Grounds for Personal Injury Claims in Gainesville, FL
Gainesville Injury Lawyer
In order to successfully file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, one must have grounds to do so. Grounds are generally defined as a reason or foundation for doing something. There are different actions or types of conduct that may mean a person or entity can be held responsible for causing physical or emotional injuries to another. Establishing that one of these has occurred would mean that you would build a foundation for your personal injury claim. The three primary grounds for personal injury claims include: negligence, strict liability and intentional conduct.
A Gainesville injury lawyer at Steven A. Bagen & Associates, P.A. can help if you have sustained any type of injury as a result of another’s conduct. We handle all types of accident and injury claims, including those that involve:
Negligence – acting without proper caution or care under the circumstances. For example, a boat operator who was speeding and collided with another boat may be held accountable for any injuries he or she caused by causing the boat accident.
Strict Liability – in limited circumstances, a person or entity can be held accountable for personal injuries caused regardless of specific intent or negligence. For example, dog owners are held strictly liable for injuries their dogs cause to others.
Intentional Conduct – if a person acts intentionally to harm another, he or she may face a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit as well as criminal charges for this illegal behavior. This is not considered double jeopardy, being charged more than once for the same offense, because civil and criminal courts operate independently from one another.
Now is your chance to learn more about your legal right to recover financial damages after being injured by another’s conduct.
Contact a Gainesville Personal Injury Attorney at our law offices today for a free, confidential consultation.