PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
IN HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
The Whisler Law Firm can help you win your personal injury case and get you the compensation you deserve. Personal injuries can happen quickly and unexpectedly, leaving you to figure out how to pay for the medical expenses and other possible costs. More often than not, people don’t have any savings that could be used for settling these amounts, so some even go bankrupt.
If you have been injured by another party, contact The Whisler Law Firm for professional legal help.
Regardless of the type of accident you’ve suffered, the key to a successful lawsuit is proving negligence. Don’t rely on emotions because they’re not enough to win you the case. In collaboration with your attorney, devote yourself to demonstrating the other party was legally responsible for your accident.
With years of experience under our belt, Whisler Law Attorneys will be able to help you file claims and get fair compensation from the party at fault. Our task is to make sure the negligent party pays you adequate coverage for lost wages, medical expenses, emotional suffering, and other possible disturbance.
Some of the accidents covered by our company include the following:
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
In South Florida, being in a vehicle is a part of daily life. Unfortunately, this means that collisions involving cars and trucks occur frequently. It is important to seek medical care immediately to address the injuries you sustained. Insurance companies representing the at-fault driver habitually pressure involved parties to resolve their claim quickly for very little money. Retaining an attorney after an accident can help ensure that your rights to recovery are properly represented and that the insurance company is not taking advantage of you.
In the event you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the things you say and do in the aftermath can have a significant impact on your ability to get the compensation you deserve for injuries that you may have sustained in the incident.
After an accident, check to make sure all parties are okay and if you or anyone else needs immediate medical assistance call 911. Then, be sure you always get the contact and insurance information from the other parties involved in the accident as well as the information of any witnesses who were present.
Gather evidence when and where you can, by taking photographs of the accident site, your vehicle, the other vehicles, direction and flow of traffic, and any other visual evidence of the road conditions. Arm yourself with all the evidence necessary to support your case so you are able to improve your chances of getting the compensation you need for your injuries.
PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLE AND SCOOTER ACCIDENTS
People walking on foot or riding a bicycle have the right to use sidewalks, bike lanes, streets and crosswalks without having to fear a driver will strike them. Your car insurance policy may cover you as a pedestrian or a bicyclist. If you were hit by a vehicle, it is important that you get an attorney involved as soon as possible to advise you of your rights.
The fault often lies with the driver to stay alert in avoiding a collision with a pedestrian, bicyclist, or scooter rider. But if that driver ignores a crosswalk or traffic sign, fails to yield the right of way to a pedestrian, or is operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, that driver can be held liable of any injuries or damages incurred as a result of the accident. The Whisler Law Firm can help you prove your case against a driver who is at fault for your injuries.
Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on the road and often suffer terrible injuries after an accident. Driving an automobile provides the driver with significantly more protection in the event of an accident. Motorcycles can reach very high speeds and if a motorcyclist collides with another vehicle or object at posted speed limits, that individual can be thrown from the motorcycle with little protection other than a helmet and padded body gear.
Unfortunately, this is why a motorcycle accident can result in sustaining significant injuries that can change your life forever. Hiring an attorney after such an accident will help you navigate the difficult and often frustrating process to ensure that you obtain a settlement that will help you pay for your medical bills and compensate you for your suffering.
WRONGFUL DEATH/CATASTROPHIC INJURIES
Losing a loved one or sustaining catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of others is a horrible tragedy and causes unimaginable anguish. While nothing can properly compensate you for the suffering you have endured, a settlement can help cover high medical bills and costs incurred and provide some degree of financial relief during a difficult time. At The Whisler Law Firm we understand the incredibly delicate nature of such cases and the torment that family members suffer.
With Uber and Lyft a common form of transportation in South Florida, legislation has developed accordingly. If you were in an accident involving an Uber or Lyft driver, even if you were the driver, it is important that you talk to an attorney to walk you through the process and protect you from an unfair settlement.
There are many new facets of the law which may or may not apply in your specific case and attempting to take on the insurance companies by yourself can result in your leaving a lot of money on the table. Remember, a successful lawsuit is about proving negligence. When it comes to being injured in an Uber or Lyft ride, determining liability can be extremely difficult and figuring out which insurance company should be tasked with compensating you means knowing about things like “rideshare periods” and understanding the complex methods by which Uber and Lyft cover their drivers through liability insurance. Both companies provide some level of liability insurance to protect riders, but that coverage only kicks in during very specific periods.
Since drivers are treated as independent contractors, Uber and Lyft only provide a limited amount of coverage that kicks in when a passenger is in the vehicle. Without a passenger on board, the driver must have his or her own insurance in place in the event of an accident since the companies’ coverage typically will not apply.
DOG BITE INJURIES
If a dog bites or attacks, the responsibility as to why this occurs falls upon the owner. There are many common reasons for a dog bite, it could be an owner is negligent in controlling the animal, it could be negligence in providing adequate medical care for the animal, or it could be due to mistreatment or abuse of the animal on the part of the owner.
While these are all unfortunate scenarios, any dog owner showing negligence in the supervision or care of their dog could make them liable for your injuries. You may need to build a case against the owner to demonstrate clear and irrefutable negligence leading to the dog’s actions in biting or attacking you or a member of your family. The Whisler Law Firm can help you make your case and win.
Being attacked by a dog can be a traumatic and painful experience. Depending on the circumstances of the case, the dog owner may have homeowners’ or renters’ insurance available to you for recovery. If you are bit by a dog, make sure to get the dog owner’s name, phone number, address, any insurance policy numbers and the vaccine history of the dog.
SLIP & FALL INCIDENTS
Slip & falls may result in significant injuries and high medical costs. If you slipped and fell on the premises of someone else’s property, you may have the right to recover a settlement to cover your medical bills as well as compensation for your pain and suffering. If you fell at a store, make sure that you speak to a manager and fill out an incident report. Insist that you obtain a copy of the incident report as well as a copy of the store’s insurance information. Reach out to an attorney to determine if you have a case.
PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIMS
If you were injured by an unsafe or defective condition on someone else’s property, you may have the right to bring a personal injury claim. Establishing liability may be complicated and it is important to get an attorney involved early to advise you of your rights. This liability can be greatly affected by your role in the incident and how your presence on the premises might be classified.
If you qualify as an invitee or licensee at the time you were injured on the property, you have a much stronger case than if you qualify as a trespasser. Understanding and proving which of these designations applies to you at the time of the injury can have a large impact on whether or not you are able to receive compensation under a premises liability claim.
Located in Hollywood, South Florida, our Personal Injury Lawyers are at your disposal for all questions. Contact us today for a free consultation and make sure you are paid what you deserve.