Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Lawyers
Thus far, in 2017 there have been nearly 20,000 motor vehicle crashes resulting in 102 fatalities and 11,824 injuries in Broward County alone. These numbers represent just one type of personal injury incident that occurs with regularity in Deerfield Beach and Broward County as a whole. Personal injury accidents caused by another person’s carelessness or negligence occur with daily regularity in Deerfield Beach – an errand to the store to pick up ingredients for dinner or a trip to the beach can come to an abrupt and terrible end as the result of another person’s foolish or ill-advised decisions.
Even when you or a loved one suffer an unexpected injury, you are not left without hope and recourse: a personal injury lawsuit filed and presented with the assistance of an experienced Deerfield Beach law firm can help you obtain the compensation you need to address the medical bills, lost wages, and/or mental pain and anguish caused by your injury incident. Contact the Shiner Law Firm for help in getting the monetary damages you need.
Elements of a Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Lawsuit
Recovering compensation in a Deerfield Beach personal injury lawsuit requires you, the injured plaintiff, to prove four basic factual propositions. This is accomplished through the presentation of evidence, testimony, and legal argument, and must be so convincing to the judge or jury hearing your case that he or she is persuaded by a preponderance of the evidence that it is more likely than not true that:
- The other party – the defendant – owed you a duty of care. The duty of care is a legal obligation to act or behave in a certain way. In certain cases, a defendant may owe a specific duty of care to you (such as a duty a teacher owes to his or her students). In the absence of any such specific duty, however, the law imposes a general duty that every person act and behave in a reasonable and prudent manner, no matter the activity in which they are engaged.
- The defendant “breached” the duty of care. The duty of care is breached when the defendant behaves in such a careless or reckless manner that no other reasonable person placed in a similar circumstance would have acted in the same way as the defendant. Violating the law (such as speeding or running a stop sign) is almost invariably considered to be a breach of the duty of care.
- The defendant’s breach caused your injuries. There must be a causal link between the behavior and actions of the defendant and the injuries and losses you suffered. If you would have suffered the same injuries and losses you did regardless of how the defendant acted or behaved, then you may not be entitled to any compensation at all.
- Your injuries and losses can be addressed through an award of monetary damages. You must also provide evidence that establishes the amount of monetary damages that is needed to make you whole. Your request for monetary damages should include not only compensation necessary to address expenses you have already incurred but also expenses that you are likely to incur in the future because of your injuries.
Prior Injury Victim Cases We Have Handled In Deerfield Beach
- Car and Auto Accidents
- Truck and Semi-Truck Accident
- Motorcycle and Scooter Accidents
- Slip And Fall Accidents
- Wrongful and Negligent Death
The Shiner Law Group is Committed to Helping Personal Injury Victims
When you or a loved one have been injured in Deerfield Beach and another person – a careless driver, a negligent property owner, or some other similar individual or business – is to blame, let the Shiner Law Group assist you in achieving a full and fair recovery of damages. Call our firm at (954) 999-9900, or reach out to us online, and discuss your case with us right away.
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win Your Case!
If you or someone you love has died because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another, we welcome you to contact our experienced legal team so that we can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights and options. We are committed to helping victims recover the compensation they need to move past injuries or loss, so call us 24/7 at (954) 999-9900 or online for a free case review to see how we can help.