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       Every day, people are injured due to the negligence of others. Whether it's a car accident, truck accident, dog bite, slip and fall, dental malpractice or medical malpractice, these incidents can have a significant impact on your life.

       At The Sheldrick Law Firm, we understand that no two accidents are ever the same. That's why we handle a wide variety of accident cases to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. With just a few years of practicing and niching in the field of personal injury law, the Sheldrick Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of those who have been wrongfully injured.

       Attorney Sheldrick and her team has been here for clients when they needed them the most; they will be here for you when you may need them the most. Being an accident victim you can count on our team to have the knowledge necessary to understand your case along with maximize the cases value so that we can get you as close to being made whole as possible.



These types of accidents also commonly occur in a persons everyday life.

  • CAR ACCIDENTS: When individuals are involved in car accidents, they may be faced with several legal issues. As such, car accidents fall within the field of law known as tort law or personal injury law. This area of the law deals mainly with car collisions and their related damages.
  • DIMINISHED VALUE CLAIM: A diminished value attorney is an experienced lawyer who specializes in helping clients to recover financial losses due to an accident that was not their fault. Diminished value claims arise when a vehicle owner has been involved in an accident, and the subsequent damages & repairs have reduced the value of their car. In these cases, a diminished-value attorney can help you pursue compensation from insurance companies or other responsible parties. The attorney will review the details of your case and help to ensure that you receive fair compensation for any losses due to diminished value.
  • MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTSMotorcycle Accidents are one of the most dangerous types of traffic-related accidents. Each year, thousands of motorcycle riders are injured or killed in collisions caused by distracted drivers, hazardous road conditions, and other types of reckless behavior. For any motorcycle accident victim, hiring a skilled motorcycle accident attorney like Kayla Sheldrick is essential for receiving the compensation they deserve. A motorcycle accident attorney is an experienced legal professional who specializes in helping victims and their families with insurance claims, medical costs, and other costs associated with their injuries.
  • TRUCK ACCIDENTS: A truck accident is when a big truck hits another vehicle or an object. It can be very dangerous because trucks are so big and heavy. If you have been in a truck accident, you should hire a lawyer from The Sheldrick Law Firm who work frequently on truck accident cases to help protect your rights. Truck accident attorney Kayla Sheldrick will represent you and your interests in the event of a trucking accident. She will devote her knowledge and resources to maximize the chances of receiving the proper compensation and justice from the trucking company or any other liable parties.
  • BICYCLE ACCIDENTSIf you have been hit by an automobile while riding your bicycle, it is important to hire a bicycle accident lawyer to help you protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve. Bicycle accident lawyers are experienced in handling cases involving all types of vehicles and can help you understand the nuances of personal injury law. They will work with you to prove negligence on the part of the at-fault party, file a claim against them, and file a civil suit if necessary.
  • BOATING ACCIDENTS: Boating accidents are more frequent than you may think. According to reports from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there were 765 reported boating accidents in Florida in 2019, resulting in 54 deaths and 401 injuries. This makes it clear that there is a chance of being involved in a boating accident when out on the water.
  • TRAIN ACCIDENT: Train accidents can be devastating and life-altering events. If you or a loved one has been injured in a train accident, it is important to contact an experienced train accident attorney who can help you get the compensation you deserve. Train accident attorneys specialize in helping victims of train accidents seek justice for their injuries. They are knowledgeable about the laws that govern railroad companies and can help you understand your rights and options when it comes to filing a claim against them. Not only do train accident attorneys have experience dealing with insurance companies, they also negotiate settlements on behalf of their clients. Train accident attorney Kayla Sheldrick will work hard to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident. Injury attorneys are also familiar with the complexities of railroad litigation and can provide valuable advice on how best to proceed in your case. They will review all available evidence related to the accident, including witness statements, photographs, video footage, police reports, medical records, and other documents. This information is used to build a strong case that demonstrates fault on the part of the railroad company or other responsible parties.
  • CUT OR INJURED: If you are cut or sliced by an object that should not have been where it was, it is important to take the following steps: First, clean the wound with water and soap to prevent infection. Make sure you stop any bleeding by applying direct pressure to the wound and cover with a sterile dressing. If necessary, seek medical attention immediately by calling 911 or going to your nearest emergency room. If the object in question is a product or was in someone else’s care, make sure you take photos of the object that caused your injury as well as any documents relating to its use. You may also want to retain an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help assess your case and determine whether you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Regardless of whether you decide to pursue legal action, it is important to always be mindful of items that could potentially cause harm and follow safety protocols such as wearing protective equipment when working with tools or machinery. By being aware of potential dangers and taking appropriate precautions, you can help avoid cuts and other injuries that can result from negligence or carelessness.
  • BURN ACCIDENTS: In cases of serious burn injuries caused by another party’s negligence, it is important to contact an experienced burn injury attorney as soon as possible. The Sheldrick Law Firm's Burn Injury Attorney Kayla Sheldrick is devoted to representing clients who have suffered burns due to another’s negligence or carelessness and will fight for their legal rights to ensure they receive fair compensation for their damages including current and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement and other expenses resulting from the accident.
  • COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: A commercial vehicle accident is any collision involving a large truck, bus, or other vehicle used for business purposes. These types of accidents can be particularly dangerous due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved. If you find yourself involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, there are several steps you should take to ensure your safety and protect your rights. First, make sure that everyone involved is safe and out of harm’s way. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Once you have assessed the situation, exchange contact information with all parties involved in the accident and document as much information as possible about the incident. This includes taking pictures of the scene and collecting witness statements if available. It is also important to remember that commercial vehicles are typically insured differently than personal auto insurance policies. Commercial vehicle insurance policies often offer more comprehensive coverage than personal policies due to the increased risk associated with operating large vehicles. As such, it is important to understand what type of coverage you have on your policy before filing a claim after an accident involving a commercial vehicle.
  • RIDE SHARE / UBER OR LYFT ACCIDENTSRide share / Uber or Lyft accidents are collisions that occur between a rideshare vehicle and another car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian or other object. These types of accidents can be particularly complicated due to the fact that multiple insurance companies may be involved in covering the costs associated with the accident. As such, it is important to hire an experienced accident attorney who understands how to navigate these complex cases and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New
  • What types of accidents require a personal injury lawyer's expertise?

       - Personal injury lawyers handle cases involving physical or psychological harm due to others' negligence, including auto accidents, slip and falls, and workplace incidents. Seeking a lawyer ensures proper legal representation and compensation claims.

Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New
  • How can a diminished value claim lawyer help after a vehicle accident?

       - A diminished value claim lawyer assists in recovering the difference between a vehicle's pre-accident value and its value after repairs, ensuring fair compensation from insurance companies.

Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New
  • What steps should I take immediately following a motorcycle or bicycle accident?

       - Following a motorcycle or bicycle accident, it's crucial to document the scene, exchange information with the other party, seek medical attention, and consult a personal injury lawyer to protect your rights.

Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New
  • Can I receive compensation for a boating accident injury in Florida?

       - Victims of boating accidents in Florida can receive compensation for injuries, damages, and losses. Legal assistance ensures navigation through complex maritime laws and insurance claims.

  • How does the process of a personal injury lawsuit work?

Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New

       - Legal fees for an accident case typically operate on a contingency basis, meaning the attorney's payment is contingent upon winning the case. You can expect:

  1. Contingency Fee: Usually ranging from 33% to 40% of the settlement or judgment amount. This percentage might vary depending on the case complexity and the litigation stage at which the case is resolved.

  2. Consultation: Initial consultations are often free, allowing you to discuss your case without upfront costs.

  3. Expenses: Besides the contingency fee, be prepared for potential costs for court filings, expert testimonies, and administrative expenses. These are usually deducted from the settlement.

  4. No Win, No Fee: If the case is unsuccessful, most attorneys do not charge their fee, but you may still be responsible for certain expenses.


       Understanding these aspects upfront ensures transparency between you and your attorney regarding the financial arrangements of your accident case. Be sure to review your retainer agreement & ask questions to the attorney before signing any agreement.

Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New
  • Can I receive compensation for a boating accident injury in Florida?

Truck accidents result from issues like driver negligence, fatigue, improper maintenance, and external factors such as adverse weather and poor road designs. Victims can claim compensation for injuries and losses. Success in these cases involves thorough investigation and understanding of trucking regulations to prove negligence and liability.

Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New
  • How does the process of a personal injury lawsuit work?

       - The personal injury lawsuit involves:

  1. Consultation: Assessing the case with an attorney.

  2. Investigation: Collecting evidence and evaluating damages.

  3. Filing: Submitting a legal complaint against the defendant.

  4. Discovery: Exchanging evidence between parties.

  5. Negotiation/Mediation: Seeking an out-of-court settlement.

  6. Trial: Presenting the case in court if no settlement is reached.

  7. Appeal: Reviewing the trial's decision if necessary.

       Guided by an attorney, this process aims for fair compensation through evidence gathering, negotiation, and possibly trial, with the steps and duration varying by case complexity.

Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New
  • How do I know if I have a case for a slip and fall accident?

A valid slip and fall claim requires proving the property owner's negligence caused unsafe conditions, leading to injury. This means showing they were aware of the hazard but did not rectify it, resulting in harm. Legal expertise in collecting evidence and formulating a strong argument is vital. A skilled attorney can significantly improve the chances of obtaining rightful compensation for injuries and losses sustained.

Question and Answer relating to auto accidents and personal injury claims in Florida, New
  • How long do I have to file a claim after an accident?

       - For property damage and bodily injury claims:

  • Florida: The statute of limitations is 4 years for property damage and 2 years for personal injury.

  • New Jersey: The limit is 6 years for property damage and 2 years for personal injury.

  • New York: The timeframe is 3 years for both property damage and personal injury claims.

Laws change often. Always consult an attorney for advice on your specific claim and the current statute of limitations in your state. This is not legal advice.


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  • How to Determine Fault in a

  Car Accident:

    • Gather Evidence: Take photos at the scene, including all vehicles involved, road conditions, and traffic signs. Collect contact information from witnesses.

    • Review the Police Report: Obtain a copy of the police report for details on the officer’s perspective and any citations issued.

    • Consult an Attorney: An experienced attorney can help analyze the evidence and navigate state laws to determine fault accurately.


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