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Dedicated to Helping Injury Victims Throughout Florida
Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Parties in West Palm Beach and Miami
Unexpected injuries often impair every aspect of a person’s life, causing not only physical wounds, but also financial and emotional harm. In most cases, injuries are caused by reckless behavior, and people that carelessly cause harmful accidents may be held accountable for any damages they cause. If you suffered losses due to the negligent acts of another party, the skillful Cape Coral personal injury attorneys of Winegar Law, P.A. can advise you about your rights and assist you in pursuing the full amount of compensation recoverable under the law. We frequently represent people in personal injury cases in West Palm Beach and Miami.
Accidents that cause personal injuries usually arise out of careless behavior. Thus, many people seeking damages in a personal injury lawsuit will allege a negligence claim against the defendant. In Florida, a plaintiff seeking damages under a theory of negligence must demonstrate that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care and that the defendant’s acts or failure to act constitute a breach of the duty. The plaintiff must also show that the breach caused actual harm.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of bodily harm, but in most cases, they can be prevented through the exercise of due care. For example, many car accidents are caused by unsafe driving. Car accidents may also be caused by defective cars, dangerous roads, or a combination of factors. Irrespective of the cause of a car accident, a plaintiff that proves liability for a car accident may be awarded compensation for the economic harm caused by the accident, such as the cost of medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost wages and for any noneconomic harm as well, such as the suffering and pain endured due to injuries caused by the accident.
Accidents involving commercial trucks typically cause catastrophic harm. In many instances, they are caused by the truck driver’s failure to abide by safety regulations pertaining to truck weight limits, maximum drive times, and pre-trip or post-trip inspections. Truck accidents can also be brought about by careless driving, such as following too closely behind other vehicles or speeding. In many instances, a person injured in a truck accident will be able to pursue claims against the truck driver, and if the truck driver was working for a trucking company at the time of the accident, against the trucking company as well.
Motorcyclists face a higher risk of accidents than other motorists, in part because other motorists often fail to provide motorcyclists with proper respect and strike them from behind or on the side or turn in front of motorcyclists without sufficient clearance. The injuries caused by motorcycle crashes include traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, and spinal cord injuries. In many cases, motorcyclists fear that if they are partially to blame for the accident, they may be denied compensation, but in Florida, even if a plaintiff contributed to bringing about an accident, they can still recover damages.
Dangerous property conditions frequently cause harmful accidents. For example, many accidents arise out of sidewalks, stairs, and parking lots that have fallen into disrepair or spills on the floor of a bar or restaurant. Often, the person that possesses or owns a property may be held liable for any harm caused by the dangerous condition. The plaintiff’s burden of proof in a premises liability case depends in part on their status as an entrant of the property and whether the person responsible for the property knew or reasonably should have known of the dangerous condition.
Many people in Florida ride bikes for pleasure or as a means of transportation. Unfortunately, even if cyclists ride their bikes safely, they may suffer injuries in collisions caused by negligent drivers. For example, bike collisions are often caused by people failing to observe bicyclists before switching lanes, turning, or opening their doors. Regardless of how they occur, bicycle crashes often cause permanent life-altering harm, and motorists that bring about such accidents should be held accountable for the financial, emotional, and physical losses that ensue.
The sudden death of a family member not only causes emotional trauma but also often leads to significant financial harm. While money alone cannot compensate for the loss of a loved one, under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act, certain people can seek damages if the death of their relative was caused by someone else’s negligence. The compensation they may be able to recover includes medical and funeral expenses, the value of the deceased person’s earnings and support, and damages for the survivor’s mental anguish and suffering.
Insurance companies have an obligation to pay their insured benefits for valid claims in accordance with the terms of the policies they issue. It is not uncommon, however, for insurance companies to deny or undervalue well-founded claims. Insurance companies have a legal obligation to handle insurance claims with good faith. If they violate their good faith obligations, it may constitute bad faith. If your insurance company unjustly denied your claim, you should speak to a trusted West Palm Beach personal injury attorney to determine whether you may be able to recover damages in a bad faith lawsuit.
Meet With a Seasoned West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured in an accident, the seasoned personal injury attorneys of Winegar Law, P.A. can assist you in seeking recourse for your harm. We frequently help injured parties in the pursuit of damages in West Palm Beach and Miami. You can contact us at our West Palm Beach and Miami offices by calling (561) 717-0447 or via the form online to set up a consultation.
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