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I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my ...
I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my family, children, and career were maliciously attacked and deceitfully threatened. Mr. Largey is respected by our judges, other attorneys, and the community at large, and as a result he is routinely hired by lawyers who need to be represented fully. He never backs down, he is never pushed, and he is compassionate. He absolutely understood the gravity of the family dynamic that he had to protect in my case. Whenever a lie was told, he would immediately and aggressively confront it head-on, exposing the same. His skillful use of courtroom practice and his knowledge of the evidence code brought the truth to light. The result was a resounding legal victory that protected my children, as well as the complete vindication of my character and my career. Though Chris is not even a family law lawyer, I knew he was the right attorney for this challenge. He stood there for me, and I will never regret hiring him for as long as I live.
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
Understanding Comparative Negligence in Florida Accident Claims
- posted: Mar. 31, 2014
Every state gives citizens the legal right to sue the at-fault party for damages if they are injured in an accident. However, how fault is defined varies from state to state, and this affects the awarding of compensation.
Florida applies the policy of comparative negligence in personal injury suits. In accident cases where more than one party made decisions or performed actions that could be considered negligent or reckless, the court determines the proportion of fault for each party, based on the evidence, and sets the damages award accordingly.
A classic example is a pedestrian hit by a speeding car while jaywalking. Although the driver is at fault for driving at a dangerous speed, the injured pedestrian is also at fault for crossing the road illegally. The insurance company representing the negligent driver may argue that the pedestrian had the greater percentage of negligence, and therefore their client should only pay a smaller portion of the ensuing accident-related costs. This is why Florida accident victims need the representation of a personal injury attorney who can build a strong case and protect their legal rights.
Comparative negligence is used to calculate compensation awards in the following types of personal injury cases:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Auto-truck collisions
- Pedestrian injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
In theory, the comparative negligence system is a realistic and fair approach that recognizes the messy, complicated nature of an accident. In reality, when large insurance companies use their considerable resources to deny or minimize the responsibility of their clients, the system often works against the wrongly injured person. At Largey Law, justice is our business. Whether we negotiate a fair settlement offer or litigate an award at trial, we use all our skills and experience to make sure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.