Know Your Rights! Understanding Florida Personal Injury Laws

Joshua-E.-Polsky
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June 12, 2019
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July 3, 2019

Sudden injuries are terrifying. Whether they occur because of a reckless driver, a slip and fall, or defective production, the pain, confusion, and expenses associated with a sudden injury can leave you at a loss for what to do. What can you do? Understanding Florida personal injury laws is crucial to know what your next steps should be in case of an accident.

Florida No-Fault

If you live in Florida, you probably know that Florida is a no-fault state, but what does that mean? In the case of injury claims caused by a motor vehicle accident, “no-fault” means that your personal insurance company is responsible for covering the cost of your injuries and damages. Even if you are not immediately aware of your injuries, Florida no-fault laws protect you from the financial strains unexpected hospital or repair bills may cause.

Through Personal Injury Protection (PIP), you are able to repair your vehicle, pay medical expenses, and recover lost wages without suffering through a long, drawn-out process. Your insurance company may then elect to go after the other party’s insurance company for reimbursement.

However, as we know, insurance companies are in the business of making money, not spending it. They may attempt to offer compensation far below the costs accrued by the accident. This is where a personal injury lawyer can step in on your behalf and make sure you get the money you need and deserve. The Law Office of Bernstein and Polsky is experienced in handling injury claims in Boca Raton and throughout South Florida. We are dedicated to getting you the maximum payout for your case.

Slip and Falls

It is the responsibility of any business or establishment you patronize to keep their premises safe. Victims of slip and fall accidents may experience head, neck, or back injuries that can be debilitating. Slip and falls also carry a risk for brain injury, broken bones or sprains, and other detrimental results. If you experience a slip and fall, make sure management is alerted and the incident is documented, as well as your injuries. Remember, symptoms of an injury caused by a slip and fall may not be immediately obvious. They may also seem deceptively minor, but it’s important to get examined by a medical professional to prevent further damage. If you live in Florida and have experienced a slip and fall within the last four years, you may still be able to file a claim. Contact the best slip and fall injury lawyers in Boca Raton at the Law Office of Bernstein and Polsky. We will fight even the largest corporation to ensure they take responsibility and compensate you for your injuries.

Products Liability

Injuries caused by defective products such as airbags, household appliances, children’s toys, tools, or other manufactured goods are subject to Florida’s products liability law. This holds manufacturers responsible for damages caused by design, manufacturing, or marketing defects. If a product fails to provide adequate warning or instruction for use, has a design flaw, or has been improperly assembled, injuries as a direct result of the use of the product are deemed to be the fault of the manufacturer.

Under Florida’s Products Liability laws, it is the responsibility of the plaintiff to prove the product’s defect. This can be intimidating for people without legal experience, which is why you should choose an injury claims lawyer with products liability expertise to handle your case. The Law Office of Bernstein and Polsky is knowledgeable and qualified to represent you and your interests in the court of law.