Florida Personal Injury Attorney helping 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 means a physical, emotional or psychological injury which someone suffers. Florida personal injury lawyer helps those who have suffered personal injuries to seek financial compensation when those injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence. In basic terms, negligence is essentially the failure of a person or business to use reasonable care. When someone else’s negligence or carelessness causes an innocent victim to suffer personal injuries, Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Joseph Lipsky helps them get paid for the suffering and economic losses those injuries caused. 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 they and/or their employee caused.
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, while non-economic damages are not limited to any specific dollar amount. Those damages resulting from personal injuries 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 in a simply negligent manner. In those circumstances, Florida Law may 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.
Each state has its own statutes of limitations, 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 Attorney Joseph Lipsky has more than twenty five years of experience helping accident victims recover all of the damages they suffer in 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. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.