Okeechobee Personal Injury Lawyer
Okeechobee personal injury attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner provide legal advice and representation to victims and their family members who are hurt as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. If you have been injured or a loved one killed in an accident, our attorneys are here to provide a free case evaluation and to assist you in recovering monetary damage for losses. Accidents can result in spinal cord or brain injuries, broken bones, and death among other serious consequences. The cost of treating an injury and the financial losses caused by accidents can total in the millions. Steinger, Greene & Feiner will help you make the strongest possible case for full and fair compensation. Call today and speak to an Okeechobee car accident lawyer to learn more about how we can represent you.
Relentless Legal Representation For Okeechobee Injury Victims
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented. Personal injury attorneys know exactly how to help you get back on your feet and get the compensation you deserve.
Top Causes Of Injuries In South Florida
In Florida, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities. The cost of motor vehicle crashes in the Sunshine State in a single year was $3.16 billion according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This included $40 million in medical costs and $3.12 billion in lost-work costs. In addition to motor vehicle crashes, other top causes of injuries and deaths include:
- Slip and Falls Due to Poorly Maintained Property or Dangerous Conditions
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Mistakes
- Accidental Drowning
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Whenever an injury or fatality occurs, it is important to determine if someone was liable. For example:
- A property owner or a renter could be held legally liable for a slip and fall or for drowning in an unsecured swimming pool.
- A Nursing home could be legally liable for abuse or neglect perpetrated by staff members.
- A driver or a trucking company could be held legally responsible for a motor vehicle collision caused by careless driving or a violation of the rules of the road.
- A dog owner could be held legally responsible for a bite injury.
The Okeechobee personal injury attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner can review the circumstances of your injury or your loved one’s death to determine if someone can be considered responsible for your losses under Florida law.
We handle the following cases in Okeechobee
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip & fall
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Injury
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Drug Injury
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death
- Birth Injury
- Social Security Disability
Injuries Resulting From Negligence
There are a considerable number of ways a personal injury can occur. Perhaps the most common cause is traffic accidents. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety, an average of 1,025 accidents occurred every day throughout the state in 2015. Many thousands more personal injuries happen due to other reasons every day. Personal injury attorneys have heard it all.
Through hard work and diligence, we have recovered over $1 billion for our clients. Many of our outstanding settlements and verdicts for our clients have resulted in multi million dollar awards. Each case is unique, with its own set of facts, circumstances and legal issues, but we approach them all with the determined goal to get our clients the full compensation they deserve. That compensation may include medical expenses, lost income or wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
These incidents exact an enormous toll on victims, their families, and the state. Whether you were hurt by a traffic accident or experienced some other type of personal injury, there should never be a question about recovering the financial resources you need to deal with medical expenses, lost income or wages, vehicle property damage, pain and suffering or the emotional and financial repercussions of a family member who has been killed. Call us today at (863) 532-4079 for a free consultation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
According to Florida’s car accident laws, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, in most cases. This is known as the statute of limitations. Every Florida driver is required to carry personal injury protection insurance (PIP), which covers a percentage of your medical bills, lost income, and other out-of-pocket expenses after the accident. You may receive benefits from PIP regardless of who was at fault for the accident, but you may be eligible to also file a third-party insurance claim or lawsuit for expenses not covered by your PIP.
If you were partially at-fault for the accident, you may not be entitled to full compensation for your expenses because of Florida’s full comparative negligence fault rule. This rule states that the plaintiff’s compensation amount will be reduced by a percentage that equals their share of fault for the accident.
Florida Law Allows For Compensation For Injuries
Compensation for injuries can be obtained by negotiating an out-of-court settlement. Generally, insurance companies such as medical malpractice insurers, homeowners’ insurers or auto insurers will be responsible for covering losses. This means insurance companies will be negotiating a settlement with victims. If no settlement agreement is reached, Okeechobee attorneys can represent victims in court. Pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death case at trial can be complicated because the victim has the burden of proving his or her case. Steinger, Greene & Feiner has represented more than 32,000 injured clients in settlements and court trials and we are prepared to put our legal experience to work to help you make a compelling case. Call our Okeechobee personal injury attorneys today.