Practice Areas

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Injury Claims

Bernstein|Polsky aggressively litigates catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and brain injury matters stemming from automobile negligence, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice and construction defect claims, amongst other areas. We understand that accidents can have devastating consequences for the victim, as well as his or her family and friends. The physical and emotional pain and suffering, long hospital stays, medical expenses, and significant time off from work can take a huge toll on everyone involved. In some instances, the lingering impact of an accident can last a lifetime. For many families, the steep medical bills and lost earnings that result from an accident can put them in a desperate financial situation.

In every accident claim, the question of fault is crucial because it affects how much compensation the plaintiff can obtain. Accidents can have any number of causes, and sometimes both parties contribute to their occurrence.

Florida law recognizes a comparative negligence theory, which means that the plaintiff can still recover some compensation even if he or she is found to be partially at fault for the accident. The plaintiff’s recovery will be reduced by his or her percentage of fault. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident,slip and fall, or by another person’s negligence or a defective product, it is imperative to have an attorney you can count on to represent your interests and fight for the justice you deserve. Our firm has successfully handled all types of injury cases involving vehicles and boats, medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous premises, nursing home abuse, pedestrian accidents, swimming pool incidents and more.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Boating Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Nursing Home Abuse

  • Daycare Abuse and Neglect
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Workplace Accidents

Property Insurance Claims

In Florida, natural disasters such as hurricanes and tropical storms are common and can cause vast damage to your home and to personal possessions. Other nightmares for homeowners include floods, hidden plumbing leaks, pipe bursts, sinkholes, roof leaks, vandalism, theft, and flooring damage. A pipe burst for example, can cause serious water damage to a home’s floors, walls, ceilings, cabinets, furniture and personal articles. A hidden pipe leak in the walls or floors can cause extensive surrounding mold and water damage. Hurricanes and other windstorms will cause major roof damage and ensuing interior water damage.

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To make matters worse, insurance companies may deny your claim or not offer enough money to fully compensate you for your damages. Bernstein Polsky can fight back and obtain the coverage and payment you deserve. Insurance companies may conduct inadequate investigations, unreasonably delay handling your claim, wrongfully deny your claim, and undervalue your claim. These are examples of insurance bad faith. Other times, the insurance company may only offer to repair a portion of the cabinets, floor or roof when they are required by law to replace the entire matching area.

Whether you are a homeowner seeking help with an insurance claim, a public adjuster who needs legal assistance with a client’s claim, or a contractor or water remediation company fighting to get the proper payment, you need a qualified, experienced attorney. Bernstein Polsky knows your insurance policy and the law, and we can aggressively represent your interests to help maximize the greatest recovery in a prompt and just manner.

Types of Property Insurance Claims

  • Condominium Damage
  • Bad Faith
  • Denied Claims
  • Falling Trees
  • Fire
  • Floor Damage
  • Flood
  • Hidden Pipe Leak
  • Hurricane
  • Lightning
  • Mold

  • Plumbing Burst
  • Theft
  • Tornado
  • Roof Leak
  • Sinkhole
  • Scope Expansion
  • Vandalism
  • Withdrawn Claims
  • Windstorm
  • Undervalued Claims
  • Underpayment

Claims Litigation Experience

  • Car Accidents
  • Hit and Run
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Taxicab Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • UM / Underinsured Motorist Claims
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  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Boating Accidents
  • Daycare Abuse and Neglect
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Negligent Security
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Workplace Accidents
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  • Defective Products
  • Defective Airbags
  • Defective Automobiles
  • Defective Children’s Toys
  • Defective Household Appliances
  • Defective Infant Seats
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Defective Tires
  • Defective Tools and Machinery
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  • EUO No Shows
  • Failure to Pay Benefits
  • Failure to Pay Interest
  • IME Cut-Off
  • Licensure Issues
  • Misapplied Deductible
  • Material Misrepresentation
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  • Denied Claims
  • Undervalued Claims
  • Withdrawn Claims
  • Hurricane
  • Tornado
  • Lightning
  • Windstorm
  • Sinkhole
  • Hidden Pipe Leak
  • Plumbing Burst
  • Falling Trees
  • Flood
  • Roof Leak
  • Fire
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Mold
  • Floor Damage
  • Condominium Damage
  • Bad Faith
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  • Daycare Abuse and Neglect
  • Negligent Security
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Workplace Accidents
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Our law office has significant experience litigating a myriad of personal injury and property insurance claims.