At Kaiser Romanello, P.A., we understand that life can take unexpected and challenging turns. Accidents happen and injuries occur, and the aftermath can overwhelm you.
That’s where we come in. We are a dedicated and compassionate personal injury law firm committed to providing unwavering support and legal representation when you need it most.
With a relentless pursuit of justice and a proven track record of success, our team of Coral Springs personal injury lawyers is here to guide you through the complex legal landscape of personal injury cases.
Whether an automobile accident, slip and fall, or medical malpractice injured you, we are your trusted advocates, ready to fight for your rights.
Table of Contents
- Why Choose Kaiser Romanello, P.A. for Your Personal Injury Case?
- Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Should I Take the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer?
- What Compensation is Available in a Personal Injury Claim?
- Do I have a Personal Injury Case?
- What if I’m Partly to Blame for My Injuries?
- Is there a Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
- How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help with My Claim?
- Contact a Coral Springs Personal Injury Lawyer at Kaiser Romanello, P.A. Today
Why Choose Kaiser Romanello, P.A. for Your Personal Injury Case?
Steven J. Romanello and Lorne Kaiser established Kaiser Romanello, P.A., law firm to provide injured South Floridians with fierce legal representation. Through the years, we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements against some of the largest corporations in the world. The legal team at Kaiser Romanello, P.A., is fearless in fighting for justice.
Contact Kaiser Romanello, P.A., for your free consultation. Share your story and hear how our personal injury lawyers can help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Coral Springs is one of the safer cities in Florida, but it is not immune to accidents due to someone else’s negligence. Motor vehicle crashes are familiar sights along Sample Road at Riverside Drive, University Drive, and NW 62nd Street, with over 4,000 car and truck accidents occurring annually. According to the latest City Data, eight people died in car accidents each year for the past two years — double the number from previous years.
Traffic accidents are just one source of personal injury that Coral Springs residents face.
Here are some common personal injury cases we handle at Kaiser Romanello, P.A
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Boat accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
- Dog bite attacks
- Slip and fall injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
Personal injuries can occur in various situations and lead to various types of harm, including bodily injuries, emotional distress, property damage, and financial losses. Florida law allows personal injury victims to file lawsuits seeking compensation from the at-fault party for their accident-related medical bills and other damages.
Should I Take the Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer?
If you or a family member suffered injuries in an accident or incident caused by another person’s negligence, you may need medical treatments, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, medication, and a long recovery time.
An accident can take a physical and emotional toll on the entire family. But it can also affect your family’s finances. Medical bills can add up quickly, especially if the injured person cannot work and contribute to the household. It seems like a huge relief when the insurance company offers compensation to settle your claim.
Before you accept any money from the insurance company, talk with a personal injury lawyer to determine your claim’s worth. Insurance companies are notorious for making minimal offers that don’t fully compensate accident victims for all the damages they are due.
By accepting an offer, you may sign away your right to pursue more compensation if your injuries require more extensive treatment or keep you from returning to work as quickly as you had planned. You deserve to be compensated for all your accident-related damages.
Contact a CoralSprings personal injury attorney with Kaiser Romanello, P.A., for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will evaluate your case, determine the value of your claim, and explain your legal options. If you choose to retain our legal services, you pay no money unless we recover compensation for you.
What Compensation is Available in a Personal Injury Claim?
Compensation in a personal injury case, also known as damages, is intended to provide financial relief to the injured party for the losses and suffering they have experienced due to another party’s negligence or wrongful actions. The specific compensation available can vary depending on the case and the laws in place.
However, compensation in a personal injury case typically falls into the following categories:
- Medical expenses: This includes reimbursement for past and future medical bills related to the injury, such as doctor visits, hospital stays, surgeries, prescription medications, rehabilitation, and therapy.
- Loss of earnings: If the injury has resulted in the victim missing work or cannot return to work, they may recover compensation for lost income and future earning potential.
- Pain and suffering: We can recover compensation for non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life.
- Property damage: If the injury damages the victim’s property, such as a vehicle in a car accident, compensation can pay to repair or replace it.
- Loss of consortium: In some cases, a spouse or family member may recover compensation for the loss of companionship and support due to the injury.
- Wrongful death damages: In cases where a personal injury leads to the victim’s death, the surviving family members may recover compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional suffering.
Do I have a Personal Injury Case?
Most personal injury lawsuits are based on negligence. So, for a personal injury claim to succeed, you must establish:
- Duty of care: First, we can determine if the other party owed you a duty of care. For instance, drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles safely, doctors must provide a standard of care, and property owners must maintain safe premises.
- Breach of duty: You also must show that the other party breached their duty of care. This means they failed to act reasonably or responsibly under the circumstances. For example, a driver may breach their duty by running a red light, a doctor by making a medical error, or a property owner by failing to fix a hazardous condition.
- Causation: You must establish a direct link between the breach of duty and your injuries. In other words, you must prove that the other party’s actions (or inactions) were the proximate cause of your injuries.
- Damages: To have a personal injury case, you must have suffered actual damages. These include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, or other measurable losses.
A personal injury lawyer can review the circumstances of your case to establish negligence on the part of the other party or parties.
What if I’m Partly to Blame for My Injuries?
Comparative negligence determines how to allocate damages when the plaintiff (injured party) and the defendant (alleged wrongdoer) share some degree of fault for a personal injury. It allows for a more equitable distribution of responsibility and compensation based on the level of negligence exhibited by each party.
In a Florida personal injury case, under this rule, the court or a jury will assess the actions and negligence of the plaintiff and the defendant to determine each party’s percentage of fault. This is typically expressed as a percentage.
Once fault percentages are determined, the total damages awarded to the plaintiff decrease by their percentage of fault. For example, if the plaintiff is 20 percent at fault, their final damages award will decrease by 20 percent.
Florida uses a modified comparative negligence rule with a 50 percent bar. Under this rule, a plaintiff can only recover damages if they are less than 50 percent responsible for the accident or injury. If the plaintiff is equally or more at fault than the defendant, they cannot recover damages.
Is there a Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
The deadline, or statute of limitations, for filing a personal injury claim in Florida against the responsible party is generally two years from the injury. If you fail to file your personal injury case within this deadline, you will lose your right to pursue compensation through the court.
Some exceptions to this deadline may shorten or lengthen the deadline. For example, in the case of wrongful death, the two-year statute of limitations clock doesn’t begin until the date of the accident victim’s death. Cases against government entities involving specific rules and shorter timeframes for providing notice of a claim. So, consult an attorney immediately after an accident resulting in injuries so you don’t miss any important filing dates.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help with My Claim?
A personal injury lawyer can navigate the complex legal process and maximize your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Here are some ways in which a personal injury lawyer from Kaiser Romanello, P.A. can assist with your case:
Our personal injury lawyers deeply understand the legal principles and regulations that apply to your case. We can assess the merits of your case and advise you on whether you have a valid claim.
Our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your injury. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, and consulting with experts to establish liability and damages.
Experience with Insurance Companies
Our personal injury lawyers are familiar with insurance company tactics and can help you avoid common pitfalls, such as accepting a lowball settlement offer.
Our lawyers can help you determine the potential value of your case by assessing your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other economic and non-economic losses. We can also anticipate future expenses and losses related to your injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are skilled negotiators who can engage with insurance companies and the opposing party’s legal team on your behalf. We can work to secure a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your injuries.
If negotiations fail to yield a satisfactory outcome, your attorney can file a lawsuit and represent you in court. We will handle all aspects of the litigation process, including filing legal documents, conducting discovery, presenting evidence, and arguing your case before a judge and jury.
Our lawyers can develop a strategic approach to your case by considering the specific facts and circumstances. We will tailor our strategy to maximize your chances of success, whether through settlement or litigation.
Statute of Limitations Compliance
Personal injury cases are subject to statutes of limitations, which set a time limit for filing a lawsuit. A lawyer from our firm can file your case within the applicable timeframe to preserve your rights.
Contingency Fee Arrangement
Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you win your case. This can make legal representation more accessible to those who might not have the means to pay hourly legal fees upfront.
Dealing with a personal injury can be emotionally taxing. A lawyer from Kaiser Romanello, P.A. can provide guidance, support, and reassurance throughout the legal process, helping to alleviate some of the stress associated with your case.
Contact a Coral Springs Personal Injury Lawyer at Kaiser Romanello, P.A. Today
At Kaiser Romanello, P.A., we believe that everyone deserves fair compensation for their pain, suffering, and losses. Our mission is to stand by your side, offering a personalized approach to your case and tirelessly working to secure the compensation you deserve.
When you choose us, you’re choosing a team that will go the extra mile to protect your rights and help you rebuild your life.