Suffering any type of accident can take a toll on your physical, financial and emotional health and wellbeing. In Palm Beach Gardens, if you have been injured in an accident, it is important to work with a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer in order to protect your rights.
If you have been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, motorcycle accident, medical malpractice, or any other type of accident as a result of another person’s negligence, then contact an experienced and dedicated injury attorney in West Palm Beach today.
Negligent Actions in Palm Beach Gardens
Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and often when people least expect them. Unfortunately, while an accident may only take one second to happen the effects and damages can take much longer to heal.
When a person is injured in an accident, they may be able to recover damages if the accident was the fault of someone else.
West Palm Beach accident lawyers have experience helping accident victims in all types of accidents including:
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Product liability
- Truck and tractor-trailer accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Pool drowning
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Negligent security
- Traumatic brain injuries
Accidents are not only traumatic, but they often result in some form of damage and injury. If a person has been in a serious accident, they are probably aware of the high costs of medical care and treatment along with the expenses associated with repairing and replacing damaged property.
Indeed, one of the first concerns that people have after an accident is how they are going to afford their bills, and how they will provide for their family. That is why West Palm beach injury lawyers overwhelmingly receive questions about what types of compensation an injured person is able to recover.
Generally, a person who has been injured because of another’s negligence is entitled to recover full compensation for all the losses suffered due to another’s carelessness or negligence. Generally, a person is entitled to the following forms of compensation:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages from work, including time spent going to and from medical appointments and therapy
- Property that is damaged because of the incident
- Any permanent disfigurement or disability
- Any related emotional distress suffered from the accident
- Interference with family relationships, called loss of consortium
- Other costs that are incurred as a direct result of the accident and injury
Florida courts will look to both parties to determine who was negligent in an accident and will measure the degree of negligence of both parties by measuring the parties’ conduct surrounding the injury to those actions of a reasonably prudent person.
Statute of Limitations
If a person has been injured in an accident because of another person’s negligence, then it is important that they speak with an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Every state has a statute of limitations that establishes a set deadline for when people can properly file a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court.
In Florida, a personal injury lawsuit needs to be filed within four years from the date of the accident pursuant to Florida Statutes Annotated section 95.11. However, this date can vary depending on the nature of the injury, which is why it is imperative to contact an attorney as soon as the injury occurs.
This date is crucial to a person who has been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or any other accident where another party’s negligence led to their injuries, because if the injured person files their claim beyond this date, then their case may be dismissed.
Contact a West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney Today
Our dedicated and experienced West Palm Beach injury attorneys will help you explore all your legal options. We can help you recover compensation for your injuries and help you and your family get back to your lives.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Scholarship
We are very pleased to announce the Domnick Cunningham & Whalen Elder Abuse Prevention Scholarship. This scholarship will award $1,000 to a student who demonstrates an interest in developing legislative solutions to problems relating to elder abuse and access to care. The student must provide an essay that identifies a current problem facing seniors in nursing homes or assisted living facilities and propose legislation that can help address the issue and provide protections for the elderly.
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