Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Lauderdale
Anyone injured in a vehicle accident has the right to legal help. You have the right to fair compensation for your injury. Whether someone injured you with a car, truck, boat, or motorcycle, Mark T. Stern can help you. Vehicle injuries inflict physical and mental pain on their victims, plus medical costs. If someone hurt you with a vehicle, you probably have an excellent chance of winning a case.
Personal injury lawyer Mark T. Stern has been practicing law since the early 2000s and is an expert in vehicle injury cases of all kinds. Personal injury victims are often unsure whether or not the accident was entirely the other person’s fault. If you are unsure, we can help you – there is a good chance that they are legally at fault.
File a claim sooner rather than later. There is a statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Florida, so it impossible to sue anyone for personal injury if the incident occurred too long ago.
Calling a lawyer sooner is better. Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney Mark T. Stern is an expert on Florida law and knows how to present a strong case.
Auto Accidents are among the most common causes of death in the United States and many other countries. Even non-fatal car crashes can lead to disability or serious but not permanent injury.
If someone injured you in a car crash recently, call a lawyer as soon as possible. Get a lawyer with plenty of experience in car accident cases. An experienced lawyer can lead you through the claims process right from the start.
The more serious your injuries are, the more money you can win. You have the right to compensation for lost income, pain and suffering, and lost opportunity. Unless you are at fault, you can sue for car accidents leading to severe injuries.
The trucking industry is responsible for countless accidents each year. Collisions between trucks and smaller vehicles kill thousands of people annually.
Truck drivers have to drive carefully and strictly obey all laws. If a trucker was doing anything illegal or dangerous, you might be able to sue the company.
You can sue the company if the driver was impaired (distracted, drunk, using drugs, angry, exhausted) or if the truck was carrying more weight than allowed. Mark T. Stern knows about trucking regulations in detail and can determine if the company did anything seriously wrong.
Motorcyclists are at more risk of accidental injury or death than people who use other vehicles. You can do many things to minimize the risk, but motorcycles are less safe than cars.
When a motorcyclist gets hurt, it is not always their fault. Many people hit motorcyclists with their cars. If a driver hit you when you were on a motorcycle, we can help you.
Mark T. Stern knows the law and can determine whose fault the crash was under the law. If the accident was partly your fault and partly the driver’s fault, you may still be able to win in court.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Suing someone who hits you when you are walking or on a bicycle is similar to suing someone who hits you while you are driving. You must prove that the driver had a “duty of care” to you and that the driver breached this duty.
In other words, you must prove that the driver was negligent. The driver was surely negligent if they were breaking a law that led to the accident. You can sue a driver if they hit you when disobeying a traffic law or driving while intoxicated.
You might also sue the municipality. Suing the city is uncommon, but if they neglected to trim a bush that prevented visibility, or in some other way are at fault, you might be able to sue them.
Negligent boat drivers and sailors also cause injuries. As for all other personal injury claims, you must prove negligence.
Sometimes, an accident was neither person’s fault under the law. If the other boat’s operator was violating safety rules, they were negligent. If they were not doing anything wrong, it might not be possible to sue them.
Motorboats are supposed to keep away from sailboats, so the law is biased against motorboats if one collides with the other. If a boat operator is moving quickly despite the fog, not using a GPS or charts, or neglecting safety precautions, you may be able to sue them. It is harder to sue if the accident occurred in an isolated area than in somewhere like a Marina.
If you are injured in an accident, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Mark T. Stern can evaluate your case and help you determine whether or not to pursue legal action. He is personally involved in every case.
Often, personal injury cases are associated with vehicle accidents. Still, they can also occur because of defective products, injuries that occurred on someone else’s property, negligence by a doctor or other professional, or as the result of an incident in the workplace. Any time you are injured in an event that was not your fault, it is a good idea to speak to Mark T. Stern about compensation that might be available to help you pay for medical costs, cover lost wages, and cope with pain and suffering.
In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as in most states, there is a statute of limitations restricting the amount of time you have to file a claim after you are injured. Time is of the essence and you should take action as quickly as possible.Regardless of what type of personal injury case you have, Mark T. Stern can help you. Again, the other party may be more at fault than you think. Give us a call today – a consultation is free.