Accidents can happen at any time and affect almost anyone. While many accidents are minor, causing no serious injuries or long-term damages, some situations can have life-changing results.
In the state of Florida, personal injury lawyers can handle these situations. At Fetterman & Associates, PA, we can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Here you can learn more about some of the most common personal injury lawsuits filed in Port St Lucie.
1. Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip-and-fall accident can result in serious injuries that are, in some cases, life-threatening. Many injuries that occur during this type of accident can be debilitating and impact the rest of your life.
You can be the victim of a slip-and-fall accident in a grocery store due to a wet floor not being cleaned up promptly or marked clearly. Another example is slipping and falling on someone’s property because of dangerous conditions. If this happens, and the property owner did not warn about the hazards present, you may be able to file a claim.
2. Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Nursing home neglect and abuse are also more common than most people realize. In many situations, these locations are understaffed, which means that the workers are often fatigued and overworked, which can result in the unintentional neglect of residents. However, malicious neglect and abuse are common for aging adults living in nursing homes or similar facilities.
This is a serious situation and one that occurs in assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout Florida and the United States.
3. Product Liability Claims
Most product liability cases involve injuries resulting from a dangerous product due to a flawed design or faulty manufacturing. Dangerous and defective products can include almost anything, including pharmaceutical devices or drugs, electronic cigarette explosions, children’s toys, motor vehicles, and more.
An item that results in unreasonable harm because of improper testing, the failure to identify or correct a flaw and fix the danger it poses, or the failure to warn buyers by adding hazard warnings on the box or product can give cause for a product liability claim if an injury results.
4. Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases include all types of negligence related to health care and treatment, including birth injuries, delayed diagnosis, anesthesia overdose, prescription errors, surgical errors, and more.
Our Port St Lucie medical malpractice attorneys have seen the serious issues that can result from these cases. When you seek treatment from a medical professional, you expect to receive a certain level of care. If the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals treating you fail to meet this level of care, it may result in disfigurement, life-changing injuries, and even cases of wrongful death.
5. Auto and Motorcycle Accidents
Auto and motorcycle accidents are some of the most common personal injury claims filed in Port St Lucie and the entire state of Florida. While auto accidents are prevalent throughout the Sunshine State, the sunny weather and pleasant temperatures appeal to motorcyclists, which often leads to more riders on the road and the greater possibility of an accident.
Florida has some motorcycle laws in place regarding safety; however, no rider over age 21 is required to wear a helmet if they have sufficient insurance coverage. Unfortunately, this would make accidents more severe (in some cases) because motorcycles already offer minimum protection when an accident occurs.
Why Hire an Attorney for Help with Your Personal Injury Claim?
If you are involved in an accident with another party, you may believe the legal process will be simple and straightforward. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Florida personal injury cases can be complex and confusing. Some of the reasons to contact our legal team for help with your case include the following:
Protection from the Insurance Company
When you hire an attorney for help with your injury claim, you can re-focus on your recovery rather than dealing with the claims adjuster from the insurance company. Many insurance adjusters pressure victims to sign medical releases, provide statements, and more, which is not in their best interest. The adjuster may also pressure victims to settle their claims before they fully understand the extent of their damages or injuries.
You do not have to worry about this type of pressure with an attorney. Your attorney will handle questions from the insurance adjuster and allow you to avoid making mistakes that may cost you in terms of the compensation you receive.
Have Someone Who Knows How to Prove Liability
Your attorney knows what must be done to prove fault and liability for an accident and injury based on the law. The legal elements to prove your claim can vary based on the situation and circumstances. Your attorney will handle the entire investigation to determine who is responsible. They will also gather evidence to help prove fault.
Our legal team has years of experience handling many types of personal injury cases. We know what legal requirements must be met to show fault in various personal injury cases. We will use our knowledge and expertise to help your case achieve the best possible outcome.
Contact Fetterman & Associates, PA, for Help and Information
After an accident where you experience an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive damages (financial compensation) for your case. We recommend contacting our legal team as soon as possible so we can begin gathering evidence before it disappears or is lost.
You can contact our office to schedule an initial free consultation to discuss the next steps in the process. We are here to help with your Port St Lucie personal injury claim and will work to help you achieve the best possible outcome.