Personal Injury: Things You Should Know as You Seek Representation for Your Accident
When a person is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, Florida law requires the person who caused the injury to be held accountable for damages caused by their conduct. Florida law allows for the injured party to recover money for the harms that flow from the accident, including past and future lost wages, medical bills, co-payments, and out-of-pocket expenses. Florida law also allows the person injured to recover compensation for physical and emotional pain, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, and aggravation of conditions that existed prior to the accident. With more than a decade of experience fighting some of the largest corporations and insurance companies in the world, lead trial attorney Eric Rosen has a proven track record of recovering damages for his clients. Insurance carriers and corporations keep track of an attorney’s record in handling cases. Many lawyers have a reputation for settling cases for less than what they are truly worth. It is important to research the law firm you intend to hire to confirm they have a track record of success because insurance carriers and corporations are doing the same.
Attorney Eric Rosen, from the Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm, Rosen Injury Law, P.A. has obtained over $100 million in verdicts for his clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases where he served as lead trial counsel. Mr. Rosen and his team have also secured millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. Mr. Rosen has been featured in the Daily Business Review, Law360, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America, and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation-only organization of trial lawyers with extensive courtroom experience.
The South Florida personal injury and wrongful death law firm Rosen Injury Law, P.A. provides the highest quality representation in all cases resulting in injury or death.
Car accidents are usually sudden and unexpected, and they may have a serious impact on a person’s life, especially if the accident results in an injury, or even worse, death. Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney Eric Rosen, from Rosen Injury Law, P.A., has extensive experience helping people in Florida recover money damages for their injuries from car accidents. In a recent case, Mr. Rosen represented a family who was rear-ended at a high rate of speed, resulting in catastrophic brain injuries to their baby who was in the back seat. After investigation, it was discovered that the driver worked for a multinational corporation as a salesman who would drive from store to store marketing and selling the company’s product. Evidence revealed that the driver was using his company-issued laptop computer at the time of the crash. Company documents also established drivers were not properly trained on driver safety rules and would use cell phones and computers while driving, resulting in a high number of car crashes. The company settled the case for a confidential amount just before the trial was about to start.
The average tractor-trailer weighs over 30,000 pounds, with the payload increasing that by approximately 45,000 pounds. That is 75,000 pounds compared to 4,000 to 5,000 pounds, the average weight of a car. Accidents involving a truck cause significant destruction, even at low speeds. Freeway collisions are particularly catastrophic when high speeds are involved. Trucking companies and drivers are held to a high standard of care, as well as regulations specific to the industry. If a truck company fails to comply with the guidelines and regulations, and such failure results in injuries or death, the company can be held liable under Florida law for the damages arising from the accident. If you have been in an accident with a truck, you should contact the personal injury law firm Rosen Injury Law, P.A. Early investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident, the time of accident, and following the accident is critical to preserve evidence that may be required in Court to prove your case.
One of the first cases that Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyer Eric Rosen handled involved an SUV that crashed into a motorcyclist here in South Florida, resulting in the tragic death of a young police officer and former United States Marine. Shortly after the crash, Mr. Rosen met with the surviving spouse of the motorcyclist to investigate all the details of the crash. He learned that both the police and the insurance carrier placed one hundred percent fault on the motorcyclist, concluding he ran a red light and crashed into the SUV, which was turning left at an intersection. Mr. Rosen went to the scene of the crash, located eyewitnesses, and uncovered a tape-recorded statement of the SUV driver that was recorded in a language other than English. Mr. Rosen hired an expert to translate the recorded statement, which neither the police nor the insurance carrier thought to do. The evidence turned out to be the smoking gun proving that the SUV driver turned in the intersection when the light had just turned yellow, which meant the motorcyclist had either a green or yellow light, and in turn, had the right of way. The case settled for the insurance carrier’s full policy limits within two months of Mr. Rosen being hired.
Drivers must obey all safety rules and drive their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner so as to avoid colliding with bicyclists and pedestrians. Rosen Injury Law, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale injury law firm, has experience in representing people injured in bicycle accidents. Founding attorney, Eric Rosen, has been successful in settling bicycle accidents both before and after a lawsuit is filed, and he also has experience in trying bicycle accidents to verdict. As the lead personal injury lawyer, Eric Rosen has experience in holding insurance carriers responsible for injuries by taking them to court and having a jury decide the case and render a verdict. In one bicycle accident case, the insurance carrier hired special counsel to defend a lawsuit brought by the parents of a teenage boy who was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in front of his house in a quiet neighborhood just outside Fort Lauderdale. The boy suffered neck and back injuries as well as several broken permanent teeth. The insurance carrier concluded the boy riding his bicycle was one hundred percent at fault for his injuries and offered a small amount of money to settle the case. Mr. Rosen disagreed with the insurance carrier’s view and took the case to trial, successfully winning a verdict for his client far in excess of what the insurance carrier was willing to offer before trial.
Injuries from a car hitting a pedestrian are very often catastrophic. The impact from a vehicle on the human body is severe and, in many circumstances, requires immediate hospitalization. If a person is injured due to a car striking their body, it is critically important to get to the hospital and be examined by a qualified physician. Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer Eric Rosen, from Rosen Injury Law, P.A., has experience in cases involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. In one case, the person struck by the car was hit at a relatively low speed. The impact was enough to knock the young lady to the ground, but did not result in any broken bones. When Mr. Rosen met with the young lady a couple weeks after the accident, she was still having pain in her leg, which appeared very swollen during the meeting. Although Mr. Rosen is not a doctor, his experience in personal injury cases and working with experts told him to instruct his client to seek immediate emergency medical attention. The client took Mr. Rosen’s advice and went to the hospital where imaging studies revealed a blood clot in her leg. The doctors told the client that the blood clot could have broken off and traveled through her body, resulting in life threatening and possibly fatal injuries.
If a product is unreasonably dangerous because of some type of manufacturing defect or design defect, and the defect causes harm, Florida law allows the person harmed to recover money damages from the manufacturer. There are many ways a product can have a manufacturing defect. For instance, a tire company may use substandard materials in the tires they are selling, which results in failure. Or the tire company fails to design the tire in such a way that, at high rates of speed, the tire comes apart. Each of these circumstances can lead to serious injury or death. Companies are held to be experts in their field and are required to design and manufacture products that are not unreasonably dangerous or defective. There is also the failure of companies to warn of dangers that the company knew, or should have known, existed in the product.
For decades, tobacco companies have designed cigarettes to create and sustain addiction. The cigarette companies add chemicals to cigarettes, control levels of nicotine in cigarettes, manipulate nicotine in cigarettes, and have been held liable time and time again for fraud and conspiracy and for selling defective and unreasonably dangerous products. The companies have historically targeted teenagers as the base of their business, knowing that if they can get them hooked, they will have a customer for life. If you or a loved one has suffered from lung cancer or laryngeal (throat) cancer, please contact Rosen Injury Law, P.A. for a free consultation.
Medical doctors are held to a higher standard of care than ordinary people due to their specialized training and experience. In other words, if a doctor fails to follow the certain standard of care, or safety rules, related to the care and treatment of their patient, and injuries result, the doctor may be held liable to the injured patient for financial compensation. While there are many great doctors out there, and we all rely on doctors for our own care and treatment, it is important to recognize that not all doctors are great. And even great doctors can have a lapse in judgment or fail to follow basic safety rules. Many doctors carry professional liability insurance, or medical malpractice insurance, to protect them if they accidently cause injury to their patient. Rosen Injury Law, P.A. handles medical malpractice cases and represents those who have suffered injuries when a doctor fails to follow the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe.
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No matter the accident, a personal injury lawyer from Rosen Injury Law will be there to protect your rights as you recover from injury or the death of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. Contact us today for a free consultation.