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What are the components of a personal injury action?

Falling victim to an accident is a shocking event, no matter the severity of the incident. Accident victims in Florida and elsewhere are often initially focused on the pain and suffering associated with the injury. One's mind is often fixated on medical treatment to address the injuries suffered. Then, while one is in the recovery process, he or she is often faced with the growing medical bills associated with their care and treatment. This can be overwhelming, especially when an individual was a victim in an accident caused by a negligent party.

What are the components of a personal injury action? To begin, this civil action is designed to provide victims with compensation when a negligent third party is responsible for the harm caused to the victim. There are various situations that give rise to a personal injury action. If it is believed that a person or a company is to blame for the harms suffered, then one could file this civil action.

Whether a person was acting with intent, was negligent or reckless, it is possible to prove these acts in this legal action. Different elements are required; however, if it is proven that a person was acting intentionally, negligently or recklessly, then he or she could be held accountable for the resulting injuries and damages suffered by these actions. Essentially, one has to prove that there was a duty to the victim, this duty was breached, the breach of the duty caused the harms suffered and the victim suffered damages.

Filing a personal injury action is common following any type of accident. If it is possible that another party was at fault, injured victims will seek to hold that party accountable through this civil claim. If proven, a victim could recover compensation, which could address losses such as medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, lost wages and other associated damages.

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