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Personal Injury Lawyers Margate, FL

Margate Accident Victims Have Powerful Advocates in Personal Injury Firm Lawlor, White & Murphey

Insurance companies have one overriding objective that can be summed up in one word: profit. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our trial lawyers are committed to supporting the residents of Margate by aggressively pursuing compensation for those who have been involved in misfortune through no fault of their own, even when their insurance adjusters seem to cause claim procedures to be more difficult than they should be.

Our lawyers understand the exasperation that individuals endure when they are offered financial reparation that is too low to cover loss or when cases seem to be under unending review and take too much time to resolve. Our Margate injury lawyers take on insurance adjusters, medical professionals, creditors, and others in order to protect the rights of our clients. We seek the best interests of our clients to the fullest extent of our abilities, using all the resources we have at hand to ensure that those who are unduly suffering are remunerated completely when they have been injured or have suffered financial damages.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our personal injury lawyers handle several kinds of injury cases, including (but not limited to):

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Uber & Lyft Accidents
  • DUI accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bad faith insurance
  • Boating accidents
  • Cruise injury & maritime
  • Child accidents & injuries
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Defective products
  • Premise liability (Slip and fall accidents and Negligent security)
  • Hurricane and property damage claims
  • Legal malpractice
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death

We have the experience and the perseverance to actively pursue the financial compensation our clients deserve. We protect our clients in automobile accident cases and motorcycle accidents as well as maritime injuries, premises liability, professional malpractice, brain injuries, wrongful death and more.

Lawlor, White & Murphey Pursues Full Compensation in Injury Cases

Our Margate personal injury law firm is experienced in trial law, and we are not afraid to take on the august corporate lawyers who represent insurance companies. We actually enjoy baring and confronting bad faith cases for the sake of acquiring just compensation for our clients. We confront companies stuck in long delays and endless case 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 involved with the 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 ensures that the fight to protect our clients is executed at the highest degree of professionalism.

Hurricane Damage and Property Damage: Your Legal Team vs. Insurance Companies

Insurance is a magnificent financial method for individuals and families to protect themselves from potential loss. If a hurricane destroys your house, resulting in personal injuries for yourself or those you love, and destroys your property, you probably count on your insurance policy to be there as a way to make up for the loss, make repairs, and replace property that has been lost due to the natural disaster.

Unfortunately, like most corporations, insurance companies are encouraged by profit, and they want hurricanes to assault your house even less than you do. Profit motive over time has influenced insurance companies to permit practices which are not necessarily openly taught to their adjusters, but the supposition is that they want to minimize financial loss by either rejecting your legitimate claim outright (forcing you to go through the bureaucratic process of appeal), or offering you a settlement that is far less than what you deserve, and often not even enough to repair basic damage to your property structures.

The law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey has years of experience dealing with insurance companies and the subtle ploys used by insurance adjusters to pay you as little as they possibly can. We look forward to pursuing full compensation on your claims when you have been devastated by a hurricane or other natural disaster.

Seasoned Maritime Lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey Can Help When You Suffer Injury or Loss at Sea

If you are injured on a boat, you are not subject to the usual laws with which you are familiar on land. One of the odd aspects of being at sea is that maritime law is enforced, and it may differ in some respects with the literal “law of the land.” According to a United States Coast Guard report published in 2012, there were 4,588 accidents that involved 758 deaths in 2012. The legal rights of passengers injured on cruise ships fall under the authority of admiralty law (or maritime law) which is the distinct body of law governing navigation and shipping on domestic and international waterways.

Maritime law can be confusing due to the fact that we do not spend most of our time on a watercraft, such as a cruise ship. Unfortunately, a majority of occurrences on cruise ships sides with the ship owners and passengers are found liable. To further obfuscate matters, the cruise ship industry has restricted when and where you can place a claim. These restrictions are listed in the fine print, which few people read, on the ticket purchased for the cruise itself. For example, many tickets contain a printed condition affirming that passengers must inform the cruise line within a specific period of time proceeding from an injury or the ability to make the claim is considered null.

The ticket might also have a proviso that obliges passengers to file claims within one year of the time of the incident which entails 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 Lawlor, White & Murphey as soon as possible for a free consultation in order to further pursue your right to compensation.

Trial Lawyers Pursue Justice for Survivors in the Wake of a Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim is made by surviving family members when a death has occurred due to the negligence, carelessness, or intentional misconduct of another liable party. The State of Florida allows surviving family members of wrongful death victims to be compensated for both economic and non-economic losses, including financial recompense for immediate expenses associated with the death (medical & funeral); the loss of the victim’s future earnings until time of retirement or death; the loss of certain benefits that is instigated by the victim’s death (pension, medical coverage, and other benefits); pain and suffering; or mental anguish to the survivors; loss of care, protection, and companionship to the survivors, as well as general damages, and in some instances, punitive damages.

Wrongful death claims are often challenging and laborious to establish since liability and fault must be shown and appropriate evaluation of damages ascertained. The situation in which the incident occurred and the conditions pertaining to it may be hard to verify, as well. Lawlor, White & Murphey has the immense experience and resources needed to successfully prove fault and accurately identify damages. As battle-tested trial lawyers, we are experienced at fighting the large corporations and insurance companies head-on, and we have the verdicts and settlements to prove it.

When a Hurricane Strikes, Trial Lawyers Protect You from the Insurance Companies and Bad Faith

Too often, people experience loss due to a natural disaster, which is beyond anyone’s control, thinking during the difficulty to reassure themselves and family members that at least they have insurance to cover losses only to discover that the insurance adjuster is blaming them for what happened. Cases of denied claims, hiked-up premium rates, or claims forever caught in a limbo of review occur all too frequently because many insurance companies, unfortunately, put profit over people.

Lawlor, White & Murphey enjoys taking on big corporate insurance companies and will go to trial if that is what it takes to force insurance companies to honor their obligation, which is to pay compensation for losses when tragedy strikes. Our seasoned Margate attorneys will negotiate with insurance companies in order to seek out a settlement that serves your best interests – not theirs – including the full compensation that you deserve.

Slip and Fall Cases Can Cause Serious Injury; In Margate, Lawlor, White & Murphey Will Fight for Your Recovery

There are many serious injuries that can result when you slip and fall. Spinal injuries, neck injuries, concussions, brain damage, broken arms, maladjusted hip joints, lacerations, bruises, and bruised dignity are all examples of some of the consequences that can occur from a serious fall. If it happens because of unseen hazards, and the property owner gave no warning beforehand (such as signage, barriers and other methods), you may be eligible to pursue damages.

The lawyers of Lawlor, White & Murphey, serving Margate and surrounding areas, will actively and aggressively pursue claims for compensation on injuries that occur on a property where dangerous surfaces cause trip and fall accidents and no warning has been given to employees or guests. Too often, property owners try to shift blame or prevent taking responsibility in slip and fall accidents. Our lawyers are well experienced at getting at the truth and will help to establish liability and fault so that those who have suffered from a trip and fall case through no fault of their own can receive just compensation for injuries sustained.

Call Lawlor, White & Murphey for a Free Consultation

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, please contact our Margate personal injury team for a free consultation. The personal injury lawyers of Lawlor, White & Murphey will discuss your accident with you and determine its merits without charge.

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 to pursue the full compensation that you deserve. If you think you have a legitimate case and need the help of an experienced attorney, please contact Lawlor, White & Murphey via our convenient online contact form. We will be happy to provide a free consultation, as well as more information about our firm, including our attorneys, past verdicts and settlements.

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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

Verdict/

Medical Malpractice

$8.5million

Judgment/

Motor Vehicle Accident

$5million

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Motor Vehicle Accident

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