Brandon Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a family member has been hurt or worse because of another party’s negligence, we’ll work to hold the responsible party accountable to you for the harm done and see that you get the medical care and compensation you need and deserve. Our Brandon personal injury attorney will handle your case with the same personal attention and dedication that we give to our family law clients, and our experienced litigator will fight to achieve significant compensation on your behalf to help you deal with your injuries and the disruption to your life another’s negligence or misconduct has caused. Call Koether Law at 813-347-8193 for a free consultation after a car accident or other personal injury in Brandon.
How Koether Law Can Help After a Personal Injury in Brandon
A personal injury claim has four main elements the injury victim has to prove to hold the negligent party liable. These are:
- Duty – The defendant had a duty toward the plaintiff to exercise due care, such as driving competently with reasonable care and attention or maintaining a store’s premises in a safe condition.
- Breach of duty – The defendant failed to exercise the required level of care. This is also called negligence.
- Causation – The defendant’s negligence is the reason the plaintiff got injured. The negligence must be both the “cause in fact” and the “proximate cause” of the injury, meaning no other actions intervened to relieve the defendant of responsibility. These are legal terms that can be challenging and complex to deal with.
- Damages – The plaintiff suffered an injury that can be compensated financially, such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
To be successful in a personal injury case, the plaintiff has to prove all of these elements by showing the weight of the evidence in the plaintiff’s favor. Brandon attorney Stephanie Koether is an experienced litigator who knows the law, understands how to gather evidence, and is skilled at putting together a strong case that delivers results through courtroom verdicts and out-of-court settlements.
Help With Car Accidents in Brandon
Florida sees over 1,000 crashes every day in Florida, causing thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. If you get in a crash that causes a permanent injury, we can help you get compensation for the harm done which is far above what no-fault insurance pays. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) only covers 80% of medical bills and 60% of lost income, up to $10,000 if treated for an emergency medical condition or $2,500 if treated for a non-emergency condition within 14 days of the crash.
Florida car accident injury victims can sue and recover compensation for the full amount of their medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering and compensation for other damages such as scarring or disfigurement, if the accident resulted in one of the following:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement
In these situations, the Brandon personal injury attorney at Koether Law can help you get significant compensation to deal with your injuries by pursuing a negligence claim against the other driver. If they don’t have insurance, we can represent you in an uninsured motorist claim with your insurance company and make sure you are treated fairly.
Representation in Brandon Slip & Fall Injuries
A slip and fall can be embarrassing, but it’s certainly no laughing matter. A slip and fall or trip and fall can be painful and debilitating and can cause serious injuries, including broken bones, hip fractures, nerve damage, concussions, and more. When a slip and fall occurs because the property owner failed to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition for customers or guests, the property owner can be held liable for the damages caused.
Slip and fall cases can be hard to win, because property owners and their insurance carriers will try to paint the accident victim as being negligent in not seeing and avoiding the hazard, or they will claim any injury comes from a preexisting condition or degenerative disease. We conduct a thorough investigation of the accident to gather the facts and consult with experts as needed to build a strong case that proves the property owner’s liability. Whether settling out of court or taking the case to trial, we are prepared to negotiate or litigate from a position of strength to achieve a fair result.
Compassionate and Dedicated Assistance in Brandon Wrongful Death Matters
In the most tragic accidents caused by another’s negligence, that party’s fault causes the death of an innocent person. In these situations, Florida law allows the person named as the estate’s representative to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. The burden falls on the representative to prove all of the elements of a negligence case to hold the at-fault party accountable. If successful, the lawsuit can recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, the loss of future income and support to the family, the loss of companionship, and the mental pain and suffering of the surviving family members. Whatever gets recovered is shared by the surviving family members listed in the lawsuit, including the surviving spouse, children, parents, and other relatives who depended on the deceased at least in part for services or support.
Wrongful death claims can be difficult to prove, but they can provide much-needed financial support to a family dealing with significant expenses, loss of income, and significant disruption to their household at a time when they are emotionally distraught and grieving. Koether Law takes on the burden of pursuing justice for the lost loved one and obtaining significant compensation to help family members move forward and deal with the harm this loss has inflicted on them.
Koether Law is Here for You After Personal Injury in Brandon
If you or a loved one has been hurt or worse because of the negligence of another in a Brandon car accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury or wrongful death, call Koether Law, P.A., at 813-347-8193 for a free consultation. There’s no fee unless and until we are successful in recovering compensation for you.