Also known as a Tort suit, a personal injury lawsuit revolves around obtaining justice for you as a victim after an accident involving injury. The goal of filing this type of lawsuit is to hold accountable those who caused the injury or harm.
A personal injury attorney such as Delray Beach’s David Zappitell knows how to file a lawsuit in the Palm Beach County court system if your accident is in the Boca Raton, Delray and Boynton Beach area. Your PI lawyer will focus on proving liability and damages while seeking compensation for your losses.
The most common forms of injury accidents are:
- Motor Vehicle
- Bicycle and Pedestrian
- Products Liability and Defective Products
- Sports and Recreation
- Dog Bites
Proving Liability and Damages
To file a personal injury lawsuit in Palm Beach County, you must be able to prove the accused is at fault (liable) for the injury. Your injury lawyer must then prove the type of injuries and extent of damages that occurred from the accident.
Your attorney will seek to prove these two points in the Palm Beach County court system ( most likely at the courthouse at 200 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach ) in order for you to receive just compensation for your loss.
Proving injuries will require you to provide documentation from your doctor and the hospital showing the extent of your injuries. Proving damages is a more involved process. It may include providing evidence of any or more of the following:
● Hospital and medical expenses
● Future medical expenses
● Loss of wages during recovery
● Loss of future earnings
● Worsening or aggravation to existing conditions
● Pain and suffering
● Emotional anguish
● Loss of quality of life
Don’t Wait to File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
Palm Beach county residents have 4 years from the date of their injury to file a claim. There can always be an exemption, but those are few and far between. The sooner you start the process, the better off you will be. This starts with contacting a personal injury attorney immediately after the accident if possible. This will help in preserving the evidence at the scene of the accident as well as any eyewitness testimony.
Let Zappitell Law Firm Help You Get the Justice You Deserve
Led by attorney David Zappitell, a Top 100 trial lawyer, member of the million dollar advocate forum, 5 star lawyer and “Litigator of the Year” with the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, our team of caring legal professionals will take on the burden of pursuing your case, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injuries. Call Zappitell Law Firm regarding your personal injury lawsuit in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, and Boca Raton at (561) 330-6330 or click here for a complimentary consultation.