Close Menu
Home > Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

Injuries resulting from accidents range from relatively minor cuts to life-changing spine or brain injuries – even death. In addition to the physical consequences of the incident, you will likely face substantial financial burdens such as lost wages or medical bills beyond what you can afford.

At Meldon Law, our Florida personal injury lawyers understand the toll a personal injury case takes on you and your loved ones—physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. That’s why no matter the nature of your personal injury case, we put our years of litigation experience to work for you, fighting for you and the justice you deserve.

Call us today to get started with a free consultation.

Time Matters In Your Florida Injury Case

When you have been injured, contact us right away. This allows you to accurately recall your accident’s details while ensuring we can file your lawsuit within Florida’s statute of limitations and get to work immediately building your case.

You Deserve Compensation for Your Injuries

Another party caused your injuries. They should pay for those injuries. We can help you do that. Recoverable compensation in your case may include:

  • Medical bills, both current and future
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost enjoyment of life

If you lost a loved one, we can recover funeral and burial costs, medical bills, lost support and services, pain and suffering, and other non-economic damages.

Why Choose the Florida Personal Injury Lawyers from Meldon Law?

Any competent lawyer can handle a personal injury case. However, with those other lawyers, you won’t get our dedication, skills, knowledge, and experience. We’ve spent the past five decades helping people across the state. We know how insurance companies work, what they do to avoid paying injured people what they deserve, and how to fight those tactics.

In addition to that, our team really CARES. We are guided by:

  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Excellence
  • Our drive for Success

We want to ensure that you are informed about the process and your rights. We have created several resources, including consumer guides, books, and blogs, to help with this. We also host a weekly legal talk radio show.

Meldon Team

We are here for you 24/7

(Consultations are Free)

Call Us Now

We Handle All Types of Personal Injury Cases Across Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 25.5 million people went to emergency rooms throughout the United States in 2021 to seek treatment for accidental injuries. In 2022, there were over 1.8 million non-fatal injuries resulting in emergency visits in Florida. Injury accidents are all too common in Florida, but that doesn’t mean you should just write yours off. If another party caused your injury, you should hold them accountable.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Every motor vehicle accident is different and occurs for various reasons, many of which involve negligent drivers. Traffic accidents can also involve different types of vehicles, leading to injuries of variant nature and severity. We can help with:

  • Car Accidents– When you have been involved in a car accident, your life can change in an instant. In addition to physical injuries, auto accidents can leave you with mounting medical bills or lost wages. That’s why you want an experienced car accident attorney on your side. Our team handles distracted driving accidents, head-on collisions, hit and runs, rear-end collisions, rideshare accidents, rollover crashes, taxi accidents, and accidents caused by uninsured drivers.
  • Big Truck Accidents– Accidents involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other big trucks are often catastrophic for those involved, and these cases are complicated due to all the possible parties and evidence involved. It is essential to have knowledgeable truck accident attorneys on your side from day one.
  • Motorcycle AccidentsMotorcycle accidents frequently cause substantial injuries due to the lack of protection afforded riders without safety belts, roll bars, or a surrounding metal frame. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you want an attorney who will fight for you while you fight to recover your health.
  • ATV Accidents– While designed for recreation, it is anything but fun to be involved or injured in an ATV accident. Whether caused by operator error, manufacturing defects, or rollover, an ATV accident can have devastating consequences for your life. Our attorneys are well-equipped to handle your ATV accident case and are ready to get you the compensation you deserve.
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle AccidentsPedestrian accident and bicycle accident cases are complex due to the involvement of insurance companies and car drivers. Having a competent legal team behind you will help you pursue any legal recourse you have for your pedestrian accident.

We also handle:

Accidental injuries can occur in many different ways. In many cases, these injuries result from another party’s negligence, meaning they failed to act with the level of care legally expected in that particular situation. In such instances, injured victims have the right to seek compensation from the negligent party by filing a personal injury claim.

Premises Liability Cases

Of course, people can be injured in accidents that do not involve motor vehicles or watercraft.

  • Slip and Falls– Perhaps you were injured because an owner knew of an issue and ignored it rather than fixing it. Whatever the cause, you have the right to engage an accomplished slip and fall attorney who will seek fair compensation for injuries you incur because of owner recklessness.
  • Dog Bites– If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, you may be reluctant to pursue a legal case if you know the dog owner. However, many dog bite case awards are paid from homeowners associations or insurance companies. You should still hire a professional dog bite attorney and pursue legal avenues to compensate you for dog bite injuries.

Catastrophic Injury Accidents

We also handle catastrophic injury cases. These types of injuries have devastating effects and can negatively impact your ability to function for the remainder of your life. In addition to any medical bills for physical injury, you will likely experience emotional and mental duress, and lost wages and income. Our team can help you with:

Medical Malpractice

While you should trust that your doctor will take proper care of you, medical professionals commonly make serious errors resulting in unnecessary injuries and extensive financial losses. Some common forms of medical malpractice that our medical malpractice attorneys handle include:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Wrongful death

Proving that a medical error rose to the level of negligence can involve complex analysis and technical evidence, so you want an attorney with experience representing medical malpractice victims.

Wrongful Death

Injuries and accidents are all too often fatal. If you lost a loved one in an accident, we offer our most sincere condolences. We know you likely aren’t thinking about legal action at a time like this, but a wrongful death claim would allow you to seek justice and cover your new expenses and losses. Our team will handle all the legwork while you focus on your family.

The services listed above are not all-inclusive, and your case may fall outside of one of the categories listed. Reach out to our team to determine if and how we can help you.

Meldon Team

We are here for you 24/7

(Consultations are Free)

Call Us Now

Personal Injury FAQs

The time after an injury or accident is often very confusing. You likely have dozens of questions. We have your answers.

What Is the Average Personal Injury Case Worth in Florida?

You are unique and so is your injury. That means there is no average settlement for an injury or accident. However, we can tell you what factors might affect what your case is worth:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether or not your injuries are permanently disabling
  • How long you’ll be out of work
  • Your age
  • Your profession
  • Your pain and suffering

Can I Recover Compensation If I Contributed to My Accident or Injury?

Yes, in certain cases. Florida follows a modified comparative negligence law. Injured parties can seek compensation for their injuries, even if they contributed to the accident. However, they can only do so if they share no more than 50% of the responsibility for the accident or injury.

Should I Speak With the Insurance Company?

You will need to speak with your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company after an accident. However, you need to be very careful what you say. The insurance adjuster is looking for anything they can use against you and your case. It’s very easy to say something that jeopardizes your case. Even just saying, “I’m sorry” or “I’m okay” can be used against you.

If the insurance adjuster asks you for a recorded statement, tell them you aren’t comfortable with that. Give them only the basics of the accident (e.g., what happened, who was involved, where the accident happened). Once you have done that, tell them that your attorney will handle any other questions they have. We have decades of experience handling insurance adjusters. We know how to protect your case from their tactics.

Is There Anything I Can Do to Protect My Case?

There are several things you can do to protect your case, in addition to refusing to give a recorded statement.

  • Get medical care. Obey all your doctor’s orders. If you don’t, you give the insurance company an excuse to deny your claim or pay you less than you deserve.
  • Don’t post about your accident or injury on social media. The insurance company can use anything you say against you.
  • Keep your receipts. This will help us establish what your case is worth.
  • Remember that you can negotiate for a higher settlement. The first offer is often much less than you deserve. Many people accept low settlements because they think they have to take what they can get. That’s not true. Our personal injury lawyers can negotiate to get you what you deserve.

Florida Is a No-Fault State. What Does That Mean for My Case?

The no-fault system can be confusing, especially when you are wondering whether you can hold another party liable.

Typically, you must turn to your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage after a car accident. PIP covers a portion of your medical bills and lost wages. If you meet the serious injury threshold, you can step outside of the no-fault system and hold the other party liable.

This is often difficult to do, especially on your own, with no legal experience, and while recovering from serious injuries. Our team is here to help.

Can I Afford a Lawyer?

Yes. We handle injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. You pay us nothing to get started and only pay for our team if we win. You face no risk when working with our team.

The Florida Personal Injury Attorneys at Meldon Law Fight for You

When you have been injured, insurance companies may try to offer you a minimum settlement. The experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at Meldon Law are committed to helping accident victims seek fair compensation in court. If you have been injured, you need a law firm on your side with the experience and resources necessary to help you recover and get your life back on track.

To learn about your legal rights following a personal injury, please contact our office today so we can get to work fighting for you and the justice you deserve.

screenshot

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn