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Fort Lauderdale Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Helping Clients Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents Throughout South Florida

Motor vehicle accidents happen on the South Florida roads so often that insurance adjusters barely blink when they receive a claim for compensation following one of these accidents. Despite that unfortunate fact, you are not involved in motor vehicle accidents on a regular basis, and your accident is unique to you alone—in fact, if you are fortunate enough, this is likely the first time you have ever had to explore how to get compensation from a negligent party. If you sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Florida, you need a lawyer by your side who both understands the unique nature of your experience and will fight aggressively for your right to maximum compensation.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we provide all of our clients with the personalized attention they need, and we will help you understand all potential options for recovering compensation as your case progresses. We are always available to answer questions about your case and don’t back down from intimidation tactics that the insurance companies and defense lawyers may try to use. Our lawyers know how important it is that you recover enough compensation to help you recover physically and move on with your life after a motor vehicle accident, and are committed to formulating a strong case for recovering full and fair compensation for each and every client we take on.

We Handle All Types of South Florida Motor Vehicle Accidents

Regardless of the complexity or relative simplicity of the case, if you sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you need an experienced lawyer by your side to help maximize the compensatory damages available in your case. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we handle all types of motor vehicle accidents that occur on the Florida roadways, including:

Impact of Florida’s Insurance Rules on Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Claims

Florida is a no-fault state, which can make it more difficult to sue the negligent party to recover compensation after a motor vehicle accident. In general, you can only pursue a claim for compensation through a lawsuit in Florida if the accident caused a fatality, or your injuries involved:

  • Significant or permanent loss of an important bodily function,
  • An injury that is permanent within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, or
  • Significant and permanent scarring and disfigurement.

Additionally, in most cases your damages following the accident must be expected to cost more than $10,000, which is the amount of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage that you are legally required to carry in the state of Florida. That initial $10,000 in damages is recoverable from your own insurance company under Florida law. While these issues can complicate your case, contact our motor vehicle accident lawyers for more detailed information about your own specific accident case.

Why Choose Lawlor, White & Murphey to Protect Your Rights in a Florida Motor Vehicle Accident Case?

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our personal injury lawyers share the same South Florida roadways where your motor vehicle accident took place. We understand how quickly an accident can occur, and how devastating the consequences can be if your injuries are severe. When you choose us to represent your legal interests following a motor vehicle accident, we will handle every aspect of your case, including by:

  • Conducting a full investigation to determine the cause of your motor vehicle accident,
  • Examining all police and accident reports,
  • Identifying and interviewing eyewitnesses to the accident,
  • Consulting with scientific and medical experts,
  • Locating any available video footage and photos of the accident scene,
  • Subpoenaing cell phone records if distracted driving may have played a role in your motor vehicle accident,
  • Investigating the at-fault driver, including records of past motor vehicle accidents,
  • Negotiating with insurance adjusters and defense attorneys,
  • Preparing all documentation necessary to your case,
  • Fighting for your rights in court if necessary.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with a Reputable Fort Lauderdale Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Today

If you sustained physical injuries or property damage in a motor vehicle accident in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in South Florida, call our offices today, or fill out this brief online contact form, to discuss available options for recovering compensation from the person whose negligence caused your accident.

Frequently Asked Questions About South Florida Motor Vehicle Accidents

FAQ: My insurance company doesn’t seem to want to pay the full amount of my $10,000 PIP coverage even though my expenses have already reached that level. Why is this?

Even though Florida’s no-fault law requires an insurance company to pay compensation to the insured person who maintains the policy regardless of who caused the motor vehicle accident, Florida car insurance will usually only pay a percentage of your actual costs. Because of this, your insurance award will almost never pay your full damages. Even if the insurance adjuster tells you there is nothing else they can do, call our experienced motor vehicle accident lawyers so that we can help explore other avenues for pursuing compensation. In some cases, we can pursue a claim for compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company or take legal action to begin the process of recovering compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

FAQ: What types of compensation can I recover in a Florida motor vehicle accident case?

Medical expenses, rehabilitative costs, surgical costs, prescription drug costs…basically, any financial outlay related to treating the injuries you sustained in the motor vehicle accident can be recovered as “economic damages” in your case. Other economic damages include lost wages or salary. We will also pursue a claim for “non-economic damages” for your pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life if appropriate in your case. Every motor vehicle accident claim is different, so the available compensation will depend upon what happened in your case. Punitive damages may be available in especially severe motor vehicle accident cases.

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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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