Jacksonville is a city located in Duval County with a population of well over 800,000 residents. It is the largest city in Florida. Expansion Management magazine has rated it among the “Hottest Cities in America” for business expansions and relocations. Enthusiasts of outdoor activities can enjoy the boating, water sports, and sport fishing there. Other popular spots in the city include the Jacksonville Zoo, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Given the range of activities that people there can enjoy, the potential for accidents can be significant. Every year, a number of individuals suffer injuries and accidents in Jacksonville. If you or someone you know was hurt because of the carelessness of another, the compassionate injury lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky can help you seek the compensation you need. We are experienced in all types of accident claims, including car, truck, and motorcycle crashes, product liability lawsuits, slip and falls, wrongful death, workplace incidents, and more.Filing a Negligence Lawsuit After an Accident
When you are harmed due to the misconduct of another person or entity, you have the right to seek compensation. The injured party can generally take action by filing a negligence lawsuit against the at-fault party. Negligence is defined as the failure to exercise the degree of care expected from a prudent person in similar circumstances. Individuals are expected to avoid creating unreasonable risks that can cause preventable harm. For example, a driver who speeds excessively and causes an accident likely would be deemed negligent because this behavior poses an unnecessary danger to others.
In order to establish negligence, a victim must show that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care and violated that duty with a reckless or careless action. This breach must have caused the accident in which the victim was hurt, and quantifiable damages must have been incurred because of the accident.
Issues of liability can become complicated when there are multiple responsible parties, such as when several cars are involved in a collision. Additionally, the state of Florida uses a comparative negligence system. A plaintiff who contributes to an accident will have any damage award diminished by the percentage of his or her fault. Someone who is determined to be 10 percent at fault, therefore, would be able to recover no more than 90 percent of his or her total losses.
If your family member or loved one has been killed because of the carelessness of someone else, you may be able to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. These lawsuits arise when someone is killed in a situation that could have been prevented had the responsible party not acted negligently. Under Florida law, family members may receive money for the loss of their beloved relative. This includes financial compensation for mental anguish, loss of society and companionship, medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and more. The personal representative of the decedent’s estate must file the wrongful death claim within two years of the death. These lawsuits are complex and must be initiated in a timely manner, so it is imperative to consult an experienced attorney.Contact a Jacksonville Lawyer to Seek Compensation for Injuries
The legal team at Frankl & Kominsky is proud to serve clients in Jacksonville and other Florida cities. Our accident attorneys will learn the facts of your case, consult experts, and devise convincing strategies to maximize your chance of getting compensation. Choosing the right legal team can make all the difference. You can rest assured that if you are our client, we will keep an open line of communication with you so that you are informed of what’s happening in your case every step of the way. To learn more about your legal options, call us toll-free at 1-855-800-8000 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation. We speak Spanish and Creole.