Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Canal Point, FL

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If you’ve been injured and think you have a claim, give Shannon J. Sagan a call right away at 561-DASHCAM

When you’ve sustained an injury due to another person’s negligence, having a personal injury lawyer on your side to guide you through the process of filing a claim helps. That’s where the Law Office of Shannon J. Sagan comes in. Shannon J. Sagan is a personal injury lawyer serving Canal Point, FL.

Read our past client testimonials to see the types of cases we’ve worked on in Canal Point.

Types of Personal Injury Claims in Florida 

The personal injury area of law involves being hurt by someone else’s negligence. We can help you file insurance claims and lawsuits regarding: 

  • Boat accidents
  • Truck and car accidents
  • Bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death 
  • Nursing home abuse 

Personal injury cases that can result from these situations are things like: 

  • Amputation, blindness, or burns 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, or quadriplegia 
  • Loss of cognitive function or mental impairment 

Each of these personal injury claims can result in what’s called “damages,” or settlements from the negligent party or your insurance company to cover medical expenses and lost wages.

Proving Negligence in Florida 

Your personal injury lawyer serving Canal Point, FL, will help you prove four elements to establish negligence in your personal injury case:

  • Duty of care: When you’re driving, for example, you have a duty to act responsibly behind the wheel. As your lawyer, we’ll try to prove that the person who hurt you had a duty to act reasonably toward you.
  • Breach of duty: The defendant must have breached that duty of care. Examples of breaching duty of care include failing to drive the speed limit while driving.
  • Injury: As the plaintiff, you must have suffered an injury to seek compensation. Under Florida law, that means some sort of loss—whether that’s injury or property damage.
  • Causation: There must be a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the breach of duty and the harm it caused. 

Once your legal representation has established negligence, the court moves on to analyze damages: the losses the plaintiff suffered and how to compensate them. 

Possible Damages for Personal Injury Claims in Florida 

There are three basic kinds of damage: economic, noneconomic, and punitive. 

Economic damages include: 

  • Lost income and medical expenses, both past and future 
  • Loss of earning capacity  
  • Disability 
  • Property replacement value 
  • Mileage for trips to and from injury-related doctor and pharmacy visits 
  • Physical or occupational therapy

Some noneconomic damages can include:  

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish  
  • Disfigurement and/or scarring 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life 

Punitive damages rarely come into play, but they can be significant when they do. 

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Contact Our Canal Point Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case Evaluation

Find a dependable personal injury lawyer serving Canal Point, FL, by calling the Law Offices of Shannon J. Sagan at 561-DASHCAM.

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