Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer
Although some accidents happen by chance, accidents most often are caused by the reckless or careless behavior of one or more people. If you suffered an injury in an accident that was caused by someone else, you may be owed damages for your harm. A knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer can analyze the circumstances surrounding your accident and gather the facts and evidence needed to help you present a strong case in favor of your recovery of compensation. Attorney Joseph I. Lipsky will work vigorously to help you seek to hold any parties responsible for your harm accountable.The Basics of a Personal Injury Claim
In Florida, most people seeking damages for personal injuries will assert a negligence claim against the individual or entity that caused the alleged harm. To successfully prove liability under a theory of negligence, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed him or her a duty or obligation under the law to conform to a certain standard of conduct, and a breach of the duty to conform to the standard occurred. The plaintiff must also prove that the breach actually and proximately caused his or her injury and that he or she suffered measurable damages as a result.
A breach will be considered the actual and proximate cause of an injury if the injury would not have occurred absent the breach, and the breach was a substantial contributing cause to the alleged harm. If you sustained an injury because of someone else's negligence, you should speak to an experienced personal injury attorney in the Fort Lauderdale area to discuss whether you may be entitled to compensation for your harm.Statute of Limitations
In Florida, in most cases, a person who wishes to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against an entity or individual must file the lawsuit within four years of the date of the conduct that caused the alleged harm. In cases in which the injured person was harmed by medical malpractice, however, his or her lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the harm, or two years from when the harm is or should be discovered, but no more than four years from the date of the allegedly harmful occurrence.Damages in Personal Injury Cases
In addition to physical harm, injuries often cause significant financial and emotional harm. If you successfully prove that another party is liable for your harm, you may be able to recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages may include the cost of any medical treatment that you underwent due to your injuries and the cost of any treatment that you may need in the future. A Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney may retain a medical expert to help explain the scope of your damages. You may also be able to recover damages for loss of income if you were unable to work because of your injury. Regarding noneconomic damages, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your injuries. If you were married at the time that your injury occurred, your spouse may be owed loss of consortium damages as well. Your attorney can advise you on the full extent of the damages that you may be able to recover for your harm.Meet with a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney to Discuss Your Case
If you sustained injuries due to someone else's negligence, you should find out about your options for pursuing damages. Attorney Joseph I. Lipsky is adept at litigating cases in the Florida courts and zealously pursues compensation on behalf of his clients in personal injury cases in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami, Key West, and Orlando, as well as other cities in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Orange Counties. Our offices are located in Plantation, Miami, West Palm Beach, and Delray Beach. We can be reached at 1-888-352-5298 or through our online form to schedule a free appointment with a personal injury lawyer in the Fort Lauderdale area regarding your case.