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Personal Injury Lawyers, West Palm Beach Florida

West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it might seem like a cliche, but you really may be entitled to compensation. After an accident, you’re likely to have all sorts of medical bills coming through the door while unable to work. If a negligent party caused the accident, you shouldn’t suffer the financial repercussions.

In this guide, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about hiring a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer, medical malpractice, defective products, car accidents, and more. We’ll look at statistics, common types of personal injury cases, compensation, and lots more!

Personal Injury Statistics in West Palm Beach

Unfortunately, the personal injury statistics for both Florida and West Palm Beach still make for difficult reading. According to Florida Crash Dashboard, there were just over 340,000 accidents on Florida roads in 2020 alone. These accidents caused 212,000 injuries and around 3,340 deaths. Furthermore, Florida experienced the following:

  • Nearly 6,000 bicycle crashes
  • Over 8,000 pedestrian crashes
  • Over 8,000 motorcycle crashes

While 39% of these accidents were investigated by the local Police Department, around 30% were passed onto the Sheriff Department and a similar percentage were dealt with by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).

What about West Palm Beach? Often, it’s hard to consider the impact of car accidents when it isn’t local enough. With this in mind, West Palm Beach experienced over 22,000 accidents in 2020. This caused nearly 13,000 injuries and 185 deaths.

As far as a West Palm Beach personal injury accident lawyers go, car accidents make up just one part of the job. These statistics measure car accidents alone, but many types of personal injury cases exist.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

What are the most common types of personal injury cases?

Car Accidents - As we’ve already seen, thousands of people in West Palm Beach are involved in car accidents every year. Whether it’s a bicycle accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or another form of vehicle accident, legal representation is critical to gather evidence and build a strong case.

Pedestrian Accidents - When walking, the last thing you expect is to get struck by a vehicle or get otherwise involved in an accident. Sadly, however, it does happen. With the right personal injury attorney for West Palm Beach FL, you can prove that you were an innocent bystander and don’t share any of the blame.

Boating Accidents - Maybe you hired a boat to make the most of the sunny weather with friends and family? If you were struck by a negligent or reckless party, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the resulting personal injury expenses.

Slip and Fall Accidents - The reason slip and fall accidents are so dangerous is that they’re unexpected. You’re walking through a store or a restaurant and suddenly slip on a spillage that should have been identified and resolved much faster. Although slip and fall cases have certain intricacies involved, compensation is possible with the right West Palm Beach accident lawyers. For example, you’ll need to prove that the establishment either knew or should have known about the hazard.

Defective Product Accidents - When buying products, we put our trust in the hands of the producers and manufacturers. Unfortunately, this trust is sometimes misplaced as products are defective due to either faulty design or poor manufacturing. Either way, don’t let these companies get away with causing pain to so many people. If the issue is a common one, we’ll file your case alongside others against the company in either a mass action lawsuit or a mass tort.

Medical Malpractice - As well as trusting companies, we also trust doctors and other medical professionals. But what if they abuse this trust with negligent or reckless actions? We would never want to tear down an honest medical professional, so we take medical malpractice accusations very seriously. If they have been negligent, dishonest, or reckless in their actions, you may be able to recover compensation.

Wrongful Death - Rather than a type of accident itself, these claims come when one of the aforementioned accidents caused the wrongful death. At The Injury Firm, we’ve helped many family members claim compensation after losing a loved one in a car accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, medical malpractice accident, and more.

Statute of Limitations with Personal Injury Cases

If you’re involved in an accident of any kind in West Palm Beach, we encourage you to act as quickly as possible. Although the statute of limitations may suggest that you have time, it’s easier for a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to gather evidence and build a strong case if they’re contacted early. Also, you’re less likely to make a mistake by communicating with the insurance adjusters and accidentally admitting blame (or falling into another of their traps).

If you’re reading this a while after an incident, most accidents have a statute of limitations of four years in Florida. However, this isn’t the case for all types. For instance, both medical malpractice and wrongful death cases need to be filed within two years of the injury or death. Meanwhile, birth injury cases have until the child is eight years of age.

Why is the statute of limitations so important? This is the amount of time you have to claim a case; fail to claim within this time and you’ll lose your right to claim at all. In other words, you’ll forfeit your right to seek compensation even if the other party was negligent or reckless. If you deserve compensation, the best route is to contact the West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at The Injury Firm as soon as possible.

 

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Potential Compensation After a Personal Injury Accident

Another common question in this area is whether people should claim or not…the answer depends on the extent of the injuries and the cost to both your finances and overall wellbeing. At all times, it’s important to remember that compensation is designed to award victims with an amount tantamount to their losses after an accident.

If you’ve experienced a serious injury, you probably have medical bills as long as your arm. This includes ambulance trips, operations, medication, and other care. If you weren’t responsible for the accident, you shouldn’t have to deal with these medical bills (and what it means long-term for your family).

Therefore, we recommend getting in touch with The Injury Firm if you’ve been in an accident that has affected your financial status. Even if you share a small percentage of the blame, you can still recover compensation for the percentage for which you weren’t responsible. Florida is a comparative negligence state, and this means that victims can receive compensation even when they’re responsible for an accident. If you’re 20% responsible, you can still recover 80% of damages.

What damages are common in personal injury cases?

  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical bills
  • Nursing care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

With so many potential damages to recover, you need to speak with personal injury accident lawyers to recover the right amount. The last thing you want is to receive less compensation than you need and deserve. How much do you deserve? It should cover your expenses at the very least so that your family isn’t financially impacted by the accident.

Wrongful Death Cases

Whether medical malpractice, a defective product, or another cause, sometimes victims pass away because of negligence or recklessness. If this is the case with your situation, compensation will include burial costs, wrongful death, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of care and guidance, and more.

Either way, a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer will protect your legal rights. The Injury Firm will deal with your case respectfully and delicately while you focus on grieving and spending time with loved ones.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney West Palm Beach FL

Why should you consider hiring a personal injury attorney when you can claim without any help?

Ease the Burden

First things first, you don’t want to deal with all sorts of legal proceedings while recovering from an injury or grieving for a loved one. Why not deal with personal matters while The Injury Firm looks after your case and pushes for compensation?

Unfortunately, the already complex legal proceedings are often made more difficult by insurance companies and their adjusters. While you might think that insurance companies are on the side of the victim, they prioritize money. Therefore, many will request adjusters to call victims and get them to admit blame. This way, they don’t have to pay as much in compensation.

Don’t give yourself the extra pressure by dealing with a claim or case yourself; contact professionals and they will protect your legal rights.

Experience and Knowledge

Although it sounds obvious, accident lawyers have years of education, training, and experience for this very occasion. When your car is broken, you take it to the garage. When you have a problem with your teeth, you visit the dentist. This is no different…only this time you’ll contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer for help.

Build a Strong Case

Next, your attorney helps to build a strong case against the negligent or reckless party. While you recover or grieve, our team gathers evidence, collects all paperwork, speaks with eyewitnesses, contacts expert testimonies, and calculates the compensation you deserve. Example paperwork for your case includes medical bills, police reports, doctor reports, insurance policies, and more.

Negotiate with Insurance Companies

As mentioned previously, insurance companies aren’t normally on the side of the victim. As soon as they hear of an accident, they worry about what this means for their revenue and profit. Ultimately, all insurance companies are businesses, and they exist to make a profit. When you don’t have experience dealing with them, it’s easy to fall into the common mistakes and pitfalls.

The Injury Firm knows the tricks and techniques that insurance companies use to reduce potential compensation packages, so you don’t need to worry. What’s more, we’ll use all the gathered evidence to negotiate with the insurance provider. Over the years, we’ve learned how to negotiate with insurance companies and maximize compensation for victims.

If the company doesn’t offer a fair settlement, we’ll never fold if you deserve more money. Instead, we’ll threaten to take the case to court. In some cases, this is enough to force the company into offering a much better settlement (because they know the strength of the case). If this still doesn’t work, we’ll file a lawsuit and show all the evidence to a judge.

Free Consultation and Other Benefits

Lastly, choose The Injury Firm and you’ll access a wealth of other benefits too. For example, this includes a free consultation to discuss your case. What’s more, you won’t pay for a thing until the case is resolved (you don’t have to worry about finding even more money during this difficult time!).

Additionally, members of our team speak Spanish as well as being compassionate and dedicated throughout the process. If ever you have a concern or question, just pick up the phone and reach out. Our job is to make your life easier with regard to compensation while you focus on personal matters.

Contact The Injury Firm Today

If you think you have a personal injury accident case, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone today. Common injuries we see at The Injury Firm include broken bones, spinal cord damage, lacerations, brain damage, and even death. You don’t need to see your injury on this list…contact The Injury Firm today anyway. What have you got to lose?

Alongside the economic damages, you may also be entitled to non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Our professionals have extensive experience in this area and know how to treat your case seriously, compassionately, and with compensation in mind. Avoid the common mistakes and protect your legal rights with a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney.

Whether your case involves a defective product, car accident, or medical malpractice, get the compensation you deserve to cover costs and help your family during the challenges that currently exist!

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