Personal Injury Attorneys
If you experience an accident, the personal injury attorneys here at Sokoloff & Weinstein in West Palm Beach and Vero Beach, Florida are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys can help you navigate the process and ensure you get what is due to you in the event of an accident on the road, at home, or at work. We are client-focused and dedicated to giving you the best representation available.
There are different types of compensation that a personal injury attorney can help you receive. Economic damages, which include measurable expenses such as medical bills and lost wages, are the simplest damages to claim. Non-economic damages are more difficult to define and quantify, including pain and suffering, mental anguish, worsening, aggravation and/or activation of previous injuries, and more.
Before you accept any offer from an insurance company, consult with a personal injury attorney here at Sokoloff & Weinstein first. Insurance companies typically offer a settlement that is less than what you deserve, and our attorneys can help you determine the best course of action.
The most common types of injuries reported in West Palm Beach and Vero Beach are slip or trip-and-fall incidents and road accidents, which range in severity from minor to fatal. Regardless of the cause, compensation must be appropriate to the severity of the injury.
Our attorneys at Sokoloff & Weinstein have decades of combined experience in the personal injury claim industry and we have established ourselves as a firm that works tirelessly to get clients the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers will keep you up to date with all the developments of your personal injury claim and fight for justice. Your life shouldn’t be inconvenienced because of the negligence of another party.
We are a “no-win, no-fee” practice with locations in West Palm Beach and Vero Beach, FL, meaning that we will not charge any fees until your case is successfully concluded. That means no payments upfront. When your case is closed successfully, we will then be paid a percentage from the sum that is awarded to you. It also means that, if you do not win the case, we charge you absolutely nothing.
If you would like to learn more about us and find out why we should be your first choice for lodging your personal injury claim in West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, or in the surrounding areas, contact Sokoloff & Weinstein today. Our team of personal injury lawyers will happily provide you with all the information you will need to make informed decisions regarding your personal injury claim.
For almost 30 years, Sokoloff and Weinstein, P.A. has helped people like you recover damages from:
- Auto accident injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Wrongful death
If you have been injured because of someone else’s actions, personal injury law provides the opportunity for you to claim for past and future medical expenses, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Is it Worth Consulting a Personal Injury Attorney?
Pivotal to your case is demonstrating that a person caused harm either by accident or through their reckless behaviour. In a personal injury lawsuit, you, the plaintiff, have the burden of proving negligence. This involves confirming that the defendant owed you a duty of care. Then you will need to argue that they breached that duty. Furthermore, you must show that the breach of duty caused you harm. Finally, proof of damages because of the harm is needed.
That all entails a lot of work for you when you are at your lowest. Even if you gather sufficient evidence, insurance companies and big corporations are armed with a bevy of attorneys ready to slash your claim to a pittance. Even worse, they could trip you up with the slightest mistake and have your case thrown out.
On the flip side, injured parties who have attorney representation receive an average of 3.5 times higher settlements than those without. Moreover, 85% of all insurance companies pay-outs for bodily injury claims are paid to plaintiffs represented by a lawyer.
What Does a Personal Injury Case Involve?
Because there are two sides to a personal injury lawsuit, your personal injury lawyer will use a two-pronged approach to win your case.
- Proving that the defendant was negligent. First by verifying that they had a duty to prevent harm to you. Second, that they breached their duty by not foreseeing risks that should be obvious to a reasonable person with the same duty of care and/or mitigating those risks from becoming a reality. Third, that you were injured because of that person who owed a duty and failed to do so. Finally, fourth, by demonstrating that your injuries were a direct and proximate result of the above.
- Proving that the plaintiff (you) has been injured or harmed (physical, psychological, or financial loss) and establishing the amount of damages required to overcome the loss you have endured from the accident.
A personal injury claim seeks reimbursement for costs/damages incurred because of your injury:
- Immediate and future medical bills
- Lost earnings and/or loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering associated with your injury and the required medical treatment
- Emotional distress linked to your mental and emotional state post-accident
- Loss of consortium (companionship) if the accident killed your partner or resulted in the termination of your relationship
- Punitive damages to penalize particularly egregious defendants.
Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit Necessary?
Why should you have to suffer when you have become ill or been injured at work, on the road, or because of another’s actions or failure to act? Not only do you need and deserve damages, but by acting against the person, company, or entity responsible for your injury or illness, you are holding them accountable and hopefully also preventing further such occurrences.
An experienced personal injury attorney can talk you through the legal jargon, advise you on your rights to compensation, and deal with intimidating insurance companies. Let the professionals at a personal injury law firm take care of the legal legwork so that you are free to focus on healing.