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Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Injury Lawyers

Experienced Injury Lawyers Fight for Fair Compensation in South Florida Car Accident Injury Cases

Nearly every car accident victim is left with a number of questions after sustaining injuries in a South Florida car accident.  How long will it take to recover from the injuries? How much will medical treatment and rehabilitative care cost? Will insurance pay for your car crash injuries?  How will your car accident injuries impact your ability to work? Despite the fact that car accidents and crashes that result in injuries are unfortunately common in Florida, the answer to every one of these questions will be unique to your specific case.

The unique nature of each case involving car accident injuries makes it especially important that you get the help of an experienced injury lawyer who is dedicated to helping you obtain full compensation for those injuries.  At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our skilled personal injury lawyers are committed to looking at the big picture to ensure that your compensation not only covers your current expenses but all anticipated expenses and losses resulting from your car crash injuries.  We know how important it is for you to focus on your health while recovering from car accident injuries, so we take on full responsibility for investigating your case and coordinating with your doctors to put together a compelling claim for compensation so that you can begin to move forward.

Fort Lauderdale Car Crashes Often Lead to Extensive Injuries

Regardless of the type of car crash in which you were involved, the potential for car accident injuries is present every time two vehicles collide—and, in many cases, car accident victims may sustain multiple types of injuries.  Some car accident injuries that appear more commonly include:

  • Spinal cord injuries.  Whether the car crash injured the spinal cord vertebrae or the nerves and discs surrounding the spinal cord, a spinal cord injury can cause many related problems, such as loss of sensation, chronic pain and even paralysis.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.  Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions and other injuries caused when the skull is struck by another object or even penetrated in the crash, are often serious and can cause problems with cognitive abilities, speech and memory in addition to persistent pain, vision problems and difficulty focusing.
  • Whiplash.  Whiplash is one of the most common types of car accident injuries and occurs when the force of the collision causes your neck to move back and forth suddenly.  Although whiplash can resolve with rest and immobility in time, it may also cause more serious and permanent damage to the ligaments, discs or even the spinal cord itself.
  • Strains and sprains.  Although strains and sprains are car crash injuries that typically resolve with time and immobility, they can require physical therapy and protracted periods of missed work in some cases.
  • Internal organ damage.  Depending upon the severity of the crash, you may face internal organ damage, especially if you were trapped or crushed in the vehicle following the crash or if a foreign object penetrated the body.

Dedicated Injury Lawyers Advocate for Car Accident Victims’ Right to Compensation for Airbag-Related Crash Injuries

In addition to the various forms of car accident injuries that can result from a crash, the deployment of the airbags themselves can, ironically, result in serious injuries.  These safety devices are, of course, designed to prevent car accident injuries that could be much more severe. Our lawyers are committed to ensuring that you receive compensation for the full cost of all injuries sustained in the crash, even those caused by the airbags themselves.  Common injuries that can result from airbags that deploy in a car accident may include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Lacerations to the internal organs
  • Fetal trauma in pregnant women
  • Contusions and abrasions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Broken bones and fractures

Call Today to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation to Discuss Your Car Crash Injuries

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our seasoned Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers are here to help recover full compensation for any injuries you sustained in the crash.  We provide all potential clients with a free initial case evaluation so that we can understand what happened in your case and explain your legal right to compensation.  To schedule a consultation, you can either call us or fill out this online contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Injuries

FAQ: Will the personal injury protection (PIP) coverage I pay for along with my car insurance cover the cost of the injuries I sustained in the crash?  

Florida requires drivers to carry a minimum of $10,000 in PIP coverage, and most drivers simply carry the minimum.  This means that the total amount of coverage to which you are entitled is capped at the $10,000 amount, but PIP coverage also only covers up to 80 percent of your medical costs and 60 percent of lost wages stemming from the injuries.  This means that car crash victims are often left with insufficient coverage to fully pay for the expenses and losses associated with car accident injuries.

FAQ: Can emotional distress impact the compensation that I’m entitled to recover for my car accident injuries?  

Yes.  In many cases, the emotional distress that you feel after suffering injuries in a traumatic car crash may remain problematic long after your actual physical injuries have healed.  We will fight to recover compensation for any emotional counseling or mental health treatment needed to help you recover from the mental trauma of the accident, as well.

FAQ: Don’t my car crash injuries have to be very serious to recover compensation?  

Florida law requires that your injuries reach a certain level of severity before you can pursue a lawsuit for compensation.  This generally means that the injury must result in permanent and significant loss of an important bodily function, injuries that are anticipated to be permanent, significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement or death.  However, this does not mean that you cannot recover compensation for injuries that the doctors anticipate will heal—the threshold for what constitutes a “significant” injury leaves room for interpretation—for example, a broken bone that should heal with time is generally serious enough.

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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.

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.

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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Vivian B.

John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!

Lisa

John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.

Anonymous

I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.

Anonymous

Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.

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$1.7million

Settlement/

Motor Vehicle Accident

$2.0million

Settlement/

Medical Malpractice

$3.0million

Recovery/

Slip & Fall Injury

$1.2million

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Medical Malpractice

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