Insurance companies are in the business to make a profit, which is why it can seem like pulling teeth when you have an injury claim for which you are seeking full compensation. The Pompano Beach injury lawyers at the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey understand the frustration that people go through when offered compensation that is too low to cover loss, or when cases seem to be under perpetual review and take too much time to resolve.
Those who have been injured through the negligence of others deserve just compensation for their claims. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we have a passion for justice and will aggressively stand up for the rights of clients who need full compensation to be expedited. We don’t merely seek to close cases, but will go to trial if necessary to defend your right to full compensation.
At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our lawyers handle several kinds of injury cases, including (but not limited to) professional malpractice, denied policy claims and wrongful death. We have the experience and the perseverance to actively pursue the financial compensation our clients deserve.
Our Pompano Beach injury lawyers take on insurance adjusters, medical professionals, creditors and others in order to protect the rights of our clients. We pursue justice to the fullest extent of our abilities, using all the resources we have at hand to ensure that our clients are compensated completely when they have been injured or suffered financial damages through no fault of their own.
This could mean crossing paths in court with the high-powered corporate lawyers who represent insurance companies. Or, it could mean seeking the expedition of a lagging case with an insurance adjuster. We actually enjoy exposing bad faith cases for the sake of just compensation. 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, the Broward County Justice Association, the Palm Beach County Justice Association, the 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 and most effective levels.
When you are in an auto accident, determining liability may not be as straightforward as it may seem. In many cases, there are a multitude of factors that can contribute towards coming to a decision as to who is at fault. In severe situations that involve multiple injuries, identifying all the liable parties necessitates the use of investigators who visit the scene and use forensic methods to reconfigure what exactly happened.A negligent driver is usually at fault, but other factors may be involved, as well, such as poor road conditions.
Municipalities have been found liable in cases where potholes or inadequate road signage caused hazardous conditions, leading to injuries and fatalities. Bar owners have also been found liable, in some cases, where intoxicated drivers have left the bar clearly in a state unfit for driving, and have been allowed to do so. Car manufacturers can be found liable for flaws in brakes, seating, safety equipment, and other components that failed to function according to design, facilitating injuries. Discovering all liable parties in a serious auto accident can be key to receiving the full compensation you deserve when you suffer injuries due to accidents that occur due to no fault of your own. Our Pompano Beach trial lawyers make every effort to make sure you obtain the compensation and damages that you deserve.
Cases of wrongful death can be devastating to survivors of the decedent, not only emotionally, but in all areas of life, including finances. Bills begin to arrive for funeral costs, burial, medical costs accrued immediately before death, and from other creditors. If the person who suffered wrongful death gave substantial financial support through employment, the loss of earnings and benefits can quickly send a family spiraling into poverty.
At Lawlor, White & Murphey we are committed to making sure Pompano Beach residents receive all the compensation that is deserved due to a wrongful death, whether it occurred through the malpractice of a medical professional or happened in a car accident out on the highway. Not only will we seek compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of earnings and future earnings, and loss of benefits, but you are entitled to seek compensation for pain and suffering as well, including mental anguish. In cases where negligence in a wrongful death case was especially egregious, you may also seek punitive damages.
If you are the survivor of a victim of wrongful death, our aggressive and experienced Pompano Beach attorneys will aggressively act on your behalf and assist you in pursuing financial compensation for all loss and damages that you have experienced due to the negligence or carelessness of others.
Insurance is a wonderful financial vehicle meant to protect us from the consequences of things that might happen, even though we hope they won’t. If a hurricane floods your house, puts your life and of those you love at risk, and damages your property so as to render it unlivable until repairs are made, you 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 motivated by profit, and they want hurricanes to strike your house even less than you do.
Profit motive over time has influenced insurance companies to enable practices which are not necessarily overtly taught to their adjusters, but the assumption 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.
Experiencing injury while in a watercraft, especially a cruise ship that is far from shore, can be both a frightening and painful experience. 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 falls 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. Maritime law differs from landlocked law and may be confusing to most people who are not conversant with it.
In a majority of instances on cruise ships, liability is deferred to you, and the cruise ship found not at fault even when they are at fault. 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, which few people read, on the ticket purchased for the cruise itself. For example, many tickets contain a printed stipulation stating that you must notify the cruise line within a specific time frame after an injury or your right to make a claim is invalid.
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 Lawlor, White & Murphey as soon as possible for a free consultation in order to further pursue your right to compensation or damages.
Proving liability in the case of professional malpractice, whether one has suffered injuries or damage due to the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, a financial adviser or accountant, a lawyer or law professional, as well as others affiliated with a professional industry, can be difficult. The burden of proof lies with the person making the claim, which means that if you suffered injury due to professional negligence, you must meet the criteria to show that the professional you deem to be liable did not follow standards and procedures as maintained by his or her professional peers.
Pompano Beach personal injury trial lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey have the knowledge and experience to aggressively pursue compensation claims on professional malpractice cases, and will eagerly go to trial if that is necessary to secure and protect the rights of our clients to compensation. If you think you may have a case that merits pursuing a claim for professional malpractice, our lawyers will consult with you without charge to ascertain what kind of options may be open to you.
If you trip and fall on another person’s property because of their negligence in taking appropriate care of it, you may have a claim if injuries result. For some people, it may seem more manageable to laugh it off and take the blame for a fall, 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 accountable for the state of their property and whether or not it presents a safety hazard to others, which means that they are also responsible for your safety while you are on their property.
If it can be shown that there are factors that are unsafe and hazardous which culminated in your tripping, falling, and injuring yourself, they are liable for damages, as well. Uneven or slick surfaces, obstructions, or inappropriate pathways are all factors that can contribute to safety issues. 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. Lawlor, White & Murphey also has a history of obtaining multimillion dollar claims for our clients.
If you have been injured or have suffered damages and loss through the actions of another person and through no fault of your own, 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 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 email or call our office at 954-321-5130 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.