Loxahatchee is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida with a population of over 25,000 residents. Its name literally means “turtle river.” People who live in or travel to the area can enjoy the Lion Country Safari, a drive-through safari park that has been characterized as the first “cageless zoo” in the United States. Every year, however, a number of people in this city fall victim to accidents. If you’ve been harmed in Loxahatchee because of someone else’s carelessness, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. At Frankl & Kominsky, our skilled injury lawyers can try to help you hold the responsible party accountable. We are prepared to handle a wide range of claims arising from accidents on the highway, in the hospital, on the property of stores and restaurants, and in many other situations.Seeking Compensation After a Florida Accident
When you are not entirely responsible for your own injuries, you may have a legal right to seek damages from whoever caused them. Typically, a victim can file a negligence claim. These lawsuits start by showing that the defendant breached a duty of care owed to the victim. This obligation usually consists of behaving as a reasonably prudent person would behave in similar circumstances. For example, the duty of care requires every driver on Florida roads to obey traffic laws and avoid posing unnecessary risks to others around them.
Unfortunately, many people in Loxahatchee and other Florida towns fail to meet this obligation and cause harm to others around them. Examples of negligent behavior can range from an automobile driver speeding through a stop sign to a store not using a “wet floor” sign after mopping the floor. Their careless conduct can cause serious injuries and even death. When this happens, Florida law gives a victim legal rights and a way to hold wrongdoers accountable.
An injured person can seek monetary compensation by proving four main elements. First, the defendant must have owed the victim a duty of care. The defendant also must have breached this duty, and this breach must have led directly to the accident in which the victim was hurt. Thus, causation is a key factor in a successful negligence claim. It consists of not only proving that the harm was reasonably foreseeable but that it would not have happened without the breach.
Monetary compensation can help ease the burden of costs associated with accidents. After establishing liability, a victim may be able to recover reimbursement for medical bills, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, and more. In wrongful death cases, the types of damages available may vary depending on the nature and circumstances surrounding the death. However, a plaintiff may be able to recover costs such as loss of society and companionship, funeral and burial expenses, lost earning capacity, and any other costs associated with the accident.Accident Lawyers Ready to Protect Your Rights serving Loxahatchee
When you've been in an accident, the process of physical, emotional, and financial recovery can impose a heavy burden. This is why it is important to choose a legal team that is not only capable but also compassionate. At Frankl & Kominsky, our experienced accident attorneys are available to work closely with clients in Loxahatchee and other areas to try to help them understand their legal rights and options. We are prepared to try to investigate the details of your case, work with adverse parties, consult experts, and do whatever else it takes to try to maximize your chance of getting compensation. We proudly serve clients across South Florida. To learn more, contact us online or call us toll-free at (561) 354-6184. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.