David A. May, Esq.

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Serving Central Florida accident victims for over 30 years

Lake Mary Slip And Fall Injury Lawyer

It is estimated that over one million Americans suffer injuries due to slip and falls and over 17,000 actually die annually due to these injuries. The CDC estimates that 20% to 30% of individuals who experience a slip and fall incident will suffer moderate to severe injuries to their hips or heads. These injuries can affect mobility and being able to live independently. Whether you have slipped on a wet floor or tripped over uneven concrete or flooring it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure safe conditions or they may be liable for your injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to a slip and fall they need to contact a personal injury attorney that can help them navigate the law. There may be legal recourse to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contacting a slip and fall lawyer can put you on the road to regaining some of what you have lost due to anther’s negligence.
David A. May has over 30 years experience handling personal injury claims. He will aggressively fight to help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact him today for a free consultation by calling 407-647-0008 or complete our Case Evaluation form online.

Lake Mary Wrongful Death Attorney

Money will never be able to replace a loved one you have lost. However, if they died due to the misconduct of another, monetary compensation can help protect your family’s financial future. Wrongful deaths can be brought about through a number of situations and the State of Florida is one of several states that actually has a law, the Florida Wrongful Death Act, which outlines who is deemed a “survivor” and may be eligible for compensation.
Like with most lawsuits, there is a time limit or statue of limitations, in which a person or persons must file a claim. In the State of Florida, that time limit is two years from the date of death. Don’t wait – if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of an entity, such as a product manufacturer, or an individual, contact David A. May today for a FREE consultation to understand your rights in filing a wrong death case.
You need someone who can aggressively pursue your case and give you the personal attention you deserve. Contact us online or at 407-647-0008.

Lake Mary Dog Bite Attorney

According to the CDC 800,000 Americans have to get medical attention for dog bites annually; half of these are children. Of those, 386,000 require emergency room treatment and it is estimated about 16 die from their injuries. There are some basic rules that should be followed when dealing with dogs, but even when those are followed sometimes a dog gets aggressive. If you have been bitten or injured by a dog, that isn’t your own, the owner or landlord may be legally responsible for your injuries. The only way to know is to contact an attorney that has experience handling dog bite cases.
When you are bitten by a dog there isn’t just the immediate injury to deal with. Besides pain and medical treatment there can be ongoing emotional trauma as well as lost wages or unpaid bills. These issues need to be addressed and David A. May is here to help. His compassion for his clients makes him an excellent advocate on their behalf. This virtue is what drives him to work hard to obtain the best results in the cases he handles. Contact David A May, P.A. today for your free consultation by calling 407-647-0008 or complete our online Case Evaluation form.

Florida Product Liability Attorney

When you, the consumer, buy a product from a retailer you have rights should the product injure your or cause an accident that ends in injuries. The manufacturer has a legal obligation of liability as soon as their product hits the shelf. Although injuries from a defective product vary, some times the injuries can be serious, life threatening or even fatal. With the proper proof and an experience defective product lawyer in your corner, you can fight to get the compensation you deserve.
From appliances and automobiles to medical devices and implants, there is a long list of products that come with heavy responsibility on the part of the manufacturer to ensure they are safe for the public. Don’t be taken in by an insurance company delegate or company representative who tries to convince you that it was something you did. Their only job is to protect the company who made the product not to look out for your best interest. Having a Florida product liability attorney like David May in your corner gives you the ability to hold a company accountable for the injuries inflicted by an unsafe product.
If you have been injured by a faulty product, contact Mr. May today either online or by calling 407-647-0008 and schedule a FREE consultation today. There are no fees unless you collect.
Types of Personal Injury Claims in Florida

David A. May strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for those who have suffered injuries in various types of accidents, including but not limited to:

Motor Vehicle Accidents: If you were injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, Attorney David May can assist you in seeking payment of medical bills and lost wages under your own personal injury protection (PIP) policy. If you have suffered a permanent injury, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. 
Understanding Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance Law
If you have been injured in a car crash in Florida, it’s important to understand how the state’s auto insurance law will impact your claim. Florida operates under a no-fault system for car accident liability. Under this system, every driver in the state is required to carry a $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy in the event of a crash. Unlike other states, car accident victims in Florida are expected to turn to their own car insurance even if someone else was responsible for the accident. PIP covers 80% of medical bills (for injuries reported within 14 days of the accident) and 60% of wages up to the limits of your policy. 
When to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident
There are situations in which you may be able to sue the at-fault party for damages, such as:
  • Your total losses exceed the limits of your PIP policy;
  • You have suffered a permanent bodily injury or the permanent loss of an important bodily function, permanent scarring or disfigurement.
Slip and Fall AccidentsIf you were hurt on someone else’s property in a slip and fall accident, the property owner may be held liable if he/she failed to take reasonable action to prevent or remedy the hazardous condition that caused your injury. 
Workers’ Compensation:  If you were injured on-the-job or developed an occupational illness, you may be able to recover medical benefits, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation services through the state’s workers’ compensation system. For permanent injuries, you may be able to collect permanent disability benefits and social security.
Dog Bites: Florida is a “strict liability” state which means if you were bitten or attacked by a dog in Florida, the dog’s owner will be held liable regardless of whether or not the dog has a history of bad behavior. The only exceptions would be if the dog was provoked by cruelty or you trespassed on private property.
Product Liability: Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the supply chain are responsible for ensuring the products they put on the market are safe. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a malfunctioning or defective product (medical device, unsafe prescription drug/pharmacy error, etc.) you may be able to collect damages.
Wrongful Death: David May helps families get justice and closure after losing a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented. Damages you may recover include loss of support and services, burial and funeral expenses, lost income, medical and hospital expenses, etc.
Steps To Take After An Accident To Preserve Your Legal Claim 
The actions you take after an accident can greatly impact the outcome of any potential personal injury claim or lawsuit you may later file. To increase the chances of receiving compensation for your injury, follow these steps…
Stay Calm The moments after an accident can be very scary and tense. You may be disoriented, confused and badly injured. Try to stay calm and don’t panic. Do not admit fault.
Involve the Police Call your local police department. They will dispatch officers to the scene. A written police report is one of the best resources in providing an accurate account of the accident. Inform the police about any injuries you have suffered.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention If you or anyone else sustained injuries, call 911. Even if you do not believe you’ve suffered major trauma, it’s important to seek medical attention. It’s possible that your body may be running on adrenaline, disguising a more serious condition. It’s not uncommon for symptoms to appear days, even weeks after an accident.  Having a medical professional document your injury is key to proving that your injuries were caused by the accident and not from another event. 
Florida auto accident victims have only 14 days to seek initial medical attention to receive insurance benefits after an accident.
Exchange Information Write down the contact information of all involved parties. If you were in a car accident, ask to see the other driver’s insurance card and driver’s license. Write down their license plate number.
Gather Evidence
  • Take pictures of accident scene, any property damage, and your injuries
  • Obtain a copy of the police report. If the injury occurred at a store or business, get a copy of the incident report.
  • If you were in a motor vehicle crash, make sure to get the name, address and phone number of the other driver as well as their insurance information and car license plate number
  • If you were injured by a defective product, keep the packaging, instructions and all product parts
  • Keep a file documenting your medical records, keep receipts and invoices, 
Call Your Insurance Company: Report the accident to your insurance company but only provide the facts. It’s best to consult an attorney before providing further information. 
How to Deal with Insurance Company After Your Accident
Don’t Give a Recorded Statement: Following your accident, the insurance company may ask you to give a recorded statement. You have the right to decline and say you would like to speak to an attorney first. An insurance adjuster will most likely try to get you to say something to incriminate yourself or weaken your claim. 
Don’t Sign a Medical Authorization Release Form: Do not sign any medical authorization forms. Doing so would give the insurance company access to your private medical records.
Don’t Accept an Early Settlement Offer: After sustaining an injury, there’s a good chance that the at-fault party’s insurance company will contact you and attempt to negotiate a settlement.
It’s important to realize that the insurance adjuster is not your friend. In fact, they care more about their bottom line, than your best interests. Insurance companies are driven to make a profit by settling accident claims as cheaply as they can. By minimizing their payout to you or rejecting your claim outright, they save more premium dollars for themselves. 
If an insurance adjuster offers you a quick settlement – don’t take the bait! The amount offered will most likely not reflect the true value of your claim. Settling so soon after your accident is never a good idea because it doesn’t take into account the full extent of your injuries or factor in any medical care you may need in the future. If you agree to a settlement and sign the general release forms, you are essentially waiving your rights to pursue additional compensation. 
Protecting You Against Insurance Company Tricks
Trying to stand up to an insurance company on your own puts you at a distinct disadvantage. Insurance companies have an entire team of experts working against you — their own lawyers, trained adjusters, investigators, and medical experts. The best way to level the playing field is to have a skilled personal injury attorney fighting to protect your interests. When you involve David May, it sends a signal to the insurance company that you mean business. Mr. May began his career defending insurance companies. He knows how the other side handles claims and what tactics they may use to deny or devalue claims. He knows what evidence the adjuster needs to justify compensation, and as such will always prepare your case so it is at its maximum settlement potential. If for some reason, the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate fairly, Attorney May will not hesitate to use his litigation skills and fight for a favorable outcome in court.
Contact a Reputable Florida Personal Injury Attorney 
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful conduct, you may be entitled to recover financial damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call today 407-647-0008 to schedule a free case evaluation with personal injury attorney David A. May.  The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning).
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