Injuries From Unexpected Accidents
The South Florida Sun Sentinel recently reported that a young woman who had a zest for life and a bright future tragically died in a recent unexpected accident. The Boca Raton woman reportedly went for a walk on a windy morning and was just under a mile from her condominium in the Boca Teeca neighborhood when a massive oak tree branch split from the tree’s trunk and came down her, killing her. Sadly, the young woman, who recently obtained her master’s degree in business administration from FAU, had turned 23 just a month ago.
Freak Accident vs. Unexpected Accident
There is a fine line between a freak accident and one that’s unexpected. Importantly, there are circumstances in which accidents are so bizarre or unpredictable that a defendant will most likely not be held liable for failing to anticipate that the accident would happen. In questionable circumstances, the question of negligence often becomes one of duty, breach, and causation. For example, in the case of falling tree branches and similar situations, it typically comes down to factors such as:
- How obvious the risk was
- Whether the property owners knew or should have known that there was a risk
- Whether the owners failed to have the risk inspected and or removed
- Whether the accident occurred on or off the property
- The invitee status of the person affected
Why Obtain the Help of a Personal Injury Attorney After an Unexpected Accident?
Before the people affected can fully come to terms with the emotional implications of an unexpected accident, they will almost always have to deal with some of the financial burdens created by the tragic accident, including medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. For this reason, many people who have been injured or who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence choose to pursue relief for such expenses in a civil court. However, there are many factors required to be present in order to successfully prove negligence. An experienced personal injury attorney can help simplify this process for you and assist you in undertaking the actions you need to fulfill in order to prove your contentions. For example, a personal injury attorney can ensure that you obtain the medical care that you need after your unexpected accident while concurrently helping you demonstrate that adverse parties are liable for your injuries. This is often one of the strongest ways to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in an Unexpected Accident?
Dealing with the complex aspects of an unexpected injury can be stressful and this is heightened when this injury is due to someone else’s negligent behavior. That is why it is essential to work with a legal team that will simplify things in this stressful time while helping you ensure that you reach the best possible outcome. As the South Florida personal injury attorneys of Leifer & Ramirez, we offer legal guidance and representation through each step of your claim. We understand the devastating impact an unexpected tragedy can have on you and your family and we are here to support your pursuit of holding the person or entity that is legally at fault for this harm responsible. Contact us today to discuss the circumstances of your injury and whether you may be entitled to take legal action.