Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Jensen Beach
Jensen Beach is a small town in Martin County that has about 11,000 residents. The town, as the name already suggests, is a beach town that is crowded during summer seasons because of the influx of tourists looking to spend their vacation in a pleasant small town.
The most popular beach in Jensen Beach is on Hutchinson Island, called the Jensen Sea Turtle Beach, named so because of the presence of several sea turtles in and around the island. The most common types found are the loggerhead, leatherback turtle and green sea turtles. Though tourists are allowed to visit, some part of the island is off-limits to humans to preserve the turtle population on the island and protect their nests.
There is another fascinating thing about Jensen Beach, besides the turtles. Jensen Beach was once called the “Pineapple Capital of the World’ because of how much pineapple this town was exporting. The town is dotted with pineapple trees, and juicy, cut-up pineapples could be bought at any street vendor or shop.
Over the years, the city started attracting a lot of attention. Local tourists came to see the turtles, feed on pineapples, lounge on the beach, and go surfing and sunbathing. It is the perfect, quiet summer retreat. However, with more people coming in, naturally, there are more accidents and unfortunate incidents occurring, too, just as is the case for many other cities, Bicycle crashes, slips and falls, or accidents due to faulty products occurred within this small city too.
If you or a loved one become injured in an accident caused by the negligence and carelessness of someone else, you may be eligible to pursue a claim for damages. The legal team at Frankl and Kominsky Injury Attorneys are available for a free consultation and case evaluation. They can offer guidance as to your legal rights for your Jensen Beach personal injury accident.Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle in Jensen Beach
- Car and Auto Accidents Claims:
Car crashes and other vehicular accidents are some of the most common reasons for grave injuries. City officials claim that the number of car crashes on the nearby intersection has increased dramatically in recent years. This is perhaps due to the growing popularity of Jensen Beach as a popular tourist city.
- Motorcycle and Scooter Injury Claims:
Motorcycle and bike accidents can also result in some serious injuries. Jensen Beach has a large number of people traveling on smaller vehicles such as bikes and motorcycles through the streets of the small beach town. Though most are not fatal, the injuries could be significant.
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Claims:
Very often, people who are not driving motor vehicles are also the victim of serious accidents, as they are more vulnerable and exposed to dangers. A car swerving onto the sidewalk could injure a pedestrian waiting to cross the road, or a bicycle could slip in a puddle of water and injure the rider.
- Bus Injury Claims:
Buses are used by a large majority of people in small towns to get around because of how economical it is. The carelessness of a bus driver or lack of maintenance can cause buses to crash, causing widespread damage.
- Boat, Cruise, or Jet Ski Injury Claims:
Jensen Beach hosts a very pretty beachfront and the Indian River, where people go to enjoy a variety of beach sports, boating, and skiing. These events can also result in injuries due to strong waves, badly-maintained boats, and other reasons.
- Slip, Trip and Fall, and Premises Liability Claims:
Slip and fall accidents occur anywhere and everywhere. They most often occur at a grocery store, shopping mall or parking lot. Some of these falls can be very dangerous and cause severe injuries, including that of the neck, spinal cord, and limbs.
If you have sustained any injuries from an accident in Jensen Beach, you may be able to file a claim against the at-fault party and pursue damages for the harm caused to you. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for comprehensive legal guidance.Jensen Beach’s Statute Of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
In Florida there is a Statute of Limitations which is involved when filing a lawsuit. In personal injury cases founded in negligence, you’ll have a maximum of 4 years (from the date of the accident) to file your lawsuit. For accidents that have resulted in a fatality, you have just a maximum of 2 years (from the time of the death) to file a lawsuit. Failing to meet this deadline will likely result in the court dismissing your case and you will likely be barred from pursuing your claim. While there are some exceptions, these are extremely rare and should be discussed with an experienced personal injury attorney. See: Florida Statute section 95.11(3)(a).What to Do After a Personal Injury Accident
- The very first thing to do in case of an accident when you have sustained a personal injury is to report it to the local authorities. Call 911 or the Martin County’s Sheriff’s Office, so the officers can come, investigate and create a report.
- Next you should seek medical help, as that will help ascertain the nature and gravity of your injuries. You can go to your own personal qualified medical physician or to a local hospital. The nearest CareNow can be reached at 772-217-4723 and Stuart Urgent Care at (772) 692-8082. You should undergo a thorough medical checkup and have your injuries treated timely and effectively.
- Take photos of the accident scene, any damage to the vehicles involved and photos of your injuries. If there are any witnesses at the scene, be sure to get their contact information.
- Maintaining a small diary about your wounds, pain, recuperation time, and complications in your daily life due to the injury is a good idea, so you can establish the extent of how much the injuries affected your daily life.
- Finally, schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer who can guide you about how to best proceed with the case and represent your interests to try to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
- It is common for the opposite party’s lawyer to contact you for a recorded statement. If this happens, avoid speaking to them unless your lawyer gives you the go-ahead.
- Do not try to make an out of court settlement without your lawyer present and involved. You could be undermining your own case by doing that.
- Do not, in any case, fail to seek medical help. Getting adequate treatment for your wounds must be the first step you take. Failure to do so may cause your injuries to worsen, even causing your life at risk.
- Do not post on social media. Keep the details of the case between you, your lawyer, and relevant parties. There is no reason to go public about such things on social media. Anything you say there may be used against you in court by the opposite party.
In most personal injury accidents, the following injuries are the most commonly sustained.
- Cuts, Scrapes, and Bruising
Cuts, scrapes, and bruises can occur with the simplest of accidents. Though these types of injuries are mostly surface level and heal easily without too much medical intervention, you have to be careful with them and make sure the wounds are not infected or lose too much blood. Some deep lacerations may result in permanent scarring.
- Head and Brain Injuries
Head and brain injuries can be very damaging, if serious. Internal damage to the brain may need expensive and risky surgeries. If not treatable, the injuries could even be fatal.
- Broken or Fractured Bones
Fractures and broken bones are common across all accidents. Whether you tripped and fell from a ladder or got involved in a car crash, chances are you will likely sustain a broken bone or two. Luckily, most fractures and breaks are easily treatable but some may require surgery.
- Internal Bleeding
One reason a thorough medical checkup is recommended is to rule out the possibility of internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can be very dangerous because often there is no sign of distress inside and is not discovered until it’s too late, and the person has lost too much blood.
Whiplash is when a sudden movement causes your neck to jerk forward or backward with significant force. Whiplashes are common in vehicular accidents as another vehicle crashes into yours, causing your head and neck to make a sudden jerk.
- Herniated Discs
Herniated discs from your spine can move out of place and cause trouble moving, standing walking, and performing other physical tasks. They might also require expensive corrective surgery.
- Injuries to the Hip, Knee or Elbow
Injuries to the hip, knee, and elbow are common in many slip and fall incidents. With proper medical care, they heal quickly and easily, though they are extremely painful.
- Injuries to the Spine
The spinal cord is connected to almost all parts of your body. If this essential organ is damaged, the victim may have physical as well as cognitive consequences. Serious spinal cord injuries can leave people permanently physically damaged and even mentally impaired.
The legal team at Frankl and Kominsky Injury Lawyers can help you understand your legal options. We are dedicated to helping you pursue the fair and just compensation you deserve.Personal Injury Claims: Types of Damages You Can Recover
Though you should talk to your personal injury lawyer about your specific case for insight into what kind of damages you will be able to pursue, some of the most common types of compensatory damages include:
- Past and Future Medical Care and Treatment
Depending on the gravity of your injuries, the medical bills can be hefty, and not everyone has the means to pay that sort of money. You may be able to recover compensation for your emergency room visit, diagnostic testing, prescription medication, doctor visits, physical therapy and surgery. Moreover, if the injuries are severe, they can take significant time to heal and even require follow-up rehabilitation and physical therapy.
- Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income
The injury might take time to heal, and the victim may be placed on temporary disability. Furthermore, the injuries might even be serious enough to make the person unable to work in the same capacity for the same pay range anymore. If you miss work due to the severity of your injuries or medical treatment, you may be able to recover your lost wages.
- Pain and Suffering
The pain and suffering that a person experiences due to any injury cannot be measured. It might not even be evident. Pain and suffering do not merely include the pain of the external wound, but also the mental trauma and anguish that the person has to go through due to an injury. An injury to the legs that may leave him unable to walk without support again has a physical toll, but also a mental one as well.
- Property Damage
If the accident brought harm to your property, too, such as a damaged roof, broken glass windows, or a totaled car, you have every right to claim damages for your property to be repaired or replaced, if repairs are out of the question.
- Home Renovation for Accessibility
Serious accidents can often even cause permanent disabilities. To make life easier for the disabled, and to let them resume the daily chores and activities that they used to perform before, it is essential to make the necessary equipment available to them, at home, workplaces, and transport. Installation of accommodations such as ramps, stair lifts, hand controls in cars, etc. must be factored in when calculating the damages.
Our personal injury lawyers are available to serve Jensen Beach and are committed to represent your interests against the at-fault party. We will fight to get you compensation for your trauma and injuries.How Will A Personal Injury Lawyer Help My Case?
If you or a loved one is injured, your first priority should be to seek medical care and focus on your recovery. The claims process can be frustrating and could cause the added stress of dealing with property damage, gathering your medical records, and lost wages.
At Frankl & Kominsky, our legal team will help relieve your stress by starting a claim for your bodily injuries and property damage, setting up a car rental, obtaining the accident or incident report, gathering medical records, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence of your lost wages, obtaining security camera footage and establishing the at-fault party’s negligence.Start Your Free Personal Injury Consultation Today
At Frankl & Kominsky Injury Lawyers, we pride ourselves on providing diligent legal representation and superior client services. Each client has an entire team of legal professionals working on their behalf and we offer 1-on-1 attention and care.
We have over 600 Verified Client Reviews, attesting to great competitive customer services. We have recovered over $100 Million in Accident & Injury Settlements and Verdicts for deserving clients in Over 40 Years of Combined Legal Experience by our team of professional injury lawyers serving Jensen Beach.
We believe in keeping clients in the loop and make it a point to update them with their case specifics through regular, routine calls and emails. We also offer a contingency fee arrangement. We know court cases can be complicated and a financial burden, especially when you’re dealing with your own personal injuries.
Contact Frankl & Kominsky Injury Lawyers for your free consultation and case review.