If you are injured or need a criminal defense lawyer in Fort Pierce, Florida, The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff can help. Fort Pierce is the county seat of St. Lucie County, so most criminal cases prosecuted either by Fort Pierce Police or the county are heard in the city. St. Lucie County civil courts have jurisdiction over personal injury claims up to $15,000. Cases where damages top $15,000 are heard by the Southern District of Florida (SDFL) Federal trial courts, also located in Fort Pierce.
Personal Injuries in Fort Pierce
Personal injuries occur in a number of ways, including:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Dog bites
Car accident cases in Florida are somewhat different than in most states. Florida follows a no-fault system for auto accident claims, meaning that medical expenses are covered by your own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy. You are only eligible to file a lawsuit to collect compensation if you suffered a permanent injury or significant scarring.
Other personal injury cases, however, do not need to meet this requirement. If you suffered an injury because someone else was negligent, you can file a suit to get money to cover your expenses and other damages.
As personal injury lawyers, we work closely with all of our clients to ensure we have all the information necessary to help them recover the compensation they deserve. Perhaps the most important reason you will want an attorney from our firm on your side is because we will handle negotiations with the insurance company, and file a civil suit if they refuse to give you a fair settlement.
Criminal Defense Cases in Fort Pierce
When serving as your criminal defense lawyer, Keith Bregoff will dedicate himself to ensuring your rights are upheld. He will collect as much evidence as possible in your case, and work to build the strongest possible defense. You can trust our attorneys to listen to your side of things, and to support you throughout the process.
Our goal is always to have prosecutors drop charges against our clients. While this is not always possible, we are often able to reduce charges and minimize the impact the arrest has on the client’s life. Depending on the charges you face, we may be able to help you enroll in drug rehabilitation or an alcohol treatment program is lieu of jail time.
Experienced Accident & Criminal Law Firm
The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff serve Fort Pierce residents from their main office in Vero Beach, or the satellite office in Stuart. Call us today at (772) 492-8967 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss how we can help with your personal injury claim or criminal defense needs.