Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers in Daytona Beach
The Morgan & Morgan Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys have years of experience recovering compensation for victims who have been injured in accidents that were not their fault. We have been able to recover multi-million dollar verdicts for our clients so that they have the means to fully move on from the incidents; compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and mental, physical, and emotional suffering. The attorneys in our Daytona Beach office handle a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits and have the resources needed to take cases to trial to ensure our clients receive proper compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured, and you suspect that it was someone else’s fault, complete our case review form on this page for a free, no-obligation case review from our Daytona Beach office. In Florida, there is a time limit, otherwise known as a Statute of Limitations, in which a personal injury lawsuit may be filed. It’s important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Can I Sue?
If you have been injured in an accident involving negligent or reckless behavior, a personal injury attorney might be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf. A person or corporation acts negligently if they fail to act how a reasonably prudent person or entity would act under similar circumstances. In addition, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals must provide healthcare in a manner that conforms to the accepted standards of the medical profession. If this duty is breached resulting in an injury to the patient, medical malpractice may have occurred.
Depending on the details of your accident, a number of other factors may affect your right to file a personal injury claim. Only a qualified Daytona Beach attorney will be able to determine whether you have legal recourse under Florida law.
How Our Daytona Beach Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
In handling your personal injury case, the attorneys in our Daytona Beach office may:
Gather Evidence: As part of a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney may:
- Take photographs of the accident scene and review any video surveillance footage of where the accident took place
- Collect all necessary medical records to demonstrate the extent of your injuries
- Interview witnesses and healthcare providers
- Review Daytona Beach police and accident reports
Because witnesses’ memories fade over time and physical evidence may become lost or damaged, it is important that you contact an attorney immediately after suffering an injury.
Work with Experts: Our Daytona Beach attorneys work with leading medical experts to help us win cases for our clients. In a personal injury lawsuit, a medical expert can evaluate the victim’s injuries and explain how they were caused by the defendant’s actions. In a medical malpractice case, a medical expert may be used to review the level of treatment the patient received and explain to the jury how the doctor or healthcare professional violated the accepted standard of care of the medical profession.
Negotiate with Insurance Companies: In many personal injury cases, the wrongdoer’s insurance company may attempt to settle the lawsuit to avoid the expense and uncertainty of a jury trial. If a settlement offer is received, our personal injury attorneys will evaluate the offer and negotiate on your behalf to ensure that the settlement provides adequate compensation for your damages. If negotiations do not result in an acceptable settlement offer, your personal injury attorney will prepare your case for trial.
Prepare for Trial: At trial, your personal injury lawyer will argue your case to a judge or jury to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence, recklessness, or malpractice of another. Your attorney may offer opening and closing statements, question witnesses, and cross-examine any witnesses called by the defendant or its insurance company.
Damages Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits
The following types of damages may be available in a personal injury lawsuit:
Medical Expenses: Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensation for all medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident. In addition, you may also receive compensation for medical expenses that you will incur in the future as a result of the accident. This may include compensation for rehabilitation services and the cost of in-home care aides.
Lost Wages and Earnings: Damages in personal injury lawsuits often include compensation for lost wages and earnings. If you are unable to perform the essential functions of your job after suffering a personal injury, you may also be able to recover compensation for your decreased earning potential. Your attorney may retain an economic expert to determine the value of your diminished earning capacity over the course of your lifetime.
Pain and Suffering: Based on the severity of your injuries, you may be able to recover damages for the physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish caused by the accident. You may also be entitled to compensation for chronic pain or reduced quality of life. In addition, a spouse of a personal injury victim may be able to recover damages for loss of consortium, which is intended to compensate a victim’s spouse for loss of a family relationship.
Punitive Damages: In cases of wanton negligence and reckless disregard for the safety of others, a personal injury victim may be eligible for punitive damages, which are designed to punish the wrongdoer and discourage others from engaging in similarly dangerous conduct.
Personal Injury Cases Our Attorneys Handle
Our Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys handle the following types of personal injury lawsuits:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents: If you have been injured because of a negligent or reckless driver of a car, truck, or motorcycle, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Our Daytona Beach attorneys represent clients, including out-of-state drivers who visit the area on spring break, who have been hit by drunk drivers and other motorists who violated the law.
Medical Malpractice: If a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional violates the accepted standards of the medical community and you suffer injuries as a result of this sub-standard care, you may have a viable claim for medical malpractice. Common types of medical malpractice include failure to timely diagnose a medical condition, surgical errors, performing unnecessary tests or procedures, and failing to warn a patient of the known risks associated with a medical procedure.
Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices: Our personal injury attorneys represent individuals who have suffered serious side effects and complications from prescription drugs and defective medical devices.
Nursing Home Abuse: Our personal injury attorneys have experience handling Florida nursing home abuse cases involving neglect, physical and sexual abuse, medical malpractice, inadequate staffing, and financial exploitation by nursing homes.
Defective Products: Our personal injury attorneys handle defective product cases involving design defects, manufacturing defects, and defects in marketing. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages against a product manufacturer or retailer who sold you the defective product.
Workplace Injuries: If you have been injured at work, our Daytona Beach attorneys may be able to help you recover damages through the workers’ compensation system. In addition, if the workplace accident was caused in part by the negligence of a third party (such as a sub-contractor or the manufacturer of a defective piece of machinery) you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third party.
Slip and Falls: Property owners in Florida have a duty to maintain their premises so that they are free from hazards that might harm innocent victims. Our personal injury attorneys have represented individuals who are hurt because of unsafe property conditions in grocery stores, shopping malls, and private residences.
Birth Injuries: The parents of an injured child may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by an injury sustained at birth. Our personal injury attorneys have experience representing parents in birth injury cases involving cerebral palsy, nerve injury from forceps, and the failure to refer a high-risk pregnancy to a qualified specialist.
Boating and jet-ski accidents: Operators of boats and personal watercraft in Florida have a duty to comport with accepted standards of care. If you have been injured on the water because of the negligent or reckless behavior of another, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In addition, our attorneys represent injured fisherman, dockworkers, and other maritime employees in cases against negligent maritime employers.
Dog Bites: The law in Florida imposes strict liability on dog owners, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness. As long as the victim is in a public place or lawfully in a private place and the victim’s own conduct did not contribute to the accident, a dog bite victim can generally recover damages against the owner of the dog.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: Our Daytona Beach personal injury attorneys represent individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, sports injuries, and acts of physical violence. Brain injury lawsuits can be extremely complicated and involve the use of highly qualified experts who will evaluate the victim’s injuries and explain the victim’s medical condition to a jury.
Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Back injuries are often difficult to diagnose following an accident. In some cases, it may take weeks or even months before a doctor can fully assess the extent of a victim’s injuries. If you have suffered back or spinal cord injuries, the personal injury attorneys in our Daytona Beach office may work with medical experts to evaluate your injuries and ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for the damages you have suffered. Our attorneys represent individuals who have suffered back and spinal cord injuries from slip and falls, workplace injuries, chiropractic malpractice, and car accidents.
Wrongful Death Cases: In cases where a personal injury victim dies as a result of his or her injuries, the victim’s spouse and certain family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages, such as medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of support and services, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys have experience handling wrongful death cases involving medical malpractice, automobile and motorcycle accidents, and dangerous prescription drugs.
To learn more about how the personal injury attorneys in our Daytona Beach office may be able to help you, please complete our free case review form.