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Injured in a Unique Manner? There’s a Lawsuit for That!

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Readers and regular visitors of legal blogs are likely familiar with the “common” types of personal injury lawsuits available to injury victims in Florida. A car crash can lead to a car crash lawsuit if the injuries and losses are sufficiently significant. If a medical practitioner causes you to suffer an injury because of a misdiagnosis or botched surgery, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

However, not all injury accidents are “common” and, thus, not all accidents lead to a compensation award through well-known types of lawsuits. This is where the assistance of an experienced and resourceful Florida personal injury law firm such as Roman & Roman is key: identifying those unusual or uncommon incidents which may nonetheless be compensable through some type of legal action.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation If … 

While unusual or uncommon, compensation for your injuries is nonetheless available if you have been injured:

  • At an amusement park or carnival: Like other business property owners, the owners of amusement parks and carnivals must exercise reasonable care to ensure that their property – and the attractions thereon – are reasonably safe for visitors. Moreover, state laws and regulations impose inspection and maintenance requirements on any attractions that the owner chooses or permits to operate, and violating these laws or regulations can result in civil liability.
  • On a cruise ship or airplane: Injury lawsuits based on injuries sustained while on a cruise ship or aircraft are challenging due to the unique laws that may apply depending on where the vessel or craft is at the time the injury occurs. However, with some research and resourcefulness, compensation through a lawsuit is usually possible.
  • After engaging in a sport or pastime: In many cases, you are said to have “assumed the risk” of being injured if you engage in sports or activities like jet skiing, boating, or even football. However, if you are injured under circumstances that a person participating in that activity would not expect – i.e., if you are playing football and another person violates safety rules or the rules of the game in a significant way and, in so doing, causes you injury, you may be entitled to compensation.

The Moral of the Story: Don’t Give Up 

It is important following an injury in Florida that you take the time to speak with a personal injury attorney such as the recovery team at Roman & Roman, even if the facts and circumstances surrounding your injury are unique or do not appear to lend themselves to a common type of lawsuit. In many cases, so long as your injuries and losses can be causally tied back to another person’s carelessness or reckless actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Roman & Roman following your personal injury accident and allow us to analyze your situation. We will fight hard to help you get the monetary damages you need. Call us at 877-767-1032 to discuss your case, or contact us online for help.

Resource:

flsenate.gov/laws/statutes/2011/616.242

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