Due to the state's immense population, thousands of car accidents occur every month. In 2016, a total of 395,834 car crashes occurred in Florida, according to the state's Integrated Report Exchange System.
Usually, when people slip and fall, the first thing they may wonder is if someone saw them. They may even feel more concerned about their embarrassment than they are about their injuries, especially if these seem minor. But not all slip-and-fall accidents end with victims getting up and walking away. Some accidents result in the victims needing medical attention for their wounds. It is not uncommon for people to sustain injuries to their heads, arms, hands, legs, hips, feet and spine.
In Florida, when one person causes injury to another, a personal injury lawsuit may arise. The burden is typically on is on the plaintiff to prove the elements of a cause of action, including the defendant’s negligence. However, less commonly, sometimes the plaintiff can shift the burden to the defendant to prove it was not negligent.