Suffering a personal injury caused by the negligence of another person can change anyone’s life. Such an event can cause physical, emotional, and financial harm to the victim, and his or her family.
It is recommended that you confer with a Sarasota Personal Injury Lawyer who has experience in personal injury law, so you can learn about your rights and take all necessary legal steps to protect them.
How does the law determine responsibility for causing personal injury?
Mr. Dirmann brings his years of courtroom experience to the negotiating table to help you obtain a fair settlement. In Florida determining responsibility for personal injury is focused on whether the injury was caused by another’s negligence. Negligence is defined as “the failure to use reasonable care. Reasonable care is that degree of care which a reasonably careful person would use under like circumstances. Negligence may consist either in doing something that a reasonably careful person would not do under like circumstances or in failing to do something that a reasonably careful person would do under like circumstances.”
Sometimes there is more than one person or entity who is liable because each of them was negligent. In that circumstance each is held to be jointly responsible to the injured person. Thus, more than one insurance policy may provide coverage that can contribute to the ultimate settlement. By conducting an early investigation into your case, your lawyer can identify all of the relevant defendant parties and determine the nature and extent of liability insurance for each of them.
How do personal injuries occur?
Most personal injury cases occur through injuries suffered from vehicle or boating accidents, defective products, or medical malpractice. However, personal injuries can occur in a variety of ways, and if the injury results from negligence of another, the law generally affords a legal remedy.
What damages are permitted when a person suffers a personal injury?
In Florida a person who has sustained a permanent injury may seek money damages for unpaid medical and hospital bills, as well as any such expenses that will likely result in the future, lost economic damages in the past and in the future, and pain, suffering and mental anguish in the past and in the future. An injured person’s spouse may also recover for damages under Florida law.
Time limitations exist
It is very important to know that if an injury occurs to a person in Florida there are strict deadlines called statute of limitations which must be met in order to obtain a settlement or bring the case to trial. When you speak with Mr. Dirmann about your case, you will be able to better evaluate your injury, potential claim, and the time frame in which it must be brought.
Why contact Mr. Dirmann about your personal injury claim?
For more than 40 years Mr. Dirmann has been representing clients in personal injury cases, helping them recover from their injuries, evaluating their claims, and enabling them to seek justice from the wrongdoers. Many people do not know what to do or what their rights are, and need guidance when they have been injured by the negligence of others.
Mr. Dirmann is committed to serving the needs of his personal injury clients. He brings his years of courtroom experience to the negotiating table to help you obtain a fair settlement. While the majority of civil cases are resolved by settlement, Mr. Dirmann is prepared to battle for you in court. As proof of Mr. Dirmann’s confidence and commitment in most P.I. cases he is paid only if the client recovers money. The client is not responsible for any of the costs incurred in prosecuting the case unless a monetary recovery is made on the client’s behalf. At that time, the costs advanced to pursue the case will be paid to the attorney from the settlement proceeds.