Areas of Practice
West Palm Beach Personal Injury Claims
Practice Areas: Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A.
We offer our legal services in a wide range of injury cases. Read below and click on the link to get more information. If you have specific questions, or want to get a free case evaluation, you can contact us by phone, email, or use our online free case evaluation form.
When a vehicle strikes a bicyclist, the danger of death or permanent injury is extremely high. These impacts often result in catastrophic injuries, with the need for long term medical care and treatment, or injuries so severe that there is a loss of life. Find out more about how to manage the legal issues in a bicycle accident.
There are many types of negligence that can lead to a serious or deadly boating accident, including alcohol intoxication, unsafe operation of the watercraft, inexperienced operation, and others. An impact in a boat accident can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Read more.
One of the most common and dangerous types of negligent acts are committed by distracted, drunk or dangerous drivers. Innocent drivers and their passengers can be killed, severely injured or be facing a lifetime of disability. Read more.
Certain injuries are so severe that they are termed catastrophic – the damage is permanent. These include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns and others. Our firm is focused on resolving claims in cases of catastrophic injury. Read more.
When a physician, nurse, anesthesiologist or other medical professional fails to provide the accepted standard of care, the birth process can go terribly wrong. In such cases, legal action can be taken to seek justice and compensation so that your child has the best possible medical care and treatment as well as quality of life. Find out more.
There are a great number of construction accidents every year, many of which are very serious or fatal. As an employee, you have the right to get benefits from workers’ compensation – but you may have access to further compensation if a third party has liability, or you may be unsure what benefits could be sought. Find out more.
Drugs that are released onto the market after being approved by the FDA may later be found to have had serious side effects, with warnings issued far later when discovered, or the drug may have been recalled. If you or your loved one has suffered any injury, illness, condition, or died due to the use of a medication, a claim can be filed against the drug manufacturer and other liable parties. Read more.
Dental surgery or a less complex dental procedure could go terribly wrong, leading to permanent injury or death. Legal action can be taken against the practitioner, and compensation for damages sought for the victim or the close family. Find out more about dental malpractice cases.
Vicious dogs that are allowed to roam loose, or attack a visitor to a residence, on the streets or at another location are the cause of many serious, disfiguring injuries and deaths every year. If you or a loved one is the victim of a dog attack, the first step is to contact an attorney. Read more.
Statistically, drunk drivers are responsible for a great number of very serious or fatal accidents, either by speeding, wrong-way driving, running lights or other negligent driving conduct. These drivers can be held accountable in civil court, or their insurance company can be forced to pay damages. Read more.
You faithfully paid your premiums and now it is time to file a claim. It can be shocking to be told that your claim is not valid, or that you were not covered under the terms of your policy. We know what to do, and how to read the small print, and hold insurance companies accountable when they act in bad faith. Read more.
Certain types of accidents are covered by maritime law, including the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and other laws. These cases are addressed differently than many personal injury claims. Get a legal professional working for you. Find out more.
There are many, many types of injuries that could result from medical malpractice, whether a surgical error, anesthetic error, misdiagnosis, a failure to diagnose, birth injury leading to permanent disabilities, and others. The process of recovering compensation can be fairly complex, as many physicians and hospitals require arbitration. We have recovered millions in medical malpractice claims. Read more.
A medical practitioner has a duty to each patient treated. This duty is to provide the accepted level of care. This standard is based upon what another similar practitioner would have done in the same situation. If this duty is breached, it is necessary to take legal action. Read more.
Whether you were involved in a collision with a truck, van, pickup, SUV, or other vehicle, you have a right to pursue compensation for all damages if you were not at fault. The process should be initiated soon after the incident, and the case managed by a personal injury lawyer with experience and a record of success.
A motorcycle accident, even at very slow speeds, is exceptionally dangerous for the rider, and the consequences of an impact can be extremely serious. There is damage from the initial impact, the impact with the road, and in some cases, secondary impact when the rider is thrown into lanes of traffic. Many such cases result in catastrophic injury or death. Find out more.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, it is imperative that action is taken immediately, as elderly persons in frail health can suffer extreme physical damage if the abuse or neglect continues. Read more.
A vehicle hitting a pedestrian often results in severe physical damage, including broken bones, internal damage, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or the injuries are so severe that the victim cannot survive and passes away, either at the scene or later. Read more.
If you are injured on commercial, residential, public or government property, you may have a premises liability case. Whether the incident is a slip & fall, or involves a security failure, a pool drowning or any other injury, legal action can be taken against the property owner or manager. Read more.
A commercial product is released upon the market with the understanding that it is safe to use when the directions are followed. Unfortunately, some products are later found to have been wrongly manufactured, there was a failure to warn, or other problem, leading to injury or death. Find out more.
An auto system or part can fail, or a vehicle can have inherent design or manufacturing flaws that endanger drivers and passengers. Airbags that fail to deploy, braking systems that fail, faulty tires, or poorly designed or manufactured vehicles or parts can lead to a serious injury accident. Read more.
A slip and fall or trip and fall accident can lead to very serious injuries, or death. If you or a loved one was injured on the property of another person or corporation, and fell due to uneven walking surfaces, slippery, oily or wet floors, objects in hallways or other hazard, you need to contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. Read more.
There are a frightening number of truck accidents in the USA every year. Unfortunately, when a semi truck, tanker truck or other commercial vehicle is out of control, those driving smaller vehicles can suffer serious or deadly injuries. It requires a skilled attorney to address the legal issues in a commercial truck accident. Find out more.
Any workplace could have hazards that endanger the lives of those who are employed at the location, whether a warehouse, office, construction site or other enterprise. Under state law, you have the right to workers’ comp benefits. You want to ensure that your claim is submitted correctly, and that you have access to every form of benefit that your case will allow. If there is 3rd party liability, there could be an opportunity to seek compensation beyond your workers’ comp benefits. Read more.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured at work, workers’ compensation must be paid to cover the costs of medical care and treatment, and provide income to the injured worker during the period of recovery. When the injuries are so serious that there is no hope of returning to the workforce, the situation must be handled professionally so that the family and the injured gets access to every possible benefit. Read more.
The tragic and unnecessary death of a loved one is a shocking and emotional situation. In cases in which an individual has died due to an act of negligence, a wrongful death action can be filed against the negligent party by certain close family members. Find out more.