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St. Augustine lawyers and attorneys serving St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona, Flagler, Palm Coast Florida. Divorce family law, personal injury, criminal law.

Personal Injury

St. Augustine lawyers and attorneys serving St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona, Flagler, Palm Coast Florida. Divorce family law, personal injury, criminal law.The term "personal injury" refers to a broad range of cases involving everything from premises liability to auto accidents. Personal injury law generally covers any situation where a victim is hurt due to the negligent or wrongful acts (or inaction) of another party. Personal injuries may include all types of physical, emotional, or financial hardships suffered through the fault of another person or group.

If you or a family member has a case involving a slip and fall accident, a dog bite, a construction accident, or if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, our firm can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

FREE initial personal injury consultation.  No fees or costs in injury cases unless you recover.  Hospital, home and evening appointments available.

Please contact us today for a FREE review of your personal injury case.

 


Auto Accidents

If you have been injured in any type of motor vehicle crash, contact us at the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. for assistance. When you call our law firm you can expect to talk to an experienced attorney, not a paralegal. And if you cannot come to our office due to your personal injury, we are willing to travel to meet with you at a location and time that is most convenient to you.

Accidents can change people's lives in a split second and have devastating consequences. That is why at the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. we are intent on fighting for compensation you are entitled to for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. No personal injury case is too small or insignificant.

Our office can also help you receive full value for your vehicle property damage claim with your insurance company. When a new vehicle has been damaged, we can file a cause of action called diminution of value, since the vehicle's value is less because it has been in an accident. We can help determine the definition of fair value, and we can act on your behalf with the insurance company to ensure that your car is repaired with new parts from the manufacturer, rather than used parts or parts made by someone other than the manufacturer.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, have a dispute on your insurance claim, contact our office immediately for a review of the facts of your case.

What You Should Know

Following serious auto accidents, victims can expect vehicle property damage to be the least of their problems. Serious bodily injury can be sustained not only from the initial contact with the other vehicle, but from the secondary impact within your own vehicle. And despite the fact that vehicles are designed with new and improved safety features, auto accidents remain the leading cause of death among young adults.

Our firm is well aware that injuries associated with auto accidents can wreak havoc on the lives of victims and also the lives of their family members. For this reason, at the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. we are committed to offering the kind of invaluable legal assistance and guidance that puts families on the path to recovery. Our law firm can help you and your family receive financial compensation for:

  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical Expenses
  • Disfigurement and traumatic brain injury
  • Funeral costs (following the death of a loved one)
  • Emotional trauma
  • and more

If you would like to speak to us, contact the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A.

What to Do if You Are Involved in an Auto Accident

The first moments following an auto accident can be extremely hectic and confusing. If you are involved in a collision, the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. advise you to take the following steps immediately to ensure that your legal rights are protected:

  • Dial 911 – In Florida, a police report must be completed after all auto accidents involving property damage exceeding $500, injury, or death. Call 911 to report the accident and make sure to advise the 911 operator of any injuries.
  • If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road and turn off your ignition (and the ignition of other cars involved in the accident). Stand apart from the vehicle while calling for help to avoid injury in case the car is hit again. If parties are injured, do not attempt to move them unless they are in immediate danger.
  • Our car accident attorneys always recommend that you avoid admitting fault or discussing fault with other parties involved in the collision. It is best to avoid confrontation and cooperate fully with the police.
  • Exchange information with all parties involved in the collision (again, avoid discussions of fault). Make sure to write down registration numbers, drivers license info, and insurance info.
  • Check for witnesses to the auto accident – if there are witnesses obtain their contact information (including work and home phone numbers).
    If you are experiencing any pain, seek medical attention immediately (even if you feel the injury is minor).
  • Make sure to photograph your vehicle (before repairs are completed) and injuries sustained from the crash. If you have a cell phone camera available you may want to photograph the crash scene and vehicles involved in the collision.

Above all, protect your rights. You are not required to give any statements to the other party's insurance company. While you should cooperate with your own insurance company, you may want to consider consulting the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. before giving a statement.

How will a Car Accident Attorney Help?

Anyone who has been involved in a minor auto accident knows that you can sometimes resolve these types of claims without the assistance of an attorney; however, when serious injury or property damage is involved, victims of auto accidents can benefit greatly from the assistance of the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A.

The reality is that car accident claims are anything but simple to resolve.  The Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. understand the rules of the road, and we employ experts who are capable of reconstructing accident scenes to discover the true causes of collisions. We are familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying out claims, and we fight aggressively for victims to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve. If you have been involved in an auto accident, having the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. representing your interests can be the difference between receiving a small settlement or the substantial sum you deserve.

Please contact us today for a FREE review of your personal injury case.


Motorcycle Accidents

For a motorcyclist, even a minor act of carelessness by another driver can lead to severe personal injury or wrongful death. Not using a turn signal may seem like a small error, but when the driver of a truck makes that error and then causes a motorcycle accident, it can lead to traumatic brain injury or brain damage for the victim. Motorcycle riders have every right to use the roads of North Florida, and other drivers must observe that right by following the proper safety precautions. If they fail to do so and it leads to an injury, you have the right to pursue compensation. The Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. can help.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a bike crash caused by the negligence of another driver, we can help. We want to show you how our experience can help.

From broken legs to broken collar bones, road rash, head injuries, and beyond, these accidents can lead to wrongful death or severe long-term injuries. When you choose us to represent you, our office will seek to get you the full compensation you are due. We will work hard to get you compensation for pain and suffering, loss of wages, future medical care, current medical bills, and other costs.

Whether you were attending a cycle event, or you were just out for a leisurely ride on a nice Florida afternoon, or you were traveling on your bike for any other reason, our office can help. We are committed to providing personal service. To us, that means getting to know you and getting to know your situation. Your case will be handled personally by a dedicated lawyer, who will know you by name. We will be here when you need us.

Please contact us today for a FREE review of your personal injury case.


Truck Accidents

The injuries caused by a trucking accident are often severe. They can change lives. They can end lives. If you have been seriously injured or you have lost a loved one in a truck wreck, the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. is on your side.

We are available to handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases related to trucking accidents. Whether a pickup truck crash was the result of a big rig tire blowout, an 18 wheeler driving recklessly, or any other reason, we can help.

Our office understands how to handle trucking accident cases. We know the specific regulations that apply to drivers of commercial vehicles, including those related to where they can be driving, how many hours they can be driving, and how they maintain their log books. We know how to investigate these matters by reviewing log books, checking black box information, and turning to experts to assist in making certain that all of the facts are available.

When we work with experts on truck crash cases, we truly work with the experts. We believe in taking a hands-on approach to these cases. Our office will be there to gather information, take photos and preserve evidence, and assist in accident reconstruction. Your case will be handled by us every step of the way. We will work hard to design a legal strategy that is dedicated to getting you the results you need to move forward with your life.

Please contact us today for a FREE review of your personal injury case.


Slip and Falls

Owners of any type of property, from apartment buildings to grocery stores and everything in between, have the reasonable expectation to keep their place safe for those who reside in or visit it. When that expectation is not met, it can lead to serious personal injury or wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall, trip and fall, stair falling accident, or other accident caused by the negligence of a property owner, an experienced attorney can help.

The Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. is an old-fashioned law firm that is prepared to stand beside you every step of the way. From helping you find medical attention to fighting for compensation to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and hospital bills, we will be there for you.

The most common form of premises liability case involves a slip and fall. These may involve spilled food in a grocery store, a puddle from a ceiling leak in a restaurant, boxes left in the aisle of a department store, or a wide variety of other matters in which the obstruction was not properly cleaned up or warned about. Such accidents can lead to serious lower back injury or other harm.

Another type of accident involves staircases. On most staircases, a handrail should be provided. The handrail will be easy to grip and not just a board nailed onto a wall. Additionally, the steps should be properly constructed, with no steps missing, and the stairway should be safe to use. In many apartment buildings, schools, or other places where people live, work, or visit, we see that these safety precautions are not followed, which can lead to a severe long-term injury or wrongful death.

Please contact us today for a FREE review of your personal injury case.


Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence and malpractice can have terrible effects on victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured from what you believe is a mistake or error on a doctor’s part, then you may have a medical malpractice or negligence claim.

Medical negligence or malpractice occurs when a medical professional injures or makes you ill because they failed to provide you with the care expected of a reasonably competent medical professional with similar experience or training.

Medical malpractice and negligence come in many different forms. Some of the most common medical negligence claims are:

  • Surgical Errors
  • Anesthesia Complications
  • Prescription Errors
  • Birth Injury
  • Hypoxia
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Wrong Diagnosis

There is a limited amount of time that you have to file your medical negligence claim and there are many different parties that may be responsible for you or your loved one’s injury or illness. Medical negligence claims can be filed against:

  • Doctors and their Professional Associations
  • Dentists and their Professional Associations
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Hospitals
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Government Facilities

Please contact us today for a FREE review of your personal injury case.


Defective Products

A defective product or one with bad product design can cause serious injury or wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a product, you have options. We can show you what they are.

Manufacturers of products are expected to make certain that the goods they sell will be safe for those who use them. When they fail to meet that expectation, it can lead to severe long-term injuries or wrongful death. You have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs. The Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. can help.

We are available to represent you in any product liability case, including those related to:

  • Unsafe Toys (bicycle defects, sporting good defects)
  • Dangerous Drugs and Defective Drugs (prescription drug defects)
  • Defective Car Parts (defective tires, defective airbags, defective safety belts)
  • Lawn and Garden Equipment Defects (defective lawnmowers)
  • Industrial and Construction Equipment Defects (defective manufacturing equipment, defective cranes, defective scaffolding)

We are legal counselors. To us, that means we are here to work with you. We want to stand by your side and educate you about your case and your options. You will work closely with your attorney. At our law firm, we do not treat people like files; we treat them like people. We will get to know you and your case; we will know your name.

Please contact us today for a FREE review of your personal injury case.


Wrongful Death

The death of a family member or loved one is always a challenging situation. The challenge can be made more difficult when it was the result of a deadly accident caused by the negligence of another person or a company. If you have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death situation, the Law Office of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. are here to help.

Whether your loved one was a driver killed in a fatal car accident, or a drowning victim in a boating accident, the law firm of Christopher W. Adamec, P.A. can help. We are a law firm that believes in treating our clients like people, not files. When you choose us to represent you, we will get to know your situation. We know you by name.

We are available to assist in all types of wrongful death cases, including those caused by:

  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Product Defects
  • Slip, Trip and Falls
  • Negligent Security
  • Dog Bites
  • Premises Liability
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Construction Accidents

As your legal representatives, we will handle your case personally. We take a hands-on approach to our cases. You will know your attorney and your attorney will know you. Most wrongful death cases involve a certain amount of investigation. We are not content to enlist experts and investigators to do the work for us. We will be by their side, learning about the facts and how to present them. When it comes down to it, an expert will testify, but it is your attorney who needs to make certain that a jury understands the importance of the information. We will know your case and how to present it.

Please contact us today for a FREE review of your personal injury case.