Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Who Know How to Win
If you were harmed in an accident, you might not know where to turn for help. The insurance agent is not your friend. Their job is to save the insurance company as much money as possible. But you have the right to seek a fair settlement that covers the true cost of your injuries, lost income, and other expenses caused by the accident.
At Justin Morgan Law, we’ve been helping accident victims in Florida for more than 20 years. We’ve won over 100 million dollars in settlements and lawsuits for our clients. Justin Morgan has been named a Lawyer of Distinction by the National Law Journal, and we belong to the Better Business Bureau.
You’re the boss at Justin Morgan Law. We’re happy to meet with you in your home, at your workplace, or in your hospital room. We can also communicate by phone and email. Any time you have questions about your case, someone from our team will be available to speak with you.
Our office is able to help if you need assistance coordinating medical care. We have multilingual staff available who are fluent in Spanish and Haitian Creole.
To learn more, give us a call today at 1-800-9-JUSTIN (1-800-958-7846).
Justin Morgan Law handles personal injury cases throughout the State of Florida, including the following communities: Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Davie, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Margate, Miami, Miramar, North Lauderdale, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Oakland Park, Palm Beach, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Palm Beach, and Weston.
We Handle Many Types of Personal Injury Cases
Most accidents could be prevented if people took the right precautions. In the State of Florida, everyone has a duty of care to avoid careless actions that could foreseeably harm others. Duties of care may be violated when people engage in reckless behavior, such as driving while intoxicated and violating traffic laws.
Landlords and business owners must keep an eye on their property and eliminate dangerous conditions. This includes loose handrails, missing or damaged stairs, sharp objects, poorly lit parking garages, tripping hazards, and slippery walkways.
The owners of trucking and delivery companies must make sure that every driver they hire has a safe driving record. Companies must inspect their vehicles regularly to make sure brakes, tires, lights, and other safety equipment are working properly. Training has to be provided to ensure that employees know how to safely operate vehicles and other equipment.
To protect children and others, dog owners must take the necessary precautions. This includes keeping pets securely fenced in and following local leash laws. Manufacturers must carefully test new products for defects before releasing them into the marketplace.
At Justin Morgan Law, we handle many types of personal injury claims, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Uber/Lyft accidents
- Big rig truck accidents
- Amazon / UPS / FedEx and third-party delivery vehicle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Drowning and pool accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Premises liability
- Negligent security
- Wrongful death actions
What To Do After an Accident
Accidents are very traumatic. If you or a loved one has suffered an Automobile Crash, Dog Bite, or any kind of devastating event, we recommend taking the following actions:
- Check to see if anyone has been hurt and apply first aid.
- Dial 911 for immediate medical assistance.
- If you feel up to it, use your cell phone to take pictures of the accident scene and try to collect witness statements from those who witnessed the accident.
- Collect contact and insurance information from everyone involved. This will be helpful for your Personal Injury Attorney.
- Report all injuries and symptoms you may be feeling to your doctor. This is important because injuries such as Whiplash and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can get a lot worse over time.
- Follow your doctor’s recommendations.
- Keep records of all medical treatment you receive.
- Don’t reveal details about your accident to anyone besides your attorney, and don’t talk about it on social media.
- Contact an experienced Personal Injury Attorney right away.
How Your Florida Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
After an accident, you’ll want to speak with a Personal Injury Attorney as soon as possible. An insurance agent may try to contact you and offer a lowball settlement. They might try to trick you into saying something about the accident that could harm your claim. That’s why it’s best to have your attorney present whenever you speak with an insurance agent.
The insurance company will do whatever they can to deny your claim. They’ll try to blame you for the accident that their client caused and point their fingers in every direction to avoid responsibility.
Our team at Justin Morgan Law will conduct a thorough investigation to find out what really happened. We’ll file an injunction preventing anyone from destroying evidence. Our investigators will scour the accident scene for evidence, talk to everyone involved, subpoena documents, and collect and review the following types of evidence:
- Police reports
- Accident scene photos
- Witness interviews
- Forensic evidence
- Expert testimony
- Surveillance video
- Internal company communications
- Digital accident scene simulations
Who Is Liable for Your Injuries?
When it comes to Personal Injury cases, Florida is an at-fault State. That means the person who injured you is required to pay for the harm they caused. Personal Injury cases are based on the legal concept of Comparative Negligence, so you can recover damages based on the degree of negligence that’s credited to all responsible parties. Comparative Negligence allows your Personal Injury Attorney to seek compensation from more than one defendant.
Our team at Justin Morgan Law will find out who is liable for your accident under Florida Law. Then we’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries. Here are some examples of parties that may be held liable when an accident occurs:
- Unsafe and intoxicated drivers
- Negligent dog owners
- Manufacturers of unsafe products
- Property owners that fail to eliminate hazards
- Landlords who overlook dangerous conditions
- Businesses that don’t clean up spills and other hazards
- Delivery firms that fail to do a background check on new hires
- Supermarkets that fail to provide warnings about slippery floors
- Trucking companies that encourage drivers to break the law to save money
Personal Injury Damages Available in Florida
After an accident, you may be injured and unable to work as bills continue to pile up. Perhaps the insurance company offered you a cash settlement, but it’s not going to be enough to cover your medical bills and other expenses. The insurance agent might be bothering you with questions about the accident and pressuring you to sign a statement.
Accidents cause several types of problems. Some injuries, such as paralysis, brain injuries, and chronic pain, may make it impossible for the victim to resume the day-to-day lifestyle they enjoyed before the accident.
After an accident, you may be suffering from injuries that require extensive medical treatment, and it could be a long time before you are able to return to work. Your Personal Injury Attorney will consider all the factors involved and file a claim that covers the full cost of your injuries.
Our team won’t back down from anybody. If the other side refuses to make a reasonable offer, the experienced trial attorneys at Justin Morgan Law are always prepared to file a lawsuit and take them to court.
The Personal Injury claim that we file after a serious accident will include, but not be limited to, the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Medical devices
- Loss of income
- Reduced quality of life
- Occupational therapy
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wrongful death
Types of Personal Injury Damages in Florida
There are three types of damages available to accident victims in Florida: compensatory, non-economic, and punitive damages. There are no caps on compensatory and non-economic damages, but punitive damages are limited to three times the amount of compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is higher, and/or as provided by Florida Law, including Florida Statute Section 768.73.
- Compensatory Damages: Compensatory damages can be awarded for such things as loss of income, bodily injury, property damage, and so on. In civil litigation pertaining to a motor vehicle accident, for example, the plaintiff may claim compensatory damages for vehicle repair, medical bills, and income that was lost as a result of the plaintiff taking time off work to deal with his or her injuries. The plaintiff must prove to the court the loss in question, the amount of the loss, and that the loss was caused by the defendant.
- Non-economic Damages include any type of subjective harm that doesn’t have a measurable monetary cost, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress.
- Punitive Damages: Florida Law also allows for punitive damages in cases where the defendant commits “Gross Negligence,” which is defined by Florida Law as conduct so reckless or wanting in care that it constitutes a conscious disregard or indifference to the life, safety, or rights of persons exposed to such conduct. Punitive damage claims are governed by Florida aw, including Florida Statute 768.72. punitive damages are designed to set an example and discourage others from committing similar actions.
We’ve Won Over $100 Million for Our Clients
The talented litigators at Justin Morgan Law will fight tirelessly on your behalf. We’ve recovered over $100 million in compensation for our clients. Our team has been helping people get the money they need to put their lives back together for over 20 years.
Contact Justin Morgan Law today toll-free at 1-800-9-JUSTIN (1-800-958-7846) to schedule a free consultation and explore how we can assist in getting justice on your behalf.