As a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, I am oftentimes asked by friends and family, “If I was injured in an automobile accident, should I call my insurance company to report the claim?” The answer is “yes”; Regardless of fault, it is important to call your insurance company and report any accident that involved injuries or property damage.
As a courtesy to individuals involved in dog bite cases, our dog bite attorneys created this brief guide describing: (1) the dog bite statute in Florida; (2) what to do if you are a victim of a dog bite; and (3) who is responsible for your damages.
As a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, I am amazed by how many individuals seek legal representation for an injury suffered weeks if not months after an accident. This is a mistake and could jeopardize future claims for damages. In fact, I cannot think of a single situation where an individual would not benefit from speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after an accident.
As personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Weston and Parkland we have recently seen an uptick in the number of cyclists injured by automobiles and motorcycles. Injuries to cyclists can range from soft-tissue injuries (such as a strained back or neck) to paralysis or death. Undoubtedly, the high number of teenage and elderly drivers and the proliferation of drivers’ texting and driving have negatively impacted the cycling community – drivers are simply not paying attention or properly sharing the road with cyclists. Worse yet, many accidents involving cyclists are “hit and run” accidents or accidents involving under-insured drivers. An experienced personal injury attorney familiar with cycling cases can determine which part(ies) may be liable for your injuries and help you recover damages to pay for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.