Jacksonville Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
An injury affects your work, relationships, hobbies, and general lifestyle. A significant injury can be devastating, taking a personal and financial toll. If that injury is caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct, you deserve proper compensation for how your life is altered. The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. will fight for just remuneration.
Florida's Personal Injury Law
Personal injury falls under tort law. Torts can be caused by intentional wrongdoing, negligence, or strict liability (generally the manufacture of a defective product).
Florida recognizes “Comparative Negligence” if you had any responsibility in the accident. Comparative negligence is a tort rule that allocates damages when both parties are somewhat at fault. The degree in which you are deemed at fault affects how much damages you may be entitled.
Florida has a limit on punitive damages, depending on the case. Punitive damages are designed to discourage the defendant from repeating the actions that resulted in the injury. The limit you can be awarded is up to three times the amount of the compensatory damages, or $500,000, whichever is greater. The damage limits are higher in malpractice cases as well as cases where the defendant’s misconduct was designed for financial gain.
What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Each personal injury case is different. Compensation depends on the victim’s individual circumstances. The accident’s severity and your ability to recover are important factors. Emergency care, surgeries, ongoing rehabilitation, lost wages, and the overall impact on your life affect personal injury compensation.
You should never lie or exaggerate your injuries. You should never downplay them either. Our goal is to recover the maximum amount for your case. We know your cases is often worth well more than offered by an individual, a business or insurance company. We will help you identify each loss and expense plus help you establish the value of your pain and suffering.
Documents that can help support your case include:
- Work attendance reports
- Repair estimates (to vehicle, home, etc.)
- Medical bills
- Medical records
- Paycheck statements
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Insurance Company Offers
Insurance companies generally focus on limiting their financial exposure, not what is best for you. Do not agree to an insurance settlement without the insight of a Jacksonville Beach personal injury attorney from The Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. Your injuries may be worth significantly more than what the insurance company offers. We will look beyond your immediate needs and argue for payment that also recognizes the future needs of you and your family. Our firm will gather supporting evidence and file all necessary paperwork.
Shifting blame for an accident to you is an often-employed strategy by the insurance company. We have dealt with this tactic before and know how to protect you from liability. Insurance companies play this blame-shifting game in the hopes that you will question your own role in the accident and accept far less than you would be awarded with the help of a skilled attorney. Our talented lawyers can strongly defend you against such an attack.
Personal Injury vs. Workers’ Compensation
Personal injury is different from workers’ compensation. In workers’ compensation, establishing fault is not required and compensation does not consider pain and suffering. Personal injury cases can include damages for lost earnings, future lost earnings, medical bills, future medical bills, and pain and suffering.
A personal injury case does not have to occur at work but can. Personal injury accidents include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Slips and falls
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
Serving Clients Throughout the Beach Cities, Including Ponte Vedra Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach
Personal injury accidents can result from human error or through an intentional act. Regardless, our seasoned attorneys can be strong advocates along each phase of your case and fight for the best medical care and compensation for you.
Personal Injury Experience Matters
Dealing with the stress of an injury and insurance companies can be daunting. Our experienced personal injury lawyers understand the complexities of these cases. Our skillful handling has earned us membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, which recognizes trial lawyers who have won million-dollar settlements for their clients. Only 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. You can trust our 90+ years of combined experience to fight for what you deserve.
Jacksonville Beach Office
484 Osceola Ave
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Call (904) 701-0591 today to schedule a consultation with a Jacksonville Beach personal injury attorney.
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