Northeast Pensacola is a beautiful section of the city. It’s full of historic and natural sites to visit, and in combination with the strong economy, it attracts new residents and tourists year round. But with so many people in the area, personal injuries are almost guaranteed to happen.
Injuries can happen for any number of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall
- Defective products
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
Any time a person’s actions or negligence cause an injury, it may be the basis of a lawsuit. At Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon, our experienced team of attorneys knows how much an injury can disrupt your life. You may be left unable to work, and there might be a growing pile of medical bills that you aren’t sure how you’ll pay.
A Northeast Pensacola personal injury lawyer can help you get your life back on track financially. During your free, no-obligation, our attorneys will evaluate the details of your case, including any settlement offer you’ve received from the insurance company, and help you figure out all of your legal options.
Call 850-444-4878 or contact us online to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer today.
Types of Compensation Available After a Personal Injury
Speaking generally, compensation (or damages) are divided into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages are given that name because they’re intended to compensate you for money you spent or lost due to your injuries. This may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages due to missing work, rehabilitation costs, and more. Economic damages are often easy to assign an objective dollar value to.
Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, are a bit more subjective. Rather than compensating you for lost money, noneconomic damages are intended to compensate you for what you’ve had to endure because of the injury. This includes pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium and more.
How Fault Affects Your Personal Injury Lawsuit in Northeast Pensacola
Like many states, Florida follows a comparative fault statute. This means the damages you receive will be diminished by the amount you are found at fault for your own injury. For example:
Let’s say you were in a car accident at night. You were stopped at a stop sign, but one of your brake lights was out. Another driver rear-ends you while you’re at the stop sign. Because your brake lights weren’t operating properly, the court finds you 20% at fault for the accident and all injuries sustained because of it.
The court ends up awarded you $10,000. But, because you were found 20% at fault, you would only receive $8,000.
Of course, this is just a general example. Your own case will have its own unique elements that will affect how much compensation you may receive.
Speak to a Northeast Pensacola Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have suffered any kind of injury due to someone else’s actions or negligence, you have legal rights. At Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon, we have been helping members of the Pensacola community get the compensation they deserve since 1913.
To speak with an experienced Northeast Pensacola injury lawyer, call us at 850-444-4878 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation today.