Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About a Personal Injury Claim
Instead of choosing to suffer in silence, you’ve worked up the confidence to pursue a claim after a
serious accident and an injury occurring. Pursuing a claim may be the best possible option for you and
others. There is simply nothing to feel guilty about.
Why do some people feel guilty?
American media has sensationalized stories of people who are, as culture defines it, “sue happy”. You’ve heard the stories, greedy people posing to make mega-millions from large corporations. Because of this stereotype for the people behind personal injury claims, many victims who absolutely have a case, and have been through horrible consequences of their injury and/or accident, feel sheepish. They decide to live without the compensation they are entitled to.
The truth of the matter is, if you have a claim that fits the criteria below, it is your right to pursue justice for your personal injury case.
Do I have a claim?
If you or a loved one is injured by another’s negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct, you may be able to seek compensation from the negligent party and their insurers. There are four main elements required for most personal injury claims.
- the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- the defendant breached that duty
- the plaintiff was injured/suffered financial loss
- the plaintiff’s injuries resulted from that breach of duty
What is a breach of duty?
Let’s use a slip and fall as our example. If a customer fell and the store at which they fell had taken all necessary precautions to ensure that its customers did not fall, there would not be a case. Accidents happen! For the customer to be owed for recovery, there must be a breach of duty. This negligence on behalf of the store place is labeled the “breach”.
What types of loss, injuries, and damages deserve compensation?
Life changing personal injuries due to the negligence of others can have dramatic effects on everyday life. This chart explains the six types of loss, injury, and damages that can be represented in a personal injury claim.
Timing is very important with these types of cases. If you or someone you know has experienced injury or loss that was permanent, left significant scarring, cause disfigurement/loss of bodily function, or ended in death, they would qualify under Florida’s Personal Injury Laws.
Pursuing your personal injury claim not only asks for compensation, but also fights to ensure that the cycle doesn’t repeat for you or other people at risk. As your Personal Injury Lawyer, Sessums Law Group stands to be sure you are compensated fairly, according to your specific claim.
Florida Bar Certified Civil Attorney Mark Sessums will provide one on one personal attention to establish the economic and “quality of life” damages suffered. Mark is an experienced personal injury lawyer with the reputation for thorough, aggressive, and effective representation who works to provide the maximum results under the law for each case. There are no costs to pay unless we win. Sessums Law Group, PA has achieved sizable verdicts and settlements for clients. Call today to learn more 813-435-5058.