There is no shortage of ways for people to suffer injuries because of another person’s conduct. However, you deserve compensation if you suffered losses due to a personal injury.
Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience helping victims get justice for their injuries. Our firm can help you with virtually any type of personal injury case you might have. Whether injured in a car accident, by medical malpractice, or hurt wile at sea, we can help you prepare and file your lawsuit against the responsible party.
Contact the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. at (954) 751-4258 for a free case evaluation with our personal injury lawyers.
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits that Our Attorneys Litigate in Vero Beach, FL
Personal injury lawsuits are filed to recover damages for losses caused by another person’s negligence or intentional acts. These types of lawsuits can be filed against a person, business, or even a government entity. It is not always clear who is a fault for an injury, but our personal injury lawyers can review your case to determine the party that should compensate you. While the parties involved in a personal injury lawsuit can vary widely, there are some common types of situations that people commonly sue over in Vero Beach:
Car Accident Lawsuits
Car accidents can be very serious and are arguably the most common type of personal injury case our firm handles in Vero Beach. If you have been injured in an accident and have medical bills or lost wages, you can likely sue the other driver for damages.
Accidents involving just two vehicles are relatively straightforward to handle. But when there’s more than one vehicle involved, things get more complicated. If you were injured in a multi-vehicle accident, it is possible that several parties will be responsible for their share of your injuries. Cases can be even more complex if they involve a commercial vehicle, Like Uber and Lyft.
Unfortunately, recovering compensation after a Vero Beach car accident can be complex, and it is possible that not all of a victim’s damages will be covered. This is because of the “no-fault” insurance rules Florida follows. Under Florida’s no-fault insurance rules, drivers are compensated for their car accident injuries from their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance without having to prove fault. However, PIP insurance only covers up to 60% of your lost wages and 80% of your medical expenses. It also does not provide non-economic damages, like physical pain and emotional suffering.
To recover the remaining damages you have left over, you will need to file a third-party claim with the other driver’s insurance company or file a lawsuit. To file a lawsuit for a car accident, you must show that you sustained serious injuries in the accident. Determining whether an injury meets this threshold can be difficult since there are broad categories of what constitutes a serious injury. Typically, serious injuries include loss of a body part or function, disfigurement, and wrongful death. Unfortunately, if a court determines that your injuries are not that serious, it will dismiss your case, preventing you from recovering any pain and suffering damages.
Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way or otherwise negligently cause them harm. Suppose a pedestrian is hit by a car and suffers serious injuries. As a result, they deserve to recover compensation from the driver that hit them. However, proving fault can be difficult when no witnesses or evidence are left at the accident scene. In these cases, our team can investigate what happened and argue your case in court.
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most dangerous types of personal injury cases that occur in Vero Beach. Motorcycles are more likely to suffer serious injuries as a result of being hit by another driver. However, motorcyclists can also be injured by poor road conditions and construction, which is common in Vero Beach and throughout South Florida. It is important to note that motorcycle accident victims can still pursue compensation, even if they are not wearing a helmet. Although, whether or not they recover compensation will depend on how much not wearing a helmet contributed to their injuries.
Premises Liability Lawsuits
Premises liability lawsuits are typically filed against a property owner, business owner, or homeowner when someone is injured on their property. This can include slip and fall accidents, but also other types of injuries like dog bites or even medical malpractice at a hospital. In these types of cases, it is necessary to show that the owner was negligent and failed in their duty to keep the premises safe for visitors, which includes reasonably inspecting the premises for dangers. Common locations where premises liability accidents occur include retail stores, bars, restaurants, and apartment complexes.
Cruise Ship Lawsuits
When people travel on cruise ships, they do so in exchange for a certain level of care and service from the cruise line company. Cruise ship lawsuits can be filed against cruise lines for most types of injuries sustained while onboard a ship during travel or while docked at ports in Vero Beach. Passengers may file these claims as either passengers or crew members, depending on how they were injured while onboard the vessel. However, cruise ship lawsuits typically have additional rules to follow when filing a personal injury case, including determining the proper venue, or court, to file your lawsuit in.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death lawsuits in Vero Beach are brought by the family members and dependents of a person who has died as a result of someone else’s negligence or intentional act. Many wrongful death cases usually involve an accident where negligence is apparent, such as a car accident caused by a drunk driver or medical malpractice. These suits seek compensation for a wide range of damages, including medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other damages suffered by the sudden loss of a loved one.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuits can be brought against any healthcare provider who has caused harm while providing treatment or services to their patients. The types of injuries that can be attributed to medical malpractice include surgical mistakes, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, failure to diagnose, prescribing inappropriate medication, and failure to inform patients about risks involved with their treatment plan prior to consenting to it.
Our Vero Beach, FL Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
For a free case assessment with our skilled personal injury attorney, contact the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. today at (954) 751-4258.