Fort Pierce Personal Injury Lawyer Serving St. Lucie & Martin County
Personal injuries are personal—it’s your health, your job, your family, your life that will be affected by the harm you’ve suffered. You deserve to tell your story, and you deserve more than to be just another case file in a big law firm or an insurance claim number shuffling through the ranks. At Sholtes Law, PLLC, we handle personal injury cases with the care, attention and dedication they truly merit. As our client, you can expect one-on-one time with your attorney to ask questions, get answers, and talk about your unique situation. In addition to motor vehicle accident-related injury claims, our firm has experience in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie & Martin County personal injury matters involving slip and fall accidents, dog bites, negligent security, workplace accidents, and wrongful death. Read on to learn more about these types of personal injury claims.
Slip & Fall Accidents
Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises, including walkways, staircases, and platforms. Slippery floors, clutter, and the failure to warn of hazards all create dangerous property conditions that can result in slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. When a property owner or business fails to maintain safe premises, filing a personal injury claim enables slip and fall victims to recover fair and appropriate compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other ramifications of the accident.
Dog Bite Injuries
In Florida, dog owners are liable for dog bite injuries if a dog bites another person, and the person is in a public place or lawfully in a private place, even if the dog owner had no prior knowledge or warning the dog might bite. In other words, the dog bite injury victim does not have to prove a lack of reasonable care, i.e. negligence, caused the bite. We take dog bite cases very seriously at Sholtes Law, knowing that being attacked by a dog is very traumatic and deserving of maximum available compensation.
Florida property owners have a duty to take reasonable security measures to protect the public from foreseeable crimes, such as robbery or assault, that are more likely to occur when there isn’t adequate security on the premises. Lack of security patrols, security cameras, appropriate lighting, and/or functioning security hardware such as locks may all give rise to a negligent security claim if a person is harmed. Florida does have specific laws covering negligent security, so it’s important to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about potential claims you may have.
Many people spend most of their waking hours at work, so it should come as no surprise that many accidents and injuries occur on the job in all types of industries and professions. These accidents and injuries range from trips and falls to electrocution (common in the construction industry) to respiratory conditions and carpal tunnel syndrome. At Sholtes Law, PLLC, we help workplace accident victims recover compensation through workers’ compensation benefits and third-party injury claims.
Florida law allows the surviving family members of a deceased personal injury victim to recover compensation in a wrongful death action. Eligible family members include the deceased person’s spouse, children, and parents, as well as any blood relative or adoptive sibling who was partly or wholly dependent on the deceased for support or services. Available damages include loss of companionship, emotional pain and suffering, and medical and/or funeral expenses. We handle wrongful death actions with sensitivity and tact, so families can focus on healing.
Speak with an Experienced Fort Pierce Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has sustained a personal injury and you live in Saint Lucie, River County or Martin County, please contact Sholtes Law, PLLC to schedule a consultation with an experienced, local personal injury lawyer. Your first attorney consultation is free and, from there, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us nothing until we recover compensation on your behalf.