Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer
Helping seriously injured personal injury accident victims across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, the Palm Beaches and the Florida KeysFLORIDA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
For Lauderdale personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky knows that 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 which arise from them are called “torts,” or civil wrongs.
Personal injuries also refer to a physical, emotional or psychological injury which someone suffers due to the negligence of another person or business. Negligence is essentially the failure to use reasonable care. When someone else’s negligence causes a person to suffer personal injuries, Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Joseph Lipsky helps his clients seek the maximum amount of money compensation they deserve due to their injuries and damages. If the person or business that caused those injuries has insurance, such as car insurance or liability insurance, that insurance company will be responsible for paying for the damages their insured caused an accident victim to suffer.What Makes a Successful Personal Injury Claim?
When pursuing your claim, our Miami personal injury lawyers will look for:
- Duty: You must prove that, before or during the incident that injured you, the other person had a duty to you. This can be as simple as driving safely.
- Breach: Second, your personal injury lawyer must prove that the defendant breached the duty in some way.
- Injury: You must show that you have suffered an injury. This can be physical, emotional or financial.
- Causation: Finally, it is necessary to demonstrate that there is a causal link between the defendant’s actions and your injuries.
Florida personal injuries most commonly occur in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, criminal attacks caused by the negligence on a business property and from on-the-job incidents. Florida Law provides that if someone is injured due to the negligence of another, then the injured victims is entitled to economic and non-economic money damages, in the form of financial compensation. Our goal is to help our client maximize their compensation while using all of the tools which Florida’s legal system provides. The damages we help our clients recover include money for their:
- 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.
Occasionally the actions of the wrongdoer rises to a higher level of carelessness, or what is referred to as wanton or willful conduct. An example of such recklessness is a car accident caused by a drunk driver. In that situation, that drunk driver may also be responsible for paying the injured victim punitive damages, which are meant to punish them for their reckless conduct.
Each state has specific time periods in which a person who suffers personal injuries has to bring a lawsuit against the person or business that caused those injuries. In Florida, that statute of limitations, for most negligence cases, other than those involving medical malpractice, is four years. Because of those limitations it is imperative that accident victims consult with Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Lipsky as soon as possible after being injured to make sure all of their legal rights, and all needed evidence, is preserved.
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Lipsky has more than twenty five years of experience helping accident victims recover millions of dollars for all of the damages they suffer in personal injury accident, including:
- Truck accidents
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Accidents or incidents which result in wrongful death
- Medical Negligence or Malpractice
- Slip and Falls
This is not an exhaustive list. If you don’t see your case type listed, don’t hesitate to arrange a free, no-obligation initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers. We’ll discuss your case with compassion and care. Your options will be determined by the unique circumstances of your case. Our personal injury lawyers will fight to make sure you and your interests are well-represented in court and the negotiating room.
If you or a family member suffered personal injuries from any type of accident, we urge you to contact us either ONLINE or by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale - Plantation
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to schedule your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.