Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured by the actions of another, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Personal injury cases fall into three main categories: those of negligence, those of intentional harm and those of strict liability. A Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer can review your particular circumstances, establish the liable parties and help you pursue the compensation you deserve. When you are facing significant medical bills, lost income and the painful effects of your injury, you need an attorney that can protect your rights and will energetically pursue the compensation you deserve.
Dedicated Legal Counsel for Your Injury Case
Along with car, motorcycle and truck accidents, our firm offers skilled assistance with a wide range of incidents, including the following:
As one of the leading causes of injury throughout the country, car accidents are a common occurrence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you have been involved in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, we strongly urge you to talk to our personal injury law firm at once.
If you have recently been involved in a bicycle accident, you should immediately consider talking to a personal injury attorney from our law firm. We strongly urge you to seek medical treatment first before talking to a lawyer from our office, though.
When a person is seriously injured, they are often unable to return to work for weeks or even months or years. Without work, it will be difficult to pay medical bills and any damages caused during the accident. Furthermore, it may become more and more difficult to support a family. Fortunately, a personal injury claim can help you recover financial damages caused by the accident!
While a person can be injured at any occupation, construction sites continue to prove to be one of the most dangerous places for a person to work. Dangers of falling objects, unstable scaffolding and heavy machinery all pose a threat to a worker's well-being and health.
When we are injured or ill, we trust our doctors to prescribe us medication that is safe and effective. Unfortunately, this does not always occur and individuals are harmed even more due to the dangerous drug or prescription medication that a doctor has given them. If this has happened to you, you may have the right to hold the manufacturing company or doctor accountable.
In some cases, where a manufacturer is rushed or pressured to finish a product and put it on the shelves for consumer purchase, they may cut corners and fail to adhere to safety standards to meet this deadline. These situations often lead to recalls due to deaths or serious injury due to the product.
Dog Bite Accidents
Small children are some of the most commonly affected groups of people to suffer dog bite injuries, mostly due to their small size in nature. Smaller children may suffer injuries to the neck and face, while taller individuals and adults may suffer dog bites to the waist and below, if they are standing while being bitten.
Grounds for Personal Injury
In order for a person to file a personal injury claim, they must be able to prove several things to be true, including that the other party was at fault for the accident and that they acted negligently in doing so, and that your injuries were a direct result of the "at-fault" party's actions.
If you have recently seen a doctor for an injury or illness and have become even more injured or ill as a direct result of the doctor's actions, our firm strongly advises you to call us at once! You may be afraid to seek additional medical help after this event, and out firm can help you turn this dark time around.
Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? Due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle rider has while on a bike, they are more likely to suffer serious and catastrophic injuries when involved in an accident than the passengers and driver in the other vehicle.
Negligence refers to a person's actions when they fail to acknowledge the safety of others around them. It can be seen in car accident cases when a person who causes the accident is talking on their phone while driving or driving under the influence of alcohol.
Nursing Home Abuse
If your loved one is in a nursing home, you understand the great amount of trust you must put into the caretakers at the facility. You trust them to care for your loved one, to provide high quality service and to act compassionately and patiently when dealing with elders. When a staff member or doctor at the nursing home physically, mentally or economically abuses your loved one, you may have grounds for a claim.
Pedestrian accidents are among the most severe of any personal injury cases, especially when a pedestrian is hit by a car, truck or larger vehicle. Even in cases where a bicyclist or motorcyclist hits a pedestrian, serious injuries may occur for both parties.
Personal Injury Settlements
Obtaining a settlement for an injury accident can be difficult, especially if you choose to face insurance agents without an attorney. Insurance companies are businesses, and their main goal is to pay out the smallest settlement as possible, even if that means you will be in debt and have to pay medical expenses out of pocket.
Cases involving injury on another person's property are known as premises liability cases. These can be difficult to prove, especially because of factors such as reasonable care and negligence that must be proven on the property to secure a settlement.
Swimming Pool Accidents
If you have lost a loved one or have been injured in a swimming pool or near drowning accident, it is important to talk to a personal injury attorney at our Fort Lauderdale law firm immediately. This case involves premises liability, and you will need to prove certain factors of negligence to obtain a settlement.
Slip & Fall
Sustaining an injury from a slip and fall accident can be devastating, especially if that injury has left you physically disfigured (such as broken bones, scarring). While many people underestimate the ability of a slip and fall accident, some people can be seriously injured when they trip on another's property if there are unsafe conditions.
School Bus Accidents
School bus accidents have an extremely high rate of serious injuries and fatalities. If your child has been injured because of the negligence or irresponsibility of a school bus driver, it is important that you take legal action to protect your rights and the safety of other children as well.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic injury to the brain is a possibility any time that an individual receives a hard blow to the head. The symptoms of TBI vary depending on the severity of the blow, and it is wise to consult a medical professional if you suspect that you are experiencing symptoms. You may also have the right to seek compensation from the person who caused your injury.
Trucks are among the largest vehicles on the road, and travelling even at low speeds can cause detrimental harm to a passenger vehicle on the road. If you have been involved in a truck accident caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, tired or acting negligently, talk to our firm.
Workplace accidents are more common than people may believe; even sitting behind a desk can lead to serious injuries in time, such as carpal tunnel disease. Other types of work related accidents include falling objects, scaffolding injuries and accidents during deliveries.
Losing a loved one in an injury accident will not only be an emotional time in your family's life, but it will also be frustrating. As much as you would like to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions, you know that nothing you do can reverse what has happened. Fortunately, you can file a claim and seek compensation for financial damages caused by the accident.
Consult a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer
Whatever your individual needs are, we are committed to providing personalized service and using our over 70 years of combined experience to your benefit. Call our office today to learn more about the personal injury and accident that you have been involved in and how our law firm can help you. We have already recovered millions for clients in the past in many different types of accidents, and we are prepared to give you the tools you need to find a positive outcome.
While we understand that hiring a personal injury attorney may not be the first thing on your mind, it is important to your financial future and health to talk to our office. Without financial compensation for your accident, you may be left to pay all of your medical expenses and property damage out of pocket, which can range up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person's negligent actions, you deserve to have dedicated legal counsel on your side; call us today for a consultation of your case.