FL Criminal Defense in Personal Injury Cases

If you are involved in an accident that caused personal injury to another person, you may wonder if you need a personal injury defense attorney. Having an attorney on your side is the best option. Every case is different, and Roderman & Johnston will be able to advise you on the best course of action based on the facts of your particular situation.

Roderman & Johnston can help you navigate any charges you may face and put together a comprehensive defense strategy. We have years of experience representing clients accused of causing personal injury, and we know what it takes to get the best results for our clients.

Personal Injury Accidents

Car Accidents

Getting a car accident defense lawyer is crucial if you are accused of causing personal injury in a car accident. A Roderman & Johnston car accident defense attorney can guide you through the necessary post-collision steps, such as filing a no-fault insurance claim with your insurance company.

You are eligible to file a no-fault insurance claim in Florida even if you may have caused personal injury if :

  • You were the driver of a car, motorcycle, or other motorized vehicle involved in the accident.
  • The collision occurred on public roads in Florida and not on private property.
  • If no significant injury or death occurred.

Truck Accidents

If you are accused of causing personal injury in a truck accident, it is essential to seek the help of a truck accident defense attorney. More so than car accidents, truck accidents are more likely to produce personal injury charges.

Slip and Fall Accidents

One common form of personal injury is slip and fall accidents, which can occur due to various factors. When you are accused of causing this type of accident, it is critical to work with an experienced slip and fall defense lawyer who can help you build a strong defense case.

Slip and fall cases rely on incredibly specific details regarding the accident and can be difficult to navigate without the guidance of a skilled attorney. Some key factors your personal injury defense lawyer will consider are the location of the fall, any witnesses who may have seen what happened, and any evidence collected at the scene so that you can confidently defend your case.

 

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Charges You May Face

Negligence is the most common charge that is brought against people who are accused of causing personal injury. This can occur when someone acts in a way that is reckless or careless, resulting in harm to another person. For example, suppose you were involved in a car accident and caused serious injuries, death, or permanent disability to another driver due to your negligence. In that case, you could be facing charges of reckless driving due to negligence.

Gross negligence differs from negligence in that it involves a much more egregious or reckless disregard for the safety of others. This can occur in cases where the injury caused was highly severe or if it occurred due to dangerous actions like drunk driving or speeding. Gross negligence is often seen in cases where a death or serious injury has occurred, most often in car and truck accidents.

Another potential charge in cases of personal injury is negligence per se. This occurs when you are accused of breaking the law or regulation, and your actions cause harm to another person. This charge could be used in a car, truck, or slip and fall accident. Examples of this could include: speeding, running a red light, and not putting proper signage out if the floor in your business is wet.

Common Defenses in Personal Injury Cases

The most common defense in personal injury lawsuits is making the case that one of these three parts needed to prove negligence(duty, breach of duty, cause of injury, and damages) of the prosecution’s argument was not proven by the prosecution. Common defenses are the statute of limitations, comparative negligence, and pre-existing injuries.

To prove an action that shows the injured party’s lack of reasonable caution/breach of obligation or their ability to show how the victim would not have been injured or killed if it weren’t for their actions. For example, running a red light and hitting another car is a breach of duty.

Statute of limitations – plaintiffs have a certain amount of time to file their personal injury claim- generally 4 years in Florida. If they fail to file within the set timeframe, such a case is void.

Comparative negligence- Arguing that the other party was negligent in their actions, aside from you.

Pre-existing injuries – this defense can be used if you can demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that the plaintiff had pre-existing injuries already before their current condition.

Keep in touch

Phone

954-764-6800

Serving South Florida

(24/7 Free Consultation)

Email

Offices

6400 North Andrews Avenue #505

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Office Info  |  Get Directions

21458 Burnside court

Boca Raton, FL 33433

Office Info  |  Get Directions
Request Free Consult
Consultation only. No legal advice will be offered and consultation does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.