No one expects to suffer an injury while shopping for groceries, driving to work, or completing their other daily tasks. But every day, thousands of people sustain devastating injuries due to the negligent and intentional acts of others.
If you were hurt because of another person’s or company’s negligence, you have the right to bring a claim against the at-fault party for your past and future healthcare expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and other damages. To determine if you have grounds for a claim, turn to the Boca Raton personal injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston.
We will evaluate your case for free and provide comprehensive legal guidance. Our compassionate accident attorneys understand the emotional, physical, and financial strain that a debilitating injury can place on you and your loved ones, and we will fight tirelessly for the compensation you need to put your life back in order. Call 561-299-3999 to set up a free consultation with a Boca Raton personal injury attorney.Types of Cases Our Boca Raton Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
There are countless scenarios that give rise to personal injury and wrongful death claims in Florida. It is important that you work with an attorney who understands the laws that apply to your particular case and the legal strategies that will be needed to give your claim the best chance of success. At Donaldson & Weston, we handle a wide range of tort claims including those that arise from:
- Motor vehicle collisions;
- Drunk driving accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Boating accidents;
- Medication mistakes;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Workplace injuries;
- Elder abuse; and
- Nursing home abuse and neglect.
In the state of Florida, a personal injury settlement might include compensation for:
- Past medical bills;
- Future medical bills;
- Property repairs;
- Home and vehicle modifications to accommodate any disabilities;
- Lost income and benefits;
- Loss of future earning capacity;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of consortium;
- Scarring and disfigurement; and
- Pain and suffering.
If the liable party was grossly negligent or behaved with intentional misconduct, plaintiffs may also be able to recover punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages, which are intended to make the claimant “whole” again, punitive awards are designed to prevent the defendant and other parties from committing similar acts in the future.
In Florida, most personal injury cases have a cap on punitive damages. Typically, accident victims may recover up to $500,000 or three times their total compensatory reward in punitive damages; however, there are exceptions to these limits. The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston will thoroughly investigate your case to determine if punitive damages would be worth pursuing.Why Choose Donaldson & Weston?
At Donaldson & Weston, we take great pride in helping injured parties put their lives back together. Our attorneys have an unwavering commitment to protecting each client’s physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. We limit our scope of practice to personal injury law, so you can rest assured that our lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources to provide exceptional representation.
When you hire our law firm to handle your case, you won’t have to worry about gathering evidence, speaking to the insurance company, or entering settlement negotiations alone. We will handle all the logistics of your claim—from interviewing witnesses and tracking damages to fighting for the highest possible compensation. Throughout the proceedings, we’ll help you avoid critical mistakes that would lead to delays or reduce the potential value of your claim.
We don’t charge for the initial consultation, and we accept cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you won’t have to worry about covering any legal costs upfront. Our fees come out of the final payout, so if you don’t win, you won’t have to pay any fees.
Regardless of the nature or size of your claim, our lawyers will invest the time and resources needed to seek the best possible outcome. We’ll also be accessible to you throughout the proceedings. You won’t have to leave multiple messages or wait days hear back from us if you have any questions. We’ll also provide regular updates on the progress of your claim.Questions Your Attorney May Ask During the Initial Consultation
To help your case get off to a strong start, it’s a good idea to consider the questions we will likely ask during your initial consultation. Write down your answers in advance so you don’t leave anything out when you meet with an attorney. This will allow us to gain the best possible understanding of your situation so we can help you make informed decisions and strategically approach the investigation.
Questions we might ask include:
- Were there any police reports or incident reports drafted after the accident? If so, did you obtain copies of them?
- Did you require medical assistance at the scene? If not, how soon after the accident did you visit a doctor?
- Did you record the names and contact details of any eyewitnesses?
- Have you had any contact with the opposing party or their insurance provider? If so, have you given any recorded statements?
- Have you posted about the accident or your injuries on social media?
- How much work have you missed since the incident?
- What is your prognosis?
- How are your injuries affecting your everyday life?
- How are your injuries affecting your loved ones’ lives?
Even if you haven’t had sufficient time to prepare for your first meeting with an attorney, you should still schedule the initial consultation right away. Your lawyer will want to conduct the investigation as soon as possible because valuable evidence might eventually become unavailable. Also, there are key mistakes your attorney can help you avoid early in the proceedings.Discuss Your Claim with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Boca Raton Today!
You should not have to cover the costs associated with treating an injury that someone else caused. If you were hurt because of another party’s negligence, turn to Donaldson & Weston for strategic legal counsel during every stage of the claims process. Call 561-299-3999 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer in Boca Raton.