Find Out If You Have a Personal Injury Claim
Accidents happen all the time in Florida. But not all accidents can be a basis for a personal injury suit. To make a case, you must show that the inaction or wrongful or negligent action of another person or party created a situation where you got hurt. Of course, personal injury cases can range broadly, from auto/truck accidents to slip and fall/premise liability matters. This webpage provides a quick primer on Jacksonville personal injury issues and offers suggestions to get good results.
Some Types of Jacksonville Beach Personal Injury Cases
Premise Liability Cases
An owner of a business or residence must keep the premises in good condition and warn customers and visitors of potential dangers, such as loose floorboards or rickety steps. If you slip and fall at someone’s place of business or a home/apartment, and you can prove that the owner/proprietor’s negligence contributed to your injury, you can collect damages for medical bills, rehab, wages lost, and so on.
Dog bite victims can be disfigured, emotionally crippled, and unable to work or go to school for extended periods of time. Florida law requires that owners of dogs and other pets restrain their animals from hurting other people. If you or a family member has been a dog bite victim (assuming you did not antagonize the animal or trespass on clearly marked property), you may have an opportunity to collect for money to pay for your medical treatment and other costs.
Exposure to Toxic Environmental Hazards
Toxic chemicals can cause both acute and chronic health damage. If you swim in polluted water, work at a plant that lacks proper ventilation, live in a house or an apartment infested with toxic mold, or get exposed to dangerous organic chemicals (e.g. benzene, vinyl chloride), you can suffer serious physical harm, ranging from respiratory ailments to cancer.
Accidents at Construction Sites
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in Florida. There are a plethora of ways to get hurt on the job – for instance, falling off an unsecured girder, wrenching your back lifting a beam, twisting your ankle on an open sewer hole, etc. If a construction worker – or a visitor to a construction site – suffers injuries, a number of parties can be held liable for the damage, including the construction company, the company’s insurer, a negligent supervisor/manager, or even the manufacturer or designer of the equipment used at the construction site.
Your Next Steps
Filing a Jacksonville Beach personal injury suit is no small task. It pays to have professional legal representation. Connect today with the attorneys here at Farah & Farah by dialing (904) 834-4043. Eddie Farah was voted by Folio Weekly as the “best lawyer in Jacksonville,” and the firm is BBB accredited with a rating of A+. Connect with the Farah & Farah legal team now to get a free and confidential consultation.