Florida Keys Personal Injury Lawyers
Residents and visitors of the Florida Keys form a unique community. You are artists and entrepreneurs, individuals with independent spirits who cherish the ability to live free and pursue your passions and active lifestyle.
Accident victims should be able to trust that their attorneys have their back and will listen to their concerns. Too many accident victims are being represented by attorneys who do not have their best interests in mind. In 2008, Marc Lyons and Philip Snyder left their jobs as Assistant State Attorneys helping victims of violent crimes to start Florida Keys Injury where they could help accident victims. Since 2008, our Key West & Marathon injury lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars for victims of car accidents, scooter and moped accidents, slip and falls, pedestrian accidents and wrongful death by aggressively fighting to get them the compensation they deserve. We are easily accessible, transparent, and dedicated to protecting your rights. Located in Key West, we have successfully negotiated substantial settlements for countless residents and visitors of the Florida Keys just like you. We are your neighbor’s trusted personal injury attorney.
Don’t let another’s negligence end your way of life in The Keys
When a negligent driver, boater or property owner puts an end to your active life by causing you to suffer a personal injury, the results can be not only physically painful and debilitating but also emotionally harmful and soul-crushing as well. At Florida Keys Injury, you are a teammate, not just a number. We will not let you get bullied around. We will take the insurance company to Court if it means more money in your pocket. Marc P. Lyons and Philip M. Snyder have litigated hundreds of matters just like yours and will do what is necessary to get you back on your feet.
From our office in Key West, we represent injury victims in the conch republic from Key West to Marathon Key and beyond. Our experienced and dedicated team of personal injury lawyers are here to make sure you get the right medical care and are fully compensated for the harm done to you, so you can recover and regain your quality of life as fully as possible. We are your neighbor’s trusted personal injury attorneys, and it would be our honor to serve you too. Call us today for help with your Florida Keys personal injury claim.
Comprehensive Florida Keys Injury Lawyers
Attorneys Marc P. Lyons and Phillip M. Snyder have decades of experience helping clients across the broad field of Florida personal injury law. Our lawyers have obtained significant settlements over a range of different types of accidents and injuries. Below are some of the most common types of accidents and injuries our firm helps with in the Florida Keys.
When your claim crosses the “serious injury” threshold to step outside Florida’s no-fault insurance scheme, we prepare and present a solid case that proves the at-fault driver’s negligence and liability to pay the full extent of your damages.
Moped & Scooter Accidents
Mopeds and scooters are part of the special way of life in The Keys, but out-of-town drivers don’t know what to do when they see these unique vehicles on the road or crossing the street. Whether owners or renters of mopeds and scooters, we help accident victims recover compensation for injuries in crashes with negligent drivers.
Many residents of The Keys use a bicycle as their primary means of transportation, but tourists in rental cars often aren’t used to sharing the road with bikes. When drivers fail to notice cyclists or drive aggressively around them, we hold them accountable for their negligence or recklessness and make sure bicycle accident victims get the care and compensation they need and deserve.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way when crossing the street in marked crosswalks, but it turns out these are the most dangerous places pedestrians can be. Drivers run red lights or try to beat a yellow and fail. They turn left or right without checking for pedestrians, or they stop for pedestrians but then start going before the walker is safely out of the way. Some drivers stop inside the crosswalk, forcing the pedestrian into traffic. Other drivers whip around a stopped car without pausing to think maybe that car has stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross. Dangers abound. Our law firm is a voice for pedestrians injured or worse in an encounter with a negligent driver.
With over half a million bikes, Florida has more motorcycles registered than any other state except for California. Fatal crashes happen here far more frequently than they do in California, though. US Highway 1 from Key West to Key Largo is full of exhilarating rides that attract bikers to The Keys, and many residents find the freedom and fun of a motorcycle worthy of their main form of transportation. Motorcycles make up a small fraction of registered vehicles in Florida but are vastly overrepresented when it comes to traffic deaths. We help motorcycle accident victims and their families get medical care and compensation to deal with the aftermath of a tragic crash.
Uber, Lyft and Taxi Accidents
Rideshare is popular everywhere, especially in tourist destinations or island towns where vehicle ownership is low. Special laws and rules apply to traffic accidents involving Ubers, Lyfts and taxicabs. We’ll help you understand your rights and options if you get hit by an Uber, Lyft or taxi, if you are injured as a paying passenger, or if you get hurt in a crash while driving for Uber or Lyft.
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall might not sound serious, but it often is. These accidents send people to the emergency room with broken hips, ankles and wrists, facial lacerations, head injuries, muscle tears and more. Slip and fall accidents are some of the most difficult claims to prove, but our experienced and dedicated team is up to the task. We hold property owners accountable for allowing hazardous conditions to remain on their premises until someone gets hurt.
Fishing, diving, and recreational boating are extremely popular activities in the Florida Keys. Boaters and others in the water face constant dangers from other boaters who drive recklessly or aggressively, who drink too much, or who simply don’t have the experience to safely handle the vessel in their charge. We hold negligent boaters accountable for the harm they cause to passengers and others. We also take on the boat and PWC rental companies who rent out vessels and crafts that are improperly maintained or defective.
When the unimaginable happens and a serious car, motorcycle or boating accident ends in death to an innocent victim, surviving family members are left with sadness, rage, and mounting bills from the hospital and funeral home, often while facing a loss of income or the inability to continue life as before. A wrongful death lawsuit can help family members pick up the pieces, find closure and move on, by securing valuable compensation to help them financially while also holding the responsible party accountable and bringing them to answer for their negligence.
Injured on the Job in the Florida Keys? We Can Help!
Florida workers’ compensation provides coverage for medical expenses and replaces a portion of your wages while you are out of commission due to an accident on the job. Sadly, though, employers and their workers’ compensation insurance carriers go out of their way to say an accident wasn’t work-related or an injury is exaggerated. They’ll do their best to deny, delay or underpay a claim, or terminate benefits before you are ready to go back to work. Our lawyers are your trusted teammates when you have a work injury, and we’ll represent you in negotiations with the workers’ comp insurance company or in hearings and appeals with the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation. If your injury was caused by a third-party unconnected with the job, we can pursue personal injury negligence claims as well, helping to ensure that you get the full measure of benefits and compensation available to help you deal with a workplace accident, injury or illness which has impacted your ability to do your job.
Your Trusted Attorneys in The Keys
We work closely with you throughout the duration of your case. We view ourselves as teammates working hand-in-hand with our clients. This means we listen to you and take the time to understand your needs. We also make sure to be accessible to you throughout the process to keep you informed, updated, and answer any questions you have. We feel this is part of the duty we owe clients as their attorney and counselor. More than that, we feel this is what clients need to have from their lawyer. We treat you the way we would want to be treated in your situation. We don’t guess as to what’s important – we listen. This attention to detail allows us to be aggressive, so you don’t have to be.
Call Florida Keys Injury for Help Today
If you have suffered a personal injury in Key West, Marathon, or anywhere in The Keys, call Florida Keys Injury for a free consultation regarding your claim. We’ll listen to your story and let you know how we can help, and we’ll aggressively pursue justice and compensation on your behalf. There is no fee until after we recover compensation for you, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving us a call. Let us be your teammate. Call our Key West & Marathon injury lawyers today at 786-605-8500 or contact us online. Hablamos Español.