For The Injured Palm Beach Gardens
After a serious injury, you may wonder if you need a lawyer for the injured Palm Beach Garden families can depend on, from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt. The truth is that when you file a suit, it’s always more helpful to have a lawyer. Here are the major signs that you need to call a member of our team right away for assistance:
Your Injuries Are Severe
Severe injuries can put the rest of your life on hold. If your medical bills are out of control, if you are out of work due to your injury and feel like it’s completely interfering with your life, then you need a lawyer for the injured Palm Beach Garden residents to turn to during hard times. In these cases, you should file a claim, especially if your injury was someone else’s fault. When someone acts intentionally or negligently and you are harmed because of it, you deserve compensation. Sometimes, people who do not have severe injuries, do not have an understanding of various factors, when it comes to specific types of injuries. As mentioned earlier, there are certain aspects that should be considered and taken into consideration, when someone is suffering from an injury. For example; if an injury is severe enough, it can end up ruining an individual’s life. An example of this, would be if an individual were to be hurt in a sporting accident, and the injury becomes so severe, that the person is no longer able to continue their sports career. Examples of this could include shoulder injuries, knee injuries, or more. Another example of a severe injury that can demonstrate how someone’s ambitions are ruined, pertain to weightlifting. If someone tears a muscle when lifting weights, it may take months before they will be able to lift again, with the same weights that they used before. These are some factors to take into consideration, when it comes to those looking from the outside, realizing the consequences that severe injuries can cause to individuals. Furthermore, there is also the aspect of medical bills as well. It was touched on briefly before,but in relation to medical bills, people cannot always afford to pay for expenses, and there can be financial consequences that end up happening as a result, such as debt.
Your Injury Is Someone Else’s Fault
You may have no question about who is at fault when it comes to your injury. While liability might not be something that you question, the insurance company is going to fight you. Having an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will ensure you are not taken advantage of and have someone fighting for your rights. Remember, the work comp carrier is not on your side.
Your Settlement Offer Is Low
Often, a workers’ compensation injury claim usually ends before it reaches trial. The first offer of a settlement is usually low. Keep in mind that if insurance companies are involved, they will want to pay as little as possible. Victims should never accept the first offer or accept just any offer. It’s crucial to make an informed decision. This might be difficult if you don’t understand what you are entitled.
A lawyer for the injured Palm Beach Garden community members depend on, can guide you through the process and provide you with a settlement calculation. This does not mean that you will reach an agreement on the amount, but it does give you a foundation to work with. We can provide you with the necessary information and educate you on when to accept a settlement and when to fight for more.
Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law is complicated. If you were recently harmed, then it might be time to talk to a lawyer for the injured Palm Beach Garden clients trust from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt.
When someone is injured in a car accident, they often face financial losses because of those injuries. Depending on how serious the injuries are, the losses they suffer may be temporary, however, if the injuries are severe enough to leave permanent damages, those financial may also be permanent.
The first step we can take in pursuing damages is to examine the evidence from the crash to determine which driver was liable for the crash. That driver is then legally responsible for the victim’s losses. Some of these losses are economic, such as medical expenses and lost wages. Other losses are non-economic, including pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and scarring. You might end up having multiple claims under different laws. Don’t lose the ability to pursue all rights afforded under the law.
We know there are many accidents where there is a third-party who is legally liable for the victim’s injuries. If the at-fault driver of the car was not the owner, then the owner may be liable, depending on the circumstances of why the driver was in possession of the vehicle.
At the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt, our lawyers have successfully helped many victims injured in third-party liability accidents. Our legal team understands how complex these types of cases can be, as well as the extensive evidence needed to prove the case.
The following are the more common types of third-party liability lawsuits a for the injured Palm Beach Garden clients turn to have handled in the past:
- Trucking companies: It is the trucking company’s responsibility to ensure the drivers they hire are fully trained and experienced, have good driving records, do not have any substance abuse issues, do not suffer from any medical conditions that could interfere with driving (i.e. sleep apnea), and adheres to all federal and state driving regulations. Moreover, when it comes to trucking companies, some of the factors that are at times, not taken into consideration, pertain to the lack of training, when it comes to making wide turns. Trucks are much bigger than cars, and as such, it is often required that drivers make a wide turn, to avoid colliding with oncoming traffic. Failure to do this, can cause consequences such as accidents, as well as possible severe injuries, to those who were involved.
- Employers: Other employers besides trucking companies can be held liable when their employees cause a crash while engaged in work duties. For example, we have represented victims injured by employers such as movers, personal assistants, delivery drivers, and utility workers.
Common Injuries Caused By Slip and Fall Accidents
As humans, some of us are more clumsy than others. There may be times where we trip and take a tumble simply due to our own fault. However, there may be other times when we could slip and fall and it is because of another’s negligence. For example, if you are shopping at a grocery store and slipped because a puddle of liquid went unattended to by staff, then you may have a case against the store for negligence.
Other important variables to your slip and fall case would be whether the staff were aware that the puddle was there and had ignored it, failed to place a “wet floor sign”, or tried to clean it up but didn’t take care of it entirely. Only by visiting with a lawyer for the injured Palm Beach Garden injury victims depend on, will it become clear as to whether you could receive financial compensation from that grocery store.
Anyone who has taken a slip and fall onto hard ground can probably attest to just how painful it can be. Here are some of the most common injuries that are caused due to slip and fall incidents:
Bones can get broken when there is a force of pressure applied that it cannot withstand. Depending on how the person fell, their bones may absorb the full impact of the tumble. Ankle fractures, broken hips, and broken knees are among the most prevalent injuries associated with slip and falls. Additionally, the older a person is, the more likely they are to break a bone from taking a fall. However, when filing a claim against the store, a person’s age isn’t really a factor, as anyone hurt due to another’s negligence deserves fair compensation.
Damage to the Knee
As someone falls, they can take a hit to their knees if the slip caused them to jolt forward instead of backwards. Knees are a very complex web of ligaments and bone, and can take a very long time to fully heal. For severe cases, a person who slipped and fell may need knee reconstruction in order to fix the damage. As you can imagine, the costs for taking care of a shattered knee can be expensive and the injury may impact that person’s ability to get around for the rest of their life.
A person who falls and lands on their back may hit their head on the ground, potentially causing a head or brain injury. Such injuries are serious and can turn life-threatening quickly. Many people who fall feel embarrassed and may be quick to brush off what happened and just keep going. But, it is vital that people move past this feeling and get medical care and file a report at the store before leaving. Possible head injuries are to always be taken seriously, regardless of whether there is a visible wound or not. Examples of head injuries that can happen include concussion, brain bleeding or inflammation, skull fracture, and whiplash. Whiplash, is when an individual gets involved in an accident, and they end up having neck injuries that are not felt at the time. Eventually, if the issue is not resolved in time, and the person is not examined by a doctor, the issues pertaining to whiplash can become more severe and permanent. This is why when it comes to head or brain injuries, it is important that an individual gets examined in depth, to assess that everything is okay .
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party or parties, contact the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt today to meet with a lawyer for the injured Palm Beach Garden victims turn to.