Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer
Defending the Rights of Accident Victims in Ft. Lauderdale
Have you been involved in an accident that was caused by the other person? If you are not at fault, you are entitled to demand full compensation for your medical expenses, for your lost income and your pain and suffering. By hiring a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer to represent you in your claim for a
settlement from the insurance company, you can greatly improve the chances that you will receive the amount you deserve. At Chalik & Chalik, we are a husband and wife law firm, dedicated to helping people in your position. The insurance company has teams of adjusters and claims representatives to defend its interests, and we believe that you deserve to have a dedicated advocate on your side, fighting for your right to receive fair compensation for your losses. Let our family help your family!
Car accidents are common in Ft. Lauderdale, and most are directly attributable to the negligence or reckless behavior of one of the drivers. Whether you were involved in a fender bender, a pickup truck accident or a crash caused by
defective tires, we are ready to begin work on your case today.
Have you or a loved one been injured while riding a bike? Our firm represents injured cyclists who have been hurt as a result of a driver's denial of the right of way or by aggressive driving behaviors. Your injuries may mean that you will never ride again, but we can help you claim the financial compensation you deserve.
Don't make the mistake of assuming that the doctor and nurses did everything possible to avoid causing your child to suffer a birth injury such as Erb's palsy. Many injuries of this type are caused by negligence or incompetence, and you may be able to recover a settlement to cover all your medical expenses and your child's financial future.
Boating accidents pose a major risk of drowning, which can result in permanent brain damage or even death. It is often more difficult to secure emergency medical care in such situations, as the accident may occur offshore and out of the reach of medical technicians, further increasing the risk of serious complications.
Commercial Truck Accidents
Commercial truck drivers are held to higher standards of responsibility on the road, given the extreme dangers associated with a semi-truck collision: big-rigs and 18-wheelers commonly weigh up to forty times more than a normal passenger vehicle, and are capable of inflicting catastrophic damage in a collision.
Drinking and driving is a grossly negligent behavior, as it is known to dramatically increase the chances of an accident. Anyone who decides to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol is also choosing to place the lives of everyone else at risk.
From misdiagnosis to medication errors, surgical errors, birth injuries, and more, there are numerous ways that patients can suffer injury and harm when a medical professional acts in negligently.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, your life may never be the same again. Riders frequently suffer injuries such as broken bones, road rash and even debilitating injuries to the brain or spinal cord. Your injury settlement should include full compensation for your losses.
If you or a loved one has been injured while parasailing, an attorney from our firm may be able to help you recover financial compensation by proving that the accident was caused by the negligence of the operator or the parasailing company.
Insurance companies will often try to avoid paying on claims for pedestrian accidents by alleging that the walker was partially or fully at fault for the accident, but we will work to gather the necessary evidence to prove that the driver is liable to you for damages.
Personal Injury FAQs
Being injured in an accident can be a confusing experience, and you may have many questions about the situation. Read answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive, and contact us for a free initial consultation to fully discuss the situation and learn about your options.
If you have suffered water injuries in a pool or if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on the poolside, you may be able to claim damages against the owner of the pool property. Pools can be fun, but they also pose a serious risk of
drowning accidents and other dangers.
It is often possible to recover compensation for an accident such as a slip and fall or for conditions such as
asbestos exposure and
carbon monoxide leaks by taking legal action against the property owner. Failure to clear hazards,
lack of supervision and
lack of security may supply grounds for a premises liability claim.
Manufacturers have a duty to ensure that the products they sell to the public are free of dangerous defects that could cause injury to the consumer. If you believe that your accident was caused-or contributed to-by defects in the design or manufacture of a product, contact us to learn whether you have grounds for legal action.
Public Transportation Accidents
If you have been injured while riding a city bus or train, you may be able to file a claim for compensation against the transit authority responsible for operating the vehicle. This includes accidents where the victim is struck by the vehicle, as well as those involving the passengers in a collision.
When you have been injured on the job, you can file a workers' compensation claim for medical treatment and wage replacement. Whether you were hurt in a welding accident, a
roofing accident, a
trench collapse, a
ladder accident or a
crane and derrick accident, we can help you take steps to maximize the value of your settlement.