Defender Donahue Law PLLC represents people who are injured in car accidents and slip-and-falls. If you were injured by the fault of someone else in Palm Beach County, contact me, Patrick C. Donahue, Esq. to discuss the facts of your particular case. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, call my cell phone (561) 888-0113, send me an email PCDEsq@gmail.com, or use my Contact Form.
Why should I hire Defender Donahue Law PLLC to represent me in my personal injury case?
Being involved in a car accident is scary. In the aftermath of the collision, there are insurance companies, body shops, and others calling you and it can be overwhelming. Meanwhile, you are in pain and need to go to a doctor for medical treatment. Patrick C. Donahue, Esq. will protect you from the evil insurance companies, make sure you are fully compensated, and take care of everything so you can focus on the most important thing – your health.
The following is some helpful information about personal injury cases:
What is a Personal Injury case?
Any one who was injured due to someone else’s negligence may have a personal injury case and be entitled to compensation.
What is negligence?
Everyone has a duty to go about their lives with a certain standard of care or level of caution. When someone fails to be careful enough and their action hurts someone else they are negligent. For example, eveyone knows they are supposed to stop at a stop sign, if someone fails to stop at a stop sign and that causes a crash, they were negligent and are responsible for the damages of the person they injured.
What are damages?
Damages are the things you suffered or had to pay for because of the crash. If you go to the hospital after the crash to be checked out by a doctor, the hospital bill you will have to pay is included in your damages. Similarly, if you missed time at work because of the crash, your lost wages or PTO is included in your damages. However, damages are not only money they also include your pain-and-suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. For example, if you had a hobby you had to miss, this loss of enjoyment is also part of your damages. Maybe you play basketball with your friends every weekend and had to miss out because you hurt your knee or you had to sit out of your season of school sports/activities.
What can you get from the insurance company?
There are a few different types of insurance coverage that you may be entitled to when you are injured in a car accident. Personal Injury Protection or “PIP” is the mandatory type of coverage you must carry to own/drive a vehicle in Florida. Your PIP coverage will pay for the first $10,000 of your medical expenses. Bodily Injury coverage is an additional type of insurance coverage that you can go after to cover your damages if you are injured. Uninsured Motorists coverage or “UM” is the insurance coverage that will pay for your damages if you are injured by someone who did not have insurance on their car or if they did not carry enough insurance. Rest assured, Patrick C. Donahue, Esq. will take care of all dealings with the insurance company, explain what coverage is available for your particular case, and fight to get you the best settlement possible for everything you have gone through.
Defender Donahue Law PLLC represents people who are injured in car accidents and slip-and-falls. If you were injured by the fault of someone else in Palm Beach County, contact me, Patrick C. Donahue, Esq. to discuss the facts of your particular case. To schedule a free and confidential consultation about your rights as a victim, call my cell phone (561) 888-0113, send me an email PCDEsq@gmail.com, or use my Contact Form.