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Coconut Creek Personal Injury Attorney

Known as the “butterfly capital of the world” Coconut Creek, Florida is a geographical area of about 12 square miles housing about 50,000 residents which was named the 48th best small town to live in the United States by Money magazine in 2010. The city’s name is derived from its early founders planting coconut trees and one of its first developers borrowing names from neighboring Indian Creek and Coconut Grove. While undoubtedly beautiful, Coconut Creek is no stranger to personal injuries.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

There are several types of personal injury accidents that fall under personal injury law. In general, personal injury cases are governed by state law. There is an exception, however: When the accident involves parties from different countries or states, then federal, or even international, law may apply. Absent this exception, most personal injury cases are filed within the state in which the injury occurred. Some common types of personal injury cases include:

  • Truck or car accidents: In these types of lawsuits, it may be possible to recover monetary damages from the other driver, the car insurance company, or even a third party (such as the employer) depending on the circumstances;
  • Premises liability: These types of injuries can happen anywhere, from a public school to a private home to a commercial building. In such cases, the owner or the renter of the property may be liable for injuries if negligence is established;
  • Medical malpractice: A healthcare provider’s negligent treatment, whether intentional or not, may result in serious injury or even death. Typically, the liability insurance carrier is the defendant in the lawsuit;
  • Work-related injuries: If you are injured at the workplace, you may be entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation as an employee. Alternatively, if you are a contract worker, a lawsuit may have to be filed directly against the employer in order to recuperate damages incurred;
  • Industrial diseases: Over the years many people have suffered temporary or permanent injuries due to exposure to toxic chemicals or environments (such as asbestos) in the workplace.
Seeking Damages

Under Florida law, there is a deadline of four years from the date of injury to file the personal injury claim. This timeframe is typically referred to as a statute of limitations. If you fail to file your claim within this time frame, your case will be barred forever.

In order for a plaintiff to successfully obtain monetary compensation for damages suffered in a Florida personal injury case, state law requires that he or she establish that the defendant had a duty not to injure the victim, this duty was breached, the breach was directly related to the victim’s injuries, and the victim suffered damages.

There are two types of damages a victim may seek in a Florida court in a personal injury case. They are referred to as compensatory and punitive. The former type of damages is intended to make the injured victim whole again while the latter is intended to punish the defendant’s actions and deter future bad behavior.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Coconut Creek

If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury in Coconut Creek, do not try to handle it on your own. The knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. have over 25 years of experience representing the injured in Florida. With offices located from the Florida Keys to the Palm Beaches, we can provide rapid legal representation to victims across South Florida. Click here today to schedule your initial case evaluation, or call us at 954-693-0073 for a free, no obligation personal injury consultation.

Client Reviews
Extremely professional and knowledgeable. Great communication and compassion. We were compensated for our losses. We would recommend Mr Lipsky and staff to anyone. ANYTIME! Elizabeth Fitz
I am so thankful to Attorney Lipsky and his staff ... they went above and beyond for me during a very difficult time after a horrific motorcycle accident. I never expected the outcome that they were able to obtain for me. Mr. Lipsky, Sandy and the rest of the staff give a whole new meaning to Professionalism and Dedication. I would highly recommend Mr. Lipsky .... I promise you; you will not be disappointed. Thank you !!!! Sandra Cantone
Mr. Lipsky and his team are some of the best out there! Fast recovery and a nice friendly staff who are able to explain everything thoroughly. Highly recommended! Ryan S
If you want the Job done then you want Attorney Lipsky office to do it for you. I have trusted this office with all my personal injury needs since the early 2000.
Not only is the attorney awesome, the staff Sandy and Jessie are awesome as well. They answered all my questions and concerns in a timely matter.
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