Carrollwood Knee Injury Attorney
Joint injuries, like knee injuries, are frequently repetitive stress injuries. The human knee can only bear so much weight. Furthermore, it can only take so much bending, kneeling, or running. Trauma accidents also cause a number of knee injuries. Car crashes cause a significant number of knee injuries. The force of a wreck often slams the victim’s knee against a solid object, like the bottom of a dashboard, where there is little or no protection. Falls also cause many knee injuries.
The experienced Carrollwood knee injury attorneys at Moore Law routinely handle these matters throughout the Tampa Bay area. So, we are familiar with all the rules of evidence and procedure in different courts. This familiarity includes the unwritten rules. As a result, we focus 100 percent of our energy on your claim for compensation. There is a lot at stake in these cases. Compensation in a knee injury or other injury case usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
We mentioned car accidents and knee injuries above. Usually, these incidents are not “accidents.” Granted, most car crashes are unintentional injuries. But the A-word implies that the car crash was unavoidable and no one could do anything to prevent it. In most cases, that’s not true. Driver error causes over 90 percent of the car crashes in Florida.
Sometimes, the error is a wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time mistake. Other times, the error is negligence, or a lack of care.
Assume Peter turned his head as he was driving so he could speak to Mary. At that moment, he doesn’t see the car in front of him slow down, and he rear-ends it. Most jurors would say that Peter wasn’t negligent in that scenario.
Now assume Peter was arguing with Mary as he drove. He didn’t see a car slow down, so he rear-ends it. Most jurors would probably say Peter was negligent. His sustained distracted driving was the result of more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Liability is even clearer in other car wreck claims. If tortfeasors (negligent drivers) violate a penal safety law, like the DUI law, they could be responsible for damages as a matter of law. A Carrollwood knee injury lawyer must simply prove that the driver’s intoxication substantially caused the wreck.
We also mentioned falls above. Although negligence is still the key principle in these cases, liability determinations work a bit differently.
Usually, landowners, property owners, business-owners, and other individuals are liable for fall damages if they owed a legal duty to the victim and they knew about the hazard which caused injury. This incident could be a slip-and-fall or a fall from a height.
In Florida, legal duty usually depends on the relationship between the owner and fall injury victim, as follows:
- Invitee (specific or general permission to be on the property and economic or noneconomic benefit to the owner),
- Licensee (permission but no benefit), and
- Trespasser (no permission and no benefit).
Most fall victims are invitees. So, in most cases, the owner has a duty of reasonable care, which was outlined above. In this context, the duty of care requires owners to ensure their properties are safe. Furthermore, the duty of care includes a duty to conduct safety inspections.
Knowledge of the hazard could be actual or constructive (should have known). Direct evidence of actual knowledge often includes restroom cleaning records or “cleanup on aisle one” announcements. Circumstantial evidence of constructive knowledge usually involves the time-notice rule.
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Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced knee injury lawyer in Carrollwood, contact Moore Law by going online or calling 813-510-5400. You have a limited amount of time to act.