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Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers

Dedicated Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers Represent Clients Injured in Palm Beach County and Broward County, FL

Stubbed toes and grazed knees can cause tears, but broken bones, head trauma, and other serious injuries can result in the need for extensive medical care, surgeries, hospitalization and even more severe complications down the line. You may experience pain, discomfort, and restricted abilities for weeks, months, or even years after an injury. You might also suffer emotionally due to feelings of trauma and fear. An injury can prevent you from working, resulting in lost wages and other financial problems that are only magnified by the staggering medical bills that can easily result from any serious injury even if you have health insurance. Thankfully, as an accident victim, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and overall pain and suffering. The first step to protecting your right to fair compensation is contacting the Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey. We have the extensive experience in personal injury law that your case desrves.

There are a variety of laws in place that are designed to help protect the rights of injury victims and their families. Personal injury laws apply in a wide variety of situations in which an individual’s body, mind, or emotions are harmed due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person or organization. Although these laws cannot undo the accident that caused the injury, they can ease the healing process and pave the way to recovery.

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The skilled Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey have successfully represented clients in hundreds of personal injury cases, and we understand the particular laws that apply to each and every type of personal injury case. When you work with us, we are dedicated to ensuring that you understand all of your rights and options. After listening compassionately to your story, our lawyers may suggest medical care and tests you can explore, and we will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish so that you can focus on your physical recovery. collect evidence, and even secure expert witnesses on your behalf. If we are unable to reach a fair settlement before your trial begins, we will fight fearlessly for your rights in court.

The dedicated team of Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers and staff at Lawlor, White & Murphey are committed to advocating for Floridians who have been injured by the wrongful or careless acts of others. Our team of top injury lawyers has been helping accident victims in Florida stand up for their rights for decades, and we have built a reputation for our compassion and integrity both inside and outside the courtroom. We have recovered over $100 million in financial compensation for our clients who have been injured through no fault of their own, so if you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by another, contact us today so that we can provide the expert legal representation you need to begin the journey to recovery.

Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers Providing Injury Victims With The Experienced and Compassionate Legal Representation They Deserve

Just as there are countless ways you can suffer harm and injury in Florida, there are many different types of personal injury claims. Whether you were injured in a car accident, harmed by a dog, or injured after slipping and falling in a store, our experienced Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers are here to help explore your right to recover financial compensation for those injuries

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When choosing an attorney to represent your case, it’s essential to choose someone with experience in your unique type of personal injury claim. The seasoned Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey have extensive experience representing clients in a variety of claims, including, but not limited to:

South Florida Accidents Can Cause Lasting Injuries: You Need an Experienced Injury Lawyer You Can Trust to Advocate on Your Behalf

Injuries can often have far-reaching consequences that someone who is not trained in medicine may have difficulty anticipating. Although many accident victims may be tempted to accept the insurance company’s initial settlement offer, this can actually result in a situation where you are not fully compensated for the future costs of your injuries. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers have experience handling cases that result in a variety of injury types, including:

Because of the breadth of our experience, we have also gained the knowledge necessary to anticipate how extensive the long-term costs of your injuries may be. We have the resources necessary to win full compensation in these cases, including via consulting with experts who can testify to the true nature and extent of your injuries and recovery process.

Under Florida law, not all personal injury cases are allowed to proceed to trial—it is first necessary for our lawyers to consult with medical experts to determine whether your injuries cross the threshold so can be categorized as “serious injuries” that can justify court intervention. In Florida, the following types of injuries are deemed to be serious enough to justify a personal injury lawsuit:

Our clients are often surprised at how many injuries can justifiably be categorized as serious enough to pursue a lawsuit, but even if you do not feel that your injuries rise to this level of severity, you may still be entitled to compensation from the insurance company and the responsible party. Our Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers can help evaluate your case and will explore all options for recovering compensation so that you can move forward with your recovery.

Contact the Experienced Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey Today

Regardless of the type of injury or harm you suffered, the experienced Fort Lauderdale Accident & Injury Lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey are here for you and your family. Call our offices, or fill out this online contact form, to take the first step toward your recovery today. Initial consultations are always free, and we work on a contingency basis in every personal injury case, which means you do not have to pay us a cent until we obtain compensation for your injuries and property damage.

Frequently Asked Questions About South Florida Personal Injury Claims

FAQ: How long do I have to decide whether to pursue a personal injury lawsuit?

Technically, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is two years. However, the sooner you retain an experienced lawyer to begin fighting on your behalf, the more likely it is that we will be able to uncover strong evidence to support your claim for compensation. Evidence tends to disappear over time, and it is important that we get to work right away in determining the actual cause of your accident.

FAQ: How long does it take to recover compensation in a personal injury case?

The answer to this question depends on a number of factors that can be difficult to predict. The complexity of your injuries will play a role, as will the difficulty in establishing who caused the accident. Some cases are clear cut and resolve quickly, while others can take months of investigative work to uncover the evidence necessary to support your claim for compensation. The particular insurance company involved will also play a role, as some insurance companies are not willing or able to quickly resolve a case.

FAQ: What is considered to be a personal injury? 

A personal injury case is any case where a person is injured and incurs damages due to the intentional acts or negligent acts or omissions of another person or entity.

FAQ: What are the most common kinds of personal injury cases? 

Some of the most common kinds of personal injury cases that our attorneys see include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, slip-and-fall accidents, and defective products.

FAQ: Does my injury need to be major to file a personal injury case? 

Not necessarily. In most cases, you can bring a personal injury case to recover medical expenses, lost income, or pain and suffering caused by any kind of injury. However, certain kinds of cases require you to have suffered major injuries. Florida is one of the few “no-fault” auto insurance states. This means that if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are first required to look to your own insurance for coverage. You may only pursue a claim against an at-fault driver if you suffered “serious bodily injury”, which includes injuries that have permanent effects, disability, or scarring.

FAQ: How should I file a personal injury case? 

Most personal injury cases start by notifying the at-fault party and their insurance company if they have one that you have a claim against the at-fault party. This will usually start the process of negotiating a settlement of your claim. If you are unable to reach a fair settlement with the at-fault party and the insurance companies and attorneys representing them, then you may have to file a lawsuit to pursue your claim in court. This is accomplished by filing a complaint in the appropriate trial court. The civil litigation system can be complex for the untrained, so it is often highly advisable to retain experienced legal counsel to pursue your personal injury case on your behalf.

FAQ: Is there a statute of limitations for filing my personal injury case? 

Yes. Under Florida law, you have four years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit to claim compensation for your personal injury. The statute of limitations can be tolled in certain circumstances; for example, if you have not yet discovered your injury or the causes of your injury, or if the injured person is a minor.

FAQ: What type of paperwork do I need to file my personal injury case?

In order to be successful in a personal injury case, you will need paperwork documenting your injury and the losses you’ve incurred due to your injury. Therefore, you will need your medical records relating to the treatment of your injuries. You will also need to collect bills and invoices for expenses you’ve incurred in treating your injuries. You will also need to have paperwork demonstrating your income, such as paystubs or income statements, if you wish to make a claim for lost wages or income. 

FAQ: What should I expect during my personal injury case? 

When your hire our firm to pursue your personal injury case, you can expect that we will first thoroughly investigate your claim to collect all the evidence that we will need to prove your claim. Once we have a strong legal strategy, we will try to negotiate a fair and full settlement of your claim with the at-fault party or parties. Most cases can be resolved through settlement. If the other party is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit to pursue your claim. This may ultimately lead to a trial in which we will argue your case before a judge and jury.

FAQ: What percent of personal injury cases go to trial? 

Many people do not realize that the vast majority of personal injury cases never go to trial. Only a small percentage of cases, between two and five percent, ever make it to trial. All other personal injury cases are resolved before reaching trial, usually through settlement of the injured party’s claims. In many cases, personal injury claims are resolved before ever seeing the inside of a courtroom.

FAQ: How long does it take to settle a personal injury case? 

The length of time it will take to settle a personal injury case depends on many factors, including whether the at-fault party accepts liability for your injuries, whether there is any dispute over the amount of damages you have incurred, and whether you will have ongoing treatment needs after settlement. If there is little or no dispute over the merits of your claim, it may be possible to settle your case in a few months. If it becomes necessary to go to court or to trial in your case, due to the unfortunate congestion of Florida’s court system it can take up to a couple of years to resolve your case.

FAQ: What types of damages are available in a personal injury case? 

If you are seeking compensation in a personal injury case, you may be entitled to various kinds of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. Your spouse and immediate family members may also be entitled to seek damages for the loss of your companionship and society.

FAQ: How is pain and suffering calculated? 

Pain and suffering damages are generally based on the severity and permanency of the injuries suffered by the plaintiff. The more severe and/or long-lasting the injury, the more pain and suffering damages the injured party is likely to receive. When personal injury cases are settled, pain and suffering damages are usually calculated as a multiple of the medical expenses incurred by the injured party. The more severe and long-lasting an injured party’s injuries are, the higher the multiple. 

FAQ: What will I receive if I win my case? 

If you win your case in court, by default you will receive the damages that are awarded by the jury, or the judge in a bench trial. This award can be reduced if you are found partially at fault for your injuries. The court may reduce awards to meet statutory caps on damages, such as those applicable to medical malpractice claims. The money you receive may be further reduced to pay your attorneys if you have a contingency fee agreement with them. Your medical providers may also have placed liens on any recovery you receive, so your award may be used to satisfy those liens. 

FAQ: Will the party at fault have to pay out of pocket? 

Not necessarily. In many personal injury cases, the at-fault party often has insurance that will cover their liability to you. However, if your damages exceed the coverage limits of the at-fault party’s insurance, the at-fault party would then be responsible for paying out-of-pocket the difference between their insurance coverage and your damages. 

FAQ: How much does a personal injury attorney cost? 

At our firm, we serve most of our clients on a contingency basis. This means that they do not have to pay us anything unless we are able to recover compensation for them. Our fee is then an agreed-upon percentage of whatever financial recovery we secure for our clients.

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    John K. Lawlor

    John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

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    Ben Murphey

    A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

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    Anthony B. White

    Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.

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