If you have been hurt by someone else who acted carelessly, you may have rights to assert. In most situations, injured individuals can bring a negligence claim against another person or entity that has harmed them. Victims of car accidents and other preventable events in the Naples area may need a lawyer to help them explore their options. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, I have helped injured individuals and their families pursue the compensation that they deserve for more than 20 years.Protect Your Rights by Bringing a Negligence Claim
Two of the most common types of accidents are motor vehicle collisions and slip and fall incidents, both of which tend to give rise to negligence claims. A car accident can be one of the most devastating experiences of a victim’s life. Even if you do your best to drive safely, a careless driver may place you and the passengers in your vehicle directly at risk. Common examples of negligent driving include speeding, driving too fast for the weather or road conditions, and disobeying any applicable traffic laws, like running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign. In most cases, a driver’s violation of a traffic law will result in a determination that the defendant has breached the duty of care.
Slip and fall accidents are also very common, often arising at supermarkets and other shopping outlets. The produce area of a supermarket is one of the most dangerous areas, given the tendency for produce to fall from its display shelf and lie on the floor, unnoticed by store employees. To prove negligence in a slip and fall case, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant owed the victim a duty to maintain the store premises in a reasonably safe condition. If a hazard developed, the store would be responsible for either fixing it or warning customers about it.
After proving that the defendant owed you a duty and failed to act according to that standard, you must prove that the defendant’s breach was the direct cause of the injuries that you sustained. They also must have been a reasonably foreseeable result of the careless conduct.
To assert the right to compensation, a victim must show reasonably quantifiable damages that resulted from the accident. In some unfortunate circumstances, for example, car crashes can result in severe injuries for victims, including traumatic brain damage, broken bones, severe burns, and spinal cord damage. Slip and fall cases may be equally as severe, especially considering that there is nothing to protect you from the ground or soften the impact when you lose your balance. It is important to seek medical attention immediately after experiencing an accident and to document the nature and extent of your injuries.
Other recoverable forms of damages may include lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering. Additionally, the victim’s spouse may be able to bring a claim for loss of consortium, which compensates the spouse for the loss of his or her loved one’s companionship, love, and comfort.Consult an Experienced Injury Lawyer in Naples
Dedicated to representing victims from Naples and the surrounding communities in slip and falls and other accident claims, Attorney Adam Baron knows what it takes to bring a successful legal action against a careless defendant. I can guide you through every step of the process and ensure that you receive the personal attention and representation that you deserve. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, we also represent injured individuals from cities such as North Miami Beach, Coral Springs, Miami, Tamarac, and Fort Myers. You can reach us in Broward County at (954)-247-4878, in Miami-Dade at (305) 770-2131, in Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511, or through our online form to schedule an appointment.