Personal Injury Lawyers in Daytona Beach444 Seabreeze Boulevard, Suite 100
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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Daytona Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
If someone else’s carelessness or recklessness caused your injury in Daytona Beach, you could qualify for compensation, such as medical expenses, wage losses, and more.
You do not have to go through this alone. Morgan & Morgan can handle your claim from beginning to end, allowing you to prioritize your recovery. We understand the impact of severe injuries on your health, career, and finances. Our determined personal injury lawyers in Daytona Beach can hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries and financial damages.
Let Morgan & Morgan help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn about your legal rights.
Examples of Daytona Beach Injury Claims
Personal injury claims can arise in many circumstances, such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, workplace incidents, medical mistakes, and others.
Slips and Falls
Falls can have devastating consequences, particularly for older individuals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 36 million falls are reported among those 65 and older annually, causing over 32,000 deaths. Individuals suffering severe or life-changing injuries in a slip and fall may require expensive medical treatments and lose their ability to live independently.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall on another’s property due to a hazardous condition, you could qualify for compensation. Examples of hazards include but are not limited to:
- Wet and slippery floors
- Loose rugs and mats
- Broken or missing lights
- Missing handrails
- Potholes in parking lots and sidewalks
- Uneven flooring
- Loose floorboards
Many slips and falls happen in busy places such as grocery stores, shopping malls, hotels, and theme parks. If you suffered a fall recently, a personal injury lawyer at Morgan & Morgan can determine whether you have a case.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car crash deaths in Volusia County are increasing. According to the Florida Department of Health, 131 persons died on Volusia’s roads in 2020, which is a significant increase compared to previous years. Many others suffer significant and permanently disabling injuries in car accidents. Most car accidents happen due to other drivers’ errors or carelessness, such as:
- Driving drunk or under the influence of drugs
- Driving distracted
- Driving fatigued
- Driving generally dangerously
Sometimes, bad weather, poor roads, or defective cars can also contribute to or cause crashes. If your car accident occurred due to another’s carelessness, whether another driver, government entity, or car manufacturer, a personal injury attorney could help you get justice and compensation.
Some employees, such as those working in construction or warehousing, are more at risk of injuries than others. However, slips and falls, and other accidents can occur in all workplaces, including offices and retail stores. When hurt at work, ordinary employees in Daytona Beach can generally receive workers’ compensation benefits, such as:
- Medical care
- Wage replacement
- Vocational benefits
- Death benefits for the surviving family
Employees receiving workers’ comp typically cannot sue an employer for damages. However, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit if:
- The employer did not have workers’ comp insurance
- Your workers’ comp claim was denied
- The employer caused your injury deliberately or recklessly
- A third party caused your injury (such as a property owner or subcontractor)
Morgan & Morgan has your back if you are struggling to receive workers’ compensation or need to file a lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer in Daytona Beach can help you discover all your options for receiving an adequate payout after a work accident.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, over 250,000 Americans die every year due to medical errors. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to a medical professional’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.
Medical errors can cause life-changing injuries that can come with astronomical medical expenses. Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Medication errors
- Misdiagnosis and late diagnosis
- Operating on the wrong patient or wrong body part
- Failing to order diagnostic tests
- Surgery and anesthesia mistakes
- Inadequate aftercare and early discharge
- Birth injuries
Litigating medical malpractice lawsuits can be complicated and lengthy. However, at Morgan & Morgan, we have personal injury lawyers specialized in the highly complex field of medical malpractice. We could help you and your family get what you deserve.
When you purchase a product, whether a car, electric appliance, children’s toy, or others, you should be able to trust that the manufacturer made these items reasonably safe to use and they do not have any significant defects. If you get hurt due to using a dangerous product, a personal injury lawyer could help you sue a manufacturer, retailer, and other parties involved in the items’ distribution chain. Examples of dangerous products include:
- Medical devices
- Household appliances
- Children’s toys
Other Daytona Beach Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury lawsuits can arise in various circumstances and situations. However, whenever another is responsible for causing your injury, you could have legal recourse and receive damages. Other personal injury cases we see in our Daytona Beach offices include the following:
- Dog bites and attacks
- Violent robberies and assaults
- Boat and plane accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Compensation Victims Could Recover
Severe injuries can change your life in one split second. Victims often face astronomical healthcare expenses, loss of wages, and many other injury-related costs. The amount victims can recover with a personal injury lawsuit will vary from case to case and depend on the nature of the injuries and financial losses of the individual. However, you could receive the following awards and others:
- All medical costs, including future expenses
- Lost income and estimated future loss of earnings
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and anguish
- Emotional suffering
- Permanent scarring
- Loss of a limb or a sense, such as eyesight
- Reduced life quality
How a Morgan & Morgan Personal Injury Lawyer Could Help
Receiving full and fair compensation can be challenging without professional legal representation, as insurance companies typically try to get away with paying as little as possible.
If you or a loved one got hurt in Daytona Beach, we are here to protect your rights and fight for what you deserve. Our attorneys can protect you from getting coerced into accepting a low settlement offer or having your claim denied. Other ways in which we could help include:
Gathering Evidence to Prove Your Personal Injury Claim
Gathering the right kind of evidence can be critical for your claim. Our personal injury lawyers can collect and organize evidence proving your claim and your losses, including but not limited to the following:
- Photographs and videos of the accident scene
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Evidence of your injuries
- Surveillance camera footage
Some evidence, such as photos of the accident scene and traffic camera footage, can be time-sensitive. Therefore, if you get hurt, contacting a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible can give you the best chance of getting what you deserve.
Identifying All At-Fault Parties
Determining all responsible parties in your claim can be essential for recovering a fair settlement. Our experienced injury attorneys can work with professional investigators to understand who is responsible for your injuries and hold all liable parties accountable.
Calculating Your Damages Comprehensively
Victims may not know all their damages and could leave money on the table without professional legal representation. Moreover, determining a dollar amount for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering can be tricky. To arrive at a fair settlement amount, our attorneys assess an injury’s total impact on your life, including your career, home life, future, and life quality.
Fighting for Full and Fair Compensation
Having a tenacious and experienced attorney by your side can be critical for recovering the total value of your claim, whether in an out-of-court settlement or at court. Our personal injury lawyers want you to receive the maximum possible compensation and can fight tirelessly for what you deserve, whether in negotiations with an insurance company or at a trial. Unlike other law firms, Morgan & Morgan never settles for less.
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Do I Qualify for a Personal Injury Claim?
Not all accidents and injuries qualify for a personal injury claim. However, if you or a loved one got hurt due to another’s carelessness or recklessness, you could have a legal claim and recover damages. For example, if a speeding driver runs a red light, causing your car accident, you could be entitled to compensation from their insurance company. Likewise, a property owner could be liable if you get hurt in a slip and fall due to a dangerous condition, such as broken stairs.
If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury and you are now wondering whether you qualify for an injury claim against the responsible party, our injury lawyers could help.
How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim in Daytona Beach?
Most victims suffering personal injuries in Florida have four years from the accident or injury to file a lawsuit, per Florida Statute §95.11. If you fail to file within this time, your case will most likely be thrown out and you will be unable to recover any compensation, no matter how strong your claim is.
However, there could be exceptions that shorten or lengthen the deadline set by state law. For example, if your injuries were not apparent until weeks after the incident, the time may only run down once you discover your injuries.
On the other hand, if you have a case against a government entity, you may have to act within six months or could lose your right to damages. Therefore, it is crucial to consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after getting hurt.
Can I Receive Compensation if I Have Some Responsibility for the Accident?
Florida is a comparative negligence state, which means you could recover compensation even if you have some fault for your injury. However, what you can receive depends on various factors, including your damages and degree of responsibility.
Claims, where the plaintiff (the person bringing the suit) is partially responsible, can be tricky to win. Moreover, the other side and their attorney may try to assign you an unfairly high degree of fault to get away with paying little or no compensation. Working with a tenacious personal injury attorney who can fight aggressively for what you deserve can be essential if you have some fault for your accident.
How Do Personal Injury Lawyers Get Paid?
If you are injured due to another’s fault, you should not have to worry about the cost of hiring an attorney. Fortunately, many personal injury attorneys work on contingency, meaning you pay no attorney’s fees unless they win, and their recovery will be a percentage of your final settlement amount.
However, some personal injury lawyers charge clients upfront for legal expenses and other costs. Therefore, you must talk to your potential lawyer about their fee structure before agreeing to hire them.
Morgan & Morgan never charges clients anything upfront. We want injured victims to have the best shot at getting what they truly deserve. Our fee is free unless and until we recover compensation for you. Therefore, you have no out-of-pocket costs or financial risks. Moreover, your attorney will be highly motivated to fight for the best possible outcome of your case.
We Fight Hard for the Injured
Morgan & Morgan wants you to receive the payout you need to manage your life after a personal injury. Over the last three decades, we have recovered more than $15 billion in damages, helping thousands of injured individuals and families recover fair compensation.
Our tenacious personal injury attorneys in Daytona Beach want to help you, too, recover maximum potential compensation. Get started now with a free case evaluation to discover your best next steps.