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
Insurance Claims and Disputes; Is an Insurance Company Failing to Honor a Policy?
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.
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
Drunk Driving and Dram Shop Cases
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
Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Cancer Claims
Injured As a Part-Time Florida Resident or While On Vacation in Florida?
Other Personal Injury Matters
A Free Consultation with North Port lawyer, James Keim, is just a phone call away.
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