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At Britto & Herman Injury Lawyers, we help individuals in Jupiter, Florida and all Florida counties seek appropriate compensation for their suffering and expenses after they have been injured in a personal injury caused by another person’s negligence.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Jupiter, Florida — Serving Injured Victims in All Florida Counties

If you’ve been injured in Florida due to someone else’s negligence, dealing with the consequences can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. A personal injury attorney can provide invaluable assistance in determining the right course of action following your injury, helping an injured person to cover medical bills and various expenses tied to an accident by seeking appropriate compensation from the responsible party.

Your damages may include economic losses (tangible expenses), non-economic losses (more subjective losses like pain and suffering), and perhaps even punitive damages (meant to punish and deter behavior) in some severe cases. It is important to understand the scope of your losses so you do not forgo fair and appropriate compensation that may account for long-term expenses and injuries. We help injured clients identify and pursue their legal interests, seeking the recourse they need to confidently move forward with their lives following an injury.

At Britto & Herman Injury Lawyers, we serve clients in all Florida counties. We are fully committed to being your unwavering advocate throughout your Florida personal injury case, from beginning to end. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation and initiate your legal strategy for your Florida personal injury claim. Our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers will assess the viability of your case and advise you on the potential compensation you may be able to seek based on the nature and extent of your injuries.

Our team of skilled personal injury lawyers is well-versed in the intricacies of Florida personal injury cases. We are here to guide you through every step of the process. We handle all necessary paperwork, including filing a personal injury claim. From working closely with you while gathering evidence, to handling negotiations with insurance companies and representing you in court if needed, we will take care of your personal injury claim needs.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle Throughout Florida

We handle various types of personal injury claims throughout the entire state of Florida, including the following:

  • Auto Accidents: Injuries suffered due to an accident can involve many types of motor vehicles. These can also involve different scenarios, such as rear-end collision, T-bone collision, head-on collision, multi-vehicle accident, rollover accident, distracted driving accident, or hit-and-run accident.
  • Car Accidents: Many incidents involving injuries sustained from car crashes in Florida are due to another driver’s negligence. Different factors may or may not be present to affect the ability of car accident victims to seek compensation. Our Florida injury lawyers can evaluate your case and devise a strategy to seek compensation from the responsible party following an accident in any Florida county.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Cases involving injuries suffered in motorcycle-related incidents caused by another party’s recklessness often include high medical bills and long recovery times. These cases unfortunately also involve many road fatalities.
  • Truck Accidents: These cases involve large vehicles like semi-trucks or 18-wheelers where the driver, trucking company, or other parties may be held liable for injuries caused by their negligence.
  • Bike Accidents: Injuries incurred from a bicycle accident due to another party’s negligence fall under this category.
  • Bus Accidents: These involve injuries from incidents involving public or private bus services. These claims tend to involve many accident victims, and they usually also involve multiple other parties including the driver of the bus, the organization tied to the bus service, and potentially additional individuals, such as other drivers. Our Florida personal injury lawyers can analyze these complex cases and guide you regarding the appropriate steps.
  • Rideshare Accidents: Personal injury accidents involving rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft can be very complicated, with multiple parties and different insurance amounts applying under a number of different contingencies. Claims may involve expenses for medical bills, non-economic damages, and even property damage or replacement.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Individuals on foot along sidewalks or in crosswalks or parking lots are often injured by drivers of motor vehicles in Florida.
  • Dog Bites: If a dog bites you and causes you injury, the dog owner might be held responsible.
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents: These are premises liability cases where a property owner’s negligence leads to a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident.
  • Premises Liability: If you were injured on someone else’s property in any county throughout Florida, our team of Florida personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case to seek compensation.
  • Condominium & HOA Negligence: Residential organizations may be responsible for injuries sustained on a given property. We can evaluate liability for injuries caused by negligence in or around a home in Florida.
  • Dog Bites: Owners of dogs and other animals are responsible for their pets’ behavior and the injuries they cause.
  • Negligent Security: Some property owners have a duty to take extra steps towards ensuring a safe environment for visitors.
  • Swimming Pool Accidents: Pool injuries can be debilitating or deadly. These can range from diving accidents or spinal injuries to traumatic brain injury or injury due to lack of oxygen, or even drowning accidents. Our attorneys can guide you and your family regarding the appropriate next steps.
  • Supermarket Accidents: The grocery store owner or manager is often responsible for injuries such as slip-and-fall incidents occurring due to a known wet floor or other known dangerous condition. We can assess how responsibilities are delegated throughout the entire staff and how the manager may have failed to resolve the issue that caused an injury in a Florida supermarket.
  • Store Accidents: A Florida personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for an injury caused by the negligence of the store owner or manager in any Florida county.
  • Elevator Accidents: Whether due to mechanical failure or other dangerous conditions due to negligent behavior or inaction, elevators can present serious risk of danger.
  • Construction Accidents: Construction sites can pose significant risks of injury to workers, visitors, individuals passing by, or trespassers.
  • Catastrophic Injuries: Serious and severe injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, or amputation can involve significant long-term treatment and expenses. If you have suffered a serious injury, you may need to seek long-term damages for medical expenses and other economic and non-economic losses.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): There are a variety of ways in which significant head injuries can occur. These might involve motor vehicle accidents, falls, or athletic activities, to name a few examples. An experienced Florida personal injury attorney can help you identify the nature and extent of a traumatic brain injury and help you seek fair compensation if the injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI): Injuries to the spinal cord are often tied to motor vehicle accidents, pool accidents, athletic injuries, fall injuries, or violence.
  • Severe Burn Injuries: Injuries from burns can occur under many different circumstances involving negligence, from car accidents to house fires.
  • Amputation: Some amputations occur due to an accident caused outside of a medical facility, such as a car accident or a work accident. These contrast with amputations involving medical malpractice.
  • On-the-Job Injuries: These are workplace accidents that lead to injury. Workers’ compensation often applies to these, but in some cases, a third-party personal injury claim might be necessary in order to pursue full and appropriate compensation. Let us evaluate your case if you were injured at work in Florida.
  • Wrongful Death Claims: Family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim following a fatal accident in Florida caused by someone else’s negligence. Wrongful death cases are complex and are coordinated with the decedent’s Personal Representative and the probate process. Our Florida injury attorneys can guide you regarding wrongful death lawsuits in any county in Florida.

If you have suffered any of these common types of accidents listed above, request your free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer at our Florida law firm. Our knowledgeable legal team at Britto & Herman can guide you through the complexities of your specific personal injury case and help you seek the compensation you need.

Our experienced personal injury legal team helps accident victims seek compensation to cover medical care, lost wages, and other expenses they have incurred due to their personal injuries. When applicable, we can also help an injury victim seek compensation through the legal system for future medical bills and other projected expenses injury victims can be expected to need to cover due to their serious injuries. While relatively rare, some claims involving personal injuries qualify for punitive damages to deter dangerous behavior. Your Florida personal injury lawyers at Britto & Herman can assess and pursue your unique personal injury legal interests.

The Importance of Negligence in Your Personal Injury Case

Negligence is a fundamental concept in personal injury claims in Florida, as it often determines who is liable for damages caused by an accident or injury. Establishing negligence is critical because it directly impacts the ability of an injured victim to recover compensation for avoidable accidents.

To prove negligence in Florida, four elements must be established:

  1. Duty: The defendant had a legal duty to behave in a certain way towards the plaintiff under the circumstances.
  2. Breach: The defendant breached that duty by acting or failing to act in a certain way.
  3. Cause: The defendant’s action (or inaction) caused the plaintiff’s injury.
  4. Damage: The plaintiff suffered a loss or damage due to that injury.

For instance, in a car accident case, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the other driver had a duty to drive safely, breached that duty (perhaps by speeding or texting while driving), and this breach caused the accident and the plaintiff’s related injuries.

Discuss the unique facts of your case with a personal injury lawyer at our firm today. Serving residents in all counties throughout Florida, we provide personal attention as we seek financial compensation for injured parties and their families through personal injury claims.

Florida’s Comparative Fault System

Furthermore, it’s important to note that Florida now operates under a modified comparative negligence system, meaning the plaintiff can only recover if their percentage of fault is 50% or less. If the plaintiff is partially at fault at a level less than 50%, then the amount of damages that plaintiff can recover will be reduced by their percentage of fault.

To illustrate this with some examples:

  • If a plaintiff is 0% at fault, they can seek to collect 100% of their damages.
  • If a plaintiff is found to be 20% at fault, they can still seek to recover 80% of their damages.
  • However, the plaintiff cannot collect compensation if they are more than 50% at fault.

In the context of a personal injury case, proving negligence along with causation of injuries suffered is essentially proving fault. The more convincingly a plaintiff can demonstrate the defendant’s negligence, the stronger their case will be. It is important to provide your personal injury lawyer with any details that may be relevant to determining fault, starting with your conversation during your free and confidential consultation.

Injuries Involving Automobiles

A large percentage of injury claims in Florida involve motor vehicle accidents. An injury attorney can provide you invaluable assistance following an automobile accident by guiding you through the legal process, helping you understand your rights, and fighting for the compensation you need for medical treatment and other expenses in the aftermath of the accident.

Car accidents make up a significant portion of personal injury cases. Many times, car accident cases are complicated by additional factors. This is especially true in motor vehicle accidents involving other types of vehicles. For example, motorcycle accidents can involve some different considerations that are particular to motorcycles and how they interact with other motor vehicles on the road. Similarly, pedestrian accidents involve differing dynamics and scenarios than a car crash involving two vehicles.

Truck accidents tend to involve serious catastrophic injuries due to the great mass of the vehicles involved, and they also involve multiple parties due to the nature of trucking companies and logistics operations. Auto accidents involving fatalities may require wrongful death claims.

How a Personal Injury Attorney at Britto & Herman Can Help You With an Auto Accident Claim in Florida

An experienced Florida auto accident attorney at our law firm serving all Florida counties can assist you in the following ways:

  • Identifying the Full Scope of Injuries: Our Florida personal injury lawyers can work with medical professionals to accurately determine the extent of your injuries and forecast any future medical needs. This ensures that all your medical costs are accounted for in the claim. The documentation in your medical records will become important evidence to support your personal injury claim.
  • Investigation and Evidence Gathering: Attorneys have resources to thoroughly investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case proving the other party’s negligence.
  • Handling Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be complex and stressful. An attorney can handle all communications with the insurance adjuster, preventing missteps that could adversely impact your case. Your accident lawyer can also challenge attempts to downplay or deny your claim.
  • Seeking Full Compensation: An experienced personal injury lawyer understands the financial burden of medical bills, lost income, and other expenses related to the accident. The attorneys at our firm will aggressively seek full compensation for these costs, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you have suffered.
  • Legal Representation: If the case goes to court, your attorney will represent you, presenting a compelling case to the jury or judge.

Working with our Jupiter-based Florida personal injury lawyers following an auto accident in any county throughout Florida can significantly increase your ability to effectively seek the maximum compensation available under the law. Discuss your auto accident matter with a personal injury lawyer at our law firm during your free consultation.

Injuries Involving Slip and Fall Accidents or Premises Liability

A personal injury lawyer can provide crucial assistance to those injured in a slip-and-fall or premises liability accident.

Premises Liability is a legal concept that holds property owners responsible for any damages arising from an injury on their property. This law typically applies in personal injury claims where an injury was caused by some unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property.

Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents may seem minor, but they can have severe implications, leading to serious injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and even spinal cord damage. These injuries can lead to substantial medical expenses, loss of wages due to inability to work, and diminished enjoyment of life.

Additional types of premises liability cases that may lead to serious injury can include:

A Florida personal injury lawyer can help in several ways:

  • Identifying Liable Parties: Your Florida personal injury lawyer can determine whether the property owner was negligent and could therefore be liable for your injuries.
  • Gathering Evidence: Attorneys can gather evidence to support your claim, such as surveillance videos, witness statements, medical records, additional accident scene evidence, and accident reports.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Your attorney can handle negotiations with the property owner’s insurance company to ensure you are seeking a fair settlement.
  • Filing a Lawsuit: If a fair settlement cannot be reached with the other side’s insurance company after filing a personal injury claim, your attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court. Our legal team at Britto & Herman Injury Lawyers handles our clients’ personal injury cases from start to finish.
  • Many personal injury claims do not require going to court, but our injury law firm is deeply experienced in taking personal injury lawsuits to trial when an appropriate settlement cannot be reached. Our experienced trial lawyers strategize with you, gather evidence, and guide you through the claims process.

Unlike some competing personal injury law firms, our Florida personal injury attorneys are prepared to take your case to trial, as we have done for many of our past clients. Insurance companies recognize our record of effectively seeking fair and appropriate compensation in court when an insurance provider does not agree to an appropriate settlement on an insurance claim.

Choosing the right Florida attorney following a slip and fall or premises liability accident is crucial. An experienced personal injury lawyer at our Florida law firm can help you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you need following personal injury incidents involving premises liability in any of Florida’s counties. At Britto & Herman, our Florida personal injury lawyers are here to serve you throughout Florida.

Impact of Comparative Negligence Changes to Florida Personal Injury Law

Florida’s 2023 changes to personal injury laws have significantly impacted the concept of comparative negligence within the state. Previously, Florida operated under a “pure” comparative negligence system, where an injured party could recover damages regardless of their percentage of fault. However, the enactment of the 2023 reforms transitioned Florida to a modified comparative negligence system.

Under this new system, an injured party can only recover damages if they are less than 50% at fault for the accident. This means that if you’re more than 50% at fault, you may not be able to collect any compensation for your injuries.

This change can impact your case in several ways:

  • Determining Fault: It’s now even more crucial to accurately determine and prove each party’s degree of fault. Any misstep can significantly affect your ability to recover damages.
  • Settlement Negotiations: The shift can also impact settlement negotiations with insurance companies. If there’s a chance that you might be found more than 50% at fault, the insurance company might offer a lower settlement or deny your claim outright.
  • Legal Strategy: Your attorney might need to adjust their legal strategy to account for these changes. They might focus more on proving the other party’s negligence to ensure that you’re found less than 50% at fault.

The 2023 changes to Florida’s personal injury law underline the importance of having experienced legal representation when pursuing a personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can navigate these personal injury law changes and fight for your rights to seek compensation.

What To Expect — And How a Personal Injury Attorney at Britto & Herman Injury Lawyers Can Help You in Any Florida County

From your initial free consultation, you will find that our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at Britto & Herman are dedicated to understanding your unique situation and providing personalized legal strategies. During this consultation, we will listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide an honest evaluation of your case. We serve residents in all Florida counties, and we invite you to contact us today to discuss the details of your case.

Once you decide to proceed with Britto & Herman Injury Lawyers, we will begin the process of thoroughly investigating your claim. This typically includes gathering evidence, consulting with experts, and building a compelling case to prove the other party’s liability for your injuries and damages.

Throughout the course of your case, your Florida personal injury attorney and your legal team will handle all negotiations with insurance companies, seeking to make sure you don’t settle for less than what you need. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, the trial lawyers at our Florida personal injury law firm are well-prepared to represent you in court with a personal injury lawsuit.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today with Britto & Herman Injury Lawyers to Explore Your Florida Personal Injury Case

A personal injury can significantly impact your life. An injured person needs guidance when navigating personal injury law to avoid pitfalls that can sabotage their financial future and their health outlook for the rest of their life. We are committed to seeking maximum compensation for your medical care and expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our law firm is based in Palm Beach County, and we are dedicated to serving Florida residents not only in Jupiter and nearby West Palm Beach, but in all Florida counties. We are ready to help you strategize your next steps.

Contact us today at our Florida law firm to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your injury claim with one of our skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers. Call (561) 835-5555(561) 835-5555 or fill out our online form. Our dedicated team has recovered millions for Florida residents through accident claims for personal injuries. Unlike many other Florida personal injury law firms, we are well-prepared to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in court if it is necessary. We are available 24/7 to fight for you. Let us advocate for your rights.

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