Personal Injury Attorneys at Gagnon, Eisele and Rigby in Tavares, Florida
Tavares (pronounced as tuh-vair-ees’) is a city located in central Florida, Lake County, USA. It was incorporated in 1880. The city was founded by Alexander St. Clair–Abrams, who was a part of the journalism and rail industry. Tavares’ infrastructure started with the establishment of a post office in 1883.
Slowly, more buildings came up and by 1884 Tavares had a hotel, three stores, one sawmill and eight cottages. Witnessing the quick development, St. Clair-Abrams then concentrated on building railroads from Tavares to Orlando and in 1919, after which Tavares was officially incorporated as a town. Today, Tavares is known as “America’s Seaplane City”.
Some historical landmarks of Tavares city include: The Renaissance from 1920s, Howey-in-the-Hills Water Tower dating back to 1925, the Citrus Tower, Berlin Wall Segment, the Winter Garden Historic District, etc. Other notable landmarks that Tavares is known for are: Kraft Azalea Garden, Casa Feliz, Windermere 9/11 Memorial and Hannibal Square.
However, Tavares is mostly known for its famous Seaplane Base. The Tavares Seaplane Base is owned by Tavares city and has become a mode of public transportation. The Seaplane Base is located in Lake Dora. The LakeExpress seaplane services operate by providing the general public a transit from Lady Lake to Mount Dora every hour.
Personal Injury Law in Florida
Damages to properties and reputation are not the only factors protected by law. Relevance is also given to the most important asset of all—our bodies. That’s where the personal injury laws come in. Anybody would regard their bodies as the most important asset of their life.
If anyone becomes the cause of an injury on your body, whether directly or indirectly, automatically becomes liable to compensate you, under the Negligence and Personal Injury laws of the State of Florida. It is important to hire a professional attorney’s valuable service to receive proper compensation and justice for the harm done to your body.
Deadlines for Filing the Lawsuit
The Negligence and Personal Injury laws’ deadlines as mentioned in the statute of limitations, states that a lawsuit can be filed in a civil court, within four years from the date of the accident. If the accused is a city, county or state government, then the deadline is three years.
If one fails to file a lawsuit within the time specified, then the court shall not hear the case at all. An exception might be considered only when the symptoms of the accident are witnessed after three to four years from the date of the accident.
Contact Gagnon, Eisele and Rigby Law Firm located in Tavares, as soon as the accident takes place and talk to a professional personal injury attorney to take further steps in filing a lawsuit, if required.
Pure Comparative Negligence Rule
Most times in self-defense, the accused puts across a countercharge against the accuser on one or more grounds. In such exceptional cases, the pure comparative negligence rule’ is applied. Under this rule, the fault(s) of the accuser are also taken into account in detail.
Later, a comparative analysis is conducted, wherein the fault(s) of both parties are compared along with submitted proof(s) to reach a conclusion. If the accuser is found to have 10% liability in the accident, then the compensation amount declines by this percentage.
As a professional and an established law firm in Tavares, Gagnon, Eisele and Rigby specialize in protecting its clients against faulty countercharges put across by malpractice individuals or businesses.
Damage Caps in Personal Injury in Florida
The statutes of damage caps have defined a limit on the amount of compensation a victim can receive with respect to the case and losses incurred. While the limit has been set to $500,000 it is not an absolute value that pertains to every case. If the compensatory damages exceed the amount then the accused needs to fulfill the punishment.
In medical malpractices, non-economic damages such as pain and suffering are also considered which might skyrocket the compensation amount.
Gagnon, Eisele and Rigby Law Firm in Tavares has experienced Medical Malpractice attorneys who guide their clients step by step, to claim the amount they deserve to be compensated with, on contacting any kind of accident.
Professional Personal Injury Attorney Consultation
If required, one can study the Florida Statutes Title XLV (Torts) and Chapter 768 (Negligence) to acquire details on claiming justice for personal injury and medical malpractices. However, a wise decision would be to let the professional personal injury attorneys and medical malpractice attorneys handle the case for you.
After suffering from an accident, it is not possible for anyone to follow all the appropriate legal steps as required by a lawsuit. The highly experienced professional attorneys at Gagnon, Eisele and Rigby Law Firm in Tavares know how to make the negligent people/businesses compensate for an innocent’s unsolicited injury.