What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injury victim trying to file a claim.

A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action against a person or business. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you are seeking to have the court hold a person or business responsible for an injury you have suffered. If your personal injury lawsuit is successful, you will be entitled to financial compensation for tangible and intangible losses you’ve suffered. If you’ve been injured in Florida and would like to file a personal injury lawsuit, please review the information below and contact a Florida personal injury attorney as soon as possible. 


The key factor in every personal injury case is negligence. Negligence is a person’s failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise under similar circumstances. When the court finds that one party’s negligence led to another party’s injury, the negligent party is typically ordered to pay damages. In Florida, an injured party may be entitled to multiple types of damages, including compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. 

Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

There are many types of personal injury lawsuits. In Florida, the most common types of personal injury lawsuits are:

Car accident lawsuits – There are nearly half a million car accidents in Florida each year, and nearly half of the people involved in car accidents in Florida suffer injuries. In addition, thousands of people die each year in Florida car accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by negligence, making car accident lawsuits common in Florida. 

Slip and fall accidents – Slip and fall accidents are common and can result in serious injuries. For example, slip and fall accidents often result in broken bones, head trauma, and other types of injuries. In fact, falls are one of the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States. Slip and fall accidents lead to personal injury lawsuits when they occur at a store, restaurant, or other business that is open to the public. Property owners have a duty of care to ensure that invitees (customers) on the property are safe from foreseeable or potential harm. When a property owner fails to fulfill this duty, the victim can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover for his or her injuries. 

Injured? Hire a Pensacola Personal Injury Attorney! 

If you’ve been injured in Pensacola, Florida, you should immediately contact a Florida personal injury attorney for help. Located in Pensacola, Florida, Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A., has over seventy years of combined experience providing legal representation to the residents of  Northwest Florida and Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties. At Staples Ellis, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial pain that injuries cause victims and their families. Therefore, if you have been injured in Pensacola or Northwest Florida, our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help. Please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation with one of our talented attorneys.

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