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Whether you live here or are visiting, there’s never a shortage of beachside fun on Hutchinson Island South. From outstanding beaches and parks to fun local attractions and museums, it’s no wonder so many locals love to call the island home — and so many visitors flock here each year.
Seeking out fun in the sun does not always spell easygoing times, though. Just like any other place, being on Hutchinson Island South means the risk of a serious injury-causing accident. Car accidents on the local roads and bridges can mean a trip to the hospital and months of reduced income. Boating accidents out in the surf can lead to burns, broken bones, or drownings. A visit to a local amusement park or retail shop can mean a slip and fall accident capable of leaving you hospitalized.
No matter how you find yourself hurt, Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd can provide you with an experienced Hutchinson Island South personal injury attorney to represent your case. We empower you to fight back against negligent drivers, boat operators, business owners, and more while seeking the maximum compensation available.
Do not hesitate to exercise your right to explore a possible claim against all at-fault parties. Find out more about how to start your claim and what next steps to take when you call us for a free, no-obligation consultation at 866-930-6435 or contact us online at the location nearest you.
Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd Is Here for You After a Serious Injury
Our law firm has been there for accident victims along Florida’s beautiful Treasure Coast for over 40 years. We have a proven history of winning large settlements and verdicts for our catastrophically injured clients. While we cannot guarantee that every case will result in compensation, we can guarantee that we will provide you with our extensive legal knowledge and resources to increase your chances of recovery.
Some of the personal cases we most commonly see on Hutchinson Island South include:
- Car accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Brain injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Wrongful death
Representing Injury Victims on Hutchinson Island South and Throughout the Treasure Coast
With a small population of around 5,000 residents, Hutchinson Island South is a very close-knit community. Found on the barrier island bearing its name, the census-designated place is ideal for retirees and individuals seeking a quiet life.
Of course, the area sees plenty of visitors every year, as well. Tourists are eager to lounge on scenic beaches, explore local treasures, and visit lush parks filled with native Florida wildlife. The Elliot Museum is a local art lover’s paradise, and the House of Refuge museum documents the history of the barrier island and its role in housing castaways, shipwrecked sailors, and travelers of all sorts over the past centuries.
Hutchinson Island South is no stranger to shipwrecks in modern times, either. St. Lucie County, where the island is located, saw 16 reported serious boating accidents in 2020. These boating mishaps led to $66,760 in property damage, 8 reported injuries, and one fatality. The roads of St. Lucie are even less safe, seeing 4,809 crashes in 2019, leading to a total of 2,967 injuries and 38 fatalities.
Injury victims in the local area can turn to personal injury attorneys on Hutchinson Island South who are familiar with the local laws, rules, and court system procedures. The attorneys at Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd will help you calculate your damages in full and seek the largest possible claim for your losses from all at-fault parties. Whether fighting for compensation in the insurance system or in court, you receive every available resource needed to increase your chances of successful financial recovery after your accident.
When Are Charters and Other Businesses Liable for an Injury?
Any time you are injured because of another person or business’s negligence, you could be eligible to receive compensation for all of your related damages. To be found negligent, the accused party must have violated a clearly documented “duty of care” to protect customers from harm.
In the case of a retail business or grocery store, the property owner has a responsibility to regularly inspect and maintain the premises to address any obvious hazards. Common issues include parking lots with poor lighting, potholes, sidewalks with uneven surfaces, or aging guardrails that fail to support an adult’s weight. In the store and at all exterior public access areas, the business owner is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the premises, and they must also provide walkable areas free from obstructions or tripping hazards. Any time someone is not given a warning about a hazard and gets injured through no fault of their own, the business owner and/or property owner could be held liable.
On charters, rentals, and other marine-related activities, customers often sign waivers acknowledging the dangers of their activity. However, the customer only has to take reasonable measures to protect their own health and safety by exercising what’s known as “ordinary care.” These customers aren’t expected to be familiar with every hazard and aspect of the journey. In the event that the services provider fails to provide adequate warnings, they may be responsible for resulting customer injuries. The business owners are also responsible for maintaining the provided equipment on a regular basis. If a charter service is operating a vessel, then the operator must use all reasonable measures to prevent foreseeable harm using their professional training and experience.
Simply put, no matter if you’re on the beach or at a business, you don’t expect to be put in harm’s way because of a negligent business owner. Talk to a Hutchinson Island South attorney any time you are injured, and you will be advised as to who could be liable for your treatment costs, lost income, personal pain and suffering, or other damages.
Talk to a Hutchinson Island South Injury Attorney
The Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd values your access to the legal system when you have experienced financial losses due to someone else’s negligence. We inform you of your rights, explain all of your options, and help you navigate the legal system — while fighting insurers and defendants on your behalf. These services not only increase your chances of recovering compensation, but they also reduce the work and stress you must put into your case.
Find out how we can assist you during a free, no-risk case evaluation when you call 866-930-6435 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.
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