Newberry Personal Injury Lawyer
Suffering a life-changing injury can make you feel stuck. You can’t attend work. You have problems with your mobility. And now, you’re incurring out-of-pocket expenses from an accident you didn’t even cause. In a time like this, you want more than a Newberry personal injury lawyer; you want an advocate.
Meldon Law has served Alachua County since 1971. In that time, our Newberry personal injury lawyers have recovered millions for injured people and their families. We know financial recovery can’t totally undo what you’ve endured, but it can go a long way in helping you move forward. To learn more about entrusting your legal matters to our firm, call (352) 373-8000 now.
Our Newberry Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Full Compensation
Part of our job involves recognizing and advocating for fair compensation. If you let the other party or their insurer dictate the value of your case, you will likely come up short of what you deserve.
Did you know that you deserve compensation for the loss of a favorite sport or hobby? What about parking and transportation costs related to the accident, like using Uber while your car is in the shop or paying to park at the hospital? You could even deserve damages for developing anxiety or depression after an accident.
You don’t have to understand every compensable loss in your case. At Meldon Law, we do. We know what damages are recoverable and aren’t afraid to fight for them. In fact, we don’t back down, willing to take the fight to court to ensure your experience—as an individual and as a victim of negligence—is recognized.
A Breakdown of Compensable Damages in an Injury Case
Legalese sometimes thrives on being vague instead of specific. When it comes to damages, specificity is important, so we don’t let the other party get away with vague technical wording to confuse you on purpose. We pursue compensation for every unique loss.
For medical losses, financial recovery could account for:
- Emergency treatment and hospital stays
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Medical equipment like braces, crutches, or wheelchairs
- Physical, occupational, and psychological therapy
- Follow-up appointments and maintenance care
- Alternative therapies like chiropractic care or acupuncture
We are also specific about reimbursing other costs and losses like:
- Parking and transportation costs
- Lost income from all sources, like gigs or hobbies
- Reduced ability to earn income due to your injuries
We Fight for Your Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages are those that concern personal losses instead tangible losses. This type of compensation acknowledges:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Disfigurement, scarring, and disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life and reduced quality of life
Again, our personal injury lawyers serve Newberry victims by seeking detailed damages for these losses. We utilize expert analysis and witnesses, medical bills and doctor’s notes, and contrasts between your life before and after the accident to highlight the ways you were affected.
We Can Speak Up About a Lost Loved One
If an accident claimed the life of someone you love, they deserve someone who can advocate for the value of their losses, their life, and their relationship to you. Our Newberry wrongful death lawyers can handle this type of case, seeking compensation for any of the above damages as well as the losses that come with a sudden passing:
- Funeral and burial or cremation services
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of income from the deceased
- Loss of support or intimacy
What Sets Our Personal Injury Lawyers Apart?
At Meldon Law, your fight is our fight, and we treat it as such, both in and out of the courtroom.
You can count on us to provide committed representation for matters relating to:
- Accident investigation, like reconstructing what happened and consulting experts for analysis
- Insurance claim support, including filing paperwork, providing a statement, collecting evidence, and fighting claim denials
- Settlement assistance, whether it’s explaining terms, determining if what’s offered is enough, or negotiating for appropriate compensation
- Lawsuit help, from filing court documents and gathering proof of negligence to developing a strategy and preparing you for trial
We Uphold Your Personal Injury Case’s Deadlines
Generally, you have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in Florida. Some circumstances—hit-and-run accidents or when the injured party is a minor or incapacitated—can delay the deadline, while others can shorten it.
Our attorneys want to make sure you have the best chance of recovering compensation, so we encourage you to reach out as soon as possible. That way, we can uphold your case’s deadline and protect your right to fair compensation.
We Have the Knowledge You Need from Years of Experience Handling Injury Cases
Our Florida personal injury attorneys have recovered settlements and verdicts for clients in various areas of personal injury. Our case results and testimonials provide a personal glimpse into how we have applied our experience to individual cases.
What’s more, our time practicing law in Florida has taught us how the system works, with its idiosyncrasies and nuances. We use that knowledge to develop targeted case strategies and creatively adapt to any developments.
We Provide Clarity and Communication
Too many accident victims are intimidated or tricked by the legal language found in insurance policies, settlement offers, and other documentation. Our attorneys and support staff counteract that by translating everything into layman’s terms. If you are ever unsure about what something means, whether from the other party or from our office, we clarify.
We Emphasize Accountability and Reliability
A lawyer who you can’t reach is of little help to you, so we make sure we are accessible throughout your case. We don’t just hold the liable parties accountable, but we also remain accountable to you as your representation.
- You can call us any time, 24/7, for legal help.
- We won’t disappear for long stretches of your case.
- You receive consistent reports and information.
- We foster an environment that invites questions.
At our law firm, you should always feel comfortable and able to talk to us about your case.
We Offer Compassion and Empathy
Staying reliable and accountable requires having compassion for our clients. We know how hard this process is for you—the bills, the lost income, the pain, the waiting—so we do whatever we can to lower your stress level.
Additionally, personal injury cases involve talking about your personal health, life, and relationships–– sometimes in painful detail. As caretakers of your case, we take our responsibility seriously and prioritize sensitivity in all matters.
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do Our Newberry Lawyers Handle?
Any time someone acts negligently, and you suffer a preventable injury, our personal injury attorneys can represent you and your interests. Naturally, this means our personal injury team can cover several accident circumstances.
The following are some common forms of personal injury, but you can always ask Meldon Law about your situation to learn more.
Accidents on the Road
Statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) show that Alachua County had over 5,000 crashes in 2022, causing over 3,000 injuries. As Central Florida residents ourselves, we’re intimately acquainted with the dangers on the area’s roads. That’s why we’re passionate about representing people hurt as a result of:
- Car accidents
- Truck collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus crashes
- Rideshare accidents
- Taxi collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
Any of these collisions can result from drivers’ negligence, like driving while impaired or distracted, running lights, ignoring signs, tailgating, or speeding.
Some types of accidents are more prone to certain types of negligence than others. For instance, truck accidents might stem from drowsy driving due to a violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours-of-service regulations. Distracted driving can figure into rideshare accidents, according to research reported in U.S. News & World Report.
We stay on the lookout for any possibilities. Our investigators can analyze the crash, debris, witness statements, and other evidence to identify the responsible party in your case.
Accidents Involving Specific Injuries
Some injuries demand special considerations to help you get back to your new normal. Our attorneys have experience with:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal injuries
For instance, while a common car accident injury, whiplash is often contested by liable parties. As Cleveland Clinic points out, the injury often doesn’t show up on diagnostic imaging like x-rays or MRIs, and symptoms can take days to set in. This can provide fodder for liable parties to question the injury and then reduce or deny your claim.
High-cost injuries, like traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, can also face intense scrutiny. When the other party knows they might need to pay a lot for your care and losses, they may try to exploit loopholes or employ shady tactics to cut down on damages in any way they can.
Having a personal injury attorney serving Florida can mean you’re better prepared for these complications and challenges. We can even work to avoid disputes in the first place.
Accidents at Work
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) highlights falls, a lack of communication about hazards, and insufficient protection as common risks in the workplace. Whether you’re working in construction, in an office, or at a store or restaurant, you could suffer an injury or illness due to carelessness. We can explore your options for pursuing a claim or lawsuit following a workplace injury.
Accidents on Someone’s Property
Property owners who fail to maintain their premises, causing injury, can face legal repercussions. Our premises liability lawyers handle cases like:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Lack of security
- Pool and spa accidents
Hazards like loose railings, broken flooring, spills, debris, or crowded walkways are all the responsibility of property owners to either fix or warn visitors about. Lack of lighting, supervision, or security can also lead to accidents or crime. Pet owners are likewise responsible for their animals.
We not only represent premises liability cases but also defend you against attempts to blame you for your injuries, an unfortunately common occurrence in these situations.
Meldon Law Identifies the Responsible Party in Your Newberry Injury Case
Knowing who was responsible for your accident is often not as straightforward as you expect, especially in cases that involve multiple parties or complicated circumstances. Our personal injury lawyers in Newberry utilize resources, evidence, and investigators to identify everyone with a role in causing your injuries.
Liable parties typically fall into the following categories:
Roadway accidents are among the most common personal injury scenarios where individuals are liable. Drivers who don’t pay attention, drive while under the influence, or behave recklessly are responsible for the damage they cause.
We can also hold individuals liable for workplace or premises liability accidents. For instance, if a coworker got drunk and mishandled equipment, causing you harm, you can sue them for personal injury. Likewise, vendors and independent contractors are responsible for the injuries they cause.
Whether it’s an individual person or an entire company, if you were hurt due to failures in property maintenance, the property owner is liable. This includes both premises liability cases, like slips, trips, falls, and other accidents, like cargo spills on the road.
Many personal injury cases involve holding a company accountable for its failures. Common liable parties include:
- Trucking companies
- Taxi services
- Construction companies
- Store owners
- Product manufacturers
Many of these companies have protections in place to avoid liability, like only employing independent contractors who take the blame. However, they can act negligently on their own, like in their hiring practices or by producing faulty products.
The City of Newberry, the State of Florida, or another government entity is sometimes negligent. Examples of these cases include:
- Falls on government property
- Bus and train accidents
- Accidents due to poor road maintenance
Like businesses, government entities are often protected, but that doesn’t mean they can’t face consequences. If this possibility arises, Meldon Law is not afraid to pursue compensation. We’re a force to be reckoned with, both inside and outside of the courtroom. We don’t see obstacles; we see challenges.
Get Detailed Analysis of Your Personal Injury Case Today
You deserve personalized services for your Newberry personal injury case—personalized analysis, case strategy, and damages. Meldon Law is ready to get to work on that today. Call (352) 373-8000 now to receive a free consultation.