Visit Florida® calls Boynton Beach’s Oceanfront Park “one of South Florida’s most attractive beaches,” and if you’ve been there, you know why. Located in the heart of Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach also offers countless opportunities for working, shopping, entertainment, and just generally living the South Florida lifestyle. Unfortunately, as Boynton Beach’s population and popularity have grown, so has the risk for certain types of accidents and injuries. If you have been injured in an accident in Boynton Beach, our office is just around the corner.
At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we are committed to helping accident victims secure maximum compensation for their injuries. We treat all of our clients like VIPs – because they are VIPs – and we help them demand more from the major corporations and insurance companies that owe them financial compensation for their losses. If you would like to find out if you have a claim for compensation, we invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation at our Boynton Beach law offices today.
What Can We Do to Help?
As an accident victim, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Many accident victims don’t realize the scope of their losses until it’s too late. As a result, they end up bearing the financial burdens of someone else’s mistake. These costs often go on for years and, in many cases, for the rest of the victims’ lives.
We want to make sure this doesn’t happen to you, and if necessary, we can act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact us now to discuss your claim involving:
- Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accident
- Boating Accident
- Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident
- Slip and Fall Injury
- Assault, Animal Attack, or Premises-Related Injury
You Have Options, So Why Choose Us?
1. Commitment – We Have Been Practicing Law in Palm Beach County Since 1993
We have been representing accident victims in Boynton Beach and throughout Palm Beach County since 1993. We opened the doors of South Dixie Highway offices in 2000, and today we have offices in Boynton Beach and throughout the county. We care about the members of our community and are committed to helping them recover the largest possible settlements and verdicts for their accident-related injuries.
2. Hands-On Legal Representation – You Will Work with Brian Personally
Unlike other firms, we believe in taking a hands-on approach to representing our clients. As a result, in addition to having a case manager, you will also work with Brian directly throughout your case.
3. Client Service – 24 Hour Response Time
If you call when we are unavailable, we will return your call within 24 hours. We are committed to providing VIP service, and that includes being responsive to your needs. Whether you would like to speak with a staff member or need to speak with Brian directly, you can expect us to call you back as soon as we are able to do so.
4. Full-Service Representation – We Take Ownership of Your Case
We know what you are going through, and we know that the last thing you want to do is deal with a repair shop, or worse, your insurance company. As a full-service law firm, you can expect us to handle every aspect of your personal injury claim.
5. VIP Treatment – You Are Our Top Priority
As our client, fighting for you is our top priority. We take a personal interest in our clients’ cases, and we want to do everything possible to meet your needs and help you secure maximum compensation.
6. Team Approach – An Entire Team of Attorneys, Case Managers, and Paralegals on Your Side
At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we take a team approach in legal representation. As part of this approach, we meet routinely for case reviews to strategize about how we can demand more for our clients. With us, you don’t just have a lawyer, you have an entire personal injury team on your side.
“Call Me Today for a Free Consultation”
“I invite you to call me, Brian D. Guralnick personally to discuss your auto accident or premises liability claim. I have been fortunate enough to represent members of the Boynton Beach community since 1993, and together, my Litigation Partner Sam Guelli and I bring more than 40 years of combined legal experience to representing accident victims and their families.”
“After practicing at other law firms for several years, I started my own law firm in 1998 because I wanted to provide better, more efficient, and more personalized legal representation for my clients. At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, our entire team of attorneys and professional staff is committed to providing truly top-notch service to our clients, while we help them demand more from the parties that are responsible for their injuries.”
Get in Touch with Our Boynton Beach Law Offices Today
For more information about how we can help you demand more for your injuries, we invite you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (561) 202-6673 or send a message to our office in Boynton Beach to discuss your case today.
Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers handle the following types of cases for our Boynton Beach clients, among others:
Bicycle accidents are frequently serious, because bicycles lack the frame protection provided by a car. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that Florida’s bicycle accident death rate is more than double the national average. Statewide, over 7,000 people were injured in 2015. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include failure to yield, opening car doors into traffic, failure to check blind spots, distracted driving, and intoxicated driving. Winners of bicycle accident lawsuits are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Boating accidents are more common than most people think, and they can be caused by a variety of factors, including speeding, DUI, inadequate maintenance, ignoring wake warnings, horseplay, and dock injuries. Luxury cruise ships, by contrast, carry dangers all their own, including falling overboard, slip and fall accidents, and food poisoning. Jet skis present certain dangers of their own. Any of these types of accidents can form the basis for a personal injury lawsuit if negligence or other culpable conduct was involved, and a cruise ship company is almost always in a financial position to pay a large damages award.
Florida suffers about 200,000 injuries a year from car accidents – about one percent of the state’s total population. Of course, some accidents are no one’s fault, some are the victim’s fault, and some are compensated for under Florida’s “no fault” system. Nevertheless, a serious road accident caused by a negligent party’s misconduct (whether a driver, pedestrian, or passenger) serves as the basis for a lawsuit. Our Boynton Beach personal injury lawyers enjoy decades of experience in road accident lawsuits, and they employ time-tested litigation strategies to secure maximum damages for their clients.
Motorcycling is a temptation that many find hard to resist. Unfortunately, its dangers are worth considering – the combination of powerful acceleration, zero frame protection, and low visibility frequently results in devastating accidents, especially when driving in an automobile’s blind spot. Unfortunately, motorcycle accident injuries can be particularly serious – head injuries, paralysis, neck injuries, and broken bones occur far more frequently than in car accidents. When a serious accident occurs, a quick but inadequate settlement is not what you need in the long run. Instead, you should retain the services of a top-notch personal injury lawyer.
Florida has the dubious distinction of the third-highest pedestrian accident rate in the United States – about 9,000 such accidents occur every year, including hundreds of cases in Palm Beach County. The most common reasons for pedestrian accidents are failure to yield, distracted driving, DUI, turning into a crosswalk, and backing into a pedestrian. Large damages awards are common for seriously injured pedestrians who choose the right law firm. Our Boynton Beach pedestrian accident lawyers possess decades of combined experience in personal injury law, and we will not rest until you receive fair compensation.
Florida law requires property owners and renters to take steps to ensure the safety of people who enter their property, including retail customers, social invitees, and in some cases trespassers. Many types of accidents invoke Florida premises liability law, including slip and fall accidents, violent assaults by third parties, and even dog attacks. The rights that protect the injured victim depend on the legal classification – invitee, licensee, or trespasser. You might even be able to sue both landlord and tenant for a dog bite injury.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are perhaps the most common types of serious personal injury – about a million such accidents per year are serious enough to require an emergency room visit, and elderly victims tend to suffer the most serious injuries. Slip and fall accidents can happen for a variety of reasons: Broken stairs, faulty handrails, defective escalators, slippery floors, and icy pavements are just a few of the defective conditions that can support a personal injury lawsuit. Proving liability in a slip and fall case can be difficult, and an investigation by a top personal injury lawyer could be critical.
An 18-wheeler truck is a guided missile that can crush a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian, and even smaller trucks can cause devastating damages. Palm Beach County suffered well over 2,000 commercial vehicle accidents in 2015, many of which involved trucks. Common causes of truck accidents include texting while driving, using a two-way radio, driver fatigue, following too closely, overloading, hydroplaning, jackknifing, and DUI. If the truck driver served as a formal employee (rather than an independent contractor) of the trucking company, the company can normally be held liable for damages.
A wrongful death lawsuit is how the personal representative of the estate of a deceased accident victim secures compensation for both the victim’s probate estate and close relatives or dependents affected by the death. A wrongful death lawsuit can only be filed by the personal representative of the victim’s estate, although depending on the nature of the losses, some or all of the damages can go directly to relatives. Damages can include funeral expenses, unpaid medical bills, loss of financial support by dependants, loss of the victim’s earning capacity, loss of companionship and guidance, and psychological suffering (if the victim was a child).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I need money upfront to fund a lawsuit?
No. The attorneys at Brian G. Guralnick Injury Lawyers work on a “no win, no pay” system when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. This means that the firm will waive your legal fees entirely if you fail to receive any compensation. If you do receive compensation, either by settlement agreement or courtroom verdict, we will be entitled to a percentage of your recovery.
In this way, we insure that we are just as interested in a large verdict or settlement as you are – the more money you make, the more money we make. We have that much confidence in our ability to win. After all, if we lost most of our cases then we would be working for nothing, and we certainly would have abandoned the “no win, no pay” system a long time ago.
How long will my case take?
This is quite a difficult question to answer. Florida imposes no absolute time limit on lawsuits. Some cases drag on and on, while others are resolved relatively quickly. In addition, most personal injury cases are settled out of court, sometimes in the midst of a pending lawsuit.
A general rule of thumb is that the more money you are asking for, the longer it is likely to take to reach a verdict or settlement. Another factor affecting the length of your case is its complexity. A car accident lawsuit against the employer of a drunken commercial vehicle driver who was arrested for DUI at the scene of the crash, for example, is likely to be concluded faster than a product liability lawsuit involving complex technical issues that requires extensive expert testimony.
In general, you should expect to wait at least several months and possibly several years before receiving compensation.
What kinds of questions will I be asked during a deposition?
A deposition is an out-of-court event during which you answer questions under oath, so that the opposing party can gather evidence for trial. The judge will not be present, but a court reporter will make an official transcript of the proceedings. Your answers to questions that conform to the rules of evidence can be used against you at trial.
Common questions include:
- Have you been involved in any lawsuits before?
- Did you file an insurance claim concerning you injuries?
- How has your injury affected your daily life?
- Can you rate your degree of pain from 1 to 10?
- Exactly what time did the accident occur?
Since some of these questions will be designed to trip you up, we will be around to protect you – and we’ve seen all the tricks before.
How does the statute of limitations work?
Florida has enacted two statutes of limitations that are relevant to car accident lawsuits – the personal injury statute of limitations (for non-fatal accidents) and the wrongful death statute of limitations (for fatal accidents). Although both run for four years, they are triggered by two different events – the personal injury statute of limitations deadline expires on the fourth anniversary of the accident, while the wrongful death statute of limitations expires on the fourth anniversary of the death of the victim.
You beat this deadline by filing a lawsuit before the deadline expires. Although the court may reject your filing if you are missing critical documents or if you haven’t paid the filing fee, once the court accepts the case for docketing, you have beaten the deadline no matter how long your case takes to ultimately resolve. Subject to narrow exceptions, however, your claim will die if you miss the deadline.
Contact Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers Today
If you have been injured in Boynton Beach, contact Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation by calling (561) 202-6673 or by submitting questions on our online request form.
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