Boynton Beach Personal Injury Attorneys

Recovering from accidental injuries can threaten virtually anyone’s financial security. Even those with quality health insurance coverage are at risk of losing everything because medical bills are not the only expense they will incur in the aftermath of a serious accident.

Other costs that might result from an injury include lost income and benefits, loss of earning capacity, vocational retraining, home care, and residential modifications. Depending on the severity of your injury, your claim might also include non-economic damages like pain and suffering, disability or disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment in life.

Fortunately, those who were hurt because of someone else’s actions may be able to sue the liable party for 100 percent of the damages they have incurred as a result. If you were injured in a preventable accident and want to hold the responsible party financially accountable, contact the Boynton Beach personal injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston.

We will perform a vigorous investigation into your case and gather evidence to prove fault and the value of your damages. We will then use proven settlement negotiation techniques to help you fight for the maximum payout. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?

Excluding cases that involve strict liability, negligence is the foundation of any successful personal injury claim. In general, you will have grounds for a claim if you were hurt because someone breached the duty of care owed to you.

For example, property owners have a duty of care to invitees and licensees to maintain their premises. If they fail to repair a broken step or railing within a reasonable timeframe, it could be considered a breach of this duty, which would constitute negligence. If someone slips and falls as a result, the property owner could be liable for the damages.

In most personal injury claims, the duty of care is implied. Motorists owe a duty of care to other drivers on the road around them, as do healthcare providers to their patients. If you can demonstrate how such a relationship existed between you and the other party and then show how his or her breach of this duty caused your injuries, you should have grounds for a claim.

Cases We Handle in Boyton Beach

Our personal injury and car accident lawyers accept a broad range of tort cases. Below is a list of the claims we most commonly handle:

When Should I Call an Accident Attorney in Boynton Beach?

If you were hurt in some kind of preventable accident and you think negligence played a role, it is wise to call a lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney will stop you from making key mistakes early in the proceedings that might jeopardize your case or limit the amount of compensation you can recover. These mistakes include giving the insurance adjuster a recorded statement, writing about your case on social media, or ignoring your doctor’s treatment instructions.

What Sets Donaldson & Weston Apart From Other Boynton Beach Personal Injury Firms?

At Donaldson & Weston, we make each and every client feel like a priority. Regardless of the scope of your claim or the size of your potential recovery, we will treat you like a member of our family from day one.

Below are a few more qualities that set our practice apart from other personal injury law firms in Boynton Beach:

  • We have many decades of combined experience litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases.

  • We have established a reputation for fighting tirelessly on behalf of our clients and seeing every case through to the end—even if that means going to trial.

  • We answer all phone and email inquiries in a timely fashion. We also update clients at every stage of the proceedings so they know exactly where their case stands.

  • We have the resources to conduct thorough investigations to uncover evidence that is being concealed or withheld.

  • We have a network of well-credentialed experts who can provide valuable testimony when it comes to proving both liability and damages.

  • We have proven negotiation strategies that often result in settlements that exceed our clients’ expectations.

  • We offer free case evaluations, so injured parties have nothing to lose by meeting with us, and we won’t charge any attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Mistakes to Avoid During the Personal Injury Claims Process

As soon as you hire a personal injury lawyer from Donaldson & Weston, you no longer have to worry about speaking to the insurance company or navigating legal proceedings alone. We’ll also help you avoid critical mistakes that could jeopardize the outcome of your claim. By letting us handle all the logistics of your case, you can focus on your health.

There’s a lot to do after sustaining serious injuries, so you may not necessarily be able to schedule an initial consultation immediately following the accident. A member of our team can come to you if you cannot come to us.

In the meantime, it’s essential that you avoid making any mistakes that might prevent you from recovering the compensation you deserve. Common errors to avoid include:

  • Postponing medical care;

  • Ignoring your physician’s orders;

  • Failing to document the injuries as they heal;

  • Failing to track the expenses associated with treating your injuries;

  • Admitting fault;

  • Providing a recorded statement; and

  • Commencing negotiations without a lawyer.

How Long Will it Take to Resolve my Case?

It’s impossible to predict the likely duration of your case without first performing a thorough investigation. If there’s sufficient evidence of both liability and damages, all parties agree on the pertinent facts, and the insurance adjuster is willing to cooperate, it may be possible to resolve your case within a matter of months.

If, on the other hand, the evidence is weak or a complication arises, the proceedings could take much longer. Scenarios that can drag out the claims process include facing liability disputes, naming multiple liable parties, suffering substantial damages, and having to go to trial.