Personal Injury The Firm You Can Count On

At Canan Law, our St. Augustine personal injury lawyers provide aggressive representation for clients who have been harmed through no fault of their own.

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) 849-2266and 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.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

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:

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Understanding the Personal Injury Claims Process

After suffering from a personal injury, you may be wondering what steps you should take to receive compensation for your damages. The personal injury claims process can be complex and overwhelming, but our experienced Saint Augustine personal injury lawyers will guide you through every step of the way. Here is a breakdown of the typical steps in the personal injury claims process:

  1. Initial Consultation: Meet with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case and determine if you have a valid claim.
  2. Investigation: Your lawyer will investigate the details of your accident, gather evidence, and interview witnesses to determine liability and assess damages.
  3. Negotiation: Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  4. Lawsuit: If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
  5. Settlement or Trial: Your case will either be settled out of court or go to trial, where a judge or jury will determine the outcome of your case.

At Canan Law, we understand the stress of dealing with a personal injury and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

When the Unexpected Happens, Canan Law is Here to Help

Our goal is to treat you like family, and achieve the best results possible for each and every case we undertake.

Ready to Fight for You

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.

Contact us online or by phone at (904) 849-2266 to get started with a free initial consultation.

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