Boynton Beach Personal Injury
Located on the water in Palm County, Boynton Beach offers quick access to some of Florida’s best beaches, and also has an enticing downtown and mall, too. While this place has a lot of natural beauty, crime in the area has earned it a reputation as a more dangerous place to live, although recent data show that rates of violence in Boynton Beach are down. Most injuries that occur within the city aren’t the result of violence, though, but instead occur due to others’ negligence. Car accidents, slip and fall cases, and other accidents are almost always preventable. If you have been in a preventable accident and have suffered injuries as a result, you have a personal injury claim. To learn more about your right to bring forth a personal injury case and how our injury lawyers can help, please call our office directly today for a free consultation.
The Basics of a Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim is a type of civil action (with no criminal penalties) where an injured party tries to hold the party responsible for their injuries liable for the damages and costs they’ve incurred. In order to be successful, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care, that the duty of care was breached, and that the breach of the duty of care was the proximate cause of harm. If successful, the plaintiff can seek damages for the full value of their losses, including the value of medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage costs, and more.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our Boynton Beach personal injury lawyers have experience working on a wide range of case types and feel confident in our ability to help you. Our personal injury practice areas include:
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Boat accidents;
- Bus accidents;
- Premises liability claims;
- Defective product cases;
- Dog bites;
- Negligent security claims;
- Slip and fall cases;
- Nursing home abuse and neglect; and
Steps to Take Immediately
If you have been injured, taking the proper steps immediately after your case can help to preserve your right to compensation. You should do the following as soon as possible:
- File a police report and request a copy;
- Seek medical care and document all medical treatment you receive;
- Gather any evidence – this might include taking photographs, talking to eyewitnesses, and getting the at-fault party’s information; and
- Call an attorney who can start investigating your accident and building your claim.
Note that you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit after being injured, so acting quickly is essential.
Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At the office of Smith, Ball & Báez Injury Lawyers, our personal injury lawyers in Boynton Beach want to help you. We know that you need support, and we are here to offer it. To learn more about our services and our law firm, as well as your rights after being injured, please call us directly today or send us a message requesting more information. We are here to serve you.
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