Over the years, Lazarus & Lazarus, PA has successfully represented children and adults that have been seriously injured by someone else’s dog or another kind of pet. Our Florida personal injury law firm has won lawsuits for dog bite victims injured in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, other cities in Broward County, Dade County, Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
Please do not despair if you are wondering how to cover medical expenses to treat injuries from a dog attack. Even if the liable party does not have insurance to cover injuries caused by animals, there are other remedies that you are entitled to pursue for dog bite injuries in Florida. Our Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorneys are here to help you, and we will do everything we can to obtain financial recovery for your injuries.
Florida Dog Bite Law
Dog owners in Florida are held strictly liable to any person that is bitten or attacked by their dogs—even if an owner did not know that a dog was capable of harming anyone. Personal injury claims and lawsuits can also be filed against the person that was in charge of the dog at the time of the attack and the owner of the property where the dog attack occurred, such as a cafe owner or the landlord of an apartment building.
It doesn’t matter whether or not the dog was on a premise without the property owner’s knowledge. It is the responsibility of the owner of a public or residential premise to ensure that residents, patrons, and visitors are protected from animal attacks when pets are allowed on the premise.
Injuries from Dog Bites
Dog bite injuries can range from mild bite marks to serious attack wounds, permanent disfigurement, scarring, and wrongful death. The medical costs to treat dog bite injuries can be very expensive—especially if a person has to undergo multiple operations, such as plastic surgery.
Children and Dog Bites
Children tend to be easy targets for dog attacks because of their smaller size and height. A child mauled in the face by a Pit Bull or a Rottweiler might have to wait several years until he or she is fully grown before undergoing any kind of plastic or reconstructive surgery. The sense of social alienation that can result may lead to permanent emotional and psychological scars that no surgeon can repair.
Damages that can be brought in an animal or dog bite case can include current and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and mental and emotional trauma.
Lazarus & Lazarus, PA has successfully handled many cases involving injuries to minors, and we are sensitive to the challenges that children and their families frequently undergo after such a traumatic event. Our Florida personal injury lawyers can provide you with a list of top medical specialists that offer the kinds of care and treatment that you or your child needs.
Lazarus & Lazarus, PA offers all prospective clients a FREE consultation with one of our experienced South Florida dog bite accident lawyers. To schedule your case evaluation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call (954) 356-0006 or contact us online.
Aviation crashes are often tragic accidents where there are seldom any survivors. When there are crash victims that do survive an airplane accident, the injuries are usually catastrophic and permanently debilitating. If someone you love died or was seriously injured while riding a commercial airliner, a private jet, a helicopter, a charter plane, or any other aircraft over Florida, do not hesitate to contact the South Florida aviation accident law firm of Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. today.
Our Ft. Lauderdale aviation accident lawyers will work with top aviation accident experts, including mechanics, former pilots, former Federal Aviation Administration investigators, and human factors experts to prove your case, and we will begin gathering and preserving evidence from the crash scene immediately. Lazarus & Lazarus PA has law offices that are conveniently located in Ft. Lauderdale and Weston, Florida.
Causes of Aviation Accidents
Plane crashes are often catastrophic accidents for many people. In addition to the injury victims that were on board the aircraft, an aviation accident that occurs over a neighborhood or a commercial area may claim other lives and injury victims on the ground. A large airliner plane that crashes usually results in hundreds of fatalities, and the lives of many of their friends and loved ones are never the same after such a tragic accident.
Our Florida airplane collision attorneys know how to prove negligence and we will conduct our own investigation to determine who is liable for the aviation accident. Pilot error, aircraft defect, faulty maintenance, aircraft malfunction, errors by the air traffic control operator, and ground crew mistakes are some of the causes of aviation accidents. There may even be more than one party liable for causing the plane crash.
Commercial Airline Crashes
Large commercial airliners owned and operated by Delta Airlines, Northwest, American Airlines and other airline companies are “common carriers” that are upheld to an even higher standard of passenger safety than the owners of private jets or small charter planes. Lazarus & Lazarus, PA has the resources and experience to file claims and lawsuits against large commercial airline corporations and their insurance companies. We will zealously fight for your right to obtain the maximum recovery for your aviation crash injuries and/or losses.
Our Florida aviation crash law firm is know for our ability to successfully negotiate settlements with insurers so that our clients can get the financial recovery that they need. If necessary, we will go to Florida or Federal court and litigate your case. If you are a Florida aviation crash survivor, Lazarus & Lazarus, PA can provide you with a list of medical specialists and experts that can help you recover.
Our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida aviation accident law firm represents aviation crash survivors and their families with personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.
To schedule your free case evaluation with Gary Lazarus or Arleen Lazarus, call Lazarus & Lazarus, PA at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online.
Florida’s many beaches, rivers, lakes, bays, canals and its easy access to the Gulf Coast make this state a favorite vacation spot for tourists, residents, and college students wanting to enjoy themselves while swimming or riding on sailboats, yachts, fishing boats, houseboats, Jet Skis, and other personal watercrafts. Unfortunately, boating accidents do happen.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida boating accident attorneys can evaluate your injuries and help you file for personal injury compensation. We are familiar with the state, federal, and maritime laws governing boating accidents. We represent clients injured in boating accidents throughout Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, and elsewhere in Florida.
Florida Boating Accident Statistics
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there were 671 boating accidents in Florida in 2006. 420 people were injured in these accidents and there were 69 fatalities. Property damages resulting from these boating accidents was valued at $8.6 million.
Common kinds of boating accidents include collisions with other boats, swimmers, or floating or nonmoving objects (such as a dock or a pier), falls from personal watercrafts (PWC) or falling overboard, and the boat capsizing, flooding, sinking, or catching fire. Common causes of boating accidents include drunk driving, boat operator inexperience, recklessness, negligence, speeding, driver inattention, defective boats, and malfunctioning personal watercrafts.
Injuries sustained by a boating accident victim can include drowning, spinal cord injures, traumatic brain injuries, serious burns, amputations, hypothermia, broken bones, internal injuries, and wrongful death. Boat owners, boat operators, cruise lines, boating manufacturers, and personal watercraft manufacturers are some of the parties that may be held liable in a boating accident injury case.
Personal Injury Compensation
At Lazarus & Lazarus, PA, our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida boating accident lawyers will work with the nation’s leading boating accident experts to help you when your injuries or the property damage to your boat was caused by a negligent party. As a boating accident victim, you may be entitled to receive personal injury compensation for medical bills, ongoing and future medical and recovery care, lost income, pain and suffering, and other related damages.
Boating accidents are unlike other personal injury cases in that–depending on which body of water the accident occurred in–they can either fall under the state of Florida’s jurisdiction or under US maritime law. This can affect the outcome of your case and who can be held liable for damages. This is why you must retain the services of a personal injury law firm that knows how to properly handle boating accident cases.
If you are a boat passenger, boating operator, a personal watercraft rider, or a swimmer who was injured in a boating accident caused by another party’s negligence, please call Lazarus & Lazarus, PA today at (954) 356-0006 and ask for your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus. You can also contact us online. Our law offices are located in Ft. Lauderdale and Weston, Florida.
In the United States, burn injuries are the number two cause of human deaths after motor vehicle crashes. There are over a million reported burn injuries every year, with many of these injuries leading to serious infections or death. Burn injuries are extremely painful, and the costs of recovery from a burn injury can be very expensive. Burn injuries usually require specialized and extensive care–especially if the injury is severe. If you or someone you love sustained your burn injury in an accident that was caused by a negligent party anywhere in Florida, you should speak with an experienced Florida burn accident attorney right away.
In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is a personal injury law firm that has the resources, skills, and experience to take on your burn accident case. We represent burn injury clients in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
Burn Injury Accidents
Burn injuries can occur in different kinds of accidents, such as car accidents, motorcycle collisions, truck crashes, construction accidents, electrical accidents, industrial accidents, chemical accidents, boating accidents, accidents involving fire or radiation, and accidents caused by exploding or defective appliances (stoves, furnaces, ovens, heaters, etc.).
When a person has a burn injury, not only are layers of the skin affected, but a burn injury can cause deadly infections and damage the victim’s internal organs, nerves, bones, muscles, blood vessels, and respiratory system. Recovering from a burn injury can be physically, mentally, and emotionally traumatic.
Recovery from Burn Injuries
Recovery from a burn injury may require an extended stay at a burn unit, multiple surgeries, skin grafts, reconstructive surgery, plastic surgery, physical therapy, psychological treatment, hospital visits, or other specialized care. Treatment for a burn injury will depend on the severity of the burn injury and the age and medical condition of the victim.
The recovery process could take months if not years. Even with the proper care, it is not uncommon for an injury victim with serious burn injuries to be scarred or permanently disfigured for life.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, PA, we are familiar with the kinds of burn injuries that exist and the types of treatments they require. We know how to thoroughly investigate the accident that caused your injury and prove that another party was responsible.
Our burn injury and medical experts can examine your injuries to determine how much compensation you will need to cover your care and support. Although we normally do not recommend a specific doctor to you, our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida burn injury lawyers provide all of our clients with a list of qualified doctors and medical specialists. We monitor the medical care of all our injury clients to make sure that they are getting the treatments that they need.
Attorney Gary Lazarus and Attorney Arleen Lazarus are committed to providing zealous and effective representation to all our burn injury clients. Please give Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. a call at (954) 356-0006. We have law offices that are conveniently located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. You can also contact us online.
Even with Florida’s mandatory Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Property Damage Liability (PDL) insurance plans, there is no guarantee that all of a Florida car accident injury victim’s costs will be covered. This is why it is essential that you retain the services of a qualified Ft. Lauderdale car collision attorney who can file a car accident claim or lawsuit against the negligent party.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, PA, our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida car accident lawyers will pursue the maximum recovery for your car accident case so that all your medical expenses and other applicable damages are paid for by the negligent party and/or their insurance company. Our South Florida personal injury law firm has successfully handled many car accident cases for injury clients in Broward County, Dade County, Palm Beach County, and other counties throughout Florida.
South Florida Auto Accidents
Car accidents are a major cause of personal injury and wrongful death in Florida and the rest of the United States. Rush hour commuters, high school and college students headed to schools and universities, and tourists traveling in rented cars to one of Florida’s many amusement parks, beaches, or seaports are all at risk of getting hurt in car collisions on Florida freeways and roads.
The injuries that can result from a major automobile crash or multi-car collision can be catastrophic and extremely costly. Broken bones, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, burn injuries, severed limbs, disfigurement, and traumatic brain injuries are some of the catastrophic injuries that victims can sustain in traffic accidents. Driver fatigue, driver inattention, drunk driving, speeding, cell phone use, text messaging, defective car designs or defective auto parts, debris on the road, and aggressive driving are some common behaviors or causes that can lead to deadly car crashes.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, PA, our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida motor vehicle attorneys are committed to zealously pursuing your recovery and making sure that you get the proper medical care for your car crash injuries.
Our Florida motor vehicle accident law firm specializes in working with insurance companies to make sure that your rights are protected. We also work with some of the nation’s leading accident experts and medical specialists that can help us prove your case. We will work hard to negotiate a settlement with the liable party. We are experienced Ft. Lauderdale, Florida trial litigation attorneys, and we will go to court to fight for your compensation if necessary. You will not have to pay for our services unless we succeed in obtaining your compensation.
In Florida, you have four years from the time that your car accident injury occurred to file your personal injury lawsuit. This does not mean that you should wait before hiring an experienced Florida car accident lawyer. There is a lot of work that must be done in order to maximize your chances of obtaining personal injury compensation, including getting our experts to examine your injuries, the damaged vehicles, and the accident scene while the evidence is still there.
To request your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus contact us online or call Lazarus & Lazarus PA at (954) 356-0006 today.
Every year, thousands of construction workers are injured in accidents while working on the job. Electrical injuries from power lines downed by storms and hurricanes, falls from great heights, burn injuries from fires and explosions at construction sites, and internal injuries sustained while operating defective construction machinery are just some of the many kinds of construction accidents and injuries that can occur at a construction workplace.
In Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, the Florida personal injury law firm of Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. has helped many construction workers and their families obtain the compensation that they are entitled to from the victims’ employers either through workers’ compensation or by filing personal injury claims or lawsuits against third parties.
Construction Accidents and Injuries
Because of the nature of a construction worker’s job, construction accidents tend to be very serious. Common construction accidents include falls from elevator shafts and cranes, injuries caused by defective machinery (tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, trucks) and tools (nail guns, winches, conveyors), and accidents involving heavy and falling objects.
Broken bones, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), internal injuries, severed limbs, burn injuries, and wrongful death are some of the serious injuries that can result in a construction accident. Construction injuries can be expensive to treat, and a construction worker may be unable to work for an extended period of time–maybe even permanently. This is why you should hire an experienced Ft. Lauderdale construction accident lawyer that knows of the different avenues of recovery that you can explore for compensation.
In most cases, because workers’ compensation provides an exclusive remedy for a construction worker to receive benefits if he or she is injured at work–regardless of who was at fault–the injured construction worker usually cannot sue the employer for personal injury or wrongful death compensation. However, this does not mean that your employer’s insurance company will not put up a fight to provide you the maximum benefits you are entitled to receive. It is also important to note that there are certain exceptions to the workers’ compensation “exclusive remedy” law, and you should hire an experienced Florida construction accident lawyer that knows all of the exceptions.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida construction accident attorneys are known for our ability to zealously deal with insurance companies so that you receive the compensation that you are eligible for under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law.
Third Party Personal Injury Cases
As a construction worker injured on the job, you may be able to sue a third party, such as a contractor, the property owner, or other parties involved in the construction project, for your injuries.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale construction accident lawyers have the resources to pursue your construction accident claim or lawsuit against any third parties. We are familiar with Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) safety regulations and know how to determine whether disregard of these safety measures by your employer, supervisor, or a third party caused your injuries.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Our law offices are conveniently located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Each year, millions of people head to ports in Florida to board cruise ships getting ready to set sail on fun-filled, relaxing vacations to nearby islands or foreign lands. Carnival Corp, Princess Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Cape Canaveral, Holland America, and Disney Cruise Line are just some of the many prestigious cruise lines with ships leaving regularly from the Port of Miami, Port of Tampa, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Everglades, and Port of Canaveral.
Unfortunately, cruise ships passengers can get injured, sick, or die while onboard. In the event that your expensive vacation becomes even more costly because you or someone you love was seriously injured on a cruise ship, you need to speak with a Florida cruise ship accident attorney that knows how to properly handle these cases right away.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is one of the few Florida personal injury law firms that has the experience and knowledge to represent clients that have been injured on cruise ships. Not only are our Ft. Lauderdale injury lawyers and Ft. Lauderdale-area attorneys familiar with the federal and maritime laws that govern cruise ship accident cases, but we have helped many injured clients from Florida and outside the state recover compensation for their injuries or the death of their loved one.
One-Year Statute of Limitations
Cruise ship accident cases are unlike other personal injury cases in that a plaintiff has only one year from the date that the cruise ship accident occurred to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Cruise ships can even choose the jurisdiction–usually noted in fine print on the cruise ship ticket–where they can be sued. This means that if the ticket says that the cruise line can only be sued in Florida, you have to file your lawsuit in the Florida–even if the accident occurred in California. Suing a cruise ship in the wrong jurisdiction can lead to the dismissal of your case.
Accidents on Cruise Ships
Cruise lines and their staff are required to provide a safe and clean environment for guests on their ships. When these safety and cleanliness standards are not met and a cruise ship passenger is injured, becomes ill, or dies, the injured party or surviving family members can demand compensation by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Accidents on a cruise ship may include slip and fall accidents, accidents sustained while on island day tours, fire accidents, collisions with another ship or vessel, illnesses caused by cruise ship viruses, food poisoning, and sexual assault. The cruise ship should have a competent staff doctor who can provide you with proper medical care while you are onboard.
The cruise line, staff members, and crew members are there to take care of you while you are on the ship. There is a good possibility, however, that if you are injured or someone you love is killed during the cruise, staff and crew members will want to protect themselves and the cruise line from being held liable for the injuries or death. This is why you should hire a cruise ship accident attorney who is committed to looking out for your interests.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is a Florida personal injury law firm with law offices in Weston and Fort Lauderdale. We have a reputation for zealously representing our clients and fighting for their right to receive personal injury or wrongful death compensation. Many of our personal injury clients come to us from Broward County, Palm Beach County, Dade County, and other counties throughout Florida.
To speak with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus about your cruise ship accident, contact us online or call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006. Let Our Family Take Care Of Your Family.
The manufacturer of a defective product is often unwilling to admit that the product in question is dangerous, defective, or unsafe. One reason is that by admitting that one product is defective, a manufacturer is putting the company at risk for being held liable by the other people that purchased or used that same product–especially when there are millions of product units in the marketplace. It is important that you hire a Florida products liability attorney that knows how to prepare your claim and take your case to trial if necessary.
In Florida, Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. represents personal injury clients in all areas of products liability law, including injury cases involving defective motor vehicles, defective motor vehicle parts, dangerous drugs, contaminated foods, defective amusement park rides, and defective or dangerous machinery. Over the years, our Ft. Lauderdale area defective products lawyers have helped many injury victims negotiate settlements and win verdicts for injuries they sustained because of a defective or dangerous product.
Florida’s Strict Products Liability Law
In the United States, manufacturers, assembly manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers can all be held liable if a person is injured or killed because of a defective product. The term “product” can refer to any consumer product, such as cars, electronic equipment, food, household products, furniture, clothing, real estate, toys, nursery items, pets, gas, maps, and navigational charts.
Florida has a strict products liability law that holds a defendant strictly liable if the product that caused the injury or death did not function according to safety standards or in the way that manufacturers had intended it to work–regardless of whether any negligence occurred. This means that as long as a product is defective, a defendant doesn’t need to have done anything wrong to be held liable.
The three kinds of product defects that can lead to strict liability are manufacturing defects, design defects, and marketing defects, which involves incorrect or insufficient operating instructions and failure to notify consumers of possible dangers.
Proving a Product is Defective
In addition to hiring an experienced products liability attorney, you need to have competent experts that know how to examine the product for defects, figure out what caused the product to be defective or dangerous, and explain how this “defect” resulted in personal injury or wrongful death.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Florida personal injury lawyers take each products liability case very seriously, which is why we have spent the last 17 years developing a roster of highly skilled and internationally renowned products liability experts that we can call on to work with us on our clients’ defective products injury cases. We are not afraid to take your case to trial and litigate your case before a jury if that is what is required for us to get you the compensation that your loss or injuries warrant.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is a Florida injury law firm that represents personal injury clients throughout Florida, including men, women, and children that were hurt in accidents in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, and the other cities of Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.
To request your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call at (954)-356-0430 or contact us online.
Family law is a legal practice area that focuses on issues involving family relationships such as marriage, adoption, divorce, and child custody, among others.
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus are experienced representing clients in family court proceedings or in related negotiations. We also draft important legal documents such as court petitions or marital settlement agreements.
The umbrella of family law encompasses so many different areas.
Terms Related to Family Law:
Marital Property: Property acquired by either spouse during the course of a marriage that is subject to division upon divorce.
Alimony: An allowance made to one spouse by the other for support during or after a legal separation or divorce.
Paternity: Origin or descent from a father (to establish paternity is to confirm the identity of a child’s biological father).
Prenuptial Agreement: An agreement made between a man and a woman before marrying in which they give up future rights to each other’s property in the event of a divorce or death.
Child Support: Court-ordered payments, made by one of the divorced parents, to support one’s minor child or children.
Reasons to Hire a Family Law Attorney
Since family law matters hit so close to home, having a trusted legal professional by your side can help you ensure your loved ones are properly represented and protected during any legal process. We understand that divorce is a highly emotional issue, especially when children are involved and we we insist that the children are not placed in the middle of a contentious divorce.
The most common reasons to hire a family law attorney include:
Divorce: Each partner hires their own attorney, who will help devise a settlement plan in order to avoid a trial. Divorce attorneys typically are skilled at dividing marital property, calculating spousal support, and proposing a plan for child custody, visitation, and support (if applicable).
Timesharing/Parental Responsibility/Child Custody & Support: Court orders and settlement agreements involving these issues usually are included in the larger divorce case, but may be revisited as conditions change. For instance, child support may be altered after the non-custodial parent’s financial situation changes.
Paternity: In most cases, paternity cases are filed by the mother in an effort to secure child support payments from an absent father. But sometimes biological fathers file for paternity in order to have a relationship with their child. Paternity typically is determined through DNA testing.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Florida premises liability lawyers have successfully handled many cases for injury clients involving inadequate security, including cases where our clients were injured in crimes that were committed in nightclubs, apartments, senior homes, and shopping malls because the owners or persons in charge of a premise or business did not provide the required or necessary security. Our Ft. Lauderdale premises liability lawyers will do what we can to obtain your compensation for your injuries either by negotiating a settlement for you or filing a lawsuit against any negligent parties.
Premises Liability Law
In Florida, a victim of a crime can choose to sue the premise owner, business owner, or landlord of a property if the person in charge of the premise either knew or should have known that a crime could occur on the property. It is the responsibility of the owner or manager of a business or building where people live, visit, shop, or do business to make sure that there is adequate security on a premise.
For example, if an apartment complex in Miami is located in a high risk crime area, then the owner of the building, the leasing company, or the landlord should ensure that there are proper security systems in place, such as solid locks, burglar alarms, proper lighting, security cameras, controlled access entry ways, proper fencing, or security personnel.
Inadequate Security Injuries
Crimes that can be committed on a premise where security is inadequate include rape, burglary, muggings, homicide, physical assault, and sexual assault. Broken bones, sexual assault injuries, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, slip and fall injuries, and wrongful death are just some of the many personal injuries that can occur on a premise because of inadequate security.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale-area inadequate security attorneys know how to determine whether there has been a history of similar crimes in the area where the assault took place. If necessary, we will contact the local police department to find out about crime statistics for the last three years.
If the property manager, premise owner, or business owner had “constructive notice” that injury or death could occur but did not take the proper safety and preventive measures, he or she can be held liable for personal injury compensation. Recovery may include medical costs, pain and suffering, lost income, psychological and emotional trauma, loss, and future medical or rehabilitative care.
Our Florida personal injury attorneys will work with a team of very qualified premises liability experts that know how to determine whether the owner or manager of a premise could have done anything to prevent your injuries from occurring.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is committed to providing our inadequate security clients with zealous and strategic representation. We will do everything we can to obtain the maximum recovery possible for your case. Our South Florida personal injury lawyers represent premises liability clients who have been injured on public and private property in Weston, Fort Lauderdale and elsewhere in Palm Beach County, Dade County, Broward County, and throughout Florida.
Please give us a call if you were injured because there wasn’t proper security at an ATM machine site, motel, hotel, restaurant, convenience store, parking lot, nightclub, bar, retirement home, amusement park, office building, or shopping mall in Florida.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. We have law offices that are conveniently located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice case in Florida. This means that an injured person (or the family or guardian of an injured or deceased person) has two years from the time that he or she found out (or should have found out) that a health care provider might have caused the injuries or death to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Insurance companies in Florida are allowed six-months of this two-year time frame to evaluate your claim before your medical malpractice lawyer can even file your lawsuit. Unless you retain a Florida medical malpractice attorney to begin investigating your medical malpractice case immediately, you could forfeit your right to compensation if the two-year deadline passes.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., we are known for our ability to successfully deal with insurance companies so that your right to receive compensation for your injuries is protected and upheld. Our Ft. Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys will work quickly and efficiently to push your case through to the Florida courts.
Grounds for Medical Malpractice
Medical care and treatment are supposed to make you better, not worse. Primary care physicians, nurses, dentists, surgeons, hospitals, and other health care providers are required to provide a reasonable standard of care to patients in Florida. Failure to do so can be grounds for a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against any liable parties.
Failure to diagnose, wrong diagnosis, surgical errors, prescription errors, delayed diagnosis or treatment, birthing errors, performing the wrong procedure, failure to properly monitor a patient, improper administration of anesthesia, medical lab errors, and negligence are just some of the errors that can lead to a patient becoming injured or dying because of medical malpractice.
If your injuries or the death of a loved one occurred because a medical provider was negligent, careless, or reckless, you could sue to receive damages for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost benefits, ongoing medical care, burial or cremation costs, funeral expenses, and other related costs.
Zealous Legal Representation & Personal Attention
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys will work with a team of qualified medical experts that can examine your injuries and medical records and testify on your behalf. We will not be dissuaded from representing you just because your medical malpractice case might be challenging to prove. We will fight hard to get you the compensation that you are entitled to, while giving you the personal attention that you and your case require.
Our Florida personal injury attorneys make it a point to monitor the medical care that all our patients receive because we want to make sure that you are getting the care that you need. We also have a list of qualified and trusted doctors that specialize in different kinds of injuries. We make this list available to all our personal injury clients.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. represents injured patients and family members of medical malpractice victims that have died in hospitals and other medical facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, other cities in Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
To request your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, contact us online or call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006.
It is not unusual for defendants in motorcycle collision cases to build a defense that portrays the motorcycle rider as reckless or dangerous. At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida motorcycle accident lawyers will send an accident reconstruction expert to the accident scene immediately so that we can gather the evidence to prove that it was the other party’s reckless or dangerous behavior that caused your personal injury accident.
We will zealously fight for the compensation that you deserve so that you can afford to pay for the medical treatment and other recovery care that you need to get better. Over the years, our Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyers have helped many injury victims injured in motorcycle accidents in Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and throughout Florida obtain their financial recovery.
Motorcycle riders involved in motor vehicle collisions with a car, truck, bus, or a non-moving object, such as a barrier, a fence, a wall, or a post, will usually sustain serious injuries because they don’t have anything to protect them from the impact of a motorcycle crash.
Ever since the state of Florida repealed its motorcycle helmet law in 2000, the number of motorcycle accident victims that have died or sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) has risen among riders 21 years of age and older who no longer have to use a helmet when riding through Florida’s busy roads or highways.
Broken bones, fall injuries, road rash, burn injuries, permanent scars, severed limbs, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, and paralysis are among the more serious injuries that can result when a motorcycle rider is involved in an accident. The costs of multiple surgeries, reconstructive surgeries, treatment at a burn unit, physical therapy, ongoing medical care, rehabilitation care, and other recovery expenses can be astronomical.
Personal Injury Compensation
Unlike car accidents victims, who are guaranteed at least some coverage because Florida law mandates that car drivers have PIP (Personal Injury Protection), this same protection does not extend to motorcyclists. This means that a motorcycle accident victim’s best chances of obtaining financial recovery for their injuries is to hire an experienced Florida motorcycle crash attorney who can represent their claim or lawsuit.
A motorcycle accident victim that has been injured because of a careless or negligent driver may be entitled to receive personal injury damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other related costs. In accident cases where a motorcycle rider got hurt because the motorcycle he or she was riding in was defective or had a defective part, the victim can file a products liability claim or lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Please give Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. a call at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online and ask for your free consultation with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus. Our law offices are conveniently located in Weston, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Pedestrian accidents typically involve persons who were not riding motor vehicles when they were struck by a car, truck, bus, or motorcycle while on the road. In 2006, 546 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes while more than 7,200 others were injured in Florida, which has one of the highest state pedestrian death rates in the United States.
Pedestrian accidents are the type of personal injury case where it is important to get an expert to the accident scene right away to examine all the evidence. At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida pedestrian accident lawyers will work with accident reconstructionists and other top experts to make sure that we gather the evidence needed to prove that your injuries were caused by another negligent person or entity. We represent pedestrians injured in traffic crashes on roads in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
Kids walking to school, bicyclists, skateboarders, in-line skaters, joggers, parents walking with their babies in strollers, as well as commuters, tourists, and vacationers on foot, all fall under the category of pedestrians. Injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident tend to be very serious–if not fatal. Serious neck injuries, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), nerve damage, permanent disabilities, disfigurement, paralysis, multiple fractures, and death can occur to a pedestrian who is struck by a bus operator, a car driver, or a motorcyclist.
The medical and rehabilitation costs to recover from your pedestrian accident injuries can be very expensive. An injured pedestrian may have to take time off from school or work to properly recover. In Florida, you have the right to recover compensation for medical costs, surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with your pedestrian injuries.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida pedestrian crash lawyers will monitor your medical care to make sure that your injuries are getting the proper medical care that they require. We also provide a list of top medical specialists to all our clients.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Traffic crashes involving an injured pedestrian usually could have been avoided if the driver of a car, truck, or bus had not acted negligently or carelessly. Drunk driving, speeding, driver inattention, driver inexperience, malfunctioning traffic signs, debris on the road, failure to yield, and failure to stop are, unfortunately, common causes of pedestrian injuries and wrongful death.
Our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida pedestrian accident attorneys are committed to holding any and all negligent parties responsible for your injuries. If necessary, we will fight with insurance companies to make sure that your rights to coverage and compensation are honored. We are not afraid to take your fight for financial recovery to the courtroom.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. has law offices that are conveniently located in Ft. Lauderdale, and Weston, Florida.
Selling someone a prescription bottle with the wrong medication or dosage is considered a pharmacy error and grounds for personal injury compensation if the person who takes the medicine becomes sick or dies. Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is a Florida personal injury law firm that represents clients in pharmacy negligence cases in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, and elsewhere in Broward County, Palm Beach County, Dade County, and throughout the state. One of our Florida personal injury lawyers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your pharmacy error case.
Pharmacy Mistakes and Injuries
Unlike decades past, when pharmacies were small businesses run by one or two qualified pharmacists, pharmacies are now owned by large companies and are located within large retail chains such as Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid. Many of these in-store pharmacies have inexperienced assistants, rather than qualified pharmacists, filing prescriptions for customers. The assistants’ lack of qualifications and experience can result in errors when filling prescriptions, which can lead to personal injury or death if the person taking the medication gets sick or dies.
Pharmacy errors can be very dangerous. Respiratory failure, brain injuries, allergies, heart attacks, extremely low blood pressure, extremely high blood pressure, psychotic episodes, hallucinations, and wrongful death are some of the serious injuries that can result when a prescription drug is dispensed incorrectly.
There is no room for errors when it comes to a pharmacist or pharmacy assistant giving you a prescription drug. Filling a patient’s prescription with the wrong medication or dosage, giving a customer someone else’s medication, failure to tell patients how to take the prescription properly, failure to notify a patient of any potential side effects, failure to call a doctor for clarification on a prescription note that is difficult to read, and failure to fill the prescription prescribed by a doctor are examples of pharmacy negligence.
Most pharmacy mistakes are easily preventable. Fatigue, inexperience, negligence, and carelessness are common causes of pharmacy errors. Unfortunately, pharmacy negligence is a more prevalent problem in Florida than people realize. It can be very traumatic for someone to become sick or injured after taking what he or she believes is the right medication prescribed by a doctor.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida pharmacy error attorneys will work with top pharmacology experts who can figure out and explain the exact cause of your pharmacy negligence-related illness or injury. We will zealously pursue your claim or lawsuit. Our pharmacy error lawyers are not afraid to take a large pharmacy chain or retail corporation to court if that is what we need to do to make sure that you obtain your financial recovery.
Our law firm also handles Florida medical malpractice cases against doctors that have injured or killed patients due to negligence, as well as dangerous drug lawsuits against drug manufacturers that have allowed a dangerous or defective drug to enter the marketplace. Visit the medical malpractice and defective products sections of our Web site for more information.
To request your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, contact us online or call Lazarus & Lazars P.A. at (954) 356-0006 today.
Florida’s premises liability law holds property owners accountable for maintaining safe conditions on their premises so that visitors, customers, or patrons do not slip, trip, or fall while on the property. Unfortunately, Florida juries can be reluctant to hold business owners liable for an injury victim’s trip/slip and fall accident even if the evidence and witness testimonies point to negligence. This is why it is so important that you retain the services of an experience Florida trip/slip and fall lawyer who will do what it takes to prove that you were injured in a fall accident because the property owner was negligent.
In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, our slip/trip accident attorneys at Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. will send an expert to the accident scene immediately so that any physical evidence, such as a broken step, a pothole, a poorly lit hallway, spilt liquid, or debris on the floor can be photographed and documented before the owner can make repairs, mop up the ground, or clear the space. Our Florida law firm has successfully represented many premises liability clients that were injured in Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and throughout Florida.
Trip, Slip, and Fall Injuries
In order to be held liable for your trip and fall or slip and fall accident in Florida, a property owner either must have known or should have known about the unsafe or hazardous condition that led to the accident that caused your injuries and did nothing to remedy the situation.
A property owner or manager must issue a warning to let others know that an unsafe condition, such as a wet floor or construction debris at a restaurant, bank, grocery store, shopping mall, restaurant, or coffee shop exists on the premise. Failure to do so can be grounds for a slip/trip and fall accident claim or lawsuit. Other unsafe conditions that can lead to trip/slip and fall accidents include uneven flooring, spilt food or objects that shouldn’t be on the floor, and building code violations.
Injuries sustained in a trip/slip and fall accident can be very serious and excruciatingly painful. Broken bones, hip injuries, a sprained arm, a broken neck, torn ligaments, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur during a serious trip/slip and fall accident. A trip/slip and fall accident victim may have to take time off from work to undergo hip replacement surgery, recover from a broken leg, or learn to walk again.
A trip/slip and fall claim or lawsuit is not the kind of case that you want to pursue without the help of an experienced Florida slip and fall lawyer. At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., we will work with trip/slip and fall experts and medical experts to zealously pursue your right to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other associated expenses.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus, call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Our law firm has offices that are conveniently located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are very serious injuries. Medical care and recovery can be very costly. About 10,000 people a year sustain spinal cord injuries in accidents that take place in the United States. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries. Fall accidents and crime-related accidents are the number two and three causes of SCIs. Other common causes of SCIs include construction accidents, electric shock, and medical malpractice.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale, Florida spinal cord injury lawyers will take the steps necessary to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf. Our law firm represents clients with spinal cord injuries who have been injured in accidents caused by negligent or careless parties in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
Recovery from a Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries tend to be sudden and life altering. A person injured by a spinal cord injury may lose the ability to walk or retain the full range of motion in his or her upper body. A person with a serious SCI may not be able to do their job, play sports, drive, or hug their spouse or child. Chronic pain, bowel and bladder problems, sexual dysfunction, numbness, lack of muscle control, muscle stiffness, bedsores, blood clots, failure of autonomic responses, and loss of enjoyment of life can result from a serious SCI.
Sometimes, a spinal cord injury is temporary, and an injured person with a spinal or nerve contusion or separation, a ruptured disc, or a herniated disc can eventually recover with the proper medical care and therapy. Many times, however, a spinal cord injury can be permanent. It can be devastating for an SCI victim and his or her family to hear that he or she is now a paraplegic or a quadriplegic for life.
Any kind of SCI will require specialized medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation care, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy. Crutches, a wheelchair, a respiratory device, a special bed, and leg braces may also be required. A person with a serious and permanent SCI may require round-the-clock professional care. Covering these costs and other associated expenses can be extremely challenging–even with insurance. This is why it is so important that you speak with a spinal cord injury lawyer right away.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida spinal cord injury attorneys will work with top experts to zealously pursue your spinal cord injury claim or lawsuit so that you obtain the compensation you need to cover all costs and losses associated with your SCI accident. We are not afraid to go to court if that is what it takes to obtain your financial compensation.
Please call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. today at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online and ask for your free consultation with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus. Our law firm represents clients throughout Florida. We have law offices conveniently located in Ft. Lauderdale and Weston, Florida.
Just because your CAT scan results don’t show that you are suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) doesn’t mean you don’t have one. Unfortunately, the technologies that exist today are not intricate enough to detect every kind of traumatic brain injury–even if you are experiencing symptoms of a TBI. Wrong diagnosis, lack of diagnosis, and delayed diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury are all too common occurrences.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida traumatic brain injury attorneys know how to prove that you are suffering from a TBI that was caused by another party’s negligence in Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, or another county in Florida. We would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your TBI case.
Symptoms of Acquired Brain Injuries
One of the challenges of proving a traumatic brain injury is that there is sometimes no physical evidence to show that an injury to the brain–especially a mild TBI–has occurred. While some brain injuries are obvious, including TBIs involving fractured skulls, concussions, comas, or brain death, many TBIs–especially mild TBIs and traumatic brain injuries where the symptoms did not appear for days or weeks–can be difficult to identify without the help of the proper medical specialists to evaluate your injuries.
This is why it is essential that you hire an experienced TBI lawyer who understands the complexities of traumatic brain injuries–especially TBIs that were acquired in accidents–and knows how to prove your injury case to a Florida jury.
Some common symptoms of a TBI are headaches, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, lethargy, confusion, sleeping problems, nausea, problems thinking clearly, blurred vision, loss of one or more senses, loss of balance, and vomiting. Each person’s symptoms, the extent of brain damage, and the types of medical and recovery care required will vary depending on whether the TBI is permanent or temporary and mild or severe. Paralysis, seizures, loss of muscle control, emotional issues, personality problems, decreased sex drive, and depression can also result from a TBI.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida traumatic brain injury lawyers are knowledgeable about the legal and medical issues involved with proving your TBI case. Over the years, our law firm has successfully represented many personal injury clients who have sustained their TBIs in car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle collisions, pedestrian accidents, fall accidents, construction accidents, birthing accidents, and other types of injury accidents.
Our personal injury lawyers monitor the medical care of all our clients. Along with our top traumatic brain injury experts and injury accident experts, we will zealously pursue the personal injury compensation that you need for medical costs, recovery costs, long-term care, therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses associated with your TBI. We are not afraid to file a lawsuit and go to court if necessary.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, please call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. today at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. has law offices conveniently located in Ft. Lauderdale and Weston, Florida.
Truck accident claims and lawsuits require a different approach than personal injury and wrongful death cases involving a car crash or motorcycle collision. The truck accident victim may have to go up against the truck driver, the truck company, the company that hired the truck company, and more than one insurance carrier—all of them committed to proving that none of them are financially responsible for your personal injuries or the death of your loved one.
A Florida truck accident case is not the type of personal injury case that can be handled without the help of an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer—especially as the majority of truck accident cases end up in court. At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida truck accident lawyers have successfully handled many truck accident cases throughout Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and elsewhere in Florida.
Our Ft. Lauderdale truck crash attorneys are familiar with and have overcome the many tactics employed by truck companies and their insurers to try and escape liability for injuries sustained by the victims of truck accidents. We are zealous and committed litigators who will do what it takes to fight for the personal injury compensation that you deserve.
Truck Driver Negligence and Truck Injuries
Truck drivers are upheld to a higher standard of care on the road than car drivers and motorcyclists. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has certain qualifications and safety measures that a truck driver must uphold while driving on the road.
Unfortunately, not every truck driver takes this standard of care seriously enough and can cause serious injuries or death because of speeding, driver inattention, driver fatigue, driving longer than the amount of hours that truck drivers are legally allowed to be operating a truck, unsafe passing, failure to slow down or stop, and abrupt lane changes. Quite often, truck drivers are pressured by their employees to drive a greater number of hours than Federal law allows. This creates a scenario where truck drivers are operating this heavy machinery while sleep deprived.
Car drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians have no way to protect themselves from the impact of being struck by an 18-wheeler truck, a tractor-trailer, or any other large or heavily loaded truck. Truck injuries are frequently catastrophic—if not fatal—resulting in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs), massive internal injuries, broken bones, burn injuries, and death.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., we will work with experienced truck accident experts to preserve the evidence from your accident, which may include securing the black box or any other data collecting module that can tell us how fast the truck driver was driving when your accident occurred, what he or she was doing at the exact moment of impact, or whether the breaks were working properly. We will place the trucking company and their insurance carrier on notice immediately so that they are obligated to preserve their log records and any evidence pertaining to your accident and give them to us. This is why it is so important that you contact our Florida personal injury law firm right away.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus, call (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. has law offices located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Accidents that involve rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft involve special circumstances and people who are injured should explore asking a qualified attorney to help them with expenses related to their injuries.
Because rideshare drivers are using their own cars some victims of Uber or Lyft accidents are unsure how to proceed with filing a claim. This is where experienced attorneys step in to move forward quickly and with diligence to protect your rights.
If you or a family member were injured in a car accident involving an Uber vehicle, we encourage you to contact our office for a free review of your legal options for recovery.
When someone you love dies in an accident in Florida that was caused by another person’s negligence, you—as the immediate family member—have the right to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit against all liable parties. Granted, no amount of compensation can make up for the death of your loved one, but filing a Florida wrongful death claim or lawsuit is one way to hold the liable party accountable for their careless or negligent actions and relieve you of some of the financial and emotional burden that the death of your loved one has wrought.
Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. represents mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, wives, and husbands whose loved ones have died in personal injury accidents in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, and other cities in Dade County, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and throughout Florida. Our Florida wrongful death lawyers understand that you are mourning the loss of your loved one, and we are sensitive to your needs and what you are going through. We are committed to fighting zealously for your right to receive compensation from the party responsible for your loved one’s death.
Wrongful Death & Damages
Family members in Florida have two years from the time of their loved one’s death to file their wrongful death case against any negligent parties. Wrongful deaths usually occur in personal injury accidents where a person acted carelessly, negligently, or recklessly and caused the fatal accident to occur.
Fatal car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle collisions, medical malpractice errors, inadequate security cases, and accidents involving defective products are some of the many kinds of personal injury accidents that can lead to a wrongful death claim or lawsuit if a death occurs.
In Florida, the surviving family member’s biological relationship to the wrongful death victim will determine the compensation that he or she has a right to receive. Wrongful death damages in Florida can include compensation for medical costs, funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of financial support, loss of benefits, loss of companionship, and other related expenses.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale area wrongful death attorneys believe that it is very important to get a full picture of your deceased loved one’s life when preparing to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit for the family. Chances are that we never had the opportunity to meet your loved one before his or her unexpected passing. To fully portray who your loved one was and convey the scope of your loss to a jury, we will do our best to get to know your loved one by talking to you, your friends, and other family members. We want to obtain the maximum recovery possible for you and your family.
Our Florida wrongful death attorneys are involved in every aspect of our clients’ cases, and we are here to help you get through this challenging time. You will not pay us for our services unless we obtain your compensation for you.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus, call Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. at (954) 356-0006 or contact us online.