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Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney

If you have suffered a neck or back injury because of another person’s negligence or carelessness in Palm Beach County – or anywhere in Florida – speak immediately to an experienced Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin. Even a seemingly trivial back or neck injury can make it tough to perform simple everyday tasks.

Whether your back or neck injury occurs in a traffic mishap, a workplace accident, a slip-and-fall incident, or some other circumstance, if another’s person’s negligence is responsible, an experienced Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin can help you receive the compensation you need for medical expenditures and lost income.

Three Decades Of Experience

A good Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney will meticulously gather and evaluate the evidence, consult with experts, prepare and file necessary legal documents, and represent you in negotiations, hearings, and proceedings. With three decades of experience working for the victims of neck and back injuries, we are prepared to defend you in cases involving:

  • Bulging, herniated, or damaged disks
  • Contusions or broken bones
  • Strained or sprained neck or back muscles
  • Nerve damage including spinal cord injury

If your wound happened at work, we will help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits; however, workers’ compensation rarely provides enough to compensate for the genuine costs of most back or neck injuries. We can help you file a third-party personal injury claim if someone other than your employer was responsible for your injury.

Personal Injury Basics

To prevail in any personal injury claim, you and your attorney must be able to show that another person was careless or negligent; you must then show that the carelessness or negligence was the direct cause of your damage; finally, you must prove the extent of your injuries and the related costs. Any time you are injured in south Florida, and another person’s negligence is the reason, act immediately to contact a good Palm Beach personal injury lawyer. Evidence can deteriorate and witnesses’ memories can fade quickly. There’s also a statute of limitations in Florida – a limit on the length of time you have to file a personal injury claim. After any accident that results in your being injured, try to remember these suggestions:

  • Write down everything you can remember about the incident.
  • Obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  • Report the incident to the proper authorities: animal control for a dog bite, local police in a car accident, your employer in a work-related incident. Keep and copy any paperwork generated by your report.
  • Take pictures of your injuries, any property damage, and the accident scene. In a car crash, also try to photograph the license plates of all the vehicles involved.
  • As soon as possible, contact a good personal injury lawyer.

No matter what type of damages you have suffered, it is important to be patient after you file a personal injury claim. Once you have filed the claim, you will begin the process of negotiations with your insurance company. There aren’t any hard and fast rules as far as negotiations are concerned. That means that as the plaintiff, you will require a lot of patience as you wait for the procedures to move on. If you begin showing signs of anxiety or impatience, the insurance adjuster will zero in on your weakness. Remember, the entire negotiation process is a game that you play with the adjuster, and if you show any signs of weakness, then the insurance adjuster will be more than ready to exploit that chink in your armor. Remain calm, patient and businesslike, so that the adjuster knows that you mean business, and that you will not settle for anything less than what you deserve.

If you’re injured because of another’s negligence in south Florida, exercise your rights. Speak at once with an experienced Palm Beach personal injury attorney, and take the first step toward justice.

When It Happens A Second Time

When you’re in a traffic collision or some other kind of accident and you aggravate or re-injure a pre-existing condition or injury, the insurance company may try to give you the brush-off. They may tell you that they can’t help because your wound or illness happened prior to the accident, and they’ll try to talk you out of filing a claim. Do not be intimidated. If the accident that aggravated your pre-existing condition happened in south Florida, discuss your case at once with an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney.

Personal injury law in Florida allows you to sue when a negligent person injures you in such a way that it worsens or aggravates a pre-existing injury. That aggravation may be either a temporary or a permanent condition. Often it is not possible to determine immediately whether a person has suffered a temporary or a permanent aggravation of a pre-existing injury until that person reaches “maximum medical improvement,” the point where a doctor decides that with or without treatment, you will not see improvement (at least within the next year). The amount you may be awarded if your lawsuit prevails will depend upon medical evidence and medical observation over a period of time.

A trustworthy personal injury lawyer will examine your case, tell you the truth about the insurance company’s responsibility, and determine if you have grounds to file a claim. If you do, a personal injury lawyer will fight to win the maximum possible compensation for your injury and your related expenses.

Permanent Disability And Wrongful Death

Surgery and a lengthy recovery are required for some back and neck injuries. Sometimes these injuries lead to permanent disability. In the saddest cases, back and neck injuries are fatal. If you have lost a loved one this way, your family may pursue a wrongful death claim; an experienced Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin can help you.

We never charge a fee until you receive compensation. If you have suffered a back or neck injury in Palm Beach County or anywhere in Florida, and another party’s negligence or carelessness caused your injury, speak now with an experienced Palm Beach personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin. Call us at 561-557-4546 to schedule a free consultation, or complete the form on our Contact Page and take the first step toward protecting yourself and your future.


I was badly injured in an auto accident that required surgery and lost time from work. The other driver was completely at fault, but he only had $25,000 in insurance coverage. I chose Mr. Lavin as my attorney, and I am so happy that I did. Mr. Lavin recognized that there was another insurance policy that we could go after. We settled with the first insurance company for the maximum of $25,000, and pursued the second which resulted in a $825,000 settlement. Mr. Lavin’s office is smart, aggressive, and very professional in pursuit of their clients’ claims. They stand up to the insurance companies and don’t take “No” for an answer. I highly recommend The Law Office of Thomas J. Lavin.
Elvin Mateo
I was involved in a four vehicle accident where one of the vehicles was a New York City Sanitation truck. Many people believe that you cannot sue City Hall, but the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin did precisely that and won! Lavin’s office accomplished this legal victory in less than two years. Amazing! I strongly recommend the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin to anyone who may have been injured in an accident.
Joseph Lattibeaudiere
My wife and I speak Spanish as our primary language and our English is ok, but not great. Mr. Lavin’s office is very close to our home and whenever we have any legal questions or concerns, we always felt comfortable going to Mr. Lavin’s office for help. Mr. Lavin and his entire staff have always helped us, and on many occasions, he would not even charge us. We feel happy when we go to his office. They are very busy, but they are very positive. They laugh a lot, and that is a good thing. They treat us with respect, and we like that. I would recommend Mr. Lavin's office to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Gustavo Florez
The first thing I noticed about the Law Office of Thomas J. Lavin is how busy they are. The minute I walked through the door you could hear the phones ringing from everywhere, but he had the staff to service all of those clients. The other thing I noticed was how organized, clean, and neat his office was. I was also very impressed with the way Mr. Lavin and his staff dress. No sneakers, and no blue jeans. This is a suit and tie operation. I was amused at how Mr. Lavin could jump back and forth from one staff member who had a question to another who had a concern that needed to be addressed. I would never go anywhere else!
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