When you’re searching for injury lawyers in Dania Beach, the personal injury law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey are united by a passion for pursuing justice when, all too often, it becomes obvious that large insurance companies and powerful corporations unfortunately value profit more than people.
Those who have been injured or have suffered damages due to the negligence of others (in other words, not due to anything they themselves have done), deserve to recover the cost of their loss through financial compensation and damages. We stand up for the rights of Dania Beach residents who have suffered these kinds of losses and find their situation prolonged and made worse when liable parties are not forthcoming, refuse to pay, or prolong the process through unnecessary review or other tactics meant to break down the fortitude of victims so that they will settle for less than they deserve.
As trial injury lawyers, the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey is committed to protecting the rights of the residents of Dania Beach by their willingness to go to trial when that’s what’s required to aggressively seek compensation for damages and loss in full. Other “trial lawyers” usually seek to close cases as soon as possible by settling out of court, often for far less than full coverage for damages and loss. Our lawyers handle several kinds of injury cases, including (but not limited to) car accidents, medical malpractice, denied policy claims and wrongful death. We have the experience and the tenacity to actively obtain the financial compensation our clients deserve.
Our Dania Beach injury lawyers represent clients to the fullest using all the resources we have at hand to ensure that our clients are compensated completely when they have been injured or have suffered financial damages through no fault of their own. Whether this means confronting corporate lawyers or pursuing an expedition of the process with insurance companies, we enjoy actively making the truth known for the sake of just compensation, dislodging obfuscations, delays, and overlong reviews, as well as other practices that corporate interests and insurance companies might use in order to avoid paying full compensation on a claim.
Our attorneys are also involved with Florida Justice Association, Broward County Justice Association, Palm Beach County Justice Association, American Association for Justice, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. By participating in these organizations, Lawlor, White & Murphey helps ensure that the fight to protect their clients is carried out at the highest levels and using the most effective strategies.
Mishaps and injuries that occur on cruise ships, pleasure boats, and other watercraft happen more often than we would like and are always unfortunate when they occur due to the negligence of those in whom victims had placed their trust. According to a Coast Guard report published in 2012, there were 4,588 accidents that involved 758 deaths in 2012. There were 3,081 injuries and approximately $52 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
The legal rights of passengers injured on cruise ships fall under the jurisdiction of admiralty law (or maritime law) which is the distinct body of law governing navigation and shipping on domestic and international waterways. To further complicate matters, the cruise ship industry has restricted when and where you can place a claim. These restrictions are listed in the fine print of the cruise ticket. For example, many tickets make a stipulation that you must notify the cruise line within a specific time frame from the accident. The ticket may also have a provision that requires you to file your claim within one year of the time of the occurrence and require that it be made in a certain state. If you have suffered injury or damages on a cruise ship or at sea through no fault of your own, it is in your best interests to contact a maritime attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation in order to further pursue your right to compensation or damages.
It is often very difficult to prove a wrongful death claim, especially if it is associated with professional or medical negligence, but survivors of victims of wrongful death have recourse in Dania Beach through the services of Lawlor, White & Murphey. Our personal injury law firm is committed to pursuing justice to the fullest extent, and we have the resources and experience to win wrongful death cases. You may seek compensation in court for medical care and funeral costs, loss of any earnings from the victim upon which you were dependent, as well as benefits, compensation for pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
In cases where negligence in a wrongful death case was especially egregious, you may also seek punitive damages. These are seen in automobile accident cases, as well as medical malpractice. If you are the survivor of a victim of wrongful death, our aggressive and experienced Dania Beach attorneys will spring into action on your behalf and assist you in pursuing full compensation for all losses and damages that you have experienced due to the negligence or carelessness of others.
Property damage and injury due to natural disasters can be devastating, which is why we have the vehicle of insurance to protect us in case of loss. We pay our premiums with the sense that if something happens that is beyond anyone’s control, whether it is a hurricane, fire, or flood, at least we will be able to recover damages.
So when life is upended by a natural disaster, our suffering can be exacerbated when insurance companies question the value that is appended to our loss, deny or put claims into an endless process of review, or offer settlements that do not even begin to cover the costs of the loss that has been incurred.
Sadly, insurance companies are in the business for a profit and do not like paying claims. They will attempt to pay you as little as they can and get away with it. The law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey has years of experience dealing with insurance companies. We look forward to pursuing full compensation on your claims when you have been devastated by a hurricane or other natural disaster.
Determining liability and compensation in car accidents can be a difficult and time-consuming process, or it can be very simple and straightforward, depending on the nature of the incident. If you are in a simple fender bender, often the person who is liable will admit to it immediately. In many drunken driving accidents, it is pretty easy to determine who has acted with negligence. However, there are other factors that may play into determining liability even in these kinds of seemingly straightforward cases. For instance, in a simple fender bender, you may incur injuries associated with whiplash that you do not find out about until later, for which the negligent driver may be liable. Or, in a drunk driving accident that results in severe injury, road conditions may be a contributing factor, as well as the negligence of a bartender who allowed a drunken person to leave with his car keys.
Several conditions factor into determining who is at fault and to what extent in almost any accident. Some cases are more obvious than others, but the basic factors include driver negligence, road conditions, and automobile manufacturing flaws or defects. In more fortunate cases, the cause of an accident is straightforward, but getting full compensation from an insurance company is not. Insurance companies exist to make a profit, and although your claims adjuster may be a nice person, their job is to give you as little as possible in terms of compensation.
The first offer is usually way below what you legally deserve. Dania Beach trial lawyers are willing to take your case to trial if the situation demands it, and even if it means standing up to high-profile corporate lawyers who put profit before people. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we will protect your rights and pursue full compensation vigorously when you have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own.
Some occupations demand a certain level of integrity and trust, including medical professionals (doctors, nurses, radiologists, etc.), financial consultants and accountants, and lawyers and law professionals. When that trust is betrayed through negligence, carelessness, or even outright capriciousness or fraud, you have the legal right to seek damages when you suffer loss.
The most common occurrence of professional malpractice occurs in the medical field, and these are often the most difficult to prove, as well. For instance, a surgeon may fail at saving a life – proving that he did so because he did not meet professional standards or follow procedures that meet the criteria of quality among his peers is an arduous and difficult task. Just being injured or suffering damages is not enough to prove professional malpractice.
It must be shown that the professional violated the applicable standard of care and that this was the cause of injury. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we are experienced in standing up for those who have suffered physical injuries or financial damages due to the negligent or careless actions of trusted professionals. We understand the complexities of proving liability in these types of cases and have resources to help victims obtain full compensation for their losses.
If you slip and fall on someone else’s property due to an obstruction, slick surface or other cause, it may be tempting to laugh it off and blame yourself or to assume you are just clumsy, even if you injured yourself badly and are paying for medical and rehabilitation expenses that you cannot afford.
The fact is that property owners are responsible for your safety when you are a guest on their property, and they are liable if it can be shown that there are factors that are unsafe and hazardous which culminated in your tripping, falling, and injuring yourself. Slick surfaces are a classic example, but there are many other factors that can show property owners to be liable, such as uneven surfaces, obstructions, or inappropriate pathways.
Unfortunately, it is usually very difficult to prove that you tripped and fell because of one of these factors, and that therefore the property owner is liable. It is necessary to have an injury lawyer from Lawlor, White & Murphey on your side to represent your best interests and show proof of negligence, as well as to pursue full compensation rather than a mere token of it. We are adept at negotiating with the property owner and their insurance provider on your terms – not theirs. Lastly, we have a history of obtaining substantial claims for our clients.
The law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey is not only committed to seeking the best interests of every client or potential client who walks through our doors, regardless of means, race, gender, disability, religion or status, but we are also dedicated to serving the community of Dania Beach and all of South Florida. We sponsor and affiliate with many other agencies to this end, including several charities and organizations that further serve the community, such as The Boys and Girls Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Cancer Society of Broward County, International Children’s Heart Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. Gregory the Great School, Junior Achievement, and many others.
If you have been injured or have suffered damages and loss through the actions of another party, but you are not sure if you have a case or not, please contact us for a free consultation. The injury lawyers of Lawlor, White & Murphey will discuss your potential case with you and determine its merits without charging you a fee. Whether you were involved in a fender bender, suspect medical malpractice, or are seeking to expedite a claim, our law firm will consult with you to see whether or not we can help you pursue the full compensation that you deserve. If you think you have a legitimate case and need the help of an experienced Dania Beach personal injury attorney, please contact Lawlor, White & Murphey via email or call our office at 954-525-2345 or Toll Free at 855-347-5475. We will be happy to provide a free consultation, as well as more information about our firm, including our attorneys, past verdicts and settlements.