Palatka, FL attracts thousands of tourists from across the nation and the world. The community offers a range of attractions and activities, from boating to golf, as well as historical sites such as the Bronson-Mulholland House, a restored antebellum home on property overhung with live oaks and magnolias, and the Judge Isaac H. Bronson House.
Palatka is the location where Civil War re-enactors gather each year to recreate the occupation of Union forces in 1864. With Palatka’s sunny climate, stunning waterways and vistas, and easy tourist access, the community hosts thousands of tourists each year. Even in such an ideal community, terrible and tragic accidents occur, with innocent people injured through no fault of their own.
Our Goal: Justice and Fair Compensation in Palatka
At Farah & Farah, our Palatka personal injury lawyers have dedicated our practice to assisting clients recover full financial compensation in a range personal injury cases. We protect the rights of the injured, and help families who have lost a loved one in wrongful death claims. Our personal injury lawyers serve as counsel in any of the following types of injury cases:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Child injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous drugs and medical devices
- Nursing home abuse
- Premises liability cases
- Product liability cases
Your Future is at Stake: We Can Help
A serious or permanent injury can change a life forever. A victim may no longer be able to practice their profession, or has lost the capacity to work at all. Medical care and treatment may continue for months, years, or a lifetime. The costs associated with a serious injury can range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars within just a few months, particularly when the patient has multiple injuries – which is not uncommon in vehicle accident cases. The costs of medical care and treatment are only one aspect of the compensation the injured person should receive. Other damages are often the major portion of a settlement or verdict, which could include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost earning potential
- Rehabilitation costs
- Nursing care
Personal Injury Cases and Establishing Negligence
All personal injury claims hinge upon the legal concept of negligence. An act of negligence is essentially when a person (or corporation) acts in a careless manner which results in another person being hurt. People are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not endanger others. This legal concept is the most important point to prove for a successful claim or lawsuit. The factors that must be established include:
- The injured person was owed what is termed a “duty of care.” This could be a duty associated with sharing the streets or roads and driving safely, how medical treatment is performed, or many other actions.
- Another party breached that duty. To “breach” a duty means that the person responsible (such as safe driving conduct, or putting products on the market that are safe for consumers, etc.) failed to live up to that standard.
- That breach led to harm for the victim. The actions of the person or corporation led to injuries or other harm.
- The victim has damages associated with the act. The harm suffered by the injured person is measured in “damages.” Damages are monetary compensation awarded after the wrongful act of another party. The goal is to make the person “whole” (as much as is possible, based upon the facts), and restore them to the condition they were in prior to the act of negligence.
Injured? Call Our Palatka Personal Injury Lawyers for Help
At Farah & Farah, we protect the rights of the injured. If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed or died as a result of an act of negligence, call our legal team today. We offer a free case evaluation, and if we take on your case, there are no upfront costs. We are only paid if we win for you – and you can trust us to be professional, compassionate, and respectful. Our Palatka accident lawyers care about those we serve. Call (386) 478-7156 now for help.