Personal Injury Lawyer Melbourne
Most Melbourne residents wake up in the morning and jump into their daily routine of getting the kids ready for school and then heading out to work, never once anticipating that they might get into an accident. Unfortunately, accidents happen and people get injured, sometimes serious or even fatally. If you’ve recently suffered injuries in a car accident, by slipping and falling on someone’s property, or on the job, a Melbourne personal injury lawyer from the Graves Thomas Injury Law Group will help you get the compensation you deserve and recover your financial losses.
Our Practice Areas
As one of Florida’s leading personal injury firms, we represent clients who’ve suffered an injury in a wide range of accidents including the following:
- Catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries
- Construction accidents
- Farming and livestock accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents including Lyft and Uber accidents
- Motorcycle, scooter, and truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Work injuries
- Wrongful death
We also handle consumer fraud, Social Security Disability, and Veterans Affairs benefits cases. So, if you or a loved one has been injured in any of the above circumstances, a Graves Thomas Injury Law Group Melbourne injury lawyer can help.
What Should You Do if You’ve Been Injured in an Accident?
Most individuals never get injured in an accident. However, it’s still a good idea to know how to handle such a situation if you’re unfortunate enough to experience it. When you visit our law firm for your FREE initial consultation and evaluation, your Melbourne accident lawyer will explain what you need to do if you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident including:
- Contact your local police and get a police report.
- Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, get medical attention immediately after your accident.
- Call the Graves Thomas Injury Law Group and speak with a Melbourne personal injury lawyer to learn what your legal options are.
If your injuries are serious and you’re spending time starting your recovery in a hospital, we will come to you if you’re unable to visit our offices. We have helped innumerable clients get through the most difficult part of their lives as they come to terms with injuries and disabilities due to accident. That is what makes our team of lawyers so compassionate towards your individual needs.
Was Your Accident the Result of Another Person’s Negligence?
The concept of negligence refers to the failure of an individual to act rationally or exercise reasonable care. Florida law states that every individual must act as carefully as a sensible person would in a similar set of circumstances. Proving negligence in a personal injury case can be difficult. In personal injury cases based on negligence, you and your Melbourne injury lawyer must prove that the other party was negligent. That is why evidence and proof become integral to drafting a strong claim.
To do this, you must first establish that the negligent party (defendant) owed you a duty of care and show that they breached that duty. Once established, you must show how the defendant’s breach of that duty of care led to your injuries. The injury victim (plaintiff) must demonstrate how the actions taken or omitted by the defendant failed to meet the level of care required under those circumstances. In personal injury cases, “reasonable” depends on the evidence and facts of the case.
For more information about filing a personal injury claim or to schedule a FREE initial consultation with a Melbourne accident lawyer, call Graves Thomas Injury Law Group today at (772) 569-8155. We serve the following zip codes and more: 32901, 32902, 32903, 32919, 32934, 32935, 32936, and 32937.
“My husband was represented by Graves Thomas Injury Law Group and both of us have the utmost praise for this legal firm and its representatives. [They] accurately, professionally and successfully presented my husband’s accident case during mediation proceedings.”
– Donna, Client
– Jeff, Client