For those who are the active, outdoorsy types, Florida offers limitless possibilities. Beaches, parks, rivers, trails and lakes are ready to provide residents and visitors hours of entertainment, exercise, and relaxation. The last thing that anyone wants to consider while engaging in recreational activities is the complicated issues that will arise following a serious injury.
Unfortunately, this will be a reality for many. Negligence, defective equipment, and dangerous factors outside of the victim's control can all lead to major medical issues that will likely turn a life upside down. Costly bills, loss of wages and rehabilitation are just some of the problems that will likely surface following a recreational accident.
When involved in a recreational accident, it is important to work with a qualified personal injury attorney who can approach the litigation process in a professional and productive manner. Strong legal counsel will help you identify the offending party, prove negligence and demand compensation.
A focused, decisive and measured approach is necessary to give you the best opportunity to reach a favorable resolution. Our firm, The Law Offices of James B. Coulter, has been working on personal injury cases stemming from recreational accidents and hotel negligence for many years and will bring this working knowledge of Florida laws and courtroom procedure to develop a strong and provable legal strategy.
As a comprehensive practice, we are ready to take control of every element in the lawsuit process, including gathering evidence, analyzing police reports and legal documents, using technology to produce a fact-based re-creation of the incident and evaluating the costs resulting from the injury. This is all done at little financial risk to our clients. Working on a contingency basis, we offer our services based on performance and not hours. With our interests aligned directly with yours, there is little doubt that we will do everything in our power to help you achieve your legal goals.
Located in Melbourne, The Law Offices of James B. Coulter is a convenient option for those injured in Brevard County, Orange County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Indian River County and Osceola County. This includes Melbourne, as well as Palm Bay, Titusville, Rockledge, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, and nearby communities. To schedule a time to meet with our attorney, contact us at (321) 586-9944 or send an online message today.
Cruise Ship Accidents – Florida is a popular destination for cruise ships. While on these ships, there are many potential situations in which an injury can occur. Some such causes include slip and falls, navigation errors leading to quick shifts in direction and crew member negligence, just to name a few.
Sporting Accidents – A pickup game or structured league can be a particularly risky scenario when it comes to sports injuries. Improper equipment, dysfunctional equipment, uneven surfaces and personal negligence are common reasons for injury.
Swimming Pool Accidents – Swimming pools can be danger zones when it comes to injury risk, with many issues arising, such as slippery surfaces, negligent staff, broken gates, broken equipment, improper chemicals and lack of proper signage.
Boating Accidents – With a huge amount of coast, rivers, and lakes, there are many boating situations that can result in injury, such as reckless boating, boating under the influence and negligent manufacturing, among others.
ATV Accidents – All-terrain vehicles are particularly dangerous because of the inherent lack of protection. Not only do injuries occur due to reckless driving, excessive speeds and driving without a helmet, there are also many vehicles that have manufacturing defects that could lead to operation issues.
Amusement Park Accidents – Florida is home to a large amount of amusement and theme parks. There are countless ways to get injured while visiting these places, with the most common being slip and fall, dysfunctional equipment, lack of proper signage and negligent staff.
Park Accidents – There are many public parks throughout Florida and all of them come with the risk of injury. Improper signage and malfunctioning equipment could contribute to accidents.
Beach Accidents – Although in many situations, going in the water is at your own peril, but if you are on private or commercial property, and incur an injury, you may be eligible to sue for compensation if negligence was involved.
During personal injury litigation, your attorney will pursue damages. Whether you are a Florida native with injuries or you were involved in an out-of-state tourist accident, the process can be complicated. Damages are the cost related to the injuries sustained, and can be both economic and non-economic. The common damages are broken down into the following groups:
Recreation Safety – This link directs you to the Banner Health Services recreation safety web page. On this page, you will be able to look up safety tips regarding many different kinds of recreational activities, including biking, hiking, playgrounds, skating, school sports, and information on how to react during inclement weather, such as lightning.
Safe Kids Worldwide – This link will send you to the Safe Kids website. The sports and recreation page offers a great deal of information on playground safety, tips and video on safety, additional useful websites and how the different age groups should act during activities.
U.S. Army – Recreational Safety – Clicking here will send you to the Fort Campbell outdoor and recreation safety page. The site contains information and resources on outdoor safety (weather, trail safety), hunting and boat and water safety.
The litigation process should begin immediately following an accident. While you are healing from your injuries, we will be developing a case that pinpoints the negligent party and proves why they are responsible for the costs related to the accident.
We employ an objective, scientific approach that focuses primarily on the relevant details of the case while using our substantial courtroom experience to effectively articulate the rationale behind the lawsuit. We will work towards a beneficial settlement amount in a timely manner but are more than willing to fight for you in court.
Our main office is in Melbourne, making us a convenient option for many individuals throughout Central Florida. This includes Viera, Merritt Island, Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Deltona, De Land, Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Vero Beach, Fellsmere, Kissimmee and Saint Cloud, among others. To schedule a time to meet with our legal team in a free and confidential consultation, please call (321) 586-9944 or send an online message today.