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Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury is any mental or physical injury resulting from a wrongful act or negligence of another person and refers to bodily or emotional and financial injury that might occur as a result. Many common accidents result in personal injuries, including:

 

Contact a Fort Lauderdale injury lawyer today if you need help.

Personal Injury information

If you need more information on personal injury or if you have been injured and are a victim of personal injury, do not hesitate to safely and confidentially share the specifics of your personal injury claim to Ft Lauderdale injury lawyer David I. Fuchs today. His firm will provide a  free consultation and clarify your rights as an injured party.

Personal Injury Victims

People who are victims of personal injury accidents are entitled to recover monetary damages for their losses. This means any expenses sustained as a result of the accident. Each case has different circumstances and is handled accordingly. Some examples of damages that can be recovered are:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical and mental disability & disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Emotional trauma
  • Property damage

Types of physical damages:

  • Loss of limbs, or limb injuries: These injuries are irreparable and often are caused by car, truck, boat, or train accidents; recreational accidents; physical assault; work-related accidents; nursing home abuse; and medical malpractice.
  • Loss of eyesight or hearing: These injuries can be caused by work-related duties, car accidents, recreational accidents, industrial accidents, and slip and falls accidents.
  • Paralysis and nerve damage: Loss of muscle function causes this type of damage. Paralysis could involve a loss of function in the sensory group. In other words, you may lose the ability to feel pressure, temperature, or pain.
  • Brain Damage: This often is caused by direct and blunt force to the brain. It also may be caused by the absence of oxygen supply to the brain.
  • Spinal cord damage: A spinal cord injury occurs typically as a result of slip and fall accidents, sports-related injuries, acts of violence, or vehicle accidents. This injury involves trauma to the vertebral column and greatly hinders the spinal cord’s ability to communicate with the brain. Damage to the spinal cord often affects the body’s control over sensory, motor, and autonomic functions.
  • Disfigurement or scarring: This often is caused by car accidents, dog bites, burn accidents, and work-related accidents.
 

Serious personal injury accidents often have lasting effects that inhibit their victims temporarily and perhaps permanently.

What is your injury case worth?

Personal injury claims greatly vary. Damages incurred often are contingent on a variety of factors and circumstances surrounding your claim. If you have been involved in an accident or incurred an injury, it is important to hire an injury lawyer to evaluate your claim.

  1. You must prove which party is responsible for creating a hazardous environment or inflicting the injury in question. By accomplishing this, that party will be liable for the damages incurred.
  2. Florida law requires juries to compare your negligence to the negligence of the negligent party.
  3. If your negligence significantly contributed to the injury, the value of your claim may be adjusted accordingly and the amount of damages received will be affected.
  4. Remember that your spouse also may be considered when damages are awarded.
  5. Judges do not use any specific formula or outline to determine the amount of compensation is appropriate in a personal injury case.

In the event that you are a victim of a personal injury accident, it is important to:

  • Immediately contact a legal professional to discuss your options.
  • Proactively take photographs of your injuries and at the scene.
  • Carefully write down or record the details of the accident as you remember them.
  • Preserve any evidence, if at all practical, that may help your case and tell your injury lawyer what you have.

For more information on personal injury, or if you are an injured victim and would like to discuss the specifics of your injury claim, please contact David I. Fuchs today for your free consultation, or call us at 954-568-3636.

Llame al abogado David Fuchs, si usted ha sufrido una lesión de cualquier tipo debido a la negligencia de otro.

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