South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
Sustaining a serious personal injury as a result of another party’s negligence can be frustrating, stressful, and, of course, expensive. Medical bills pile up quickly when hospitalization is required, and, in many cases, extensive rehabilitation or modifications to the home may be required in order to allow you to live with your injury. If you have been injured and believe that it was due to a third party’s negligent actions or omissions, contact the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. to discuss your options. Our office is fully bilingual, and we have been handling Broward County Injuries and Palm Beach County Injuries for over a decade.
Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Protecting Clients Who Have Been Seriously Injured
In order to proceed with a personal injury lawsuit in Florida, the injuries sustained must meet a certain medical threshold designed to prevent cases involving minor injuries from causing congestion in the court system. The categories of injuries that meet this threshold are relatively vague, but our attorneys have significant experience in evaluating whether a client’s injuries are serious enough to warrant a lawsuit. The legal categories that meet the personal injury threshold in Florida are:
- Injuries that involve significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function.
- Injuries that are considered permanent within a reasonable degree of medical probability.
- Injuries that involve significant and permanent scarring or physical disfigurement.
While these categories may seem to only encompass the most serious personal injuries, courts regularly allow personal injury lawsuits to proceed in cases that involve broken bones, regardless of the probability that the injury will heal. A broken leg, for example, will significantly impair the injured party’s ability to walk for an extended period of time, and this can form the basis for a personal injury lawsuit, regardless of the fact that the bone will eventually heal.
Because of this threshold, a skilled attorney with substantial experience handling personal injury lawsuits can be key to ensuring that you recover compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have been nationally recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating Service as an AV-rated law firm, which is the highest possible rating a law firm can achieve. We have also been recognized by Super Lawyers and Top Latino Lawyers, and we are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Our skill and compassion have been widely recognized throughout Palm Beach County and Broward County, Florida, especially among injured parties who may be afraid to come forward because of their immigration status. We are here to help all members of our community fight for their rights to be fairly compensated for personal injuries caused by the actions of an at-fault party.
Attorneys Gonzalez & Cartwright Successfully Represent Clients in All Types of Personal Injury Cases
Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys have experience securing compensation for clients who have been injured in any number of different ways, including:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Premises Liability Claims
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Defective Products
- Construction Accidents
- Fire and Explosion Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
These types of accidents can result in serious personal injuries, which may significantly impair the injured party’s ability to work, socialize, participate in community events, and even move without pain. We have successfully fought for compensation in cases involving extremely serious injuries, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of limbs / amputation injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Wrongful death
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we pride ourselves on providing skilled legal representation to injured parties in our community. As active members of the community in South Florida ourselves, we identify with our clients and with the immigrant experience itself. We know how difficult it can be to seek out legal representation when you do not speak the language, or when you are afraid of how pursuing compensation for a serious personal injury could impact your immigration status. Our attorneys offer a safe and secure environment where we can discuss your case, regardless of immigration status or your ability to speak English perfectly.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Our Fort Lauderdale attorneys understand that your primary focus must be on recovering from a serious injury, and we are available to come to you in the hospital or at your home to discuss your case. We offer evening and weekend appointments, and we provide all of our clients with a free initial consultation to give you our straightforward opinion as to your chances of recovering compensation. Contact our office at 561-264-8344, or toll-free at 888-888-3903, to schedule an appointment today. You can also fill out this online form, and we will respond promptly. We have our main office located at 813 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460, as well as an office in Pompano Beach, Florida.
FAQ: What if I do not know who may be liable for my injury?
Our attorneys will investigate the case to determine whether a negligent party was liable for your injuries. In some cases, multiple parties may be held liable through Florida’s joint and several liability rules, which establish a system for determining who is liable for compensation when multiple parties contributed to the injury. Parties who are found to be less than 10 percent responsible will not have to pay compensation, while parties who are between 10 percent and 25 percent liable can be responsible for up to $500,000 in damages. If a person is between 25 percent and 50 percent liable, he or she can be responsible for up to $1 million in damages, and the party who was more than 50 percent liable may have to pay up to $2 million in damages.
FAQ: Where in South Florida do you handle personal injury cases?
We handle personal injury cases throughout all of South Florida including but not limited to:
- Palm Beach County Injuries
- Broward County Injuries
- Pompano Beach Injuries
- Lake Worth Injuries
- Boca Raton Injuries
- Delray Beach Injuries
- Fort Lauderdale Injuries
- Boynton Beach Injuries
- West Palm Beach Injuries
- Wellington Injuries
- Miramar Injuries
- Coral Springs Injuries
- Sunrise Injuries
- Plantation Injuries
- Jupiter Injuries
- Hollywood Injuries
- Pembroke Pines Injuries
FAQ: How does the court determine whether my injury is serious enough to warrant a personal injury claim?
Every case involves an analysis of the facts and circumstances. Bruises and sprains generally will not rise to the level of a serious personal injury, but a broken bone may. Further, different injuries impact some individuals differently, and this must be taken into account. If the injury falls within a gray area, it is especially important to gain the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to argue on your behalf.