We are Florida Personal Injury Lawyers who help seriously injured victims of all types of accidents across the State of Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beaches, Naples and the Florida Keys
Personal injuries mean a physical, emotional or psychological injury which someone suffers in any type of accident, including car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, criminal attacks at a business or apartment or medical malpractice. For more than 25 years, Miami personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky has specialized in helping those who have suffered serious personal injuries collect money damages those injuries when they are caused by someone else’s negligence.
In basic terms, negligence is when a person or business fails to act in a reasonable manner by not using reasonable care. When someone else’s negligence or carelessness causes an innocent victim to suffer personal injuries, Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Joseph Lipsky uses his dedication and experience to help them get paid for their suffering and economic losses. If the person or business that caused those injuries has insurance, such as car insurance or liability insurance, that insurance company will ultimately be responsible for paying for the damages the person and/or business caused.
Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky knows car accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, medical malpractice, criminal attacks on a business property and from on-the-job incidents are some of the more common causes of personal injuries. Florida law allows an injured person to seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those which can be counted in actual dollars, such as medical bills and lost wages, while non-economic damages, usually referred to as pain and suffering, are not limited to any specific dollar amount. The damages resulting from personal injuries, for which you need a Miami personal injury lawyer, commonly include:
- Costs associated with medical care
- Lost income
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
On occasion, a person who causes an accident acts in a highly reckless manner, that is, more than just negligent. An example of such recklessness is when someone is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In those circumstances, Miami personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky uses Florida Law to seek permission from a judge, as is required under Florida Law, to allow the injured victim to also seek further damages which are intended to punish them for their excessive carelessness. Those damages which are solely to punish and deter future conduct are called punitive damages. Because punitive damages claims require an evidentiary hearing before a Judge grants permission to seek such damages, that is why seriously injured accident victims need an experienced Miami personal injury lawyer with extensive trial and litigation success to make sure the proper evidence is gathered and presented to a Judge in the required manner, Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky has proven over the last quarter of a century that he possess the drive and experience to pursue such punitive damages claims.
Of particular concern to those who suffer personal injuries is the applicable statute of limitations; that is, the time in which a person who suffered personal injuries has to bring a lawsuit against the person or business that caused those injuries. In Florida, the statute of limitations for most negligence cases, other than those involving medical malpractice or which result in a death, is four years. Generally speaking wrongful death and medical malpractice cases have shorter statutes of limitations, as short as 2 years. Additionally, personal injuries suffered on a cruise ship have even shorter statutes of limitations as specifically listed in the cruise line’s ticket, usually only 1 year. Because of those limitations it is imperative that accident victims consult with Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Lipsky as soon as possible after being injured to make sure all of their legal rights are preserved.
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky has more than twenty five years of experience helping accident victims recover all of the money damages they suffer in Miami personal injury accident, including:
- Truck accidents
- Car crashes
- Trip and fall accidents
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Accidents or incidents which result in wrongful death
- Medical Negligence or Malpractice
- Slip and Fall accidents
If you or a family member suffered personal injuries in a Florida accident from any type of accident, we ask that they contact us either ONLINE or by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale - Plantation
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to schedule your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. Because injured personal injury clients do not owe us anything for attorney’s fees or costs, unless we recover money for them, anyone, regardless of their financial situation, can hire us with nothing out of pocket. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights. Let us help.