Personal Injury Attorney in Plantation, Florida
According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2019 there were 41,114 total crashes in Broward County, Florida, resulting in 23,671 injuries and 214 fatalities. Being involved in an accident caused by the negligent actions of someone else can be devastating and very emotional. Thankfully, you can hold the responsible parties accountable and seek fair financial compensation for your injuries by filing a personal injury claim.
At the Law Offices Of Garry F. Connell, PA, I'm committed to offering comprehensive legal guidance and vigorous representation to personal injury victims and their families. As an experienced Florida personal injury attorney, I will evaluate and investigate all of the facts of your potential case and help you understand the legal options available to you. Using my extensive knowledge, I will fight to protect your legal rights and help you obtain fair compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, any future medical bills, and for your pain and suffering.
I'm proud to represent personal injury victims throughout Plantation, Florida, and the surrounding areas of Miami, Hollywood, and Fort Lauderdale.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
At the Law Offices Of Garry F. Connell, PA, my aim is to protect my clients’ legal rights and best interests and help them pursue their injury claims. My firm offers outstanding legal services and compassionate representation to clients throughout Florida in a wide spectrum of personal injury matters, including:
Slip & fall accidents
Nursing home abuse
Job site accidents
Personal Injury Claims in Florida
Florida is a “no-fault” state. This means that, notwithstanding who was at fault for the accident, Florida auto insurance laws require every accident victim to file an injury claim with their own insurance company for their medical bills. For this reason, all Florida motorists are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) on his or her auto policies.
Pure Comparative Negligence
Florida operates under a "pure comparative fault" rule. According to this system, any responsibility you may have for the accident doesn't prevent you from seeking damages for your injuries, but the amount of compensation you may recover will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Statute of Limitations
According to Florida Statutes Annotated Section 95.11(3), an action to recover damages for a personal injury shall be commenced in Florida civil court within four years from the date of the accident or injury. The only exception is for uninsured or underinsured motorist claims which shall be commenced within five years.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
As mentioned above, the injured person's own insurance policy (PIP coverage) will cover or will pay for compensation for some out-of-pocket losses, including medical bills and lost income.
PIP/No-fault coverage is the section of your auto insurance policy that pays for medical bills, lost wages, and death benefits following an accident in Florida. The PIP policy will pay for:
Up to 80% of immediate medical costs, subject to a $10,000 limit
Up to 60% of your lost income, subject to a $10,000 limit
$2,500 worth of benefits for non-emergency injuries
$5,000 worth of death benefits
When Litigation is an Option
If you have suffered any type of injury and the insurer doesn’t offer you just compensation, you are within your rights to sue the at-fault party. For your claims to meet the tort injury threshold, you must have suffered any of the following:
Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
Permanent injury resulting in a disability rating
Examples of serious and permanent injuries can include:
Back and spinal cord injuries
Traumatic brain injuries
Disfigurement or permanent scarring
Multiple fractures or broken bones
The following compensatory damages may potentially be recovered by filing personal injury claims against the at-fault party:
Future medical care
Lost wages and benefits
Loss of future earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of consortium
Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Being injured in an accident can be devastating and may leave you with costly medical bills, missed time at work, emotional anguish, and other losses. Thankfully, you don't have to face these challenges alone. When you're hurt in an accident, it is important that you hire an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to protect your rights and help you pursue rightful compensation.
At the Law Offices Of Garry F. Connell, PA, we have the resources and experience to assist, support, and represent clients in their personal injury claims. As your legal counsel, I can:
Carry out a comprehensive, detailed investigation into the incident
Review accident reports, interview accident witnesses, and document witness testimonies
Seek to prove fault and establish liability
Represent your best interests and work to hold the liable parties accountable
Gather all relevant medical documentation
Determine the full magnitude of your injuries or accident-related losses and estimate case-value
Handle all communication and help negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurer
File a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, when necessary
Personal Injury Attorney
Serving Plantation, Florida
If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury due to another person's negligence, contact my firm — the Law Offices Of Garry F. Connell, PA — today to schedule a free consultation. I can offer you the experienced legal counsel and representation you need. My firm proudly represents clients throughout Plantation, Miami, Hollywood, & Fort Lauderdale, FL.