Chad Horowitz is a leading Florida personal injury attorney dedicated to assisting injury victims throughout Florida. His firm has helped thousands of people get back on their feet after being injured in an accident. If you were hurt or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, this experienced trial attorney is THE ONE YOU WANT!
Personal injury law provides a legal recourse for victims who suffer bodily harm caused by another’s negligence. Negligence simply refers to the breach of a duty of care. Any person, physician, corporation, or combination of parties can be negligent. A store owner, for example, has a duty to keep the premises safe. If a customer slips and falls or is otherwise harmed by a dangerous condition on the property, the owner may be held liable for damages arising out of that injury.
Drivers, too, have a duty to safely operate their motor vehicles. Those who drive recklessly, while distracted, or otherwise impaired can cause serious accidents. They are thus held accountable for any injuries that result. Negligent parties are made to pay for their reckless conduct by helping to defray the cost of the injuries they cause. This protects victims who would otherwise face financial ruin trying to recover from injuries that were not their fault. Examples of injuries caused by other people’s negligence include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Auto-pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle and cycling accidents
- Collisions involving trucks and commercial carriers
- Work-related injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Falling objects, walkway obstructions
- Dangerous conditions on property
- Sports-related injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Failure to correct or warn
Florida law protects victims who were injured through no fault of their own. Like most states, Florida requires all drivers to carry automobile insurance to protect against damage to person or property in the event of an accident. Business owners, doctors, and other professionals carry similar forms of liability or malpractice insurance. Because most accidents are caused by at least one negligent party, the victim should not have to shoulder the entire cost of the injury. Rather, these are compensable damages that negligent parties, and their insurers, must pay.
Injury victims are entitled to several forms of damages under Florida law. First, they are entitled to medical expenses, including emergency care at the scene of the accident, and any future treatment necessitated by the injury. Depending on the nature and extent of the injury, this could mean follow-up tests, surgeries, and further rehabilitation if required. Second, victims can recover for lost income, future earnings, and other disability benefits incurred as a result of their inability to return to work. Finally, they are entitled to pain and suffering and other damages for the trauma and inconvenience they experience after an accident. The purpose of awarding large dollar amounts is to provide enough compensation to return victims to the same position they occupied before the injury, even if it is only financially.
If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, an experienced Florida personal injury attorney can quickly help you get back on your feet. Chad Horowitz is a highly skilled trial lawyer who has successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients. He is proud to provide the highest quality legal representation to injured victims from all areas of Florida. If you need help achieving the maximum recovery possible through trial or settlement, Chad Horowitz is THE ONE YOU WANT!. For a free consultation, call Chad Horowitz at (888) ONE-YOU-WANT (888- 663-9689).