An unexpected injury of any kind can affect your family, job, and create excessive financial strain. If this injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or poor decisions, our team at Pallegar Law P.A. is here to help. Our team of experienced Venice personal injury attorneys handle all kinds of injury cases, from car accidents to dog bites to medical malpractice cases. Our goal is to get you back on your feet and make sure that you receive all damages that you are entitled to.Car Accidents
Car accidents are among the most common cause of personal injury in the state of Florida. Florida follows a no-fault law with regards to car insurance—this means that if you are injured in a car accident, your own insurance company will provide coverage for you, no matter who was at fault. However, if as a result of the accident, you are permanently injured, suffer significant scarring, or are disfigured, you are able to file a claim against the other party and their insurance company and receive damages. Damages include economic, such as lost wages and medical bills, and noneconomic, such as pain and suffering.
The state of Florida also follows a pure comparative negligence law when assigning blame in car accidents. This means that damages will be awarded and distributed based on who is found to be at fault. If you are injured in an accident and are found to be partially at fault, your damages will be reduced by the percentage you are found to be at fault. Whether you are partially at fault or not, our team of Venice personal injury attorneys is looking out for your best interests. It is important that you receive the medical care you need and the damages that you are entitled to.Medical Malpractice
At Pallegar Law, P.A., we also represent victims of medical malpractice. If a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional acted negligently and as a result, you were injured or suffered in some way, we are here to help. Healthcare professionals have a legal duty to provide you with a certain standard of care. If they do not meet that standard, they risk the lives and health of their patients. Negligence is defined as a failure to act in a way that any rational person would have (in this case, as a trained healthcare professional would have). Negligence can consist of actions that put patients at risk, or the failure to act when there is a duty to.
Here’s an example. Person A suffers a broken bone and needs surgery. The surgery is routine and should be quick and simple. However, they suffer brain damage because the anesthesiologist fails to monitor them correctly. This is an example of negligent actions causing injury, pain, and suffering. Here’s another example. Person B enters a doctor’s office complaining of stomach pain. They are referred to a specialist and do not receive a diagnosis. Person B later ends up in the ER and needs a kidney transplant because they were suffering from an easily treatable kidney disease. This is an example of negligent failure to act and diagnose the patient accordingly. In both examples, there is a duty to act by a professional set by law and a failure to follow that duty.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of medical malpractice, do not wait. There is a two-year statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice case. According to Florida law, you have two years from the time the incident occurred, was discovered, or should have been discovered with due diligence. Additionally, unless a minor is involved, a hard limit of four years from the date of the incident is imposed. However, this statute can be extended if there is concealment or fraud involved. If fraud can be proven, the statute can be extended to seven years. Contacting an aggressive Venice personal injury attorney will ensure that you receive a settlement that covers the loss related to your injuries, and that you can focus on your health while our team focuses on your case.Premises Liability
If you are injured on someone else’s property because their property was unsafe or they acting negligently, our team at Pallegar Law, P.A. is here to help. Florida’s laws about premises liability apply to homeowners, property managers, and small-business owners. A successful lawsuit proves that the property owner knew or should have known about a danger on their property, failed to warn people of this and/or fix the problem, and subsequently someone was injured because of this.
Property owners must provide a high level of care to clients or patrons of a business, and homeowners must provide a high level of care to social guests. Property owners even owe trespassers a limited level of care in order to prevent serious or reckless injury. For example, property owners with electric fences must clearly label them in order to prevent wanton injury.
Property owners must also take care to protect children from “attractive nuisances”-- potentially dangerous things that attract children, such as swimming pools and trampolines. All property owners must take reasonable steps to protect guests by repairing, labeling, or otherwise informing guests about potential dangers. If they do not, they have acted in a negligent way. For example, a locked gate around a swimming pool is a reasonable attempt to protect guests and/or children.
If you or someone you know has been injured on someone else’s property, contact an experienced Venice personal injury attorney. We make sure that you receive the damages that you are entitled to and that above all, you receive the medical care you need for your injuries.Call Pallegar Law, P.A. Today
At Pallegar Law, P.A. our team represents hurt individuals every day. Whether you were in a motor vehicle accident or injured on someone’s property, we are here to help. Even if you were partially at fault, you are still entitled to damages. Call an aggressive Venice personal injury attorney today at 941-893-5816 (Sarasota) to get help.