West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
West Palm Beach may be one of the most beautiful places to live, offering outdoor recreation opportunities, fine dining, entertainment, and more year-round. But like all cities, West Palm Beach isn’t free of its fair share of hazards. If you have been injured in an accident occurring as a result of someone else’s negligence, call our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at the office of Scott Smith Injury Law immediately today for a free consultation.
What Is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is a type of civil action where one person–known as the plaintiff–seeks monetary damages against another person or party–known as the defendant–after the latter party’s negligence caused the former party harm. Through a personal injury action, a victim of an accident can recover compensation for their economic and noneconomic harm, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damages costs, and pain and suffering.
Florida Personal Injury Matters
At the office of Scott Smith Injury Law, our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer can help you to recover compensation for the harm you’ve suffered, and will aggressively represent you during your personal injury case. Our personal injury practice areas include:
- Boat Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
If you have been harmed in an accident type that you don’t see listed above, please feel free to reach out to our law firm directly to learn more about whether we can help you.
Key Things to Know if You’ve Been Injured
If you’ve been injured in Florida, there are some important things to know regarding your rights to bring forth a personal injury claim and the process. These include:
- You must bring forth your claim within the statute of limitations. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years from the date that the accident occurred, as found in Florida Statutes Section 95.11
- You must be able to prove that the defendant acted negligently and that their negligence was the proximate cause of your harm.
- If you were partially responsible for the accident, your damages can be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.
It’s important to speak with an attorney about the details of your case to get advice that is specific to you.
Call Our West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have been involved in an accident that has left you with serious injuries, our lawyers want to help. We can start investigating your case immediately, as well as building your claim, talking to key witnesses and experts, calculating your damages, and negotiating your settlement. We can also help you to litigate your case if a settlement cannot be reached. To learn more about your rights and options when you or a loved one has been injured, call our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers directly. We are here to advocate for you.