Auto Accidents and Personal Injury Cases
Other Personal Injury and Related Cases
In addition to auto, truck, and motorcycle accident cases, North Port injury lawyer, James Keim, handles the following types of personal injury and related cases on a contingency fee and cost basis: Wrongful Death, Insurance Claims and Disputes, Injuries Occurring on Business Property, Electrocution, Burn and Power Line Injuries, Construction and Building Site Injuries, Medication and Pharmacy Errors, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect, Medical, Nursing and Hospital Malpractice, and Physical and Sexual Abuse.
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Wrongful Death Cases; Loss of Life as a Result of Negligence
The loss of a loved one is traumatic enough, but can also have devastating financial consequences for a family. Under Florida law, certain family members may recover damages when they have lost a loved one as a result of negligence, neglect, or abuse. Florida's law, however, restricts such claims to a limited timeframe -- a timeframe that is much shorter than what is allowed for most other types of claims. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible if you suspect negligence in causing the wrongful death of a family member. I have prosecuted cases of wrongful death that arose out of automobile, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, as well as, nursing home abuse and professional malpractice. If you have questions pertaining to a claim for wrongful death, please do not hesitate to give me a call. Common damages awarded in a Florida wrongful death case include: funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of net accumulations, and loss of the value of present and future income and family support. It can help to have an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer on your side. Call me, an experienced Florida wrongful death lawyer in North Port, Florida, for a free, confidential consultation at (941) 426-7900. North Port wrongful death lawyer, James Keim, has personal legal experience handling wrongful death cases in Sarasota County and Charlotte County and will strive to obtain justice and the maximum compensation for you that is available under Florida law.
Insurance Claims and Disputes; Is an Insurance Company Failing to Honor a Policy?
If you need to make an insurance claim due to a loss involving injury or property, an attorney can advise you as to your rights and help you obtain maximum value for your loss. As an experienced insurance law attorney, North Port lawyer, James Keim, can explain the various types of coverage, the concept of no-fault insurance, the insurer's duty to pay, and the deadlines for making various claims. “I review the applicable insurance policies with my clients and advise them of their legal rights without charge during a free consultation.” Insurance companies often fail to honor their contractual obligations to their policyholders and pay benefits. All too commonly, disputes arise regarding: Homeowner's Insurance Policies, Life Insurance Policies, Disability Insurance Policies, Long Term Care Insurance Policies, Automobile Insurance Policies, Business Insurance Policies, Professional Liability Insurance Policies, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policies. Feel free to call and schedule a free consultation to review your insurance policy and discuss your insurance dispute claim. North Port Law Firm of Attorney James Keim, P.A. also handles claims involving Insurance Bad Faith. If you would like to discuss an insurance claim, please feel free to call North Port attorney, James Keim, for a no obligation, free consultation today at (941) 426-7900.
When an insurance company fails to honor the terms of an insurance policy when it could and should do so in furtherance of the interests of its insured, the insurance company is said to be acting in “Bad Faith.” A finding of bad faith may subject the insurance company to liability for damages significantly greater than the original amount of the insurance policy limits, as well as punitive damages and payment of attorney fees. If you feel that an insurance company is acting in “Bad Faith,” call me today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal rights and remedies. I am an experienced Florida insurance claims lawyer who will strive to help you obtain maximum value on your claim.
Having Trouble Understanding An Insurance Policy?
If you are having difficulty understanding a provision in an insurance policy, please feel free to call North Port lawyer, James Keim, at (941) 426-7900 to schedule a free consultation, during which time I will review your insurance policy and explain it to you free of charge.
Injuries Occurring on Business Property
Under Florida law, business owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe and reasonable manner. Often times, injuries and death may result from an owner’s failure to use reasonable care in maintaining their property. Examples include:
- Unsafe sidewalks, open holes, pits or potholes that cause injury;
- Unsafe operation of business or mode of business operation;
- Unsafe equipment on business property;
- Negligent security;
- Failing to properly supervise recreational facilities;
- Electrical and fire hazards on property;
It makes sense to take many photographs of the scene and defective condition on the property as soon as possible after receiving medical attention for the injury. This allows evidence to be preserved despite subsequent repair or in the event a property owner attempts to cover up their negligence. Frequently, it is discovered that a business failed to comply with a national, state or local code or ordinance, that if followed, could have prevented or reduced the risk of injury in the first place. An experienced Florida personal injury lawyer can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries and strive to hold them accountable for their negligent acts or omissions. Please call me for a free, confidential consultation and evaluation of your claim at (941) 426-7900.
North Port attorney, James Keim, has direct experience handling business premises liability cases in Florida and will strive to obtain justice and the maximum compensation for you under law.
Electrocution, Burn and Power Line Injuries Law
Violations of the National Fire and Electric Safety Code, which is referenced and incorporated into law within the Florida Statutes, often result in serious injury and death or damage to property. If you suspect that a fire or electrical related injury was caused by someone’s negligence or failure to conform to relevant safety codes, call today for a free consultation and evaluation of your potential claim. It is important to not delay in taking action so that evidence may be preserved and so that an independent investigation can be undertaken to protect your rights.
North Port injury lawyer, James Keim, has direct legal experience handling electrocution and burn injury cases in Florida and will strive to obtain justice and the maximum compensation for you under law.
Workplace, Construction and Building Site Injuries Law
If you are a worker or the family member of a deceased worker who has been injured or killed in the workplace or on a jobsite as a result of the negligence of someone other than the immediate employer, you may be entitled to compensation over and above what is allowed by the Florida workers compensation law. Examples include:
Tom Smith is a delivery driver for a major business equipment supplier. While on the job, his vehicle is rear-ended by another driver, sending Tom to the hospital with serious injuries. Even though he was working at the time of collision, under Florida law, Tom is not limited to collecting workers compensation. He may pursue an independent claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Mike Jones works for a well known painting contractor. He is sent by his employer to a commercial job-site where the building owner or a contractor has already erected scaffolding for Mike to use to complete the job. While painting, the scaffolding collapses and Mike is killed. His surviving spouse is not limited to collecting worker’s compensation even though Mike was on the job at the time of his death. She may bring an independent claim for wrongful death against the property owner and person or company who negligently erected the scaffolding.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury in the workplace or on a jobsite as a result of the negligence of someone other than the employer, please call me for a free consultation and evaluation of your legal rights at (941) 426-7900. North Port attorney, James Keim has experience handling workplace, construction, and building site cases in Florida and will strive to obtain the maximum compensation for you under law.
Medication and Pharmacy Errors Law
As pharmacies and their employees are working harder to serve an expanding aging population, mistakes are increasing in the filling, labeling, and dispensing of the medicines and prescriptions they sell. Every year, thousands of individuals are injured or killed as a result of a prescription or medication error. Examples of errors that may occur include:
Misreading a physician’s prescription and failing to verify its correctness before dispensing;
Filling a prescription with the wrong drug;
Mislabeling the bottle with incorrect dosage instructions; and,
Failing to consider and warn of adverse drug interactions when filling multiple prescriptions.
Each year, thousands of individuals are seriously injured, paralyzed, and killed as a result of medication and pharmacy errors. If you believe or suspect that you or a loved one has received a prescription in error, contact your physician AND pharmacist immediately before taking it.
Useful information regarding adverse reactions, side effects, and proper dosage amounts, as well as photographs of the actual medicine in capsule, tablet and other forms may be found in the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR) publication. North Port lawyer, James Keim, has experience handling medication error and pharmacy negligence cases in Florida and will strive to obtain the maximum compensation for you under law.
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Abuse and Neglect Law
Bed sores, broken bones, dehydration, malnutrition, bowel impactions, medication errors, infections, scabies, lacerations, sexual abuse and unexplained injuries are just a few examples of potential nursing home and assisted living facility neglect and abuse. All nursing home and assisted living facility residents in Florida have "Resident Rights." These resident rights are listed in Chapter 400 of the Florida Statutes. If a nursing home or ALF violates any of these "Resident Rights," it may be possible to hold the nursing home or ALF accountable for their actions or omissions. Contact an experienced nursing home attorney as soon as possible after you suspect abuse and neglect. A knowledgeable attorney can guide you and advise you as to the proper steps to take. I have provided legal consultation on hundreds of cases of neglect and abuse, and am available to assist you if you have questions regarding a family member, friend, or loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Claims against nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida are governed by a shortened statute of limitations. Not much time exists to investigate and pursue these claims. Therefore, it is important to take action immediately upon discovering or suspecting that medical negligence has been committed.
Complaints about a Florida nursing home or assisted living facility may be made to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA).
North Port nursing home abuse lawyer, James Keim, has personal legal experience handling nursing home and assisted living abuse and neglect cases in Florida and will strive to obtain the maximum compensation for you under law. To hold a nursing home or ALF accountable for the abuse and neglect of its patients is justice for the aggrieved and for greater society at large. Call North Port lawyer, James Keim, today to discuss your case at (941) 426-7900.
Social Security Disability Claims
Statistically, most people who file for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration are initially turned down. Do not despair... North Port Lawyer James Keim strives to help Social Security Disability claimants obtain the benefits that they may be rightfully entitled to under law.
In order to meet the requirements, an individual seeking disability benefits must come within the Social Security Administration's definition of "disabled" and possess a sufficient past work history with payments made into the Social Security system. Under Social Security guidelines, you are disabled if:
- You cannot perform the work that you did previously;
- The SSA determines that you cannot adjust to other work due to one or more medical problems you suffer from; and,
- Your disability has 1) lasted for one year or longer or 2) is expected to last for at least one year or longer, or 3) can be expected to result in death.
James Keim has handled Social Security claims before the Administration and works on a contingency fee and cost basis. You pay no money to the law firm out of your pocket to pursue your claim. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your Social Security claim, call (941) 426-7900.
Medical, Nursing and Hospital Malpractice Law
Every year, nearly 100,000 people die in hospitals and healthcare facilities as a result of medical negligence. As recognized by a recent study conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), three of the most common problems are:
- Infections such as MRSA and VRE;
- Institutionally acquired pneumonia; and,
- Pressure sores - also known as bedsores.
Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare facility or provider fails to offer medical care to a patient that meets or exceeds the recognized accepted standard of care, thereby resulting in injury to or the death of the patient. Claims against healthcare providers in Florida are governed by a shortened statute of limitations. Not much time exists to investigate and pursue these claims. Therefore, it is important to take action and contact an attorney immediately upon discovering or suspecting that medical negligence has been committed. North Port lawyer, James Keim, possesses years of direct legal experience handling medical, nursing and hospital malpractice cases in Florida and will strive to get justice and the maximum compensation for you under law. Call North Port attorney, James Keim today at (941) 426-7900 to discuss your case.
Physical and Sexual Abuse
Physical and sexual abuse may occur in many different settings and, unfortunately, can effect a wide demographic range -- from the very young to the elderly in all walks of life.
- Daycare and Childcare Facilities;
- Elementary School, Middle School and High School;
- Youth Sports, Youth Clubs and Youth-Related Organizations;
- Group Homes, Foster Care and Confinement Facilities;
- In the workplace;
- Attacks on Business Property Lacking Adequate Security, such as Hotels, etc.;
- Religious institutions;
- Psychiatric and Residential Treatment Facilities; and,
- Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, and Other Healthcare Facilities;
If you or a loved becomes the victim of physical or sexual abuse, seek medical attention and counseling, if necessary, and contact your local law enforcement authority to report the crime. North Port attorney, James Keim, is available to discuss your legal rights during a free, confidential consultation. I possess direct legal experience handling physical and sexual abuse cases in Florida and will strive to obtain justice and the maximum compensation for you under law. Call North Port injury lawyer James Keim today at (941) 426-7900 to discuss your case.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
North Port injury lawyer, James Keim, handles cases involving injuries caused by dogs and other dangerous animals. In addition to a common law negligence claim, Florida Statute Chapter 767 provides a statutory cause of action against the owner of any dog in Florida who permits their dog to bite another. I have personal legal experience handling dog bite cases in Florida and will strive to obtain the maximum compensation for you under law. If you or a family member has been bitten or attacked by a dangerous dog or animal, call North Port lawyer, James Keim, at (941) 426-7900 for a free consultation and learn about your legal right to pursue an injury claim.
Drunk Driving and Dram Shop Cases
Each year, drunk drivers kill thousands of motorists, motorcyclists and pedestrians in the United States. Often, these illegal drivers leave a drinking establishment or social club where they have been served with excessive amounts of alcohol. Florida’s Dram Shop Act prohibits these establishment operators from willfully and unlawfully selling or furnishing alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of alcohol. I have personal legal experience handling personal injury cases involving drunk drivers and negligent drinking establishments in Florida and will strive to obtain the maximum compensation for you under law.
Drunk drivers often carry little to no bodily injury insurance coverage on their insurance policies. For this reason, it is extremely important to protect you and your family by purchasing adequate amounts of uninsured / underinsured motorist coverage on your own insurance policy. If you are hit by a driver without insurance coverage or an adequate amount of coverage based on your injuries, then your own insurer will be obligated to step in and pay for your damages. Local North Port attorney, James Keim, has experience handling drunk driving accident injury claims and claims for injury under Florida’s dram shop liability law. Call the North Port Law Firm of Attorney James Keim, P.A. today at (941) 426-7900 to discuss your case.
Injuries Caused By Negligent Operation of Boats, Jet-skis, and other Watercraft
Each year, thousands of Florida residents and vacationers are seriously injured and killed due to the negligent and unsafe operation of boats, jet-skis, and other watercraft. Inexperience and alcohol often contribute to the occurrence of these incidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a marine accident, it is important to take action without delay. Special time limits apply to these claims under Florida law. Please fee l free to call North Port injury lawyer, James Keim, to discuss your potential claim today at (941) 426-7900.
Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Cancer Claims
Each year, thousands of citizens are diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma cancer. These cancers are caused by exposure to asbestos. Detection is often delayed because symptoms usually do not surface until many years have passed from the time of initial exposure. For decades, workers in various occupations and fields were subjected and exposed to harmful asbestos fibers by their employers on a routine or even daily basis, completely unaware of the potential threat that these materials posed to them. If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma, you and your family have important legal rights. North Port injury lawyer, James Keim, is available to answer your legal questions by calling (941) 426-7900.
Injured As a Part-Time Florida Resident or While On Vacation in Florida?
If you are a seasonal resident in the area or have been injured while vacationing or visiting Florida, North Port personal injury lawyer, James Keim, can assist you with your Florida claim for damages. Attorney James Keim has represented citizens of many states throughout the USA as well as citizens of Canada and other countries in personal injury claims that occurred while the client was temporarily in Florida.
Other Personal Injury Matters
The North Port Law Firm of Attorney James Keim, P.A. handles other types of claims where injury or death has occurred as a result of negligence. Please feel free to call North Port injury lawyer, James Keim at (941) 426-7900 to discuss your potential claim. Attorney James Keim has over 15 years of direct experience handling a wide range of accident and personal injury claim matters. If you have been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, please feel free to call North Port attorney, James Keim, today for a free consultation.
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