What is Personal Injury?
Personal Injury is what it sounds like, any bodily or psychological harm done to a person, but what exactly does it entail? Personal injury cases assess two things: the liability of the defendant and the damages sustained to the plaintiff. These cases often arise because of some suspected kind of negligence by the defendant. Negligence occurs when a liable party does not perform its duties to ensure the safety of another party. In a PI case, your attorney will work to determine the damages done to you and help you receive due compensation.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
A personal injury lawyer will assess your case, submit the tort, and work with you to get the correct amount of compensation. In the preliminary stages, a PI attorney will advise their client on current or foreseeable legal matters, including insurance claims, and will determine the best possible outcomes for the case. During the process, they will collect evidence and handle all legal paperwork. They will communicate with their client through the procedures of submitting evidence, filing correct paperwork, and building a strong case. Their ultimate job is to fight for the proper amount of compensation for their client.
Putting the Personal Back in Personal Injury
Taking the time to explain and guide you through the entire process is what sets our law firm apart from most others. Our teams of attorneys and staff have the knowledge and experience to passionately litigate on your behalf. We will work as a team to get you the compensation that you deserve so that you can make a full recovery.
What to do when you are in an accident:
Call for Police Assistance
Document the Scene
Call Snedaker Law
Car Accident Stats Sanford FL
According to Seminole County Traffic Engineering department, in 2016 there were 1,518 car crashes in Sanford, 643 crash injuries and 6 fatalities. The most common location of a crash was on US 17-92.
Who’s Liable in a Car Accident?
- Other Driver: most often, another driver’s actions are responsible for an accident, even if only partially.
- Construction Company/DOT: If a construction company does not follow code, making the roads unsafe, they may be responsible for your accident.
- Vehicle Manufacturer: If a car’s safety mechanisms fail or have a known issue, the manufacturer could be liable.
- Rental Car company: If your accident occurred while using a rental car, it is important to make sure the company followed all safety precautions.
- Comparative Negligence: Even if you are partly at fault for the accident, you can still recover part of the damages.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a licensed physician fails to perform their duties to ensure their patients’ health and safety. Certain medical standards must be met by healthcare professionals. If the standard of care is not met, negligence may be established. This standard of care is broken when a practitioner does not make a reasonable, fair, or competent decision. All levels of medical professionals can be liable under medical malpractice laws. Most often medical malpractice involves the failure of diagnosis, improper treatment, or delay in treatment. Basic steps in a medical malpractice suit include a presuit investigation, proving negligence, showing that this negligence led to injury or harm, and lastly establishing the damages that the injury or harm led to. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim in Florida is two years.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
- Unnecessary surgery
- Wrong dosage
- Premature discharge
- Delayed Treatment
- Improper Testing
- Overlooking Medical History
- Ignoring Lab Results
About Sanford FL
Sanford is the largest (by population) city in Seminole County. It is located just north of Lake Mary and sits on the northern border of the county. Also known as the “Historic Waterfront Gateway City”, Sanford was established in 1870 by Henry Shelton Sanford. Today it is known for the Central Florida Zoo, Sanford Museum, and its numerous parks.
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