West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you live and work in West Palm Beach or are just visiting, you are at risk of being involved in an accident. When you or a loved one is injured, the effects go far beyond the physical pain and distress you experience; medical bills, lost wages, and mental pain and suffering can take their toll on you. Recovering compensation from the individuals responsible for causing your injury can help alleviate the stress and pressure of the financial costs associated with your incident. Our successful West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at The Pendas Law Firm can help you do this.
Situated only 70 miles from downtown Miami, and home to 100,000 residents, West Palm Beach, Florida is loved for its wildlife sanctuaries, performing arts centers, museums of art, parks, and gardens. It’s a beautiful place to live in the wonderful Sunshine State. Sadly though, amongst the beauty of still lies the presence of dangers, which often lead to injuries and wrongful deaths. At The Pendas Law Firm in West Palm Beach, we realize how difficult it can be to deal with all of struggles that come with an injury, which is why we are prepared to advocate on your behalf in order to secure you due compensation.
Injury Victims in West Palm Beach Need Experienced Legal Representation
We serve victims who are in need of legal representation, and who have been injured in a variety of ways. No matter if you have sustained injuries in a dog bite, slip and fall, truck, car, motorcycle, boating accident, or any other type of accident, we will use our knowledge of the law to help you secure a settlement payment to cover the costs of your injuries. The West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at The Pendas Law Firm are ready to help you today.
Whether you have been injured by negligent or willful conduct, our experienced personal injury lawyers will use every tool available to help you secure adequate payment for the injuries you suffered.
Contact our offices right away after a West Palm Beach injury. We pride ourselves on zealously representing our clients’ interests in personal injury lawsuits. Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers are accomplished trial lawyers and can help you receive the compensation you need after an accident.
Help No Matter the Type of West Palm Beach Injury
Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers are able to help you recover compensation after a variety of injury incidents, including:
- Airplane Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Insurance Claims
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Slip & Fall
- Social Security Disability
- Truck Accidents
- Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists
- Whistleblower Claims
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
When you have been injured in a car crash caused by someone else, compensation is available for your injuries and losses. It may be difficult to prove fault, however, if there were no witnesses to the accident. We can consult with experts and reconstructionists to help you prove your case.
Dog bites can cause serious lacerations and puncture wounds, and may transmit serious diseases such as rabies. Dog owners are held strictly liable for injuries their animals cause, meaning that they are responsible for paying compensation even if you are the first person the dog attacked. Proving dog ownership may be difficult, especially if a person does not “own” a dog but rather cares for a stray or neighborhood dog.
Let us at the Pendas Law Firm help you obtain fair compensation on your insurance claim. Settlement offers made by insurance companies are often the product of computer programs that analyze a number of factors and assign a standardized dollar amount to each factor. We can help ensure your insurance company properly evaluates and pays your claim.
Medical mistakes can leave a person in severe suffering for the rest of his or her life. In some cases, a medical mistake can cost someone his or her life. Where medical professionals fail to follow standard procedures or are so careless that a reasonably competent doctor or nurse would not have done the things your doctor or nurse did, compensation may be available to help you cope with the effects of the medical mistake.
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
No one leaves a loved one with a nursing home wanting him or her to be abused or neglected by the staff there. But unfortunately this happens with some degree of regularity. Nursing homes that hire individuals who abuse or neglect your loved ones can be held liable for damages.
Personal injury cases focus on the negligence of another person (the “defendant”). To recover damages, you must show that the carelessness of the defendant violated a legal duty of care, that this violation caused your injury, and that your injuries can be compensated with a monetary award of compensation.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
PIP is an extension of auto insurance policies meant to ensure that individuals injured in car crashes can get necessary medical treatment regardless of who is at fault in the accident. We can help if an auto insurer is taking too long investigating your claim or wants to settle your claim for far less than you need.
A duty of property owners is to ensure their property is safe for those who are guests or are invited to the property. This usually requires owners to correct hazards that can be fixed or, at the very least, take steps to warn guests and visitors of the condition. When you are injured by a hazard on the property of another, compensation is available.
Product recalls happen all the time as manufacturers discover defects in products they have made. If you are injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. Proving a defect existed that should have been discovered and corrected by the manufacturer can require evidence and testimony by engineers or other experts.
Sinkholes can occur naturally and as a result of the activity of humans like mining, drilling, and water pipe breakages that occur underground. If you are injured or suffer loss because of a sinkhole, we can help investigate the cause and hold those responsible for causing the sinkhole accountable for your losses.
Slip and Fall
Broken bones and head injuries commonly occur in trip and fall or slip and fall incidents. Expensive hospital bills and lengthy periods of recuperation can result. We at the Pendas Law Firm can help you recover compensation to meet these expenses.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM)
UM coverage is meant to protect you in the event you are injured in a car crash caused by a motorist who does not have liability insurance. Like other types of insurance claims, however, insurance companies will often try to settle these claims for less money than you need for your injuries. We can help present your claim persuasively to your insurance carrier and help you get the full amount of compensation you need.
Whistleblowers are those who expose illegal, harassing, or unsafe conditions at their workplaces. Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation by their employers. This does not mean that whistleblowers are not fired or forced to leave their positions. If you have reported an unsafe or illegal workplace condition and feel your employer retaliated against you, contact our team of lawyers for help in recovering damages.
Workers’ compensation benefits are available for workers injured or who become ill while on the job. Some insurers try to claim that your workplace injury did not occur while at work or that your condition is not as severe as you claim. We can help you if your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer refuses to pay you the benefits to which you are entitled under the law.
While no amount of money can bring a lost loved one back, it can help alleviate the financial strain and stress an unexpected death causes. Compensation for medical expenses, burial expenses, funeral expenses, and loss of consortium are available through a wrongful death lawsuit.
West Palm Beach Personal Injury Cases
It is uncomfortable to discuss or even think about, but major accidents happen to all of us—life changing events that can not only be immensely physically painful, but also financially crippling if we are not prepared to take action following the event. For example, workplace injuries are extremely common. Many people who suffer workplace injuries never recover, due to lack of proper healthcare and the financial burden of medical bills or not being able to work afterwards. There are almost three million workplace injuries and illnesses reported annually. Many of those workers may be forced to declare bankruptcy after their accident. Contact the most popular West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers for more information or assistance today.
Another common cause of injury comes from slipping and falling or other premises accidents. While a slip and fall may not sound like a life-altering, and certainly not life-threatening, event, falls account for a surprising number of injuries and deaths. When a restaurant has a slippery, unclean floor that causes a customer to fall, tendons can be torn, bones can be broken, and concussions are common. One of the most serious injuries an older patron can suffer from such a fall is a fractured hip. Sadly, 65-69 year-old women who fracture a hip are five times more likely to die within that year than women of the same age that didn’t fracture a hip.
Medical malpractice affects more people than ever these days. In an astounding study published by the Journal of Patient Safety, it was discovered that medical malpractice accounts for 210,000 to 440,000 premature deaths every year. Mistakes made at hospitals account for countless more injuries and prolonged illnesses.
Motor vehicle collisions are responsible for over 30,000 deaths every year. They are counted as the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention estimates that up to 40 percent of those 30,000 deaths could be prevented with more cautious driving. Furthermore, 31 percent of all traffic fatalities are the fault of drunk drivers, 40 percent of collisions involve cell phone use, and drowsy driving kills 1,500 people a year. These fatalities represent but a minor percent of the total injuries caused by traffic collisions. More than 2.3 million Americans are injured in motor vehicle collisions every year. Our West Palm Beach auto accident lawyers can help.
What to do After an Accident in West Palm Beach
Proving negligence is the most important step in receiving damages to help pay for your medical bills, future medical procedures, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. If you get in a motor vehicle crash, it is important that you collect witness statements and contact information; take pictures of your injuries, property damage, and the scene of the crash; and make sure the police make an official accident report. Likewise, if you slip on a wet floor at a fast food restaurant you need to quickly gather evidence. Report the fall to the management, take picture evidence of the unsafe floor, gather witness testimony, and seek medical attention. Be completely honest with your doctor, as everything discussed with them will become part of the evidence that decides the damages you are entitled to. As you can see, however your accident happens, it is vital to report it, seek medical attention, and gather as much evidence as you can at the scene of the accident. From there, an aggressive lawyer is key to putting that evidence to use. An experienced lawyer may be able to help you gather more evidence along the way, proving the party that caused you or your loved one’s injuries was, in fact, negligent of breaching their duty of care.
The Pendas Law Firm in West Palm Beach is one of Florida’s most highly regarded firms in the realm of personal injury. Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers have vast knowledge and experience dealing with all types of personal injury lawsuits, and will work tirelessly to get you the damages you deserve. We don’t charge anything from the beginning, so call us today and we can discuss your legal options.
In most personal injury cases, there is a negligent party that may be found at fault. As members of society, we all owe each other a duty of care to act in a way that ensures the safety and well-being of everyone around us. This applies to business owners, automobile drivers, and airline manufacturers—everyone we interact with. When this duty of care is violated and causes another party to be injured or killed, due to speeding down the highway, stacking lumber unsafely in a home improvement store, or by producing faulty products, the negligent party may owe damages to the victim. In this situation, it is in your best interests to speak with a legal professional. Contact one of our experienced West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers today to discuss your legal options. You owe it to yourself and your family to seek damages to help you recover both physically and financially. Our team is one of the most esteemed in Florida and we have significant experience with West Palm Beach personal injury cases.
Florida’s Pure Comparative Negligence Law
Florida is one of 13 states that sometimes sees negligence as a grey area. Both parties may be responsible for varying levels of fault. As an example, if you are bitten by a dog, the owner may be held responsible for paying damages. However, if you provoked the dog, Florida is not sympathetic to this behavior. You may be found to be partially liable. If you were deemed 20 percent at fault and the dog’s owner was 80 percent at fault, you would only collect 80 percent of the damages for your medical costs, lost wages at work, pain and suffering, etc. To ensure you receive the best financial outcome, call one of our lawyers. We have the experience and power of negotiation to get you the damages you deserve.
Contact Us for West Palm Beach Personal Injury Representation
However you have been injured, contact our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at (888)-LPENDAS (573-6327), or contact us online right away. During your free initial consultation, we can evaluate your case and help you understand the compensation to which you may be entitled.