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Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

Defamation

A considerable amount of attention has been given lately to the legitimacy and accuracy of the news we hear and questions about whether we can believe everything we hear, even when it comes from news sources we had always considered reputable, cannot be ignored. When it comes to the truthfulness of information received from other sources – such as from the various and plentiful social media outlets – it is even more likely that we are dealing with information that has very little grounding in actual fact. Quite often, false information is not only hurtful to the victim, but it can also damage the victim’s reputation; depending upon the nature of the false information, the victim’s reputation among his friends, family, and professional community can be compromised.

Defamation – What Is This?

Defamation is false information published about a person (the plaintiff)- by another person (the defendant) to a third party, that injures the plaintiff. Depending upon the circumstances, there may be a requirement of negligence as well, but the concept itself is fairly simple and straightforward.

Defamation – When False Information Becomes Harmful

When family and friends hear false information about you, it may cause hurt and confusion but can typically be worked out without further ado – after all, these people know the real you In those cases where false information is bandied about the workplace, however, one’s professional career can be harmed. When that happens, these seemingly simple mistruths can affect the bottom line – your finances and your future. Your reputation is important and valuable – and you deserve to be compensated when someone does something to cause it harm. Florida law addresses the issue of defamation, libel, and slander and how it is handled by the courts; if you have been the victim of defamatory action, it is important that you speak with an attorney experienced in these matters so that you can learn about your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to under the law.

Compensation For A Damaged Reputation

When someone has been defamed, they may be entitled to compensation for their losses.  Specific damages are those that are able to be calculated to the dollar, such as those for lost earnings, lost earning capacity, or lost business opportunities suffered as a result of the defamation. A victim may also be able to obtain compensation for medical bills resulting from the incident stemming from stress and mental suffering.

Contact Boone & Davis For Representation In Your Defamation Case

If you have been the victim of defamation, you need to learn about your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for the false information that caused you harm, and you need to speak with an attorney experienced in this area of the law. The Fort Lauderdale attorneys at Boone & Davis will help you to understand your rights and responsibilities under Florida law. Defamation cases can be complicated and complex; do not risk missing out on receiving everything you may be entitled to by entrusting your legal matter to an attorney without the background to get you the results you deserve. Do not delay – contact Boone & Davis and allow us to fight for your rights.  Contact us online or call 954.556.5260 and schedule your consultation today.

Resource:

dmlp.org/legal-guide/florida-defamation-law

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