Accidents are a fact of life. People get hurt in car crashes, slip and fall accidents, pharmacy errors, boat collisions, or just walking down the street. Accidents can happen at any age. Injuries from accidents were the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 44 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Medical expenses and loss of income for accident victims was estimated to have a lifetime cost of $671 million in 2013. A whopping 37% of these costs are the result of people getting hurt when they fall. Motor vehicle accidents were not far behind, making up an estimated 21% of the total costs.
People hurt in accidents may need extensive medical treatment and care. They lose income if they can’t work while they are recuperating. Recovery time can span days, weeks, or even months, depending on the severity of their injuries.
Even with the best planning and medical advice, recovering from an accident doesn’t always go as planned. Damages may be more severe than anticipated, or your body may not be responding to treatment or rehabilitation. Not only can this can delay your recovery time, but you may also be out of work longer than you imagined causing an even more significant financial strain on your family.Fort Lauderdale Car Accidents
Car accidents happen every day in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County. Some are minor. Others are moderate. Then there are horrific accidents producing the most serious of injuries or even fatalities. No matter what type of car accident there is going to be a “ripple effect” in your life. Maybe it is dealing with a traffic citation. It could be engaging with insurance companies and car repair shops. If you or your loved ones are hurt then we are talking about medical care and doctors. If another driver caused the accident, then you will need to go against another insurance company. So how do you do this?
You can call the Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers at the Wolfson & Leon. Our personal injury attorneys have defended the rights of injured victims since 1963 throughout Florida. We offer free, confidential and professional consultations to all who call.
If you have a case worth pursuing, we will tell you and provide an action plan to get you the result that you deserve. If you don’t have a case, we will tell you that too. There is no reason to waste your valuable time on a case where you are unlikely to prevail.Our Car Accident Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale can Help You
Our car accident lawyers in Fort Lauderdale will be by your side from the first call until you get the result that you deserve.Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Lawyers
Most of us feel embarrassed when we fall. It might be a trip or a slip. We instantly assume it was our fault. But, more often than not, it is the responsibility of some person or corporation who failed to provide you with a reasonably safe environment to walk or shop.
All too many people want to escape the situation after a fall. They want to get up, brush themselves off and rush off. But that can be the wrong move. You are better off making a report with the manager; get seen by a medical professional to ascertain all potential injuries; get photos of the area and/or substance that caused your fall; get the names and phone numbers of witnesses; and then call the best Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyer you can find.
You would be well served to call the slip and fall lawyers at the Wolfson & Leon in Fort Lauderdale. For more than 57 years, our personal injury attorneys and wrongful death lawyers have aggressively represented victims of negligence of all types. Since 1963, we have seen the typical response of insurance companies in slip and fall cases. It always starts with there was nothing wrong. If there was something wrong, it was your fault for not seeing it because it was open and obvious. If it was wrong but not open and obvious, then it was some other party’s fault.
In most slip and fall cases, insurance companies will deny the initial demand. They expect many denied claimants to just walk away. Of those denied, a certain percentage will file a lawsuit. That is where the Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyers at the Wolfson & Leon come in. In most premise liability cases (meaning slip and fall; trip and fall; negligent security; negligence) we file a lawsuit sooner rather than later. In our experience, that is where most of these cases end up anyway. Better to do it early on. Until your case is resolved, the insurance company holds the money and invests it while you wait. That isn’t right.
The slip and fall lawyers at the Wolfson & Leon in Fort Lauderdale are always available to answer your questions. We offer free consultations and if you choose us, we will not charge you a fee unless we recover compensation for you.Fort Lauderdale Accident Victim Rights
Many accident victims don’t realize that they have rights when they are hurt. They may be embarrassed to pursue an action or are so focused on their injuries, and they just want to put their accident behind them. They may be uncomfortable standing up for their rights.
Injured victims may accept the first settlement that the insurance company offers them because they don’t know that they could be entitled to more. Or they just don’t want to deal with the hassle of paperwork and phone calls while they are recovering.
Most of us don’t expect accidents to cause more than physical pain. Yet the emotional and financial distress can be devastating to families. Many victims struggle with the knowledge that they are paying the price for someone else’s negligence and carelessness. For some, life may be drastically different than it was before the accident. Injured victims may not be able to perform basic tasks or maintain their current earning potential. Victims and their families may be subject to an enormous amount of emotional stress and financial strain.
Insurance companies know this. They may shortchange accident victims because to keep their payouts down. Insurance companies may pressure the injured party to settle quickly to minimize their costs. On the other hand, an insurance company may drag out the process as a means to stretch you financially. Insurance companies may leave you with no choice but to accept. While it may seem like a good idea to take a quick settlement and get it over with, injured victims may have much higher medical costs than they know. They may need more rehabilitation or medical treatment. In the end, accident victims are stuck with mounting debt caused by the negligent actions of someone else. Settling early is a risky practice.
Financial hardship, pain, and stress don’t have to be your story. There are laws to protect people injured by the negligent actions of someone else. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, accident victims may be entitled to a monetary award that covers their medical bills, lost wages, future care and treatment, and pain and suffering.
Personal injury lawsuits are rarely straightforward. They demand expertise to determine the value of your claim. They need experienced negotiators and litigators to defend your rights.
Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys value the opportunity to work with you. Our practice solely helps victims injured by the negligence of others get the justice they need and deserve. Find out how we can help you. Call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.
Our lawyers at the Wolfson & Leon provide comprehensive personal injury legal representation from the first call through settlement, jury trial or appeal. Our years of service began in 1963 with Jerome W. Wolfson and continues today with his son Jonah M. Wolfson and his talented team of litigators. We serve our clients in their personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Florida with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers. We are also available by appointment in our West Palm Beach office. All consultations are free and we never charge a fee unless we make a recovery for you. You can reach us 24/7 at (954) 289-5954. Call us today so you can get the answers you need to make sure that you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Thank you for taking your time to consider our personal injury firm in Fort Lauderdale. Your choice of an attorney can be as important as your choice of a surgeon or an advisor. Your choice matters and you should do your research so that when you make your decision you are comfortable and satisfied. That is why the Wolfson & Leon approaches every potential new client consultation as it is an opportunity to interview with you for the job of being your personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale. No matter who you select, always remember and never forget that you are the client. It is your case and all ultimate decisions rest with you.
At the Wolfson & Leon, we have helped people injured or killed in Florida since 1963. That is more than 57 years of service. Our team has not only represented injured victims, but also defended their rights against insurance companies and major corporations. Our personal injury firm in Fort Lauderdale will never walk away from a client because of the financial resources of our opponent. When our client has a just cause, we will fight for them until they get the justice and compensation they deserve.
While the Wolfson & Leon is not the largest personal injury law firm in Florida or in the country, we pride ourselves in providing each client with the individual attention that their case deserves. Common sense tells us that is probably not possible in a large law firm. In addition, the value of your claim should not dictate the amount of effort or attention that your case receives. At the Wolfson & Leon, we dedicate ourselves to giving each client the resources, work ethic and attention that their case needs to get the full, fair and complete compensation that they deserve. We proudly refer all potential clients to our on-line reviews as an indication of our efforts and result for our clients.
While we fight for each of our clients, we also understand the toll that a personal injury claim process can have on our client, their family and their friends. We do everything possible to resolve our clients’ cases as quickly as possible without sacrificing any value. We recognize how difficult it can be to be injured with unexpected medical bills and lost wages only to have the responsible party deny or delay their ultimate accountability. That is why one of our main focuses is to move each case into litigation where a case can be mediated or tried before a jury which usually produces a resolution through mediation or verdict.
We believe that the two key elements to a successful attorney-client relationship are communication and trust. Our clients are well advised on the status of their cases. Our attorneys communicate with their clients in person, via text or email and any other method (Zoom; Facetime) that works best for our client. We are always straight with our clients too – even if it is bad news. At the end of the day, it is your case and you are the client. You deserve to know the good, bad and the ugly about your case. Some problems are fatal to a case. Many problems with a case can be dealt with through strategy and guided by experience. Our clients are kept aware of the issues in their case. This is the foundation of the trust our clients have with us since 1963.
If you were injured in any kind of accident, then call us at the Wolfson & Leon in Fort Lauderdale. Whether it is a car accident, slip and fall or any other type of accident, we can help. Let us answer your questions in your free consultation. We can speak by phone or at our office in Downtown Fort Lauderdale or we can come to you wherever and whenever it is most convenient. No matter what though – get legal assistance and guidance. Never be a silent victim. You owe it to yourself and your family. We look forward to working with you. Just call us now.
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