Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer
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Our firm represents individuals and their families who have been seriously
injured or killed as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness
of others. Plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death cases can be difficult.
Insurance companies want to limit their exposure or liability when a serious
injury or death occurs; because of this they will hire attorneys whose
job it is to aggressively undermine each aspect of the plaintiff's
claim. Through experience, we have become familiar with their tactics
in order to protect the rights, health and safety of our clients.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another then it is in
your best interest to retain skillful legal representation. If you choose
to work with our firm then we will be able to maximize your chances of
a favorable outcome of your case in court due to our experience, education
and skill in representing our clients.
Information about Personal Injury Cases in Florida
An amputation injury occurs when a limb, member or part of the body is
severed from the rest. This is considered a catastrophic injury as it
will afflict the victim for the rest of their life, and it can be incurred
in many different accidents.
Car accidents are extremely common, and there are many individuals who
are injured or killed in these accidents. In 2009 there were over 10.8
million car accidents and nearly 36,000 deaths that occurred from these
There are essentially three different severities of burn and many different
ways to incur these burns. 1st degree, 2nd degree and 3rd degree burns
all have increasing severity and various complications that can arise
with these injuries.
Riding a bicycle in busy cities is a great mode of transportation due
to the ability to avoid traffic and for the cardiovascular health benefit.
However, due to the nature of a bicycle, it cannot offer the same safety
features as a car and is much more dangerous in an accident with a vehicle.
Florida is the highest ranking state in the United States for registered
recreational vessels as well as boating accidents with nearly 700 in 2010
alone. The results of a boating accident can be catastrophic as some people
incur drowning injuries such as severe loss of oxygen, brain damage and
can even result in wrongful death.
Construction provides many different job opportunities for individuals
throughout the United States. However a construction site can be extremely
dangerous for individuals who are working on them, they can be extremely
susceptible to various accidents such as slip and fall accidents and injuries.
There are many different cases where individuals are injured in drowning
accidents. The results of these accidents can be wrongful death or severe
brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Driving under the influence of impairing substances is illegal, if an
individual is found to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08% or
above, they are legally intoxicated. These drunk drivers can cause very
serious injuries, and even death in many different cases.
Due to the nature of a motorcycle, it is unable to provide the same safety
features as a car and is therefore far more dangerous in an accident.
Injuries sustained by bikers in an accident caused by negligence can be
Nursing Home Negligence
Sadly, there are many cases where elderly individuals are placed in nursing
homes due to an inability to care for themselves. Some of these nursing
homes employ nurses who will abuse their patients in order to obtain compliance
with their wishes.
In 2010 alone, there were almost 8,000 individuals that were hit by a
car in the state of Florida, of these pedestrian accidents, 499 pedestrians
died from the crash. In total, there were only 105 cases throughout the
year where pedestrians were not injured or killed in a pedestrian accident.
Premises liability is the responsibility that property owners have to
keep their property free from obstacles and safe for visitors and guests
who come to their property. This responsibility states that the owner
will be responsible for reasonable injuries sustained on their property.
If an individual is harmed by the use of a product in its original intent
due to a defect in the product then the manufacturer may be held responsible
for these injuries due to the laws of product liability.
Slip & Fall
Among the more common kinds of accidents is a slip and fall accident.
It can occur in many different scenarios and to many different individuals
from a shopping mall wet floor to an unseen obstacle on a construction site.
Social Security Disability
If you have been injured and disabled then you may be very concerned about
how you will provide for yourself. Our firm can help you through the process
of filing for social security disability in a way that will maximize your
chances of achieving your desires.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the spinal cord can cause paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia
and other serious disabilities. The causes of these injuries can include
many different accidents including various auto accidents.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Blunt force trauma to the head can cause major disability and even death.
In a car accident where a victim's head is slammed against the dashboard
or steering wheel, the result can be traumatic brain injury.
There are many different ways for an individual to be exposed to poison,
however when it is due to the negligence of another then the victim may
be able to file a toxic tort for monetary compensation for their injuries.
Jackknife accidents, rollover accidents and underride accidents are some
of the most common types of semi-truck accident. The results of these
huge vehicles being involved in an accident can be catastrophic and deadly
for some individuals.
If an individual is involved in an accident that was caused by another
and their injuries lead to death or they are killed in the accident, this
is a case of wrongful death. If your loved one has been the victim of
wrongful death, you may be able to collect money damages for the emotional
pain you are experiencing.
How Our Firm Can Help You
A personal injury not only causes physical pain, but often emotional and
financial hardship through loss of work, medical bills and stress placed
upon families and loved ones. We often take our physical and mental well-being
for granted-until something goes wrong. When an accident happens, lives
are forever changed. Simple pleasures become chores. Daily routines are
disrupted. Economic losses are often devastating. Whether caused by a
car crash, job-related accident, or other negligent, careless, or reckless
conduct, severe injuries can alter lives forever.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Tallahassee? At The Pelham Law
Firm, we take responsibility for effective, aggressive investigation and
representation, allowing our injured clients to attend to health, family
and economic issues, while pursuing a variety of legal means to obtain
the highest possible financial recovery. We also never overlook the intrinsic
value of peace of mind and always factor that into our cases. If you have
been injured in a motor vehicle accident or other accident, please do
not hesitate to
contact our firm today for an initial
Personal Injury Resource Links
Florida Supreme Court
Personal Injury Legal Glossary
General Info for Florida's County Courts
Basics of Florida Personal Injury Law
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
NHTSA Database for Car Safety and Auto Recalls
Personal Injury Articles
Legal News Articles- Personal Injury
New Auto Insurance Laws in Florida
How Much is a Personal Injury Case Worth?
How Do Insurers Value an Injury Claim?
Defense in Personal Injury Cases