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- Hurt in Lauderhill? You Don’t Have to Pay for Someone Else’s Mistake
- South Florida Attorneys Who Understand What It Takes to Help You Win Your Claim
- Types of Lauderhill Injury Cases Our Attorneys Are Able to Help You With
- Auto Accidents
- Bad Faith Insurance
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Bounce House Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Child Injury and Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Cruise Ship Accidents
- Daycare Injuries
- Defective Products
- Dog Bites
- Funeral Home Negligence
- Live Event Injuries
- Maritime / Admiralty
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Pharmacy Negligence
- Pool Accidents
- Prescription Drugs
- Roadway Defects
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Slip and Falls
- Spring Break Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Uber & Lyft Ride Sharing Auto Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Wrongful Death
- Reach Out to Us to Get the Help You Need with Your Lauderhill Personal Injury Claim
Hurt in Lauderhill? You Don’t Have to Pay for Someone Else’s Mistake
Nestled comfortably between Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise, and Lauderdale Lakes, with Miami just a half hour to the south, Lauderhill has one big thing going for it: location.
Residents and vacationers alike enjoy the proximity to both work and fun, whether that means relaxing on one of the many nearby beaches, taking in a show, cheering on the Miami Dolphins, or enjoying local cuisine. Even better, since Lauderhill is not exactly known as a hotspot, it is relatively easy to get a bargain when you stay here.
Most of the time when these things happen, we tend to blame ourselves – or the universe. “What a freak accident,” we say. Or, “Clumsy me.” Or even, “Oh well, it couldn’t have been helped.”
What if it could have been helped though? What if it was not something uncontrollable that led to your injury, but the negligent actions of another? Should you have to pay for their mistake? Do they not bear some of the responsibility?
At The Injury Law Firm of South Florida, these are the kinds of questions that our experienced lawyers have been encouraging our clients to ask for decades. We understand the deep personal turmoil that a serious injury can cause. The pain and suffering that you must endure. The lost work time. The many trips to doctors and physical therapy appointments. The increasingly huge pile of bills.
Our attorneys firmly believe that you should never have to pay for someone else’s negligence. If they had behaved appropriately, you would not be in this situation in the first place, so it should be their responsibility to compensate you for what they did.
Thankfully, the State of Florida believes this as well and has set down clear laws covering how personal injury liability works in a variety of situations. As a firm that has handled countless of personal injury cases over the years, we have the knowledge and skill you need to get the compensation you deserve.
South Florida Attorneys Who Understand What It Takes to Help You Win Your Claim
For the most part, regardless of where the incident happened, what type of injury you suffered, or who is the responsible party, injury law in Florida comes down to proving four elements:
Duty. Every single person has a duty to behave safely and responsibly around others. For example, you cannot just decide to weave your car all over the road because you want to. This is not safe, responsible behavior, and it puts both you and others at risk. People in specific roles may also have additional responsibilities, such as doctors, lawyers, or other professionals. If someone fails to follow through on their duty, it is possible that they may be held responsible for negligence, so the first part of a successful injury claim is proving that the entity you are suing owed a duty to you.
Breach. The next step after showing that you were owed a duty is to prove that there was a breach in that duty. A driver acted recklessly. A store owner did not repair a broken walkway. A doctor offered medical care that deviated from accepted practice.
Causation. Once you show that the defendant breached their duty, you must then prove that this breach directly caused your injuries. Because someone was texting and driving, they crashed into you, causing whiplash. Because your doctor mistakenly left a sponge inside your body during surgery, you developed an infection.
Damages. After proving the breach caused the injury, the final step is to show that your injury resulted in specific damages. Medical bills to help you recover. Money lost due to missing work. Pain and suffering.
Since all injury lawsuits need to prove these four things, you might think that they can all be handled in the same way – but this is not necessarily true. While most of the broad strokes are similar, there are nuances specific to all kinds of different cases.
Malpractice claims, for example, typically require the use of expert witnesses who can explain why what the defendant did was not acceptable practice. Different types of cases may have different statutes of limitations. Claims against government entities work differently than those against private citizens or businesses.
Because of this, it is important that you work with lawyers who have successfully taken on a wide variety of Florida personal injury cases.
Types of Lauderhill Injury Cases Our Attorneys Are Able to Help You With
At The Injury Law Firm of South Florida, we commonly handle claims involving:
Florida is one of the worst states to get in a car accident—almost a quarter of Florida drivers lack insurance. Uninsured or underinsured drivers can leave you with the bill, even if the accident wasn’t your fault. We can help you get the compensation you need to cover damages and injuries caused by negligent drivers.
Bad Faith Insurance
Some insurance providers will do anything to avoid paying for a claim. When an insurance company fails to fulfill their end of the contract, this is referred to as “bad faith insurance.” We may be able to help you stand up to these big companies and win the compensation you deserve.
Cyclists have just as much right to be on our streets as people in motor vehicles, and everywhere drivers are implored to share the road. Still, Florida has one of the highest incidences of car-bicycle accidents in the nation, and drivers are often to blame.
With more coastline than anywhere else in the country, it is no surprise that Florida has most boats in the United States. Unfortunately, we also have the most boating accidents, because far too few people truly understand and respect safe boating rules.
Bounce House Injuries
Big, bright, soft, cheery -- bounce houses look harmless, but that is a terrible illusion. Every year thousands of people -- mostly children -- are injured on inflatable attractions like moon bounces, and many of these accidents are due to negligence. Whether your child was hurt at a neighbor's backyard party or at a children's play facility with bounce houses, make sure the responsible parties are held accountable.
Beyond getting the right treatment and rehabilitation for your injury, it’s also important to seek out compensation if you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence. No one should have to deal with brain injuries on their own.
Both Metro and school bus drivers have to go through rigorous training courses to ensure that they know how to handle extremely large vehicles that can often be unwieldy and hard to control. But even in the most experienced hands, buses just aren’t designed for their safety.
Child Injury and Accidents
Accidental child injuries are incredibly costly. Nationally, these types of accidents lead to tens of billions of dollars in costs every single year – and that is just for medical expenses. It does not account for money lost due to missed work, property damage, and anything else associated with the incident.
If you’ve been injured in an accident on a construction site, you want to make sure that you and your family are protected. Depending on the severity of the accident, you might lose out on work, have high medical bills, and even continue to battle against pain for years.
Cruise Ship Accidents
Norovirus. Fires. Drownings. Assaults. When people think about cruises, they imagine mouth-watering buffets and awe-inspiring shore excursions, but there are also all kinds of ways that you can get hurt. Did the cruise line do enough to protect you?
As much as parents hate to imagine it, accidents and injuries do occur at daycare centers and afterschool care facilities. If your child has been injured because of staff negligence or unsafe conditions, you may be able to recover medical compensation and general pain and suffering through a daycare injury claim.
Manufacturers and designers have a duty to ensure that the products they sell to you are as safe as possible. And if there are any specific worries, they need to place warnings on their items to make sure that you are aware. If a product does not work the way it is supposed to and this causes you to come to harm, we can help.
Owners have a responsibility to keep their pets under control. If they fail to do this, you deserve compensation for any injury you or a loved one sustains.
Although electrical accidents are leading causes of workplace injuries, they can happen anywhere – including public venues, pools, and your home. Determining the party who is responsible for these types of accidents can be tricky, which is why enlisting the aid of a skilled Florida electrical injury attorney is particularly critical.
Funeral Home Negligence
You trust funeral and mortuary professionals to carry your deceased loved one to their final resting place with dignity and care. However, if your funeral home or mortuary company mishandles remains, abuses their position, or is otherwise neglectful, you have the right to recover damages through a funeral home negligence lawsuit.
Live Event Injuries
A fun night out can take a devastating turn when you are injured at a show or other special event. Event operators have a responsibility to keep their guests safe by inspecting and maintaining facilities, conducting background checks, providing sufficient security measures, and more. Whether you were injured at a concert, festival, sports game, or other live event, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries.
Maritime / Admiralty
Did you know that accidents and injuries that occur on the water fall under a completely different set of laws than those on land? Maritime injuries require maritime lawyers, and we have that experience.
Bikers are far more likely than those in passenger automobiles to be seriously injured or even killed if they are involved in an accident. When someone else hits you, fighting back may be the only way you can pay for your recovery.
Property owners have a duty to keep you reasonably safe while you are on their premises. So if you are robbed in a parking lot or attacked in your hotel room, they may be liable.
Nursing Home Abuse
Seniors go into nursing homes and assisted living facilities because they need help and care, but all too often what they receive is pain, punishment, and neglect. Do not let this happen to you or someone you love.
The roads around Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and other parts of South Florida were designed for cars, not people. Perhaps that is why Florida routinely has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the country. Fight back to make the streets safer for everyone.
Hurt in Lauderhill? You Don’t Have to Pay for Someone Else’s Mistake Nestled comfortably between Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise, and Lauderdale Lakes, with Miami just a half hour to the south, Lauderhill has one big thing going for it: location. Residents and vacationers alike enjoy the proximity to both work and fun, whether that means […]
Those who own pools are required to engage in certain safety practices, such as installing fences and gates to keep out young children. If you or someone you love was hurt because of a pool owner’s negligence, hold them accountable.
Maybe your doctor prescribed you drugs that interacted badly when they should have known better. Or the drug company neglected to mention certain side effects that caused you harm. Prescription drug injuries can have truly serious consequences.
You expect the roads you drive on to be thoughtfully designed, well maintained, and safe to travel on. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Sometimes, a defect in the road or highway causes a serious accident. Learn more about how we can help you recover damages for your defective roadway accident while making the roads safer for Florida drivers.
Spinal Cord Injuries
When your spinal cord is injured, it can greatly impact your life, including causing you to lose the ability to walk or move. Many people with this type of injury need care for life. If someone’s negligence caused your condition, you owe it to yourself to seek compensation.
Slip and Falls
Slippery floors. Uneven surfaces. Broken lights. These are just a few of the reasons that can cause someone to fall and get hurt. Property owners have a responsibility to keep up with maintenance and repairs.
Spring Break Injuries
Say the words "spring break" and no one imagines getting hurt. They think about partying on the beach or in clubs. Relaxing on the beach. Boating. Flying around on fun rides at amusement parks. Unfortunately, countless people are injured visiting Florida for spring break every year because of another's negligence. If your or someone you love gets hurt, make sure you learn how it happened and fight back if someone didn't do their job.
If you or a loved one is hit by a big rig or tractor trailer, your experience is going to be a lot different than that of someone involved in an accident with just another passenger vehicle. The trucking company will get involved, and the rules and regulations for these kinds of accidents are different, too. Make sure you have someone on your side who understands how they work.
Uber & Lyft Ride Sharing Auto Accidents
Uber, Lyft, and others have upended transportation and become wildly popular in just a few short years. People enjoy using rideshare services because they are fast, easy, ubiquitous, and often quite a bit cheaper than taxi services. Unfortunately, new services always come with kinks. With ride shares, it is the fact that things can become complicated if you are injured. Who is liable? Can you get compensation? We can help you sort everything out.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
Injuries at work happen all the time – particularly in certain industries. Unfortunately, companies have a vested interest in protecting their bottom line, and often that matters more to them than your health and their responsibility. For fair and just compensation, you may need a lawyer on your side.
Nothing can replace a life that was tragically cut short by the misconduct of another. A wrongful death lawsuit can, however, provide you with the compensation you need to cover medical, funeral, and other costs so that you can get back on your feet—all while holding the guilty party responsible.
Something we deal with a lot in Lauderhill is negligent security.
Sadly, this area experiences quite a bit of crime. How much? The violent crime rate is about three times higher than the average for both the country as a whole and the state of Florida, and the property crime rate is above average as well. To really put things in perspective, Neighborhood Scout says that 91 percent of US cities are safer, while Area Vibes says that number is even higher – 93 percent!
When criminal activity is that prevalent, it is even more important for businesses to do their part to keep you safe. Keep doors locked. Make sure parking lots and other areas are well lit. Hire security guards if needed.
If you are robbed or attacked due to unsafe conditions, it may be possible to hold a third party, such as a hotel, liable for what happened. Not only can this enable you to recover financially, it can help you get closure on a horrible chapter of your life – and possibly prevent someone else from suffering as you have.
Reach Out to Us to Get the Help You Need with Your Lauderhill Personal Injury Claim
Suffering a serious injury is terrible for anyone to go through. It is even worse when you know that it would not have happened if others were acting in a caring and responsible manner.
Do not let them get away with it. Fight for your rights and your family’s future by filing a personal injury lawsuit to help you win the compensation you need and deserve.
Our lawyers know the ins and outs of injury law in Florida and how to get results. We can help you just like we have helped countless others hurt in south Florida – but you have to reach out to us first.
The process is simple. All you need to do to get started is fill out our quick online case review form or give us a call:
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