Personal injuries or even death can occur in many ways. They can involve automobiles, defective products, dog bites, or slip and fall injuries. Each case must be evaluated individually and the two main issues are “liability’, meaning determining who is at fault and to what extent, as well as the amount of damages (dollar value) for the injuries received by the plaintiff. If you have been injured or feel you have damages, call us today for your free consultation. Same day appointments are available.
All automobile accidents are different. If you are involved in an automobile accident the most important thing to do as soon as possible is to document the accident with police or proper authorities. If you have suffered any injury in the accident, it would be a good idea to alert the investigating police officer and advise him of your injury. Strict time limits apply. Under PIP law you only have 14 days to seek medical care. You should contact our office at the earliest possible time – protecting your rights is of great importance and consultations are always free.
Any person who has control over an animal may be liable for any personal injury or any property damage that is caused by that animal. This does not mean only the “owner” of the animal is responsible but also includes any person who “harbors, protects, or shelters” the animal. Florida does not use the “one free bite” law. Instead Florida is a strict liability state. If you are a dog owner or if a dog has injured you or a family member, call immediately for a free consultation.
Slip, trip and fall accidents are usually “premises liability” cases. This is what arises when a property owner (or property manager/custodian) is negligent in maintaining and repairing the property where the accident took place. If you are injured because a property owner or a business establishment failed to provide a properly maintained, safe location, you may have a claim for damages from your injuries. Damages can include pain and suffering, medical expenses, future earning, quality of life, or lost wages. Should you or a family member have an accident you need legal advice right away, call us for a free consultation.
The loss of your loved one is an intense and difficult time. If that death was caused by another’s negligence or wrong-doing, your grief is multiplied. Legal action is not something you want to think about but taking prompt legal action can make a substantial financial difference. You may have a claim for wrongful death based on the circumstances of your loved one’s death. You and your family may be entitled to financial compensation. If you have questions about wrongful death please call us today. Consultations are always free.
Sometimes an injury results from a medical error or what is called medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is what occurs when your doctor, nurse, other provider fails to provide you with care at the acceptable “standard” for similar care within the medical field and that substandard care then results in harm to you or death to your loved one. If you suspect medical mistreatment call us right away to ensure your rights are protected, there is no charge for a consultation.
Different laws apply to motorcycles than to automobiles. For example PIP (personal injury protection) coverage is required for automobiles but not available for motorcycles. If you have PIP on your automobile it will not cover your motorcycle. Approximately 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. If you have been injured in an accident involving a motorcycle you need an attorney who knows about motorcycles and the laws that affect motorcycle accidents, call us today for a free consultation.