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What is Considered a Personal Injury in Tampa Palms, FL?

There are many types of legal cases, and unfortunately, there are many ways in which someone can be injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. However, not all injury cases are personal injury cases. So what is a personal injury case in Tampa Palms, FL?

Typically, personal injury cases arise from auto accidents, slip and fall, trip and fall, premises liability, and dog bites. Although each case for auto accidents, premises liability, and dog bites have their own unique elements that need to be proven they all fall under the broad category of personal injury. Cases that are typically excluded from personal injury include medical malpractice and workers compensation cases. Both medical malpractice and workers compensation cases have their own unique sets of Florida Statutes and case law that are specific to each practice area.

For a standard personal injury case, the injured party must prove: (1) the at-fault person owed a duty, (2) the at-fault person breached the duty of care owed, (3) the breach of the duty was the legal of damages to the injured person, and (4) the nature and extent of the damages suffered and will continue to be suffered in the future.

These four elements of duty, breach, causation, and damages comprise the four elements necessary to bring a cause of action for negligence. Although these four elements may seem simple, each element must be met. Some of the elements may require proof of expert witnesses who may need to testify within a reasonable degree of medical probability and/or certainty.

As there are many types of personal injury cases in Tampa Palms, FL it is best to seek a free consultation from an attorney to analyze the specific facts of your potential case. If you would like to speak with us regarding your potential Tampa Palms, FL personal injury case, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

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