What is a Personal Injury? Understanding Wrongful Death.
Suffering a serious bodily injury or the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person ( or company ) can be a traumatic and confusing experience for anyone. Personal injury lawyers are attorneys devoted to practicing the law surrounding complex personal injury accidents and wrongful death cases and attaining justice for their clients in these types of lawsuits.
Understanding Personal Injury
Personal injury claims occur when a person is injured due to the negligence of another person
( or company ). This can happen in a wide range of circumstances, such as vehicle accidents, premises liability ( often slip and fall ), traumatic brain injury, construction accidents, dog and other animal bites, medical malpractice, negligent security and more. In South Florida especially, accidents related to bicycle accidents, boat and cruise ship accidents are also common reasons for claims.
At Zappitell Law Firm, our trial tested personal injury attorneys are devoted to helping our clients in Delray Beach, Boca Raton and across Palm Beach County navigate the terrain between Florida’s laws and insurance companies as they relate to complex personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
A personal injury case begins the moment an accident occurs and long before any actual claims are filed. The evidence needed for a case is often included in police reports, accident photos and eyewitness testimony. A major part of our job is helping clients gather and present the information they need to win.
Collecting damages is the primary goal of any personal injury case. Damages represent the money provided as compensation for any loss or suffering caused by the injury. Damages include money for economic losses, such as medical costs for recovery and lost wages. They may also include non-economic damages, such as an amount for pain and suffering. Recovering the maximum amount of damages involves careful collection and presentation of the facts.
Understanding Wrongful Death
A wrongful death claim is similar to a personal injury claim except for some key differences. As the name implies, a wrongful death claim involves loss due to death instead of injury. The lawsuit is also brought by family members on behalf of a deceased person instead of directly by the affected person. The damages for wrongful death can include economic damages and sometimes non-economic damages. They are calculated based on how the loss has affected surviving family, such as lost income or care to family members. Medical, after-death and other expenses are also considered.
The purpose of personal injury lawsuits are to compensate those who have experienced undue loss to make them whole again. At the Zappitell Law Firm in Delray Beach, we are devoted to ensuring our clients attain justice and reach good settlements that allow them to continue on with their lives and avoid undue financial hardship. We are there to support our clients at every step of the process from the initial filing to a settlement or court hearing.
Interested in learning more about your rights and options as a plaintiff in a personal injury case? Contact the trial tested attorneys at The Zappitell Law Firm in Delray Beach, Florida for your confidential consultation. Call (561) 330-6330 to speak with one of our attorneys today.