Standing Up for the Victims of Accidental Injuries in South Florida
There is no lack of activity and entertainment in Ft. Lauderdale for residents and visitors alike. People flock to the city and surrounding areas to hit the beach, head out on a boat, visit the numerous restaurants and shopping areas, and much more. Everywhere you turn, people are walking, riding bicycles or motorcycles, engaging in watersports, and checking into hotels or resorts. A significant amount of traffic drives on the roads in Ft. Lauderdale at almost any hour of the day or night.
All of this activity does not come without risks, however. People suffer injuries in a variety of accidents in south Florida every single day—and in many cases, these accidents take place because of someone’s negligence. Florida law allows accident victims to seek financial recovery from any negligent parties that caused an accident, but this is not a simple process. You need a qualified personal injury law firm on your side to protect your rights as an injury victim.
At Meldon Law, we know the many concerns that accident victims will face. You are probably wondering how to cover your piles of medical bills or even your basic expenses if you have to miss work due to your injuries. We are here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve and handle all aspects of the legal process so you can focus on your health and recovery. Please call Meldon Law to discuss your accident and injuries today.
Ft. Lauderdale Motor Vehicle Accidents
All motor vehicles come with the risk of accidents and injuries. Many different crashes can occur in Ft. Lauderdale, including:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boat accidents
Any type of vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries. Crash victims can suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and many more. Many vehicle accident victims require medical attention, and even a single visit to the emergency department can result in surprisingly steep bills. More serious injuries may require hospitalizations, surgeries, and other costly treatments. Medical bills alone can overwhelm patients following a traffic accident.
In Florida, injured car accident victims must first seek compensation from their own no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. These claims, however, are anything but simple, and even your own insurance company will often try to settle a claim for less than you deserve. The motor vehicle accident attorneys at Meldon Law know how to handle these claims on your behalf to ensure you receive a proper settlement, as well as to identify when you have the right to seek additional legal recourse.
If any type of car or truck accident injured you in the Ft. Lauderdale area, please do not wait to call our office for a free case evaluation today.
Premises Liability Claims
Not all personal injuries take place on the road or on a boat, however. You may visit a grocery store or go to work and end up with a life-changing injury because of someone else’s negligence. Injured accident victims can file claims for premises liability against negligent businesses or property owners. Premises liability claims may include:
- Slips and falls
- Falls from high places
- Dog bites
- Hotel and resort injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
Property owners have the legal duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe conditions for customers and other lawful visitors. When they fail to do, serious accidents and injuries can result—and you may hold the owners liable.
After a slip and fall, dog attack, or other accident, you can often file a claim with the property or business owner’s insurance company. Hire legal representation before entering this process, because insurance companies will almost certainly offer you an inadequate settlement at first. If you unknowingly accept an insufficient settlement, you will lose the right to seek additional compensation in the future once you realize the extent of your losses. An attorney at Meldon Law will review all settlements before acceptance and will advise you whether you should negotiate for a higher settlement or even file a premises liability lawsuit in civil court.
Medical Malpractice Assistance
We rely on medical professionals to diagnose and treat medical conditions, and we trust that they will provide adequate care. However, many doctors and others in the medical field make mistakes that fall below the required standard of care. In such cases, patients can suffer serious injuries and can require significant—and otherwise unnecessary—treatments.
Many types of medical malpractice that regularly take place in the Ft. Lauderdale area include:
- Surgical errors
- Diagnosis errors
- Mistakes involving prescriptions or medications
- Birth injuries
- Hospital-acquired infections
Determining whether a medical mistake constituted malpractice requires complex legal analysis. You need a law firm handling your case with the resources to investigate how your injuries took place and prove the negligence of a medical professional. Doctors, hospitals, and their respective insurance companies all have many tools to fight liability, so you need a zealous advocate for your rights. Meldon Law knows how to protect your rights as an injured patient, so please call today and allow us to begin working on your case.
Call Our Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Accidents and injuries can take place when you least expect it and can completely change your life. The last concern you should have is how to pay for your medical care or take the time off work needed for your recovery. The sooner you call the Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyers at Meldon Law, the sooner we can begin helping you find financial and legal relief.
Our firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases and will guide you through every step of the legal process. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries and learn more about our legal services, contact us online or call 800-373-8000 today.
Founder of the Meldon Law FirmEmail Jeffrey Meldon