Personal Injury Lawyers in West Palm Beach1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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Experiencing an unexpected accident and injury often involves not only the physical pain of the injury but also considerable financial and emotional burdens. However, you should not have to pay the price for another’s mistake. Unfortunately, an insurance company that should compensate you may instead try to fight your claim, denying you an adequate settlement.
However, Morgan & Morgan has your back. We could help you recover the compensation you need to rebuild your life after suffering a significant injury. A West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer can walk you through your options and move forward with the legal process so you can concentrate fully on your recovery.
Contact us now for a free case evaluation to find out whether you qualify for compensation.
What Is a Personal Injury?
A severe or permanent injury can put your career and home life on hold, completely changing your life in one split second. Personal injury law generally allows you to pursue compensation if another party caused your accident and injury, whether deliberately or due to carelessness.
Common West Palm Beach Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims can arise in various daily life situations, such as shopping at the grocery store or getting hit by a car. Common examples of claims we handle in our West Palm Beach office include:
If another driver acts irresponsibly or dangerously, for example, by driving drunk or violating road laws and causing your accident, you could have a personal injury claim against them. You could be entitled to damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance company or file a lawsuit.
A Morgan & Morgan personal injury lawyer could help you fight for compensation in the following claims and others:
- Truck accidents
- Car collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Rideshare collisions
- Rental car accidents
Slips and Falls
Many falls do not cause extensive injuries or financial losses. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some individuals, especially those 65 and over, suffer devastating consequences from falls, such as fractures, other severe injuries, and even death. Fall injuries can be physically limiting, emotionally distressing, and costly for victims and families.
However, if you or a loved one fell and got injured on another’s premises due to a hazardous condition or lack of maintenance, we could help you pursue compensation from the responsible property owner or lessee.
Workers' compensation is designed to protect employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses by providing financial assistance and support to workers and ensuring they receive proper medical treatment, wage replacement, and rehabilitation services.
By providing timely benefits and resources, workers can focus on their recovery while mitigating additional hardships. It also holds employers accountable for maintaining safe workplaces and encourages them to implement preventive measures against workplace hazards.
If you are a West Palm Beach worker who has been injured or become ill on the job, you may be entitled to benefits or compensation through a third-party liability claim. Our workers’ comp attorneys can assist you through the process—and help fight for your rights if your employer fails to keep their side of the bargain.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
West Palm Beach is home to many retirees, some residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Sadly, older and vulnerable adults who depend on others for their daily needs can be at risk of suffering nursing home abuse and neglect, such as:
- Verbal and physical abuse
- Sexual assault
- Financial abuse
If you suspect your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, consult with a personal injury lawyer at Morgan & Morgan as soon as possible. You could have a case against the nursing home. While we understand that compensation cannot turn back time, it could help with medical expenses and moving costs and provide comfort for your loved one.
According to Johns Hopkins University, medical negligence is now a leading cause of death in the US. Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Surgery and anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Leaving instruments inside a patient’s body
- Performing unnecessary treatment
- Medication errors
Proving medical negligence can be challenging and usually requires one or several expert witnesses to testify on the victim’s behalf. Our personal injury lawyers could help you fight for justice and compensation if you suffered an injury due to a medical professional’s negligence.
West Palm Beach boasts a vibrant boating community. Many locals and tourists safely enjoy the county’s rivers, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the ocean. However, accidents with injuries and fatalities can occur. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a boating accident, and someone else is responsible, you could have a personal injury case and seek damages.
Defective product claims can involve various consumer products, including medications, cars, toys, electric appliances, and many others. If you got hurt due to a dangerous consumer product, our personal injury lawyers could help you sue a manufacturer or another party involved in the product’s distribution chain.
Personal injury claims can arise in numerous situations and circumstances. Professional legal help can be critical for receiving the payout you deserve. If you want to determine whether you have a legal case, Morgan & Morgan is here to help. Our injury attorneys can assess your specific claim and identify your legal options.
Your Next Best Steps After Getting Hurt in West Palm Beach
Knowing what to do when you get into an accident or are injured in a slip and fall can be essential for protecting your rights to compensation from the liable party. Here are your best net steps after getting hurt:
See a Doctor Promptly
Seeking medical help immediately after your accident can be vital, even if you initially feel fine. You may have underlying injuries that need immediate treatment. Moreover, seeing a doctor will also document your injuries which is essential for recovering compensation with a legal claim.
While not always possible, collecting evidence at the accident scene can be critical for your compensation claim. Try to take pictures and videos of the accident and your injuries. If there are any eyewitnesses, ask them for contact details, as their statements could be critical for your claim.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Injured victims often come to us after struggling to get what they deserve from insurance companies. However, contacting an attorney right away can have many advantages. Morgan & Morgan can protect your rights from day one, so an insurer cannot take advantage of you. We can handle all the legal details, allowing you to heal and concentrate on your well-being. The sooner you get professional legal help, the sooner you can recover the payout you deserve.
How a Morgan & Morgan Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Our attorneys want nothing more than to help you recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet physically, emotionally, and financially. We can:
- Analyze your claim and clarify your legal rights and options
- Determining the best time for filing your lawsuit
- Gather witness statements
- Liaise with your medical providers to document your injuries
- Review and organize evidence such as photos and accident reports
- Negotiate aggressively with the insurer
- Present your case powerfully at trial
If an insurance company is dragging its heels and refusing a fair settlement, our experienced attorneys can level the playing field. Unlike other law firms, we never hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary to fight for maximum compensation.
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How Do I Prove Another’s Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?
To receive compensation, injured individuals must show, with the relevant evidence, that the defendant was responsible for their accident and injury. The four elements of a personal injury claim include the following:
- The defendant had a duty to prevent harm to the victim
- They breached their duty due to negligent or reckless conduct
- The breach resulted in the accident and the victim’s injury
- The injured individual suffered damages such as medical expenses
You must prove these four elements with compelling evidence, such as:
- Photographs of the accident and injuries
- Medical reports
- Witness statements
- Police accident report
- Expert witness testimony
Proving negligence can be more complex than it seems at first glance. Your incident may require a comprehensive investigation to determine whether all four elements can be legally proven. A personal injury lawyer can clarify your options and help you establish and prove your legal claim.
Which Damages Could I Receive With a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
At Morgan & Morgan, we assess the full impact of an injury on your present and future life, which is much more than just medical expenses. When we talk to our clients, they often mention the emotional distress or chronic pain they experience after an accident, which significantly interferes with their daily lives.
While it is impossible to put a price on pain, we believe you deserve full and fair compensation for all your damages, including physical and emotional anguish.
Depending on the extent of your injuries and financial losses, you could receive economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages reimburse injured individuals for actual expenses as a result of the accident, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation therapies
- Medical devices such as a wheelchair
- Loss of income
- Property damage
- Miscellaneous accident expenses
If you suffered significant injuries, you probably had to endure much pain and potentially also experienced emotional distress. In some cases, victims see their lives forever changed and are forced to give up hobbies and physical activities they enjoyed before their injury. Non-economic damages are designed to compensate victims for such damages and can include awards for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Permanent disability
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Since every personal injury case is unique, your best step for discovering the worth of your case is contacting a personal injury lawyer who can assess your damages and calculate a fair settlement amount. In general, several factors will determine the value of your injury claim, including but not limited to:
- The severity of your injuries
- Your medical bills
- The amount of income you have lost and are likely to lose in the future
- Whether you will recover fully and be able to return to work
- Your estimated recovery time
- Whether you suffered a permanent disability
- Whether you are partially responsible for the accident
- The insurance coverage of the responsible party
What Is My Role in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
While your personal injury lawyer will handle all the legal aspects of your claim, there are some things you can do that could help your case and even maximize your compensation, such as:
- Follow your medical treatment plan
- Do not say anything that could be interpreted as admitting fault
- Document your recovery with a daily journal entry
- Cooperate with your attorney regarding requests for documentation
- Keep the details of your claim and recovery confidential
- Refrain from posting any accident or injury details on social media
Should I Communicate Directly With the Insurance Company?
In almost all compensation claims, negotiating with an insurance company can backfire, especially if a lot of money is at stake. When an insurance adjuster contacts you, they may be friendly. However, in most cases, they have their employer’s best interests at heart and not yours. The insurer may be looking for a way to trip you up and get you to say something that could be used to deny or reduce your insurance payout.
Our attorneys always have your best interests at heart. We can negotiate with the insurance company while protecting you from manipulative tactics and lowball offers, so you don’t settle for less than you deserve.
We Want You to Win
There is only one Morgan & Morgan. Our personal injury lawyers in West Palm Beach fight for the injured every day, with over $15 billion recovered in damages to date. We don’t just want you to win; we want you to receive nothing less than the full value of your claim. When we take your case, you become part of our family, and we will fight as hard for you as we would fight for our own families.
If you or a loved one recently got hurt, get in touch as soon as possible, as the time to file a claim is generally limited. You pay nothing unless and until we recover compensation. Fill in our online form now and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.