No one expects to be involved in a serious accident. When it happens, it can turn your life, and the lives of your loved ones, upside down. One day you are going to work, caring for your family, making a living and the next moment, your car is wrecked, you are in pain, and you are concerned about your financial situation. Making an insurance claim may sound complicated and scary but it may be the only way to receive compensation for what you have been through, and what you will continue to go through if you have lasting injuries. With over 60 years of combined experience in handling personal injury claims in Jacksonville, Rosenberg & Calvin, P.A., has the expertise necessary to advocate for you. Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers help you through the process and get you on the road to put your life back together.
Personal injury is all we do. As a result, we have amassed an extensive amount of personal injury law experience with a variety of cases including car accidents, truck accidents, train accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bite and animal attack accidents, and accidents resulting in wrongful death. Our experience has not only helped us with the knowledge of the law, but we have also learned a great deal about several different injuries affecting our clients including brain injuries, fractures leading to surgery, disc injuries leading to surgery, back injuries leading to injections, back injuries leading to spinal stimulators or pain pumps, as well as a host of other orthopedic and neurological injuries. We are familiar with the medical community in and around Jacksonville and we know who has provided quality care and excellent results for our clients.
In order to successfully prove a personal injury claim, the person advancing the claim has the burden to prove there was a duty to act reasonably on the part of the defendant, the defendant failed to act reasonably, the person advancing the claim suffered injuries, and those injuries were caused by the defendant’s failure to act reasonably.
The last part of the burden of proving the claim is called causation; the requirement to prove the injuries are related to the defendant’s actions. In some cases, it is harder to prove this causation element than prove the defendant was negligent. For example, in a rear-end car accident, the insurance company will likely spend less time defending their driver’s actions and more time looking through your prior ten years of medical records. They are always looking for prior similar complaints of pain to argue this accident did not cause your injuries. They will try to say your injuries are the result of a prior incident/accident or simply due to your age.
In slip and fall cases, for example, the duty to act reasonably depends on the injured party’s status on the property. An owner owes less of a duty of care to a trespasser than he does to some he invites on the property. Personal injuries can be caused by a variety of events from car and truck accidents to slip and falls and dog bites. That is why we encourage you to speak with a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer to understand your rights and assist you through the process in order to recover the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Car accidents are the most common injury claim we see in Jacksonville and the surrounding counties. Unlike cities with a robust public transportation system, we have many people in Jacksonville driving their personal cars around town. Although distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents in Jacksonville, there are other causes such as changing traffic patterns due to construction, visitors unfamiliar with our roadways, and even our afternoon weather storms.
Accidents involving trucks in Jacksonville are more likely to result in serious damage to property and people than car accidents. Due to their size and potential for danger, the trucking industry is highly regulated for the safety of the public. State and Federal guidelines control how many hours a trucker can drive in a day, in a work week, and how often he must take a break. There are other guidelines dealing with the weight limits of the truck, how cargo is secured, and pre-trip and post-trip inspections. There are a variety of theories of liability and several potential defendants when faced with a truck accident. That is why we feel it is important to speak with a Jacksonville Truck Accident Lawyer who knows the rules and regulations governing the trucking industry.
A land or business owner has a duty to warn the public of known dangers and dangers the owner should know about through reasonable inspection. Slip and fall accidents in Jacksonville happen for several reasons including the failure to maintain a walkway, allowing a parking lot to fall into a state of disrepair, and spills or water leaks in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores. The injured party’s status on the property will dictate the level of care owed by the land or business owner. For example, trespassers are owed less of a duty of care than someone invited onto the property like a customer in a store. These cases are defended heavily often blaming the injury on the carelessness or inattention of the injured party.
Like bicycle accidents, motorcyclists are far more likely to be injured or killed in an accident than the driver or passenger in a car. There is limited protection for a motorcyclist and when involved in a collision with a car or truck, the motorcycle and rider usually lose. As a result, motorcyclists often sustain significant injuries ranging from road rash and fractures requiring surgery to brain injuries and death. Motorcycle claims are made more challenging by a stigma some members of the public hold against bikers. Motorcycle Injury Lawyers in Jacksonville know that due to the profile of a motorcycle, drivers in cars have a hard time judging the bike’s speed and closing distance. This often leads the car driver to pull out or maneuver in the path of the oncoming motorcycle.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, we recommend that you speak with a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer to understand all your avenues of recovery. Your attorney should collect evidence to support your claim and help guide you to the medical professionals who can document your injuries and provide quality care. At Rosenberg & Calvin, P.A., we feel it is important to speak with an attorney who will identify and protect your rights and ensure that you are compensated to the full extent of the law. Contact us today for a free consultation.