If You Have Been Injured in the Pinecrest Area, Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
Commonly used as a term to refer to a civil lawsuit that causes an individual to suffer harm or loss, personal injury occurs when an incident results in the injury of the body, mind, or emotional state. Personal injury cases may include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and wrongful death.
Birth Injuries or Death
Medical malpractice in birth injuries is fairly similar to medical malpractice as a whole. Certain criteria must be legally established for a case to proceed. They are a doctor-patient relationship; a doctor who acted wrongly; and a mistake, which caused physical harm to the patient, or resulted in death.
Car and Truck Accidents
Sitting at the western edge of Pinecrest is US1, a highway which is the scene of many daily car and truck accidents. Even if a commuter is extra careful and vigilant, accidents may still occur on this roadway due to the sheer volume of vehicles that enter and exit at any given moment. Car and truck accidents occur whenever a motor vehicle is involved in an incident, on or off the roadways, which results in the injury or death of an individual. After a motor vehicle accident, an injured person or surviving family members may be left paying for the damage to a vehicle, medical bills, and loss of compensation. In addition, an individual may need to deal with insurance companies that are often reluctant to pay.
Residents of Pinecrest may have chosen their homes because of the proximity to the water and boating access. Living in Pinecrest may be a boater’s dream, but watercraft accidents can turn any dream into a nightmare. Watercraft injury and boating accidents are defined as collisions, accidents, and casualties, with or without the presence of another vessel, that results in the injury, death, or disappearance of an individual. Boating accidents and boating negligence cases are governed by maritime law.
Home to Larkin and Baptist Hospitals, the Pinecrest area is not short on established medical facilities, though accidents through negligence may occur anywhere. Medical malpractice is legally defined as when accepted standards of care were violated and those violations led to injury or death of a patient. Cases may include birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency errors, obstetrician errors, pharmacy, and medicine administration errors, failure to diagnose or misdiagnose, defective medical products, and nursing home negligence.
Slip and Fall
As Pinecrest continues to grow and expand, its residents must be increasingly vigilant for surfaces that may lead to a slip and fall accident. When an individual slips and falls on the property of another and is injured, the property owner may be found negligent. In legal terms, this is known as premises liability. Slip and fall cases may include injuries such as a concussion, broken bones, soft tissue damage, nerve damage, ligament or tendon damage, cuts and bruises, paralysis, and mental health injuries. The degree of injury, when combined with the negligence of a proprietor, will determine how much compensation an injured individual is due.
Construction site injuries are a form of premises liability accident. The only difference is that the incident occurs on a construction site, and the injured person is usually a construction worker. Due to the nature of the job, construction workers are often at risk of serious injury. Common construction-related injuries include head injuries, back, and spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, and electrical accidents.
A defective product causes harm through a manufacturing defect, a marketing defect, or a design defect. Therefore, the product is unreasonably dangerous when considering its intended use. Defective drugs, or medication that is found to be harmful, is also considered a defective product.
Catastrophic Head, Brain, and Back Injuries
Catastrophic head, brain, and back injuries are injuries that result in permanent loss of function in those areas. For example, in the event of a catastrophic brain injury, it is expected that an individual would lose brain function above the brainstem level permanently. Falls are the most common cause of catastrophic head, brain, and back injuries. A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer and can result in paraplegia, quadriplegia, tetraplegia, herniated disks, fractured vertebrae, and nerve impingement.
With its shaded dog-friendly parks, many Pinecrest residents are often seen strolling the neighborhood with their pooches. However, where there are dogs of different temperaments associating in the same location, there is always an increased risk of dog bites. Dog and animal bite injuries can cause nerve damage, produce serious infections, and leave victims with serious scarring or facial disfigurement. There can also be significant psychological trauma, especially for small children. Any time a dog bite or animal attack occurs in Florida, the owner of the animal is liable for injuries and other damages caused by the attack. In legal terms, this is known as a strict liability standard, which requires no negligence to be proven.
Workers’ compensation is meant to cover the wages of an employee when they are unable to perform their duties due to job-related injuries. Payments may also cover medical expenses and rehabilitation. Under Florida law, most employers are required to purchase worker’s compensation coverage.
Wrongful death occurs when a person dies because of another individual, or a legal entity’s, misconduct or negligence. Most wrongful death claims are a result of negligence, meaning someone was not exercising appropriate or ethical care. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action, even if an individual or entity may also face some criminal prosecution. Examples of wrongful death claims include medical malpractice defective products, accidents at work, car, truck, and aviation accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
Our Experience Handling Personal Injury Lawsuits in Pinecrest Can Be the Difference
At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our personal injury law firm is proud of the lawsuit verdicts and personal injury settlements achieved on behalf of our clients. With over 30 years of experience, our personal injury attorneys work closely with each individual client and aggressively pursue just compensation every time.
Our results include a $20 million personal injury settlement for a six-year-old girl who entered a Florida hospital through the emergency room, an $11.9 million settlement awarded by a jury in a medical malpractice case, and a $3.7 million lawsuit verdict for a 48-year-old man who was hit by a forklift. These are just a few examples of how our personal injury attorneys fight for the community of Pinecrest and families throughout Florida. For an extensive list visit panterlaw.com/results.
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