Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida
Palm Coast and Ormond Beach Injury Lawyers
If you have been seriously injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation for your losses, and you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you. At Chiumento Selis Dwyer P.L., we have been helping injured victims in Volusia and Flagler County since 1973.
We are a full-service law firm with offices in Palm Coast and Ormond Beach, Florida. Our lawyers have decades of experience and are respected by our peers in the legal community. We have successfully represented many injured clients in a range of personal injury matters. Our goal is to help you recover fair compensation for your losses.
Our firm has nine experienced lawyers to handle all your legal needs. If you have been injured and need help, contact Chiumento Selis Dwyer P.L., your legal team for life.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
When you are injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, Florida law allows you to bring a legal claim for compensation to cover the losses you suffered. A personal injury claim may include damages such as:
Personal injury claims are brought in Florida’s civil justice system and are intended to compensate victims of accidents that were the result of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another party. These claims arise in a variety of situations, such as car accidents, premises liability (slip-and-fall accidents, for example), medical malpractice, birth injuries and workplace accidents, just to name a few.
Because Chiumento Selis Dwyer P.L., handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, you don’t have to worry about paying lawyer’s fees up front. In fact, you owe us nothing for attorney’s fees unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
We invite you to contact our firm for a free case consultation if you have suffered serious injuries through the fault of another. Personal injury matters we handle include:
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries in Florida. When negligence on the part of another driver or another responsible party is to blame for the crash, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
Crashes that involve tractor-trailers or other heavy trucks frequently produce some of the most severe injuries – particularly for the people in the lightweight cars involved in the crash. Truck accident lawsuits are also more complex than many “standard” car accidents due to the higher stakes and multiple parties involved.
Florida’s weather makes for great year-round motorcycling. Unfortunately, it also means more motorcycle crashes. When an accident involves a motorcycle and another vehicle, the biker often suffers more severe personal injuries. Some insurance companies try to shift the blame to the motorcyclists by playing on stereotypes. Don’t let them get away with it.
People who are walking when they are hit by a motor vehicle suffer some of the worst personal injuries seen in traffic accidents. When a motorist is to blame for the crash, an injured pedestrian may be entitled to significant compensation in a personal injury claim. Compensation may be available even in a hit-and-run situation if the pedestrian carries auto insurance.
Cyclists have the same rights in traffic as anyone else, but some motorists refuse to share the road with bicyclists. Collisions between cars and bikes often result in serious personal injuries for cyclists. If another driver was at fault, an injured cyclist may be able to recover compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
Florida is a boater’s paradise, and many visitors and locals alike enjoy time on the water. However, boater negligence can turn a pleasure cruise into a tragedy. Victims of boating accidents may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim against the parties responsible for their injuries.
Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in Florida. Victims of construction accidents may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim against the non-employer parties whose negligence caused the accident.
Property owners have a duty to maintain walking surfaces in reasonably safe condition. When they fail in this duty and someone is injured in a slip-and-fall accident, the victim may be entitled to recover compensation through a personal injury claim.
Some personal injuries are caused by the very professionals who are charged with making people healthier. When a negligent medical mistake results in a serious personal injury, the injured patient may be entitled to compensation by bringing a medical malpractice claim against the healthcare providers responsible for the incident.
Some victims suffer personal injuries at the very beginning of their lives. When negligent medical errors cause avoidable injuries during the labor and delivery process, the parents of the injured baby may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim against the responsible healthcare professionals.
Many types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries, which are among the most serious and costly types of personal injuries. Many brain injury victims face a lifetime of impairment. Compensation may be available from the party whose negligence caused the accident.
Dogs make wonderful pets, but some dogs also pose a serious threat to others – particularly children. Victims of dog attacks may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the dog’s owner whose negligence was responsible for the incident.
Spinal Cord Injury
Damage to the spinal cord can lead to devastating injuries that a victim must endure for the rest of his or her life. The worst spinal cord injuries cause permanent paralysis. When a spinal cord injury resulted from someone else’s carelessness, the victim may be able to recover significant compensation.
The companies that design, manufacture, market, distribute and sell products owe a duty to consumers to ensure that their products are reasonably safe. When this duty is breached and a product causes serious harm, victims may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim.
When an unreasonably dangerous condition on someone else’s property causes serious personal injuries, the victim may be entitled to bring a premises liability claim against the negligent property owner. Many other accidents besides falls may give rise to this type of claim. Examples include swimming pool accidents, inadequate security, dangerous stairs and many others.
What Can You Recover in a Florida Personal Injury Claim?
Serious accidents can happen anywhere, from the roadways to the workplace to a restaurant or store to a private home, and many other places. When accidents or injuries are the result of another party’s negligence, our Palm Coast personal injury attorneys are here to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
We fully investigate personal injury claims to find out what really caused the accident and who should be held responsible for the losses. We also calculate the true cost of the accident and the victim’s injuries to ensure that the personal injury claim fully captures the total extent of the victim’s losses.
How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
Our attorneys have been helping Florida residents recover compensation for their losses for more than 40 years. We have the experience, skills, and resources needed to get you the compensation you deserve, and we are dedicated to that goal. Our firm is committed to providing professional and ethical legal representation to our clients in a proactive and cost-effective way.
If you have suffered a serious injury that was or could have been someone else’s fault, it is in your best interest to consult with one of our Florida personal injury lawyers. Take advantage of our free consultation and speak today with an attorney at Chiumento Selis Dwyer P.L. We can explain your rights and your potential for recovery of compensation.
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