Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Coral Springs
Coral Springs is located in Broward County, Florida with a population of approximately 125,000 residents. The city has a strong economy, part of which can be attributed to the presence of companies such as First Data and Alliance Entertainment. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of leisure activities, including trips to the Country Club of Coral Springs , the Sawgrass Nature Center, or the Coral Springs Museum of Art. As with any other city in the United States, people there suffer a number of avoidable accidents every year. If you or a loved one has been harmed by someone else’s recklessness in Coral Springs, the injury attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky can help you take legal action against the at-fault party and pursue the compensation you deserve. We represent ordinary people in cases involving vehicle collisions, slip and falls, product liability, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and many others.
For 2018, Florida has reported the following vehicle accident statistics :
- Total bicycle crashes: 6,575
- Total motorcycle crashes: 9,122
- Total motorcycle fatalities: 502
- Total hit-and-run fatalities: 215
- Total hit-and-run accidents: 102,756
- Total pedestrian fatalities: 702
- For all crashes: 402,592
- Injuries for all crashes: 254,873
- Fatalities for all crashes: 3,174
- Motor Vehicle Traffic: 4,013
- MVT-Motorcyclist: 189
- MVT-Occupant: 2,490
- MVT-Other/Unspecified: 1,081
- MVT-Pedalcyclist: 171
- MVT-Pedestrian: 82
- Motor Vehicle Non-Traffic: 181
The types of injuries that are usually seen by injury lawyers serving Coral Springs may result in many different mental and physical issues. Some of these include:
- Broken or Fractured Bones
- Internal Bleeding
- Herniated Discs
- Cuts, Scrapes, and Bruising
- Injuries to the Hip, Knee or Elbow
- Injuries to the Spine
- Head and Brain Injuries
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against whoever was responsible. These cases are highly complex and must be filed within strict timelines. If you think you may have a wrongful death claim, you should consult a Florida attorney immediately.Broward county Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
Florida Statute of Limitations section 95.11(3)(a) applies to plaintiffs filing a lawsuit in Florida on a civil action founded in negligence (which typically includes nearly all plaintiffs with a personal injury claim based on a car accident). The statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits differ. In Florida, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within four years from the date of the accident. In wrongful death cases, the time frame to file is two years from the date of the death. If you don’t file your claim within the applicable statute of limitations, you may lose your legal right to be heard by a court.Assert Your Rights by Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim
Victims of accidents can take legal action by filing a lawsuit against the party that caused their injuries. These claims start by showing that the defendant breached a duty of care. A duty of care is an implicit obligation that each of us owes to anyone who might foreseeably be affected by our actions. It requires every person to act at least as carefully as a reasonable person would act in a similar situation. After establishing that the defendant breached this duty of care, the victim must prove that the violation directly caused his or her injuries to be able to recover compensation.
While accidents can happen anywhere, here are some common ways in which negligence claims arise:
- A car driver texts while driving and collides with someone else on the road.
- A store owner fails to fix broken pavement at the entrance to his shop, causing a customer to slip and fall.
- A manufacturer sells a swing set with a cracked chain that ultimately injures a child.
Once liability is established, the defendant may be required to reimburse the injured person for many types of costs arising from the accident. Typically, a victim may be able to recover past, current and future medical bills, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, property damage, and any other costs related to his or her specific circumstances.
Florida follows the Comparative Negligence Rule. If you were partially at fault for your injuries, your total compensation award may be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if someone is deemed to be 25 percent at fault for a particular accident, that person will be able to recover 75 percent of the total damages.
If you suffered the tragic loss of a loved one in an accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against whoever was responsible. Under the Florida Wrongful Death Act, certain surviving family members, such as a spouse, child, or parent, can seek compensation for lost support or companionship after the death of a beloved family member.What Should You Do After an Injury?
If you’ve been injured, these are some things that you should remember:
- Report the accident and injury to the authorities and property owner. Be sure to get a copy of the incident report or the accident report.
Coral Springs Police Department | (954) 344-1800
If possible, document the scene of the accident with videos, photos, and witness statements
- Seek Immediate Medical Care from a qualified medical professional
- Find an experienced personal injury lawyer for a Free Consultation
Example: Broward Health Coral Springs | (954) 355-4400
Keep a journal or record of your injuries, medical treatment, and how the injury has impacted your life. Also, make sure to keep a copy of all medical expenses. All of your medical information should be kept in a separate location in your home in order to have easy access when needed.
- DO NOT neglect your accident injuries or fail to seek medical treatment by a qualified doctor or medical professional
- DO NOT give a recorded statement to the insurance company without speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney
- DO NOT try to attempt to negotiate a settlement offer without speaking to an injury lawyer
- DO NOT post the information about the accident or your injury on Social Media
- Cost of Past and Future Medical Care, Medical Bills and Expenses, Future Treatment
- Including: physical therapy, prescriptions, surgery, home health care, wheelchairs, walkers, lifts, and long-term care facilities
- Property Damage
- Home Renovation for Accessibility
- Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income
- Pain and Suffering
If someone else has caused your injuries, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. This type of lawsuit is based on a breach of duty, or breach of an obligation to use reasonable care. Some examples of these breaches may include:
- A driver who causes an accident because of carelessly texting and driving.
- A store that fails to clean up spilled food on its floor.
- A company that releases a dangerous drug without testing for side effects and identifying risks.
In every negligence case, an injured person must prove that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care and that the defendant breached this duty. Other essential elements of a claim include showing that the defendant’s breach caused the accident and that the victim suffered compensable damages as a result.
If your loved one has died because of someone else’s carelessness, you may be able to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. Under Florida law, family members may receive compensation for damages such as mental anguish, loss of society and companionship, medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been harmed because of someone else’s carelessness, you should have experienced legal representation on your side.
At Frankl & Kominsky, our Florida accident lawyers are committed to assisting injured victims. Our firm has over 40 years of combined legal experience handling accident and injury cases and we understand what it takes to try and prove a personal injury negligence claim.The Types of Personal Injury Claims That We Are Available to Handle
- Slip, Trip and Fall and Premises Liability Claims : if you were hurt in a slip and fall accident in a grocery or in a department store, on a private property or in a home or in a parking lot, you may have a claim for your injuries
- Car and Auto Accidents Claims : accidents involving a careless driver, or while you were a passenger in a motor vehicle
- Motorcycle and Scooter Injury Claims : if you were a motorcyclist who was injured by operators or drivers of larger vehicles who speed, drive drunk, or are distracted by electronic texting
- Bus Injury Claims: passengers who are injured because the owner or operator had failed to maintain the bus according to schedule, became distracted, was driving while tired or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Boat, Cruise, or Jet Ski Injury Claims: if you were injured due to lack of medical supplies, excessive speed, boat malfunctions or striking another watercraft
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Claims : victims who have been seriously injured by being hit by reckless or distracted drivers
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Available to help victims in Coral Springs and throughout South Florida, the personal injury attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky will try to aggressively pursue the financial compensation you deserve for the harm that you have suffered. Even if you are unsure as to whether or not you have a claim, we will be happy to evaluate your situation and offer advice. To learn more about your legal options, contact us online or you can call us toll-free at (561) 354-6184. We speak Spanish and Creole.