People are injured every day for a variety of reasons. While they try to avoid it, injuries are largely unavoidable. In most cases, the injuries are just unfortunate accidents. However, some cases are avoidable and people are injured because of someone else’s actions. If this happens to you, you may be entitled to compensation from the person that caused your injuries.
Personal injury attorneys help anyone that was injured because of someone else, get compensation. While accidents are unintentional, people have a responsibility to prevent injuries wherever possible. If they don’t, then they are responsible for your injuries. You need a skilled personal injury attorney to seek compensation, which can help you pay for medical bills and minimize the financial risks of lost work time and property damage.
Distasio Law Firm is a team of skilled attorneys with extensive experience helping people in the Treasure Island area handle personal injury cases. Our team is highly trained and experienced in different types of personal injury law so that we can help you with any type of case. Give our office a call to schedule a consultation with a Treasure Island personal injury lawyer and let us help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury law deals with cases where one person or organization is responsible for the injuries of another person. Because the injury was caused by negligence, failure to maintain a safe space, or an accident, the person responsible for the accident is also responsible for any compensation determined by the law. There are several types of personal injury cases that you can experience. These include:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents (Premises liability)
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death cases
- Product liability
- Workplace accidents
- Other vehicle accidents (boat, recreational vehicle, airplane, etc.)
- Animal injuries
Personal injury attorneys are responsible for handling a wide variety of cases. Because of this, you should hire a personal injury attorney with a lot of experience and the type of personal injury case that you have. Our team includes attorneys with experience in the different fields of personal injury law so that we can help you with just about any case in Treasure Island you might have. Here’s a look at some of the areas of personal injury law that we cover.
Car accidents are an unfortunate part of everyday life, despite everyone’s best efforts to avoid them. While a car accident might truly be an accident, there are mitigating circumstances that place the blame on at least one of the drivers involved. In a case where one of the drivers is determined to be at fault for the accident, that driver is responsible for the medical, property, and legal responsibilities of that accident.
For example, if a driver runs a red light and hits your car, that driver is at fault for that accident. Through no fault of your own, you were involved in an accident where another person’s mistake led to your injuries. You can file a personal injury lawsuit in Treasure Island against the other driver to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and (in some cases) the cost of repairing your car.
Slip and Fall Accidents (Premises Liability)
Slip and fall accidents are a type of personal injury law case. They are also known as premises liability cases. These cases deal with injuries caused by problems with properties. For example, a grocery store has a responsibility to make sure its floors are clean and well-maintained. If you walk into the grocery store and slip on a spill in one of the aisles when there are no warning signs or a spill has taken a long time to clean up, then that grocery store is responsible for your injuries.
The key to determining if you can file a slip and fall lawsuit is the ability to prove negligence. The owner of the facility/property will be held at fault for your injuries if you can prove that the owner was negligent in maintaining the facility. Winning slip and fall lawsuits can be difficult without the assistance of an experienced Treasure Island personal injury attorney because you’ll need detailed documentation to prove negligence.
Nursing Home Abuse and Medical Malpractice
Nursing home abuse claims in medical malpractice cases take specialized training and experience to handle. There are attorneys that only focus on these types of cases because they are so specialized. Medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider ignores standardized practices, which leads to a patient being injured. For example, a doctor cannot ignore available diagnostic information, like x-rays or other medical tests, while deciding which treatment method is best for a patient. Doing so could lead to the wrong treatment option, injuring a patient, and opening that doctor up to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Nursing home abuse generally happens in one of two ways. The less common of the two is outright physical, mental, or emotional abuse from staff members to patients. The more common form of nursing home abuse is neglect. When nursing home patients are mistreated or neglected, that health care provider is ignoring their obligation to provide appropriate care to that patient. As a result, a nursing home is liable for any personal injury lawsuits filed against them.
Trying a nursing home abuse or medical malpractice case requires a lot of resources to manage. When you choose a personal injury attorney for your case, make sure that your attorney has the resources needed to manage the case from start to finish while focusing on your case. This will give you the greatest chance at success since detailed fact-finding, documentation, and testimony from staff members will be needed for the case.
Choose a Treasure Island Personal Injury Attorney from Our Firm
Finding the right Treasure Island personal injury lawyer for your case will make a big difference in the outcome. As a result, you want to do due diligence in choosing your attorney to make sure that he or she has the resources, education, experience to handle your case professionally.
At Distasio Law Firm, we have a team of personal injury attorneys with extensive experience helping clients in the Treasure Island area recover compensation for their injuries. Give our office a call to schedule a consultation, and let us help you get the compensation that you deserve.