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Personal Injury

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At Grant Law Partners, we know there is nothing more personal than a personal injury claim. From automobile, truck, motorcycle and golf cart accidents, to slip-and-falls, medical malpractice, wrongful death claims, nursing home abuse, and even dog bites, our experienced attorneys will zealously and compassionately pursue your claim.

Automobile, Truck, Motorcycle and Golf Cart Accidents

Unfortunately, accidents can happen to anyone at any time. After an accident, many people find themselves with more questions than answers. What are my rights? Who will pay my medical bills? Who will pay to have my vehicle repaired or replaced? What happens if I have to lose time from work?

At Grant Law Partners, our experienced attorneys will help answer all these questions and investigate all possible sources of recovery. Sometimes, accidents are not caused by the fault of the other driver, but by a defect in the vehicle itself. If a manufacturer creates a defective product, they can be liable for any injuries caused by that defective product. Our attorneys will use their decades of legal knowledge to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and any other areas of loss.

Our firm will ensure that all your rights are protected so that you can concentrate on what is important most: recovering from your injuries. We can also help you find the right doctors and medical specialists to help you with your recovery.

If you were injured while you were a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident, you still have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. You may have claims against both the driver of the vehicle you were occupying as well as the drivers or owners of any other vehicles involved in the collision. No matter which vehicle you occupied, a passenger cannot be considered at fault for the accident unless you did something that specifically caused the accident.

What to Do After An Accident

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious injuries, you should seek immediate medical attention. After the police have been contacted, you may try to take the following steps:

  • If any of the drivers seem to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, advise the police immediately.
  • Write down the names of the other drivers, their addresses, and the policy numbers of their insurance and/or take pictures of their driver’s licenses and insurance ID cards.
  • If there are any witnesses to the accident, ask for their names, addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Write down the name and badge numbers of all police officers present.
  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident and the vehicles involved, particularly any areas of damage to the vehicles.
  • Take note if any party makes statements indicating that they were at fault for the accident and, as soon as you can, accurately write down what they said.
  • Take note if any vehicle involved is a commercial vehicle or if any party states that they were working at the time of the accident.
  • After you and the police leave the scene of the accident, you should immediately contact an attorney who has experience addressing personal injury claims. At Grant Law Partners, you will consult directly with one or more of our experienced attorneys at no charge to you.

Should I call the Insurance Companies?

Your insurance carrier will likely require you to promptly report any vehicular accident, even if the accident is not your fault. Your insurance company may request that you provide a recorded statement regarding the accident. Grant Law Partners strongly recommends that you contact an attorney before you provide a recorded statement to any party.

You should never give a statement (recorded or not) to the other driver’s insurance company without consulting an attorney.

Should I Consult with a Doctor?

If you are feeling pain or discomfort anywhere in your body, you should definitely consult with a doctor. Sometimes your pain and suffering may not start until several hours or even days after an automobile accident.

When you are reporting your injuries or pain to the police, paramedics, hospital staff, or doctors, be sure to identify each and every area of complaint, no matter how minor or small you may then perceive it to be.

Follow the doctor’s advice to the best of your ability and be sure to attend every doctor’s appointment. If you fail to follow the doctor’s recommendations, it may be used against you in court.

Slip and Fall Accidents

If you fall in a business, someone else’s home, or public area due to a hazardous, dangerous or hidden condition, you may be able to recover for your injuries, pain and suffering. All property owners (public and private) have a certain duty of care to ensure their property is safe.

To be successful in a slip-and-fall case, you must be able to prove that the property owner created the hazardous condition that caused the accident or that he or she knew (or should have known) about the dangerous condition and failed to have it removed or repaired. 

Uneven steps, potholes, cracked sidewalks, torn or worn carpeting, unattended spills, or broken tiles can all create dangerous conditions for visitors to a building or property. 

However, be aware that as a guest on someone else’s property, you have a duty to exercise reasonable judgment, care, and caution.

Medical Malpractice

When a medical provider or medical facility fails to exercise proper care, skill, or diligence, or otherwise perform within the proper standard of medical care, it may result in medical malpractice. Each doctor or facility must perform their duties within the accepted practices and standards of similar doctors or facilities within the same field, in the same geographic area.

Be aware that just because your medical treatment has a bad result, it does not necessarily mean that medical malpractice has occurred. Even if a doctor performs all the proper tests and follows the accepted protocols, a misdiagnosis or unsuccessful procedure can still occur. It only becomes medical malpractice when the misdiagnosis or unsuccessful procedure occurs due to a doctor or facility’s failure to get a proper medical history, order the appropriate tests, recognize observable symptoms, or follow acceptable medical standards.

Wrongful Death

When a person dies as a result of the reckless or negligent conduct of another, a wrongful death suit may arise. The suit is brought by the personal representative of the victim’s estate to recover damages on behalf the estate and the victim’s surviving family members. A wrongful death suit is brought to provide relief (in the form of money damages) for the emotional suffering and financial loss that flow from the death of a family member.

Dealing with the death of a close family member is difficult and tragic. At Grant Law Partners, our skilled and experienced attorneys can help answer your questions and compassionately guide you through the legal process. We will handle your claim so that you can focus on the more difficult aspects of grieving and coping with the loss of your family member.

Nursing Home Abuse

As our population ages, more and more Florida residents have parents or other relatives in assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse may not be uncommon. The abuse may be ongoing or even a single event, which causes either physical or financial injury.

Under the law, nursing homes are responsible for the health, well-being, and medical care of their residents.

In order to determine if abuse has occurred, our team of attorneys will review medical records; interview family members, friends, and witness; and investigate whether state or federal authorities have received other complaints regarding the institution.

It is important to be able to distinguish the resident’s existing illness(es) from any negligence or abuse caused by the nursing home or its staff. It is also important to discover if the abuse is part of a pattern of neglect committed by the nursing home.

Dog Bites

In the State of Florida, a dog owner is held strictly liable for the actions of his animal. Unlike automobile accidents, slip-and-falls or medical malpractice, you do not have to prove negligence to be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If you are bitten by a dog, its owner is almost always responsible for any injuries caused by the bite. However, the amount of recovery you receive can be reduced by any negligence or wrongdoing on your part, such as antagonizing the dog or pulling its tail.

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