Personal Injury Lawyers | Pembroke Pines
If you were recently involved in a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident that caused a severe injury, you might be concerned about paying for your medical bills, repairing your car, or keeping up with your rent if you can’t return to work for a few weeks or months.
In accidents caused by someone else’s negligence, you often have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and win compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. At Jesse Davidson, P.A., we can help you with every step of your claim, from determining if you have a case to fight for your rights in a Pembroke Pines courtroom.
Types of Cases We Handle
Jesse Davidson has extensive experience handling a variety of cases dealing with personal injury. With his background as a competitive chess player, he approaches all types of cases with an analytical viewpoint, with the goal of getting you the maximum compensation possible.
Even if you aren’t injured, car accidents are terrifying. Add an injury to your experience, and it could become overwhelming. Auto accidents can also result in significant fees, from high medical bills to increased insurance premiums, to paying to repair your vehicle.
Although Florida is a no-fault state, you can file a personal injury lawsuit if the other driver caused the accident through negligence. Because Florida follows the rule of comparative negligence, your lawyer must show precisely how much fault you had in the accident and how much the other driver had. The amount of compensation you receive depends on how much responsibility you hold.
If you are in a serious car accident in Pembroke Pines where you believe the other driver acted irresponsibly or negligently, it’s essential you speak with Jesse Davidson as soon as possible. Although you have four years to file a lawsuit in Florida, the sooner you file, the sooner you can receive your compensation.
Premises Liability/Negligent Security
In Florida, property owners must keep their property free of hazards that could injure visiting persons, like unlit stairwells or torn carpets. Negligent security, a subset of premises liability, occurs if a property owner fails to provide adequate security to ensure the safety of visitors or customers.
As long as you were on property legally, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit to cover damages caused by an accident on someone’s property. If the accident happened on private property, you will likely need to go through the owner’s homeowner’s insurance. Since insurance companies often offer lowball settlements, it’s essential you work with an experienced Pembroke Pines lawyer before accepting any offer. If your injury happened at a business, they may also have a lawyer on call. Instead of representing yourself in court, increase your chances of winning in court by contacting Jesse Davidson, P.A.
Slip and Fall
Slip and falls can happen anywhere. A summer storm can cause wet and slippery floors at the grocery store, or a poorly maintained sidewalk could trip you during a spring walk. While some slip and falls result in minor issues like bruises, others cause broken limbs, concussions, or damaged knees.
In Florida, comparative negligence applies to slip and falls cases as well. A property owner, business, or the state could argue that you should have seen the danger or that you were partially or wholly responsible for your fall. A lawyer experienced in these types of cases knows what arguments the defense will bring and can provide expert witnesses to prove your case.
Dog bites can cause devastating injuries, especially if a child is attacked or the dog is a large breed. In Florida, strict liability applies to dog owners, meaning you can hold them responsible for a dog attack even if they didn’t know or suspect they had an aggressive dog. Unlike other personal injury lawsuits, you won’t need to prove that the dog owner was negligent to win your case, but you need to prove you did not provoke the attack.
However, you must prove that you were not trespassing when you were bitten and that the dog actually bit you. After the dog bite happens, try to take pictures of your injuries and the dog as soon as possible.
Jesse Davidson can inform you about the laws surrounding dog bites and help you determine how much compensation you can receive for your injury.
If you lose your loved one in an accident, whether on the road, because of a slip and fall, or because a company failed to provide enough security, you can often file a wrongful death lawsuit. While a lawsuit can’t bring back your loved one, it can bring you closure, provide you with some compensation to cover funeral costs and provide benefits to dependents of the deceased.
Allowing Jesse Davidson to file your wrongful death lawsuit enables you to focus on grieving.
Types of Damages Allowed in Florida
One of the most challenging aspects of filing a lawsuit is determining the correct amount of damages to ask for. In some cases, you can ask for punitive damages or damages that punish the defendant, but they often have a cap set by the state.
However, you can also sue for compensatory damages, both economic and non-economic. Economic damages, or all damages that you can calculate in financial terms, often include costs like repairing a car, medical bills, and lost wages. Non-economic damages are harder to quantify and include loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
There are no caps for compensatory damages in Florida.
How Jesse Davidson, P.A. Can Help You Win Your Case
With over ten years of experience, Jesse Davidson has specialized in personal injury law in Florida. Because of his focus, Jesse has worked in all types of personal injury cases and knows how to approach each case. Using his past experiences, Jesse can build you a carefully constructed case to get the most compensation possible.
While you rest and recover from your accident, Jesse can gather evidence on your behalf, contact expert witnesses, and negotiate with insurance companies for you. If you have to go to court, he will fight for your rights in court.