- Car Accidents
Car accidents happen every day in Florida. Careless driving, distracted driving, drunk driving and speeding are major causes. Defective vehicles, missing street signs or negligently maintained roadways can also contribute to a crash. Head, neck and spinal cord injuries are among the injuries that commonly result from car accidents and can cause lingering or even permanent disabilities. Don’t make the mistake of taking on the insurance companies on your own after an accident, let our West Palm Beach car accident lawyers handle it for you. We handle car accident cases in Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.
- Workers’ Compensation for On-the-Job Injuries
Employees who are injured on the job or suffer a work-related illness are generally covered by Florida workers’ compensation insurance, which can provide help with medical bills, lost wages, or even death benefits if a job-related injury or illness claims a life. Workers who are injured by the negligence of a third party, like a motorist or the manufacturer of a defective tool used on the job, may be able to seek compensation both from workers’ compensation and from the negligent third party. Working with a qualified attorney can help you uncover all potential sources of recovery.
- Construction Accidents
Construction sites have one of the highest accident rates of any workplace in Florida, and the risk of harm is not limited solely to those who work in construction. Construction workers, site visitors and passersby all face risks from defects in equipment, machinery, tools and materials, as well as from unsafe workplace practices and negligent oversight. When someone gets hurt on a job site, our construction accident attorneys can help the victim get the compensation they need.
- Harbor and Longshore Worker Accidents
Harbor and longshore work remains a key part of Florida’s economy and its contribution to the well-being of the entire United States. When workers in this important – but dangerous – industry get hurt, their claims are generally covered by the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). Knowing how LHWCA works is key to accessing its protections if you are injured or get sick as a result of your work.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists have the same right to use Florida’s roads as any four-wheeled vehicle. Nonetheless, too many drivers fail to keep a proper lookout for motorcyclists – and the results can be devastating. Motorcyclists who crash may suffer brain or spinal cord injuries, broken bones, crushed organs or severe skin damage known as “road rash.” When someone else’s negligence causes a crash, compensation is in order. Our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers can help.
- Premises Liability, Inadequate Security and Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Business owners have a responsibility to keep their properties in a reasonably safe condition and to warn visitors about potential risks. When a business fails to do so, serious injuries can result. From putting out “wet floor” signs to warn visitors of a slip-and-fall accident risk to ensuring that adequate lighting, locks and other security measures are used to prevent crime, a business that fails to meet its duties risks injuring a customer – and facing liability as a result. Talk with our premise liability lawyers to learn more on your rights.
- Truck Accidents
Although the rate of car accidents in Florida has dropped in recent years, the rate of large truck accidents continues to climb – a fact that deeply worries many experienced Florida truck accident lawyers. A fully loaded tractor-trailer may weigh up to 80,000 pounds, making it a serious threat to the people in a small passenger vehicle if the trucker is distracted, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or falls asleep at the wheel. Drivers, maintenance crews, trucking companies and other motorists all have a role to play in truck safety. When someone fails to do their part, the results can be devastating.
- Wrongful Death
The worst injuries don’t just cause permanent disability – they claim lives. When a person is killed in Florida due to the negligence of another, it is important for survivors of the decedent to consider retaining a board certified wrongful death lawyer in West Palm Beach as soon as possible.
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles, our commitment to helping injured people arises from our strong conviction that our homes, streets and businesses should be safe places to live, work and raise families. If you have been harmed by the negligence of another, don’t wait: call our office today or fill out our online contact form for a free and confidential consultation.