St. Johns County Personal Injury Attorneys
Pursuing Justice for Injured People
If you have been injured in an accident, you need to know your rights and how to protect yourself. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and other losses. The insurance company will do everything it can to limit or deny your claim. You need a personal injury attorney in St. Johns County who can advocate for you in the courtroom and negotiate outside of it. Our team at Canan Law is prepared to fight for you.
What Is Considered a Personal Injury?
Personal injuries can be caused by another person's negligence or carelessness. They can also be caused by defective products or dangerous property conditions. In any case, the injured person can recover compensation for their losses. The injured person can file a personal injury claim against the liable party and/or their insurance company. Personal injury claims can be complex, so it is a good idea to have an attorney.
Canan Law represents clients throughout the state of Florida with personal injury claims. We can provide a free consultation, so call (904) 849-2266.
Types of Personal Injuries
Personal injuries can be caused by a wide variety of accidents. Some of the most common include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Truck accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall
- Dog bites
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall
- Truck accidents
Common Causes of Personal Injuries
Many personal injuries are caused by negligence or carelessness. Negligence occurs when someone does something that a reasonable person would not do, or does not do something that a reasonable person would do. If a reasonable person would not drive while intoxicated, for example, then a drunk driver is being negligent. If a reasonable person would not leave a loaded gun out where a child could find it, then failing to secure a gun is negligent. In personal injury cases, the injured person must prove that the liable party was negligent. This is known as "proving a prima facie case."
A prima facie case is a sufficient initial showing of proof. It is used in many areas of law, including personal injury law. To prove a prima facie case, the injured person must show that the liable party's negligence caused the injury. The injured person must also prove that they suffered certain damages. If the injured person can prove a prima facie case, the burden of proof then shifts to the liable party. The liable party must prove that they were not negligent and that their actions did not cause the accident.
Injured people who have been harmed by someone else's negligence may be entitled to compensation. Our team at Canan Law can help you prove your case in court.
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
In a personal injury claim, the injured person can seek compensation for all of their losses. The injured person can recover damages for:
Damages for pain and suffering: Pain and suffering are the most difficult damages to quantify. They can be extremely difficult to prove, but they are always recoverable. In a personal injury claim, the injured person can seek compensation for their pain and suffering. The amount awarded for pain and suffering will depend on the circumstances of the case.
Medical bills: Personal injury claims often involve medical bills. The injured person should be able to recover all of their medical expenses. The liable party's insurance company will pay for the medical bills. The injured person should not have to pay for their medical treatment. If the injured person has already paid for their medical bills, they can seek compensation for those expenses.
Lost wages: Lost wages are another common type of damages in a personal injury claim. The injured person can seek compensation for the wages they have lost due to their injuries. The liable party's insurance company will pay for any lost wages.
Property damage: Property damage is another common type of damage in a personal injury claim. If the injured person owns property involved in the accident, they may be able to recover compensation for any damage that was caused by the accident. The liable party's insurance company should pay for any property damage.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Navigating personal injury claims can be complex and overwhelming. It's important to seek the guidance of an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. In Florida, individuals who have suffered injuries have a limited time of two years to file a lawsuit, so it's crucial to act promptly to protect your rights.
At the Canan Law Firm, LLC, we are dedicated to helping you seek the utmost compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or give us a call at (904) 849-2266, our team is here to assist you.