Are you or a loved one facing an uncertain future due to the negligence of another? Fear of not being able to provide for your family, feeling helpless, or not sure what to do next are all natural if you have been injured in an accident. During this uncertain time, remember one thing – you are not alone. McKyton Law Firm is your personal injury law firm and we will be with you every step of your journey to recovery.
Living in St. Petersburg, Florida can be a dream come true. With 361 days of sunshine that means lots of people live here and want to visit. Listed as the 5th largest city in Florida means personal injury accidents happen every day. Personal Injury cases can take many forms — automobile and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall incidents, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice – just to name a few. Maybe it is the teenage driver who blows through a stop sign and hits another car, motorcycle, or pedestrian. It could be the doctor, hospital, or nurse who makes a mistake during a patient’s hospital stay that leads to a botched surgery and a significant injury. Perhaps it is the nursing home staff that has neglected one of its residents and left the resident living in deplorable conditions with deep and penetrating bed sores.
No two cases are the same and they each have their own set of unique circumstances. With decades of experience in personal injury law, Richard McKyton will help you get the compensation that you deserve.
WHEN DO YOU NEED A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
If you’ve been harmed with injuries to your person — it doesn’t matter if your injury occurred due to a willful action or neglect – you need a personal injury lawyer by your side. If you or a loved one have been involved in any of the following, contact McKyton Law Firm and determine your next steps.
- Vehicle accident
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Slip and Fall
- Severe Dog Attack
Injuries sustained in any of these situations can be life-changing. If you have been injured because of someone else’s actions, you need a lawyer.
WHY CHOOSE MCKYTON LAW FIRM?
As an experienced personal injury lawyer in St. Petersburg, McKyton Law will guide you through the minefield caused by the accident and will fight to make sure that you are compensated to the fullest extent.
“I have been representing people in personal injury matters for over a decade and have been fortunate to be involved in a number of compelling and successful cases. I have represented individuals in Pinellas County and St. Petersburg, FL for over 20 years. I am here to answer questions, research the issues and fight for you – the client.”
TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES WE HANDLE
McKyton Law Firm has been helping those involved in personal injury cases for over a decade. Personal Injury cases come in many different forms:
- Vehicle accident – Vehicle accidents include a car, motorcycle, or bicycle. These are all capable of causing personal injury. Seek advice from a qualified attorney.
- Wrongful death – If your loved one’s death was caused by the direct actions of someone else, we want to help your family get compensation.
- Medical malpractice – Medical malpractice affects thousands of lives annually and causes serious pain and injury.
- Slip and fall-Do you need help proving that your fall was caused by something on the floor? Did the store owner know about it? Let us help you navigate your case.
- Severe Dog bite– Handling the aftermath of a dog bite can be challenging. You may be unsure of what happens next. Contact McKyton Law to determine what your next step should be.
- Nursing home abuse – Has a loved one suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of nursing home staff? Are they living in deplorable conditions? We are here to protect the rights of your loved one.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, consider a personal injury attorney.
I have been representing people in “personal injury” matters for over a decade and have been fortunate to be involved in a number interesting, compelling, and successful cases. “Personal Injury” cases can take many forms — automobile and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall incidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice – just to name a few. But what all of these cases really comes down to is one person being injured due to a mistake made by someone else. Maybe it is the teenage driver who blows through a stop sign and hits another car, motorcycle or pedestrian. It could be the doctor, hospital or nurse who makes a mistake during a patient’s hospital stay that leads to a botched surgery and a significant injury. Perhaps it is the nursing home staff that has neglected one of its residents and left the resident living in deplorable conditions with deep and penetrating bed sores. At its core, every “personal injury case” has someone being harmed by the actions or inactions of another.
The party pursuing the claim, the “plaintiff”, regardless of the facts involved in that particular case, always has to prove two things: (1) Liability (or fault) and (2) Damages. For example, if you are hurt in a car accident, you have to prove that the other driver is at fault or caused the motor vehicle accident. In a “slip and fall” situation, an injured customer has to prove that there was a substance on, or defect in, the floor that caused his fall and the store owner knew or should have known about it. In a “medical malpractice” scenario, the injured patient has to prove that the doctor performed her surgery in a way that was below the accepted “standard of care” in the medical community.
In every “personal injury” case I have ever been involved in, the thing the client wants more than anything, is full recovery from his or her injuries — like the accident, fall, or botched surgery never happened. Fix the broken bone so it does not cause pain in the future. Make it so surgery is not necessary or the herniated disc in his or her back disappears. The legal system can not magically fix a person’s injuries and it can not put a person in the position he or she would have been in if the accident, fall, or surgery never occurred. What the legal system can do is provide financial compensation for those injuries. That financial compensation is measured in “damages.”
“Damages” can be shown in two (2) ways, either as “economic damages” or “noneconomic damages.” “Economic damages” are fairly easy to calculate and present in support of a personal injury claim. “Economic damages” are the financial losses like medical expenses, property damage and wages lost as a result of the injury suffered by the plaintiff. “Noneconomic” damages are not as easy to determine but are a significant component in every personal injury case. “Noneconomic damages” are the non-financial losses that would not have occurred but for the injury giving rise to the cause of action, including pain and suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life. When a back injury caused by a car accident leaves a forty (40) year old man unable to pick up his kids or take a walk with his wife, how much is that worth? When a knee injury caused by a fall at a restaurant leaves an athlete unable to run without a limp, how much is that worth? When a botched surgery leaves a woman unable to bear children, how much is that worth?
Our legal system can not “fix” any of the injuries, pain, suffering or disfigurement caused by someone else’s mistakes. The legal system can provide financial compensation for those injuries. Your lawyer is the only one that cares about you and your case. If you are hurt because of someone else’s mistakes, make sure your attorney has the knowledge and experience so you are compensated and treated fairly.