FAQ

VEHICLE & MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

What should I do after a car, auto, or motorcycle accident?

Following a car, auto, or motorcycle accident, call the police. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible. After a car or motorcycle collision you may not immediately feel the injury’s effect or pain. It may be hours or even days before you feel hurt. Our Vero Beach car accident attorneys advise you to tell first responders and any medical professionals you may visit every detail of how you feel, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be. Contact us if you are involved in an accident in Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, or Cocoa Beach.

After an accident, contact Graves Thomas Injury Law Group. It does not cost you anything to learn your rights specific to the accident and injury you or a loved one has faced.

How much is my auto accident case worth?

We cannot answer this question until your case is evaluated. Be careful of anyone who tells you otherwise. There’s a chance they may over estimate the value of your case. Even more dangerous, they may underestimate the value of your case. 

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida motorcycle and car accident attorneys work to bring you the ultimate value of your case. They work to get you the most money possible for the injuries you’ve suffered. Money is the closest thing to justice they can deliver on your behalf.

Graves Thomas Injury Law Group attorneys can help you obtain every dollar you are entitled to for your medical bills. They may also seek compensation for pain and suffering. This would include past and future medical bills.

If your serious injury causes you to miss time from work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or loss of the ability to earn money on the future. Our proven Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and West Palm Beach, Florida auto accident lawyers can help you obtain such compensation.

How long will it take to complete my auto accident case?

We cannot tell you how long your case will take. We can tell you that we will work to see it resolved as quickly as possible. The hard truth is our job is to evaluate cases and bring them to closure as quickly as possible. Our Vero Beach, Florida accident lawyers do not “sit on cases.” Every day we are pushing to see your case resolved as quickly and as much in your favor as possible.

I have full coverage, why am I not covered?

Full coverage can mean many things. The term is used in many ways by many people. Contact your insurance company for and explanation of exactly what your full coverage really covers.

Does my auto insurance cover my motorcycle accident?

The answer to this question depends on your insurance policy. However, most car insurance policies do not cover motorcycles unless they specifically pay it by way of a motorcycle endorsement. Be sure to check with your insurance agent and get a detailed description of what types of coverage you have afforded to you and your loved ones. This way, there will never be any surprises if you end up needing to make a claim.

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida motorcycle accident attorneys are here to assist you if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.

How long do I have to file a claim after a car or motorcycle accident?

You have a limited amount of time to take legal action after your injury/accident. Because there is a limited amount of time for you to file a claim, it’s important you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.

What is my next step?

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie, Stuart and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida motorcycle and car accident attorneys would like to help you. It begins with a conversation.  Call Graves Thomas Injury Law Group, today.

SLIP AND FALL

Who is responsible in a slip and fall case?

The negligent party in a slip and fall case is the party or company responsible for maintaining the premises where you were injured. If you have been injured in a slip and fall case, a slip and fall lawyer at Graves Thomas Injury Law Group may be able to help you win money for your injuries, caused by the negligence of another person or entity.

What is my slip and fall case worth?

We cannot answer this question until your case is evaluated. Be careful of anyone who tells you otherwise. There’s a chance they may over estimate the value of your case. Even more dangerous, they may underestimate the value of your case.

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida slip and fall attorneys work to bring you the ultimate value of your case. They work to get you the most money possible for the injuries you’ve suffered. 

Our proven Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and West Palm Beach, Florida auto accident lawyers can help you obtain compensation.

How long will it take to resolve my slip and fall case?

We cannot tell you how long your case will take. We can tell you that we will work to see it resolved as quickly as possible. The hard truth is our job is to evaluate cases and bring them to closure as quickly as possible. Our Vero Beach, Florida slip and fall accident lawyers do not “sit on cases.” Every day we are pushing to see your case resolved as quickly as possible.

How long do I have to file a claim after a slip and fall accident?

You have a limited amount of time to take legal action after your injury/accident. Because there is a limited amount of time for you to file a claim, it’s important you contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.

For slip and fall injuries, it’s important you act quickly, as evidence must be gathered soon after the accident to build a strong case. After your fall, property owners and managers may remove evidence of their negligence by cleaning, repairing, or fixing any defects or hazards that led to your injury. Don’t give them that opportunity.

Remember, the longer you wait to file a claim, the more difficult it can be to obtain the evidence we need to get compensation for your injuries.

What is my next step?

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie, Stuart and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida slip and fall accident attorneys would like to help you. It begins with a conversation.  Call Graves Thomas Injury Law Group, today.

MONKEY BAR ACCIDENTS

Is a School, Day Care Center, After School Program, or Camp Liable for Injuries to a Child Who Fell from Monkey Bars?

Graves Thomas Injury Law Group Child Injury Lawyers, have often been asked by parents of an injured child, whether they can pursue a case or claim on behalf of the injured child victim of a fall from monkey bars. Parents want to know is a school, daycare, day care center, after school program, or camp liable for injuries related to a fall from monkey bars? Injuries sustained after a fall from monkey bars is often met with the defense, “There’s no way to prevent every single accident or incident on a playground.”

Graves Thomas Injury Law Group Child Injury Lawyers have heard it all before. We are not swayed. We expect this.  Among the answers we seek, “Was the injury or accident preventable.” The truth is the number of preventable playground injuries suffered by young boys and overwhelmingly, girls is shocking.

My child fell off a monkey bar at the school. Could I sue the school for neglect?

You may have a case against the school district for negligence/negligent supervision. Multiple factors impact Graves Thomas Injury Law Group Child Injury Lawyers’ assessment of the case and whether you have a case against the school district.

Your best option is to contact a Graves Thomas Injury Law Group Child Injury Lawyers. We assist parents and children in Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Is my child's daycare responsible for medical bills if the teacher was negligent at the time of the accident?

An employer may be liable for the negligence of an employee. Therefore, the daycare may be liable for the negligence of the teacher.

How do I protect my child’s legal rights after suffering an injury on Monkey Bars?

  • Immediately seek proper medical care
  • Get names, phone numbers and email and physical addresses of all the witnesses
  • Take pictures of the scene as soon after the accident as possible
  • Do not sign any documents connected to the accident

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida child injury accident attorneys would like to help you. It begins with a conversation.  Call Graves Thomas Injury Law Group, today.

TRUCK ACCIDENT QUESTIONS

How much is my trucking accident case worth?

We cannot answer this question until your case is evaluated. Be careful of anyone who tells you otherwise. There’s a chance they may over estimate the value of your case. Even more dangerous, they may underestimate the value of your case. 

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida trucking and semi-tractor trailer accident attorneys work to bring you the ultimate value of your case. They work to get you the most money possible for the injuries you’ve suffered. Money is the closest thing to justice they can deliver on your behalf.

Can I deal with trucking companies or their insurance company after a truck accident?

You can deal with the trucking company and/or their insurance company. The question is why would you? You are not negotiating on equal ground when dealing with a trucking company after a trucking accident. Trucking companies employ experienced auto truck accident attorneys and investigators. These experienced professionals’ jobs are to ensure that you receive as little compensation as possible for your injuries. Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida trucking and semi-tractor trailer accident attorneys put you on level ground with the trucking company and their attorneys.

Do not give them any statement or sign any releases for medical records or employment records. A medical release may allow the insurance adjuster to talk to your doctors without you or your representative present.

Truck companies have accident investigators on-call to respond immediately following a truck accident. When they respond, as soon as they reach the scene they are developing a defense. You, or your severely injured or deceased loved one deserve your own legal team. Graves Thomas Injury Law Group’s Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and West Palm Beach, Florida trucking and semi-tractor trailer accident attorneys are your legal team.

Is trucking accident injury law different than other vehicle accidents?

Yes. Although the laws are the same, there are special Vehicle Code sections, which apply only to commercial truck drivers and trucking companies. Drivers also require special training. Lack of proper training or licensing may be one factor in an accident.

Who can sue in a trucking injury accident or death case?

Anyone who is injured or has had a loved one killed in a trucking accident can sue, provided they did not cause the accident. Even children may sue through their parent or guardian.

What is my next step?

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie, Stuart and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida trucking accident attorneys would like to help you. It begins with a conversation.  Call Graves Thomas Injury Law Group, today.

PLAYGROUND ACCIDENTS

Can I Sue after my Child is Injured in a Playground Accident?

“Maybe.” Playground accidents injure thousands of children every year, sometimes seriously. Whether or not you have a legal claim as a result of your child’s injuries depends on whether the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. There are many potential ways a playground accident could occur because of negligence.

Contact Graves Thomas Injury Law Group’s Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and West Palm Beach, Florida playground accident attorneys. We’ll take a detailed look at your case and the circumstances of your accident. We’ll then advise you of your rights and options under Florida law.

What must I prove in a lawsuit for injuries sustained on a playground?

There are many factors and facts that must be proven. At minimum Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida playground accident attorneys will help you prove:

  • The owner/maintainer had a duty to exercise due care for the user’s safety under the circumstances.
  • The injured person was using the playground facility.
  • The owner/maintainer breached the duty to protect the user from injury by:
  • Negligent control of the playground;
  • Negligent operation of the playground;
  • Failure to install safe equipment; and,
  • Failure to control other patrons.
  •  The owner/maintainer knew or should have known that the specific failure or failures would endanger the playground user.
  • The user suffered injury or death arising from the use of the playground.
  • The breach of duty was the proximate cause of the injury.

What is my next step?

Our Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie, Stuart and Martin County, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida child injury accident attorneys would like to help you. It begins with a conversation.  Call Graves Thomas Injury Law Group, today.