Naples Personal Injury Lawyers
Accidents happen all the time in Naples. When they do, innocent people suffer serious injuries. Accident victims often are not able to return to work, and at a time when the medical expenses and other financial burdens are piling up. Personal injury law is a legal area that allows accident victims to hold negligent, or careless, people liable for paying damages when they cause an accident. Personal injury claims are not easy to file, though. Our Naples personal injury lawyers can help you through the process so you claim the full damages you deserve.
Personal Injury Practice Areas
The area of personal injury law affecting your claim will depend on what type of accident you were involved in. Our skilled attorneys can help you file a claim after any one of the following types of accidents:
- Accidents caused by defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Rideshare accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Assault and battery, usually caused by negligent security
- Slip and fall accidents
- Wrongful death
The Elements of Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim
It may be very obvious to you that someone else caused an accident that resulted in your serious injuries. Unfortunately, your word alone is not enough when filing a personal injury claim. You will have to prove your case. Personal injury cases rest on the legal concept of negligence. You will have to prove the four elements of negligence in order to obtain the full compensation you deserve. Our skilled attorney can help you prove all four elements, which are as follows:
Duty: In personal injury law, the term ‘duty’ refers to the duty of care everyone owes everyone around them to keep them safe. Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicle in a safe manner. Store owners have a duty to ensure their premises are kept in a safe and well-maintained condition.
A breach: A breach of duty refers to the negligent act another person engaged in that caused the accident. A motorist may drive while they are texting, or a store owner may fail to rope off steps that are in disrepair so customers do not use them.
Causation: You must also show the direct link between the act of negligence and your accident. Use the store steps example above, you would have to show that the steps were broken and caused you to fall, resulting in a broken leg or other injury.
Damage: Not only must you prove the negligent act, but you must also prove your damages, or losses. Medical evidence, pay stubs, and a diary detailing how the injuries have impacted your life can all help you prove damages.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Naples Can Provide Sound Legal Advice
You do have the right to claim damages after being hurt by someone else’s negligence, but filing a claim is not easy. At Shuster Saben Estevez, our skilled attorneys will guide you through the process and help you obtain the full and fair damages you deserve. Call us now at 877-511-7829 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.