Naples Personal Injury Attorney
Contact a Naples Personal Injury Attorney at (239) 775-1004
The attorneys at Verderamo Law handle many types of personal injury cases. If you were injured due to the actions of another and would like a free and confidential consultation, do not hesitate to contact our office.
What is personal injury?
Personal injury is a broad category of law which is also sometimes referred to as tort law. Personal injury cases involve situations where a victim has been injured through the actions or inactions of another. Injuries may be physical or psychological in nature. Some injuries may be caused intentionally (sometimes referred to as intentional torts) , as when someone commits a battery on another. Other injuries or accidents may be unintentional in nature when someone negligently acts or fails to act as they should. If the injury is local, a Naples Personal Injury Attorney may be able to help recover compensation for the injuries sustained.
What is negligence?
In Florida, there are many types of personal injury cases. The general term of negligence is used to describe one of many legal causes of action in personal injury law. There are many forms of negligence including, but not limited to: wrongful death; dog bites; premises liability; etc. If your personal injury case involves a motor vehicle accident you may review further information regarding Florida law as it applies to motor vehicle accidents.
What is the burden of proof required to prove negligence in Florida?
To prove negligence in a personal injury case in Florida, the plaintiff must prove the elements of the case by a “preponderance of the evidence.” This is also referred to as the “more likely than not” standard of causation and requires proof that the negligence probably caused the plaintiff’s injuries (some define this as proving by 51%).
What must a plaintiff prove in a Naples personal injury case?
The elements that a plaintiff must prove differ slightly in wording depending on the jurisdiction or location in Florida and the type of case. Generally, to prove negligence, a Naples personal injury attorney must prove: 1) the existence of a duty that requires the defendant to conform to a certain standard of conduct for the protection of others, including the plaintiff; 2) the failure on the part of the defendant to perform the duty; and 3) injury and damage to the plaintiff that is “proximately” caused by such failure.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
Every personal injury case is different. The ultimate value of a case can depend on several factors, many of which are usually unknown immediately following an injury. Some of the factors affecting the value of a case are the extent of the injuries, the length of treatment, length and extent of recovery, the amount of medical bills and lost wages and the extent of pain and suffering. In Florida, liability may be reduced through the existence of “comparative fault,” which reduces liability proportionately by the percentage that the plaintiff was at fault for his or her own injuries.
Should I hire a Naples personal injury attorney?
The moments following an accident are sometimes critical in ensuring proper compensation. It is important to conduct an investigation, gather evidence, documents, and photographs and to preserve evidence. Obviously, the first priority following any accident is to seek proper medical attention. A victim of a serious accident may be overwhelmed both physically and emotionally following an accident. This can make it difficult for that victim to simultaneously focus on protecting their case. This is where an attorney may be useful by assuming these responsibilities. If you intend to contact a Naples personal injury attorney, you should do so at your earliest convenience so that your attorney can immediately begin working on your case in an effort to preserve your right to fair compensation.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident and would like to personally meet with an experienced Naples personal injury attorney for a FREE and confidential consultation, please call (239) 775-1004.
Verderamo Law provides legal representation primarily in the fields of criminal law and personal injury law. While our office is situated in Naples, Florida, we proudly represent clients throughout Collier and Lee Counties and their surrounding areas, including, but not limited to, Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Lehigh, and Marco Island. Verderamo Law is located at 2662 Airport Pulling Rd S Naples, FL 34112. For more information, call