Jupiter Personal Injury Lawyers
Serving Palm Beach County & the Surrounding Areas
If you or someone you care about was harmed by the negligent, reckless, or wrongful conduct of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Smith, Ball & Báez, our Jupiter personal injury lawyers provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation to victims of all types of accidents and traumatic events, as well as the surviving family members of those wrongfully killed. Our attorneys bring decades of collective experience to their practice of law; we are known throughout the community for our dedication to our clients and our willingness to go to trial to secure the maximum compensation they are owed.
What Types of Cases Does Smith, Ball & Báez Handle?
Founded with the goal of providing our clients with a high level of service, attention, and support, Smith, Ball & Báez handles all types of personal injury matters. Our attorneys devote 100 percent of their practice to this area of law and have years of experience representing clients in all types of complex claims.
We regularly represent individuals and families throughout Palm Beach County in cases involving:
- Boat accidents
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
We recognize that our clients are navigating some of the toughest, most challenging times in their lives. Our team is empathetic to what you and your family are going through, and we have the necessary resources, skills, and experience to help you fight for the justice and fair compensation you deserve.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
When you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you are seeking financial compensation for “damages,” or losses related to your accident and/or injury.
There are two different types of damages available under Florida personal injury laws:
- Compensatory Damages: These are specific losses for which the plaintiff (the party bringing the claim) can be compensated. They include both economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
- Punitive Damages: These are meant to punish the defendant (the party against whom the claim is brought) for acts of egregious negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional infliction of injury and/or harm.
Most personal injury lawsuits result in an award of compensatory damages. While punitive damages are somewhat rarer, they may be available depending on the specifics of your case.
For more information on damages, including the types of damages you may be entitled to receive and the potential overall value of your case, contact Smith, Ball & Báez for a free, no-obligation consultation.
What Is the Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
The statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is four years from the date of the injury (in most cases). Sometimes, if an injury is not/cannot be discovered right away, the statute of limitations may be “tolled,” or deferred, until the date on which the injury was discovered/could have been discovered. For example, if someone develops a hospital-acquired infection but does not receive a diagnosis for months, the four-year filing deadline may not begin until the date on which the person receives a diagnosis.
If you suspect that someone else may be legally responsible for the incident that led to your injuries, we encourage you to reach out to our team sooner rather than later. When you contact us, we will immediately begin investigating your case and working to identify the liable party. Our Jupiter personal injury lawyers can put together powerful evidence in support of your case and fight to recover every penny you are owed.
There Are No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
At Smith, Ball & Báez, we understand that paying for a personal injury lawyer when you are already dealing with unexpected financial challenges can seem overwhelming. However, many studies have found that people who work with attorneys tend to recover better settlements than those who try to resolve their personal injury cases themselves. What’s more, an attorney will be able to aggressively pursue your case and represent you at trial, if necessary.
We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay any upfront attorney fees or out-of-pocket litigation expenses when you work with our team. Instead, we collect reimbursement for our services only at the successful conclusion of your case. At this time, our attorney fees are paid via a percentage of your settlement or verdict. In other words, if we do not recover compensation on your behalf, you do not pay.
Over $100 Million Recovered
Our results speak for themselves, and our team is dedicated to winning for you.
AV-Rated With Martindale Hubbell
We are ranked by the most prestigious peer review rating an attorney can receive for high ethical standards and professional ability.
Over 65 Years of Experience
With over 65 years of combined experience, our attorneys know what it takes to win for you while adhering to the highest ethical standards.
Our attorneys are committed to excellence and are recognized for their hard work with many accolades from the legal community.
We're Not Afraid to Litigate
We're trial lawyers at heart and don't shy away from the courtroom; we'll put our compassionate tenacity to work for you.
A Florida Firm With Extensive Resources
No case is too big; we'll utilize our large network of experts, connections in the legal community, and deep well of resources to help you win.