Dedicated Legal Representation for Sunrise Residents

Sunrise is a city of about 85,000 residents in Broward County, Florida. In addition to people who live there, many visitors enjoy the city’s award-winning recreational facilities, including the Sawgrass Sanctuary, the Sunrise Tennis Club, and the Seven Bridges at Springtree Golf Club. Sunrise is also home to Sawgrass Mills, a shopping, dining, and entertainment destination that welcomes 25 million patrons each year. As in other communities of its size, residents and visitors in this city can fall victim to unforeseen accidents. If you’ve been hurt in Sunrise due to the recklessness of another person or entity, you may be able to recover compensation. At Frankl & Kominsky, our knowledgeable injury attorneys can represent you with tireless energy. We handle all personal injury matters, including slip and falls, medical malpractice, defective products, wrongful death, and highway collisions involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

Filing a Negligence Claim in Florida

Many victims choose to pursue compensation through a negligence lawsuit. Under Florida law, this type of claim requires a victim to show the following elements:

  • The defendant owed the victim a duty of reasonable care;
  • The defendant breached this obligation;
  • The breach directly resulted in the accident and the victim’s injuries; and
  • Actual damages were incurred as a consequence.

Reasonable care is usually defined as behaving in the way that a reasonably prudent person would behave in a similar situation. In some specialized areas like medical malpractice, however, the standard may be more specific. No matter the context, however, the duty is an implicit obligation owed to others in society to act in a way that would protect them from unnecessary risks of harm. The following examples illustrate how a breach of the duty of care can happen in a variety of everyday situations:

  • A physician operating on the wrong body part
  • A driver texting while driving
  • A restaurant owner failing to clean up a spill on the floor
  • A truck driver failing to observe federal rules about hours behind the wheel
  • An apartment building owner failing to provide adequate locks on an apartment
  • A nightclub owner failing to provide sufficient security

The state of Florida uses a comparative negligence rule. This means that, if the victim contributed to the accident, his or her recovery will be reduced by the percentage of his or her fault. If a victim is determined to be 30 percent at fault, his or her compensation award will be no more than 70 percent of the costs associated with the injuries. To pursue a claim for compensation after a Florida accident, a victim must file within four years from when it happened.

Seeking Compensation After an Accident with the Help of a Sunrise Attorney

If you have been harmed by someone else’s carelessness, having a skilled legal team on your side can make a significant difference. Serving clients throughout the Sunrise area, at Frankl & Kominsky our accident lawyers will work diligently to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. We understand how difficult the recovery process can be when you are hurt in an accident. Our team is committed to using our knowledge, experience, and resources to protect your rights. We proudly represent clients across South Florida. For a free case evaluation, you can contact us online or call us toll-free at (855) 800-8000. We speak Spanish and Creole.

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Mr. Frankl was such an asset to have on my team while I picked up the pieces following an accident. Right from the beginning he assisted handling the insurance companies, rental car companies, auto body shops, police reports, it was incredible. His guidance allowed me to focus on the most important thing and that was my medical condition & recovery. Should you find yourself in this unfortunate situation do yourself a favor & trust this man & his expertise. By Damon