Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney
Miami, Plantation & Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Personal injury is a general term which refers to accidents in which people are injured through the careless actions individuals or businesses. Such accidents occur through negligence, which is the failure to use reasonable care, or by intent. These accidents and the damages they cause are referred to as “torts,” or civil wrongs.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or Plantation area, or anywhere else in the state of Florida, please contact the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. or call 954-903-7005 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Damages for Personal Injury in Florida
Florida law provides that if you are injured due to the negligence of another, then you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, in the form of financial compensation. The goal of the legal system is to reasonably compensate someone for those damages, which may include:
- Past unpaid and future anticipated medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Aggravation of a pre-existing condition
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Any serious, long term injury, such as back injury or brain injury
If the actions of the wrongdoer rise to a higher level of carelessness, from wanton or willful conduct, such as an accident caused by a drunk driver, that wrongdoer may also be responsible for punitive damages, which are meant to punish them for their reckless conduct.
Personal injury victims must remember that Florida has a specific statute of limitations, which is the period of time from the date of an accident in which to file a lawsuit against the person or business who caused the accident. This is why, personal injury accident victims should contact our office as soon as practicable to ensure that their rights are protected.
For the past 20 years, the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. have helped victims of all types of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and falls
- Criminal attacks on business properties
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Accidents or incidents resulting in wrongful death claims
- Medical malpractice and negligence
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To find out more about what to do if you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to another party's negligence, speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorney today. Attorney Lipsky serves clients in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and communities across the state of Florida.