Jacksonville Beach is a coastal town located in Duval County with a population of approximately 21,000 people. The area boasts 22 miles of beaches and a number of recreational opportunities, including fishing, boating, sunbathing, nightlife, fine restaurants and outdoor concerts. While most people go about their daily activities without incident, the reality is that devastating accidents sometimes do happen. If you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, we can help. At The Lawrence Law Group, our Jacksonville Beach personal injury attorneys can explore the facts of your case and help you seek the compensation that you deserve.Asserting Your Rights Following a Serious Accident
Personal injury claims may arise in many situations, such as car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, nursing home negligence, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, negligent security on commercial property, and poorly designed or manufactured consumer products.
A person or entity may be held legally responsible for causing an accident and your resulting harm. Typically, fault is established by showing that a person acted negligently, which essentially means that they were careless and caused your injuries as a result. The accident must have been something that could have been expected to happen because of the defendant’s carelessness. For example, it is reasonable to expect that drunk driving or running a red light would cause a car accident, or that failing to post a “wet floor” sign near a spill would cause a slip and fall.
Personal injury cases sometimes are complicated, and fault is not always easily discernible. In some cases, a defendant may claim that you were partially to blame for an accident. It is important to fight back against this allegation because it may affect the amount of compensation that you receive. Under Florida’s pure comparative fault law, a plaintiff’s award will be reduced in proportion to their percentage of fault. However, the good news is that you still will be able to receive compensation that is proportionate to the defendant’s percentage of fault, no matter how large or small that may be.
Florida imposes a time limit within which personal injury claims must be filed, known as the statute of limitations. If you do not file your claim within this time frame, the court will most likely refuse to hear your case. To avoid this harsh result, you need to seek legal representation as soon as possible if you believe that you may have a claim.Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Jacksonville Beach or the Surrounding Area
If you or someone close to you has been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you should not delay in reaching out to a Jacksonville Beach personal injury lawyer. While we aim to achieve an appropriate settlement through negotiations, we are prepared to fight for your rights in the courtroom if this proves to be needed. At The Lawrence Law Group, we represent people throughout Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Baker, Nassau, Brevard, Union, Columbia, Suwannee, Flagler, Putnam, Hamilton, Volusia, Alachua and Jefferson Counties. To speak with a car accident attorney or get assistance with another personal injury claim, call us at 904-632-0077 or contact us online and set up a free consultation.