An unexpected, serious injury can upend a person’s life. There’s medical treatment to worry about, sometimes including hospitalizations and long-term rehabilitation stays. There’s the burden of dealing with health insurance companies, and the worry that the policy won’t cover the treatments and medicines they need. They might miss time from work or school, losing out on important income or professional opportunities. And on top of all this, there’s the difficulty of managing day-to-day pain as they struggle to recover and get back to “normal.”
The physical, emotional, and financial strain of an injury caused by someone else’s recklessness or negligence can overwhelm even the strongest people and their families. They need help—experienced, steady, sophisticated help—to recover just compensation from whoever did them harm.
In other words, they need to talk with a personal injury lawyer from the Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman. With offices on both Florida coasts, our skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers are available anytime by calling 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH), or by contacting us online.
About Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman
For decades, the lawyers at Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman have stood up for the rights and interests of victims who have been injured or killed by other people’s negligence or wrongful actions.
Personal injury law is all the lawyers at the Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman do. We do not work for insurance companies or defend big corporations. We focus only on helping victims of unexpected injuries and loss because we want to make sure our clients know that our clients’ interests always come first.
Over the years, Sibley Dolman and Dolman Law Group have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients in a wide variety of accidents and incidents, including a $3.2 million recovery in connection with semi-truck accident and a $1 million settlement on behalf of the family of a man killed in a ridesharing accident, among many, many others. Of course, our past successes do not guarantee future results. Every personal injury case is different. But by hiring Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman, you can rest assured that you have a team on your side with a proven track record of results for injured clients.
The Types of Cases We Handle
At Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman, we represent clients injured in a wide variety of circumstances. Here are some of the most common types of incidents that prompt injured people to seek our help:
Passenger Car Accidents
We have represented hundreds and hundreds of clients whose injuries and losses resulted from accidents involving passenger cars, which are some of the most common accidents on Florida roads. But, just because they’re an everyday occurrence doesn’t mean they can’t cause life-changing injuries. We give every car accident matter we take on the serious attention it deserves.
We list rideshare accidents separately from ordinary car accidents, because although rideshare accidents and injuries are similar to other types of car accidents, they involve a distinct and still-developing set of legal issues. Florida law (and the law in many other states) requires ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to carry extra insurance protection for passengers and other victims of accidents with rideshare vehicles.
Heavy Truck Accidents
Heavy trucks cause outsized damage and injuries when they are involved in a crash. They’re large and tall, they carry cargo that can spill, and they have enormous physical force when they collide with other vehicles. Truck accidents also involve significant legal complications, because of the number of separate parties typically involved in, and hurt by, a truck crash.
Motorcyclists face more dangers on the roads than other motorists do. They lack the crash protections that come with passenger vehicles, for one thing. And car and truck drivers often fail to afford them the respect and precaution the law requires. We have represented numerous motorcyclist injured in “left turn” accidents and similar situations in which cars and trucks turn directly into the motorcycle’s path without seeing it, often leading to devastating injuries.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Like motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians tend to suffer catastrophic injuries when a motor vehicle collides with them. Driver distraction poses a serious risk to anyone who uses pedal power or their own two feet to get around. A moment’s inattention behind the wheel, even at low speeds, can change the life of someone who steps out into a crosswalk or rides a bike in a traffic lane in front of that driver’s vehicle.
Americans love their boats, especially Floridians. But a day on the water can turn into an injury-filled nightmare, particularly when alcohol or boater inexperience play a role. Accidents on marine vessels involve their own unique legal issues, depending upon where and how they occur and the parties involved.
Workplace and Construction Site Accidents
Doing your job should never be a life-threatening activity, but for many Floridians workplace accidents (especially on construction sites) can turn a normal workday into a tragedy. Workers’ compensation picks up some of the expenses for these injuries, but not always all of them. When parties other than an employer are to blame, there may be other ways to seek reimbursement for any uncovered expenses.
Sexual assault occurs in Florida more often than one would hope, as it does everywhere else. But the criminal legal system is not the only place where sexual assault survivors can seek justice. Although many do not realize it, they almost always can bring a civil claim for damages against their attacker. An experienced personal injury attorney can help sexual assault survivors navigate this intersection of criminal and civil law.
Employment Law and Sexual Harassment
In recent years, this country has finally started to wake up to the fact that workplace misbehavior happens all-too-often. Those affected by harassing, demeaning, and bullying conduct at work have legal rights. If you have been subjected to workplace misbehavior, or have been retaliated against for reporting it, then you may have the right to significant compensation.
Nothing is worse for new parents than to see their child suffer. That pain is particularly acute when their newborn was injured by a careless healthcare provider. It can sometimes be difficult to prove that “something went wrong” in the delivery room, but an experienced personal injury lawyer can help grieving and traumatized parents investigate and seek justice for their injured child.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
As Baby-Boomers age, many increasingly need help caring for themselves. The most vulnerable of our elderly population live in nursing home facilities, where they sometimes fall victim to nursing home staff or other residents’ abusive or neglectful behavior. This should never happen, but when it does, victimized elderly residents have rights to compensation under Florida law.
The Types of Injuries We Help With
As you might imagine from the wide range of cases we handle at Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman, we have experience representing clients who have suffered a wide range of physical, emotional, and financial injuries. Many of those injuries involve complicated, detailed diagnoses and prognoses. The best personal injury lawyers, like our team at Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman, are nearly as familiar with the medical and technical issues associated with those injuries as the doctors who provide our clients care. Below are some of the injuries for which our team has helped clients recover compensation.
The worst injuries take the victim’s life, leaving their family to grieve and struggle with the sudden loss of companionship, comfort, and, in many cases, income. Florida law allows those most affected by a tragic death (such as a deceased victim’s spouse or immediate family members) to take legal action to recover damages. Money cannot replace a loved one taken by a tragedy, of course, but it can provide some needed financial stability for those left behind.
The brain is a complex organ that doctors and researchers still do not fully understand. But they do know that when a person’s head suffers an impact, the brain can bleed, swell, and hemorrhage, sometimes causing life-long disabilities. We have helped clients suffering from major motor and cognitive deficits after a brain injury, as well as those whose injuries leave them with more subtle, but no less debilitating, chronic conditions.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Not to be confused with back injuries (although often they go hand-in-hand), spinal cord injuries occur when there is damage to the bundle of nerves that communicates messages from the brain to the rest of the body. The worst of these types of injuries cause permanent paralysis, leaving victims to confined to a wheelchair or dependant on some other mobility device. Spinal cord injuries can cost millions of dollars to treat and adapt to, which is why spinal cord injury victims need sophisticated legal help to ensure they recover maximum financial compensation from anyone who was responsible for the injury.
Few injuries we help our clients recover from at Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman take as large a physical and emotional toll as severe burns. It is difficult to describe the agony burn victims endure, and the enormity of the challenges they face over months, and even years, to repair the damage to their bodies. Anyone responsible for causing the pain and health complications faced by burn victims deserves to be held accountable.
Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Injuries
Not every unexpected injury threatens a person’s life. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously. Severe bone breaks, internal organ damage, and chronic pain from muscle, tendon, and ligament damage can all take a heavy toll on a victim’s day-to-day life. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help recover the compensation a victim needs to face those challenges.
The Work We Do for Our Clients
If you’ve read this far, you may be wondering: what is it that a personal injury lawyer actually does for someone who’s suffered through the kinds of accidents, incidents, and injuries listed above? There isn’t enough space here to go over everything we do as lawyers for injured Floridians, and of course every case is different. But if we were to boil down our role as advocates, here’s what we do:
For a personal injury lawyer, every new client has a story the lawyer needs to not just learn, but feel. We meet with our clients, absorb the challenges they face, and then turn our attention to gathering evidence that can show insurance companies or a court how they got injured and who has legal liability for those injuries.
When we are satisfied we understand the facts and know who owes damages to our client, we make demands on those parties with legal liability and/or their insurance companies, and try to reach an agreement for them to pay our client the money they deserve. We are skilled and successful negotiators here at Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman. Many of our cases reach resolution via settlement.
Despite our skill at negotiation, some cases don’t settle. When the party who owes our injured client money won’t be reasonable and fair, and our client decides to press forward, we are more than happy to take our client’s case to court to show a judge and jury why our client deserves maximum compensation. We have a reputation as a firm of fierce, determined trial lawyers who get results.
The Personal Injury Lawyers at Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman
For years, people injured through no fault of their own and the families of those who have died in tragic, avoidable accidents because of someone else’s carelessness have come to Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman because we know how to recover compensation and hold wrongdoers accountable.
If an unexpected injury or tragic loss has turned your life upside down, contact Dolman Law Group and Sibley Dolman today online or at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH). A consultation with a member of our team is always free and confidential. We’re here to help in any way we can.