Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers Serving Palmetto Florida

Palmetto, Florida, is a charming city brimming with Southern hospitality and rich history. Just like its neighboring towns, Palmetto boasts a community of industrious individuals, but here, the warmth of its people shines just as brightly as the Florida sun. Known for its scenic beauty and vibrant cultural scene, Palmetto captures the essence of Florida living with its quaint downtown, historic landmarks, and bustling waterfront. While its tranquil atmosphere beckons visitors seeking relaxation, it’s the genuine kindness of its residents that truly sets Palmetto apart.

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It’s a hard truth that unfortunate accidents can disrupt the lives of good people in Palmetto, Florida. When a serious accident occurs, the aftermath brings more than just physical pain and shock. The mounting medical bills weigh heavily, even as you struggle to recover in a hospital bed. Moreover, the absence from work may deplete precious sick leave days, leaving uncertainty about job security upon return to health.

In such distressing times, seeking rightful compensation becomes imperative. However, navigating this process in Palmetto can be a daunting task, especially when confronted by evasive or dismissive insurance companies. These companies often exploit the vulnerability of individuals in weakened states, making it challenging to effectively pursue the compensation owed for the injuries endured. This is where the help of a personal injury attorney in Palmetto proves invaluable, guiding you through the legal complexities and advocating for your rights to ensure fair compensation.

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At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we take a no-nonsense approach when it comes to advocating for our clients who have been injured. Our focus is on providing swift and assertive representation, aimed at securing comprehensive compensation for both the physical and psychological damages suffered. While many cases are successfully resolved through negotiation and settlement, we stand prepared to escalate matters to court if necessary. We are committed to pursuing your claim vigorously, ensuring that responsible parties are held accountable for their actions and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

With 100 years of combined practice experience and 20,000 previous personal injury clients, we have successfully navigated through a myriad of deceptive ploys and manipulative maneuvers employed by personal injury defendants and insurance companies. Distinguishing ourselves from typical law firms, we specialize exclusively in personal injury law. This dedicated focus enables our nearby team of personal injury attorneys and legal professionals to collaborate effectively, pooling our extensive knowledge and skills to optimize your prospects for success, whether at the negotiation table or in the courtroom.

We are so confident in our ability to win that we will work with you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This means no fees or costs unless we win.

Recent Car Accident Settlement Examples

$250,000/Auto Accident/2023

Our client was driving her vehicle with several family members on a clear sunny afternoon. As our client came up behind a truck towing a trailer, she was unexpectedly confronted with a dump truck, heading in the opposite direction, that was drifting into her lane. The dump truck side-swiped the truck in front of our client and began to approach our client in a head-on collision. Our client swerved to her right to avoid the head-on collision, but her vehicle sustained a side impact that forced the vehicle off the road and into the unpaved shoulder before coming to a rest.

Police and emergency personnel responded to the accident scene and our client was quickly taken to the nearest emergency room and the driver of the dump truck was ultimately arrested and charged with driving under the influence. While at the hospital, she underwent several diagnostic tests that revealed multiple rib fractures and a fracture of a thoracic vertebrae. Our client’s emergent condition was monitored by hospital staff until she was stabilized and then she was discharged. Following her discharge from the emergency room, she was taken under the care of an osteopathic physician. She underwent several weeks of different treatment modalities and was fortunately able to make a good recovery from her injuries.

After the client hired our firm, we quickly contacted the insurance company for the dump truck and clearly demonstrated that their driver was not only negligent, but he was under the influence of alcohol while on the clock. Supported by our client’s severe injuries, we made an aggressive demand to the insurance company for payment within a short deadline, and the insurance company ultimately met that deadline by agreeing to pay $250,000. The insurance company decided that it would be in their best interest to meet our demand instead of defending a lawsuit from our law firm. Our client was pleased with the case result and the relatively rapid progression of the case.

Some of Our Palmetto Personal Injury Law Practice Areas

Car Accidents: Florida is one of the nation’s most dangerous states to drive in, second only to California and Texas in terms of sheer carnage. Furthermore, the accident rate has been increasing over the past 5 to 10 years, due largely to texting while driving and similar activities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2015 witnessed the greatest increase in road accident deaths in 50 years.

If you are injured in a Florida car accident, the accident was likely somebody’s fault. Even if you were partly at fault, you might still be eligible for compensation. Contact us to speak to a Palmetto car accident lawyer today.

Drunk Driving Accidents: When it comes to avoidable accidents, few are as preventable as those caused by drunk driving. The reckless nature of driving under the influence far surpasses the mere negligence required to establish financial responsibility. If a driver injures you in this way, you are entitled to compensation. It can get tricky, however, in proving just how much compensation you may be entitled to. In some cases, you can also recover damages from a bar or nightclub that sold alcohol to the defendant. To speak to a car accident attorney contact us today.

Bicycle Accidents: A bicycle is not just a child’s toy – it is probably the most vulnerable vehicle on the road, even more so than a motorcycle. Frequently, motorists often treat bicyclists as “second-class citizens” of the road, if they even notice them at all. Bicycle accidents tend to be serious, and children are disproportionately represented among bicycle accident victims.

Regrettably, what might constitute a minor “fender bender” between two cars can escalate into a catastrophic event when involving a collision between a car and a bicycle.

Brain Injuries: Brain injuries often result in catastrophic outcomes, leaving individuals incapacitated and unable to partake in normal daily activities. What makes matters more complex is that severe brain injuries, such as those sustained in auto accidents, may not show immediate symptoms and could take weeks or even months to surface. Consequently, you might not even realize that your disability stems from the accident and the responsible party’s negligence. However, our expertise enables us to meticulously trace the origin of your injury, ensuring that accountability is rightly placed and you receive the necessary support.

Product Liability: If you’ve suffered an injury due to a defective product, such as a malfunctioning airbag, a refund of the purchase price won’t suffice to cover the damages. Fortunately, Florida’s product liability laws offer avenues to pursue compensation for such injuries. Navigating these cases can be challenging. Winning in product liability cases demands a thorough understanding and expertise in handling the complexities involved.

Birth Injuries: Birth injuries are unfortunately more common than many people realize. Pinpointing these injuries as a result of medical malpractice can often pose a challenge. Yet, considering the profound and lasting impact these injuries can have on individuals, healthcare providers must bear financial responsibility in cases where professional negligence is evident. Given the lifelong consequences and extensive medical care often required, it is only fair that justice prevails in holding accountable those responsible for such negligent actions.

Construction Accidents: Construction work is widely recognized as one of the most hazardous occupations, with risks of injury looming at every corner. While the workers’ compensation system is in place to provide relief for occupational injuries irrespective of fault, certain accidents fall beyond its coverage. We specialize in guiding you through the resolution process for both types of claims, ensuring you receive full compensation for your injuries.

Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian accidents pose a significant threat on Florida roads, accounting for roughly 15 percent of all road accident injuries and fatalities, a figure that is alarmingly on the rise. Particularly distressing is the fact that these accidents often result in severe or fatal outcomes, with children being disproportionately affected. We are dedicated to advocating for your rights to receive comprehensive compensation under Florida’s personal injury laws.

We also handle the following types of cases:

If your injury doesn’t fall within one of the ones listed, rest assured that we can handle just about any type of personal injury claim.

Personal Injury FAQs

Probably. In Florida, a minor (under 18) cannot file a lawsuit any more than he or she can enter into a binding contract. Normally, a parent would be qualified to file a lawsuit on behalf of his or her minor child. If the parent is unavailable, however, the court might appoint a third party (perhaps an attorney) to file the lawsuit on behalf of the child. You may also settle a claim out of court on behalf of your child; however, you will need the court’s approval for any settlement with a gross value of $20,000 or more.

Not without the approval of your lawyer. In fact, it might be a good idea to allow your lawyer to participate in the drafting of the settlement agreement. Remember that when you file a claim with an insurance company, the insurance company is your adversary, even if it is your own insurance company, because you are asking them for money and they are trying to maximize their own profits by minimizing payouts. Never sign anything presented to you by an insurance company, and never give a recorded statement without your lawyer’s prior approval.

A letter of protection is a document guaranteeing that if you win compensation in a lawsuit judgment or private settlement, your healthcare provider will be paid out of that compensation before you even see the money. A letter of protection is designed to prevent your healthcare provider from instituting collection activity (suing you over your unpaid medical bills, for example) until you resolve your claim.

This question is impossible to answer with any precision without knowing more about the particular facts of your case. Although cases typically take a year or two to resolve, individual results vary greatly. The case is likely to take longer if a lawsuit is filed. Since it is difficult to calculate your medical expenses until you have reached “maximum medical improvement” (i.e., the point at which you aren’t going to improve any more than you already have), if your injuries are serious, resolution of your case may be delayed while you recover.

Contact a Palmetto Personal Injury Lawyer Near You

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is an accredited business of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a national law firm rating system. Ultimately, however, it is client satisfaction – not professional recognition – that satisfies us most. We have secured literally hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in our firm’s 30 years of practice.

If you need more information from a personal injury attorney in Palmetto, contact Abrahamson & Uiterwyk online or call 800-538-4878 to schedule a cost-free, obligation-free evaluation of your claim. While in most cases we can conduct an initial evaluation of your case over the telephone, we can also come to meet you in Palmetto if necessary. If you live or work in Palmetto and you believe that you might have a valid personal injury claim, contact us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.

Call us 24/7 at 800-538-4878 to get your FREE case review.

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