You know that injury-causing accidents can and will happen, but you might not realize the full extent of the risks to your safety until you review the statistics. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, every year, almost 24 million people visit emergency rooms for unintentional injuries. Top causes behind these incidents include motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, animal attacks, and many more. These victims suffer devastating losses that affect them physically, financially, and emotionally.
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist Accidents
If you were hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may get some sense of relief knowing that Florida law protects your interests. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses, and our attorneys at Sholtes Law, PLLC can assist with the legal process. Please contact our office to set up a no-cost consultation with a personal injury lawyer, and read on to learn about the types of cases we cover.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents typically happen because of driver negligence, including speeding, red light running, improper lane changes, distracted driving, and many other types of misconduct. We can assist you in filing a claim with the responsible motorist’s insurance company, but we’re prepared to take your case to court to protect your interests.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
While you may not have been in a motorized vehicle, some of the same concepts apply if you’re hurt while on foot or riding a bike. Usually, your first step to recovering compensation for your losses is pursuing the negligent driver through his or her insurance policy.
Dangerous Conditions on Property
Our attorneys at Sholtes Law, PLLC handle many cases involving premises liability, in which a property owner can be held liable for not maintaining a safe space. Examples include slip and fall accidents, dog bites, negligent security, and many more.
If you’re injured at work or contract an occupational disease because of job-related conditions, you may have rights under Florida workers’ compensation laws. In most cases, you’ll file a claim with your employer’s workers’ comp insurance company to receive monetary benefits.
The most serious accidents can lead to the loss of a loved one, and you may qualify to recover monetary damages through a wrongful death claim. Many of the same personal injury concepts apply, and we can assist in seeking compensation from the negligent party.
Damages in Personal Injury Accidents
In a successful claim, you can recover many different types of compensation. We’ll seek damages for such losses as:
- Medical costs;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress; and,
- Many more.
Contact a Skilled St. Lucie Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
At Sholtes Law, PLLC, we’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims and getting the full compensation allowed by Florida law. Please contact our office at 855-534-2509 or visit our website to set up your free case evaluation with an experienced attorney. Our team represents clients throughout St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Martin Counties in these and other personal injury matters, so we’re prepared to advocate on your behalf.