Our Practice Areas
Car crashes are one of the most common kinds of accidents in Fort Lauderdale. A number of major roads run through the city, including U.S. Route 1 (U.S. 1), the longest north-south road in the United States, as well as State Road 870 (SR 870), State Road 736 (SR 736), State Road 838 (SR 838), State Road 845 (SR 845), and Interstate 95 (I-95).
Such roads may see a majority of the traffic in Fort Lauderdale, but devastating collisions also occur on many smaller local streets, such as Bayview Drive, North Ocean Boulevard, and Sunrise Boulevard. Many Fort Lauderdale car accidents cause severe injuries to victims that can require several months, years, or even a lifetime of rehabilitation.
While the weather is generally favorable in Fort Lauderdale, homeowners in the city do occasionally suffer serious property damage because of hurricanes or other unfortunate occurrences. Many of these people have valid homeowners insurance policies that they expect to cover this damage, but instead find that insurers will delay their claims or outright deny them. In some cases, the insurance company grossly claims the damage is less than what it will actually cost a victim to repair.
Fort Lauderdale homeowner’s property damage claims are another legal area that Englander Peebles assists clients with. Our firm has a deep understanding of the tactics that insurance companies use to try to avoid paying these claims. We can fight to make sure that you get every dime you are entitled to.
When the weather is good, Fort Lauderdale is also an attractive destination for motorcyclists. Motorcycles share the roads not only with thousands of other automobiles, but also public transportation vehicles such as Broward County Transit (BCT), Metrobus, and Palm Tran.
While motorcycling in Fort Lauderdale can often be a freeing experience, motorcyclists can be catastrophically injured when they are involved in crashes. In many cases, such crashes are the result of another driver’s negligence. Englander Peebles helps victims of Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accidents pursue compensation for their injuries and works to make sure negligent parties are held accountable.
Whether it is the Galleria, Coral Ridge Mall, or Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale is also home to many different kinds of retail outlets. Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence at such establishments. Victims can be entitled to compensation when a property owner fails to correct a dangerous condition or provide a warning to patrons about it.
In many cases, businesses will claim that a slip and fall victim’s injuries were the result of his or her own negligence, and their insurance companies will usually argue the same in refusing to provide compensation. Englander Peebles also assists residents and visitors injured in Fort Lauderdale slip and fall accidents, and our attorneys can work to help you recover fair and full compensation that covers all of your past, present, and future needs.
Courthouses Serving Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is home to the Central Courthouse for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida in Broward County. This courthouse handles criminal, civil, family law, and small claims, and the Broward County Clerk of Courts is also located within the judicial complex.
201 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 831-7721
Law Enforcement in Fort Lauderdale
The mission statement of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FLPD) reads, “Provide a safe and orderly environment in our city through professionalism, dedication, an active partnership with the community and concern for individual dignity.”
The FLPD is comprised of an Operations Bureau that provides services to all three police districts within the city, an Investigative Bureau that includes a Criminal Investigation Division, Special Investigation Division, and Street Crimes Division, and a Support Services Bureau that also consists of three divisions: Administrative Support, Finance, and Information Services.
1300 W. Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 ((954) 764-4357