What Cases Does a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Handle?

March 21, 2024
Leaser Law Firm

Pursuing legal action can be intimidating, so you need a trusted lawyer on your side, but it can be difficult to know what type of lawyer you should call.

If you have suffered an injury in Florida, whether it is physical, mental, or emotional, you may be looking for a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer helps people who have been injured due to the actions or inactions, also known as negligence, of others.

Car and Motorcycle Accidents

In Florida, there are many drivers on the roads, which can lead to accidents. Types of vehicle accidents personal injury attorneys handle include: 

  • T-bone accidents
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents

If you were not at fault for the accident, a personal injury lawyer in Florida may be able to help you pursue legal action. Initial consultations are typically brief, so effective preparation is crucial to maximize productivity. Florida car accident attorneys commonly advise clients to bring specific documents, including:

  • A concise (one page or less) synopsis of the accident, detailing the individuals involved, location, and date.
  • A copy of the police report or the corresponding report number.
  • Auto insurance information.
  • Photos capturing various aspects of the accident scene, such as vehicles, damages, visible injuries, road conditions, and other relevant details.
  • Essential medical records related to injuries sustained, encompassing doctor’s notes or hospital bills.
  • A list of questions for the attorney.

While maintaining brevity, it’s essential to provide an honest account of the accident. Furnishing attorneys with comprehensive information upfront enables them to offer superior legal advice and safeguards against potential surprises harming your case later on.

During one-on-one meetings with an attorney, the attorney-client privilege ensures the confidentiality of your discussions, with rare exceptions.

Distracted and Drunk Driving Accidents

If you are injured in a car accident due to the distracted driving of another driver, you may be able to prove their responsibility for your injuries. Driving while drunk is dangerous and often has dire consequences. 

Pedestrian Accidents

When pedestrians are injured by cars or other vehicles, they can file personal injury claims against the at-fault driver. A pedestrian can be walking on the sidewalk, in a crosswalk, or riding a bicycle. This can be frightening and overwhelming for victims. Oftentimes an insurance carrier wants to get a statement as soon as possible, before you truly understand what occurred. It is critical to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney soon after such an accident, not only to protect your rights, but to preserve critical evidence. 

Premises Liability Cases

If you are injured in a store, mall, or private property, a personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation. For example, Scott Leaser represented a client who stepped on a nail while exiting a national retail brand store. Thanks to video evidence that showed an employee created the dangerous condition, and left a broken crate in a public walkway, attorneys proved the client’s injury occurred due to the employee’s negligence and collected compensation for the client.

If you think you were injured in a store or on someone else’s property, an experienced injury lawyer can examine the facts of your case and let you know if you can pursue compensation.

Wrongful Death Cases

In the worst cases, another person’s actions or negligence cause not just injury but death. If your loved one died due to another party’s actions, you may be looking into pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Navigating the legal process while grieving can be challenging. 

What to Do If You Are Injured in Florida Due to the Negligence of Another

If you are injured in Florida and are considering pursuing legal action, you can take a few steps to help. If you are communicating with another party from the accident, keep records of all communication. 

While seeking medical treatment, document as much as you can. Keep all receipts, reports, and records.

How Leaser Law Firm Can Help With Your Personal Injury Claim

Here at the Leaser Law Firm, we are committed to helping victims through personal injury claims and lawsuits to pursue compensation. Our team of Florida personal injury attorneys is experienced and ready to help you through this process. Call us today at 954-233-3515.