West Palm Beach Personal injury attorney Stephen J. Press represents, advises, and counsels clients in West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach County on issues of personal injury law. Mr. Press fights for the rights of clients, whom he has represented both in State and Federal Court. He has successfully brought cases for individuals and also as class actions which have led to reform of Florida law.
Mr. Press has a great deal of experience representing clients, having served the legal needs of Floridians since 1971. He has a strong knowledge of state laws related to personal injury, and indeed served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982-1992.
Care and compassion are hallmarks of Mr. Press’ work with clients. Personal injury clients often face considerable challenges as their medical bills pile up while they remain unable to work. Mr. Press endeavors to treat his clients with care and compassion as they face the long road to recovery. He is aware of how important it is for clients to gain fair compensation, and as expediently as possible without sacrificing their rights.
The Staff at the Law Offices of West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney Stephen J. Press works closely with each client, keeping him informed on the progress of his case. The staff counsels and advises clients through the process from filing to negotiations, settlement, and lawsuit, if necessary.
Personal injury accidents take many forms, but the common factor is proving negligence. In essence, it must be established that the defendant owed a duty of care, and that this care was breached through negligence resulting in the injury accident; in other words, the defendant’s action or inaction were the major cause of the accident. Often clients share a degree of responsibility. This is called contributory negligence. For instance, a client may have been driving over the speed limit when the defendant suddenly turned in front of him. While speed may be a factor, the greater degree of fault may be with the defendant. A client who shares some culpability may in many cases still be able to recover damages. It should be noted that Florida is a no-fault state, and laws regulating the recovery of damages are complex.
When you first meet with Mr. Press he will assess your situation by asking you questions, and then conduct an investigation. This will include obtaining the police and medical reports, interviewing witnesses, and perhaps visiting the scene of the accident. How a case proceeds from this point varies depending upon the specifics; however, Mr. Press will keep you up to speed on the progress of your case.
West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney Stephen J. Press represents clients suffering injuries from various kinds of accidents, including:
Mr. Press and his staff are committed to providing you with excellent, top quality legal representation in a timely and efficient manner, with compassion and understanding for your needs. The staff is knowledgeable and ready to assist you through every step of the process. We take pride in our goal to maintain prompt communication with you at all times.
If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another, please contact a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Stephen J. Press for a free consultation and we will schedule a time that is convenient for you.
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