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Making the right decisions immediately after you have been injured in an accident can have a direct impact on the long term effects that you experience. At For Your Rights, the law office of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, we understand that many people suffer needlessly without foreknowledge of the action steps they need to take to recover damages from an accidentcaused by the negligence of others. Also, we are sensitive to the fact that that there are innumerable variables to each situation. However, knowing your rights as an injured victim can make a significant difference in the recovery process.
If you have been hurt and need information we would like to help you move forward as effortlessly as possible. As such, we have provided an overview of what to do in the event of an accident. Whether you identify your particular incident in the following list or not, it is always advisable to discuss your unique situation with one of our experienced attorneys. At For Your Rights, we are exclusively dedicated to helping injured victims and their families.
Vehicular Accident Injury
Seek immediate medical attention after a collision with a car, truck, motorcycle or if you are a cyclist or pedestrian injured by one of these vehicles. A medical examination will properly evaluate any injury sustained that may or may not be evident at the time of the accident. This is a critical step that many accident victims overlook only to later suffer serious complications. A medical examination will evaluate your injuries, identify any potential long term problems and help to expedite the healing process. It will also provide appropriate documentation to support a claim for compensation from the at-fault-party or their insurance provider.
Florida Comparative Fault law is designed to minimize the undue burden on defendants in negligence cases with liability that they did not cause.However, the complexities of some cases relative to a comparative fault can get bogged down. As such, it is important to have a legal team on your side that is experienced and cognizant of the subtle nuances of the law to ensure that you are appropriately compensated after an accident.
Defective Product Injury
It is not uncommon for manufacturing or design defects in consumer products to cause serious and even life-threatening injuries. If you have sustained an injury caused by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation from the maker of that product. In some instances, a product’s defect may not be obvious and has no warning labels that would protect consumers. The attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath can help you to determine if you need to file a product liability claim.
Work Place Injury
If you are the victim of an accident on your job or as a direct result of doing your job, it is your right to pursue workers’ compensation coverage for your injuries. Immediately report the injury to your employer and seek medical attention. In most cases, the employee is directed to a doctor approved by the company. Injuries sustained while on the job or during performance of your official work duties, entitles you to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits will pay you for the time you are unable to work and expenses for medical care during the recovery period.
Negligent Security Injury
Negligent Security Injuries hold the owner of a property liable for injuries that occur. For instance, if you slip and fall while walking in a grocery store due to a wet, slippery surface, trip over uneven flooring or fall down a stairway these accidents can lead to serious injuries and long term suffering. Property and business owners are responsible to take precautionary measures to provide a safe environment by posting warning signs or closing off areas that may be unsafe.
Nursing Home Injury
Neglect and abuse occurs in a variety of ways in a nursing home environment. If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of injuries caused by nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to immediately remove yourself or your loved one from that situation. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional and financial or a combination of these. Remember to document all injurious situations and conditions. In many instances, the individual suffering the abuse is physically or mentally incapacitated. As such, it is important that their loved one act quickly on their behalf to prevent further suffering and receive appropriate compensation from the negligent nursing home.
Medical malpractice is a common occurrence that can result in death or injury. In most instances, an injury occurs when a medical professional neglect to perform their duties as stipulated or required for the well-being of their patient. Unfortunately, patients are usually unaware of the problems such as surgical errors, misdiagnosis and improper nursing careamong others due to their compromised condition. It is for this reason that we recommend that patients and their families heighten their awareness of issues resulting from medications dispensation as well as inferior or negligent care.
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your medical bills, loss of income and pain and suffering. It is critical that you contact a Florida medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. At the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath we represent victims throughout Florida and nationwide.
Children depend on their parents or guardians to keep them safe and protected. When a child suffers a physical or emotional trauma or injury as a result of the negligent care of others, the child may require specialized medical attention to achieve recovery. The legal guardian of the child has the right to file a lawsuit on behalf of an injured child.
Dog Attack Injury
Dog owners are liable if their animal attack, maul or bite another person without provocation. Also, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation if you are injured by a dog while you are legally on someone’s property. Explore your rights if you have been the victim of a dog attack injury by speaking to an experienced attorney at For Your Rights.
Get the information you need to receive your rightful compensation after an accident or injury. Call the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrate for a free consultation at (561) 655-1990 or (800) 654-2024 or at foryourrights.com for an online chatwith our professional caring legal team.
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