Weston Personal Injury Attorneys
At Justin Morgan Law, Weston Personal Injury Lawyers Helps Victims Throughout Florida Recover Damages for Their Injuries
Accidents that cause personal injuries often result in stacks of unpaid bills and medical expenses with no way to even begin to pay them. As a result, the victim cannot work for a paycheck or even perform the most common tasks and duties at home. Add to this the potentially chronic and debilitating pain, as well as the emotional damage. Nonetheless, if the accident was caused by another person's negligence or purposeful wrongful act, you may be entitled to recover these damages, get your expenses back, and more. If you've suffered a personal injury or accident anywhere in Florida, contact an experienced Weston personal injury lawyer at Justin Morgan Law by calling toll-free at 1-800-9JUSTIN or 1-800-958-7846. We'll focus on your insurance and legal claims in any part of the state so you can focus on your recovery.
Although our offices are in the tri-county area, we handle cases throughout Florida, and we can handle yours, too.
Personal Injuries We've Helped Clients Within Florida
Here at Justin Morgan Law, Weston personal injury attorneys understand what you're going through. Some of the types of cases we've been involved in include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Serious injuries from motor vehicle accidents can last for weeks, months, or even years. No matter if you were injured in a car accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident, drunk driver accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, bike accident, or Uber/Lyft accident, an attorney from our firm will advocate on your behalf to get the damages you deserve.
- Bicycle Accidents: Given our gorgeous year-round weather, bicycling is a popular sport in Florida. Bicyclists normally don't wear much, if any, protection on the road, therefore being hit by a careless vehicle might result in significant injuries. The faster the motorist was driving at the time of the collision, may result in a more serious accident and injuries. We have a lot of experience representing bicyclists who have been harmed by a careless driver, and we can fight to make sure you get full compensation for your injuries, damages, and pain and suffering. If another cyclist (or a pedestrian) caused your bicycle wreck and injuries, their homeowner’s insurance (if applicable) may cover your personal injury claim.
- Slip & Fall Accidents: Although slip and fall accidents are among the most prevalent causes of personal injury, many people are unaware that they can result in serious injuries. Injuries can take months to heal and leave you unable to work, care for your family, or simply enjoy your life the way you did before.
- Wrongful Death: Sadly, some accidents tragically result in death. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for more than just their medical bills. A wrongful death claim can assist your family in recovering your losses and finding closure and healing.
- Boating Accidents: Boating is possibly the most popular recreational activity in Florida. However, many boat operators are tourists that have little or no experience. It is not uncommon for many boat drivers to be without a proper license required to operate a boat. As a result, boating accidents occur all too frequently throughout the State of Florida, involving both tourists and residents.
- Cruise Ship Accidents: Cruises are a blast and provide a great return on your entertainment dollar. Nonetheless, as with any watercraft, you have to stay careful and vigilant. Some of the more common cruise ship accidents include slip and fall accidents, food poisoning, swimming pool accidents, elevator and escalator accidents, recreational activities, Legionnaires Disease, fires, drowning, assault, and sexual assault.
- Swimming and Drowning Accidents: Swimming pools provide opportunities for leisure, recreation, and exercise. Nonetheless, pools come with dangers and responsibilities. We help swimming pool accident victims all around the state of Florida.
- Animal Attacks and Dog Bites: In Florida, the law says dog owners are strictly liable for any injuries the dog causes to a person who has a right to be there, except liability may be reduced by the victim's negligence. Dogs are prevalent in Florida, but if you've been injured by one, you likely have a right to recover the damages from your injury.
A Weston personal injury attorney at Justin Morgan Law handles cases for clients across the State of Florida, usually due to word-of-mouth from satisfied former clients. We can help you, too. For your case, we'll begin with a free consultation so that we can begin to collect the facts. Next, we'll perform an independent investigation and gather the evidence we need to support the facts. Then, using legally-supported facts, we'll work with you to develop any number of strategies based on your unique situation. We'll help you decide on the best option and set our plan into motion while the other side is dragging their heels. Finally, we'll begin preparing for trial, whether there is a trial or not, essentially preparing for any contingencies, be it a favorable settlement or a successful trial verdict. We'll be ethical, diligent, and aggressive and let the opposing party play catch-up.
Negligence in Florida
Negligence is the often-misunderstood law theory that lurks behind most types of personal injuries. Generally, negligence has occurred when:
- The defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff, usually in the form of what a reasonable person would have done.
- The defendant breached that duty.
- The breach caused an accident that injured the plaintiff.
- The accident and resulting injury caused damages to the plaintiff, such as medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, etc.
So, for example, say Driver A ran a red light, striking Driver B's car and breaking his arm. Driver A had a duty to drive as a reasonable person would but breached that duty by running the red light. The collision caused Driver B's broken arm, costing Driver B medical bills and the time missed from work, and pain and suffering. Some of the common scenarios in our lives that are not usually thought of as negligence include:
- Negligent Security. This can be a difficult question because the law is addressing a failure to act as opposed to some actual unlawful act. Nonetheless, property owners have the responsibility of keeping their patrons safe. Nightclubs need sufficient bouncers; apartment building owners need adequate lighting and possibly fences and gates, and potentially security guards.
- Negligent Supervision of a Minor Child. A parent, grandparent, guardian, and others with custody and control of a child are liable for a child's negligent acts if the parent knows or has reason to know that it is necessary to control the child and the parent fails to take reasonable actions to do so. They may also be liable for harm done to the child and any harm done by the child.
A Weston Personal Injury Attorney at Justin Morgan Law Explains Common Injuries
Personal injuries can be minor in terms of injuries suffered, but they can also lead to life-changing, exceptionally damaging injuries, such as:
These types of injuries can be impossible to pay for without compensation for damages, so contact a Weston injury lawyer at Justin Morgan Law immediately. We'll see that all of your injuries, even the lesser-known injuries like delayed symptomatic and long-term care injuries, are duly compensated for.
Florida Class Action Lawsuits
A “class action” lawsuit allows courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable if each class member (individuals who have suffered the same wrong at the hands of the defendant) were required to be joined in the lawsuit as a named plaintiff.
In other words, a large number of plaintiffs who have all been harmed by a defendant's act join together under a class representative to bring the lawsuit. A representative such as a single member of the plaintiffs and the plaintiff’s attorneys actually brings the suit. If you have been notified that you are a class action member as a plaintiff, contact a Weston injury attorney at Justin Morgan Law to see if you have any alternatives, such as opting out of the class and bringing your own lawsuit.
When a company sells a dangerously defective product, from a defective medication to a defective lawn mover, and that defective product causes you injury, you may be able to recover your damages under products liability. That includes automobile recalls. Product liability claims can stem from negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty issues.
In Florida, to make a product liability claim, there are three ways a claimant can show the product in question was defective:
- It was defectively designed,
- It was defectively manufactured, or
- There were insufficient warnings; in other words, the responsible parties knew or should have known of risks and failed to warn consumers adequately.
Be aware that a common defense companies use when sued for product liability is that the product had to have been used as intended. For example, if someone takes a thick, industrial-grade piece of paper meant to print pages in a binder and uses it to make a paper airplane, it is thrown and strikes you in the eye, causing retinal damage. This is not a valid product liability case because the paper was not used as intended.
Still, if you've been injured by a defective or malfunctioning product of any sort anywhere in Florida, contact a Weston personal injury lawyer at Justin Morgan Law and we can help you analyze your potential claim.
Civil Sexual Assault
If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, there is likely a criminal case proceeding at about the same time as your civil lawsuit. We can represent you in a civil claim for the sexual assault and potentially any property owner who failed to provide adequate security may be liable for damages.
Although the defendant may be incarcerated and left with no option to work to pay off your damages, the criminal case will provide sound, hard evidence we can use, and we may be able to work with the criminal prosecutors to have any criminal fines diverted to your damages.
Florida County Claims
If you suffered a personal injury, a common citizen or business entity usually caused your injury. But what if it were a county car that hit you or a municipality building that caused your slip and fall? Suing a county, city, or municipality (“government”) has its own rules.
Florida Statutes section 768.28 states that the “State Constitution, the state, for itself and for its agencies or subdivisions, hereby waives sovereign immunity for liability for torts, but only to the extent specified in this act.” Meaning, you can sue the government, but only under certain conditions, such as the negligent party would have been liable as a private party and you can't sue the government actor personally.
You may think the rules are complicated to the point that most plaintiffs just give up and go home, which may be a reason for the complications attached to suing the government. However, a Weston personal injury lawyer at Justin Morgan Law understands these rules and can show you how they are actually not as complex as you may think and how to satisfy these rules for a successful claim or lawsuit.
A Weston Personal Injury Attorney at Justin Morgan Law Can Help You With Your Claim
Call us for your free consultation. We offer same-day communication and multilingual staff, along with free comprehensive consultations, and we're available 24/7/365. Although our offices are in the tri-county area, we handle cases throughout Florida, and we can handle yours, too. So contact us toll-free at 1-800-9JUSTIN or 1-800-958-7846 today to schedule your free consultation.