Melbourne Personal Injury Lawyers
When you have suffered an injury in Melbourne because of another’s carelessness, you could be left with overwhelming medical bills, missed time at work, and severe pain and suffering. You don’t deserve to bear these burdens on your own. Our Melbourne personal injury lawyers at Farah & Farah can help you identify the responsible parties and pursue substantial compensation.
Florida personal injury law allows people injured by the deliberate or careless actions of others to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Our award-winning personal injury attorneys in Melbourne can help you file your lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (321) 306-0104 for your free initial case review.
Why Farah & Farah Is the Best Choice for Your Personal Injury Claim in Melbourne, Florida
When you hire an experienced Melbourne personal injury attorney at Farah & Farah, you will benefit from a team of nationally recognized lawyers who will combine their resources, strengths, and skills to build the strongest case possible and help you recover maximum compensation.
Our team approach is part of our commitment to put clients first. We truly care about each client. This drives us to work hard for your benefit. We have been helping injured clients recover significant compensation since 1979, and our over 40 years of experience have confirmed that caring and hard work get results.
Below are a few examples of the successful settlements and verdicts we achieved for our clients:
- $5 million medical malpractice recovery for a brain injury sustained in an ER
- $5 million recovery for a motorcycle rider hit by a driver who ran a red light
- $3.4 million verdict for a client rear-ended by a moving truck
- $3.3 million verdict for injuries sustained when a pleasure boat hit a barge
- $2.5 million verdict for a young woman injured in a car accident
Hiring our Melbourne personal injury attorneys comes at no up-front cost. We will invest our own money to fight for you to receive the compensation you need, and you won’t have to pay us anything unless we win.
We help clients in Melbourne and throughout Brevard County, including Palm Bay, Titusville, Merritt Island, Rockledge, and Cocoa. If you have been injured in any of these areas, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
We Can Help You Get Through This Difficult Time in Your Life
When you have sustained a serious injury, you need a strong legal team to carry the burden of your personal injury claim. You can count on our personal injury attorneys in Melbourne to provide compassionate support and advocacy while taking care of the following for you:
- Investigate your accident
- Retrieve and review your medical records
- Interview witnesses who saw the accident
- Retain medical experts who can verify your injuries
- Identify all liable parties
- Negotiate with your health care providers to reduce your costs
- File your lawsuit on time
- Deal with the insurance company
- Skillfully pursue the settlement you deserve
- Present a compelling case to a jury if necessary
You will never have to wonder what is happening with your case. Your team will stay in close contact with you and keep you informed during every step.
Every Accident Is Unique, and We Can Help Regardless of How You Got Hurt
Unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and our Melbourne personal injury lawyers hold those who carelessly put others in harm’s way accountable. Every accident is unique, and even if your accident doesn’t fit neatly into one of the categories below, we may still be able to help. Call us now at (321) 306-0104 for a free case review.
U.S. Highway 192 is the third most dangerous highway in the United States, and it intersects with another dangerous highway, U.S. Highway 1, which is ranked the 29th most dangerous highway in the nation. Traffic congestion in Melbourne can increase the risk of car accidents.
Our car accident lawyers in Melbourne have helped clients recover significant financial compensation due to serious injuries, including the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Severe burns
- Facial disfigurement
If you have been injured in a car accident in Melbourne or the surrounding areas, contact our Melbourne personal injury lawyers immediately.
Big Truck Accidents
Big truck traffic is heavy in our area, and in 2021 alone, 943 commercial truck crashes caused seven fatalities and 289 injuries in Brevard County. The risk of serious injury and death in a big-truck accident is high due to big trucks’ massive sizes and weights.
Our truck accident lawyers in Melbourne have helped clients injured in accidents with numerous types of commercial trucks, including tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, moving trucks, logging trucks, dump trucks, cement trucks, and garbage trucks.
Our Melbourne personal injury lawyers have fought for the rights of thousands of injured motorcycle riders hurt due to negligence. Motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable to severe injuries because they lack an enclosed vehicle’s crash protection.
If you or your loved one has been harmed in a motorcycle accident in Brevard County or the surrounding areas, our Melbourne motorcycle accident lawyers are here for you.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists are the most vulnerable roadway users, and their risks of death and serious injuries when hit by cars are concerning. These types of accidents are surprisingly common in Brevard County, with 260 pedestrian crashes and 187 bicycle crashes in 2021.
If a car has hit you or your loved one as a pedestrian or bicyclist, you may be able to quickly obtain compensation through your personal injury protection policy. Our Florida bicycle accident attorneys can help you file a claim and go after the driver who hit you or your loved one.
According to the National Weather Service, Florida leads the nation in fatal boating accidents. An average of 120 boating accidents occur yearly in East Central Florida alone, resulting in 14 fatalities and 85 injured boaters. The most common cause of death is drowning.
Our boating accident lawyers can help if you have been injured while on a personal or commercial vessel. Some of the most common causes of boating accidents our Melbourne personal injury lawyers have prosecuted include:
- Distracted or inattentive boating
- Inexperienced boating
- Boating under the influence
- Unsafe speeds
- Equipment malfunctions
Slips and Falls
Slips and falls are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury and the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. Other common fall injuries include broken bones, sprains, strains, severe emotional distress, and death.
The risk of falling is highest among older adults, but dangerous slips and falls can happen to anyone. Our Melbourne slip and fall lawyers can help you pursue financial compensation if your fall was due to a property owner’s negligence.
When a doctor fails to provide a reasonable standard of care, your health may be in jeopardy. The most common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Diagnostic errors
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Inadequate ER care
- Nursing home abuse
- Birth injuries
If you have sustained an injury because of medical negligence, a Melbourne medical malpractice attorney can help you hold the negligent healthcare provider accountable.
Medical malpractice cases are complex and should only be handled by attorneys with experience making medical malpractice claims. Our Melbourne personal injury lawyers have been taking medical malpractice claims for more than four decades, and we have the financial resources to stand up to large health care organizations and win.
If a consumer product has injured you, our product liability lawyers can help you file a claim against the manufacturer. In product liability cases, you do not have to prove negligence. You only have to prove that the product was harmful due to a bad design, a manufacturing defect, or inadequate warnings.
Product liability claims can stem from a variety of products. Some of the most common products that cause injuries include:
- Defective drugs and medical devices
- Children’s products
- Contaminated foods
- Chemicals like Roundup
Work Zone Accidents
If you have been injured at work, call our Melbourne personal injury lawyers at (321) 306-0104 to help file a workers’ compensation claim. If you have already been denied, we can help you appeal. Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Melbourne have helped with the following types of workplace incidents and more:
Swimming Pool Accidents
Florida leads the nation in accidental swimming pool drownings in children under 14.
Swimming pools are known as an attractive nuisance when they are accessible to young children. If your child accessed someone else’s pool and drowned or nearly drowned, our swimming pool accident lawyers may be able to help, even if your child didn’t have permission to be there.
Every pool owner has a legal duty to secure a swimming pool sufficiently to prevent young children from entering unsupervised. If your child has been harmed in a swimming pool accident, contact our caring and supportive Melbourne personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.
What Does It Take To Prove Negligence?
To prevail in any personal injury claim, you must prove that all the following elements of negligence are present:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached that duty
- You suffered an injury
- The breach of duty is the cause of your injury
With the evidence our personal injury attorneys in Melbourne gather, we aim to prove each of these elements.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The available damages in a personal injury lawsuit in Florida may include compensation for your financial losses, such as lost wages and medical expenses. You can also pursue compensation for intangible losses such as pain, suffering, disfigurement, loss of bodily functions, and emotional distress.
If you are facing long-term or permanent disability because of your injuries, our Melbourne personal injury lawyers can also help you pursue damages for your future losses, including prospective lost earnings, the cost of ongoing medical care, and your long-term pain and suffering.
Damages You Can Recover for the Death of a Family Member
If you are dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, our caring and dedicated personal injury attorneys in Melbourne can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible. Damages in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit may include:
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
- Your loved one’s funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering your loved one experienced before death
- Loss of your loved one’s income
- Loss of your family member’s companionship, guidance, and support
You can pursue these damages if you are the spouse, surviving children, or other close family member.
Don’t Wait To Contact Our Experienced Melbourne Personal Injury Attorneys
Your health should be your top priority after an accident, but waiting too long to start your legal claim can be a huge mistake. Florida limits the time you have to file most personal injury claims to two years after your accident, with limited exceptions. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations.
If you don’t file your case on time, you can miss out on well-deserved compensation for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills. Don’t take a chance of leaving substantial money on the table. Contact us today.
These Are the Steps Involved in a Personal Injury Claim, and We Will Stand With You Through Each One
The process of filing a personal injury claim involves several steps, which are detailed below.
- An insurance claim. Most personal injury claims involve an insurance company. If you were in a car accident, we will file a claim with your personal injury protection and any liable parties’ insurance companies. We will file this for you and take over all communications with the insurance company.
- A demand letter. We will calculate your case value based on the severity of your injuries, ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the weight of the evidence. We will then send a letter to the liable parties and their insurance companies requesting immediate payment of this amount.
- A lawsuit filing. If we do not receive the desired response from the demand letter, we will file a personal injury lawsuit naming all liable parties.
- Case discovery. The defendants will request information from us about your injuries and your accident. We may need to submit evidence, such as your medical records, so the defendants can attempt to refute our evidence. You may be required to provide a deposition during this time, but we will prepare you for this and be present during the deposition.
- Settlement negotiations. We will continue to strategically negotiate for a settlement after your lawsuit is filed. It is possible to reach a settlement at any point, even after a trial has commenced until a verdict is returned. Defendants often settle during the discovery phase after they see the strength of our evidence.
- The trial. Your case may go to trial if a settlement cannot be reached ahead of time. This is our opportunity to show a jury the evidence we found during our detailed investigation. A trial concludes with a verdict determining whether the defendant is liable and how much they must pay.
- The appeals process. Either side may appeal a verdict if they have sufficient grounds. This could lead to new proceedings, even a second trial.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Please see answers to common questions we receive about Florida personal injury cases.
What Can I Expect During a Free Consultation?
During the free consultation, we will ask you several questions about your accident and injuries. We will use this information to provide a comprehensive case evaluation and determine how we can help you.
It is important to bring any documentation you have, such as police reports, medical bills, receipts, insurance information, and witness contact information. We will answer as many of your questions as we can based on the information you provide. This consultation is completely confidential.
How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take in Florida?
Every injury is unique, and the length of time to settle a case can range from weeks to years. If your case settles outside of court, it may be resolved within a few weeks or months. Your case may take a year or longer if a trial is required.
We understand the urgency of receiving funds swiftly after an accident. Our compassionate Melbourne personal injury lawyers can often find pre-settlement funding to assist with your financial situation while you are waiting for your case to be resolved.
What Should I Do if the Insurance Company Contacts Me?
Never speak to an insurance company after an accident without an attorney present. An insurance company’s goal is to minimize the compensation it has to pay, and it can use your words against you. You should also never sign documents from the insurance company without an attorney present.
The best way to handle an insurance company is to retain one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Melbourne as soon as possible, direct your insurance company to us, and forward any correspondence you receive. We will advise your insurance company that you have retained us and that it should not contact you.
Contact a Melbourne Personal Injury Attorney at Farah & Farah Today
When you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you can count on us to be there for you and help you pursue the compensation you need to make the most complete recovery possible. Call us now at (321) 306-0104 to schedule your free consultation.
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