The personal injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have helped thousands of individuals obtain significant jury verdicts and settlement awards in cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death. While each case is different, the ability and experience of the lawyer you choose will directly affect the outcome of your lawsuit. The personal injury lawyers at Morgan & Morgan are among the top attorneys in Florida and many are nationally recognized for their efforts in the courtroom. If you have been injured by another’s negligence, our Naples personal injury attorneys will apply their legal knowledge, experience, and resources to your case to help maximize your potential recovery.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence or recklessness of another, please complete our free, no-obligation case review form. It is important that you contact us as soon as possible, because in Florida there is a time limit in which a personal injury lawsuit may be filed.
What Will My Attorney Do?
While representing you in a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney may:
- Gather all necessary evidence, review medical records, interview witnesses, photograph the scene of the accident, and evaluate the economic value of lost wages and earnings
- Work with medical experts to establish the extent of your injuries; the medical expert may also offer testimony regarding medical treatments that you may need in the future as a result of your injuries
- Deal directly with insurance companies to ensure you are receiving all insurance benefits to which you are entitled
- Evaluate any settlement offers that are received in your case to determine if you are being provided sufficient compensation for the injuries you suffered; your attorney may also negotiate for a higher settlement amount so that you receive proper compensation for your injuries
- Prepare your case for trial
What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits Our Attorneys Handle
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents: If you have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, our personal injury attorneys will make sure you receive all available insurance benefits. We will also determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for additional compensation. Regardless of who was responsible for causing the crash, car accident victims may be able to receive some compensation through their Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance benefits.
Medical Malpractice: If you have been injured because of the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare professional, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Common examples of medical malpractice include a doctor’s failure to properly diagnose a disease, surgical errors, failure to refer a patient to a specialist, birth injuries, and chiropractic malpractice.
Slip and Fall: Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises so that they are free from hazards. Moreover, property owners must warn visitors of any known dangers or hazards. If you have been injured because of a dangerous property condition such as a slippery floor, uneven pavement, or missing or broken handrail on a staircase, our attorneys may be able to file a lawsuit against the property owner.
Premises Liability: If a business or apartment complex has a history of violent crime occurring at or near the premises, the property owner has a duty to install proper security devices to protect customers and visitors. If you have been the victim of a violent crime at a convenience store, shopping mall, apartment complex or other privately-owned location, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the business or property owner whose negligent security was a contributing factor to your injuries.
Product Liability: If a company sells a product that is dangerous or defective, customers that are hurt by the product may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys handle cases involving individuals who have suffered serious side effects and complications from prescription drugs and medical devices. In addition, our attorneys handle cases involving defective consumer products.
Boating Accidents: Operators of boats and jet-skis have an obligation to maneuver their vessels in a safe and responsible manner and follow all applicable rules and regulations. If you have been injured in an accident on the water, our attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Nursing Home Abuse: Nursing homes have a duty to properly care for their patients. If your loved one is not receiving proper care or is being abused, our attorneys can help you contact the proper authorities to make sure that the abuse or improper conduct ceases. Our attorneys will also help you determine if a lawsuit should be filed against the nursing home seeking compensation for your loved one’s injuries.
Wrongful Death: If your spouse or family member died in an accident involving negligence, recklessness, or medical malpractice, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Your lawsuit will seek compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of support, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys have experience handling wrongful death lawsuits involving car accidents, medical malpractice, and side effects from dangerous prescription drugs.
Workplace Injuries: Florida’s workers’ compensation program provides employees with compensation for injuries sustained in on-the-job accidents. In addition to the benefits you receive through workers’ compensation, you may also be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit if the negligence of a third party contributed to your injuries. For example, if you are a construction worker and you were hurt in an accident involving a defective piece of machinery, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the company the manufactured or sold the defective equipment.
To learn more about how our attorneys may be able to help you, please complete our free case review form for a no-obligation case evaluation from our Naples office.