Individuals who suffer injuries often file lawsuits to gain financial compensation from the individual(s) responsible for their injuries. While all of these lawsuits could require potentially long legal battles, many are settled out of court.
Personal injury accidents may cost you a great deal in pain, time, and bills. If you or someone you love was injured because of the actions or inaction of another person, contact the Clearwater personal injury lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC at 727-441-9030.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
When individuals file personal injury lawsuits, they usually have to prove that the accused individual caused the injury or injuries in question. Most personal injury lawsuits revolve around the prosecution proving “negligence” on the part of the defendant. To prove negligence, the prosecution must prove all of the following:
- The defendant owed some duty of care to the victim
- The defendant failed to provide the care he or she owed the victim
- The victim suffered injuries in the accident in question
- These injuries were directly caused by the defendant’s failure to provide the care he or she owed
Sometimes, when the accused party admits fault or wants to avoid a long legal battle, he or she may choose to settle a case out of court. This means that you and the accused individual agree to compensation terms without litigation.
If you cannot come to an agreement, you will have to go to court to settle your differences. Even if you do choose to settle out of court, it is important that you have an experienced personal injury attorney handle the negotiations.
Settling out of court can be a tricky process. Let the lawyers of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC handle your case. Contact us at 727-441-9030 for more information.