Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida – Lazarus Law Firm
Florida Law Allows Victims to Recover Compensation for Medical Expenses and Other Damages
Emergency departments were flooded last year with individuals suffering from COVID-19 symptoms while they continued to deal with personal injuries caused by everything from traffic crashes to animal bites.
It’s not surprising that there is a national shortage of nurses, and in Florida nursing schools are working to boost enrollment.
When someone receives an unintentional injury and it’s not their fault, they can try to recover money to pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
The Five Most Common Personal Injury Cases in Florida
Motor Vehicle Crashes happen over 200,000 times per year in Florida which works out to about 550 per day. Injuries range from minor to critical and many people are killed. Many crashes happen because drivers are not focused on the road and other vehicles around them, often distracted driving. Never text and drive.
Medical Malpractice results in thousands of deaths every year in Florida. While our hospitals and doctors are among the best in the world, they still make mistakes and when they do it’s important that victims and their families have an avenue for recovering damages.
Slip and Fall Injuries in Florida lead to more than a million emergency room visits each year. Many people get up and walk away from a hard fall, thinking they’ll feel better in morning, but instead they feel worse. Falls often cause hidden but serious injuries and they should never be taken lightly.
Product Liability injuries include (1) defective manufacture; (2) defective design; or (3) failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper use of the product. Types of injuries include burns, cuts, and even loss of limbs and are far too frequent. Often people are injured by faulty auto parts, landscaping equipment, children’s toys, medications (pharmacy or drug company errors) and household appliances.
Animal Bites are not uncommon in Florida and usually involve dogs. Hospital visits due to dog bites sometimes involve anti-biotics and stitches and are expensive. Some large breeds of dogs can cause serious injuries, especially to children.
All injuries should be considered serious until they have been fully evaluated by a physician. Never ignore any injury and it is smart to call an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus have been helping victims of every type of personal injury and we’ve had significant success gaining substantial settlements for our clients. See our reviews at AVVO.com and Google for testimonials and call us at 954-356-0006 if you have any questions.