Kay Harper Williams explains why she became a personal injury attorney.
When you are injured in a motor vehicle, the insurance claim process that follows can be confusing and complex. You will be contacted by different insurance companies, have medical bills that need to be paid, damage to your vehicle that needs to be repaired, and miss time from work that results in lost income. If you feel your accident was caused by someone else, you should understand all of the options available to you before speaking with any insurance company. Call an African-American personal injury lawyer in Jacksonville or Gainesville. Call Kay Harper Williams to discuss your case.
The legal definition of wrongful death is straightforward. It happens when a person dies because of a wrongful act of another. For example, a drunk driver crashes into another car and kills one of the passengers. A factory worker is killed on the job because the company he worked for failed to make necessary safety upgrades. But no textbook definition can express the anguish a family suffers after losing a loved one in these or similar scenarios. It cannot express the impact of the death on their lives, from the emotional suffering to the financial hardships that often accompany such tragedies. We are here to help you through it and fight for compensation. Call Kay Harper Williams to discuss your case.
Unfortunately, violent crimes happen where we live, work, shop, and play. Negligent security claims allow the victim of violence, or in the case of death, the family of the victim, to bring a claim against the owner of the property where the crime occurred. Many times the property owner has failed to provide adequate security at the apartment complex, hotel, store, nightclub, or other establishment where our client was harmed. We represent victims of:
If you were or a loved one was the victim of a violent attack, call Kay Harper Williams to discuss your case.
Although most motorcycle enthusiasts make certain that they are acting in a safe manner, they are often helpless when it comes to protecting themselves from the negligent actions of other drivers. When someone is driving in a careless or reckless manner, the results can be devastating for those riding motorcycles. Severe injuries and even death can occur. If you have or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, let Kay Harper Williams help.
Semi-truck accidents can cause catastrophic harm and even death. We will take steps to secure critical evidence because we know that the trucking companies are there to defend the truck driver and deny the harmed families and individuals their rights.
If you were or a loved one was involved in an accident with a semi truck, let Kay Harper Williams help.
Slip and fall injuries are common and happen at private residences, on business properties, and other locations. Compensation for the injury itself and related medical bills is a complicated and difficult process. Acting promptly can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Below, read our tips on what to do after a slip and fall.
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Should I call the police if I have been involved in a car accident?
Yes. For your protection, you should always call the police after any auto accident that involves an injury or even relatively minor damage. A police report can be an essential aspect of your auto accident claim.
I was in a car accident, and the other driver’s insurance company wants to talk to me. What should I do?
It is important not to discuss the accident or circumstances leading to the accident with the insurance company, as the insurance adjuster may ask you questions which will lead you into incriminating yourself, even if you did not cause the accident. The insurance company may record these phone conversations and attempt to use them against you so you are unable to collect compensation for your injuries.
If I was a passenger, can I make a claim against the driver of the vehicle I was in? What about the other driver?
Yes and yes. Even if you are a passenger in the car that caused the accident, you can still file a personal injury claim against the driver of the car in which you were riding. If the accident was the other driver’s fault, you can file a claim against that driver.
What is negligent security?
Negligent security is a type of premises liability claim in which a person injured or killed by an attacker while on another person's property seeks a financial recovery from the property owner. Apartment complexes, universities and colleges, nightclubs, hotels, stores, and others may be found liable for negligent security.
Does the property owner have a duty to secure the property?
In many situations, the owner of the property owes a duty to its tenants, customers, or visitors to take reasonable steps to protect against criminal attacks.
What would be considered "reasonable" steps taken by the property owner to deter an attack?
Typically, a balancing test is used to determine what is a reasonable according to the facts of the specific case. Reasonable protection may include something as minor as a security camera or fence or something as expensive as hiring a security contractor and providing on-site security guards.
What should I do if I slip and fall in a store or other establishment?
When involved in a slip, trip, or fall accident you should try to take as many of the following steps as possible to assist in the success of your case:
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