Almost all accidental injuries are preventable. If you were injured in a slip and fall, traffic collision, dog attack, or another premises accident, chances are that the other party was negligent and can be held financially responsible for your damages. The lawyers at Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. assist clients who are victims in premises accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect cases, and traffic collisions, and have the experience and legal resources necessary to win your personal injury claim.
95 percent of traffic collisions are caused by human error. Human error is broken down into three main categories: recognition errors, decision errors, and performance errors, and non performance errors according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Recognition errors are the most prevalent, and include distraction and inadequate surveillance. Driver distraction is at an all time high due to cell phone use. Decision errors are the next most common, and include speeding, tailgating, pulling out in front of traffic, and making other poor judgments. When fault is at all questioned in cases for our clients, we conduct detailed investigations into the cause of crashes to ensure that the victims are not held responsible for the other party’s distracted driving, speeding, or disregard of traffic laws.
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Florida’s nursing home industry is in a state of serious disrepair and financial jeopardy. With a lack of funding and governmental oversight, nursing homes are cutting corners to save costs and keep profits as high as possible. In fact, 50 of Florida’s most neglectful nursing homes have been left open despite having histories of abuse and neglect that led to numerous residents’ suffering and early deaths, according to PR News Wire. Abuse and neglect should have no place in your loved one’s life, and if they were wronged by the very people who were charged with caring for them, they deserve to be fairly compensation.
Premises Accidents Include Slip and Fall, Negligent Security, and Dog Attacks
Business owners and property owners owe a duty of care to their invitees—a term used to describe customers, guests, and all other people legally on a property. Slip and falls occur when property owners fail to maintain flooring, stairs, and ramps. Negligent security assault and robberies occur when business owners fail to install security cameras, provide adequate lighting, or employ bouncers or security personnel. Premises dog bites occur when a dog owner fails to restrain or enclose their dog or the dog attacks someone on the premises, such as a child or neighbor. In all of these scenarios, the injured victim has the right to file a personal injury claim with the appropriate party.
Our Lawyers Can Help
When a victim files a personal injury claim, the liable party typically denies fault. More importantly, their insurance provider denies liability and/or attempts to devalue the injured party’s claim. It is essential to work with an experienced lawyer if you want to be compensated fairly for your many damages. Without an attorney, you are facing an impossible battle. The Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. is here to help; call us at 772-905-8692 to schedule a free consultation today.