West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your legal damages, which include items such as your present and future medical expenses; lost income if you missed work, lost your job or have become disabled; pain and suffering; emotional distress; loss of quality of life; and more. Insurance company adjusters and defense lawyers will do their best to pay you as little as possible, or avoid liability altogether if they can. At Pincus & Currier LLP, our experienced West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers build a strong case that proves the other party’s negligence and responsibility to you. We represent you in negotiations and litigation with the insurance company to either arrive at an acceptable settlement or take your case before a jury if necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our comprehensive West Palm Beach personal injury practice includes helping injury victims recover compensation after being harmed in any of the following situations:
Motor Vehicle Accidents – Most motor vehicle accidents can be blamed on a negligent driver, but insurance companies will fight hard to claim their insured wasn’t responsible. They may also try to settle your claim for an unreasonably low amount before you have had a chance to contact a lawyer. Before you sign any papers or make any statements to the other driver’s insurance company, contact Pincus & Currier for a no-cost evaluation of your claim. We help victims of car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents in West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Slip and Fall Accidents – Florida property owners owe a duty of care to others whom they invite onto their property or who are lawfully on their premises. This duty may require them to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition and to promptly fix hazards or warn of dangers as soon as they can be reasonably known of. It is often difficult to prove a premises liability case against a property owner after a slip and fall injury. Property owners may claim the hazard was open and obvious to the victim, or that there was not enough time between the creation of the hazard and the slip and fall to fix the dangerous condition. We utilize a number of investigative methods to uncover the facts of a slip and fall case and prove the property owner’s liability to the injury victim.
Dog Bites – Dog owners can be held strictly liable when their animal attacks and injures someone, regardless of whether the owner had any previous knowledge their dog might be dangerous or bite somebody. Dog owners may still try to limit or escape liability by claiming that you provoked the attack. Florida dog bite law is not so simple as it may seem; our attorneys know the ins and outs of Florida dog bite law and how to successfully pursue a claim of negligence or strict liability in the appropriate circumstances.
Product Liability – Manufacturers are responsible to only put products on the market that are safe for their intended use and other reasonably foreseeable uses, and they can be held strictly liable for any injuries caused by defective products that were defective when they left the manufacturing facility. Product liability cases are complex and require the help of knowledgeable, experienced attorneys with the skills and resources to pursue such claims. Pincus & Currier pursues claims against product makers involving design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to warn.
Medical Malpractice – Doctors are rightly held to a higher standard of care and competence, and they are expected to adhere to the same standard of others in their profession. When doctors and hospitals fail to deliver appropriate care due to negligence, incompetence or other failures, they can and should be held liable for the damages caused. Our medical malpractice lawyers pursue all manner of medical negligence claims, including surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, birth injuries and more.
Insurance Matters – Insurance companies are obligated to pay benefits on covered claims, but they also have a duty to their shareholders to maximize profits. Too often, it seems insurance carriers make decisions based on the latter rather than the former. If you are involved in a good faith dispute over coverage of a claim or believe the insurance company is acting in bad faith in delaying a claim, underpaying, denying benefits or disclaiming coverage, our experienced litigators can help. We represent clients in first-party and third-party insurance disputes in the state of Florida, providing skilled and knowledgeable representation in the interpretation of complicated insurance contracts and policies and the resolution of complex insurance disputes.
Wrongful Death – When another’s negligence or wrongful act has caused the death of a loved one, we help grieving family members find a sense of justice and a measure of support by holding those negligent actors accountable for the loss they have caused. We help spouses, children, parents, siblings and other dependent relatives recover the costs of funeral and burial expenses, final medical expenses, and the loss of earnings, services, support and companionship occasioned by the wrongful death of their loved one.
Help is Just a Phone Call Away after a Serious West Palm Beach Personal Injury Accident
We are experienced trial lawyers, and we are proud of the fact that we help our clients have their day in court to let a jury know how they have been injured and how that injury has affected them. Not every personal injury matter needs to go to court, however, and many times a period of pre-suit negotiation or litigation is enough to bring about a fair and reasonable settlement that you can be happy with. Our West Palm Beach injury lawyers take the time to discuss your case with you, explore your options and advise you accordingly, so you can make the best decisions in your particular circumstances. Whether your case is headed for settlement or jury verdict, you can count on Pincus & Currier to provide sound legal advice and effective representation that meets your needs.
For help after a serious personal injury in West Palm Beach or surrounding areas, call Pincus & Currier LLP at 562-868-1340 for a free consultation on your potential claims.