Negligence is essentially the failure of a corporation or individual to follow basic safety rules when the need to do so is apparent in order to protect members of the public.
Our law firm prosecutes cases against corporations, insurance companies and individuals who put the health and lives of others at serious risk through their carelessness, recklessness and negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury as a result of the carelessness or recklessness of another, call us for a free consultation at (941) 485-7600.
Wrongful Death Cases
The loss of a loved one is traumatic and can have devastating financial consequences for a family.
Under Florida law, certain family members may recover damages when they have lost a loved one as a result of negligence, neglect, or abuse. Florida’s law, however, restricts such claims to a limited timeframe — a timeframe that is much shorter than what is allowed for most other types of claims. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible if you suspect negligence in causing the wrongful death of a family member.
I have prosecuted cases of wrongful death that arose out of automobile, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, as well as, nursing home abuse and professional malpractice. If you have questions pertaining to a claim for wrongful death, please do not hesitate to give me a call.
Common damages awarded in a Florida wrongful death case include: funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of net accumulations, and loss of the value of present and future income and family support. It will help to have an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer on your side. Call me for a free, confidential consultation at (941) 485-7600.
As a local wrongful death lawyer, I have personal legal experience handling such cases in Sarasota County, Manatee County and Charlotte County, FL and will strive to obtain justice and the maximum compensation for you that is available under Florida law.
Electrocutions, Burns & Gas Explosions
Violations of the National Fire and Electric Safety Code, which is referenced and incorporated into law within the Florida Statutes, often result in serious injury and death or damage to property.
If you suspect that a fire or electrical related injury was caused by someone’s negligence or failure to conform to relevant safety codes, call today for a free consultation and evaluation of your potential claim. It is important to not delay in taking action so that evidence may be preserved and so that an independent investigation can be undertaken to protect your rights.
Attorney James Keim has personal legal experience handling electrocution, fire and burn injury claims and cases in Sarasota County and Charlotte County, Florida and will strive to obtain justice and the maximum compensation for you under law.
If you are a worker or the family member of a deceased worker who has been injured or killed in the workplace or on a jobsite as a result of the negligence of someone other than the immediate employer, you may be entitled to compensation over and above what is allowed by the Florida workers compensation law.
EXAMPLE #1: (Injury on the Job Caused by Third Party)
Joe Smith is a delivery driver for a major business equipment supplier. While on the job, his vehicle is rear-ended by another driver, sending Tom to the hospital with serious injuries. Even though he was working at the time of collision, under Florida law, Tom is not limited to collecting workers compensation. He may pursue an independent claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
EXAMPLE #2: (Injury on the Job Caused by Third Party)
Jeff Jones works for a well known painting contractor. He is sent by his employer to a commercial job-site where the building owner or a contractor has already erected scaffolding for Mike to use to complete the job. While painting, the scaffolding collapses and Mike is killed. His surviving spouse is not limited to collecting worker’s compensation even though Mike was on the job at the time of his death. She may bring an independent claim for wrongful death against the property owner and person or company who negligently erected the scaffolding.
If you have questions regarding a serious accident that happened on the job, call me for a free and confidential consultation at (941) 485-7600.
Drowning & Aquatic Injury
Statistically, there are on average over 2,000 accidental drowning deaths in the United States each year. Many of these unfortunate tragedies are the result of negligence.
In cases of near-drowning and the deprivation of oxygen for a prolonged period of time, the victim is often left with brain damage and paralysis, leading to years of rehabilitation and assistance with their activities of daily living.
Public and private swimming pools, as well as recreational water facilities, pose numerous hazards, serious injury and death often result from defective or improperly installed equipment and poorly trained lifeguards or negligent supervision of swimming areas.
If you believe that a swimming-related serious injury or death could have been avoided, call me for a free legal consultation to learn your rights under Florida law at (941) 485-7600.