Port St. Lucie Personal Injury Attorney
Every three minutes in the United States, one person dies from injuries sustained in a personal injury, accounting for more than 180,000 deaths each year. In 2009, 1,534,311 Florida residents visited the emergency room for injury treatment. 121,788 people required a hospital stay to receive treatment for their injuries. In the United States, nearly $224 billion is spent each year on treatment for injuries and related costs like therapy needed for recovery and losses caused by time off work.
According to Florida's Department of Health, a few of the most common causes of injury in 2009 included: hip fractures in those 65 or older, unintentional injury, unintentional falls, drowning and traumatic brain injury.
The attorneys at Ohle and Ohle, P.A. have a combined 50 years of experience in personal injury cases, including:
- truck, auto or motorcycle accidents
- dangerous or defective products
- medical malpractice claims
- traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries
- wrongful death claims
Quick Action is Essential
Depending on the injury, Florida provides different deadlines for bringing a particular case to court. For this reason, it is wise to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Most personal injury cases require extensive investigation and research to build a solid case. Strong evidence often helps an attorney to successfully negotiate a settlement without a trial. As time elapses, the trail often grows cold, and evidence and fact-gathering becomes more difficult.
Serious injuries often cause tremendous losses. In a wrongful death, families could lose their only source of income, as well as a beloved family member. Other injuries cause disability, disfigurement or suffering which can last a lifetime. Expenses for medical treatment and other expenses quickly become very high, especially for people without insurance. Medical bills that can't be repaid cause emotional stress and force some families into bankruptcy. Certain injuries require a lifetime of special care and treatment.
The experienced, compassionate personal injury attorneys at Ohle & Ohle, P.A. help protect the legal rights of victims throughout the Treasure Coast, including Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie, Okeechobee, Vero Beach and Stuart. Call today for a free consultation.