Personal Injury

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

Amputations
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.

Auto 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 accidents.

Burns
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.

Bicycle Accidents
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.

Boating Accidents
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 Accidents
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.

Drowning Accidents
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.

Motorcycle Accidents
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 catastrophic.

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.

Pedestrian Accidents
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
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.

Product Liability
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.

Toxic Torts
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.

Truck Accidents
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.

Wrongful Death
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 case evaluation.

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

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