Lakeland Personal Injury Attorneys
Helping with Serious Personal Injury & Negligence Claims
When a person is seriously injured or killed because of the negligence of another, there are very real costs involved, both in terms of economic damages such as medical bills and time missed from work, and non-economic losses such as pain and suffering or emotional distress. While money may not fully compensate an individual or family for a personal injury or wrongful death, a lawsuit for money damages is the established recourse in the American legal system to hold people and businesses accountable for their misconduct, and to in some measure make up for the loss or harm inflicted on the victims and their families. At Mank & Mank, our Lakeland personal injury attorneys have a long history of practicing civil litigation to protect our clients’ rights and stand up for them when they have been wronged. Personal injury is no different, and our firm helps clients throughout Lakeland and Polk County who have been harmed by the negligent or wrongful misconduct of others.
- Lakeland Car Accidents
- Lakeland Truck Accidents
- Lakeland Premises Liability
- Lakeland Workers’ Compensation
- Lakeland Wrongful Death
Although civil liability for an injury can be based off of someone’s intentional misconduct, such as an assault or criminal act, most personal injury cases are based on negligence. Proving a case of negligence involves several key elements. To be successful, the injured plaintiff must prove all of the following:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff
- The defendant breached that duty
- That breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries
- The dollar value of the plaintiff’s injuries (damages)
The duty of care may be something as simple as driving in a safe and reasonable manner, or checking your store periodically to make sure nothing has spilled or fallen on the floor. Every case of negligence involves factual issues and legal principles unique to that particular case. With over 30 years of combined experience litigating injury claims in a variety of settings, the Lakeland personal injury attorneys at Mank & Mank are ready to take on the unique facts in your case and prepare a persuasive argument compelling the full amount of compensation in a negotiated settlement or courtroom jury verdict. Our personal injury practice encompasses all types of accidents and injuries.
When you are injured through no fault of your own, justice demands that the responsible party or parties be held accountable to you. It would simply be unfair if you were forced to bear the added expense and physical and emotional pain of a serious injury, while the person or business responsible was not held liable in any way. Although our legal system recognizes this fact and favors compensating the injured for the wrongful acts of others, it is still the injured person’s responsibility to bring a lawsuit and prove every aspect of the case. The Lakeland personal injury attorneys at Mank & Mank can fulfill that role for you. We take the time to thoroughly prepare a strong case, and if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached with the defendant or insurance company, we are ready and able to take the case to court to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Compassionate and Dedicated Representation in Lakeland & Polk County Personal Injury Matters
If you or a loved one have been harmed by the negligence of another in Lakeland or Polk County, call Mank & Mank at 863-808-1344 for a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced and dedicated Lakeland personal injury attorneys.