If you’ve been injured in Fort Lauderdale, you may be eligible to seek damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To build a strong case with concrete evidence and expert witnesses, you need a South Florida lawyer who has years of experience handling personal injury cases in the Florida legal system.
At Jesse Davidson, P.A., our team is focused on creating a winning strategy for your case, so you get the compensation you deserve for your injury. Whether you’re injured in an auto accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite attack, or from premises liability and negligent security, our team is ready to help you get justice for your emotional distress
and pain and suffering. If you’ve lost a loved one as a result of negligence or from an accident, we also specialize in pursuing compensation for wrongful death claims.
Despite the quarantines, car accidents still killed over 42,000 people nationally in 2020, an 8% increase over 2019. Nonfatal medically consulted injuries topped over 4.7 million.
High rates of speed, truck accidents, distracted driving, and DUIs are just some of the contributing factors of auto accidents that make the injuries so sudden and devastating. Even the most discerning drivers are at risk from another driver’s negligence.
Although you may know you’re not at-fault for the accident, it can be difficult to prove without a proper investigation. In addition to calling the police and filing a police report about the crash, you also need an experienced law firm to gather evidence to support your personal injury claim. Evidence, your law team, can begin collecting includes:
● Eyewitness statement
● Video footage, including dash cams, surveillance footage, and traffic cameras
● Physical evidence from the scene, such as damage to your car and any nearby
● Photographs of the scene to document road conditions and damage
We may also employ expert witnesses such as accident reconstructionists and traffic engineers to explain how the accident occurred to a judge or jury.
While Florida is a no-fault insurance state, sometimes your injury costs exceed your PIP coverage and that of the other driver. Insurance companies don’t want to pay what you deserve, and they do everything they can to avoid a hefty payout.
Before you sign any agreement or settlement, contact our law office. We have the expertise to negotiate with insurance companies to get a settlement you deserve or go to court with a strong case for a jury to decide.
Premises Liability and Negligent Security
Whenever you visit another property, the owner is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment. If you are injured or assaulted on the premises, you may be eligible for compensation if your injury was caused by negligence.
Florida is a comparative negligence state. This means that the court looks at your role in the accident and may reduce your damages based on the amount of responsibility the court believes you hold. For instance, if you are awarded $100,000 in a premises liability case for the injuries you suffered in an assault, you may receive $80,000 if the
court finds you 20% responsible.
To avoid comparative fault and bring forward evidence that proves your innocence in a claim, you need a personal injury attorney with knowledge of this Florida statute and how to help you win.
To prove negligence in Florida, you must:
● Show that the property owner had a duty of care to keep you safe
● The property owner’s neglect or willful actions led to your injury
● Prove that your injury would not have happened if not for this negligence
● Sustain economic losses as a result of your injury
You may have sustained cuts and lacerations, bruising, internal injuries, and broken bones from a robbery, accident, or assault on someone else’s property in a premises liability case. In addition to the physical injuries you sustain, you may also suffer from PTSD, anxiety, and depression from the incident. If the property owner failed to maintain safe conditions and this led to your injury, you may have a claim against them.
Negligent security cases arise when a property owner does not ensure their premises is safe and secure for visitors, and violent or criminal acts by third parties occurred as a result. Poor lighting, lack of emergency exits, broken locks, untrained security personnel, and missing or broken security cameras are just some of the ways property owners can fail to keep their premises safe.
One of the worst incidents that can occur as a result of premises liability or negligent security is sexual assault or rape. If you’ve been sexually assaulted or raped, it is never your fault.
At Jesse Davidson, P.A., we know the devastating impact a sexual crime can have on the rest of your life. In addition to contacting the police, call our law office for a consultation about your case. We may be able to hold property owners accountable for their negligence in keeping you safe at an event, on a college campus, or in a parking garage.
Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is unexpected and devastating. In addition to your grief, you may be stressed out about your financial future, especially if the deceased individual contributed to your household expenses.
We can help you seek compensation for your loved one’s death so you can have peace of mind. Some of the damages we can seek compensation for include:
● Medical bills and funeral expenses
● Lost wages and potential future earnings
● Loss of companionship
● Financial dependency by survivors on the deceased’s earnings
Whether your loved one was killed in an auto accident, a workplace accident, or passed away as a result of anesthesia or medical malpractice, our team can help ensure you are financially secure.
Contact Us to Arrange a Free Consultation
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, get in touch with the team at Jesse Davidson, P.A. We offer a free consultation and review of your case. Our team offers tenacious and aggressive representation for your case so you can win the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our Ft. Lauderdale-area law firm today at (561) 252-7850.