Gulfport Personal Injury Lawyers – Jones Law Group
Originally founded as Disston City in 1884, the Florida town became known as Gulfport in the early 1900s. As a waterfront city, Gulfport developed into a lucrative location for the fishing industry as well as a popular spot for tourists to enjoy the Florida weather and coastal scenery. Gulfport’s natural beauty continues captivating visitors and residents alike today.
Jones Law Group is an established firm that serves clients in Gulfport and the greater Tampa Bay area. Our attorneys specialize several areas of law, including personal injury, wage claims, construction, and business disputes. As your legal representation, we will communicate with you every step of the way to keep you informed and reassured about your case.
Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our personal injury attorneys have successfully recovered compensation for clients who’ve encountered a wide range of accidents. Whether you are up against an individual, multiple parties, or a major corporation, we have the resources and experience to manage your case with confidence.
Since more car accidents happen in Florida than in any other state, there is a good chance most Gulfport residents will be involved in a collision at some point in their lives. Having an attorney to guide you through the claims process will help you to get the most for your car accident.
Trucks and other commercial vehicles significantly outweigh the average car on the road. As a result, truck accident injuries are especially severe. Companies in the truck industry carry large policies to cover these devastating accidents. However, several parties such as the driver, cargo loading company, employer, and manufacturer could be at-fault. An experienced lawyer can navigate these complex cases for you.
Unsafe practices like speeding, texting, and ignoring traffic signals are exceedingly hazardous to motorcyclists who are sharing the road with negligent drivers. Motorcyclists aren’t surrounded by the same protective barriers as vehicle occupants, so their injuries are far more devastating.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are one and a half times more likely to die in a car crash than a vehicle occupant. Cyclists are also much more vulnerable to the impacts of a collision. Both pedestrians and cyclists come into direct contact with vehicles, pavement, and other structures. Severe road rash, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries can develop in accidents that are only minor for the drivers involved.
Slip & Fall
Landlords, managers, employers, and businesses have responsibility to keep premises safe for visitors and inhabitants. However, so many allow hazards like loose handrails, uneven pavement, wet floors, and poor lighting to result in slip and fall accidents. Demonstrating the property owner’s or manager’s negligence can be difficult, so it is best to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible so evidence can be preserved.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you may be entitled to benefits through Florida State Workers’ Compensation Program. Sometimes employees who are eligible face an unfair denial, and others are not sure how to go about filing for workers’ compensation. An attorney can advise you from the start or assist you with the appeals process.
Catastrophic injuries are life-altering. Paralysis, severe scarring, traumatic brain injuries, and amputations are some of the catastrophic injuries that can change an accident victim’s personal and professional lives for the worst. Because of a catastrophic injury’s far-reaching impacts, it is crucial that you receive a considerable amount of compensation for the damages.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
If someone else’s negligence led to your injuries, you may have grounds for a successful personal injury case. Proving that that person or business is at-fault is paramount to your case. It is also important to demonstrate how impactful your injuries are. That will help you to get the amount of compensation you deserve.
How Can a Gulfport Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
Hiring a Gulfport personal injury attorney can protect you from accepting an insufficient settlement. Insurance companies will offer you as little as they can get away with. Even worse, they may blame your injuries on you or another incident that doesn’t involve their client.
An experienced attorney will immediately recognize these tactics. Your attorney will investigate your case to establish the other party’s fault and negotiate aggressively with insurance companies. If necessary, an experienced attorney will not be afraid to take your case to trial if it is your best option for recovering compensation.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get?
The main forms of compensation you can get are for special damages and general damages. Special damages encompass losses that are associated with a direct dollar amount. Medical bills, lost wages, and replacement services for the tasks you can’t perform due to your injuries are considered special damages.
A skilled attorney will make sure your past and future medical expenses and lost wages are factored into your claim. General damages include non-financial hardships like pain and suffering as well as loss of consortium, the loss of intimacy and companionship resulting from an injury.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Gulfport
If another person, business, or other entity caused your injuries, the attorneys of Jones Law Group in Gulfport can help. We will carefully listen to the details of your case, advise you about your legal options, and strategize to get you the best available compensation. Call us at 727-571-1333 or contact us online for a free initial case evaluation.