Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer
Plantation, located in western Broward County, is one of the primary cities of the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area. Boarding the area just west of downtown Fort Lauderdale, north of Davie and south of Sunrise, Plantation is a rapidly growing hub for multi-national companies expanding in South Florida. 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 growing cities across Florida, personal injuries in Plantation are common, happening daily. Those seriously injured victims of accidents in Plantation are entitled to seek legal help to pursue money for their damages, which Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer Joseph Lipsky handles from his Plantation Office located at 8751 W. Broward Blvd., Ste. 502, Plantation, which is at the Northwest corner of Broward Boulevard and Pine Island Road.Most Common Plantation Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury law, commonly referred to as “tort” law, is the practice of providing legal representation for individuals who suffer a physical or psychological injury as a result of the wrongdoing or negligence of another. The at-fault party may be an individual, an employee of the City of Plantation, a business, or even a combination of these. While there are several types of personal injury claims, below are three of the most common types of accidents which result in personal injuries in Plantation:
- Slip and Falls or Trip and Falls: These accidents happen when a property owner - or a renter, in some cases – or the operator of a business fails to keep their property or business clean and free of hazards and as a result of those hazards a customer or tenant is injured. Property owners or business operators who fail to meet their legal duty of reasonable care 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, car accidents along the roads in Plantation, including University Drive, Broward Boulevard, I-595 or Pine Island Road 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 the injured victim of a car accident may only recover money for their pain and suffering if they are diagnosed as having a “permanent injury.” 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 which may occur in Plantation’s Hospitals, including Westside Medical Center, Plantation General Hospital or urgent care centers, 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’ right to compensation are no longer be limited to so-called “caps.”
There are several other types of personal injury claims such as animal attacks and negligent security/assault and battery at a business or apartment complex due to lack of needed security precautions. 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 in Plantation to Help Injured Accident Victims
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 27 years. Call us at 954-693-0073 or click here today to schedule your initial, free, no obligation personal injury consultation.