Don’t Face Your Injuries Alone – We Are Here For You
Life can feel very uncertain after a devastating injury or the premature loss of someone you love. If your injuries and losses were caused by another person’s negligence or intentional acts, the sense of injustice (along with the practical concerns) can be overwhelming.
Thankfully, help is available when you contact Felipe Law. With offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, our firm is a trusted resource for personal injury victims throughout South Florida.
I am firm founder Jennifer Felipe, an attorney with a strong track record of success both in and out of the courtroom. When you contact the firm, you can expect personalized attention and care from me and my team of dedicated support staff.
Together, we will work tirelessly to hold the at-fault parties accountable and help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Seeking Compensation After A Motor Vehicle Accident
A motor vehicle accident can leave you with life-altering injuries that lead to loss of income, physical and expensive medical bills. We can help you seek full and fair seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation and more, stemming from:
- Car crashes caused by driver negligence, including distracted driving, drunk driving and more
- Ridesharing accidents and injuries (Uber, Lyft and others)
- Devastating truck and commercial vehicle accidents involving 18-wheelers, delivery trucks and other giant vehicles
- Injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists
- Motorcycle accident claims involving catastrophic injuries or death
- Public transportation accidents involving buses, trains, etc.
Florida is one of only about a dozen states with no-fault auto insurance system. This makes pursuing a personal injury claim more complex, which is another reason why it is important to work with a knowledgeable attorney.
Were You Injured Due To Dangerous Conditions On Private Property?
Property owners – whether commercial or residential property – have a responsibility to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for guests and visitors.
When a property owner knows about a hazardous condition but fails to remedy it or to warn visitors, injured parties can pursue what’s known as a premises liability claim. Some common examples are described below.
Slip-and-falls – A slip-and-fall accident occurs when you had an incident that caused you to fall and injure yourself due to the direct negligence of another party. The slip-and-fall accident happened not because you were not paying attention or distracted, but because a negligent property owner who knew better – or should have known better – refused to remedy, fix or address a hazard, leaving you and others at risk of severe injury. Our legal team can help you recover compensation for your slip-and-fall injuries and other damages.
Animal bites – These lawsuits involve a negligent pet owner failing to take measures to keep their pet, such as a dog, from harming a person resulting in injury or worse. Animal bites can leave the victim with a lot of medical bills they can’t afford, loss of income and in some cases, permanent disfigurement. These attacks often occur on the animal owner’s property, but you can pursue a claim even if the attack happened elsewhere.
Burn and fire injuries – We can help you in the event you have suffered a burn or fire injury. Types of burn and fire injuries include apartment fires, workplace injuries and burns, motor vehicle accidents, electrical fires, overly heated water and recreational fires. A burn or fire injury can leave you with physical and emotional pain and scars. While these are not always litigated as premises liability cases, you would likely have a premises liability claim if you suffered a burn injury on another’s property.
Negligent security – Shops and stores, recreational locations, sporting venues, concerts and parking garages are required to have certain security measures in place to deter criminals and prevent accidents. Inadequate or negligent security practices that result in injury or death empower victims or their surviving loved ones to pursue a lawsuit. Some of the most important factors in a negligent security lawsuit include determining how likely or preventable the incident or accident was, and demonstrating that the property owner failed to provide reasonable security practices despite having the means and opportunity to do so.
Civil Remedies For Criminal Acts
Those who commit crimes of violence or crimes that result in injury to another can and should face criminal charges. However, victims can also seek compensation in separate civil lawsuit.
A notable example is sexual battery and/or assault cases, which occur when a person willingly threatens another with physical harm or violence or when unlawful physical contact takes place resulting in injury. Sexual battery and assault victims often suffer major psychological injuries on top of any physical injuries. These cases can often leave the victim unable to work, with permanent disfigurements and with piling medical expenses.
If you were the victim of physical or sexual violence, we want to advocate aggressively for you in the civil justice system.
Injuries And Deaths From Physician And Hospital Negligence
You place a lot of trust in your medical care providers, from your primary care physicians and surgeons to the nurses and other medical professionals in charge of making you better and looking out for your health.
Unfortunately, sometimes these medical professionals are negligent in their care, and sometimes their actions or lack of action causes you harm. A Johns Hopkins study found that medical errors and malpractice are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., resulting in over 250,000 deaths each year.
Medical malpractice litigation is complex, time-consuming and resource-intensive, but this should not dissuade you from exploring your options if you believe you’ve been harmed due to medical negligence. We offer free consultations so that you can tell us your story and learn more about the viability of your case.
Helping You Seek Maximum Compensation For Your Injuries And Losses
Following your injury, you need to focus on healing and feeling better; let us focus on fighting for you. We may be able to obtain damages for:
- Medical expenses and care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and future lost income
- Property damage
- Home health care
- Long-term care or treatment expenses
- Wheelchairs, walkers, lifts and other mobility-related expenses
- Ongoing care
- Future care
- Funeral and burial expenses (in the case of a wrongful death claim)
Let us take care of your case from beginning to end. Experience why so many clients trust us to represent them when they’ve had a personal injury.
Free Personal Injury Case Evaluation – Get Started Today
At Felipe Law, we listen to your problems and inform you of your options. We fight for you.
Our goal is to deliver the most favorable outcome utilizing the law to your benefit. If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligence of another, you can hold them financially responsible for the damages caused. Our team combines experience with a variety of legal strategies to recover compensation and hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries.
To take advantage of a free initial consultation, you can contact one of our two office locations in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Just call 305-564-9879 or reach out online. Hablamos español.