Personal Injury Law

 

 

At The Salameh Law Group, P.A., we passionately represent individuals and their families who have been seriously injured or even killed as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others. People often think of personal injury as just physical pain or injuries. However, often emotional and financial hardship through loss of work, medical bills, and stress placed upon families and loved ones can also be considered as personal injury. 

 

We can sometimes take our physical and mental well-being for granted—until something goes wrong.

 

At The Salameh Law Group, P.A., personal injury attorneys of Fort Myers, we understand that when an accident happens, people's lives can be forever changed. Daily tasks become difficult and routines are interfered with. Monetary losses are usually unrecoverable. Whether caused by an automobile accident, defective product, or other negligent, careless, or reckless conduct, injuries can alter lives forever. Our top accident lawyers of Lee County provide effective, aggressive investigation and representation, in so our injured clients are able to attend to personal matters in the hopes of moving on with their everyday lives.

 

Personal injury victims (plaintiffs) can file one of several types of personal injury suits (torts) against the responsible parties (defendants). Some of the key principles of personal injury law are as follows:

 

  • Negligence is when a person fails to use reasonable care. When a person's carelessness causes an injury, then negligence is present. Even if the act was unintentional, they may still be liable for damages. There is often liability insurance for acts of negligence, provided by the auto insurance, the homeowner's insurance, or another general liability insurance policy.

  • Strict liability often coincides with product liability, which are claims filed against manufacturers and suppliers for dangerous products that cause injury, and to dog bite claims against dog owners. Liability insurance is often available to compensate victims who suffer personal injury as a result of the strict liability of the responsible party.

  • Intentional or reckless misconduct is when someone intentionally harms another that results in an injury or death. If the misconduct results in death, the family of the victim may recover punitive damages under some circumstances.

  • Comparative negligence could come up when the actions of the injured person(plaintiff) has contributed to their own harm. If the plaintiff is found comparatively negligent, that usually reduces the damages they may receive. The negligence is divided between the injured party and the defendant and the damages are reduced accordingly.

  • Damages are awarded to victims who have suffered personal injuries or wrongful death as a result of the misconduct of another individual or business. In Florida, damages can be awarded for special damages. Such as medical bills and lost earnings, for scarring and disability, for loss of enjoyment of life, for loss of consortium, and for pain and suffering. Punitive damages may be awarded in some wrongful death cases.

 

Personal injury and wrongful death cases are usually very complex and not one in the same. The personal injury lawyers at The Salameh Law Group, P.A., have over 20 years of experience before administrative boards, trial courts and appellate courts, and have prevailed on claims for the most serious personal injuries.

 

Personal injury and wrongful death cases are always emotional. You should not make any major decisions that will limit any future recoveries without consulting an attorney, especially if you are upset or grieving. You should not enter into any settlement, sign any release or accept any money in exchange for releasing an individual, corporation, or insurance company from liability without first knowing what insurance coverage or other redress is available to you and your family.

 

The Salameh Law Group, P.A., can help you decide your best course of action and can develop the best legal strategy for demonstrating your claim.

 

At The Salameh Law Group, P.A., we handle a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Medical Malpractice (including malpractice by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals)

  • Premises Liability (including a slip and fall accident and the failure to warn of a danger on the premises)

  • Product Liability (including defects in the manufacture or design of a product and the failure to warn of a product danger)

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Construction Site Accidents

  • Pedestrian Accidents

 

Physical and emotional injuries come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some examples of the types of injuries that may be the subject of a personal injury claim.

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries, Closed Head Injury, and other Injuries resulting in Severe and/or Permanent Brain Damage

  • Joint, Spinal Cord, Neck, and Back Injuries

  • Fractures and Dislocations

  • Birth Defects and Birth-Related Injuries

  • Amputations, Burns, and Scars

  • Seizure Disorders, Cancer, and other Serious or Terminal Medical Conditions

  • Emotional Trauma, Mental Anguish, Anxiety, Depression, and other Psychological or Emotional Conditions

  • Loss of Consortium (a spouse’s or child’s loss of the companionship, help, and affection of a person who has died

  • Skin Burns, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and other Fire-Related Injuries

  • Other Severe, Permanent, and Crippling Injuries, as well as injuries of lesser severity

 

Because the Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, victims have a limited time frame in which to file their case. If you feel you have a personal injury or wrongful death case, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. Call us now at 239-277-0087 or fill out our contact form below, and we will schedule an appointment for your free consultation today. 

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