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Seeking Compensation for a Duty of Care Breach


When individuals seek medical attention, visit a business, or move through Florida traffic, they are doing so with an understanding that others are following basic safety expectations. In the legal realm, this is referred to as the duty of care. There are ways to assess duty of care, and when this duty is breached and a person is harmed as a result, it can open the door to seeking compensation for the damages.

If you believe you have suffered because of a duty of care breach, discuss how this legal concept could be instrumental on your path to financial recovery. Have a conversation with a skilled Florida injury lawyer to learn more.

Definition of Duty of Care and Examples

A legal obligation that requires individuals and professionals to act in a manner consistent with established standards, duty of care expectations are in place to prevent harm to others. It is a fundamental principle in many personal injury cases. Duty of care outlines reasonable care based on the surrounding circumstances.

Some examples of how this legal principle could be involved in a personal injury case:

  • Medical professionals. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers are expected to deliver a standard of care consistent with what a patient would experience if they were to be cared for by another professional in the same region with the same qualifications. It would, for example, be a breach of duty if a doctor in Tampa fails to provide the accepted level of care, leading to patient harm in the Tampa Bay area.
  • Property owners. It is a responsibility of property owners to maintain safe premises. A slip, trip, or fall injury due to a hazardous condition on a property may lead to the property owner being held liable.
  • When a person receives a Florida driver’s license and takes to the roads, they have a duty to operate their vehicles responsibly. If a driver fails to adhere to traffic laws and causes an injurious accident, it can be considered a breach of duty of care.

Duty of care breaches are often linked to negligence, where an individual or entity fails to fulfill their duty, causing harm to others. Compensation is in reach when an injured party can demonstrate that the breach of duty directly led to their injuries.

Navigating Complex Laws

When it comes to personal injury laws, there are nuances depending on the type of case. As soon as you share the details of your situation with a Florida personal injury lawyer, they can begin to advocate for you. Legal professionals know how to gather evidence to illustrate that duty of care was breached. With that evidence on your side, your attorney will fight to maximize compensation, including recovery for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future costs.

Are you in need of monetary support in order to heal from another’s negligence? The skilled legal experts at Roman & Roman are well versed in holding responsible parties accountable and securing compensation for accident-related expenses. Schedule a fee-free, no-obligation consultation today.

Although the law firm of Roman & Roman has offices in Clearwater, Hudson and Tampa, we handle cases and claims throughout  Florida. We also meet personally with our clients if at all possible, rather than impersonally over the phone or on the Internet.

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