A personal injury case may arise when injury is suffered and damages incurred due to the negligence of another. The classic personal injury case involves a car accident where the driver of one vehicle is hit and injured by the driver of another vehicle due to negligent conduct, such as running a stop sign, running a red light or making an illegal left turn. Naturally, injuries resulting through the fault of another deserve to be compensated.
Victims of negligence must fight to be reimbursed for their bodily injury, pain, suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. While a small percentage of personal injury claims, such as automobile accidents, are actually tried in court it is critical to be thoroughly prepared for this possibility. As experts in trial litigation, Velasquez Dolan make it their mission to prepare every case as if it will ultimately proceed to trial. It is our belief that this level of preparation is vital to success by either negotiated settlement or jury verdict.
A legal cause of action for wrongful death may exist when a person dies from the negligence of another. Such a situation may arise in a number of different contexts including, but not limited, to automobile accidents, machinery accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, aviation accidents, bicycle accidents, boat accidents, defective products, diving accidents, ATV accidents, motorcycle accidents or construction accidents.
The following are types of damages that are available under Florida law:
- Sorrow, mental anguish, and loss of solace, which includes loss of society, companionship, comfort or guidance suffered by the survivors/beneficiaries;
- Any reasonably expected loss of income of the decedent suffered by the survivors/beneficiaries, as well as the net accumulations of the decedent;
- Any reasonably expected loss of services, protection, care, and/or assistance which the decedent provided to the survivors/beneficiaries;
- Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the decedent incident to the injury resulting in death, prior to his or her death; and
- Reasonable funeral expenses.
Under the always difficult emotional circumstances associated with the wrongful death of a loved one, as realized through previously handled cases and personal experiences, the attorneys at Velasquez Dolan remain sensitive to the losses of our clients and vigorously help them recover to the fullest extent of the law under the facts and circumstances of each unique case.
Brain injuries, whether to an adult or child, are one of the most significant injuries that can occur. The attorneys at Velasquez Dolan are adept at assisting clients obtain the appropriate medical care for traumatic brain injuries, thus allowing them to recover as fully as possible from the significant and long lasting effects of these injuries. Our attorneys are bilingual and focus on meeting all of the needs of our clients who suffer traumatic brain injury.
A brain injury can be caused by direct force or trauma to the head. These types of injuries can occur from motor vehicle accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, bicycle accidents, sports accidents, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, assault and battery incidents, boating accidents, etc. Brain injury can also result from rapid acceleration and deceleration of the head and neck which often results from trauma associated with these and other types of accidents.
Slip and Fall Accidents
The injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident can be devastating. These injuries can be more severe than those suffered in an automobile accident. It is not uncommon for a fall to cause bone fractures, head trauma or torn ligaments. In most cases, slip and fall accidents are simply the result of a hazardous condition that has been ignored or overlooked by a property owner, a business, or its agents. Proving these conditions existed and that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, while doing little or nothing to remedy the dangerous condition, is often the most difficult part.
In any kind of premises liability case, it is important to contact a lawyer immediately in order to conduct a professional investigation to allow a detailed preparation of the case and preserve evidence. Our attorneys have knowledge of the relevant local, state and federal building and safety codes and a strong understanding of the risk, hazard, and safety procedures for business and residential property. Our practice includes various accidents involving: Hotels, Malls, Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs, Retail Stores, Businesses, Private Residences, Government Buildings, etc.
Accident claims can arise from numerous settings including, but not limited to, bus accidents, boat accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, defective products, diving accidents, dog bites, electrical shock, machinery accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, sports accidents, swimming pool accidents, truck accidents and tractor-trailer accidents. We provide free consultations and evaluations at your convenience. We work on a contingency fee basis which means we do not charge you any attorney fees unless we recover monies on your behalf.