If you have been injured in an accident, you would benefit from the individualized attention that Loughlin Law, P.A. offers our clients. Accident victims and their families are often overwhelmed with the difficulty of obtaining compensation following a crash or other accident. Doctor visits, rehabilitation, and endless paperwork often leave them flustered and confused.
Please contact our law firm today. We can step in and take over your case, freeing you to focus on what matters most.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Sunshine State saw over 340,000 total car accidents in 2020. These numbers include 3,098 fatal car accidents and 127,000 injury accidents.
- We have represented clients hurt in:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head on collisions
- T-bones or side-impact collisions
- Tire blowouts
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
Florida’s no-fault insurance is complicated. To receive full PIP benefits, you need to receive medical care within 14 days and have an emergency medical condition. The law also doesn’t completely prohibit bringing a lawsuit, but you need a qualifying injury which is sufficiently serious.
Accidents involving commercial trucks are substantially different from car crashes. Injuries tend to be more serious (owing to the truck’s size) and more people could be defendants, including the trucking company, loading company, mechanics, or truck manufacturer.
Premises Liability Claims
Property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors, and any failure can lead to serious injuries. Our clients have been injured by:
- Trip and falls
- Slip and falls
- Falling merchandise
- Defective products
- Violent attacks due to negligent security
We can help anyone injured in a restaurant, store, hotel or motel, or theme park. We can also assist if you were injured in someone’s private home or in a public building.
The duties a property owner must fulfill depend on many factors, such as your age and whether you were invited onto the property or entered on your own initiative. Contact a personal injury lawyer to review whether you have a claim.
Dog bites cause serious injuries, including fractures, scarring, nerve damage, and infection. Fortunately, Florida has a dog bite statute which is friendly to plaintiffs. The law imposes strict liability on dog bite owners if the victim is bitten in public or while lawfully on private property. Victims do not need to show the dog had a history of vicious behavior.
Further, dog bite victims might also sue kennels or landlords when they fail to use reasonable care to restrain a dog. For example, a landlord might refuse to fix a fence, which allows a dog to escape and bite someone on the sidewalk.
If your loved one died in a crash, you might pursue a wrongful death claim. This is a civil, not a criminal lawsuit, and it compensates certain survivors for the losses they have suffered. For example, your spouse might have died in a car accident, and you can seek money damages as a result. The estate’s personal representative files the lawsuit, but any compensation goes to family members.
Fair Compensation for Your Injuries
The purpose of a personal injury claim is to obtain compensation following an accident. We have sought the following damages for our clients whenever they are hurt by negligent or dangerous conduct:
- All reasonable medical expenses, including costs associated with surgery, ambulance transportation, rehab, doctor visits, diagnostic tests, and prescription drugs.
- Lost income and lost earning capacity.
- Property damage, including damage to your car.
- Pain and suffering, as well as other hard-to-pin down losses like mental anguish, disfigurement, depression, and anxiety.
Florida’s Greater Percentage of Fault
One factor which can reduce our client’s compensation is their own fault. Under Florida Statutes § 768.81, accident victims can bring a lawsuit even if they were negligent. But their compensation is reduced by their degree of fault. Any party found to be greater than 50 percent at fault for his or her own harm may not recover any damages.
Consider the following example. A woman trips and falls due to a dangerous pothole in a store parking lot. She breaks her arm and suffers $100,000 in total losses. However, the woman was also looking at her phone as she walked toward the entrance, so she wasn’t watching where she stepped. If she is found to be 49% to blame for stepping in the pothole, under Florida law, she can only receive 51% of her total damages—in this case, $51,000. If she was greater than 50% to blame, she would recover $0.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need someone to walk you through the process, support and guide you, and ultimately fight for the recovery you deserve.
Don’t talk to anyone until you have spoken with an attorney. Click to read our blog: “4 Things you should do immediately following a car accident”.
We offer free consultations to those who have been injured by the negligence of others, and you pay nothing unless we recover on your behalf. We handle personal injury matters throughout the State of Florida.
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Accident victims and their families have a short window of time to pursue a claim for their damages. Please contact Loughlin Law, P.A. today to schedule a time to meet. We provide compassionate legal guidance during these difficult times.