People are injured every day in accidents of one sort or another. Many of the injuries are so serious that they alter the course of the victims’ lives forever. Under Florida law, you have protection if you are hurt because of someone else’s negligence. However, most people need a Lake Worth personal injury lawyer to assist them.
You may able to get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering but it isn’t always easy to recover it. In fact, insurance companies try to make it as difficult as possible. If you don’t have the skills to negotiate with an insurance company or advocate for yourself in court, your chances of success are slim.
When you reach out to Gonzalez Levenson for assistance, you benefit from years of experience with Lake Worth personal injury cases. We know how to handle negotiations and fight for the best possible outcome. We have a solid grounding in the law, and we know the procedures which need to be followed.
Naturally, you will be in pain, traumatized, and more than a little confused after you’ve been injured. Our attorneys understand that we will need to treat you with compassion even as we explain the law and outline your options. We want you to get the full compensation you deserve so you can begin to move on with your life. We can’t take away the emotional burden, but we can reduce some of the strain on your finances.
Each case is different but all personal injury cases revolve around the concept of negligence. We will work to establish that the defendant owed you a duty of care. We will show how they breached that duty and how their negligence caused your injury. Finally, we will quantify your losses and seek the damages you are due. It is highly unlikely you would be able to prove negligence on your own.
Lake Worth Personal Injury Lawyer
- 1.1 Types of Injury Cases We Handle
- 1.2 Contact a Lake Worth Personal Injury Lawyer at Gonzalez Levenson Today.
- 1.2.1 Free Case Review
- 1.2.2 Lake Worth Practice Areas
- 1.2.3 How to Handle a Motorcycle Accident in Stuart, Florida?
- 1.2.4 Is a Case Handled Differently if the Defendant is Over 65?
- 1.2.5 What if You Get into a Motorcycle Accident but Don’t Have Your License?
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
Many types of incidents can result in injuries. These include vehicular accidents, slips and falls, and workplace accidents. Back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and burns are all common. They can lead to high medical bills, lots of time away from work, and severely diminished income. Sometimes the injuries are so serious that they result in death, leaving families grief-stricken and without their main breadwinner.
Whatever the circumstances which led you to seek the services of a Lake Worth personal injury lawyer, we can help you. We take on all types of injury cases and our attorneys will help you at every stage of the process. We will collect accident reports, speak to witnesses, review your medical records and negotiate with insurance companies. If it becomes necessary, we will fight on your behalf in court.
Many people query whether they really need to have an attorney in order to get compensation. There is no such legal requirement, but it certainly makes the process easier. When you have an attorney, your case is likely to be settled faster and you are more likely to get the compensation you truly deserve.
Let’s look at some of the cases we handle.
It takes only seconds for a car accident to happen but a crash can have a lifetime of consequences for victims. Accidents are often due to the negligence of drivers who disobey traffic laws and ignore the rights of other road users. They may speed, talk on their cellphone while driving or fail to yield the right of way. Even after the initial shock wears off, victims are often confused about what they should do. Furthermore, getting all the compensation they deserve often proves difficult when they try to handle insurance companies alone. That’s why one of the first things you should so if you’ve been hurt in a car accident is to reach out to the Florida car accident lawyers at Gonzalez Levenson.
When large trucks get into accidents, the effects can be tragic. Trucks crash into other automobiles, cyclists or pedestrians, leaving severe injuries in their wake. Florida truck accidents are often due to driver fatigue, distracted driving, speeding, failing to obey traffic signals, and texting and driving. However, drivers aren’t always responsible. Trucking companies can be held liable if they hire drivers with poor records or overload the truck with cargo. Regardless of the reason for the accident, the force and weight of a truck are no match for a car or a motorcycle. Victims can suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, broken bones, and lacerations. All these can result in high medical bills, long recovery times and lost wages. Some people even become permanently disabled.
Florida has beautiful weather and long stretches of flat roads which make it ideal for riding a motorcycle. However, motorcyclists often end up nursing life-threatening injuries when they collide with other vehicles. This is because motorcycles are small and they offer little protection for riders. Cyclists may end up with concussions, back injuries, broken bones, road rash, and facial or dental injuries. It can be very difficult for them to get the compensation they need to assist in their recovery. Insurance companies try to minimize cyclists’ injuries so they can pay out as little as possible. If you want to get what you deserve, you need the help of a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer.
Bus accidents can be particularly serious, and they happen across the state every day. Some involve school buses transporting children while others involve large numbers of adult passengers. Common injuries include loss of limbs, brain trauma, neck injuries, and paralysis, depending on the nature of the accident. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus crash, you need to contact a lawyer. While the driver may be at fault, sometimes a school district or mass transit system can be held liable. Your Florida bus accident attorney will know who to pursue for damages.
Under Florida’s laws, people injured at work can be compensated for their injuries. There are two types of benefits available for workers in Lake Worth and elsewhere in the state. Firstly, they can recover the money they paid for medical treatment, medication, and assistive devices. Secondly, they can get compensation for lost wages if they are unable to work due to disability. This may seem simple, but some cases turn out to be more complicated than they seem at first. The process of getting benefits can be lengthy and time-consuming and it is best to have a Florida workers compensation attorney by your side.
When a loved one dies unexpectedly, families are devastated. The pain can be even worse when the victim dies because of someone else’s negligence or willful action. The loss is usually both emotional and financial. A Florida wrongful death lawsuit can’t bring your loved one back, but it can help to relieve your family’s financial burden. Wrongful death claims can stem from workplace accidents, boating accidents, motor vehicle accidents or defective products. Families may be able to receive damages for loss of income, medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship or mental anguish. You may also be able to secure punitive damages in cases involving gross negligence or intentional acts.
Slip and Fall
People often slip and fall on other people’s property and sometimes, serious injuries result. Florida slip and fall accidents fall under premises liability law. If you were injured after you slipped and fell, you may be entitled to damages. A slip and fall may be due to:
· Poor lighting
· Slippery floors
· Uneven pavements
· Cracked tiles
· Broken handrails
Common injuries include:
· Broken bones
· Spinal cord injuries
· Head injuries
· Knee injuries
A property owner can be held liable if they created the circumstances which led to the fall or they knew about the circumstances and failed to rectify them. They may also be held responsible if they didn’t know about the situation but it existed for so long that they should have known about it.
Property owners in South Florida have a duty to ensure they make their properties safe for visitors. Stores, hospitals, apartment complexes, amusement parks, and other establishments are all covered under premises liability law. People can trip over objects which are badly situated, get hurt by inadequately maintained equipment or have objects fall on them. Property owners need to guard against these possibilities as well as fires, theft, and assault. When they don’t, they can be made to pay. These cases can be difficult to handle but Florida premises liability lawyers know how to represent your best interests.
Contact a Lake Worth Personal Injury Lawyer at Gonzalez Levenson Today.
No matter what led to your injuries, our personal injury lawyers in Lake Worth are ready to assist you. We have years of experience in handling accidents involving, cars, buses, trucks, and motorcycles. We are also familiar with workers’ compensation cases, wrongful death lawsuits, and premises liability cases, including slips and falls. All you need to do is contact us so we can discuss your case and give you our informed opinion.
You probably don’t want the hassle of dealing with insurance companies and courts when you’re trying to put your life back together. If you have no legal training, you may not even know how to go about this even if you have the best will in the world. Our lawyers know are skilled and experienced.
You will need the help of an attorney who understands Florida law and knows how to negotiate with insurance companies. You need someone who will understand your pain and fight on your behalf in court if negotiation proves futile. At the Gonzalez Levenson law office, we want you to get the compensation you deserve so your life can return to some level of normalcy. Call us today!