If you or a loved one has been injured, the attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Tampa office may be able to help you seek compensation for your losses. In general, when an accident is caused by the negligence of another individual or entity, such as an automobile driver or healthcare provider, the injured party may be able to take legal action to recover compensation for their losses. These losses may include, but are not limited to, current and future medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Our Tampa Bay injury attorneys have decades of combined experience handling personal injury lawsuits, recovering millions in verdicts and settlements against negligent healthcare providers, automobile drivers, product manufacturers and other parties.
Not every accident victim will be entitled to recover compensation for their injuries. In addition to showing that you have been injured, your attorney must also establish, through credible and relevant evidence, that the other party is legally responsible for your injuries.
Most personal injury lawsuits are filed under the theory of negligence, which refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care to protect others from harm. In a negligence claim, the attorney must prove that the other party owed the plaintiff a duty to act with reasonable care so as to prevent injury. For instance, a doctor owes his patients a duty of care, while motorists owe a duty of care to others with whom they share the road. The attorney must also show that the defendant breached this duty by failing to meet the appropriate standard of care, and the plaintiff’s injury directly resulted from this breach. Lastly, the attorney must prove that the plaintiff suffered damages, which refer to both economic and non-economic losses, as a result of the defendant’s conduct.
Only an experienced attorney will be able to evaluate your situation and determine whether you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. To find out whether you can take legal action, contact our attorneys today by completing our free case review form.