Also known as a Tort suit, a personal injury lawsuit revolves around your protection after an accident involving injury. The goal is to hold accountable those who caused the injury or harm. Your personal injury attorney will focus on proving liability and damages while seeking compensation for your losses.
This form of law applies when someone suffers an injury to their body, mind, and/or emotions. Personal injury claims can include damages to property, but only when it includes physical harm.
The most common forms of personal injury accidents are:
At Zappitell Law Firm in Delray Beach, our personal injury attorneys and caring staff treat our clients like family. We want to understand how your life has been affected and get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Our injury law firm offers powerful representation in these types of cases. We also offer loyal and personal advice on the best options for you and your family. Call (561) 330-6330 for a confidential consultation.
Liability and Damages
Your attorney will seek to prove these two points in court in order for you to receive compensation. 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 attorney must then prove the type of injuries and extent of damages that occurred from the accident.
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, 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.