The Virgin Islands are on many people’s lists of dream vacation destinations. With crystal blue waters, endless beaches, and various adventures, it’s hard not to get excited if you have the opportunity to explore such a magical place. When traveling to the Virgin Islands, however, it’s important to put safety first and consider what could go wrong.
When your vacation gets interrupted by a traumatic accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. If the accident resulted in injuries to yourself or those you love, filing a could be a smart move. Contact our Virgin Islands personal injury attorneys for advice on how to move forward with your case.
Accidents that Can Occur in the Virgin Islands
You may feel anxious as you head out on your Virgin Islands vacation because you think your plane will crash or your snorkeling adventure will end in disaster. While it’s possible for freak accidents to occur, there are other types of accidents that are more common.
For example, car accidents can occur if vacationers rent vehicles but aren’t prepared to drive on unfamiliar roads. Slip-and-fall accidents can also occur if property owners don’t warn guests of or remove hazards in walkways or elsewhere on their properties.
Accidents involving the water are also common in the Virgin Islands, because equipment such as boats and jet skis can malfunction, or guests may not receive proper training when going on excursions.
Accidents on the Virgin Islands can occur when vacationers are negligent, products are defective, or property owners don’t exercise care in protecting guests. Accidents may result in severe and sometimes life-altering injuries.
When you’re injured on vacation and aren’t prepared for the physical and financial consequences, you may find yourself in a state of shock and unsure of how to move forward.
Contacting a Virgin Islands personal injury lawyer from Fischer Redavid PLLC can provide you with swift support as you heal from your injuries and fight for justice.
Identifying Who’s Liable for Your Accident
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s essential to reach out to a Virgin Islands personal injury attorney for help with gathering evidence about your case. Your legal team can identify who’s liable for your accident by determining whether negligence was a factor, what party was negligent, and who’s responsible for that party’s negligence.
For example, if you were injured in a boating accident because your boat captain fell asleep while driving, then the boat captain or the boating company may be at fault.
Reach Out to Our Virgin Islands Personal Injury Attorneys
Once you can identify the liable party in your case, you can maximize your claim by accounting for all the damages you’ve suffered. If you choose us, we will work hard to win you the maximum settlement.
Suffering an unexpected injury is always incredibly difficult for those involved. If your injury was caused by the negligent actions of another person, business, or entity, you may be feeling especially overwhelmed and unsure of your options. Many people are not sure if they even have a case and, if they do, how to proceed.
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Our law firm obtained a global settlement of $11.9 Million from multiple at-fault parties, including corporations and government agencies, for our client who was a pretrial detainee in a county jail and the victim of medical negligence and deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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Car Accident / Wrongful Death / Serious Bodily Injury
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Truck Crash / Wrongful Death / Serious Bodily Injury
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The single most important factor in determining whether or not you have a personal injury case is determining liability. If you were involved in an accident or injured, you must first determine if the accident or injury occurred as a result of negligence. Negligence is a broad legal term that can encompass everything from distracted driving to medical malpractice. Negligence can include any action or inaction that is careless, reckless, or intentional. If you were injured by a defective product, such as a prescription drug or vehicle, you may have a case under “strict liability.” If you believe that another person or party is at fault for your injuries, you may have a personal injury case. It’s always a good idea to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney who can provide you with honest insight and sound legal counsel.
In contrast to other types of motor vehicle accidents, those involving commercial vehicles tend to be very complex. Depending on the circumstances involved in your unique situation, any number of parties may be liable. These parties can include the driver of the commercial vehicle, the company that owns or leases the commercial vehicle, the manufacturer of the commercial vehicle, and/or others.
While many people want to know how much their case is worth, it is unfortunately impossible to give an accurate estimate of how much you can expect to recover. There are numerous factors involved, including the extent of your injuries, the number of liable parties, the cost of your medical treatment, property damages, and more. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we have successfully negotiated fair recoveries for our clients. We are committed to helping you secure the full amount that you are owed for your injuries.
Not necessarily. In fact, our firm has successfully negotiated just settlements for countless clients without ever having to go to trial. That being said, if the opposing insurance company refuses to settle or offers a low-ball settlement, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial. In every instance, you can rely on our attorneys to act as your advocates and guide you throughout the legal process.
It's impossible for us to give you a definite timeframe without knowing the details of your case. Oftentimes, straightforward cases can be resolved or settled within several months, but more complex cases or cases that are being heavily contested will often require significantly more time (sometimes several years).
In most cases, if you are unhappy with your personal injury lawyer, you have the right to terminate your relationship with them and hire a new lawyer. However, it is important that you ensure you did not sign a legal contract obligating you to retain their services.
Typically, a settlement you receive that is meant to reimburse you for out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury is not taxable. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. If you are concerned about whether or not your settlement will be taxable, you should discuss your situation with a tax professional.
Your Legal Champions
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our team of personal injury and accident lawyers is equally focused on your legal experience and the results of your case. We want you to feel understood, cared for, and supported through every step of the legal process, from pre-litigation to post-resolution. With our firm, you’re not just a number, you’re a human being, and we’ll treat you that way.