When you or a loved one has sustained a serious or fatal injury due to the negligence, carelessness, recklessness or intentional conduct of another individual or business, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Injuries do not only have to be physical in nature. You may also be entitled to compensation if your rights, reputation or property have been damaged.
Personal injury cases can be tricky to navigate, as can dealing with insurance companies or proving negligence and liability. That’s why it’s important to choose a personal injury attorney who is experienced with the type of personal injury claim you are seeking.
Daniel Lenghea is highly involved in Personal Injury cases, which include, but are not limited to:
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Defective Product
- Work Accidents
- Dog Bite
- Assault and battery
Daniel Lenghea will provide a free, no obligation consultation at our offices in 13899 Biscayne Boulevard, The Senator Building – Suite 415 North Miami Beach, FL 33181.
Attorneys generally refer to the area of law known as ‘torts’ as ‘personal injury cases’. A tort is a civil wrong as opposed to a criminal wrong, that it, it refers to injuries resulting from negligence or carelessness, although it also covers intentional acts such as assault and battery. Ordinarily, injuries resulting from torts result in claims for damages to person or property.
Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice will award you compensation for your loss.
Society expects its members to behave in a reasonable and prudent manner and to avoid causing damage or injury to others. Negligence is the failure to act in a reasonable and prudent manner under the circumstances. A tortfeasor (the party who causes an injury) commits a “negligent” act when his/her conduct falls below a legally recognized standard of care to protect others from harm.
Automobile accidents, the area in which most personal injury actions arise, provide a good example of how the tort system works. You have a negligence claim if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care, because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road. In Florida, there are ordinarily automatic medical payments made by one’s own insurance company for medical expenses and lost wages. These benefits are called PIP benefits.
In some cases, the injured party may also have been negligent and the negligence may have contributed to the ultimate injury that was sustained. Negligence by the injured party is referred to as comparative or contributory negligence. In most states, comparative negligence by the injured party will reduce any potential monetary recovery that he/she is entitled to by the percentage of negligence attributable to the injured party.
Call today at 305 771-2529 to set up an appointment with attorney Daniel Lenghea.