Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer

Plantation, located in Broward County, is one of the primary cities of the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area. With its nice weather year-round, Plantation has been used as a filming location for some of America’s most popular movies. Its population is just under 90,000, according to the latest U.S. census. Like many other cities across America, personal injuries in Plantation are not uncommon. Some injured victims may not know that when a personal injury is suffered, they are entitled to a legal action in pursuit of monetary compensation for damages.

Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law, commonly referred to as “tort” law, is the practice of providing legal representation for individuals who claim they have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a result of the wrongdoing or negligence of another. The alleged at-fault party may be an individual person, the government, a private or public entity, or even a combination of these. While there are several types of personal injury claims, below are three of the most common:

  • Slip and Falls or Trip and Falls: These accidents pertain to any circumstance in which a property owner - or a renter, in some cases - fails to keep the land clean and free of hazards and injuries result due to this failure. Property owners or renters who fail to meet this legal duty can be held liable and required to pay monetary compensation to the injured victim.

  • Car Accidents: By far the most common type of personal injury case, accidents on the roads are often the result of drivers failing to follow the rules or being negligent or careless. Florida follows the “no-fault” rule, which means that only in the event of a diagnosis of a “permanent injury” is an at-fault driver financially responsible for a victim’s pain and suffering damages. Typically, each party’s personal injury protection, or PIP, insurance carrier covers the damages incurred regardless of who was at fault for the accident.

  • Medical Malpractice: These types of personal injury claims are filed because a healthcare provider allegedly fails to provide competent and reasonably skilled care that results in the injury of the patient. A person alleging harm must prove both in order to successfully be awarded monetary compensation. Thanks to a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling, injured victims’ rights to compensation are no longer be limited to so-called “caps.”

There are several other types of personal injury claims such as animal attacks, assault and battery, or even defamation. Whenever there is a victim of a personal injury, whether physical or psychological, due to the carelessness of another, there are likely grounds for a personal injury claim. In nearly all personal injury cases, the individual claiming the injury must prove the at-fault party failed to meet a legal duty that was owed to him or her which was the actual and legal cause of the damages suffered.

We Are Here to Help

Personal injury accidents can be devastating physically, psychologically, and emotionally. The knowledgeable Plantation personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. have been helping victims from across South Florida recover monetary compensation for more than 25 years. Call us at 954-693-0073 or click here today to schedule your initial, free, no obligation personal injury consultation.

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