Brevard County Personal Injury Lawyer
Board Certified Accident Attorneys on Your Side
The team at the High Stack Firm has nearly a full century of combined experience fighting for the rights of accident victims, and we have a track record that includes more than $100 million recovered for our clients in the form of verdicts and settlements. We understand the stress and anxiety that commonly follow in the aftermath of a severe injury, and are committed to helping people in your situation claim the financial compensation they deserve. With
credentials and certifications such as Board Certification and the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, we have the reputation and skill you need on your side during this difficult experience. Here are the types of personal injury cases that we handle at the firm.
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Whether you have been injured while riding recreationally or commuting to work, or if a negligent driver has caused an accident while your child was biking, an attorney from our firm is ready to work to help you claim damages for broken bones, a brain or spinal cord injury or even wrongful death.
The joy of the birth of your child can easily be spoiled by learning that your baby has suffered injuries which will require costly medical treatment and which may result in lasting physical impairment. Don't assume that the doctor did everything that could be done to prevent the injury-you may have grounds for a malpractice claim.
Watersports are popular among tourists and locals along the Atlantic coast, but they are also a potentially dangerous activity. Leading causes of boating accidents include operator inexperience or inattention, the influence of alcohol and mechanical malfunctions or breakdown.
Jet Ski Accidents
Jet ski riders are injured for a variety of reasons, but when careless or reckless behavior is to blame the accident victim has a right to claim financial compensation. Whether you were struck by another watercraft or if you lost a loved one to a drowning accident, we want to help you take the appropriate legal action.
Bone breaks and fractures are not only extremely painful, they can also wreak financial havoc throughout an accident victim's life. From bills for emergency medical treatment, hospitalization and rehabilitative care to the income you may lose while you take time off work to recover, you deserve a settlement to prevent the accident from breaking the bank.
Burns of any type, whether thermal, chemical or electrical, can be excruciatingly painful and will often leave the victim with major scars-both emotional and physical. Burn victims may require skin grafting and cosmetic surgery, and their wounds may never fully heal.
A careful investigation of the circumstances of your car crash may reveal that the other driver is at fault, such as by speeding or reckless driving, distracted behaviors such as texting on a cell phone or even driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
If you have suffered catastrophic physical damage, such as a crushed or severed limb, damaged internal organs, a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, your life will never be the same again, and you deserve to receive a fair settlement to compensate you for your losses.
Cruise Ship Injuries
Cruise line operators have a duty to safeguard their passengers against preventable accidents, and if you have been injured on a cruise ship you may have grounds for legal action to recover damages. A slip and fall on deck, food poisoning, a drowning accident or other similar incidents are common examples of cases we represent.
Prescription medication is in widespread use in our country, and while millions of people depend heavily on their pharmaceutical drugs for treatment of a wide variety of physical symptoms and behavioral disorders, many suffer from dangerous and even lethal side-effects which the drug manufacturer failed to prevent.
An attorney from our firm may be able to represent you in a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product which caused your injury, provided that there is proof that dangerous design flaws or defects were the source rather than misuse of the product.
Dog owners can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by their pets, regardless of whether the dog has any known history of aggressive or vicious behavior or attacks. Let us represent you in your claim, whether you were bitten or if your child was attacked.
Even when drowning does not result in death, the victim frequently suffers severe consequences such as injury to the respiratory system and possibly even irreversible brain damage. If a lack of proper safety equipment or supervision, or even fencing to keep unattended children out of the pool, can be demonstrated as the fault of the drowning, you may be able to sue the property owner for compensation.
Drunk Driving Accidents
If a drunk driver has injured you or killed a family member, an attorney from our firm is prepared to take decisive action towards recovering a settlement to compensate you for your tragic loss. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is widely recognized as negligent, and we want to help you hold the driver accountable.
Hit and Run Accidents
Causing a car crash is bad enough, a driver who flees the scene of the accident in an effort to escape liability can-and should-be held accountable for misconduct and negligence. In addition to criminal charges, the driver who commits a hit and run can be sued in civil court by the accident victim.
Insurance Bad Faith
When an insurance company sells coverage to a customer, it enters into a fiduciary relationship with the policy holder wherein it is expected that the insurer will at all times act in good faith and safeguard the best interests of the client. Breach of this duty is grounds for legal action.
Jones Act Claims
Seamen and commercial divers who are injured on the job do not have the benefit of no-fault workers' compensation coverage, but they do have the advantage of potentially being able to recover a larger settlement by filing a claim under the federal Jones Act-provided that negligence or unseaworthiness is the fault of the accident.
Don't assume that your doctor did everything possible to prevent causing your injury or to keep your condition from worsening. While most medical practitioners are sincere in their intention to provide care, they do make mistakes, and can be held legally liable for the suffering which ensues.
When cars and motorcycles collide, the rider is at far greater risk of injury, whether from the force of impact or from being thrown from the bike or being pinned against a guardrail. Broken bones, brain injury, severe road rash, spinal cord injury and death are common in motorcycle accidents.
Recovering financial compensation for your injuries depends on proving that your accident was caused by the careless or reckless behavior and actions of the other party. Everyone in our society has a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing accidents, and you have a right to sue for negligence.
Nursing Home Abuse
Don't hesitate to contact us if you believe that an elderly family member is suffering any type of abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility. By suing for damages, you may not only be able to recover financial compensation for your loved one, but could also expose the situation and protect others from suffering similar harm.
Pedestrians who are struck by automobiles frequently suffer catastrophic injuries or are killed, and whether you have been hit or if your child has been struck by a car, we will fight for your right to a fair settlement by proving that the driver is at fault for the accident.
Property owners have a legal duty to take reasonable precaution to safeguard guests and patrons from harm, and can be held liable for accidents when it is proven that the owner knew-or should have known-about the conditions which caused the injury and failed to take action to resolve the matter.
Slip & Fall
A slip and fall can be a life-changing event, as it may result in a debilitating traumatic brain injury or even partial or total paralysis from an injury to the spinal cord. We will investigate the circumstances of your fall, such as a wet floor, uneven stairs or a cluttered or poorly lit walkway.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries to the spinal cord can have a devastating effect on the life of an accident victim, with paralyzing conditions such as paraplegia or quadriplegia making it difficult or impossible to earn an income or even to fully enjoy life.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Anyone who owns a swimming pool has a responsibility to safeguard the premises against the risk of serious injury or death, such as by providing proper safety equipment and by installing a fence to bar unsupervised children from accessing the area. Failure to do so may lead to a lawsuit after an accident.
Has a truck driver injured you or killed a family member in a collision? Driving while fatigued or drunk, reckless vehicle handling or driving with excessive loads are all common causes of semi-truck collisions, and whether you were struck from behind or if you were hurt in a jackknife, rollover or underride accident we want to help you.
An attorney from our firm is ready to meet with you to discuss your legal options for pursuing compensation over the death of a loved one. If another party is at fault for the accident, we may be able to help you recover a settlement to cover all your financial losses, as well as damages for your emotional pain and suffering.
Contact a Brevard County injury lawyer today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options and to learn how much you could receive in a settlement.