Florida has a strict liability law for animal owners and assumes the owner is liable for the actions of their animal without the necessity of proving that in court. This liability may sometimes be mitigated if the owner can prove the victim provoked the animal. Prior aggressive behavior is not required in the state. Animal attack victims can seek damages for injuries the animal inflicts.
A baby can sustain a birth injury due to improper prenatal care or failure to diagnose a prenatal condition. Other injuries can occur due to failure to perform a C-section when required or improper C-section procedures. These incidents can result in lifelong ailments and trauma that both mother and baby have to live with, not to mention extensive medical bills. Let us help you seek financial compensation for these damages.
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
Brain and spinal cord injuries can lead to pain, permanent disabilities, and even death. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be difficult to spot at first, delaying diagnosis and adequate treatment. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s neglect or inadequate care, you should discuss the matter with an attorney.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Victims of drunk driving accidents can file a lawsuit against the driver. In some circumstances, Florida law also permits victims to seek financial restitution from the individual or the business that served the driver the alcohol. The police will pursue drunk driving criminal charges against the driver, but it’s up to you to file a case against the driver for damages you incur as a result of drunk driving accidents.
Often, injury cases mean dealing with insurance companies. That’s because many individuals don’t have the funds to compensate you for your losses, which is why they purchase insurance in the first place. Common types of insurance claims include car insurance and homeowners insurance claims. Dealing directly with insurance companies regarding your claim can be confusing and frustrating. That’s where a personal injury attorney can help—we’ll negotiate on your behalf and help you secure the settlement you deserve.
When a pharmacy dispenses the wrong medication or improper dosage, it puts patients at serious risk of illness or death. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you can seek financial damages against the pharmacy.
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure they don’t issue faulty products that cause injury. But even the most highly regulated and tested products can be faulty. For example, sometimes a medical prosthesis recall is necessary to protect consumers. When a product’s poor design or function, or a manufacturing error injures someone, the victim can seek damages in a product liability case.
Recreational Vehicle Accidents
Because Florida sees so much tourist activity each year, recreational vehicles are quite popular in the state. From scooters to boats, there is plenty of fun to be had throughout the state. However, when a person operates a recreational vehicle recklessly or a rental company fails to maintain their vehicles, and you get hurt, the fun ends. Learn how you can seek compensation for injuries you incur from recreational vehicle accidents.
Because trucks and 18-wheelers are so large, they can present a hazard on the roadway if their drivers don’t take the proper precautions. Even in situations where weather conditions are poor, the truck driver and trucking company could end up being responsible for injuries to other drivers. One of the most common causes of truck accidents is truck driver fatigue. Learn whether your case is eligible for a lawsuit.
Auto accidents can be very serious, and if you’re involved in a hit and run accident, they can also be traumatic. Although Florida is a no-fault state, you can still file a lawsuit against the other driver who is at fault for the accident. Families of those who have lost a loved one in an auto accident can also seek compensation from the at-fault party. Learn what to do when you’re in a car accident and how we can help.
While Florida is a popular place to engage in boating activities, it’s also home to its fair share of accidents. Like all motor vehicles, boats must be operated with caution. Whether it’s a tourist driving a small speedboat or the operator of a massive cruise ship, at-fault parties should be held accountable. Learn how to recover damages from boating accidents.
Construction sites present many hazards and potential risks, from exposed electrical wires to falling machinery. Another challenge in construction accident cases is that more than one party might be at fault for the accident, such as the property owner or equipment manufacturer. Know your rights and contact an attorney promptly following an accident.
Nursing home neglect or verbal or physical abuse is a true tragedy. You and your loved one trusted the nursing home staff to treat them well and provide needed care. When the nursing home does not provide such services, it can lead to serious harm. Protect your loved ones by familiarizing yourself with the signs of nursing home abuse and filing a case against the nursing home that treated them poorly.
Over the last decade, motorcycle accidents have increased steadily. Motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as other vehicles. When a driver has not exercised their duty of care to drive cautiously when near motorcycles, the injured rider can pursue financial damages.
Accidents can happen anywhere, from the grocery store to your friend’s home. If you were injured on someone else’s property due to neglect, you may be able to file a lawsuit. Premises liability law can apply to accidents such as drowning or swimming pool accidents, poor building security or an insecure building, health care facility neglect, stairwell accidents, becoming the victim of an attack on properties. Protect yourself and your loved ones no matter whose property you’re on—if you’ve been injured, contact our attorneys today.
Public Transportation Accidents
Florida’s public transportation system is fairly large and serves a diverse population. While it’s an important service for many Florida residents, public transportation involves enormous vehicles that can inflict serious harm in an accident. Whether you’re involved in a school bus accident or some other public transportation accident, you have a right to file a case and seek compensation.
Slip/Trip and Fall
Property owners have a responsibility to do regular maintenance, upkeep, and inspection of the area to prevent any hazardous conditions which might lead to an accident. When they fail to do that regular maintenance and someone gets hurt, the property owner can be held liable. Slip/trip and fall accidents can be caused by foreign substances on the floor, uneven pavement or walkways, or a variety of other scenarios. Protect yourself financially by discussing your accident with an attorney.
The death of a loved one is tragic, no matter the circumstances. But when that loved one passes away at the hands of someone else’s neglect or illegal actions, you have a right to seek damages against that person or entity. See how an attorney can help you determine whether your loved one’s passing was a wrongful death—and whether you may be able to take legal action.
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