Plantation Vehicle Accident Injury Attorney
Being Injured In A Car Accident Not Only Can Mean You Aren't Driving Your Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Etc, But It May Also Mean You Aren't Working And May Be Costing You In Medical Bills, Lost Time, Plus The Pain You May Be Experiencing. Basically, It Sucks! Shouldn't Someone Pay Besides You?
Why Choose Cohen & Juda?
- Talk & Work With The Owners – No Associates, No Case Managers, You Get Us: Harvey Cohen or Gary Juda. We handle your case personally. Why risk getting a bad result with a big law firm’s employees who barely care when your case can be handled by the owners directly?
- Highly Reviewed & Rated – Highly Rated by our clients. See some of our client reviews below.
- Highly Responsive – We pride ourselves on fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
- Accidents Don’t Wait for Weekdays – Neither do the right lawyers. We are available to you 7 days a week.
- Office Visits Not Required – We understand you may have children or are simply in pain, and we respect your time. Mr. Cohen or Mr. Juda can come to you to sign up your case.
- No Case Is Too Difficult or Complex – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what is necessary, even in difficult cases.
- Experienced – We’ve been representing South Florida residents like you since 1999.
- Empathy, Detail & Urgency – Your case is the center of your world. We work with empathy to ensure you feel heard, meticulous detail to ensure no aspect of your case is missed, and urgency to get you your money faster.
- Caring & Compassionate (truly) – We’re sorry for what happened to you or your loved one. Unlike large firms, you’re not part of an assembly line. We really get to know you and your situation. We have been helping people in South Florida and throughout Florida for decades.
- Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that everyone’s needs are unique. We treat you with the attention you deserve.
- We Keep You Updated – Transparency is key. We do not just return phone calls, but we will keep you updated on your case, if there is no update, we still want to see how you are doing.
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Should I Get A Lawyer for My Traffic Accident?
Maybe you are the type of person who is hesitant to sue anyone. Still, you could be experiencing pain, suffering, and discomfort, dealing with piles of unexpected medical bills, time off work, and being confused about how to move forward.
Shouldn’t someone pay for what happened? Having a Personal Injury attorney is, unfortunately, a reality for ensuring you get what you deserve and what is right.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in Florida
Florida law generally allows only 2 Years to file a personal injury claim, so long as that claim is not based on negligence. This deadline is critical to your rights because if you don’t get your lawsuit started in court before this Two-Year window closes, you’ll lose your right to have your case heard. If your claim is based on negligence, this window increases to 4 years. Call our offices today to avoid missing your window of opportunity.
Common Types of Auto Accidents That We Can Help You With
Some much more severe accidents can require hospitalizations, surgeries, and reconstruction before recovery can be complete. In these cases, the accident claim reaches tens of millions of dollars.
Some of these serious accidents we have dealt with include:
- Head-On Collisions — when these occur at high speed, they usually cause head trauma, neck injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, and many others
- T-Bone Collisions — when a car is hit broadside, the proximity to the passengers often results in catastrophic injuries
- Impact injuries — these occur when a passenger strikes the dashboard, steering wheel, headrest, windshield, or other parts of the vehicle. Whiplash, head trauma, broken bones, and injury to internal organs are some of the common injuries we see
- Penetration accidents — open injuries such as cuts, lacerations, or punctures by metal and glass are also common, causing serious and painful wounds
- Rollovers — a rollover can occur for many reasons, but it is often a serious crash. Whiplash, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis are almost always the result
- Rear-End Collisions — at high speeds, rear injuries can cause whiplash and impact injuries, among others
Sometimes, a car can roll over or collide with another, but a fault with the car exacerbates the problem. For example, failure of an airbag to deflate, a seat belt to tighten, or brake failure are all grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Other car accident cases we regularly handle include the following:
- Aggressive Driving Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Reckless Driving
- Speeding Car Accidents
- Texting And Driving Accidents
- Uninsured / Underinsured Driver Accidents
- Single Vehicle Accidents
- Multi-Vehicle Accidents
- Fatal Car Accidents
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you may also be eligible to file a wrongful death claim against the party at fault and their insurance company.
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“Comparative Fault” Law in Florida City Car Accidents
The State of Florida abides by comparative fault rules. That means anyone who contributes to the accident is liable for it and any injuries that result.
If your insurance policy won’t cover the whole cost of your medical bills, car repair, and other expenses, you can sue any other party involved. That includes truck and bus drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, the other driver’s employer, the company responsible for a faulty product, or even pedestrians.
Some of the common faults that cause accidents include:
- Careless or reckless driving
- Failing to signal
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Failure to obey traffic rules
- Unsafe roads
- Lane splitting, which is illegal in Florida
- Vehicle failures, among others
Sometimes, even the state might be partly at fault if roads and other structures contributed to the accident.
What to do if you’ve been injured in an accident:
- Report your accident to the appropriate authorities ASAP. Whether this is the police, an employer, a store employee, or a supervisor. Get medical treatment for any injuries you have sustained, don’t “shake it off.” Some injuries, like traumatic brain injuries or internal injuries, can have delayed symptoms. The sooner you can receive medical attention, the better for your health and your case.
- Collect as much information as possible. You or someone you trust should attempt to get information from any involved parties. Important information can be the names of all parties involved and any eyewitnesses. If you were in a car crash, get the other driver’s insurance information too.
- Take photographs. Photograph the scene, your injuries, the causing factors of the accident, and anything you think may be relevant. If you were injured on someone’s property due to a dangerous condition, take photos of the dangerous condition.
- Get copies of all relevant documents. This can include police reports, incident reports, medical documents, and communications with insurance companies.
The more information you have about your case, the stronger your claim will be. If you were injured due to another’s carelessness, contact one of our experienced Florida Personal Injury lawyers to learn more about filing a claim.
Vehicular accidents can sometimes be synonymous with Car Accidents. Our firm can handle all your automobile accidents, including motorcycle, commercial vehicle, Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare.
Injuries from these accidents caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct can be life-altering. You were healthy and vibrant one minute, and you were dealing with painful injuries, doctors’ appointments, and lost wages the next. Then, there is the emotional toll caused by your personal injury. You might feel angry at the person that caused the injury and depressed and anxious about your physical and financial issues.
Components of a Vehicular Accident Case
You must prove that the other party caused your injury to have a successful personal injury claim. First, you must show that the other party owed you a duty of care and breached it. Florida defines duty of care as “ A person in control of a property using reasonable care to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition for the protection of all persons whose presence is reasonably foreseeable.” This includes stopping at red lights. If a driver runs a red light, he or she has breached the duty of care. That breach put you and other motorists at risk.
Finally, you must prove that by breaching the duty of care, the other party caused your injuries. Using the previous example, you can prove causation if a driver runs a red light, hits your car, and breaks your leg. By running the red light, the driver caused an accident. The accident resulted in a broken leg. This is a straightforward example, but personal injury cases are generally much more complicated. That’s why hiring a Florida Vehicle Accident attorney is vital.
Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
According to Florida’s Comparative Negligence laws, victims of motorcycle accidents can bring a claim against the person who caused at least 50% of the crash. It is, therefore, critical to have the guidance and support of an experienced Florida motorcycle accident lawyer.
People in passenger vehicles are surrounded by a steel frame, seat belt restraint systems, and airbags, while motorcyclists are exposed to more hazards on the open road. Even when a motorcyclist is driving safely and cautiously, an accident can occur due to no fault of the motorcyclist. Some of the most common types of motorcycle accidents involve the following:
- T-bone collisions
- Accidents caused by debris in the road
- Accidents caused by poor road conditions
- Left turn collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- Single motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Blind spot accidents
- Failure to yield accidents
- Excessive speed accidents
Motorcyclists are at greater risk of being involved in an accident than other types of motorists. The attorneys at Cohen & Juda are experienced and skilled at fighting on behalf of victims of motorcycle accidents.
Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare Accidents
Recovering compensation for a ridesharing accident claim can be very complicated. It is mainly because rideshare companies classify their drivers as independent contractors. Therefore, the rideshare companies cannot be held directly liable for an accident caused by their driver. This doesn’t mean that you can’t recover compensation. An experienced Florida rideshare accident lawyer from our law firm will help you explore different options for recovering compensation for your accident.
In Florida, ridesharing apps must purchase insurance covering their drivers. This insurance policy protects victims of rideshare accidents in the event of an accident caused by the rideshare driver. However, the availability of this policy depends on the status of the rideshare driver at the time of the accident.
- When the rideshare driver has accepted a request from an app user, the driver is said to be on the clock. The rideshare company’s comprehensive insurance policy is available for victims of accidents that occur when the driver is on-the-clock. In Florida, rideshare companies must provide comprehensive coverage of up to $1.25 million for property damage, personal injury, or death. This coverage is available to any party involved in the rideshare accident, including the rideshare passenger, pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists.
- When a driver actively seeks requests on the rideshare app, they are covered by the rideshare company’s limited insurance policy.
- If the driver is not logged into the rideshare app at the time of the accident, the parties involved in the accident must first look to their own insurance policies for compensation.
- If another driver caused the accident, the victims can seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.
If you want to seek compensation for damages resulting from a rideshare accident, you will need to identify the parties that are liable for your accident. Some parties that can be held liable for rideshare accidents include:
- The rideshare driver
- The driver of the other vehicle
- Other motorists
- Government agencies
- Car or car part manufacturers
Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience
“Out of all the law firms we considered, I was absolutely thrilled that I selected Cohen and Juda to represent us,” “They helped me and my family when we really had no idea of our options,” “Gary and his staff are very kind and knowledgeable will fight for you keeping in mind that you are first above all,”They answered our questions with expertise and explained everything so we understood, “ My case was not the largest, but I always felt like it was. Cohen & Juda were professional , courteous and kind. They would not rest until they knew I received what I deserved for my accident. I would recommend them to family and friends,” “Cohen and Judah are a very professional law firm, I have worked with before, they always respond in a timely manner, are patient to give clients the best understanding so you agree to best the option. They definitely have the qualities a good law firm should possess.”
If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.
We help families in and around Plantation and throughout South Florida.
Locally, people come to us from Plantation Acres, Country Club Estates, Plantation Isles, Plantation Gardens, Mirror Lake, Broward County, South Atlantic, Lauderdale West and more.