Law is one of the highest-rated firms in Florida, taking many personal injury
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If you or a loved one has been injured due to recklessness, negligence, or other potential issues, consider contacting a personal injury attorney at Steinberg Law. A personal injury attorney will help potential clients gather the documents they’ll need – medical bills, doctor’s notes, photos, testimonies, insurance company policies, etc. – to prosecture their cases, so that they’ll have a greater likelihood of being compensated for their pain and suffering, medical bills, time away from employment, and more.
Steinberg Law Palm Beach Gardens area of law – personal injury
Attorneys at Steinberg Law have successfully helped clients bring claims for all types of personal injury and wrongful death issues. Our personal injury lawyers have a professional responsibility to help you seek compensation such as punitive damages for a variety of injuries or wrongful death claims.
Types of personal injury lawsuits
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents occur daily between cars, commercial motor vehicles, motorcycles, ridesharing vehicles, and more. Accidents can range from mild, with minor damage to the vehicle and a few bruises, to severe, with the vehicle becoming totaled and the victims suffering from major traumatic brain injuries, permanent paralysis due to spine injuries, or worse.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents occur in a wide variety of areas – public pools, cruise ships, medical hospitals, daycares, schools, food courts – anywhere. Slip and fall accidents happen for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:
- Wet surfaces
- No proper safety system in place
- Lack of signage
- Polished flooring
- Unsafe stairs
- Debris-covered surfaces
- Cracks or holes in the flooring
These types of accidents can lead to knee injuries, concussions, neck injuries, and more.
If someone is injured on property owned by a certain person, group, or organization, then the owner of the premises could be held liable if they fail to maintain their premises in a safe condition. For instance, if a child suffered from shoulder injuries on school grounds, then the school could potentially be held liable. If a child was to slip and fall into a pool, then the pool’s owner could be held responsible for any resulting medical issues. Negligent security is another premises liability issue, as well as being injured on a landlord’s property.
Personal injury cases that happen as a result of negligence is all too common – in fact, it is one of the three main branches of tort law. Whether it’s a daycare worker walking away for just a few minutes, a driver who is texting and driving, or a bar owner delaying the hiring or purchasing of security, these issues give rise to potential accidents that, in turn, lead to personal injury cases. One major subset of the negligence tort category is medical malpractice (a category where tort reform – or the limiting of damages – is highly debated in).
Intentional injuries can and do occur. Someone could attempt to strike you out of anger, abuse in the daycare or nursing home could run rampant, or someone could have deliberately tripped you out of spite. It is very possible to receive compensation for any of these occurrences.
No one is ever ready for the loss of a loved one, but for that loss to occur without warning or due to an avoidable circumstance can have devastating effects on a family. Instead of wondering how you are going to pay for funeral expenses or, if the loved one was the main/sole income earner, how you would cover the piling bills, you should focus on grieving and recovering from that grief.
Fighting for the compensation you deserve
Steinberg Law specializes in personal injury lawsuits – our plaintiff lawyers will help the injured party fight for the compensation they deserve, including:
- Lost wages and benefits
- Medical expenses incurred (for treatment on medical conditions occurring post-injury, such as any traumatic brain injuries, head and neck injuries, knee injuries, etc.)
- Time taken from employment/employment termination
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Living expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Physical therapy costs
When to contact a personal injury lawyer
- You should contact a personal injury lawyer if:
- Your insurance claim has been denied
- You have recently been in an accident and are unsure of what the next steps are
- You are suffering and/or in pain
- If an employer is not awarding you the compensation due
- If an injury has worsened your quality of life
- If you have suffered or are suffering from an illness or injury caused by medical malpractice
- Are experiencing severe injuries caused by someone and that person refuses to cover you
- If you have sustained permanent or chronic conditions from an accident
Filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida
You should file a personal injury claim as soon as possible after your accident, but you should know that the statute of limitations, or the maximum time allowable to file a negligence lawsuit, is four years in Florida, starting with the time of your accident. However, if you are filing a lawsuit against the offending party for wrongful death, your statue of limitations is only two years.
Again, it is best to file as soon after your accident as possible, because evidence can degrade over time. For instance, the memories of witnesses may grow fuzzier with time, your injuries may heal, etc.
It is also important to note that insurance companies or the defendant may do everything in their power to stall or deny the claims. It is highly recommended that you consult a personal injury lawyer to combat their efforts.
Consult a personal injury attorney in Palm Beach Gardens
The legal team at Steinberg Law will do everything in their power to ensure that the claims or lawsuit process goes smoothly so that you can focus on healing and getting back on your feet. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, including our contingency fee.
For your free legal consultation, contact us today!