West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney
We live in a fairly safe society, so when serious injuries occur, many of us are unsure of the actions we should take. Receiving immediate medical attention is, of course, a necessity. But what are the next steps to take? When you suffer from an injury caused by another party’s recklessness or negligence, you may have the right to seek monetary compensation for your expenses. This is known as a personal injury claim. The money you could recover through this type of claim can be the difference between going into debt to cover your expenses or comfortably recovering from your injury and easing back into your normal lifestyle. Let a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney from Pike & Lustig assist you today.
At Pike & Lustig, LLP, we treat personal injury cases with the utmost care and dedication. Our injury team is here to help you through this difficult process by providing you with insight to your rights as a victim.
In Florida, you have four years following the date of your injury to file your personal injury claim for most cases. Medical malpractice cases are a notable exception to this rule. With a medical malpractice or wrongful death case, you have two years following your injury to file your personal injury claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. Once this window of time has passed, you no longer have the right to file your personal injury claim and seek monetary compensation.
Statute of limitations laws are in place to protect all parties involved in accidents. Over time, witness’ testimony can become faulty, evidence can degrade, and injuries can heal or become obscured by later trauma unrelated to the initial accident. This is why it is so important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney for legal counsel as soon as you can following your accident. This should be the first thing you do after receiving adequate medical care for your injury. As a victim, time is not on your side, our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys can provide information and assistance today.
Successful Personal Injury Attorneys Serving West Palm Beach
While most of us don’t give the daily morning commute to work a second thought, driving is, in fact, one of the most dangerous activities we do on a daily basis. Traffic fatalities were actually the second most common injury-caused death (33,783 deaths), just behind unintentional poisoning (36,280) in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, driving has become even more dangerous in the last few years, with roughly 40,000 deaths occurring in 2015. As the economy continues to improve, and as long as gas prices remain relatively low, more people will be out traveling on the roads, which leads to more fatalities and injuries. If you have been hurt in an auto accident, you may be facing heavy medical expenses and recovery costs. You are also likely to feel pressure from an insurance company to settle for far less than what your case is worth. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our attorneys provide aggressive legal representation to auto accident victims and help them get the maximum amount of compensation allowed by law.
No truck collision is a simple case. Because there are often multiple parties involved in the wreck truck accidents are often complex. Furthermore, there is usually much more opportunity for large financial compensation when a trucking company is involved due to their large insurance policies.This makes having an aggressive, experienced attorney all the more crucial. Truck accidents often result in severe and even life-threatening injuries. While you recover, your ability to work and support your loved ones may be impacted. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our experienced West Palm Beach truck accident attorneys have the legal ability you to recover damages for the medical expenses, lost wages, and pain suffering you have experienced as the result of your accident.
“I didn’t see them” is not an acceptable excuse for a driver to make in regards to hitting a motorcyclist. With more and more distracted drivers on the road talking and texting behind the wheel, it is no surprise that the number of motorcycle accidents is on the rise. We do not accept that a driver not seeing a motorcyclist is a valid reason for causing serious harm and financial damage. Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents can cause lasting damage. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our attorneys have helped clients just like you to get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Contact our experienced West Palm Beach motorcycle accident attorneys today to discuss the legal options available to put you on the road to recovery.
Bicycle accidents are often due to either extremely careless or downright violent driving behavior, and the loser is always the cyclist. While occupants of an automobile have protection in even the most traumatic multi-car pile ups, cyclists have none, and the injuries, post traumatic stress, and long-lasting damage reflect that. Bicycle accidents cause serious, often debilitating injuries that can result in temporary or permanent disability. Our experienced West Palm Beach bicycle accident attorneys will work aggressively to defend your interests and get you the compensation you need for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, we will fight for your rights and hold responsible parties accountable.
Drunk drivers are one of the most common groups of negligent drivers when it comes to causing pedestrian injuries and fatalities. And, according to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, one third of drunk driving problems come from repeat offenders. It is no mistake when a pedestrian is hit by a drunk driver; indeed, it is just a matter of time before that level of negligence ends in catastrophe. Pedestrians are also at risk of being hit by speeding, careless, and distracted drivers who aren’t paying attention to vulnerable road users like they should. When a driver’s duty of care is forsaken (to act in a manner that does not harm others), life and limb are at dire risk for those that have no roll cage, airbags, or seat belt. Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere, and the impacts from these accidents can cause lasting repercussions. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our experienced West Palm Beach pedestrian accident attorneys can provide the aggressive legal representation you need to ensure recovery for the damages you have suffered.
Just like traffic accidents, water vehicle collisions are due to negligence caused by carelessness, recklessness, and even alcohol. Unlike most traffic accidents, there is often a level of incompetence in terms of lack of boat handling experience. However, this is no excuse for causing harm and property damage to another party. Boat accidents are common in Florida, and are often the result of another person’s reckless or negligent conduct. If you have been injured in a boat accident, contact the experienced West Palm Beach boat accident attorneys at Pike & Lustig, LLP today. We work aggressively to ensure responsible parties are held accountable for the injuries they cause.
Bus accidents often involve multiple parties and claims, and an insurance company may be pressuring you to settle for far less than you deserve. When you have been involved in this type of accident, you need the sophisticated legal representation provided by Pike & Lustig, LLP. Our West Palm Beach bus accident attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
ATV accidents often cause serious, life-threatening injuries, and may result in permanent disability. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our experienced West Palm Beach ATV accident attorneys will help you to hold responsible parties accountable.
As the result of a railroad accident, you may be dealing with permanent impacts to your health and your ability to earn a living. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our experienced West Palm Beach railroad accident attorneys know the serious injuries that can result from railroad accidents. We will provide the sophisticated legal representation you need, and help you and your family get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
At Pike & Lustig, LLP, we know that uninsured motorists cause serious damages on Florida roads and highways. If you have been involved in an accident caused by an uninsured driver, you may be wondering how you will be reimbursed for your medical expenses and recovery costs. We will hold responsible parties accountable for the damages they have caused, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing home negligence cases occur all too frequently, and the physical and emotional damages can be devastating. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our experienced West Palm Beach nursing home negligence attorneys provide the kind of aggressive legal representation that is necessary to hold responsible parties accountable.
Sexual Assault and Battery
At Pike & Lustig, LLP, we know the lasting physical and emotional damage that can result from sexual assault and battery case. Our experienced West Palm Beach sexual assault and battery attorneys will fight for your rights, and ensure that responsible parties are brought to justice. We provide caring, compassionate legal service, while making sure you get the compensation you need to recover.
Monetary Compensation for Your Injury
Do not accept the first settlement another party or their insurance provider offers without first discussing your case’s potential monetary compensation amount with your attorney. You could be entitled to a larger amount of money that can better cover all your expenses.
Monetary compensation from a successful personal injury claim may be used to cover all the following expenses:
- Medical bills;
- Lifestyle alterations required for temporary or permanent disabilities;
- Wages lost by spending time out of work;
- Transportation needs;
- Scarring, bruising, sprains, and other minor physical pains associated with your injury; and
- Treatment for depression and other mental ailments following your injury.
An injury should not create a financial burden on you or your family.
Contact An Experienced West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney
Contact the team of experienced, passionate West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at Pike & Lustig, LLP to discuss your case and learn more about your rights and options with a qualified lawyer who can help you with your claim. Call our firm at 561-291-8298 today for your consultation.