St. Augustine Personal Injury Lawyer
Hometown Attorneys Committed to Making Things Right
When someone else’s careless, reckless, or negligent conduct leaves you injured, you have the right to take legal action. Although nothing can negate the traumatic experience you have been through, nor the pain and suffering that has followed, a successful personal injury claim can allow you to recover the financial resources you need to heal.
We understand the physical, emotional, financial, and legal challenges you face—and we know how to effectively advocate for you throughout the entire process. Our team has earned a reputation in the community for providing personal attention and dedicated representation, as well as a powerful, team-based approach to litigation.
We truly care about you and your future. To learn how our attorneys can assist you with your personal injury matter, please call (904) 849-2266 and request a free initial consultation.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Florida
While some accidents and injuries are truly blameless, most are the result of preventable actions. To have grounds for a personal injury claim in Florida, there are several things you must prove.
The elements of a standard personal injury claim include:
- Duty of Care: The first thing we will work to prove in your personal injury case is that the defendant (the party against whom we are bringing the case) owed you, the “plaintiff,” a duty of care. This means that the defendant had a responsibility to act in such a manner as to prevent you from being injured or otherwise harmed. For example, anyone who drives a motor vehicle has a legal duty to follow applicable laws and take precautions to avoid collisions. This is the duty of care motorists owe to others on the road.
- Breach: Next, we will work to establish that the defendant breached the duty of care, usually by acting carelessly, recklessly, negligently, or wrongfully. In some cases, such as medical malpractice lawsuits, proving that the defendant breached the duty of care involves proving that they failed to meet the acceptable standard of care. In any case, our attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate claims and gather supporting evidence proving that the other person or party failed to uphold the duty of care they owed to you.
- Causation: One of the most important elements of a personal injury claim, causation refers to the cause of your injuries. In other words, you must establish that the defendant’s negligent or wrongful conduct was the cause of your injuries and damages and that, had they not acted negligently or wrongfully, you would not have been injured. For example, we can work to show that you would not have been injured had the distracted driver who hit you been paying attention to the road ahead.
- Damages: Lastly, to bring a personal injury claim, we will need to prove that you suffered damages. In this area of law, “damages” are any losses—economic or otherwise—that you suffer due to your injuries or the loss of a loved one. Examples of economic and non-economic damages commonly recovered in personal injury lawsuits include medical expenses, future care costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Our attorneys can evaluate your case to determine which damages you may be entitled to recover.
After an accident, your focus should be on obtaining proper medical care and healing from your injuries—not on how you are going to pay your medical bills and everyday expenses while you are out of work recovering. You should not have to worry about fighting the insurance company for fair compensation and, with Canan Law, you don’t have to.
We know that life isn’t perfect. Our St. Augustine personal injury lawyers are here to help.
If you believe you may have grounds for a personal injury claim, reach out to us today to discuss your legal options during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Personal injury due to the fault of another person can vary greatly. From minor bruising to severe life-altering injuries to death, these often occur as a result of an accident.
We often see serious injuries from cases involving:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Our attorneys represent victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including collisions involving cars, motorcycles, trucks, boats, bicycles, and pedestrians.
- Defective Products: We can fight to hold manufacturers, distributors, and other liable parties accountable when their defective and hazardous products harm innocent consumers. We are well-versed in all types of product liability cases.
- Workplace Injuries: When you are injured at work, you may have several options for compensation. Our attorneys can help you determine if you are covered by workers’ compensation or if you have grounds for a third-party work injury claim.
- Medical Malpractice: Doctors who fail to provide an acceptable standard of care to their patients can be held legally liable for the resulting injuries, deaths, and damages these patients and their families suffer.
- Slips, Trips, and Falls: If you slipped, tripped, and fell on someone else’s property due to poor property maintenance or unsafe conditions, you may have a premises liability case. Our attorneys can guide you through the process of fighting for fair compensation.
Tragically, some injuries are so severe, they result in death. If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you deserve justice.
Our firm can help you determine if you have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit; contact us today to learn more.
At Canan Law, our lawyers are committed to making things right for our clients and our community. We offer aggressive representation for those in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, and throughout Northeast Florida who need legal help from experienced attorneys.
Personal injury law is complicated, often requiring extensive investigation and use of experts, including accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, economists, and others. With over 60 years of combined legal experience handling a wide range of cases, our attorneys have the skills and resources needed to aggressively advocate for you.