Getting significantly injured in an accident through no fault of your own can be a traumatizing event. You may be forced to deal with the costs of treatment and the potential of losing income due to your inability to work while you recover. When you sustain such injuries, you have the right to seek compensation. This is called filing a personal injury claim.
Dyson & Levy Personal Injury Lawyer
At Dyson & Levy, As a personal injury attorney, we are fierce advocates for people who have been injured or have lost loved ones as a result of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct. We understand how difficult life can be in the aftermath of a significant injury or loss. We use our experience and skill as trial attorneys to fight on your behalf and help you secure fair compensation.
For nearly thirty years, we have been able to secure outstanding results for many individuals and families who have suffered harm as a result of negligent and wrongful conduct.
If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of another person’s wrongful conduct in Delray Beach, call 561-498-9979. Our personal injury lawyer at Dyson & Levy stands ready to fight for your justice and get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of personal injury lawyer injury claims
Our Florida personal injury attorneys are able to help people who have suffered property damage or physical injury from a wide variety of events. Some of the personal injury claims we can help with include the following:
According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Florida has close to 400,000 vehicle crashes every year. Florida is a No-
Fault car insurance state. This means that regardless of whoever is at fault in a car accident, you have to seek compensation for your injuries from your personal auto insurance policy first. But there are exceptions.
If your injuries are severe, permanent, or disabling; or the cost of your medical bills exceeds a certain threshold, you may file a liability claim. Whether it is recovering compensation from your insurance provider or the other driver, our civil trial attorneys will review your case and advice you on the best strategy to employ.
These are also called product liability lawsuits and they follow Florida’s strict liability theory. Under this theory, if the actions or omissions of a person cause damage or injury, he or she will be held liable for the damage or injury even if this was not their intention. Thus, if a company’s product is defective and you are significantly injured by the defect, you can hold the company responsible for your injuries.
Under Florida Statute 768.16, when a person’s death is caused by the wrongful act, negligence, default or breach of contract or warranty, and if that person would have demanded damages for his injuries but for death, the estate of the deceased person may bring such a lawsuit.
A Personal Injury Attorney Represents Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents
While a slip, trip, or fall can happen anywhere, owners and occupiers of premises should not allow conditions that can cause these accidents to remain. Under Florida Statute 768.0755 an owner or occupier may be responsible if a person slips and falls due to a dangerous condition on their premises. This statute takes effect if the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken steps to remove said conditions.
These accidents can happen due to many different reasons. Our civil trial attorneys know the questions to ask in determining who is at fault and who should be held liable for the accidents.
Inadequate & Negligent Security
In determining liability for inadequate and negligent security, you need to prove the following:
- Your presence on the premises was lawful.
- The premises were not adequately secured or the security personnel was negligent.
- The criminal activity that occurred should have been reasonably foreseen by the owners of the premises.
- You sustained injuries as a result of the criminal activity.
Our civil trial lawyers are proficient at digging out facts as it applies to the case and will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Florida statute 316.130(7) requires that drivers stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk with a walk signal. As long as the pedestrian is lawfully in the crosswalk, the vehicle driver must not get so close that he or she is a danger to the pedestrian. Even if there are no traffic control signals where the sidewalk is situated, the driver of a vehicle is required to yield the right of way when a pedestrian is lawfully in the crosswalk.
Even if you are not in a crosswalk, you still may make a claim.
Florida’s dog bite statute, Florida statute 767.04, states that a dog owner is liable for injuries if: the dog bites another person, and. the
person is in a public place or lawfully in a private place.
Florida’s Statute of Limitation on Personal Injury Claims
According to Florida Statutes Section 95.11(3)(a), the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is four years starting from the date of the incident or accident. If a personal injury claim is filed after four years from the date of the incident, the case is usually dismissed.
Getting compensation for your personal injury
Compensation, also known as damages can be divided into two: compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages can be further broken down into special compensatory damages and general compensatory damages.
Special compensatory damages are designed to compensate you for monetary losses caused by your injuries. The losses covered include medical expenses incurred while getting treatment for your injuries and income loss if you are unable to work as a result of your injuries.
General compensatory damages are also called non-economic damages and they are designed to compensate you for other effects of your injuries. While they may vary from case to case, they generally include compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium (if you are married).
Punitive damages, as the name implies, are designed to punish the defendant if the court determines that the defendant’s actions were malicious or intentional. These damages, while they punish the defendant, are also meant to serve as deterrents to members of the public.
We can help you
At Dyson & Levy, no personal injury case is too small or too big for us to handle. For almost thirty years, we have served the people of Delray Beach and environs and have garnered a successful reputation for getting results for our clients. Call our firm now to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team to find out how much your claim may be worth.