Since 1984 the attorneys at The Florida Law Group have been fighting for the rights of those injured by the wrongful conduct of others. Our Florida personal injury lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for injured individuals and their families, and as a result of our impressive settlements, we have been honored with membership into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.
At The Florida Law Group, we believe it is essential to be aware of your rights. We are not afraid or hesitant to stand up to powerful insurance companies. Our goal is to right the wrong you have suffered, even if we have to take your case to trial.
How Our Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
The Florida personal injury lawyers at The Florida Law Group represent accident victims in the following situations.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and other vehicles are among the most common types of accidents in the United States. Often, these personal injury claims stem from another motorist’s negligence. Regardless of the cause or whoever was negligent, vehicle accidents can have lifelong impacts. Even accidents that might at the time feel as if they are not that bad could require long-term medical care.
After a car accident, you have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation for immediate medical bills that stemmed from the accident, as well as future medical expenses, such as rehabilitation. There are also damages available for lost wages, because of an inability to work and the lost ability to work in the future, along with compensation for the physical and emotional suffering you have endured.
Slip & Fall and Premises Liability Accidents
Slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability lawsuit. Individuals who slip and fall on someone’s property may find themselves with an injury that could have been avoided had the property owner not neglected to repair their broken facilities. Sometimes a grocery store or restaurant fails to clean up spilled food, drink, or cleaning solution. Other common situations in premises liability cases include loose railings, stairs in poor condition, and inadequate lighting.
A slip, trip, or fall from any of these situations can cause an injury that lingers, resulting in costly medical bills and missed work. Our Florida personal injury lawyers will compile evidence such as photos, video, and medical records to prove that negligence caused your injuries. You and your family should not have to suffer because someone was lackadaisical about keeping their property safe for visitors.
Wrongful Death of a Loved One
Wrongful death cases are unnecessary tragedies. Compensation for these horrific personal injury accidents caused by the actions of another can fall under a few different categories. There is the usual compensation for current and ongoing medical bills and expenses and lost wages that one can fight for in any personal injury lawsuit.
In addition, there are those reserved for survivors of loved ones who died because of the negligence of another. Plaintiffs can seek compensation for funeral costs, as well as compensation to account for the sudden and enduring loss of household income that comes with the death of a family member. Compensation is also available for pain and suffering, as well as the loss of companionship. These damages can help the family obtain some degree of peace of mind after a sudden loss.
It is crucial for survivors to pursue legal action as soon as they can. Thinking about a lawsuit when you have just lost a loved one might seem uncomfortable, but it is crucial to ensure you get the justice you deserve as a survivor. Our Florida personal injury lawyers can’t bring your loved one back or take away your pain, but we can help alleviate the financial stress that results after losing a loved one.
Accidents Resulting in Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Some of the most horrifying and heartbreaking types of injuries that can stem from motor vehicle and other personal injury accidents are those to the brain and spinal cord. In personal injury cases involving paralysis and traumatic brain injuries, victims sustain potentially permanent physical and/or mental damage that often impacts their ability to perform basic daily functions.
If a negligent person or company injures you or a family member, all of you are victims of their carelessness. However, you will not have to try to hold these negligent parties accountable alone. Using evidence such as medical records, photographs, videos, and other documentation, in addition to medical expert depositions, our Florida personal injury lawyers build a case to bolster your claim for compensation to cover damages such as past and ongoing medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of life’s enjoyment, and lost wages.
Accidents Resulting in Burn and Fire Injuries
Fire and burn injuries are some of the most severe and life-altering injuries a person can suffer. Imagine if your life or a loved one were irreparably changed for the worse, because of a chemical fire caused by unsafe working conditions or an apartment fire that occurred because of a landlord cutting corners with fire safety?
Renters and residents who experience burns because a landlord did not install and/or maintain proper fire safety equipment or enable adequate fire safety measures, can be held liable for your burn injury. Faulty electrical wiring, a scalding beverage, and many other hazards can cause horrific burns, leaving permanent scarring and disfigurement. In each of these scenarios, you have a right to hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries.
Dog and Animal Bites
Dog bites and attacks have the potential to be far more severe than they may seem. If someone’s pet attacks you, then you might be able to file a lawsuit with your Florida personal injury lawyers against the animal’s owner and, if applicable, their homeowners’ insurance.
As with other personal injury cases, with dog and animal bite lawsuits, you could be entitled to compensation from the liable party to cover expenses like medical bills, lost wages, and even the emotional distress that stems from the harrowing incident.
Injuries Resulting from Negligent Security
If you shop at a store, go to school, attend a concert, or park in a parking garage, and suffer an injury or death because of negligent or inadequate security practices, you can file a lawsuit seeking to obtain compensation.
Generally, the property owner is liable for the injuries, or wrongful death suffered if the property owner could have reasonably provided security but failed to do so. In other words, you would not file a negligent security lawsuit against the perpetrator of a shooting, rape, or assault, but instead, you would sue the landlord or property owner.
How foreseeable the offense was and if it were preventable are primarily what determine a property owner’s liability. For example, if there were a door or gate that should have been locked but was not, and an outside party entered a premise and attacked someone, that’s negligent security. The owner had a duty to keep guests safe.
Compensation for Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
There are several different types of damages you could get in a personal injury lawsuit, some of which are “economic” and tied to specific costs incurred in the aftermath of an injury, and “noneconomic,” which are more subjective. What is available and how (and if) they are limited depends on where you live and/or where the injury occurred. When you work with the Florida personal injury lawyers at The Florida Law Group, we will thoroughly evaluate your case and all possible means of compensation that may apply to ensure you are being fairly compensated for the injuries or loss you have endured.
Past and Future Medical Bills Compensation
Those involved in a personal injury accident will likely need medical care, which can include tests, treatment, hospital stays, and outpatient care to address immediate injuries. However, it does not always end there. Medical care can also be required on an ongoing basis, especially if there are serious or permanent injuries. Overall, this can be expensive, and it is not uncommon for victims to face medical bills that are thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Our Florida personal injury lawyers will fight to ensure damages assessed against the defendant in a settlement or trial should cover all of your past and future medical bills related to your accident.
Compensation for Lost Wages
You were injured, and you had to miss work. Maybe it was just a matter of using some sick time to go to doctor’s appointments, or perhaps you were in the hospital and had to take significant time away from your career. Your injuries may be so severe that you can no longer work. Whether it is the loss of a few days or the inability to work at all, you may be entitled to compensation for those lost wages.
Pain and Suffering Compensation
Compensation for pain and suffering is calculated and awarded based on the depth and breadth of the pain and suffering you have endured. The type of injury and the medical treatment that was required after the accident are two main factors in determining a value for your resulting pain and suffering. To get this kind of compensation, which can exceed a million dollars in a jury trial, the plaintiff needs to have as much evidence as possible to prove the impact of an injury caused by the negligence of another.
Emotional Distress Compensation
Emotional distress is related to an injured person’s mental and emotional state following an accident. After all, severe injury is not exclusive to a person’s exterior. Depending on the nature of the accident, a personal injury victim may suffer from anxiety and depression, or more severe mental health concerns like post-traumatic stress disorder. Acquiring damages from emotional distress typically requires you to have comprehensive and accurate records from your therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist, as well as a diagnosis of a specific psychiatric condition. Our Florida personal injury lawyers handle the gathering and organizing of this information to support your claim for compensation on your behalf.
Wrongful Death Damages in Florida
Wrongful death claims are civil actions filed by survivors of an individual or individuals killed in an accident due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual or party. Survivors are left without the love, support, and income of the deceased family member, and courts can award compensation accordingly. The compensation provided by an award of damages for wrongful death can help ease the financial burdens associated with the loss of a loved one.
Compensation for Loss of Consortium (Loss of Companionship)
If you or a loved one are in an accident and injured to such an extent that you can’t truly carry on a complete relationship with your spouse or partner (or them you) — or one of you were killed in an accident — you could be eligible for compensation for loss of consortium. Loss of consortium is commonly referred to as loss of companionship.
Punitive Damages in Florida
Punitive damages are different from the categories of compensation above, which are primarily designed to make the injured plaintiff whole again because they are awarded based on the behavior of the defendant. Punitive damages in Florida punish defendants whose injurious actions were particularly egregious.
Not only does a punitive damages award punish the defendant, but it also can serve as a deterrent that dissuades other parties and companies from engaging in similar activity. For the court to award such compensation to a plaintiff, the actions must have been either intentional or the result of wanton and willful misconduct.
The Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Florida
If you are interested in pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to understand that your time is limited. All civil claims are subject to a statute of limitations, so you should waste no time in discussing your case with one of our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers. Typically, victims have four years from the date of the accident or injury to file a case, but the laws vary depending on the type of accident. If you fail to do so before the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from recovering any level of compensation.
Contact the Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at The Florida Law Group Today for a Free Consultation
At The Florida Law Group, our priority is you. We don’t meet quotas; we help people. If you think you might have a personal injury case, we invite you to call our legal team to discuss your legal options. It’s free to call, and you are under no obligation. If our Florida personal injury lawyers can help, we will. Contact us today online or by calling 833-271-1011.