Port Salerno Personal Injury Lawyers

It’s never easy to bounce back from a severe injury or the loss of a family member. Beyond the stress and mental anguish, your financial security may be in jeopardy. The Port Salerno personal injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston understand the hardship you are facing, and we are here to help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Our injury lawyers have the knowledge, resources, and legal strategies to take on large corporations and insurance companies. We will aggressively represent your interests and will make sure you are treated fairly during every stage of the claims process. Call 772-266-5555 for a free initial consultation.

Types of Cases Our Port Salerno Personal Injury Attorneys Handle

No two personal injury cases are exactly alike. It is critical that you find an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours and who is willing to take your case to trial if necessary. The lawyers at Donaldson & Weston are talented settlement negotiators and experienced litigators who offer exceptional legal representation in a variety of personal injury cases including those arising from:

  • Car Accidents

  • DUI Accidents

  • Truck Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Dangerous Premises

  • Product Defects

  • Wrongful Death

  • Pharmacy Errors

  • Paralysis

  • Nursing Home Neglect

  • Elder Abuse

  • Burn Injuries

  • Brain Injuries

  • Boating Accidents

  • Bike Accidents

  • Assault

What to Expect During Your Free Initial Consultation

Our Port Salerno personal injury lawyers offer free, no-obligation consultations. We will review the evidence you have gathered, provide answers to your questions, offer legal advice, and explain the steps we will take to give your case the best possible chance of resulting in a fair settlement.

You should come prepared to your case evaluation with:

  • A written description of what happened;

  • Medical documentation;

  • Contact information of your healthcare providers;

  • Paystubs, tax returns, and other documents related to your income;

  • Receipts and invoices for expenses arising from your injuries;

  • The accident report;

  • Photographs;

  • Any other evidence of negligence, liability, and damages you have gathered;

  • Contact information of witnesses and any person or entity involved in your accident;

  • Any correspondence you have had with insurance adjusters or defendants; and

  • A list of questions to ask our personal injury lawyers.

Your injury lawyer will ask a series of questions to determine if you have sufficient grounds for a claim and what needs to be done to give your claim the best chance of success. These questions will include:

  • What factors contributed to your accident?

  • Did you contribute to the accident in any way?

  • Have you spoken to the insurance adjuster or defendant about your accident or injuries?

  • Have you already visited a doctor for a medical evaluation?

  • What types of injuries did you suffer?

After your consultation, our personal injury attorneys will get to work to strengthen your claim. We will perform a comprehensive investigation of your case, talk to witnesses, gather evidence, arrange expert witness testimony, handle correspondence with the insurance company and defendants, and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?

During your first meeting with one of our Port Salerno personal injury attorneys, we will ask about the circumstances of the incident that led to your injuries. Be prepared to discuss everything you can remember in detail. This will allow us to determine whether you have grounds for a claim and, if so, how best to proceed.

Typically, every successful personal injury claim has three elements. The first is a duty of care. The defendant must have owed the plaintiff some kind of duty of care. This legal obligation might be assumed, as it is between motorists in traffic, or it might be established, as it is between patients and healthcare providers.

Once you can show how the liable party owed you a duty of care, you must demonstrate how he or she breached it. This is the second element of a successful personal injury claim.

Finally, you must prove that you incurred damages as a direct result of the breach. In other words, you would not have sustained the injuries had the defendant abided by the duty of care owed to you.

Gathering evidence of all the above might sound like a lot of work, but if you turn to the Port Salerno personal injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston, you won’t have to worry about obtaining any of it. We can handle all the logistics of your case from day one so you can focus on your health.

We Will Make Sure the Insurance Company Treats You Fairly

In personal injury claims, the defendant and his or her insurance provider have incentive to find reasons to dispute both liability and damages. This is especially true if the plaintiff’s damages are significant.

Unfortunately, that means insurance providers are not above using devious and manipulative tactics to deny or at least undervalue every claim. For example, they know how to get injured parties to make compromising statements that jeopardize their case.

Since we will handle all correspondence on your behalf, though, you won’t have to worry about the insurance adjuster trying to take advantage of the situation. We know the strategies they use to devalue perfectly valid claims, and we we’ll help you stay one step ahead.

Fortunately, many insurance providers throughout the state of Florida are familiar with our law firm and know that we fight relentlessly on behalf of our clients. Since we have established a reputation for being seasoned litigators, the insurance adjusters assigned to our clients’ cases are often more inclined to offer a fair settlement. They know we are not afraid to take a claim all the way to court, and we have the resources and experience to find success in even the most complex cases.

At the end of the day, you shouldn’t have to worry about trying to navigate the complicated claims process alone, nor should you have to deal with manipulative insurance adjusters while recovering from serious injuries. Our attorneys and outstanding support staff are ready to step in and handle every stage of the proceedings on your behalf.