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What Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Cover?

Personal injury attorneys analyze many different types of cases. These cases pertain to situations that involve automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, wrongful deaths, bicycle accident, boating accident, premise liability, and negligent security.

A “personal injury” occurs when damage occurs to a person’s body, mind, rights, reputation or property. This injury is usually caused by another person’s negligence.

In today’s society every person owes legal duties to other people. Essentially, this duty is the basic assumption that people will act with reasonable care to their fellow human beings. When someone fails to do this, they breach their duty, and when this breach causes a personal injury to a victim, a personal injury lawyer will likely appear to fight for the victims’ rights, and get them the compensation they need.

Types of Accidents Personal Injury Attorney’s Work With

Auto accidents

Nearly 400,000 car accidents occur every year in Florida, and many of these result in significant injuries for drivers and passengers. Even minor accidents can cause major financial losses. Accidents generally occur because of negligence by a driver. Negligence can include speeding, running a stop light, or simply failing to keep a reasonable watch on the road. In Florida, the driver who rear ends another is presumed to be at fault.

Some accidents are even worse than the above. While any type of accident can be devastating, drunk driving accidents can be especially tragic. That’s because even if you’re following all the rules of the road, it just takes a moment for one negligent act to completely change your life.

Furthermore, car crashes can become even more complicated if the other driver has no insurance. Auto insurance can provide at least some peace of mind when it comes to paying for medical car and other costs after an accident. Unfortunately, if the at-fault driver has no insurance, it can be difficult to get any compensation at all. Having a skilled lawyer on your side ensures all avenues of compensation are explored. As experienced car accident lawyers, the team at Bulluck Law Group can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Truck accidents

Because of their weight, trucks can cause a devastating amount of damage in an accident, even a minor one. The good news is that there are more avenues to prove negligence with regards to trucking accidents. In addition to the normal ways to prove negligence, truck drivers  have to follow stringent regulations with regards to maintenance, and sleep schedules. If they fail to follow any of these rules, and get into a crash, negligence is much easier to prove. However, dealing with commercial or private trucking companies can make getting the compensation you need especially difficult.

After getting favorable settlements for many clients for over ten years, our law firm understands the truck accident claim process inside and out. If you find yourself in one of these accidents, let us help you avoid the financial hardship truck accidents can cause.

Motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be especially serious, and the medical care required following an accident is often substantial. The truth of the matter is that motorcycles offer very little protection compared to other vehicles going full speed on the road, and many drivers on the road simply don’t like them.

Due to the massive injuries that may occur due to motorcycle driving, insurance may provide some compensation, but it’s rarely enough. Our Tampa team can help you get all the compensation you need and deserve, including medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

Bus accidents

Buses provide important transportation services to thousands of people who live and work in Florida. And while buses are large, they do not always have the same safety features that other vehicles have, making injuries possible in bus crashes.

Suing a bus company is very complicated, especially if you are suing a public bus system, and it will take a large amount of complex investigation and legal maneuvering to get compensation you need from them. If you’re injured in a bus accident, getting justice means dealing with a big bus company and that can make the process especially difficult. Our law firm has the experience necessary to get you the financial compensation you need.

Dog bite

Every year in Florida, hundreds of people are hospitalized for dog bites and complications like severe tissue damage, infection and blood loss. Because of the nature of the injury, dog bites can also cause substantial emotional trauma. In addition, preventative treatment for diseases such as rabies likely will have to occur as well.

In Florida the standard for holding a person liable for damages committed from their dog exists under the theory of strict liability. Under the theory of strict liability, intent does not matter. Still, with the many exceptions, holding the responsible party accountable for those damages is rarely easy. At Bulluck law Group, we have the skills and experience to help.

Slip and fall

Slip and falls are one of the most common injuries that occur in public businesses. The damages that arise from slip and falls can be massive, and worse, may not appear until a later date. These cases can become more complex than they seem, with businesses usually prepared to argue why they were not truly negligent or offer some other explanation for how it wasn’t their fault the offending liquid was on the floor.

Businesses usually have substantial resources to hire a team of lawyers to go against you. That’s why it is important to have your own. The team at Bulluck law group has handled these type of cases before and know how to get you the justice you deserve.

Wrongful death

Handling death is an emotional process. When that death occurs through someone else’s negligence, it can be devastating. Worse, unlike the four years given in most negligence cases, you only have two years to file a lawsuit in wrongful death cases. That’s why you need to find someone to help you get justice as fast as possible. At Bulluck Law Group, we help Tampa residents support their rights and the rights of their loved ones so they can get the full compensation they deserve for their loss.

Bicycle accidents

Riding a bicycle is supposed to be a fun, lighthearted activity, but unfortunately it can turn out to be something much worse. When you are injured in a bike accident, you may find that the lack of protection a bike provides can cause massive injuries.

Furthermore, the complicated rules regarding the duties of bikes, and the difficult insurance issues that arise, can cause complex legal issues. The team at Bulluck Law Group will be able to help you with this and get you the money you need to be whole again.

Boating accidents

Riding a boat on the water is a lot of fun, but sometimes dangerous conditions, or a failure to understand the rules of the sea, can create conditions ripe for boating accidents. These accidents can be terrifying and cause substantial damage to your life and body. The rules regarding boat accidents are similar to car accidents, however boating laws, and difficulty collecting evidence, can muddy the waters.

If you find yourself in one of these situations, it is important to contact an attorney to help fix the damage in your life. The attorneys at Bulluck Law Group know the laws regarding boating and know how to get you the compensation you need to get your life back to normal.

Premise liability

If you visit the property of a business, they have a duty to make sure you stay safe, and uninjured. Yet, many businesses, due to negligence, fail to do this properly. This negligence may occur due to harmful chemicals, inadequate lighting, or defective wiring. When these businesses fail to do this, people get hurt, and lives are ruined, all because they failed to upkeep their property. Whenever you go against a business with their own legal team, it gets hard enough. But with complicated laws that give businesses cover for their own mistakes, it can be difficult to get your compensation.

If you find your life affected by this type of accident, make sure to contact Bulluck Law Group, who has experience in this field, and will fight to get you the compensation you need.

Negligent security

Businesses generally have procedures and security to protect you from possible criminal injury. However, when you are injured by criminal activity on their property, and the security at the business was inadequate, you may have a right to get compensation.

Proving this can be difficult, as you must show that the property owner could have reasonably foresaw the criminal activity for which you suffered injuries. The attorneys at Bulluck Law Group know what to do in situations like this, and help you get money for the injuries or losses you sustained.

If you are injured, and need compensation, going it by yourself is a very difficult thing. You need a competent, experienced attorney by your side to make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

The attorneys at Bulluck Law Group have years of experience fighting for justice in personal injury cases and know how to get the compensation you need and deserve in your case. Contact us for a free consultation today.

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