Personal Injury Lawyer In Fort Lauderdale, FL
Serious injuries can change your life. They can leave you with expensive medical costs, the inability to work, and a loss of enjoyment of daily life. It is only right that the party that caused your injuries pays for your personal injury damages.
If you suffered injuries because of another party’s negligence, call us today at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers. Call 954-476-1000 to set up a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale.
Chalik & Chalik Can Exercise Your Rights Under Personal Injury Laws
Our personal injury attorneys can help you build a case that proves fault, liability, and the value of your damages so we can fight for fair compensation.
Your Case Must Meet the 4 Elements of Personal Injury Liability
Florida requires that we establish your personal injury case meets these four criteria:
- Duty of Care: The defendant must have owed you a legal duty of care, meaning the defendant had a duty to behave in a reasonable manner so as not to harm you. E.g., drivers have a duty to drive safely and not endanger others.
- Breach of Duty: The defendant must have breached that duty of care, typically by acting negligently. E.g., a driver who speeds or operates a vehicle while drunk is acting negligently.
- Causation: We must also establish that the defendant’s negligence caused your accident and injuries. In some cases, we may work with medical experts to testify that your injuries are the result of your accident and not some other cause.
- Damages: We must provide evidence that you suffered damages as a result of the accident. Damages include the physical, emotional, and financial effects of your injuries.
Florida is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that while you can still seek compensation for an accident for which you are partly to blame, your partial fault will reduce your compensation by your percentage of fault. Thus, it is essential to collect all available evidence to establish the defendant’s fault.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injuries is four years. This means that we must file a personal injury lawsuit within four years from the date of the accident, with few exceptions.
Your Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer can make sure you file your case on time and meet other applicable deadlines.
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
We take a personal approach with our clients to get to know them and how their injuries affect their day-to-day lives. We want to understand how your injuries are impacting you physically and emotionally, as well as financially.
Some of the damages we may seek to recover in your personal injury claim or lawsuit include:
- Medical costs (current and future)
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement
The types of damages we may seek depend on how the accident and your injuries have affected you.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Personal injury cases cover many different types of accidents. Some of the common types of injury accidents we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Tire accidents
- Defective products
- Wrongful death
If you suffered injuries that another party caused, you may have a valid injury case. Contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at 954-476-1000 for help from a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale.
How We Can Help You With Your Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Case
The details of every personal injury case differ. It is important that we get to know you and your case so we can take the appropriate legal steps to fight for the compensation you deserve.
You can set up your consultation by calling us at 954-476-1000.
Any personal injury case must establish the defendant’s fault and liability. We can assist you in collecting the necessary documents and evidence to establish the defendant’s fault.
These are just a few of the types of evidence that might be helpful to your personal injury case:
- Police report
- Accident report
- Medical records
- Eyewitness statements
- Income statements
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Video surveillance footage
- Expert witness testimony
Navigate the Legal Process
We can assist you by handling all communications with insurance companies and other lawyers, evaluating settlement offers, and making sure your case meets Florida’s statute of limitations and other deadlines.
We can also negotiate for a fair settlement with the insurance company. And if the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, we are prepared to take the case to court and represent you in litigation.
Communication Throughout Your Personal Injury Case
The legal team at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers returns phone calls and emails and will keep you up to date with the latest developments in your case.
When you work with a lawyer at our family-owned firm, you are hiring our family to fight for your family.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney at Chalik & Chalik
Whether you experienced an injury in a slip and fall case or you were in a severe car accident that another driver caused, an attorney at our firm may be able to help you recover the compensation you need to pay the bills, get medical care, and compensate you for your pain and suffering.