Delray Beach Personal Injury Attorney
Earnhart Law represents injury victims in Delray Beach and communities throughout south Palm Beach County who have been hurt due to the negligence of others. After an injury, the burden is on you to prove that another party is responsible for causing the accident. You also have to be able to prove the extent of your injuries and justify the amount of compensation you are seeking. At Earnhart Law, our Delray Beach personal injury attorneys understand all the aspects that go into evaluating and building a claim for personal injury damages. Let us take on the burden of recovering compensation for you to help with medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering, while you focus on getting better and putting your life back together after a serious accident.
Why You Need an Attorney after an Accident, and How Earnhart Law can Help
In most cases when you are hurt by another, such as by a negligent driver in a car accident or a slip and fall on someone’s poorly-maintained premises, the responsible party will turn to their liability insurance to represent them. Insurance companies handle accident claims every day. They send out adjustors who are specially trained to convince you what your claim is worth and get you to accept their settlement offer. There is no way you can be treated fairly unless you have someone on your side who is as experienced as the insurance companies and also handles accident claims every day, this time on the side of the victim. This is what we do at Earnhart Law. Craig D. Earnhart is himself a former insurance company lawyer with over 30 years of experience handling car accidents and other personal injury claims. With Earnhart Law on your side, the insurance company is far more likely to offer a fair and complete settlement, and if they don’t, we are prepared to go to trial for you.
Here are just some of the ways insurance companies will try to avoid paying what they should in a personal injury matter:
In a car, truck or motorcycle accident, insurance companies claim that your own negligence caused or contributed to the accident. If they can convince a jury that you were at least partly to blame, they can greatly reduce the amount of money they have to pay you.
If you are injured in a boating accident, insurers may claim that you were reckless in your operation of your boat or personal watercraft, or that your lack of experience or ability caused the accident.
Insurance companies claim your injuries from a slip and fall are not really serious, or that you weren’t watching where you were going. They may also claim that the accident occurred before the owner had a chance to find out about the danger and repair it. We employ industry experts and accident reconstruction techniques to gather evidence that proves a property owner’s premises liability.
After a dog bite or vicious animal attack, the insurer may claim that you provoked the attack by doing something as innocent as getting too close to the animal or its owner. Florida law is on the side of the dog bite victim, and we work to defeat these unfounded allegations.
If you were injured at work, your employer or their workers’ comp insurance carrier may claim that your injury did not arise out of and in the course of employment, that you were drinking on the job or even committed fraud or misrepresented your claim. They may even resort to tactics such as following you around town or watching you through an open window to “catch you” doing something inconsistent with your injury. We make sure your side of the story gets told and that you get your workers’ comp benefits. We also hold third parties accountable when it was their negligence which caused the accident.
Cases of wrongful death can be difficult to prove. Without the victim available to testify as to what actually happened, defendants may claim an alternative version of the facts that don’t support your claim. With over 30 years of personal injury experience, we know how to prepare and present a strong case that clearly demonstrates the defendant’s responsibility in the death of your loved one.
Help is Available for Personal Injury in Delray Beach
If you have been injured because of the negligence of another in a Delray Beach car accident or other tragedy, call Earnhart Law at 561-265-2220 for a no-cost consultation. We will evaluate your claim and let you know your options, and our Delray Beach personal injury attorneys never charge a fee until after we have achieved a recovery on your behalf.