West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyers

Have you been injured in an accident in West Palm Beach, FL? You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other damages.

The West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers can help you recover the money you deserve. Contact us at (561)-556-7873 to schedule a free consultation.

Our attorneys have almost three decades of experience in personal injury cases. We’ve recovered tens of millions for injured clients. We’re ready to put our tried-and-true strategies to work on your case.

We work on contingency; you won’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you first.

Why Hire Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers To Handle My Personal Injury Case? 

A personal injury lawyer can help you maximize the value of your compensation. You will get:

  • Experience and results. Our founding attorney Gregg Hollander has over 28 years of practice in personal injury matters. He’s recovered tens of millions for clients throughout Florida. Insurance providers will pay attention when you have us on your side.
  • Award-winning representation. Gregg Hollander has been recognized by top legal organizations for his outstanding advocacy. He’s earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a 10.0 rating from Avvo, and a 10.0 rating on Justia — the highest possible rating for each. You can trust that he knows how to make the most of your case.
  • A chance to focus on healing. You need time to rest after your tragedy. Unfortunately, that can be hard if you are also trying to pursue a claim. We can manage all the legal aspects, so you can center your attention on resting.
Why Hire Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers To Handle My Personal Injury Case? 

The stakes are high after an incident. You may have unexpected medical expenses; you may lose wages while you get better. You may wonder how you are supposed to support yourself and your family if you can’t work.

Fortunately, you may be able to obtain compensation if someone else is responsible for your mishap. 

Contact us to get started. We’re standing by to help with your demand.

Visit Our West Palm Beach Law Office

Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers
319 Clematis St Suite 203
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 556-7873

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Representing Injury Victims For +28 Years

Representing Injury Clients For Over 28 Years

Gregg Hollander has been a fierce advocate for injured people in Florida for nearly three decades. He strives to help injury clients of all types of accidents.

Indeed, he’s recovered millions for individuals and families injured in motor vehicle wrecks, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, nursing home abuse cases, and other incidents.

Gregg knows how overwhelming an unexpected injury or an accident can be. That’s why he provides compassionate, personal attention from day one.

He helps clients identify all of their legal options for recovering compensation and calculates the value of their case, so they leave nothing out.

Don’t go with just any lawyer. Contact us to get started.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

You may if someone injured you and you sustained damages (monetary losses). Therefore, if another person caused your motor vehicle crash, slip and fall, or other negligence-based accident.

You may also have a strict liability claim if you were injured by a dog bite or defective product.

You must have sustained damages to be eligible to submit a claim. A personal injury lawyer can help you establish whether you have a case. They will help you explore your options and identify possible liable parties.

West Palm Beach, Florida Accident Statistics

Our city is great to live in and vacation in. However, it has its share of accidents and dangerous roads. Preliminary data for 2023 suggests Palm Beach County is on pace for a similar number of accidents from previous years. As of 01/07/23, there have been 160 accidents, of which 0 resulted in fatalities and 87 in injuries so far.

In 2022, there were a total of 24,707 crashes. These crashes have resulted in 215 fatalities and over 15,100 persons injured.

In 2021, Palm Beach County experienced 24,739 motor vehicle crashes. These accidents killed 204 people and injured over 15,000 more.

Palm Beach County also has an exorbitant number of workplace accidents; injured workers filed over 4,500 workers’ comp claims in 2020.

Injuries Resulting From Negligence

Common Injuries Resulting From Negligence

There are many different types of injuries that can arise after an accident.

Some are more common than others; it depends on the type of accident.

The most common are:

If you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Get in touch with us to know more about your legal rights.

Was I Partially Responsible For the Accident?

Was I Partially Responsible For the Accident?

Sharing blame for your accident may affect your claim. However, it will not prevent you from recovering compensation.

The state of Florida utilizes pure comparative fault rules to allocate fault in accidents involving more than one party. If you share fault for your accident, these rules will reduce your compensation to account for your portion of the fault.

For example, suppose you sustained $100,000 in damages after a driver runs through a red light and hits your car. Now, suppose a jury finds you 10% at fault because you were speeding. You will only be able to get $90,000 of your damages (90%), according to Florida’s contributory fault rules.

A personal injury attorney can help if you were partially responsible for your accident. They can guarantee you still get your equitable share of damages from the at-fault party.

What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

It will depend on several factors, for example:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • The extent of your past and future medical treatment
  • Your lost wages and diminished earning capacity, if any
  • The pain you’ve experienced
  • Available insurance coverages
  • Whether you share fault for your accident
  • The strength of your evidence
What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Unfortunately, no attorney can tell you what the value of your case is before analyzing the circumstances of your accident.

Generally, the more serious your injuries, the more it will be worth. The best way to know the precise value of your damages is by speaking to a personal injury attorney.

Florida Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations

Florida Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

You won’t have an unlimited amount of time to make your claim. Florida imposes a statute of limitation that determines the deadline by which you must file.

These statutes help encourage injured victims to file their claims in a timely manner, while evidence is still fresh and witnesses are still around.

Most personal injury cases in the state of Florida have a statute of limitations of four years. You must present your claim within four years of your accident, or it will be barred. The clock starts running on the date of your accident.

Not all claims have a four-year limit. Medical malpractice and wrongful death cases have a two-year statute of limitations. Cases against government entities can have an even shorter limit. You should talk to an attorney to know the statute of limitations in your situation.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer often increases the compensation you’ll receive in a claim or lawsuit

Here are just a few reasons to have an experienced attorney advocating for you: 

  • Level the playing field: Insurers are used to fighting claims and implementing tactics to undervalue and deny them. A lawyer will ensure that you’re on equal footing and obtain fair compensation. 
  • Access to leading experts: A skilled attorney has access to different specialists, such as accident reconstructionists, financial specialists, medical professionals, and more. These specialists may be pivotal to proving the extent of your damages and how your wounds affect your life.
  • You’ll be blamed: Defendants will try to make you accountable for causing the accident to limit their monetary liability. We’ll push back to make sure that you get the money you need. 
  • You need to rest: After an accident, you’re likely dealing with pain and emotional anguish. Let us fight on your behalf so that you can focus on recovering and resting.

Contact us for a free appointment to see how we can help you get back on your feet. 

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Attorney?

Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay them nothing unless they win a favorable settlement or verdict.

When you enter into an attorney-client relationship, you’ll agree upon a percentage (usually between 33-40%) that the lawyer will take from your awarded damages.

This allows injury victims to benefit from effective legal representation without worrying about whether they can afford the attorney’s services. It also gives attorneys an incentive to maximize the compensation they recover on your behalf. 

Proven Personal Injury Case Results

Our award-winning personal injury attorneys have been fighting for injured clients since 1996. We have a proven track record of success, and our results speak for themselves: 

  • $4.5M wrongful death outcome following the perforation of a coronary artery during a catheter angiography and delay in diagnosis and treatment.
  • $4.3M for an auto crash after a commercial vehicle ran a stop sign, striking our client’s SUV and causing spinal injury and paraplegia. 
  • $3.85M forklift accident verdict in favor of our client. 
  • $2.4M wrongful death outcome after a fatigued driver veered across the highway median and collided with two 18-wheelers, killing the rear-seat passenger instantly.
  • $2M medical malpractice verdict after suffering brain damage because of an obstruction in her tracheostomy tube.

Our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to getting the compensation our clients and their families deserve after devastating accidents. Reach out to us to decide the best path forward. We represent people across Florida.

Handling All Personal Injury Cases in West Palm Beach

Car Accidents

Car Accident

With the abundance of beaches, shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions in Palm Beach County, traffic congestion is inevitable – and so are car accidents.

Whether you were in a fender bender or head-on collision, our West Palm Beach car accident lawyers are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Florida’s auto insurance requirements can be complicated, and you may have many avenues for compensation.

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Collisions with semi-trucks can cause debilitating injuries that impact your life forever. Unfortunately, because of the size and weight of these big rigs, passenger vehicle occupants often suffer the worst consequences in a truck accident.

You don’t have to take on insurers and trucking companies alone. Reach out to our personal injury attorneys and let us help you secure the financial recovery you need. 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can cause TBI, especially when the rider isn’t wearing a helmet. If you were involved in a motorcycle collision caused by someone’s negligence, you may recover compensation for your damages.

Our West Palm Beach motorcycle accident attorneys are well-equipped to manage your claim against the negligent person and companies that want to undervalue your compensation. Call us to get started. 

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

You expect to obtain exceptional medical services when you trust a healthcare provider to provide care. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the right, and a healthcare professional may give substandard medical services that cause more damage.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you require a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney on your side to fight hospitals, insurers and healthcare providers, and others. We’ll help you hold them liable. 

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injuries

This can include TBIs, spinal cord damage, amputation, internal organ damage, and severe burns. These injuries can happen in any type of accident, for example truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, and construction accidents.

While you take time to recover, let us get you compensation to repay you for your therapy costs, future healthcare expenses, suffering, and more. Call our West Palm Beach catastrophic injury attorneys today.

Nursing Home Abuse

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You expect your loved one to receive compassionate, diligent care when you place them in a nursing home. However, nursing home abuse is all too common and can include physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual assault, financial exploitation, and neglect.

If you or your loved one has been a victim of abuse in a long-term care facility, speak to our nursing home abuse lawyers in West Palm Beach, FL for assistance. 

Wrongful Death

wrongful death

Losing a family member in an avoidable accident is devastating. While money won’t bring them back, it can help you with the economic and emotional losses you suffer because to their absence.

If you lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence, our West Palm Beach wrongful death attorneys can help you submit a wrongful death claim and recuperate compensation for your burial and funeral costs, loss of companionship, and loss of financial support. 

Slip and Fall Accidents 

Did you slip and fall on someone’s property? Whether you fell in a grocery store, restaurant, or amusement park, we can help you obtain reimbursement for your damages and suffering. Property owners must maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If they don’t do so and you get hurt because of a dangerous condition, you deserve to be compensated.

And More

Other cases include: 

If you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence, call us today or visit our blog to learn more.

Why Do People File Personal Injury Claims?

Why Do People File Personal Injury Claims?

Someone may file a personal injury claim to get compensation for medical treatment, lost income, and mental anguish caused by the accident and their injuries.

When someone causes a mishap or damage to another, they should be held financially accountable for the damages. 

A claim makes a victim whole again and allows them to hold the defendant liable for their negligence or intentional misconduct. It may also deter the defendant from engaging in similar conduct that could hurt others in the future. 

What Types Of Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Claim?

An injury victim can recover economic damages for their monetary losses, such as:

  • Past and future doctor expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket costs

They may also be entitled to get non-economic damages to cover their personal, difficult-to-value losses, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • PTSD, anxiety, or depression
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring or disfigurement 

In rare cases, punitive damages could be available to punish the at-fault person for intentional misconduct or gross negligence. 

The damages you recover will depend on the circumstances of your accident and the severity of the injuries you sustained. 

How Can an Injury Lawyer Help Me After an Accident?

If you choose to get a lawyer to represent you, you can expect them to: 

  • Thoroughly investigate your accident, how it happened and who caused it. 
  • Do all communications and negotiations with the insurance company or other opposing party. 
  • Enlist the help of leading experts to build your case and demonstrate the scale of your injuries. 
  • Fight against allegations of unfair blame and other tactics they do to undervalue or contradict your claim. 
  • Litigate in court if the opposing faction refuses to offer a fair settlement.

One of the first things you do after an accident should be to speak to an experienced lawyer for a free evaluation. They’ll evaluate and confirm if you have a valid claim for damages. 

Having an attorney usually yields a higher financial award for the injured.

What is Negligence and How Do I Prove It?

Most claims are based on negligence, meaning that the defendant acted unreasonably and caused harm to the plaintiff. 

The four elements of negligence are: 

  • Duty of care: Most individuals owe others a duty of care to act with a reasonable degree of caution to avoid causing any damage. For example, drivers owe others sharing the road a duty of care to follow traffic regulations and drive safely to keep them from causing a collision. 
  • Breach of duty: The person breaches their duty of care when they fail to act reasonably under the circumstances. For example, if a driver is reading news on their phone while sitting in traffic and rear-ends someone, they’ve breached their duty of care.
  • Causation: The defendant’s actions must have directly caused your injuries, and these must have been a foreseeable result of their conduct. For example, a distracted driver rear-ends you, causing whiplash. This was a direct result of the accident, and it’s a foreseeable result of distracted driving. 
  • Damages: You must have suffered injuries from the accident. If you were rear-ended but didn’t suffer any type of physical damage, you likely will not meet this element. 

What is a Personal Injury Case?

It is a legal dispute that arises when a defendant intentionally or negligently causes harm to another person. It can manifest itself as physical wounds and psychological trauma. 

The injured victim will generally file a claim with the applicable insurer first. If negotiations don’t work out, the victim can file a lawsuit, which may involve court appearances. 

Filing a claim gives each side the benefit of pretrial discovery, which allows each one to gather evidence and determine the strength of each other’s claims. 

Discovery tools include: 

  • Depositions 
  • Requests for admission 
  • Requests for production of documents
  • Interrogatories 

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Our Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys For Legal Help

Our attorneys understand what you and your family are going through.

We want you to take the break you need to rest and recover while we work on your case for compensation. 

Since 1996, our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars for injury clients. 

Contact us, and let’s get started.

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At Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers, We Serve All Neighborhoods in West Palm Beach

We serve all neighborhoods in West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas, including:

  • City Place (33401)
  • Downtown (33407)
  • Flamingo Parks (33401)
  • Lake Mangonia (33401)
  • North Tamarind (33407)
  • Pleasant City (33407)
  • Progressive Northwest (33401)
  • Providencia Park (33401)
  • Roosevelt Estates (33401)
  • And more

Areas We Serve in West Palm Beach, FL

Downtown, CityPlace, Providencia Park, Flamingo Parks, Sunshine Park, Progressive Northwest, Pineapple Park, Southland Park, Central Park, El Cid, Roosevelt Estates, North Tamarind, Pleasant City, Southside, Southend, Southwest, Parker Ridge, Vedado, Poiciana Park II, Old Northwood Historic District, Northwood Shores, Northboro Park Historic District, Northwood Gardens, Northwood Harbor Historic District, North Shore, RiverWalk, Spencer Lakes, Echo Lake, Westfield, Palm Beach Lakes, Villages of Palm Beach Lakes, and more.

Additional Resources

Local Emergency Rooms

  • Emergency Center – 5028 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center – 1309 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Palm Beach Children’s Hospital – 901 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center – 901 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

*Disclaimer – we do not endorse these companies or profit from having them listed on our website.

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