Palm Bay Personal Injury Lawyers
Seeking Justice for Victims in Palm Bay, FL
If you are the victim of a preventable accident that was caused by another person's negligence, it is important to know your rights and options to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. Our team at Layman Law Firm is dedicated to providing our clients with the caring and knowledgeable legal guidance they need to hold the responsible parties accountable for their harmful actions, and our Palm Bay personal injury attorneys would be proud to assist your family during this difficult time.
We protect our clients' rights and interests in a variety of types of cases, including the following:
What is personal injury law?
This is a field that covers injuries caused by the negligence or intentional conduct of another. A person who has suffered some sort of injury may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party, whether this is an individual or a business entity.
The injured party (the plaintiff) seeks to hold the responsible party (the defendant) accountable for their conduct by seeking compensatory damages for various items:
- Medical expenses, including future medical treatment and care
- Lost earnings, including future loss of earnings or loss of earning potential
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of companionship (in wrongful death claims)
The specific value of a claim and the type of compensation a plaintiff can seek will vary depending on the unique circumstances of the case, the extent of injury and various other factors. Most of the time, cases of this nature are settled out of court and are paid by the responsible party's insurance company. There are exceptions, however, and it is therefore important to discuss your particular case with a Palm Bay personal injury lawyer who can offer insight applicable to your particular situation.
Grounds for Accident & Injury Claims
An injured party may be able to file a personal injury claim based upon one of three primary grounds:
- Intentional Conduct
- Strict Liability
Negligence is the most common grounds for personal injury claims. This is defined as any failure to act as a reasonable person would in the circumstances, resulting in a lack of proper caution or care that leads to the injury of another. Speeding or running a red light may be considered forms of negligence.
Though typically associated with criminal law as opposed to civil law, intentionally causing harm to another person may offer the injured party grounds for a personal injury lawsuit to seek financial compensation for medical care and other damages the injury caused. Various types of assaults and attacks may be covered under this area of personal injury law.
Finally, strict liability may grant an injured party the opportunity to sue for damages regardless of the specific intent or negligence of the defendant. In Florida, strict liability claims are typically related to dog bites, where a dog owner can be held accountable even if the dog showed no previous aggression and product liability claims if a manufacturer produced a defective product that caused an injury.
Have you been injured in Palm Bay?
At Layman Law Firm, we know the difficulties facing accident victims as they recover and try to pick up the pieces of their lives. We believe they and their families deserve fair compensation for their losses to help them rebuild, and we have dedicated our practice to helping these victims obtain justice under personal injury law. For nearly a decade, we have assisted the people of our community who have sustained painful injuries due to negligence, and we would be proud to represent your case.
We are experienced in countless types of personal injury cases and seek the best outcome for our clients through detailed preparation and caring legal counsel. Our attorneys serve clients based on a contingency fee basis, which means victims do not have to worry about paying our firm unless we recover compensation in their cases. If you would like to learn about your options to seek justice through a personal injury claim, contact a Palm Beach injury lawyer from our team to discuss your case!