South Florida Personal Injury Law

April 17, 2021

FAQ: Personal Injury Cases

  1. When can I lodge a personal injury claim?

You can lodge a personal injury claim if you sustain injuries because of the negligent actions of another party. However, to lodge a claim against an individual, they must first have a duty of care towards you. When they breach this duty of care and you get injured because of their actions or inactions, you have a legal right to seek compensation for any losses that you sustain as a result of your injuries.

  1. How long does it take to resolve personal injury cases?

Each personal case tends to be unique meaning that the resolution period usually varies. However, to avoid hefty legal bills, most defendants in personal injury lawsuits tend to prefer resolving claims as soon as possible especially if it is clear that they are at fault.

  1. Do I really need a lawyer when filing a claim?

Though you can represent yourself in a personal injury case, it is highly recommended that you engage the services of a seasoned personal injury lawyer in the South Florida area. After sustaining injuries, you will need time to heal, meaning that you will not have enough time to craft a strong claim. A lawyer will take charge of collecting all the evidence you need to lodge a successful claim. Further, an attorney will act as your representative in compensation negotiations thus ensuring that you receive an amount that reflects the severity of your injuries.

  1. What should I look for when hiring a personal injury lawyer?

Ideally, you should look for a lawyer who specializes specifically in personal injury law. Your attorney should also have a record of hitting home runs on behalf of past clients. Given that you may have already drained most of your finances when seeking treatment for your injuries, you should go for a lawyer who handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Under such a billing arrangement, you will only pay for the legal services you receive once you are fully compensated.

  1. How much will I compensation will I receive on filing a claim?

The compensation that you receive will be determined by different factors such as the specific facts surrounding your accident, the severity of your injuries, and the specific laws used to determine negligence in your state. The overall compensation awarded in these cases usually includes economic damages (Compensation for tangible losses), non-economic damages (Compensation for intangible losses), and, punitive damages (Compensation to deter the party you are suing from repeating similar actions in the future.

  1. Does the statute of limitations apply in personal injury cases?

Yes. A statute of limitations refers to a duration of time within which you must lodge your claim. If the statute of limitations expires before you have filed your claim, it is usually impossible to recover compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. The statute of limitations tends to vary from state to state. Consult a lawyer to know the time limitations for lodging a claim in your locality.

  1. Can I file a personal injury claim against more than one party?

Yes. In some instances, you can sustain injuries because of the negligent actions/inactions of several parties. As long as a party shares responsibility for your woes, you have a right to pursue compensation from the party.

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January 30, 2021

Activities and Things to Do in West Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach is a metropolis, and it is a great city to visit for a vacation. Known as Orchid City, WPB is home to 105 attractions and things to do according to one major travel site. A wildlife sanctuary tops the list of places of interest, and you’re going to like what else you’re going to find in the city of West Palm Beach FL.

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary is set on 8 acres, and you will find this retreat at 12943 61st Street North. The white tigers are the main draw, and there are plenty of other animals there, too, more than 200. People say that the wildlife sanctuary is quite exotic and is a heartwarming experience. As you can well imagine, it is an attraction the entire family will love.

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, The Society of the Four Arts and Lake Trail are three other major attractions. Then there is a place called the Manatee Lagoon. You will find the Manatee Lagoon at 6000 North Flagler Drive, and there is a small museum and gift shop on site as well. Reviews mention that you’re not going to see the manatees during the summertime, so keep that in mind when planning your visit.

Grassy Waters Nature Preserve is also a top place of interest in West Palm Beach. You’re going to get up close and personal with the Everglades there. You will find a boardwalk, and there is even a small museum. You will also find plenty of wildlife there.

A visit to West Palm Beach is going to find you and your family enjoying all kinds of activities. Do the mentioned attractions sound like fun to you? There is so much to do in WPB that you are going to want to come back to Orchid City for another vacation later on down the road.

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January 30, 2021

Keeping West Palm Beach Clean And Beautiful As A Community Is Working

West Palm Beach is one of the best and most affluent areas of Palm Beach County. The entire county is one that is quite the tropical paradise. As you can imagine, there are serious efforts to keep all communities of the county clean. There is a saying: Keep Palm Beach County beautiful. That might seem like an easy thing to do, but the officials and residents work hard to make it happen.

They work together to clean up the communities, and that includes the roadways, community areas, parks, gardens, beaches, and more. The growing health and cleanliness concern in West Palm Beach is the mold outbreak because of the higher rates of humidity from global warming. This may seem like it isn’t a big deal, but mold growing on your park’s benches, playground equipment, gates and more leaves you in a place where it can certainly effect your, and your family’s, health. Mold removal is a big cost and a good amount of taxpayer dollars goes towards it in our community because we need it.  People are encouraged to volunteer to keep everything cleaned up and beautiful. It’s all about a better quality of life. It’s easier for people to work towards that resolve when they are already living in such a beautiful place. That’s not to say it’s easy, however, but it helps inspire people to keep everything looking good.

For sure, there are community efforts to clean up less glamorous neighborhoods throughout Florida and the rest of the country, too. It just helps when you have so many people already working together to keep everything clean. It requires a combination of factors. I live in a beautiful oceanside city. While it is paradise here, there is also a large problem on the streets. The city currently has a difficult time coming together to do something about it.

There are many reasons why things are the way they are in certain places. I think economics surely plays a big part. It’s easier to be a good steward of the city and neighborhood you live in when economics are good. That doesn’t mean that economics is where the responsibility lies. We are all responsible for the part we play in keeping our communities clean. We are all imperfect people, however, and so it’s not always easy to work together as a community to keep a city clean.

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January 30, 2021

City Place Palm Beach County: Entertainment & More

Welcome to City Place Palm Beach County: Where we support the local arts, entertainment and small businesses. We take a huge part in the cleanup & community service of Palm Beach County and enjoy the lovely people we come across. Our area is made up of so many awesome small businesses that we one day hope to meet all of them. Thank you for stopping by and if you’d like to help with the cleanup or community service in our area give us a shout!

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