Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Whether you have suffered injuries in a Port St Lucie, Florida, accident or are facing criminal charges, our Port St. Lucie personal injury attorneys can offer the support you need when you need it the most. The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff, headquartered in Vero Beach and with a satellite office conveniently located in Stuart, our Port St. Lucie personal injury lawyers are familiar with the Florida criminal justice system as well as area civil courts.
Located in St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie falls under the jurisdiction of St. Lucie County civil courts and the Southern District of Florida (SDFL) Federal trial courts, both located in Fort Pierce.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Port St. Lucie
Filing a Florida personal injury claim is often more complex than it may seem. If you were hurt due to the careless actions of another person — whether through a car accident, animal attack, slip and fall, defective product, or other incident — you should consider discussing your case with an experienced Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney to determine the best way to recoup your losses and gain compensation for your damages.
Florida laws limit the options for auto accident claims, allowing victims to only file a claim with their own auto insurance provider unless they suffered significant, permanent injuries. We can help you determine if your injuries meet these qualifications, and file a claim with the liable party’s insurer if so.
Get Help of An Experienced Port St. Lucie Personal Injury Lawyer
No matter how your injuries occurred, our Port St. Lucie personal injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. We collect as much evidence as possible in the case, including police reports, medical records, witness accounts of the incident and expert testimony. Our Port St. Lucie personal injury attorneys use this evidence to prove liability, show the incident caused your injuries, and support the value of your claim. If litigation becomes necessary, we walk you through every step of the process and fight for the highest possible award in your case.
At The Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, our personal injury attorney focuses on the following practice areas:
- Auto Accident
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Serious Injury Law
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Truck Accident
- Wrongful Death
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Facing criminal charges is a stressful and scary situation for most people. The Port St. Lucie criminal defense attorneys with our law firm have the experience necessary to ensure a fair trial and the best possible outcome. From the first meeting, we listen to the needs of our clients and advise them on all possible options and probably outcomes.
From the first meeting, we focus on building each client’s defense based on the evidence discovered during an in-depth investigation. Our Port St. Lucie criminal defense lawyers have success in presenting new evidence to the District Attorney and having charges dropped or reduced, which is a primary goal in many cases.
Contact Port St. Lucie Injury Lawyers At The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff
Port St. Lucie Personal injury attorney at The Law Offices Of Keith Bregoff represents victims of personal injury or those facing criminal charges in Port St. Lucie. It’s only a short drive to our Stuart office. To learn more about how we can help you, call us today at (772) 492-8967 to schedule an appointment to discuss your claim.
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Frequently Asked Questions for Personal Injuries in Port St. Lucie
Yes, Florida follows a pure comparative negligence rule. This means that you can be at fault for some of the accident and still be able to file a claim. It is important to note that you can only recover damages for the percentage you were found not at fault. For example if your compensation would have been $100,000 but you were found 60% at fault for the accident, you would only be able to get $40,000 in compensation.
In the state of Florida you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. This is a newly established change as of March 2023. It is important that you know the statute of limitations has changed and that you take that into account when you are filing your claim.
Generally speaking your insurance rates should not rise due to a car accident, unless you are deemed substantially at fault for the accident. If you were not the at fault party you should not see your rates go up per Florida law. You should check with your insurance company and look over your policy to know for sure.
There are many benefits to your case if you speak to a Port St. Lucie personal injury lawyer sooner than later. One reason is the accident is still fresh in your mind and you are able to give your attorney as many details about the accident as possible. It also helps ensure that you meet all the required deadlines and don’t miss the window to file your claim. The sooner you hire a lawyer also means the less time you need to be the one dealing with the insurance companies.
If your child was injured in an accident they still have the right to fair compensation. If you child is under the age of 18 they are still considered a minor and are unable to bring on the lawsuit themselves. You are able to file a claim on their behalf. It is very important to make it clear in the initial meeting that you are the legal guardian and you are filing the claim on behalf of your child.
No, in Florida there are no caps to the amount of compensation you can receive for a personal injury accident. There is a maximum of $500,000 for punitive damages, but punitive damages are not often granted.
It is very common for an insurance adjuster to call you following a personal injury accident. They will try to seem friendly and ask you questions that may seem harmless, but they are trying to get as much information as possible so they deny your claim. What you should do is refer this adjuster to speak to your Port St. Lucie personal injury lawyer.
Yes, photographs can be used as evidence to help your case. If you are able to you should take pictures at the scene of the accident, including any vehicles that were involved in the accident, any weather, conditions around the area the accident happened, and any injures you have from the accident. The injuries could include bruises, scrapes, and bleeding.
There is no average amount that any personal injury case is worth. Each case is so unique and has different circumstances. No two truck accidents are the same and it makes it difficult to say a truck accident is typically worth X amount. The best way to know how much your case is worth is to look at how much your property damage is and your medical bills were.
Port St. Lucie personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only have to pay your attorney if you win your case. You also pay your attorney out of the compensation that they just helped you win. This is to help those who may not feel they can afford a lawyer get compensation for their injuries.