|There is no substitute for experience and Florida lawyer James G. Vickaryous has plenty of personal injury experience. Our Florida lawyer team and office staff handles all types of personal injury matters in courts throughout the state and in the Federal courts. Let's look at some of these personal injury practice areas in more depth for you now.|
Our Florida lawyer team has as extensive experience in all types of motor vehicle accidents. We promptly and thoroughly investigate each case to assess liability and determine fault and work to obtain photographs and witness statements to ultimately prove your case.
Serious car and other motor vehicle accidents require the guidance of an experienced Florida lawyer. We have years of practice and an impressive track record representing people who have suffered significant injuries in motor vehicle accidents (commercial and personal). We work with physicians and other health care providers to assess and review all the short and long-term medical aspects of your case. Our detailed understanding of Florida’s automobile, insurance and liability laws means we understand the different sources of recovery available to car accident victims and their families as well as the various theories of liability that enable those victims to collect from the parties who caused them harm.
As Florida accident lawyers we have an excellent understanding of the intricacies of Florida's dynamic No-Fault Law as well as Under Insurance and Uninsured Motorist Coverage issues. We have handled thousands of cases involving motor vehicle accidents.
Road injuries can happen in many different ways and we have experience in them all. Below is a list of some of the various combinations of collision situations:
- Pedestrian injuries
- Motor vehicle injuries
- Truck injuries
- Motorcycle injuries
- Off-road and all terrain vehicle injuries
- Government owned vehicle injuries
- Collisions with law enforcement vehicles
- Bicycle injuries
- Parking lot crashes
- Construction zone vehicle collisions
- Collisions with construction equipment
- Dump truck collisions
Negligence or recklessness is the basis for imposing liability in most car accidents. These legal terms can apply to many types of conduct by drivers and third parties. Negligent driving practices by other motorists may take the form of violations of the rules of the road or other imprudent driving practices that fail to constitute “reasonable care” to prevent foreseeable injury to others.
Some of the common forms of negligent driving that cause crashes or increase the extent of injury include:
- Disregarding traffic signals and stop signs
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving (e.g. talking or texting on a cell phone)
- Failure to observe right of way
- Following at an unsafe distance (tailgating)
- Failure to check the rear of a vehicle before backing up
- Aggressive driving
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Road rage
- Drowsy driving
- Unsafe turns
Florida Lawyer for Wrongful Death
Our Florida lawyer team represents individuals and the families of individuals who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligent or wrongful conduct of others. We take each wrongful death case on as if it will proceed to trial and we are not afraid to take a case all the way to jury verdict if that is what is necessary to produce the best possible result. Our firm represents individuals injured in all types of situations including industrial, construction, and equipment-related accidents. Compassion, understanding, and excellence are some of the traits that a person should look for in a wrongful death lawyer.
Unfortunately, Florida has a high rate of wrongful death. Florida can be a very dangerous place to drive a car. Every year, loved ones across the Florida grieve the loss of family members that die as the result of wrongful death. Wrongful death is a type of personal injury which may be caused by many unfortunate events, including: automobile accidents and collisions, pedestrian collisions, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products, attacks caused by negligent security, and slip and falls caused by negligent upkeep.
The unexpected passing of a loved one may leave family members with many expenses, such as hospital, funeral and burial costs. You may be able to receive maximum compensation for these expenses along with the compensation of your loved one's lost wages and the loss of your loved one's companionship.
Often a defective product can cause grievous bodily injury. We have helped many clients that have been injured by defective products bring a claim against the manufacturer. The list of products that have manufacturing defects are as long as the list of products that are made and sold. Many products have defects that you don’t learn about until you use them and are injured by them. If you have been injured by a defective product, please contact us and let us know how you were using the product when it injured you It is extremely important to keep the defective product in a safe place and in your custody and control. If you lose the product, there is very little chance at winning your case.
Premises Liability & Negligent Security
Premises liability is a rather vague term that serves as a catchall for many types of events including those involving structural design flaws, unsafe conditions, environmental hazards, improper traffic patterns and a wide range of other issues unrelated to security per se. In many cases, security related premises liability matters involve issues such as physical security standards and generally accepted security practices. In addition to any existing standards, crime statistics, event history, community standards, and specific risk considerations play a part in determining whether an adverse event was foreseeable. Premises liabilities cases will often allow damages based on pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. Further premises liability may also compensate the surviving family members in the event of death as a result of qualifying injuries.
Property owners don’t have the duty to protect you from hazards that you know about. However, they do have a duty to protect you and warn you about dangers that you don’t know about. Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises.
Many slip and fall injuries are the result of badly maintained properties. Parking lots and sidewalks often have cracks and debris that are hard to see and cause a person to trip. Wet floors with no warning signs, store clerks leaving boxes in walkways, air conditioning ducts leaking water onto the floor, uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, uneven elevators, broken steps, unmarked ditches all can cause great injury to the unwarned person.
One of the biggest dangers that Florida tourists often are not aware of is the amount of crime that occurs in tourist areas against visitors. Hotels, shopping centers, and other businesses that have a known problem with crime on their premises have a duty to warn customers of high crime and protect them from it. Many of these cases involve victims who have been severely injured, raped or even killed as a result of the business establishment failing to protect its customers from known dangers.
Accidents Involving Visitors to Florida
Accidents Involving Visitors to Florida - While Florida is a prime tourist destination, some visitors have the unfortunate experience of being in an accident while visiting and on vacation. In addition to determining the party whose negligence was responsible for causing the accident, representation of such visitors requires close coordination of insurance laws between different states and foreign countries. We have represented a great many European visitors, including quite a few from the United Kingdom.
Our Florida lawyer team represents individuals who have been injured on a construction site. We help clients to recover money damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages, where appropriate. Often times, there are many different people and companies working together on a construction site. It takes experience to determine the best cause of action against the at fault party.
As Florida accident attorneys, we also handle the following types of personal injury cases:
- Truck accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Drowning accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Theme park accidents
- Defective drugs
- Birth defects
- Construction accidents
- Insurance non-payments
- Semi-truck and trailer accidents and collisions
- Taxi accidents and collisions
To find out more on how we have helped other clients with a Florida personal injury case, visit our Verdicts & Settlements page or our Testimonials page. If you want a complimentary consultation with a Florida accident attorney, call James G. Vickaryous today.