Areas of Legal Practice

The attorneys at Jacobus & Fielding are dedicated to providing residents of Brevard County with professional, ethical and experienced legal representation. Our seasoned legal team works together to ensure the most successful outcome for each individual case, including personal injury protection, automotive litigation, social security, and workers’ compensation. Please click on the practice areas in the menu above or scroll down to learn more.

Melbourne Automobile Accident Attorneys

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Accidents happen all the time but if you are hurt in an automobile accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

The attorneys at Jacobus & Fielding work hard for you ensuring that you are compensated fairly and that your quality of life is restored and comparable to your life style before the accident.

Florida Personal Injury Cases

If you have suffered because of a slip and fall, vicious dog bite or other type of personal injury, we care about your personal well-being. In a personal injury case, there are no caps or limits on what a jury may award an injured person, and the categories of damage are far broader than in workers’ compensation. Among some of the categories for which a person my seek damages are:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Past and future disability
  • Disfigurement

We understand that successful results come from knowledge and diligence and we work hard for each and every client.

Wrongful Death Litigation

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the decedent was killed as a result of the negligence of another. Examples of wrongful conduct that may lead to death include drinking and driving, manufacturing a deficient product, neglecting a person in your care or failing to diagnose a fatal disease.

Florida statutes provide compensation for persons who may have suffered monetary damages from the death of the victim in addition to the enormous emotional loss.

The attorneys at Jacobus & Fielding Trial Lawyers, LLC understand your loss and, with utmost compassion, will work diligently for you ensuring fair compensation.


We Know Social Security Disability Law

The Social Security Administration provides benefits to people who suffer from an injury or disease that prevents them from working, or is expected to prevent them from working for one year or longer. In many cases, whether a person suffers from a disability, has been injured on the job or in an accident, they are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits.

The attorneys at Jacobus & Fielding can help guide you through the overwhelming maze of regulation and red tape of the application process. If you have become disabled, you are eligible to apply for disability within your company, either short or long term, or for other benefits through workers’ compensation. You must also apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

It is extremely important when developing a Social Security Disability case or a Social Security Supplemental Income case that the individual consults with an attorney who can assist you in collecting medical records and assessing whether or not the claim will meet the stringent requirements of the Social Security Administration.


Protecting Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

The attorneys at Jacobus & Fielding are committed to protecting the rights of injured workers by ensuring that individuals suffering from a work-related injury are substantially compensated.

If you are injured at work, you are entitled to a percentage of your lost wages until you can return to work, as well as money for medical treatment, and often, permanent disability.

A person injured in a work-related accident can seek compensation for the following categories of damage:

  • Percentage of payment of medical bills
  • Percentage of average weekly wage for the period after the accident when the person misses work
  • Percentage of average weekly wage for a to-be-determined number of weeks, representing permanent disability


Need Help with an Insurance Claim?

At Jacobus & Fielding, we have recovered benefits for policyholders involving homeowners especially as it relates to hurricanes, construction, commercial, life and general liability insurance policies.

We have obtained significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients whose claims were unfairly or unreasonably denied by insurance carriers. These cases can be legally complex in which our experience with the insurance industry pays dividends to our clients.

If you are dealing with an insurance-related claim, our attorneys will help you every step of the way, including advising you about the benefits you are entitled to receive. We understand what should and should not be done in these cases, and will work on your behalf.