Wellington Personal Injury Lawyer
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In many circumstances, our clients are entitled to seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, medical costs, and other expenses due to the negligence of others. Most personal injury cases are settled outside of court. But, if we must go to trial, we’re ready. Our Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a prestigious accreditation only 1% of all Florida lawyers have achieved, will act on your behalf to get the job done.
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Bicycles are cheap, light, and maneuverable. They also lack the frame protection of an automobile, and Bicycles can send them flying by an impact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that’s bicycle fatality rate is No. 1 nationwide and more than double the national fatality rate. Common causes of bicycle accidents caused by motorists include failure to check blind spots, failure to yield, opening car doors into traffic, and DUI. Bicycle accident victims are entitled to damages for both economic and non-economic losses.
Florida suffers more boating accidents than most states do (and it does), but it is only because the state offers so many ideal boating locations. Racing, intoxication, faulty boat maintenance, destabilizing wakes from other boats, horseplay, and dock injuries all claim boating accident victims from time to time. Cruise ships carry their kinds of dangers, such as swimming pool accidents, slip and fall incidents, and food poisoning. If someone else’s negligence or other culpable conduct caused your accident, you probably have a decent personal injury claim.
As elsewhere, car accident cases clog the dockets of courts. The state’s tourism industry adds to what would already be a large volume of vehicle road accidents to the point that the annual number of injury accidents, such as whiplash, adds up to one percent of the state’s total population. While a driver’s negligence causes most car accidents, many of these are settled through Florida’s “no-fault” auto insurance system. However, severe injuries about being resolved through the no-fault system are frequently the subject of litigation. A legal response is appropriate when a negligent driver injures you through their misconduct.
“No bike – no life” is a famous slogan among motorcycle enthusiasts. Unfortunately, this results in a dilemma for many riders – the death rate from motorcycle accidents far exceeds that for any other common form of transportation. Moreover, motorcycle accident injuries are frequently catastrophic – brain damage, paralysis, and shattered bones are common occurrences. When an accident like this happens, a lawyer with rich experience in motorcycle accident cases should aid your quest for fair compensation.
No one on the roads is more exposed than a pedestrian, and unfortunately, suffers 9,000 pedestrian accidents annually, several hundreds of which occur in Palm Beach County alone. In Florida, the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include failure to yield the right-of-way, distracted driving, intoxicated driving, and backing into a pedestrian. Our pedestrian accident attorneys apply decades of combined experience and aggressive legal strategies to ensure fully adequate compensation for their clients. Rest assured that we will fight to help you receive every dime you are entitled to!
Florida law requires owners and renters of premises to ensure that their beliefs are reasonably safe for visitors. The possibility of being sued by an injured visitor is what is known as “premises liability.” Premises liability protects customers in establishments, social guests, and sometimes even trespassers (a child who is injured or drowns in an unattended swimming pool, for example). Premises liability cases can also be based on slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and other injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents rank right up there, with car accidents as the most common type of personal injury case on court dockets. Slip and fall injuries can be devastating and sometimes permanent, especially for elderly victims. Common causes include slippery steps, collapsing handrails, wet or uneven floors, and icy pavements. Since proving liability in a slip-and-fall case can be difficult, you will probably need the services of a lawyer who is familiar with handling this kind of case.
The 18-wheeler truck can act like an errant missile when the driver loses control of the truck. A car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian is no match for even “small” trucks such as cement mixers. Tens of thousands of commercial vehicles crash in Florida annually, a large percentage of which are trucks. Common causes of truck accidents include jackknifing, hydroplaning, tailgating, distracted driving (texting or using two-way radios, for example), heavy loads, driver fatigue, and driver intoxication. If the truck driver was an employee of a trucking company, you might also be able to sue the company.
In Florida, a wrongful death lawsuit is what you file if the accident victim died due to someone else’s negligence and you are the personal representative of the probate estate. You can claim damages for funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, financial support, future earnings loss, companionship and guidance, and emotional pain (if the victim was a child). Some of this money is paid to survivors, and the rest is spent on the estate for distribution to the deceased’s heirs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How should I select an appropriate personal injury law firm to represent me?
An excellent personal injury lawyer should at least possess the following qualities:
- They should specialize in personal injury law. Asking a lawyer specializing in another field to represent you in your personal injury claim is like asking a heart surgeon to remove a brain tumor.
- They should possess years (preferably decades) of experience in personal injury law.
- They should have plenty of hands-on trial experience. Some lawyers are experienced negotiators but have rarely or never been to trial. Insurance companies laugh at these lawyers – they may talk tough, but they cannot “pull the trigger” on a claim by winning a lawsuit that will force the insurance company to pay.
- Honesty, principle, loyalty, brilliance, aggressiveness, and fearlessness; are all personal qualities developed long before the attorney even went to law school. For the most part, they cannot be taught.
How much is my case worth?
A case’s ultimate value depends on many factors and can be difficult to calculate precisely. Some of the essential elements are:
- How severe are your injuries
- Whether or not your injuries are permanently debilitating
- How expensive are your injuries to treat (brain injuries are costly to treat, for example)
- How much physical pain you suffered
- The extent to which your injuries interfere with daily life tasks
- How much time you had to take off work
- The extent and duration of any occupational disability
- The extent to which you shared fault for the accident
- The effectiveness of your personal injury lawyer
What does Florida consider negligence?
Generally stated, “negligence” means carelessness. It refers to the defendant’s failure to exercise reasonable care to avoid the accident. There is no formula available to determine whether the defendant’s action or a failure to act amounted to negligence – it all depends on whether the court believes that a reasonable person would have acted more carefully under the circumstances.
Establishing negligence alone is not enough to prove fault – you must also prove that the defendant’s negligence caused the accident. Even a drunken driver can win a lawsuit if they can prove that drunkenness did not cause the accident.
How does the “no-fault” auto insurance system work?
Florida’s “no-fault” system prevents minor auto accident cases from going to court. Instead, each driver will rely on their insurance to satisfy the claim. If the no-fault system applies, you will be legally barred from filing a lawsuit or a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance policy.
This system does not apply to sufficiently serious injuries. To escape the no-fault system and file a lawsuit, your injuries must:
- be debilitating;
- involve permanent scarring or disfigurement; or
- involve permanent loss of an essential bodily function.
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If you have been injured in Wellington, Florida, call Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers today for your free initial consultation by calling 561-202-6673 or submitting questions on our online request form.