Did you know, every day at least 10 people gets personally injured in Tampa? Most of these cases are caused by negligence. This negligence can be yours or someone else’s. Now if you are a victim and you solely believe that only you are responsible for the accident then you better be cautious pal. But if someone else is involved in this then you have all the rights to charge him or her for your injury. But before you do something you have to gain some idea about personal injury.
Personal Injury At Tampa
The personal injury law at Tampa, Florida is a bit complex for almost everybody to understand. I studied law and I still found it complex first time I read it. So let me demonstrate an imaginary injury case which is relevant to 90% personal injury cases.
- Introduction: June works at a department store as a cashier. Marry is another worker in the same store, who works as a janitor.
- Negligence: One day Marry was cleaning the store. She took some boxes from the shelves and put them in the floor. But after the cleaning she forgot to put them back and went to clean the floor.
- Injury: In her lunch break June was going to office room while texting something. She didn’t notice the boxes and tripped on them. As a result she hurt her left elbow and head.
- Charge: After the injury June had to take medical care which cost her lot of money. Even more, she couldn’t work for a month. So she decided that Marry is the responsible one and she should be charged. So June hires a personal Injury Attorney. Her attorney files a case and charges Marry for the injury.
- Negotiation: After filing the case a settlement negotiation is arranged. And June claims medical expenses and damage penalties from Marry.
- Result: Now, a negotiation can go in different ways:
- Result 1: So Marry agrees in the settlement and pays for Junes damages.
- Result 2: Marry charges June for texting and walking and hold her responsible too. And it is declared that both are equally guilty. So Marry pays June half of her claims. Suppose the claim was $500. But for June being partially guilty, Marry had to pay her half the amount which is $250.
- Result 3: Marry charges June being fully guilty and refuses to pay anything. So the attorney submits the case for a trial in the court. The jury settles who is guilty and ends the case.
If the case still stays unsettled then Marry or June or both can ask for an appeal. An appeal can settle the case or it may just end up in re-trials. But almost 80% cases of personal injury in Tampa are settled by the negotiations. Because it’s the most hassle free way for both parties.
So if you face a personal injury then hire a personal injury attorney fast. A proper settlement can benefit both parties. So even if you are the victim, always make reasonable claims by discussing with your attorney.
Benjamin Franklin once said that, “If you give up liberty for temporary safety, then you deserve none of them”. So always make legal approach in injury cases and hold your position. Make you stand, and never give up your rights.
Author: Stephen Zee