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Client was injured by a dangerous power tool which was provided to him by the defendant. The power tool’s grinding wheel shattered, and a piece of the wheel struck the client in his safety glasses, resulting in total and permanent blindness. $5,459,008.00 gross verdict with 45% comparative negligence.
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When someone else causes an accident that leads to your injuries, you can seek compensation for a range of damages.
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While it may seem that it is only reasonable that a victim is compensated fairly after an accident of this sort, it can be exceptionally difficult to actually get the money that you are entitled to from the insurance company.
The award-winning team of Tallahassee personal injury attorneys at Fasig | Brooks understands the sensitivity and discretion that a victim of any personal injury expects.
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The more detailed information you can collect, the better. Essential information includes the names and contact information for any witnesses; the names and contact information for any other parties involved; the names, insurance information, and driver’s license numbers of any drivers involved; and a copy of the police report.
It’s best if you speak with a Tallahassee personal injury lawyer before you speak to the other party’s insurance company. The information you give will be used to limit the extent of damages paid by the other party. Simply say you’d prefer not to discuss the matter. Your attorney will advise you about how to handle future calls.
Absolutely. Pictures show a judge or jury the extent of the damage caused by the accident. This includes pictures of any injuries you suffered. A description of the accident is useful, but a picture will go farther in communicating the extent of injuries.
As personal injury lawyers, the first question we hear from potential clients is, “Do I have a case?” Our stock answer is that anybody can file a lawsuit; the question is if you can win the lawsuit and collect a judgment. To be worth pursuing, a personal injury case must satisfy five elements: (1) Negligence, (2) Damages, (3) Causation, (4) Credibility, and (5) Money. With over 30 years of experience handling car accident claims in Orlando, Tallahassee, and all of Florida, we have the know-how to identify viable cases.
The first and most important step is to look out for the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and anyone else who may have been involved in the accident. After the appropriate steps (moving the vehicles out of the road if they are still drivable, calling emergency services, etc.) have been taken to assure the safety of everyone involved, the decisions you make while at the scene can significantly influence your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. Most important, remain cool and calm. Your goal at this stage is simply collecting information. Exchange information with the other driver(s) involved; also make sure to get the names of any passengers in the other cars. If there are any witnesses, collect their names and contact information. If you have a camera or a camera phone with you, take pictures of all cars involved and of the scene of the accident. Photograph any non-car objects involved like guard rails or telephone poles. If you don’t have a camera, try to obtain as much information as possible from observation and document it in whatever way you can. Be honest while discussing the incident with responding police officers, but do not discuss the concept of fault or blame with anyone. Even if you just feel a little sore and bruised, you should go to the emergency room. The adrenaline of being in a collision may be blocking out pain, and some back and neck injuries won’t be immediately apparent. Your health and safety always need to be your top priority.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you will find helpful information here, in the form of questions and answers. In addition to reviewing these frequently asked questions, feel free to call our Tallahassee car accident lawyers any time at (850) 222-3232. In automobile accident cases, the owner of the vehicle involved is responsible for the actions of the driver, so long as the driver was given permission to drive the car. There are also situations in which the owner of a business can be held liable for the negligent acts of an employee. The legal concept is respondeat superior, which is Latin for “let the master answer.” When tort liability is assigned to another it is known as vicarious liability. In the common law, the concept was that the master was responsible for the actions of his servants. It also incorporates concepts, such as the duty of an employer to monitor his employees and ensure that he or she act accordingly, the duty to be cautious in the hiring of new employees, and the duty to make sure that those only capable of handling the job properly are hired. However, liability is not always transferred to the employer for the actions of the employee. Generally three criteria must be met before liability can be transferred. These requirements are known as the Birkner Criterion: Was the act committed within the time and space limits of the agency? Was the offense incidental to, or of the same general nature as the responsibilities the agent was hired to perform? Was the agent motivated to any degree to benefit the principal by committing the act? These serve to limit the instances in which the employer is liable for what the employees do. If a bank teller or a waiter/waitress gets into a fight at a baseball game on a Saturday that is not within the time and space limits of the agency (when and where the person is working) and thus the first criteria is likely not met. The second criterion excuses actions taken irrelevant to the actor’s job, but still when they are or should be working. The third focuses on instances in which the employer benefits or would benefit from the act or attempted act of the employee. Often, the above can fall into gray areas. If someone causes a car accident during office hours but was driving to get lunch, the above may or may not be met. It is still during the time limits of the agency, but it could be out of the space limits. These often become questions for a jury to evaluate and make a determination. When the above criteria are met, an employer is, or can become, liable for the actions of his or her employees. This concept also assigns to the employer the duty properly to supervise the employees to ensure they are doing his or her jobs and doing them safely, and also to use proper care when selecting and hiring new employees to ensure that he or she are capable of handling the tasks and stress associated with the job.