Personal Injury In 2019: What You Should Know.
Staff |15 January 2020
The Lewis Law Group has been providing legal services to the Treasure Coast of Florida for the past 45 years. Our main areas of practice are personal injury, criminal defense, labor and employment law, medical malpractice and commercial litigation. Over the years we’ve dealt with a lot of different clients and we know that sometimes clients are pressured by friends, family and even insurance companies to settle their personal injury case or workplace dispute without a lawyer. However, this isn’t always the best avenue. In this article we explore published statistics for some of the more common legal cases from our practice areas and we invite you to consider how many persons would’ve been cheated of a favorable solution if they’d settled their case instead of consulting with an attorney.
Individuals are highly susceptible to injury, especially at the hands of another person’s negligence. Consider this: in 2018, 402,592 crashes were reported in the state of Florida alone. Of those 402,592 accidents, there were 3,174 fatalities and 254,873 injuries (The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles). In that same year, 6, 575 total bicycle crashes and 9,122 total motorcycle crashes were also recorded by The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Most people have no idea how much an injury from an accident can affect their own lives as well as the lives of their families until one actually happens. This is when you need attorneys experienced in the law and the local court systems to represent you.
Our firm covers cases other than personal injury cases. We also deal with employment and labor law cases. According to whattobecome.com, In 2018, a total of 76,418 discrimination charges were filed in the US. (Source: US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). If there’s one thing this shows us, it’s that workplace discrimination isn’t an isolated issue and it’s not something to be swept under the carpet or ignored. In this same report, it showed that there was a 13.6% increase in sexual harassment cases in 2018 compared to 2017. Largely due to the #MeToo movement, more women are mustering the confidence to speak up about the injustices they face in the workplace (Source: US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). You do not have to put up with a workplace where employees are being bullied, victimized, coerced, or otherwise made to endure an unbearable work situation. Contact the lawyers at the Lewis Law Group to help you through your case.
While not as common as personal injury or employment law, medical malpractice occurs more often than most people think. According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors and negligence. This makes medical malpractice the third-leading cause of death in the United States. A lot of medical malpractice cases never even get filed because people don’t know they’ve been a victim. Experienced attorneys like those at the Lewis Law Group can help you determine if you have a viable case or not and help you fight for the result you deserve.
If you find yourself dealing with a personal injury, employment law or medical malpractice case, don’t become one of the statistics. Our wide range of expertise in the fields of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Criminal Defense has been proven. Our attorneys are thoroughly familiar with the Federal Court System and the Court Systems in St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County and Martin County as well as the Fifteenth and Nineteenth District Courts. We are relentless, aggressive and not afraid to litigate your case. Additionally, we’ll provide you with a free confidential consultation regarding any of the questions or concerns you may have. Contact us to find out if you require an attorney. It costs nothing to be sure!