Palm Beach Gardens, FL Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you or a family member been injured in an accident in Palm Beach Gardens, FL? Call our Palm Beach Gardens personal injury lawyers at Kibbey Wagner Injury & Car Accident Lawyers at (561) 944-4000. You might have a claim for compensation from the at-fault party for your pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, medical bills, and more.

We’re one of the most well-respected law firms in South Florida. We’ve collected over $200 million for our deserving clients. Our attorneys have 80 years of combined experience in this field, and we’re confident that we can help you achieve favorable results for your sip and fall, collision, or other personal injury case.

To get started, contact our law office online. We offer a no-cost, no-strings-attached case evaluation.

How Kibbey Wagner Injury & Car Accident Lawyers Can Help With Your Personal Injury Case in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

How Kibbey Wagner Can Help With Your Case

Slip and falls, crashes, and other accidents can be immensely difficult for you and your family to handle. If an insurance company is involved, they’re likely bombarding you with pointed questions to limit their liability for your claim.

If you’ve had to miss work due to your injuries, you might find yourself in a tough financial situation – especially if you have mounting medical bills and expenses. When all of this is added to the very real pain and suffering you’re experiencing, it can feel overwhelming, to say the least.

Hiring Kibbey Wagner to handle your case means you’ll be able to take the time you need to rest and recover from your injuries. In the meantime, our personal injury attorneys will handle every component of your claim for compensation.

One of our founding attorneys, Jordan B. Wagner, is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and is a former insurance defense lawyer. That means our firm has the experience and expertise you and your family can rely on. Selecting us means you’ll have legal help in the form of:

  • An internal investigation into your case
  • Negotiations with the insurer
  • File a lawsuit and represent you at trial if they refuse to settle
  • Hiring experts to enhance your case
  • Protect you from allegations that the accident was your fault
  • Keep you apprised of your case’s status and your legal options throughout

If you’re ready to establish an attorney-client relationship with us, contact us by phone or online today.

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Each case relies on its own set of facts and circumstances. Therefore, it’s difficult to assess the value of a case upfront without having that information in hand. Until we speak with you and learn about your situation, however, we can mention the following factors that influence most case’s worth:

  • The age of the victim at the time of the accident
  • Whether the victim will make a full medical recovery
  • Whether the victim shares any of the fault for the accident
  • How serious the victim’s injuries are, and how severe they are
  • The amount of available evidence in support of the claim

While it’s true that the cases involving the most catastrophic injuries tend to have the highest value, many other considerations could come into play. The best way to find out the value of your case is to consult one of our trusted Palm Beach Gardens personal injury lawyers.

What Damages Can I Receive After a Personal Injury in Palm Beach Gardens?

Victims in Florida can pursue damages for their injury claims. The first one is the economic damages, which reflect the financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. Examples of this type of damage include:

In addition, victims can receive non-economic damages. These damages aren’t as easy to convert into a dollar figure but can often amount to a significant portion of the claim. A few examples are:

There is a third type of damages called punitive damages, but they usually aren’t available in personal injury cases. They’re reserved for situations where the at-fault individual acted outrageously, such as with the intent to cause harm or with extreme recklessness. 

We’ll Work To Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Many injuries can result from an accident. Some of the more common types of injuries include:

Whether or not the injuries you’ve suffered are listed above, Kibbey Wagner can fight in the best interest of your legal rights and represent you in court to achieve the results you need. Contact us today for advice and assistance.

How Do I Prove Liability in a Palm Beach Gardens Personal Injury Case?

Asserting liability in a personal injury case usually comes down to proving that the at-fault person was negligent. Negligence is a legal term that has a similar meaning to the term “carelessness.” There are four legal elements required to prove negligence:

The victim must support each of these elements by a preponderance of the evidence, showing that each is more likely true. 

Some types of personal injury cases, such as many falling under product liability law, can be filed under a strict liability cause of action instead of negligence. These claims could be easier to prove, as you won’t have to prove that the other person was negligent. They could still be liable for your damages even if they did not act carelessly, in other words.

We Can Help With Any Type of Personal Injury Case in Palm Beach County

With 40 years of experience in the field of law under their belts, our attorneys have successfully represented clients in almost every personal injury scenario. Some of our primary practice areas include, but are not limited to:

Consult us oday to learn more about how Kibbey Wagner can help you recover the compensation you need after an accident.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured?

The steps you take after being hurt in an accident can drastically affect your well-being and legal rights. 

If you’re able, do the following: 

  • Report the incident. For example, after a traffic collision, call 911. It is best to request emergency services if you or anyone else was injured. After a workplace accident, notify your employer of your injury. 
  • Exchange information with other involved individuals and witnesses. That could include another driver and onlookers after a crash.
  • Collect evidence. For example, take videos and pictures of anything that can shed light on what happened. Jot down notes so you don’t forget relevant details. Keep records of everything related to the incident.
  • Avoid apologizing or discussing fault. Be very careful of what you say in the aftermath of your accident. Your words can be used against you later on.
  • Seek prompt medical attention. You might be transported to the hospital from the accident scene. If not, visit a physician as soon as possible. You may have unknown injuries that are masked by adrenaline. It’s in your best interest to get checked out in case you have any underlying issues. Additionally, if you discover you have been hurt, your medical record will tie your injury to the accident. 
  • Speak with an attorney before talking to an insurance adjuster. You should obtain legal advice and determine whether you need representation. If you decide to hire a lawyer, they will communicate with insurers on your behalf. 

If you call us for assistance, we can provide further guidance about your best options after an injury.

What if I Am Partly To Blame for My Accident?

In the Sunshine State, you can still receive compensation even if the accident was partially your fault. That is because the state follows a pure comparative negligence standard regarding the issue of contributory fault. 

Under this standard, you will be assessed a percentage of the fault for the accident, and your compensation could be adjusted accordingly. So if you are assessed 25% of the blame, your damages award could be reduced by 25%. 

The other party to your case will likely try and pin as much of the blame for the accident on you as they can. If they successfully do so, your claim could lose most of its value. 

However, if you have an experienced attorney in your corner, you’ll be well-equipped to fight back against these accusations. Call Kibbey Wagner today for more information.

How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?

In the State of Florida, you will generally have four years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. This is the deadline established by Florida law in its statute of limitations. Make sure you file your lawsuit on time because a court will not accept your case if you file too late.

Keep in mind as well that there are exceptions to the standard four-year deadline. For wrongful death cases, for instance, you will generally have just two years instead of four. In other situations, you might have extra time to file – such as when you cannot sue the at-fault party because they’ve fled the state.

Contact us with any questions you may have about the statute of limitations and how it applies to your situation. We can provide valuable insight during your case evaluation.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire an Injury Lawyer?

Most attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you can get top-notch representation without paying anything upfront or out-of-pocket. 

We will cover all the costs of your case. If we secure compensation on your behalf, our fees will be deducted from your award. If we aren’t successful, you won’t owe us any attorney’s fees.

This arrangement allows injured people to obtain legal services even if they can’t afford them. So, if you’re struggling financially due to medical bills and other unexpected costs, we’re here to help. We’ll get started right away, so call now for a no-obligation evaluation.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Palm Beach Gardens Personal Injury Attorney

You deserve to be made whole again after an accident. Hiring a skilled Palm Beach Gardens personal injury attorney gives you an opportunity to do just that.

Kibbey Wagner has a substantial track record of successfully representing clients and achieving positive results in traffic accident cases, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice claims, and other personal injury cases. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you’ll only pay us attorney’s fees if we obtain compensation for you. It also won’t cost you a penny upfront to hire us.

Want to learn more? Call today at (561) 944-4000 to set up a free consultation with a member of our legal team.

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