When you suffer an injury and monetary losses due to someone else’s reckless, careless, or wrongful behavior, they should pay for their mistakes – not you or your loved ones. You can pursue a claim for compensation, and Ged Lawyers can fight for you every step of the way.
Our Wellington personal injury lawyers can prove an at-fault party is liable for your damages and aggressively seek full and fair financial awards. Let us put our law firm’s 25-plus years of legal experience behind getting the money you need to get back on your feet. Contact us today for legal advice and a free consultation.
Our Wellington Personal Injury Attorneys Handle a Variety of Legal Issues
You may have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit if you or your loved one suffered harm due to negligence, intentional wrongdoing, or medical error. Our personal injury lawyers serving Wellington, FL, handle cases involving the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Rideshare vehicle collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Dog bite injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Camp Lejeune claims
- Mass torts
- Wrongful death
We Have Achieved Significant Settlements and Verdicts for Personal Injury Clients
Our goal is to achieve the highest settlement or verdict possible in your case while also relieving your legal burden. Our dedication to clients, combined with our team’s skills and resources, yields significant case results like the following:
- A $7.13 million verdict for the victim of a commercial motor vehicle accident
- A $6.5 million settlement for the victim of a gas explosion
- A $4.5 million jury verdict for a man hit by a car while riding on a scooter
- A $1.4 million verdict for a car crash victim
- A $1.062 million arbitration award for a wrongful death bus crash
- A $900,000 settlement for a pedestrian accident victim
Understanding Personal Injury Damages
Personal injury compensation aims to return victims to the same financial position as before their accident. There are several types of damages you can pursue.
Economic damages are your calculable, out-of-pocket expenses. Our Wellington injury lawyers can assess fair compensation for these awards by adding up bills, receipts, missed paychecks, and other proof of your financial losses. We can also obtain estimates for future costs, ensuring you have the resources to care for your injuries long-term if necessary.
Economic compensation for a personal injury usually includes the following:
- Current and future medical expenses, including emergency services, hospital stays, doctor’s visits, medications, medical equipment, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and extended nursing
- Lost income, including wages, bonuses, tips, and benefits
- Loss of future earning capacity if you cannot return to your job due to a permanent or disabling injury
- Household services and various expenses, including rental car fees, medical travel costs, and medically necessary home or vehicle modifications
Non-economic damages compensate for intangible losses, including the following:
- Physical and chronic pain
- Loss of mobility or loss of a bodily function
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment
- Diminished quality of life
Though rare, the court sometimes awards a victim punitive damages to punish the defendant. According to Florida Statutes § 768.72, punitive damages may be possible when the at-fault party acted with gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
Contact Ged Lawyers today for a free consultation. We can tell you more about the potential value of your case and the financial compensation you can pursue.
Personal Injury Liability
To win personal injury compensation, our legal team must prove that an at-fault party is liable for your personal injury and resulting losses. Liability is based on one of the following:
- Negligence. Negligence is the foundation of most personal injury claims. A party behaves negligently when they act in a manner that most others would not find reasonable in the same situation. Negligence can also be the failure to act when necessary.
- Strict liability. Strict liability holds a party responsible for damages, regardless of whether or not they behaved negligently. Strict liability sometimes applies in product liability cases. In Florida, pet owners are strictly liable for dog bite injuries.
- Intentional wrongdoing. Sometimes, liable parties cause injuries intentionally. Examples include cases involving abuse, neglect, assault, or fraud.
Understanding Comparative Negligence
According to Florida Statutes § 768.81, when deciding a personal injury case, the court will look at the actions of all involved parties. If the court assigns you a portion of the fault, it will diminish your awards proportionally. For example, if you have $100,000 in damages but get assigned 20 percent fault, you would win $80,000. Any degree of fault greater than 50 percent bars you from seeking recovery.
Insurance companies and opposing parties will try to use comparative negligence to reduce their financial responsibility. Therefore, it is vital that you not only prove fault but defend yourself from allegations of wrongdoing.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Build Your Case?
Our personal injury firm will do the work needed to build a robust claim or lawsuit while you focus on your health and family. We can:
- Investigate the cause of your injury and establish liability for your damages
- Collect evidence to support your case, including police reports, medical records, and eyewitness statements
- Identify and calculate your economic and non-economic losses
- Complete and file your insurance claims and paperwork
- Handle case-related communications
- Aggressively negotiate for the maximum compensation possible
- File a lawsuit and represent you at trial if necessary
You do not have unlimited time to pursue your losses. You must resolve your case before the two-year statute of limitations outlined in Florida Statutes § 95.11 expires. If the deadline passes, you can no longer take legal action with a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys have extensive experience with the legal process and can help you get started immediately.
Contact Ged Lawyers for a Free Personal Injury Consultation
Our Wellington personal injury lawyers can manage the entire process of your case. We serve clients in Palm Beach County and across South Florida at several convenient locations. Contact us today for a free consultation and find out how we can represent you for nothing upfront or out of pocket.