Bodily Injury Lawyer in Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines Bodily Injury Lawyer
No one plans to be in an accident and no one thinks that an accident will cause them serious bodily injury or catastrophic damage. But when an unfortunate accident caused by the negligence of another person or entity (company or government entity) results in serious bodily injuries, a victim may be entitled to “damages.” According to Florida law, “damages” are the amount of relief that a victim may recover in a legal action. Bodily injuries include broken bones, concussions, loss of limb, and many other traumas. All of these injuries cost time and money, and may cause lifelong changes.
Our Pembroke Pines bodily injury lawyer may be able to obtain the following damages for your claim:
- Medical bills, past and future expenses that can be reasonably proven
- Lost wages due to time away from work because of the accident, recovery, or doctor’s appointments
- Lost future earnings if the victim unable to work in the same line of work due to the accident
- Past pain and suffering from the date of the accident to the settlement or award by a court or jury
- Future pain and suffering from the date of settlement or court/jury award through the end of the life expectancy
- Home or vehicle modifications or adaptive, assistive equipment such as braces, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and other devices
- Loss of consortium, including relations with a spouse, and also loss of affection which is general relationships in society and family
- Punitive damages in some rare cases where the defendant has been particularly egregious
- Property damage to a vehicle, personal possessions, or other items
- Any other damages our lawyer at Schlacter law may be able to help you obtain
In the event of loss of life of your loved one, additional compensation you may be entitled to include end of life costs such as funerals, burials, loss of victim’s income, and other damages caused by the negligence of another. Our Pembroke Pines bodily injury lawyer will be able to tell you what damages you may be able to claim and will help you fight for your rights to compensation.
Why Our Lawyer at Schlacter Law is Different
There is no risk to ask our lawyer at Schlacter Law what damages you may be entitled to either. This is because our award-winning law firm does not charge any money upfront for us to begin reviewing your claim. If we accept your case, we will conduct a full and thorough investigation into your damages, liability, and other individuals or entities who could be responsible for your bodily injury claim. We will handle aggressive insurance adjusters and defense lawyers while you and your family can focus on healing.
Causes of Bodily Injury in Florida
There are many possible causes of bodily injury. Any causes due to negligent or intentional harm by another may result in compensation under Florida law. This includes if your damages were caused by any of the following:
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Assaults and other crime including violence or rape
- Car accidents
- Hit by a car or pedestrian knockdowns
- Trucking wrecks with 18 wheelers, semi tractor-trailers, tankers, or other big rigs
- Bicyclist collisions
- Motorcycle crashes
- Airplane incidents
- Boating accidents including which cruise ships or jet skis
- Product defects
- Construction site accidents including explosions or fires
- Medical malpractice including birth injuries, failure to diagnose, dental malpractice, and other related claims (always ask a lawyer for medical malpractice cases)
- Nursing home abuse, neglect, and/or malpractice
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Wrongful death (always ask a lawyer for help when a loved one has been wrongfully killed)
- Any other cause of serious harm or bodily injury that our lawyer could review for you
Asking a bodily injury lawyer to review your case at Schlacter Law is free and an important step to ensuring that you protect your rights. These are the most common causes of bodily injuries seen in Florida cases, therefore an experienced Pembroke Pines lawyer will be familiar with how to help you and your loved ones.
Common Bodily Injuries in Florida Claims
There are many types of catastrophic and serious bodily injuries that a Pembroke Pines lawyer may agree to handle. Some injuries may be more serious than others, but in all cases, a bodily injury lawyer should be contacted. Even if you believe that your injuries sustained from an accident may have healed, you never know what life-long changes may occur due to accident injuries revealing their severity over time, such as brain injury and nerve damage. Insurance adjusters are trained to recognize the signs of permanent injuries and will aggressively try to get you to settle your case before you go to a lawyer. Do not fall for this trap.
If you have suffered any of the following bodily injuries, you should ask a Pembroke Pines bodily injury lawyer like ours at Schlacter Law how to fight back:
- Amputations or loss of limbs
- Broken bones or fractured bones, especially, but not limited to, spine fractures, orbital fractures, hip fractures, and other damages
- Torn ligaments or muscles, especially in the knee, shoulder, or hip
- Burns or explosion injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions, contusions, brain bleeds, penetrating brain damage, diffuse axonal, coup-contrecoup, and any other TBI
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI), including paraplegia, quadriplegia, or any other SCI
- Nerve damage, including brachial plexus injury or facial nerve damage
- Birth injuries, especially hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, kernicterus, or cerebral palsy
- Infections or sepsis, including septic shock
- Organ damage, including a lung contusion, kidney injury, heart damage, or liver injuries
- Any other bodily injuries caused by another person or entity that should be reviewed by our lawyer.
If your injuries are on this list or you believe your damages were caused by another’s negligence, do not hesitate to call our lawyer and award-winning law firm at Schlacter Law for help today.
What Do I Do If I Think I am Partially at Fault?
Though you may have been partially at fault for your injuries, you may still be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. However, you need the help of an experienced Pembroke Pines bodily injury lawyer in order to achieve this because insurance companies train their adjusters to maximize a victim’s fault to undervalue or deny a claim. This is true of an insurance lawyer or defense lawyer who is also helping an adjuster settle your claim at well below what is fair under Florida law.
This is why victims need to retain an experienced Pembroke Pines bodily injury lawyer. Florida is a comparative fault state which means that victims who partially caused their accident may still receive compensation. However, their recovery may be reduced by the percentage of their fault.
Commonly seen in slip and fall accidents, a percentage recovery looks like this: You are awarded $100,000 but you were found to be 30% at fault. Your original award minus your fault percentage means you still recover $70,000. This is why insurance companies will try to lower the amount you recover from $100,000 and increase your fault from 30%. Having your own lawyer will help both increase your recovery and minimize your percentage of fault.
Our Pembroke Pines Bodily Injury Lawyer Is Ready to Help You
If the negligent or intentional actions of another person, business, or government agency have caused you catastrophic bodily injuries, ask our Pembroke Pines bodily injury lawyer for help. There is no risk to call Schlacter Law for a FREE consultation as we do not charge you any money upfront to begin representing you. Call us today by dialing (305) 999-1111 and find out how we can help you fight back to protect your rights to compensation under Florida law.
How We Handle Cases
- Your attorney will aggressively investigate your case. Schlacter Law will compile all necessary evidence needed to maximize the value of your case. Which includes but is not limited to photographs, police reports, security camera footage, witness statements, medical bills and medical records.
- You will remain in constant contact with Schlacter Law about the progression of your case.
- Your attorney will present your case to the insurance company and will attempt to resolve your case before the case goes to court for maximum compensation.
- Your attorney will make every effort possible to resolve the case as quickly as possible for the most amount of money you may be entitled to. You will be actively involved in the negotiation process with your attorney. Schlacter Law understands that this is your one opportunity to get justice for your loss.
- If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, Schlacter Law will be fully prepared to bring your case to court to fight for the justice you deserve.
- At no cost to you, Schlacter Law will hire any experts and professionals needed to maximize your recovery and present your case in the strongest form possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to file a Florida bodily injury claim?
It depends on the type of claim . Most negligence claims and intentional torts like car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, violent crime, rape or sexual offenses, trucking accidents, and other reckless cases are four years from the date of the accident. Medical malpractice cases are two years from the date that the medical malpractice was discovered or should have been discovered. Wrongful death cases are two years from the date of death. These claims are all different and may have instances when they shrink the time limit to file a lawsuit (statute of limitations) or extend the time to file a claim (tolling). The best practice is to always ask our lawyer at Schlacter Law when you need to file your lawsuit and to always file your claim as soon as possible without relying on extensions.
When should I contact a lawyer for my bodily injury claim?
The simple answer to this question is “right away.” Florida has very specific statute of limitation periods for each type of claim. The statute of limitation periods dictates a certain timeframe in which you have to file a lawsuit. An experienced bodily injury lawyer understands the different timeframes required to file a lawsuit. If you let the statute of limitations time period pass, Florida courts may automatically throw away your case, taking away your chance to recover damages that you deserve. In order to protect your rights, contact a Pembroke Pines lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Even if your accident just happened, ask our lawyer today for help.
How much does a bodily injury lawyer cost?
At Schlacter Law we do not charge victims or their families upfront. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee agreement which means we get paid a percentage of what we recover for you in a settlement or court award. This means there is no upfront financial expense to hire our law firm to represent you.