case. His fees are then deducted from the final settlement amount or court award. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call or text (386) 253-2500 or Click Here to email.