Joe Osborne & Greg Francis, Personal Injury Lawyers & Founders of Osborne & Francis
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West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyers

Hire a West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury lawsuits can be complex, especially when you’re still trying to recover from the injury. At Osborne & Francis, our goal is to alleviate your burdens through customized legal services and support.

Whether you’ve suffered an injury due to a car accident, medical malpractice, a slip and fall, or other injury situation, the West Palm Beach lawyers at Osborne & Francis are on hand to represent you throughout the legal process.

Our team of injury attorneys has a proven track record of returning significant verdicts and awards on behalf of our clients. We can serve as your advocates to pursue the justice and compensation you deserve under personal injury laws.

It’s important to have a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer on your side if you’re dealing with a personal injury claim. Contact us at (561) 293-2600 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your injury case. You don’t have to face these challenges alone — we are here to guide you and help you get back to a better quality of life. 

Watch our video to learn how a personal injury lawyer from Osborne & Francis can help you with your lawsuit. 

Video Transcript

So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

What Kind of Compensation Can West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Secure?

You may be entitled to financial compensation if you’ve been injured on account of another person’s negligence or misconduct. A personal injury lawyer can help you secure compensation that may cover:

  • Medical costs: A qualified injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation to reimburse you for past and future medical costs. These can include medication expenses, hospital bills, costs of surgeries, medical equipment, and rehabilitation. 
  • Pain and suffering: Injuries can often cause significant amounts of pain and suffering in the victim. A settlement or financial award can factor in such distress resulting from an injury. 
  • Lost wages: You may be entitled to compensation if your injury caused you to miss work, or has affected your ability to generate a salary in the future. Your attorney can help calculate the amounts you are owed.
  • Punitive awards: In some instances, you may be entitled to a punitive award, which is intended to punish the misconduct and discourage similar actions in the future. Such awards are typically issued by the court in cases where the defendant was particularly reckless or careless.
  • Wrongful death costs: If the injury has resulted in a person passing away, a lawsuit can cover wrongful death expenses, such as burial costs and loss of household income.

The amount of compensation available in a personal injury case will depend on many factors, including the severity of the injury, the liability involved, and even the skill and experience of the attorney. As such, it’s important to find a lawyer who has direct experience in handling your specific type of lawsuit.

Statistical Study: Pedestrian Accidents in Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County has one of the higher accident rates in the state for pedestrian-related incidents. For instance, in a one-year period, 646 pedestrian crashes, 57 pedestrian fatalities, and 528 pedestrian injuries were recorded in the area. 

The high rate of such accidents in West Palm Beach and other Florida locations may be due to a lack of pedestrian-friendly roads, high foot traffic areas, crowded intersections, and other factors.

Accidents involving pedestrians can be particularly serious in nature and can lead to severe injury. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident or any other type of personal injury situation, contact Osborne & Francis at (561) 293-2600 for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

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What Types of Accident Cases Can a West Palm Beach Injury Law Firm Handle?

A reputable personal injury law firm is able to handle a broad range of accidents and cases where a person was harmed by the negligence of another. 

At Osborne & Francis, we have a long history of experience handling cases such as: 

  • Car, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian injuries: These cover injury claims involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and traffic situations. We are able to assist those injured by negligent, drunk, or distracted driving. We also handle cases where cyclists or pedestrians are injured.
  • Dangerous products: We handle product liability cases that involve product recalls, defective or dangerous goods, consumer good injuries, and dangerous medicines.
  • Medical malpractice claims: Medical malpractice cases involve injuries or medical conditions caused by the negligence of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Hospital negligence claims can involve the negligence of many people or even an entire organization. Medical product injuries can also be the focus of such claims.
  • Premises liability: These types of cases involve injuries that occur on another person’s property as a result of unsafe conditions. These can include such locations as stores, businesses, or neighborhood residences. Hazards can include unmaintained sidewalks, inadequate security, slippery floors, or dangerous swimming pools.
  • Work or construction accidents: A qualified lawyer can also provide assistance for injuries that occur at worksites or construction areas. Workers' compensation claims can involve a complex set of laws, but a lawyer can help pursue the appropriate legal remedy. 
  • Maritime and boating accidents: Injury lawyers can also assist with lawsuits that occur on the waters, including cruise ship injuries, boating injuries, cruise ship claims, and personal watercraft accidents.

Each injury case is different, and involves distinct laws, legal concepts, and forms of evidence. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to render the specific types of legal services that are needed for each unique type of case.

What Does a West Palm Beach Injury Lawyer Do For Your Case?

An injury attorney performs critical tasks to help you navigate the legal system and obtain the ideal outcome for your claim. 

An injury lawyer can perform several key functions, such as:

  • Investigation: An attorney will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, as well as the applicable laws. They will be able to secure evidence, interview key witnesses, and prepare important documents for your case.
  • Negotiation: Personal injury lawyers have a unique skill set that includes negotiating with the opposing party and insurance companies for a fair outcome. Without an attorney, it may be difficult to negotiate on your own for a strong settlement.
  • Litigation: If a resolution is not reached through settlement negotiations, an attorney can pursue a lawsuit in court. Our lawyers can formulate a strong legal strategy and present your case to advocate on your behalf. 

After an injury or accident, we understand that you may be facing extreme difficulties, including financial hardships and physical recovery and rehabilitation. It is our job as attorneys to handle these tasks for you, so you can focus on getting better and being with your family and loved ones. We work hard to achieve the maximum amount of compensation under the law.

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How long will my personal injury lawsuit take?

E. Holland

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Dennis and the other Osborne & Francis staff were amazing! Our case was HUGE and required tender loving care. Everyone on our case did their part by putting all the puzzle pieces together. We were given step by step updates and put at ease when our nerves got the best of us. For every inquiry we made we received a timely response...You are appreciated!

J. Davis

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“I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer/ firm — everything was done professionally exactly how I wanted. Due to COVID my personal attorney Mr. Garcia was still able to make things work in a timely manner and he never made me feel like he wasn’t working. Overall I’m happy with how my case turned out and I would recommend him and this law firm to anyone. 100% satisfied.”

Erica F.

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"Best personal injury attorney around, I could not be happier! I was seriously injured in a car accident and Osborne and Francis helped me through the entire process. I was blown away by how knowledgeable the staff and attorneys are at this incredible law firm. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to friends and family!"

C. Smith

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

T. Andrews

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

Alfred

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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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Contact an Experienced West Palm Beach Personal Injury Law Firm

If you’ve been injured in West Palm Beach or the surrounding areas, having the right attorney on your side can make all the difference. The lawyers at Osborne & Francis are deeply familiar with the local laws and court systems and can guide you on the path towards justice for your losses.

Why Hire Osborne & Francis

Our legal team possesses years of experience in returning favorable results for the clients we represent. We have a proven track record of verdicts and settlements, and are well-equipped to represent the injured in a wide range of cases. We understand that each client is unique, and so we tailor our strategies to provide custom services for each situation. 

If you have been injured in any way due to another’s actions, you don’t need to face your challenges alone. Your well-being is our first priority, and we are on hand to guide you with compassion and care. Contact us at (561) 293-2600 to schedule a free consultation to determine your next steps and options.

Frequently Asked Questions

West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawsuit FAQs

How long will my personal injury lawsuit take?

For injury lawsuits, there is no average time that the legal process will take to complete. Each claim is distinct and will depend on various factors, such as the: 

  • Severity of the injuries: More serious or complex injuries may take longer to investigate
  • Complexity of the claim: The more nuanced the legal issues, the longer it can take to resolve the case
  • Legal jurisdiction: Different areas and jurisdictions may have varying timelines and processes 
  • Statute of limitations (filing deadline): There are usually specific filing deadlines and requirements associated with each personal injury lawsuit

Working with a personal injury attorney is crucial to ensuring your case moves along in a timely manner. An experienced lawyer can ensure that no requirements are missed, so you don’t have any gaps or delays in your lawsuit.

What type of proof or evidence is needed for a personal injury claim?

Personal injury lawsuits must be supported by sound proof and evidence. An experienced injury lawyer can assist in gathering and preparing evidence, which can include:

  • Accident reports
  • Medical records and receipts
  • Pay stubs (for lost wages)
  • Files or documents related to the injury
  • Witness statements 
  • Photos or video

In some injury lawsuits, the assistance of a medical expert witness may be needed. Such medical professionals can provide useful testimony regarding the injury claim.

When should I contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer?

It is in your best interests to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you discover your injury or medical condition. It’s important that you seek medical attention and don’t delay in contacting a lawyer so you can understand your legal rights. Your attorney can protect your rights as you pursue compensation for your losses.

Also, filing deadlines will apply to all injury lawsuits. You may lose your right to obtain a legal remedy if you miss such deadlines or requirements. Contact an attorney as soon as you are able if you have questions about pursuing legal action.

Is it worth hiring a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney?

Trying to pursue a lawsuit without hiring an attorney may prove to be difficult. An experienced injury attorney can help calculate the potential value of your claim and inform you of what your legal rights are. They will also be able to negotiate on your behalf when dealing with other actors like insurance agents or companies. 

With an attorney on your side, you can focus on your healing and recovery during this critical time.