If you have suffered a personal injury due to negligence or reckless behavior on the part of a business or individual, you may be entitled to compensation. Whether your case is an auto accident, medical malpractice, premises liability, or any other personal injury issue, we want to hear it. At Garvin Law Firm, we believe in offering sincere, personalized service to all of our clients, and we always fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you want trustworthy personal injury lawyers with over 30 years of experience serving clients in Naples, FL and the surrounding areas, contact us today online or by calling 239.267.5657.Some Examples of Personal Injury Cases
The types of incidents that constitute personal injury cases are near limitless. Here are a few common types that may be what you have encountered. Even if none of these apply to you, you may still have a personal injury case and be entitled to compensation. We recommend contacting us immediately to review your case and discuss your options for free.
- Auto Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Accidents Due to Defective Products
- Slip and Falls
- Dog Bites
- …Many More
Personal injury law is part of a legal area known as tort law. A tort is a harmful act (or failure to act), which often results in a physical injury to the victim. The basic principal of tort law is that an innocent victim should be compensated for his or her losses by the person responsible.
In Florida, some types of cases can be both a tort (civil) and a criminal matter. When this situation occurs, the state evaluates whether or not to prosecute the offender for the crime. Regardless of the state’s decision on the criminal action, your right to pursue civil action is not affected.
Most personal injury lawsuits in Florida are brought under the claim of negligence. In order to this claim, the injured party must prove the following 4 elements:
- That the defendant owed them a certain duty;
- That the defendant breached that duty;
- That the defendant’s breach was the cause of the injury, and;
- That the plaintiff suffered an injury.
If you can show that the above-mentioned elements exist in your case, you may be entitled to compensatory or even punitive damages.
Florida has a four (4) year statute of limitations in regards to personal injury cases, which begin on the date of the accident/incident. If death resulted from the incident, there is a two (2) year time period, starting on the date of death. If an action is not filed within the appropriate time, you will forfeit your rights to do so.Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys in Naples with Over 30 Years Experience
When it comes to a personal injury case, time is of the essence. If you have already been in an accident, the clock is already ticking, and you need to act quickly. Call Garvin Law Firm today at 239.267.5657 or contact us online to speak with personal injury lawyers that provide dedicated, personalized, and effective service to all of our clients in the Naples, FL area.