Unfortunately, accidents are a normal part of life. Even a minor accident, such as a slip and fall in front of a department store, can leave a person with long-term health and financial consequences. After an accident, many people are unable to go to work or even get out of bed. The financial stress from doctor’s bills, the cost of medications, and car repairs can be overwhelming.
Luckily, accident victims have options. If another person’s negligent or deliberate actions caused your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawyer in Pembroke Pines at Coffey Trial Law can examine your case and determine your eligibility for injury compensation.
Call Coffey Trial Law today to schedule a free consultation: 954-541-3194.
Accident Cases We Handle
Personal injury claims can rise out of just about any type of accident. As a result, our personal injury lawyers have experience representing clients who were injured in a variety of accidents, including:
Car Accidents: Whether you were injured while driving or riding in a vehicle, walking, or riding your bike, if a negligent driver caused your accident you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Common causes of car accidents include:
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving, such as using a cell phone while driving
- Drunk driving
- Bad weather or poor road conditions
- Reckless driving, such as running a red light
- Product defects, such as brakes that suddenly stop working
Our lawyers can help you gather the evidence you need to prove that the other driver caused the accident. We have years of experience negotiating with large insurance companies after car crashes and will not settle for less than you deserve.
Trucking Accidents: Like car accidents, collisions with semi-trucks are common. However, the injuries sustained from these crashes are typically much worse due to the sheer size and mass of semi-trucks. Additionally, truck accident cases pose an additional layer of complexity because the truck driver’s employer is often the liable party.
Our lawyers are familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMSCA) rules and regulations for truck drivers. We can help you spot any rules violations that could help your case, including hours of service violations, cargo securement violations, distracted driving violations, or other safety violations.
We will also send a spoliation letter to ensure the trucking company preserves the necessary evidence.
Aviation Accidents: Airplane and helicopter accidents are rare, but when they happen the consequences are serious. Liability and a very different set of regulations can complicate matters greatly.
Our aviation accident lawyers have intimate knowledge of the laws surrounding aviation. We will investigate the cause of the accident by working with forensic experts to examine the flight data recorder to determine what caused the accident and who is to blame.
Slip and Fall Accidents: Property owners must keep their premises reasonably safe and free of dangerous conditions. This means that the owners of stores, restaurants, and other public places must keep their grounds free of slippery surfaces, ice, debris, and any other hazardous conditions.
If they fail to do so or fail to provide warnings such as wet floor signs, the property owner will be liable for any resulting injuries.
Homeowners can also be responsible for injuries that occur on their property; in most cases, their homeowner’s insurance policies will cover the cost of any injuries.
Workplace Accidents: Americans spend a lot of time at work and many personal injury claims stem from accidents at work.
For riskier professions, such as construction workers and truck drivers, workplace accidents can be life-threatening. If you were injured at work, you may be entitled to more than simply workers’ compensation. Personal injury claims often award much larger settlement amounts that will cover the full extent of your injuries.
Product Liability: When a product is improperly designed, poorly maintained, or defectively built, accidents can happen. Common examples of product liability claims come from products such as car parts like brakes or airbags, elevators, escalators, power tools, etc.
How much compensation could I recover from a personal injury claim?
Every injury is different, so it stands to reason that every personal injury claim will also be different. Although we cannot tell you the exact amount you can expect to receive, we can give you a good idea after speaking with you about the facts and circumstances of your accident.
In general, after a successful personal injury claim you can expect to receive compensation for:
- Current and past due medical expenses
- Anticipated costs of future medical expenses
- Lost wages and compensation for decreased earning capacity
- Cost of property damage
- Pain and suffering
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
In Florida, you have four years from the time of the accident to file most claims. However, under certain situations, such as when the defendant is a doctor or government entity, that time will be much less.
Regardless of who is to blame for your injury, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. This will give you the greatest chance of success and will allow you to avoid missing any important deadlines.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Pembroke Pines, Florida
The personal injury lawyers at Coffey Trial Law are dedicated to providing legal support to victims of accidents and injuries in Florida. We know that bills can easily start to pile up, especially if you need to take time off work after an accident.
Do not let an unfortunate event ruin your finances or your life. Let us help you seek justice.