South Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
Some injury victims only have a limited amount of time after their accident to apply for a claim, so it is important to contact an experienced lawyer as quickly as you can after you have received medical treatment. This helps ensure that your rights are protected in the event a lawsuit is filed against the negligent party.
Your law firm is a distinguished and experienced South Florida PI Attorneys that specializes in accident and injury cases. Since 1992, our team has been diligently fighting for justice and has obtained excellent results for thousands of injured victims. Our attorney’s handle a wide array of injury accidents, such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and more. The level of legal representation and commitment you will receive is unmatched by any other personal injury law firm in the area. We have a skilled team of attorneys that are committed to providing a personable experience, aggressive representation, and unrivaled results for our accident victims.
Statistics show that a shocking amount of injury accident occur on a daily basis (200 accidents occur every minute in the United States). If you become a victim in an accident, you owe it to yourself and your family to have a lawyer that understands personal injury law and has the experience to handle your case.
Common Personal Injury Cases
Auto accidents are the most common source of personal injury. According to the National Safety Council, more than 40,000 people die from motor vehicle fatalities each year.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Motorists Association and Mothers Against Drink Driving, Florida drivers ranked the sixth worst in the nation in December 2013.
Based on research, Florida ranked so low due to the following rankings:
- 51st for careless driving
- 48th for tickets
- 38th for failure to obey (traffic signals and seat belts)
- 33rd for fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
- 18th for drunk driving
When an automobile accident causes death, severe injuries or permanent disabilities, there is trauma in the life and family of the injured victim. Usually a domino effect also occurs, causing grief, more pain, emotional distress, lost wages and medical expenses.
The injured car accident victim or family may be entitled to receive financial compensation. In many instances, car accident victims are unaware of the full value of their claim and accept the first offer from the insurance company.
The insurance companies are hoping that victims do not have good legal representation. It is estimated that insurance companies are saving millions of dollars because auto accident victims don’t know their rights. Do not be a statistic and accept an offer from an insurance company without speaking to a personal injury attorney first.
At LaBovick LaBovick & Diaz, we will explore every area of investigation to help ensure that you are fairly compensated for any injuries or trauma sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
If you wish to discuss your matter with an experienced Florida car accident attorney, please call our office today at 561-655-1777 or toll free at 866-522-6842.
Truck accidents are not like car accidents. They are governed by specific federal laws and regulations.
Florida truck accidents have become increasingly more frequent and in fact, nationwide the total amount of truck accidents has increased by 20% throughout the past two decades. Truck accidents can have devastating effects as they typically cause greater damage due to their large size and heavy loads. According to the 2013 Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report, there were 65,118 truck and bus accidents that year with more than 38,000 injuries and almost 2,000 fatalities.
Nursing Home Abuse
Approximately 1.5 million people live in nursing homes, according to U.S. government statistics. Unfortunately, nursing home companies often focus on corporate profits over the needs of residents. They do this by hiring insufficient numbers of employees with inadequate qualifications, experience and training, which leads to troubles like nursing home abuse. The consequence? Thousands of nursing home residents are injured or die each year.
At LaBovick LaBovick & Diaz, we strive to protect those who are not able to protect themselves. We believe that it is reasonable to expect that our loved ones will be properly treated and cared for in their golden years.
Some signs of nursing home abuse, negligence and neglect may include any of the following:
- Broken bones
- Physical abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Slip and fall injuries
- Use of restraints for discipline or convenience
- Malpractice on the part of doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, and/or administrators
At LaBovick LaBovick & Diaz, our qualified attorneys have a wealth of experience handling all types of Florida personal injury cases and are prepared to protect and maximize your legal interests. Contact us for a free initial consultation at 561-655-1777, or toll free at 866-522-6842. We are available to meet in several Florida locations, including Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Stuart and Boca Raton.
Motorcycle Insurance Coverage
The state of Florida requires all drivers to purchase and retain general PIP insurance coverage, which is also known as personal injury protection. This coverage is designed as a no-fault type of auto insurance. It will pay for a portion of lost wages or medical bills regardless of who or what caused an accident. General PIP policies are of no benefit to motorcyclists. Motorcyclists must purchase specialized motorcycle PIP coverage in order to be adequately insured for their motorcycle. If you own, operate or ride motorcycles, it is important to cover yourself and your property with adequate insurance coverage. You are advised to purchase uninsured motorist coverage, property damage coverage and special PIP insurance for motorcyclists. Get started with our online motorcycle accident case evaluation tool.
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
There are often a variety of factors that make truck accident cases much more complex than those involving traditional motor vehicles. Understanding the causes can help your truck accident attorney determine how to best craft your case for a successful ruling.
- Driver Fatigue – Drivers have specific rest breaks that must be taken to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. When drivers do not adhere to these safety standards, they put others at risk and increase the chances of an accident.
- Failures To Secure Cargo – Drivers typically carry large loads that if not secured properly can cause extensive danger to other motorists and result in deadly accidents on freeways and byways.
- Truck Manufacturer – Sometimes the accident is a result of faulty manufacturing of the truck’s tires, steering or other vehicle parts that may be a contributing factor in the accident.
- Lake of Truck Reflectors — If the truck does not have the proper type or amount of reflectors, the truck can pose a very dangerous threat. Weather related factors such as heavy rain, blinding snow or even the sun could also make it nearly impossible for motorists to see a truck that has a lack of reflectors or no reflectors at all.
- Poor Truck Maintenance — This prevents the proper operation of the truck and could also lead to critical failures of the brakes and/or steering system.
- Tire Blowouts and Tread Separation — Although factors such as high speeds or hot temperatures have the potential to affect tires, a blowout normally occurs without any warning, and this could cause serious harm to surrounding drivers.
- Download our free automotive accident guide to build your injury case.
Floridians are subject to a wide range of accidents and injuries that can include the following:
The LaBovick Advantage
There are two concepts that give LaBovick LaBovick & Diaz a distinct advantage. It isn’t our talented trial lawyers who were prosecutors for the US Department of Justice. It isn’t our aggressive and organized paralegals. It isn’t our unique “team first” approach which team analyzes every facet of your case. It isn’t our mock trial courtroom, the only live action courtroom in our county; or our high touch/high tech system of case management that moves personal injury cases to settlement as fast as possible. The true best thing we have to offer is our insider knowledge on how insurance companies work. Prior employment in insurance taught us we what makes an insurance company tick. We know the buttons to push to make them pay the maximum dollars for any injury case. The second advantage is that we developed an extreme dislike for insurance companies. We don’t like their unfair treatment of our clients, their manipulation of the truth, or their unjust initial offers of settlement. We enjoy making them pay the maximum dollars to our clients. We are committed to getting our clients justice and that passion drives our cases and is what makes us better than the rest. It isn’t just the job, its the deep seeded joy of winning against what we believe is an unfair industry.