Davie Injury Lawyers
Still a small town at heart, the community of Davie, Florida, now boasts a population nearing 100,000, making it the state’s most populous municipality that is still labeled as a “town” rather than a city. People who live, work, or attend school in Davie appreciate the opportunities for employment and educational advancement that are available there, as well as the many green spaces that allow for year-round outdoor recreation. Even in such a beautiful community, however, accidents may still happen when drivers, business owners, and others are careless. If you have been hurt by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, the knowledgeable Davie personal injury lawyers at Cohn & Smith can help you seek the compensation that you deserve.
We are dedicated to serving victims who have been hurt in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, incidents of medical malpractice, encounters with defective products, workplace accidents, and other events. Our firm also can assist people who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident. In most cases, we work on a contingency fee contract, so you do not have to pay an attorney fee upfront to get your case started.Bringing a Personal Injury Claim in South Florida
Under Florida law, certain relationships (such as two drivers on the same road, a store and a customer, or a physician and a patient) may give rise to a duty of due care. The appropriate standard of care is dependent upon the relationship and the facts, but, generally speaking, we all have a duty to act reasonably under the circumstances and behave in a way that a reasonably prudent person or business would behave. When this duty is violated, and someone is hurt or killed as a direct and proximate result, the negligent party may be held liable for damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
The plaintiff always has the burden of proof in a negligence claims, and some types of cases may rely on introducing expert testimony. For instance, in a medical malpractice case in which a doctor is alleged to have been negligent, the plaintiff must provide testimony from a qualified expert witness as to the level of care, skill, and treatment that, in view of the relevant surrounding circumstances, would be recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably competent health care providers in the defendant’s specialty.
In negligence cases arising from automobile accidents, such as car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and truck crashes along the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, I-595, or I-75, the plaintiff may be able to establish the duty that was allegedly breached through a statute, a local ordinance, or existing case law. Expert testimony may still be required with regard to certain elements of the plaintiff’s damages, however, such as the reasonableness and necessity of the medical treatment for which the plaintiff seeks reimbursement.
Timeliness is very important when it comes to personal injury litigation. If you have been hurt or have lost a family member in an accident, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible – and before talking to anyone from the negligent party’s insurance company. A proper investigation, from the injured person’s point of view, is critical in pursuing maximum compensation. Furthermore, a failure to file suit within the applicable statute of limitations or statute of repose (or a failure to give formal notice in certain types of cases) may prevent a plaintiff from bringing a claim.Retain a Personal Injury Lawyer in the Davie Area
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Davie personal injury attorney, call Cohn & Smith at (954) 431-8100 or contact us online. Our office is located on South University Drive in Davie, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas as well. Enlisting a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer may make a critical difference in getting your life back on track after a devastating accident.