Other Practice Areas
Negligent Security on Business Premises
Property owners must keep their business premises reasonably safe for those that come onto their property. Injuries that may occur while visiting a business can vary widely, and can range from being harmed by a business defect to being hurt by the criminal act of another person while visiting that business. In some cases, business owners may be liable for an injured person’s medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more if the injuries took place on their property and the business is found to be negligent.
Slip and Fall
A personal can fall and injure themselves anywhere. However, if the place where the fall takes place is a location where the floor is wet, cracked or in otherwise poor condition, lighting is inadequte, or there are items that should not be there because they create a tripping risk, a case may be able to be filed against the owner of the location where the fall took place and the person suffered injury.
Construction Site Injury
Construction site injuries may be caused by elements of the construction site itself, poor road conditions, human error and more. Construction sites are constantly changing, so it is important that a person injured in a construction zone act quickly in securing a team of professionals to assist with their case before the accident scene changes and evidence is lost.
Store/ Retail Negligence
Retail stores have a duty to take reasonable measures to ensure that they are a safe place for shoppers. Injuries can occur at retail spaces due to hazards that should not have existed at a store such as liquids spilled on the floor, merchandise falling from shelves, poor lighting or defective escalators. If a store is found to not have taken reasonable precautions to make their property safe, they may be liable for costs incurred by the injured party as a result of the accident which can include medical bills, property damage and more.
Injuries, prolonged illnesses and even death can occur because of mistakes made by those in the medical field. These mistakes can include, but are not limited to, injury caused by errors made during a medical procedure, being prescribed the wrong medication, or an incorrect or missed diagnosis. Medical professionals are held to a standard of care. If they provide treatment that falls below that standard and someone is injured, the injured person may be entitled financial compensation for the injuries they receive as a result of the medical professional’s negligence.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Many individuals rely on nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in-home professional healthcare providers for care for themselves or their loved ones. There are many different types of abuse that can occur at these centers which include physical abuse, neglect, mental or emotional abuse, sexual abuse and financial abuse. If abuse or neglect is found to have taken place at one of these centers, the injured person may seek damages for their injures.
Drivers on the road owe all other drivers a duty to operate their vehicle in a way that does not put others at risk. Motorcycle accidents may result, causing the victim to suffer injury, property damage, pain and suffering, medical bills or death. Hiring an attorney to assist in establishing who is liable (at fault) for the accident and determining a value for a person’s injuries and property damage is important for a motorcycle accident claim.
Pedestrians (walkers) are at risk for being injured or killed by careless drivers on the road who fail to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, speed, drink to excess, or fail to follow traffic signs and signals. When a crash occurs involving a pedestrian that is injured or killed, it is important to make sure that the crash is investigated fully, which will include ensuring that evidence is preserved and relevant witnesses are interviewed. Pedestrians who are struck by negligent drivers may be able to recover compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills and disability caused by someone who drives a car dangerously or hasn’t taken the proper actions to ensure they are not endangering the lives of the pedestrians that they share the roadways with.
Injuries to bicyclists can be extensive, ranging from broken bones to internal bleeding and spinal injuries. If the bicyclist is struck by a driver who has not been exercising reasonable and safe precautions while operating their motor vehicle, the injured bicyclist should seek assistance in determining whether he/she is entitled to receive compensation for the injuries incurred as a result of the driver’s negligent actions.
Uber & Lyft Injury Accidents
Uber and Lyft have become popular transportation resources in cities across the U.S. as a way for riders to avoid driving in traffic and parking challenges. When accidents and injuries occur while a person is uses a ride-share app, it can be confusing for the victim to determine who is responsible for the injuries caused (the driver, the company, etc.) In these cases, it is helpful to consult with an experienced attorney to assist the injured party in recovering compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Boating accidents are very common in the state of Florida where we are surrounded by oceans, rivers and lakes. Accidents on waterways can occur as a result of a driver being inexperienced or distracted while operating a boat. In some cases, a driver’s intoxication may also contribute to the crash. If a person is injured because of another person’s improper operation of a boat, the injured person can seek compensation for the injuries they suffered as a result of the boat driver’s actions.
Trucking accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and even death due to the size and weight of the trucks involved. These accidents are very common, and can occur as a result of many factors, such as a truck driver being inexperienced or falling asleep at the wheel. Because of the severity of the injuries and financial losses that can be caused by this type of accident, it is important for accident victims to have an experienced team to assist them in making sure that a proper investigation takes place to ensure that they are compensated for their injuries and losses.
A wrongful death lawsuit may arise when the death of a person was caused as a result of another person’s carelessness or recklessness. The family of the deceased may be entitled to monetary damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, or loss of consortium (monetary compensation related to the emotional loss of companionship) if another party is found to be at fault for the death of their loved one.
Head and Traumatic Brain Injury
Head and traumatic brain injury can be caused by many occurrences, from a fall to a car accident, to being hit by a person or an object. Traumatic brain injury occurs when a hit or jolt causes damage to the brain. Head and traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of complications affecting a person’s language, thinking and emotions. Those suffering from head and traumatic brain injuries will require extensive and costly medical care and rehabilitation. If the head and traumatic brain injury is caused by the negligence of another, an attorney can assist the victim with recovering compensation to assist with the financial and emotional burdens associated with this type of event.
Back and Spinal Cord Injury
Victims of back and spinal cord injury will face treatment and rehabilitation that can be painful, expensive and last an incredible amount of time. If the back and spinal cord injury was caused by the negligence of another, victims may be able to recover financial compensation to pay not only their initial medical expenses, but also the future long-term costs associated with the injury. It is imperative to consult with professionals to help determine the appropriate medical and rehabilitation costs associated with a back and spinal cord injury, as well as the costs associated with other related medical complications that can arise such as nerve damage and paraplegia.
Childbirth can have complications; however, in some cases the issues associated with the birth of a child could have been identified prior to the delivery of the baby, ensuring that the medical professionals had performed under the standards of care required of them in their field. In cases where avoidable mistakes were made by a medical professional, injuries associated with childbirth could have been avoided. These injuries can last a lifetime. In these cases, monetary damages can be awarded to pay for the medical bills associated with that child’s medical bills and future care.
Burn Injuries and Accidents
Burn Injuries and accidents can result in not only serious physical pain, but also accompanying emotional distress that can last for years. Burn victims may have to undergo serious surgeries that come with associated risks and other related health concerns. If someone was negligent in causing the burn injury, the burn victim may be able to recover financial compensation for pain and suffering, wage loss and loss of future earnings, property damage, and pain and suffering.