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Destin Personal Injury Lawyers

Zarzaur Law – Destin

10065 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32550
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Unfortunately, accidents happen all the time. While some are unforeseeable, many are the direct result of the careless or negligent actions of another person. When a person is injured because of the actions of another person or entity, the injured person may be entitled to financial compensation for their injury.

If you have been injured as a result of another person’s actions, a personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal options. To find out more about personal injury and how a personal injury lawyer can help you, contact a Destin personal injury lawyer at Zarzaur Law.

  • Zarzaur Law is a personal injury law firm representing victims of another’s wrongdoing across Florida.
  • We are a team of passionate personal injury attorneys with trial experience.
  • Our team is led by Joe Zarzaur, a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist recognized by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
  • Our practice is completely dedicated to injury and death cases. We are very selective in the cases we take on so that we can focus on quality, not quantity.

If you have been injured by the wrongful actions of another person, you may be facing significant medical bills and an uncertain future. You do not have to suffer alone. Zarzaur Law can help you get the compensation you need to make yourself whole again. We are a pure contingency fee law firm, which means that you do not pay any fees unless we win. If you or your loved one has been injured because of another person’s actions, call (855) Hire Joe or visit our website for a free case review.

What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury law is a practice of law concerned with compensating victims of wrongdoing for any injuries or losses suffered because of another person or entity’s negligence. Personal injury claims can be based on different actions depending on the cause of the victim’s injuries. Actionable claims include: negligence, products liability, and medical malpractice.

Elements of Negligence

Every person in society has a duty to refrain from causing harm to others. They must take reasonable care to avoid actions or omissions that they can reasonably foresee would be likely to cause harm to persons who they can reasonably contemplate would be affected by their actions. A victim who wants to make a claim based on negligence must prove all the elements of negligence.

  • A duty of care was owed. The victim must prove that they were owed a duty of care by the defendant. They were in the class of persons that the defendants had a duty to avoid causing harm to.
  • The duty of care was breached. The defendant did not act in the way they were expected to, to avoid causing harm to the victim.
  • The breach was the proximate cause of the victim’s injury. The defendant’s actions caused the victim’s injury, and but for the defendant’s actions, the victim would have not have suffered injury.
  • The victim suffered actual damages. The victim must have suffered losses as a result of their injury. For example, if a person is able to dust themselves off and carry on with no interruption to their life after an accident, then they have not suffered actual damages. Damages means that they lost something, economic or noneconomic, for which they can receive compensation.

A victim must prove all the elements of negligence in order to successfully make a claim. Failure to prove any one of the elements can be fatal to a personal injury claim based on negligence. That is why it is advisable to seek the assistance of a skilled Destin personal injury attorney to help you navigate the legal process of making a claim.

What is a Product Liability Action?

In some cases, the cause of the accident cannot be attributed to any person at the scene of the accident. For example, in a vehicle accident caused by a tire blowout, an investigation may reveal that the tire design, rather than the driver caused the accident. In this example, the victim of such an accident may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the tire. A product liability action is based on the damages caused by the defective design, construction, manufacture, assembly, installation, or preparation of a product. The victim’s case must prove that their injuries were greater than the injuries they would have received but for the defective product.

Medical Malpractice

When treatment from a doctor or other health care professional results in injury or death, the victim may have a medical malpractice claim. The victim must prove that the doctor’s treatment fell below the prevailing professional standard of care expected of that doctor in the circumstances. In medical malpractice cases, the prevailing professional standard of care is the level of care, skill, and treatment that is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by a reasonably careful, similar doctor or health care provider.

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Case?

The amount of time you have to file a personal injury case will depend on the cause of action. Generally, the statute of limitation for personal injury actions in Florida is four years. Wrongful death and medical malpractice cases must be filed within two years. Every state provides time limits for victims to take action against persons who have wronged them. These time limits are known as statutes of limitations. A person who fails to make a claim within the time limits will most likely lose their right to make a claim after the time has passed.

It is best to take action as quickly as possible after you have been injured to ensure the best outcomes. Proving a personal injury case requires time and resources to investigate and collect compelling evidence for the case. In addition to acting quickly, you increase your chances of a positive outcome in your case when you are represented by an Destin experienced personal injury attorney who understands the law and has the resources to fight for you.

Get Help From a Destin Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a family member has been injured, or you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person, the experienced Destin personal injury lawyers at Zarzaur Law can help you. We have a team of passionate personal injury lawyers and expert resources who can help you understand your legal options and get the compensation you are entitled to. We do not charge any fees unless we win, so you do not have to worry about your ability to pay for legal help.

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