If people exercise more caution, they can avoid most accidents. Falls and car accidents frequently cause severe injuries and even death. However, if people exercise greater care, we can reduce these accidents and the harm they cause.
When careless individuals cause accidents, innocent people suffer injuries and incur expenses that often exceed their means. The circumstances are overwhelming.
But there is hope.
Jarrett Blakeley, a seasoned West Palm Beach Personal Injury attorney, along with his team, can show you how to navigate the complicated legal processes and fight for your rights as an injured victim. Insurance adjusters and others might try to make it harder for you to get the fair compensation you deserve. But we’re here to help you and ensure that your needs, not the insurance company’s, come first.
Insurance adjusters and others might try to make it harder for you to get the fair compensation you deserve. But we’re here to help you and ensure that your needs, not the insurance company’s, come first.
Call the Blakeley Law Firm, and we can discuss how we can assist you. Your journey to recovery begins with us.
Why Choose Us?
Blakeley Law Firm is your trusted partner in personal injury legal matters. With over a decade of unwavering dedication to our clients, we have established ourselves as a leading force in Florida’s legal landscape.
Our commitment to excellence and relentless pursuit of justice set us apart, making us the go-to choice for anyone seeking legal representation in personal injury cases.
Our firm boasts four conveniently located offices throughout Florida, ensuring accessibility and convenience for our clients.
Get your free consultation now at (954) 253-9445 and let us help you regain your life.
At Blakeley Law Firm, we understand that communication is vital. Our bilingual team is fluent in Spanish and English, allowing us to cater to a diverse range of clients effectively.
We believe every client deserves the opportunity to be heard and understood, and our language capabilities enable us to do just that.
When you choose Blakeley Law Firm, you choose bulldog attorneys who will fight tirelessly. Our reputation for being tenacious advocates for our clients is well-earned, and we take pride in delivering the results our clients deserve.
If you’re seeking experienced, dedicated, and bilingual legal representation in personal injury cases, look no further than Blakeley Law Firm. Your fight is our fight, and we are here to stand by your side every step of the way.
Get your free consultation now. Let us help you on your recovery journey.
What is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case begins when one person suffers harm due to another person’s negligence.
Personal injury cases typically involve seeking compensation, usually monetary damages, to help the injured party recover from their losses and the impact of the injury.
Common examples of personal injury cases include:
- Car accidents: When one driver’s negligence leads to injuries or property damage to another driver, passenger, or pedestrian.
- Slip and fall accidents: When someone is hurt on another person’s property due to unsafe conditions, like wet floors or uneven pavement.
- Dog bites: When a dog owner’s pet injures someone, the injured party can hold the owner responsible.
Personal injury cases involve complex and confusing legal principles such as negligence, causation, and damages. The injured party must prove that the defendant’s negligent actions caused their injuries and losses.
Personal injury attorneys assist people in pursuing legal claims to receive fair compensation for the damages they incurred. They ensure their clients follow all legal processes correctly and on time.
Jarrett Blakeley and his skilled team are ready to help you fight for your case if you face a legal battle over losses due to someone’s negligence.
What Do I Need to Know About Negligence and Liability in Florida?
Liability and negligence are two key legal concepts in personal injury cases, often central to determining who is at fault and responsible for compensating the injured party.
Liability refers to legal responsibility or accountability for an action or event. It is the crux of determining who should bear the consequences, including financially, for the damage suffered by the injured party.
Negligence is the failure to use basic care when performing a task. It forms the basis for most personal injury claims and is the most common liability.
Negligence is when someone fails to exercise the level of care and caution that a reasonable person would under similar circumstances.
The injured party typically needs to prove the following elements to establish negligence in a personal injury case:
- Duty of care: The defendant owed the injured party a duty of care. They had a legal obligation to act reasonably and avoid causing harm.
- Breach of duty: The defendant violated their duty of care by failing to act reasonably in similar circumstances. Speeding, not maintaining property, and providing substandard medical care breach the duty to care.
- Causation: The plaintiff must show that the defendant’s actions or negligence directly caused their harm.
- Damages: They must prove they suffered damages due to the defendant’s negligence, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses related to the injury.
If proven, the court may hold the defendant liable for the plaintiff’s injuries. The injured party must establish negligence to recover damages and hold the at-fault party accountable.
It’s not easy to find and gather all the pertinent information to prove your case, file the appropriate documents, or negotiate with greedy insurance companies.
Consult a qualified personal injury attorney to assess the specifics of your case and understand how liability and negligence may apply to your situation.
With over a decade of experience, Jarrett Blakeley and his team have the experience and skill to get the compensation you deserve so you can get back to healing.
We represent your best interests at every step of the process. Call our office to discuss how we can help.
What’s my Personal Injury Claim Worth?
It’s natural for injured people to wonder how much their personal injury claim is worth.
Several factors play a role in determining the potential compensation for a personal injury claim in Florida, including:
- The extent of injuries: More severe injuries result in higher compensation amounts in most cases.
- Establishing liability: You must establish the defendant’s liability. Clear evidence of negligence can lead to a more favorable compensation outcome for the victim.
- Insurance coverage: The defendant’s policy restrictions can significantly influence the maximum compensation available. Victims may need to explore other avenues, such as pursuing personal assets, if insurance coverage is insufficient.
- Distinguishing economic and non-economic damages: You can easily quantify economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income. Non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, often vary considerably in assessment and valuation.
These elements collectively influence the final compensation amount a personal injury victim may receive in Florida.
If you suffered an accident in Florida, having Jarrett Blakeley on your side is what you need. Call our office to discuss how we can assist you.
What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
Personal injury lawyers protect their clients’ rights and help them get money for their injuries and losses. They handle a lot of legal stuff and deal with insurance companies to ensure their clients get all the money they should.
Most personal injury cases begin with a consultation. The injured person contacts a personal injury lawyer, and they schedule an initial meeting to assess the case’s merits.
During the initial meeting, the attorney evaluates the situation, including determining who is at fault, the extent of the harm caused, and the potential legal responsibility of the responsible party.
They talk with the client about available legal choices and guide whether pursuing a claim is advisable.
Once the attorney takes on a case, they investigate the incident and gather evidence such as:
- Educated opinions
- Medical records
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Photos and videos of the accident scene
The objective is to build a convincing case exhibiting the other party’s negligence or liability.
How attorneys negotiate with insurance companies:
The injured person’s lawyer talks to the defendant’s insurance company. Insurance people often want to pay as little as possible, so you need a good lawyer.
These lawyers are good at figuring out how much their clients should get. They examine medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs. They talk to the insurance company to recover fair compensation for the injured person.
Legal representation and filing a lawsuit:
The personal injury lawyers will file a lawsuit on behalf of their client if negotiations fail. It begins with preparing the necessary documents and initiating legal proceedings.
Settlement negotiations or trial:
People usually try to work things out without going to court. They negotiate to agree on a fair deal. But if they can’t agree, it goes to court, where the lawyer shows proof, interviews witnesses, and explains the case to a judge and jury.
The lawyer’s job make a strong case showing that the person who caused the injury did something wrong and how badly their client got hurt.
Once the court has listened to the case, they decide. If the decision is good for the injured person, the lawyer ensures they get the money the court said they should.
Statute of limitations compliance:
Victims generally have two years to file a personal injury claim in Florida, but exceptions exist. Lawyers give all the needed documents to the court on time and completely to avoid any penalties or losing your rights.
A personal injury attorney plays multiple roles: support, investigate, negotiate, and act as a legal representative for people harmed by someone else’s carelessness.
Their primary objective is to assist their clients in getting fair compensation by creating a strong case, talking with insurance companies, and, when needed, standing up for their clients in court.
Those who want justice and financial help after a personal injury need personal injury lawyers.
We Can Help You Get Your Life Back
Did you go through the pain of a traumatic personal injury in Florida? Your path to justice begins with a single call to Blakeley Law Firm, P.A.
Our dedicated personal injury lawyers are ready to stand by your side and fight for your deserved compensation.
Client testimonials speak volumes about our unwavering commitment to your well-being. We take pride in our professionalism, genuine care, and exceptional communication skills.
Our clients don’t just see us as legal advocates; they consider us family.
We ensure you’re informed every step of the way, offering a warm and supportive atmosphere that guides you through the legal process. Our accessibility and regular case updates provide peace of mind during these challenging times.
Don’t let insurance adjusters deter you from your rightful settlement. We’re here to protect your interests, not the insurance companies, with locations serving Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties.
Schedule your free consultation now at (954) 253-9445, and let us help you reclaim your life. Your journey to justice begins with Blakeley Law Firm.