Serious accidents can leave victims with injuries that impact their lives in sometimes devastating ways. Even a minor or moderate injury may keep you laid up and unable to go to work, leaving your family in financial distress. If you have trouble paying the medical bills, whoever was responsible for your injuries should pay for these expenses – not you and your family.
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident, call Prosper Shaked Accident Injury Attorneys PA today. Our Pembroke Pines personal injury attorney may be able to take your case, file your claim in a court of law, and fight to get you and your family the compensation you need. Our attorney represents victims of car accidents, product injuries, premises injuries, workplace injuries, and claims for other accidents, including deadly accident claims. For a free legal consultation, call our office today at (305) 694-2676.
Suing for Injuries in an Accident in Florida
We call them “accidents,” but many accidents are not caused by random chance. Most accidents only occur because someone failed to use the proper care or skill required of them, leaving you at risk for injuries and damages. There are many types of personal injury cases, and our attorney represents victims of each of the following types of cases. If you were injured in another way not listed here, call us anyway; we may be able to represent you in that claim as well.
Dangerous Property Injury Cases
Injuries caused by hidden dangers or unsafe conditions on someone else’s property are one of the most common accidents. Slip and fall injuries, trip and fall injuries, falls from heights, electrocution, drowning, burns, and dog bites are all injuries that could occur because someone had a dangerous condition on their property that they failed to repair or warn you about. If these injuries happened at someone else’s home, their homeowners insurance might cover the injuries. Accidents that happen in stores or businesses might also be covered by the business’ liability insurance.
Victims of car accidents may be able to get some of their bills covered by their car insurance, but these payments might not cover the full compensation they could be entitled to. These damages often do not cover medical bills and lost wages in full, and they do not cover damages for pain and suffering. If you want to get full compensation, talk to a lawyer about what your case might be worth.
Product Injury Cases
Product manufacturers sometimes fail to warn consumers of dangers involving their products. Manufacturers may also ship products that have manufacturing defects that make that specific product unsafe or design defects that make the whole product line unsafe. If you were injured by a defective auto part, home appliance, power tool, or medication, contact our law offices today to discuss filing a lawsuit for the defective or dangerous product.
Medical Malpractice Claim
When a doctor treats a patient, they are required to give care that is up to the same standards that another reasonable physician would provide in the same situation. If their care was below those standards, the care could be considered medical malpractice. This often allows victims and their families to sue the physician, and sometimes the hospital, to seek compensation for the additional medical care, pain, and suffering the victim faced.
Birth injury lawsuits are a subset of medical malpractice lawsuits that focus on injuries that a newborn suffers during their birth and in the moments after. These injuries are often caused by a doctor’s negligent care, even though they might seem like random complications. Injuries from a doctor’s choice to use forceps when unnecessary or a doctor’s failure to call for an emergency C-section when it is needed can leave the baby with facial paralysis, injuries to the brachial plexus, brain damage, or cerebral palsy.
Wrongful Death Claims
Many victims are killed in accidents each year. No matter how the accident occurred, if someone can be held responsible for the untimely death, you may be able to seek compensation from that party. These wrongful death lawsuits can be used to recover compensation that can help your family move forward after a loss. These damages can cover the cost of burial and funeral expenses as well as lost wages, lost companionship, lost household services, and other relevant harms.
Call a Lawyer Before Accepting Compensation
Many defendants, especially large corporations, will work to shut down claims early in the process. They may offer you a settlement or send you a check to pay for the damages, but this settlement may be lower than what you could be entitled to in court. It is vital to talk to an attorney for help understanding what your case might be worth so that you can avoid being undercut by these low-ball settlement offers.
The same is true if you are working with an insurance company. Insurance companies often pay only a portion of the damages you are entitled to, and they do not pay damages for pain and suffering in most cases. Our lawyer can help you claim damages for every penny of loss you suffered, even for intangible harms like pain and suffering.
Call Our Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Legal Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, the Pembroke Pines personal injury lawyers at Prosper Shaked Accident Injury Attorneys PA might be able to help. Prosper Shaked represents injury victims and their families in claims against individual defendants and large companies responsible for causing your injuries and damages. To set up your free legal consultation and learn more about your claim, call us today at (305) 694-2676.