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 help get you 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.Assert Your Rights by Pursuing a Negligence Claim
Victims of accidents can take legal action by filing a negligence lawsuit against the party that caused their injuries. These claims start by showing that the defendant violated 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 violated 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.
While your total recovery can be affected if you contributed to the accident, it will not be denied unless the defendant had no responsibility at all for harming you. If you were partially at fault for your injuries, your total compensation award may be reduced by your percentage of fault. This is known as the comparative negligence system under Florida law. 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.Seek Compensation with the Help of a Coral Springs Attorney
At Frankl & Kominsky, we will spare no energy in guiding you through the complicated legal process. Our diligent accident lawyers are committed to helping victims in Coral Springs and throughout South Florida receive the justice and compensation that they deserve. Even if you are not sure that 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 call us toll-free at (855) 800-8000. We speak Spanish and Creole.