Tampa, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: Had 14 gallons of gas sprayed on me and van at racetrac should i sue and if so $

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2 Lawyer Answers
Daniel Marc Berman
Daniel Marc Berman

A: Although I'm sure it was a terrible experience, unless you suffered some form of actual physically injury that is significant, it's probably not a good lawsuit.

Daniel M. Berman


Jason E. Neufeld
Jason E. Neufeld
  • Aventura, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Now that several weeks have passed, as a personal-injury attorney, I would as the following questions:

-1- did you go to the hospital as a result of the gas-spray incident?

-2- have you seen a doctor at all since the gas-spray incident?

-3- did you file a report with the gas station?

If the answer to all three (especially #s 1 and 2) are "no," you likely do not have a case.

As the other attorney pointed out, you need to have sustained an injury as a result of another's negligent act in order to have a potential cause of action.

Best of luck to you.

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