Personal Injury Lawyers in Palm Coast, FL

If you have been seriously injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation for your losses, and you need an experienced Palm Coast personal injury attorney to represent you. At Chiumento Law, PLLC, we have been helping injured victims in Volusia and Flagler County since 1973.

We are a full-service law firm with offices in Palm Coast Florida. Our lawyers have decades of experience and are respected by our peers in the legal community. We have successfully represented many injured clients in a range of personal injury matters. Our goal is to help you recover fair compensation for your losses.

Our firm has seven experienced personal injury lawyers in Palm Coast to handle all your legal needs. If you have been injured and need help, contact Chiumento Law, PLLC, your legal team for life.

How Our Palm Coast Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

"We are a full-service law firm with offices in Palm Coast Florida. Our lawyers have decades of experience and are respected by our peers in the legal community."

Our attorneys have been helping Florida residents recover compensation for their losses for more than 40 years. We have the experience, skills, and resources needed to get you the compensation you deserve, and we are dedicated to that goal. Our firm is committed to providing professional and ethical legal representation to our clients in a proactive and cost-effective way.

If you have suffered a serious injury that was or could have been someone else’s fault, it is in your best interest to consult with one of our Palm Coast personal injury lawyers. Take advantage of our free consultation and speak today with an attorney at Chiumento Law, PLLC We can explain your rights and your potential for recovery of compensation.

What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

When you are injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, Florida law allows you to bring a legal claim for compensation to cover the losses you suffered.

A personal injury claim may include damages such as:

Damages you can recover from a personal injury claim

These types of injury claims are brought in Florida’s civil justice system and are intended to compensate victims of accidents that were the result of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another party. These claims arise in a variety of situations, such as car accidents, premises liability (slip-and-fall accidents, for example), medical malpractice, birth injuries and workplace accidents, just to name a few.

Because Chiumento Law, PLLC, handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, you don’t have to worry about paying lawyer’s fees upfront. In fact, you owe us nothing for attorney’s fees unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.

Types of  Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Palm Coast, FL

We invite you to contact our firm for a free case consultation if you have suffered serious injuries through the fault of another. Personal injury matters we handle include:

Car Accidents

illustration of flipped carCar accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in Florida. When negligence on the part of another driver or another responsible party is to blame for the crash, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Truck Accidents

illustration of busCrashes that involve tractor-trailers or other heavy trucks frequently produce some of the most severe injuries – particularly for the people in the lightweight cars involved in the crash. Truck accident lawsuits are also more complex than many “standard” car accidents due to the higher stakes and multiple parties involved.

Motorcycle Accidents

illustration of fallen motorcycleFlorida’s weather makes for great year-round motorcycling. Unfortunately, it also means more motorcycle crashes. When an accident involves a motorcycle and another vehicle, the biker often suffers more severe injuries. Some insurance companies try to shift the blame to the motorcyclists by playing on stereotypes. Don’t let them get away with it.

Pedestrian Accidents

illustration of walking pedestrianPeople who are walking when they are hit by a motor vehicle suffer some of the worst injuries seen in traffic accidents. When a motorist is to blame for the crash, an injured pedestrian may be entitled to significant compensation in an injury claim. Compensation may be available even in a hit-and-run situation if the pedestrian carries auto insurance.

Bicycle Accidents

illustration of person riding bicycleCyclists have the same rights in traffic as anyone else, but some motorists refuse to share the road with bicyclists. Collisions between cars and bikes often result in serious injuries for cyclists. If another driver was at fault, an injured cyclist may be able to recover compensation in an injury lawsuit.

Boating Accidents

illustration of boat sinking in an accidentFlorida is a boater’s paradise, and many visitors and locals alike enjoy time on the water. However, boater negligence can turn a pleasure cruise into a tragedy. Victims of boating accidents may be entitled to bring an injury claim against the parties responsible for their injuries.

Construction Accidents

illustration of person falling off ladderConstruction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in Florida and are prone to different accidents such as electrocution accidents. Victims of construction accidents may be entitled to bring a claim against the non-employer parties whose negligence caused the accident.

Slip & Fall

illustration of person falling down stepsProperty owners have a duty to maintain walking surfaces in reasonably safe condition. When they fail in this duty and someone is injured in a slip-and-fall accident, the victim may be entitled to recover compensation through a personal injury claim.

Medical Malpractice

illustration of medical needle and pillsSome injuries are caused by the very professionals who are charged with making people healthier. When a negligent medical mistake results in a serious personal injury, the injured patient may be entitled to compensation by bringing a medical malpractice claim against the healthcare providers responsible for the incident.

Birth Injuries

illustration of baby before birthSome victims suffer injuries at the very beginning of their lives. When negligent medical errors cause avoidable injuries during the labor and delivery process, the parents of the injured baby may be entitled to bring a claim against the responsible healthcare professionals.

Brain Injuries

illustration of person's brainMany types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries, which are among the most serious and costly types of injuries. Many brain injury victims face a lifetime of impairment. Compensation may be available from the party whose negligence caused the accident.

Dog Bites

illustration of dogDogs make wonderful pets, but some dogs also pose a serious threat to others – particularly children. Victims of dog attacks may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the dog’s owner whose negligence was responsible for the incident.

Spinal Cord Injury

illustration of spinal cordDamage to the spinal cord can lead to devastating injuries that a victim must endure for the rest of his or her life. The worst spinal cord injuries cause permanent paralysis. When a spinal cord injury resulted from someone else’s carelessness, the victim may be able to recover significant compensation.

Product Liability

illustration of shopping basketThe companies that design, manufacture, market, distribute and sell products owe a duty to consumers to ensure that their products are reasonably safe. When this duty is breached and a product causes serious harm, victims may be entitled to bring an injury claim.

Premises Liability

illustration of person slippingWhen an unreasonably dangerous condition on someone else’s property causes serious injuries, the victim may be entitled to bring a premises liability claim against the negligent property owner. Many other accidents besides falls may give rise to this type of claim. Examples include swimming pool accidents, inadequate security, dangerous stairs and many others.

What Can You Recover in a Florida Personal Injury Claim?

Serious accidents can happen anywhere, from the roadways to the workplace to a restaurant or store to a private home, and many other places. When accidents or injuries are the results of another party’s negligence, our lawyers are here to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

We fully investigate these types of claims to find out what really caused the accident and who should be held responsible for the losses. We also calculate the true cost of the accident and the victim’s injuries to ensure that the claim fully captures the total extent of the victim’s losses.

Contact Our Palm Coast Personal Injury Lawyers Today

We are ready to discuss your personal injury claim whenever you are. Let’s get started now. Just give us a call or fill out our online contact form now for a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Personal Injury FAQs

What do I do after an accident?

If you have been injured, make sure to receive prompt medical attention. If you have not been taken to the emergency room, you should take photos and videos of the accident scene and both vehicles and get contact information from any witnesses. You should not admit fault or apologize to anyone involved in the accident. Anything you say after an accident can be used against you if you decide to pursue a claim or lawsuit later.

Follow these steps after an accident.

i. Call 911
ii. Move your car and yourself to safety
iii. Exchange information with other drivers and witnesses
iv. Get medical help, if necessary
v. Notify your insurer and the other parties’ insurers
vi. Get help from a lawyer as soon as you can
vii. Follow through with all medical treatments
viii. Write a journal about how the accident has affected your daily life

How do I know if I have a case?

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a case. This standard is more complicated than it sounds and will depend on the specific facts of your situation. Please reach out to us for a consultation with a personal injury attorney to evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case.

Why should I hire an attorney?

Most car accident victims benefit greatly from working with a lawyer. Studies have shown that victims with an attorney end up with significantly more money than going alone. You do not need to deal with the insurance adjusters or anyone else involved in the case. Your attorney will make sure to meet all deadlines and calculate the extent of the losses to negotiate an appropriate settlement. You can relax and focus on recovering from the crash.

How will you help with my case?

a. We will investigate the facts of your case to determine who is at fault.
b. We will work with investigators and accident reconstruction experts to determine the true cause of the accident.
c. We will consult with medical and vocational experts to determine the extent of your injuries and how they will affect you.
d. We will keep you updated about the case’s progress each step of the way.
e. We will provide the advice that you need to make informed decisions about settlement offers and other important matters.

How much is my case worth?

Unfortunately, it depends. It is impossible to know what kind of settlement you may receive until an investigation of the extent of your injuries, medical costs, future expenses, etc. is conducted. Each case is unique and will need to be investigated by a qualified personal injury lawyer.

Do I have a case if I do not feel hurt?

If you just had the accident, it may take a few days for pain and soreness to set in, due to the natural release of adrenaline through the body, that can temporarily reduce the sensations of pain. It may be wise to consult a doctor, even if you do not have immediate, excruciating pain. Headaches are common symptoms of traumatic brain injury and should not be overlooked. You must have injuries and medical treatments in order to pursue a claim for damages.

How long do I have to file a personal injury case?

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Florida is two (2) years from the date of accident. However, you should pursue your claim as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely that injuries related to an accident could be determined to have been caused by a later incident.

What do I do if anyone from the insurance company calls me?

Do not speak to an insurance adjuster. Let the adjuster know that you have retained an attorney and that they should contact your attorney. This also applies to an attorney that has been hired by someone else.

What damages are available in a personal injury case?

The main type of damage is known as compensatory damages, which is further divided into economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are base on tangible, relatively objective costs and losses, such as medical bills, earning capacity property damage, etc. Non-economic damages are more subjective, such as pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life, etc. These damages must be quantifiable and not speculative.

What if I have a pre-existing condition?

You may still qualify for a settlement. The damages may be reduced to account for the pre-existing condition, but you can hold another person or entity accountable for aggravating the condition. It is merely a factor to be considered.

What if I am the party at-fault?

If you are fully at-fault, call your own insurance company, they will provide an attorney for you. If you are only partially at-fault, you can still recover from the other driver’s insurance company as long as the other driver is determined to be at least 51% at-fault. The percentage is merely a matter of negotiation with the insurance adjuster.

How long will my case take to settle?

It will depend on the circumstances and the complexity of the case. If you have significant injuries, and/or there is more money at stake, then it will take longer. Once the attorney has all of your accident-related records and you have been released from treatment, then the claim can be filed with the insurance company and negotiations can begin.

What is a release regarding a settlement?

It is a document that you sign in exchange for receiving the settlement money. It provides that you release all of your legal claims against any defendant and their insurer related to the accident.

How long will it take to get my settlement check?

It depends on the complexity of your case. After signing the release, the attorney will put together the settlement statement. From the total collected, your attorney will deduct the agreed upon attorney fee, any unpaid medical expenses, and any other expenses. After you sign the Settlement Statement, the attorney will issue a check to you from their Trust account in the net amount of your settlement.

How do I pay for my medical bills until the case settles?

You will need to cover all medical expenses accrued. You may be able to use Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Medical Payments coverage, and/or health insurance. Make sure to send all expenses related to the accident to your attorney or paralegal for their records.

How do I make up for lost wages?

You must carry wage loss coverage on your insurance policy. You may be able to use Personal Injury Protection (PIP), or short-term and long-term disability benefits through your employer. If you receive a settlement, these insurers may require reimbursement. You can also use vacation time, sick time, or any other form of “comp” time through your employment, if available.

What if the accident happened on the job?

You may be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits through your employer. You may also need to hire a worker’s comp attorney, who can provide expertise on your specific circumstances. If the injury was caused by someone or something other than your employer or coworkers, then you may have an additional claim against that third party.

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case?

Some simple cases can be resolved without an attorney. If the accident facts are complex, your injuries are significant, if there is a large amount of money at stake, or any other issue, you probably need an attorney. Going without an attorney could cause a significant reduction in your potential settlement, as an experienced attorney can provide legal expertise when negotiating with the insurance company.

How do I pay for a personal injury lawyer?

We operate on a contingency agreement, which means that we would collect the fee as a percentage of the settlement amount. If nothing is recovered, then the attorney will not cost anything.

Will my case go to trial?

It’s possible, but unlikely. Most cases are settled with the insurance carrier before going to trial. We will not take your case to trial unless you have authorized us to do so.

What if I was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an accident?

You would still have a case. An attorney would likely need to review the facts of your case to determine liability to make your case.

Helpful tips

2. Don’t discuss your case with anyone, including friends and family.
3. Always call your paralegal after receiving any medical treatment.
4. Be sure to send any bills related to the accident and medical treatment to your paralegal.

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Chiumento Law, PLLC has contributed to schools and other organizations that have made a difference in the community and take pride in portraying an active role in our community. Flagler and Volusia Counties hosts an array of events and we are proud to be a part of many of them!

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