One Accident, One Lawsuit

In car accident cases involving personal injury, there are often multiple claims for damages made. For instance, an injured party may suffer an injury that causes them to have property damage to their automobile, medical bills and lost wages due to their accident. The Bryant v. Tarman case from the Fifth District Court of Appeals holds that all possible causes of action arising out of one incident must be brought together in one suit. In this case, the plaintiff filed suit solely on the property damage to her car. Then, after settling that suit, the plaintiff attempted to sue the defendant again for personal injuries suffered in the same accident.