West Palm Beach Injury Lawyer: Strict Liability
How Strict Liability Applies to Your Personal Injury Case
Not all personal injury cases require the injured party to prove the responsible party was negligent or reckless in his or her actions before he or she is deemed legally liable for causing an accident and ensuing injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in an accident you may have grounds to file a strict liability insurance claim to recover compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages and other financial expenses related to the accident. Our firm specializes in personal injury cases. We have successfully recovered millions on behalf of our clients and, due to Mr. Shomo’s past experience as an insurance defense attorney, we are able to provide all of our clients with a unique perspective and comprehensive, one-on-one legal solutions designed to achieve results.
In some cases, under Florida personal injury law, the simple fact that an injury took place is enough to hold the responsible party strictly liable for your injuries. Dog attacks and product liability cases are some of the most common cases that involve strict liability claims. Certain premises liability and cases of wrongful death may also qualify based on strict liability. A dog owner may be held liable for his or her dog’s actions regardless of whether the dog has a history of violence or not. A manufacturer or distributor may be held strictly liable for your injuries if the product they made or distributed was defective, providing you were using the product as directed. Property owners have an inherent obligation to ensure the safety of their visitors and guests. Should any of these parties fail to meet their obligations you may be able to pursue a strict liability claim.
Determining Strict Liability in West Palm Beach, FL
If you have been injured in an accident you may be wondering, “Do my injuries qualify on the basis of strict liability?” The most effective way to determine if your insurance claim will qualify under Florida’s strict liability law is to consult with a West Palm Beach injury attorney at our firm. When you contact the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., we will give you an unequivocal assessment of your case and advise you as to whether your accident can be classified as a strict liability case. In one recent product liability case involving a seat belt/seat back failure that resulted in a wrongful death, our firm recovered $10,900,000 on behalf of our client. To find out if your case qualifies on the basis of strict liability, contact us today.