If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, have suffered organ damage from the use of a dangerous prescription drug, or have lost a loved one to medical malpractice, our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers will handle your claim while your family and you focus on healing. We will be happy to provide a free consultation and discuss your situation.
We provide an array of complementary legal services to people who have been seriously injured in accidents. Our attorneys collaborate with support staff to form teams that provide powerful, hands-on representation to each of our clients. We prepare each case as though it is going to trial, and we have years of experience in selecting juries for trial, navigating court procedures, and presenting evidentiary issues. The firm’s reputation for success at trial often permits us to negotiate favorable, or even generous, settlements for our clients. We always look out for our clients’ best interests.
In the aftermath of an accident, you need attorneys who understand how insurance companies and defense attorneys work. Many personal injury lawsuits are brought under a theory of negligence. This means that you will need to show that the defendant owed you a duty of care, the defendant breached the duty of care, and you sustained damages as a result. It is important to call a personal injury attorney in the West Palm Beach area before talking to an insurance adjustor for the defendant, since the adjustor will be trying to obtain admissions and look for ways in which you were at fault to avoid liability. We have earned a reputation for challenging insurers, but when the circumstances warrant it and we believe that it is in your best interest, we may recommend settlement instead of trial.Car Accidents
Car accidents can cause devastating and permanent injuries. These injuries may include traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, skull fractures, disfiguring scars, broken bones, and even death. If you were injured in a car accident caused by someone else, you may be able to recover damages by establishing the other driver’s negligence. The damages to which you may be entitled include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. These damages may include future losses, and it may be necessary to discuss your case with experts to determine the short-term and long-term effects.Truck Accidents
Commercial truck accidents often inflict catastrophic or even fatal injuries, due to the weight and size of these vehicles. Often, these accidents occur on Florida highways at high speeds. There may be more than one victim pursuing a claim against the truck driver’s insurance policy. When there has been a truck accident, our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys will look at all the contributing causes of the accident. In some cases, it may be possible to hold other parties accountable for the accident, including trucking companies, truck manufacturers, or third-party loaders. A trucking company, for example, may be directly liable for its negligence in hiring, supervising, or training a driver.Motorcycle Accidents
There is no buffer between a motorcyclist and the force of a larger vehicle. Accordingly, in a motorcycle accident, the motorcyclist may suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries, even when the driver in the larger vehicle is entirely unharmed by the collision. A driver may breach the duty to use reasonable care by failing to yield to a motorcyclist at an intersection, tailgating, trying to pass improperly, drunk driving, distracted driving, or failing to check a blind spot. Often, insurers are biased against motorcyclists, and they may look especially carefully for ways in which the motorcyclist might have been at fault for his or her own injuries. This makes it important to retain an attorney who understands how best to present a motorcyclist’s claim for damages.Slip and Fall
When you go to a place that is held open to the public, you have a reasonable expectation of safety in that place. Unfortunately, property owners do not always use reasonable care to maintain their property or issue warnings about dangerous conditions. Slip and falls are common. A shopper may slip and fall because a spilled bottle of juice is not cleaned at a grocery store. There may be a crack or pothole in a parking lot that causes a restaurant patron to fall and suffer a fracture. Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers may be able to recover damages for injuries caused by dangerous conditions in a premises liability lawsuit. We will need to show that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that caused your injuries.Product Liability
Too often, drug companies and medical device companies place profits ahead of consumer safety. When pharmaceuticals or devices are not adequately tested, serious injuries may be inflicted. Sometimes drug companies conceal evidence of a product’s defects or dangers. In these cases, many people may be seriously injured before the FDA stops the sale of the drug or device. We represent consumers in product liability lawsuits arising out of defective drugs and medical devices. Working closely with medical experts, we study the effects of drugs and devices on the market. We are prepared to handle lawsuits arising out of products such as Baycol, Fen-Phen, Serzone, Fosomax, Tequin, Ortha Evra, Paxil, Vioxx, human tissue, defibrillators, heart valves, heart monitors, Guidant pacemakers, dialysis machines, artificial hip joints, breast implants, jaw implants, and cosmetic implants.Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs if a health care provider fails to follow standard or accepted medical procedures. A personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach must show that the defendant violated a professional standard of care. A doctor may breach a professional standard of care through a failure to diagnose, a delayed diagnosis, an incorrect diagnosis, improper treatment, a surgical error, an anesthesia error, a failure to monitor a patient after a procedure, a prescription error, or other acts or omissions. In most cases, we will need to retain an expert to provide an opinion about what the professional standard of care was, how it was breached by the defendant, and causation. Medical malpractice cases involve strict procedural requirements that are best handled by an attorney.Birth Injuries
The birth of a child should be a joyous time. Unfortunately, health care providers who are involved in a pregnancy or a labor and delivery process may make serious errors. Birth injuries may result from improper monitoring of the fetal heart rate, improper use of delivery room techniques, a delayed C-section, improper use of forceps, improper delivery room drugs, improper monitoring of delivery room patients, or a failure to follow delivery room procedures. If you are a parent who suspects that your child suffered injuries because of a health care provider’s negligence, you should consult an experienced attorney. Sometimes birth injuries require expensive treatment and rehabilitation. No amount of money can fully compensate for a birth injury, but an experienced personal injury attorney in West Palm Beach can explore the circumstances and go over your legal options.Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing homes aim to provide nursing care, rehabilitation, and other services to elderly or disabled residents. A nursing home resident is entitled to compassionate and high-quality care. Federal and state laws regulate nursing homes. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence and abuse are major problems. They may result from intentional misconduct, or they may result from understaffing or improper training. Some possible signs of nursing home negligence include malnutrition, dehydration, unexplained broken bones, sudden weight loss, personality changes, and bed sores. It may be possible to hold the nursing home accountable for injuries to your loved one if they have been a victim of negligence or abuse.Construction Accidents
All workers deserve to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues regulations to improve safety in workplaces. However, construction sites are often dangerous places, and regulations may be disregarded. A worker’s only remedy against an employer may be a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, a worker may be able to bring a third-party lawsuit with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach against another party whose actions resulted in an accident. Parties that may bear responsibility for a construction accident, depending on the circumstances, include construction site owners, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and manufacturers.Boating Accidents
Many people in Florida enjoy recreational boating and fishing, as well as time on the water on jet skis. A beautiful day on the water can turn tragic if a boater is intoxicated or careless, or if someone failed to maintain the boat and its safety equipment. If you were injured in a boating accident, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Our attorneys also assist victims of commercial boating accidents, which sometimes result from cutting back on safety measures. After a boating accident in which you or a loved one was injured, you may be able to sue the boat owner or operator for damages.Retain a Seasoned Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury or wrongful death, we are prepared to evaluate your claim and to help you get fair compensation for your loss. Contact our law offices to arrange for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney in the West Palm Beach area. We represent people throughout Florida, including in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Orange, and Brevard Counties. Call us at 877-425-2374 or complete our online form.
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