Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
The Florida personal injury attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP know that recovering from a serious accident in Florida isn’t easy, especially when your injuries are the result of another’s negligence or recklessness. Right now, you’re overwhelmed, confused and worried about your family’s future. Our attorneys provide accident injury victims in the state of Florida peace of mind by being aggressive advocates of your legal rights.
Parker Waichman LLP’s Florida personal injury lawyers will deal with the insurance companies that are trying to push a settlement that’s in their best interest, not yours. As your personal injury attorneys, we have the knowledge and experience to get you the compensation you deserve.
Parker Waichman Has Recovered Over A Billion Dollars For Clients
Parker Waichman LLP is a highly recognized law firm that focuses on accident cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death. We have garnered a reputation as a leading law firm in the U.S. We are one of a small number of law firms to have recovered over a billion dollars for our clients in settlements, mediations, arbitrations and trial verdicts. The personal injury attorneys at our law firm have obtained top results for thousands of injury victims. Our successful trial lawyers provide our clients with prompt action, personal attention and aggressive representation. When you experience a serious injury from a car accident, motorcycle crash, pedestrian accident, slip and fall, construction accident, canine mauling, unsafe drug, swimming pool accident, resort accident or other incident involving negligent conduct, you must navigate sharp insurance company practices and legal procedures and deadlines.
At Parker Waichman LLP, we have been successfully representing personal injury and wrongful death victims for decades. Our tenacity, client-focused service and centuries of collective experience have allowed us to earn prestigious recognition and honors that include:
- 9.8 (out of a perfect 10) Rating by AVVO (Rating Every Attorney in the U.S.)
- “Preeminent Lawyers” AV Peer Review Rating (Martindale-Hubbell®) – a company that for more than 100 years has rated attorneys across the United States and the world based on feedback from judges and their peers.
- Highest Ranking of “5 Dragons” Based on Peer Review by Lawdragon
- Listing in Best Lawyers Publication Determined by Extensive Peer Review
Our law firm represents injury victims facing insurance companies with extensive resources focused on undervaluing and denying claims. Insurance companies often engage in a range of tactics to mitigate the recovery from legitimate claims, such as:
- Dragging out the settlement process to impose financial pressure and financial pain, all so that they can attempt to compel a lowball — unfair — settlement
- Requesting accident victims to consent to a recorded statement that will be used to undermine their claim
- Seeking to have injury victims sign an authorization for release of documents that will be used to sift through medical records and employment compensation records all to financially hurt the injured victim
- Submitting a premature lowball settlement offer before the injured victim has had time to complete medical treatment, determine the extent of their injuries and seek legal advice
- Wrongfully shifting the blame to the injury victim
Car Accident Injury Claims in Florida
Our Florida car accident attorneys represent victims of drivers who fail to exercise reasonable care for the safety of other drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. While some traffic collisions are unavoidable accidents, most vehicle crashes are caused by unreasonably unsafe driving conduct, such as:
- Drunk Driving or Under the Influence of Drugs
- Text Messaging and Driving
- Distraction Due to Talking on a Cell Phone
- Running Red Lights and Stop Signs
- Driving at an Excessive Speed
- Distracted Driving
- Failing to Yield
- Aggressive Driving
- Disregarding the Rules of the Road
When drivers cause a motor vehicle collision because of these types of unsafe driving practices, our experienced Florida car accident lawyers work closely with accident reconstruction experts and medical experts. Our attorneys also analyze law enforcement accident reports, locate and interview witnesses, identify all defendants and sources of insurance and dissect potential defenses. We diligently pursue the maximum monetary compensation for our clients.
Florida Trucking Accident Litigation
When you are involved in a collision with a fully loaded 80,000 lb. tractor-trailer, the outcome can be catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Whether you are involved in a jackknife crash, big-rig rollover accident, or a carriage override accident where the large truck rides up over a passenger car, the risk of permanent debilitating injury or wrongful death is high. While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) promulgates federal safety regulations for large trucks engaged in interstate commerce (across state lines), state agencies regulate trucking companies that operate exclusively within Florida. This complex regulatory matrix is designed to mitigate the risk posed by these mammoth vehicles. These regulations involve important issues like:
- Medical fitness of truck drivers
- Violating federal law as to operating a tractor trailer or other large over the road vehicles
- Substance abuse issues
- Safety inspections and performance of vehicle maintenance
- Anti-fatigue rules referred to as hours of service rules (HOS)
- Maximum length and weight of tractor-trailers
- Bans on use of hand-held cell phone use and text messaging
- Proper securing of loads
- Special rules for the transport of hazardous substances
- Pre-hiring screening requirements
These are only a few topics covered by trucking safety regulations that our Florida trucking accident lawyers will investigate as a potential justification for imposing liability on a commercial driver, the trucking company and/or the shipper. Parker Waichman LLP collaborates with trucking industry experts and engages in prompt aggressive discovery practices to prevent spoliation of evidence by the trucking company and to maximize our clients’ damages.
Florida Medical Malpractice & Negligence Actions
While health care professional like physicians, nurses and other medical professionals do not intend to cause injuries or wrongful death, medical mistakes are far more common than many people recognize. More people die each year in Florida because of medical negligence than car accidents. Medical malpractice involves more than a negative outcome. This form of negligence occurs when a health care professional, hospital, or other provider contributes to an injury or death by failing to conform to the accepted medical standard of care. This negligence may involve a failure to act reasonably or acting in a manner a reasonable medical provider would not under similar circumstances. If you or a loved one is injured because of medical negligence, you might be entitled to a financial recovery for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills and other damages based on your specific circumstances.
Our medical malpractice attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have the experience and skill to handle a broad spectrum of medical malpractice claims that include:
- Failure to Diagnose
- Birth Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Brain Injuries
- Failure to Order Appropriate Tests
- Surgical Errors
- Nursing Errors
- Delay in Treatment
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Anesthesia Errors
- Failure to provide proper treatment
- Plastic Surgery Errors
- Emergency Room Errors
- Misinterpreted Diagnostic Study
When physicians, nurses and hospitals make mistakes, patients might not immediately realize the error because medical professionals will never admit their mistake. Our Florida medical malpractice lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP hold medical providers accountable and seek compensation for currently injured patients and to protect future patients. Our law firm is committed to obtaining the maximum compensation for our clients while motivating hospitals and doctors to update their practices and standards. Our Florida personal injury lawyers have hundreds of years of collective experience litigating complex medical negligence claims against malpractice insurers who often have no motivation to settle before trial. Our network of well-regarded medical experts work with us to identify the appropriate standard of care and to explain how the conduct of health care providers deviated from that standard.
Florida Nursing Home Abuse Cases
In recent times, government and media reports have increasingly disclosed examples of horrific nursing home abuse and neglect in Florida and throughout the country. Nursing homes are often woefully understaffed and underfunded by those that run them because profits are placed above resident care. The lack of adequate staff and resources combined with stressed and undertrained nursing home staff can mean poor care or intentional abuse. Horrific stories of brutal abuse and chronic neglect have increasingly become the subject of personal injury lawsuits with verdicts reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Elder abuse is even more abhorrent because it typically targets our most vulnerable elderly loved ones who may lack the mental faculties to understand what is happening and/or the ability to communicate to alert a family member. Many family members in nursing homes may feel trapped and be fearful to disclose their mistreatment because of concerns about retribution. Our compassionate Florida nursing home abuse lawyers are committed to seeking substantial compensation to punish the nursing home for allowing abuse of your loved one.
A wide range of types of nursing home negligence might provide a basis for a personal injury lawsuit, including failure to provide nutrition or hydration, lack of opportunities to shower or bath, abandonment and similar acts of neglect. Our law firm investigates to expose neglect and seek compensation for nursing home victims whose care has been ignored to maximize profits.
Talk with One of Our Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Today
At Parker Waichman LLP, our attorneys are dedicated to holding parties who engage in negligent or intentional misconduct accountable for the harm they cause to others. Our attorneys stand up for negligence victims in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Bonita Springs, Immokalee and Marco Island. We offer a free consultation, so contact us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER® (1-800-968-7529) or submit a case inquiry form to schedule your initial consultation. We have attorneys and paralegals who natively speak many languages including Spanish.
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