If you or a loved one are injured in an accident in Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach County, pursuing a personal injury claim is a way of securing the compensation that you need after an injury. A personal injury suit involves the legal concept of negligence. In order to show that an individual or company was negligent and therefore liable, a personal injury victim must prove the following:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff;
- The defendant failed to exercise reasonable care in fulfilling this duty to the plaintiff;
- The defendant’s actions or inaction that breached its duty caused the plaintiff’s injury; and
- The plaintiff was injured because of the defendant’s breach.
Proving negligence requires the ability to properly collect evidence, analyze the law and the facts of a case, and effectively advocate for your rights in court. Englander Peebles is dedicated to providing its clients with experienced and aggressive representation.Statute of Limitations
Florida has enacted a statute of limitations that sets a deadline for plaintiffs to be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual or entity believed to be liable for the injury. Under Florida’s statute of limitations, victims of personal injuries have limited time from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Failure to adhere to the deadlines set by this statute may result in the court barring a plaintiff from filing suit.Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury cases can arise from dozens of incidents. The most common claims likely arise out of car accidents. In 2015, the Florida Integrated Report Exchange System reported a total of 242,400 injuries arising from over 370,000 vehicle crashes during the year. In Broward County alone, there were 23,433 injuries reported coming from 38,300 vehicle crashes in 2015.
Another common source of personal injury claims are slip and fall accidents. These can happen anywhere – at work, in a restaurant, in a supermarket, or even in private property owned by another. Personal injuries may also occur due to defective products that were either shoddily manufactured or poorly designed. These are just some of the few of the many kinds of personal injury cases brought before courts everyday.
If you or someone close to you has been involved in an accident caused by another, you may be entitled to obtain compensation. Englander Peebles' partners are experienced personal injury attorneys who know how to fiercely advocate for our client’s rights. At Englander Peebles, we provide a free consultation. We only handle cases on a contingency basis – you will not be responsible for our attorneys’ fees or costs unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for your injuries. Englander Peebles is located in Fort Lauderdale and represents clients throughout the state. Contact us today for answers to your legal questions.