Miami Personal Injury Lawyer


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Have You Been Injured in a Miami- Dade County  Auto, Truck, Motorcycle Accident?
Have You Been Injured In a Slip and Fall?

Do You Need A Miami Lawyer For A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The law office of J. Scott Gunn P.A and their entire Miami personal injury team is here to help you.   We have a  track record of success.  with Dade County accidents and injuries  resulting  from auto accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, pedestrian injuries, dangerous products, poor security, motorcycle accidents, or construction site accidents. Whatever the injury, Miami personal injury lawyer, J Scott Gunn is here to help you.

The Miami  accident and Injury lawyers at J Scott Gunn PA and his entire injury team  have been helping people injured in auto accidents and slip and fall accidents in The Greater Miami area  for years.  They stand by their long history of compassion, integrity, and tenacity in bringing justice for the Dade County injured.

The personal injury lawyers at J Scott Gunn PA understand the devastating impact that an auto accident injury can have on you and your family. When a loved one is injured in a car accident and medical bills are piling up, the stress can become unbearable. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help. We have successfully handled hundreds of Miami/ Dade personal injury claims and helped hundreds of families.

Our Accident and Injury Lawyers have handled hundreds of :

Auto Accidents
Slip and Fall Lawsuits
Bicycle Accidents
Premises liability
Pedestrian Accidents
Airport Slip and Falls
Auto Accidents
Airplane Injuries
Shopping Center Accidents
Bus Accidents
Parking Lot Accidents
Wrongful Death Claims
Motorcycle Accidents
Truck Accidents
Injured children

We have  the  personal injury, car accidents and product liability injury claims experience you can count on. We  understand the need for detailed review of the  aspects of each accident and injury. We know you will need support, guidance and help to deal with insurance companies. We will handle your Miami injury  case with compassion, concern, and the absolute conviction that no one should go without compensation for loss of a loved one or a catastrophic injury.

Boca Raton Injury Lawyers | Delray Beach Auto Accident Attorneys

Boca Raton Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Get a car accident attorney for Boca Raton and the nearby cities of Delray Beach, and Deerfield Beach.

Car Accident Attorneys in Boca Raton, Delray Beach Florida

Driving on the I-95 stretch from Deerfield Beach to Boynton Beach can be very dangerous with numerous accidents on a daily basis. Secondly, the 2-mile Delray Beach section of A1A is one of the more dangerous roads for  bicycle crashes.

Boca Raton and Delray Beach Car accidents are a major cause of personal injury and wrongful death in Palm Beach County and the rest of the United States.

If you have been injured in a Boca Raton or Delray Beach  car accident you may be able to  receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering if you were not cited as being at fault for the accident.

J Scott Gunn, a local car wreck lawyer, knows  that a car  accident- injury can change a victims’ life . Survivors of serious automobile accidents in Boca Raton and Delray Beach  live with debilitating injuries, sometimes leading to permanent disabilities. These injuries change the victims’ own lives, making it harder or impossible to work and do the things they used to enjoy. They also change the lives of family members who watch their loved ones struggle.   In cases of wrongful death in Boca Raton, family members must learn to live with a sudden loss.

J Scott Gunn represents clients in Boca Raton, Delray  Beach, and thru-out South Palm Beach County  Florida. The entire personal injury legal team focuses on helping injured people seek justice and financial compensation after an injury that was no fault of their own. This includes victims of accidents involving cars, trucks, semis, motorcycles and more. We have years of experience as Boca Raton  personal injury attorneys.  We understand Florida  injury law, and we understand the medical and personal struggles that injured people typically face. We take pride in giving our clients personal service, and we offer free case evaluations to potential clients. To set one up, call us toll-free at 1-866-286-4530 or send a message online to our Boca Raton and Delray Beach   auto accident attorneys.

Boca Raton Injury Resources

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
www.brrh.com
800 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 955-7100
Boca Raton Hospital
www.brrh.com
632 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 393-8852

Delray Beach Injury Resources

Bethesda Women’s Health Services
www.bethesdaweb.com
3800 South Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL
(561) 374-5000

Delray Community Hospital
1065 Southwest 15th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 266-1042

Delray Medical Center
www.delraymedicalctr.com
5352 Linton Boulevard
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 498-4440

Okeechobee, Ft Pierce, Stuart, Belle Glade Injury Lawyers

Injured In An Accident In: Port Saint Lucie, FL Fort Pierce, FL Palm City, FL Stuart, FL Jensen Beach, FL Vero Beach, FL Belle Glade, Sebring,  Hobe Sound,  Sebastian,  Avon Park, Jupiter, FL?

Get A Personal Injury Lawyer Now

As personal injury attorneys, we focus our injury law practice on all cases in which injuries were caused by the fault of another regardless of where it may occur. Although we are Ft Lauderdale based personal injury lawyers, we travel throughout the state of Florida representing individuals injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, as well as many other injury cases resulting in: Catastrophic Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and  Wrongful Death.

Our dedicated team of Florida  personal injury attorneys is proud of the results we have been able to deliver on catastrophic  personal injury cases. We find it especially satisfying to bring  justice to our injured  clients so that they have a sense of resolution and can  forward  to concentrating on  recovery. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident  contact us.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm  Focus

Automobile Accidents,
Construction Site Injury,
Daycare Injuries and Child  Abuse,
Drowning Accidents,
Motorcycle Accidents,
Negligent Security,
Nursing Home Abuse,
Product Liability Cases ,
Spinal Cord Injuries,
Traumatic Brain Injuries,
Trucking Accidents,
Wrongful Death Claims

Speak to An Injury Lawyer With Over 20 Years Experience

When you hire J Scott Gunn P.A  as your Local personal injury attorney, you get:  experience, attention to detail, tenacity and compassion.

The Okeechobee, Belle Glade, and Stuart  accident lawyers with J Scott Gunn P.A  understand the serious obstacles and significant difficulties you may face following a catastrophic injury  . Recovering from the trauma of a crash and  injuries is hard enough without handling matters with your insurance company and filing a claim. Our experienced Port St Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach, Okeechobee  injury legal team handles each case with compassion and dedication, and will work to get you winning results.

Pompano Beach Injury Lawyers

Injured In An Auto Accident In Pompano Beach?

Need a Pompano Beach Personal Injury Lawyer?

J Scott Gunn  P.A is a  Pompano Beach personal injury law firm with  over 20 years years of  experience working for injured Pompano Beach,  Coconut Creek, FL; Lighthouse Point, FL;  Oakland Park, FL;  Margate, FL;  Wilton Manors, FL; Deerfield Beach, FL; North Lauderdale, FL; Lauderdale Lakes, FL; Sunrise, FL; Tamarac, FL;  Fort Lauderdale, FL; and  Parkland, FL  clients. Our Pompano Beach  Car Accident Lawyers   deal with soft tissue as well as  serious automobile, SUV, 18-wheeler accidents  and injury cases. We are experienced   accident, injury or death from vehicle accident attorneys.:

Auto Accidents – Truck Wreck Cases,
Motorcycle / Vehicle Accidents,
Drunk Driver Accidents,
Slip and Falls,
Automotive Defect Accidents,
Spinal Cord/ Brain Injury,
Truck Accidents

You Can Expect Prompt, Personal Service by Our  Pompano Beach Personal Injury Legal Team

We are client-focused Pompano Beach/ Ft Lauderdale  personal injury attorneys. At our first meeting you will find out that our injury  team gives prompt, personal attention to you. We will review in depth the circumstances that led to your  injury.   We understand your concerns about obtaining just compensation.   We fully commit our  professional and financial resources to achieving just compensation that will alleviate the financial and emotional burdens negligence or intentional wrongdoing have caused you. It is important to us that you and your family  fully understand the legal options available and the process for resolving your  particular case. We listen first, then we advise and guide injured Floridians.  Our clients benefit not only from  our over 20 years of personal injury litigation experience but, also from a  skilled legal  injury team  dedicated to helping you obtain just compensation.

Florida Pedestrians Hit By A Car Lawyer

Can I Sue For My Injuries If I am A Pedestrian Hit By A Car?

Your legal rights and duties as a pedestrian are in the Florida  Motor Vehicle and Traffic Safety Code.
Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
316.130 Pedestrians; traffic regulations.—
(1) A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device specifically applicable to the pedestrian unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
(2) Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections as provided in s. 316.075, but at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter.
(3) Where sidewalks are provided, no pedestrian shall, unless required by other circumstances, walk along and upon the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic.
(4) Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the shoulder on the left side of the roadway in relation to the pedestrian’s direction of travel, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
(5) No person shall stand in the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
(6) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.
(7)(a) The driver of a vehicle at an intersection that has a traffic control signal in place shall stop before entering the crosswalk and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian, with a permitted signal, to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(b) The driver of a vehicle at any crosswalk where signage so indicates shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(c) When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation and there is no signage indicating otherwise, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(8) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
(9) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
(10) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(11) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
(12) No pedestrian shall, except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb.
(13) Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.
(14) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices, and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
(15) Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person.
(16) No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate, or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given. No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
(17) No pedestrian may jump or dive from a publicly owned bridge. Nothing in this provision requires the state or any political subdivision of the state to post signs notifying the public of this provision. The failure to post a sign may not be construed by any court to create liability on the part of the state or any of its political subdivisions for injuries sustained as a result of jumping or diving from a bridge in violation of this subsection.
(18) No pedestrian shall walk upon a limited access facility or a ramp connecting a limited access facility to any other street or highway; however, this subsection does not apply to maintenance personnel of any governmental subdivision.
(19) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable pursuant to chapter 318 as either a pedestrian violation or, if the infraction resulted from the operation of a vehicle, as a moving violation.

We Have Filed Lawsuits For Pedestrian Accidents Caused by  The Vehicle Driver Such As

Failure to yield to a pedestrian
Failing to obey the posted speed limit
Distractions such as cell phone and texting, eating, putting on makeup, and listening to music
Intoxication
Car equipment failure
Poorly maintained roads

We Have Filed Claims For the Following  Injuries:

Brain concussions, brain swelling, hemorrhages, and hematomas
Lacerations, contusions, and abrasions on the hands and face
Spinal cord injuries, Torn and sprained ligaments, fractures to the tibia, fibula and femur (leg bones), ribs, arms, hip and pelvis.
What  Should I  Do If I Am  An Injured Pedestrian

  • Call EMS
    First, get medical attention
  • Second call a police officer to the scene of the accident  to fill out a complete   report
  • Get the names of any witnesses and phone numbers
  • Contact the motorist’s insurance company, report the accident, and file your claim.
  • Speak to a pedestrian injury attorney

 

 

 

 

Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys

Do You Need An Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer?

The Accident Attorney & Injury Lawyers Of J Scott Gunn P.A. can help you if you have been injured in Orlando, Winter Park, Winterhaven, Kissimmee, Ocala, Atlamonte Springs, Deland, Melbourne,  Daytona Beach or anyplace in central Florida.
J Scott Gunn P.A  has been fighting for injured victims’ rights for over 20 years.  Over  the years,  they have come to be known in the local community as a trusted and experienced personal injury  legal team.

Experienced Orlando  Legal Representation
We focus on each client’s injuries and how we can get them back to living again.

We are experienced with all

personal injuries,
car accidents,
truck accidents,
wrongful death,
medical malpractice,
motorcycle accidents,
slip and falls and most  accident, injury and wrongful death claims.
We have helped 100’s of  injured victims just like you get the maximum amount of compensation they’re owed.

Get Orlando  Legal Help Today!
If you’ve been injured  we want to put our knowledge of the law to work for you, today. Give us a call right now.

Ft Lauderdale Wrongful Death Attorney

Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale

When a death is caused by someone else’s negligent action, the law calls it a wrongful death. Because a wrongful death in Fort Lauderdale is caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, it’s typically an unexpected, accidental death. This is very hard on the family members left behind. Not only are they shocked and grieving about the death itself, but they’re often upset and angry with the person or manufacturer responsible for the wrongful death of their loved one. Our Fort Lauderdale wrongful death/personal injury attorneys represent these clients when they choose to pursue lawsuits against the responsible parties.

Because a wrongful death is always caused by someone else’s negligence, nearly any situation that would give rise to a personal injury claim can also give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit. The Fort Lauderdale injury lawyers at J. Scott Gunn, P.A., handle wrongful deaths of all kinds, including deaths caused by:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Premises liability, including negligent security and swimming pool drowning cases
  • Abuse and negligence a nursing home
  • 18 Wheel trick accidents
  • Highway construction sites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pedestrians hit by a car
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Airport accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic accidents

Our wrongful death attorneys in Fort Lauderdale know that no lawsuit can bring back someone who was taken too soon. But we believe a wrongful death lawsuit can help families struggling with the financial and personal consequences of a death they never had time to plan for. Any death in the family means funeral expenses and time off work; it often also involves medical bills for care before the death. In addition, if the family lost a wage-earner, it has lost that person’s income for good, even as these other bills start to arrive. By pursuing a wrongful death case, families can provide for themselves and pass on these costs to the parties whose negligence caused the death under the Florida wrongful death statute.

Florida law allows immediate family members of a wrongfully killed person to pursue a wrongful death claim. This includes any surviving spouse; any minor children; the parents of a minor child; and anyone else who relied on the person for financial support. Adult children of deceased parents and parents of deceased adult children may also be eligible to sue if there is no other survivor. This can be complicated, with some survivors entitled to different recoveries than others, so it’s always best to get in touch with an experienced Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyer as soon as you begin thinking about pursuing a claim.

In order to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, survivors of the diseased must establish an estate in the State of Florida. The estate is the legal entity that initiates any claim or pursues a Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the statutory survivors as outlined by Florida law. The person in charge of the probate estate is called the personal representative, and it is that personal representative who must pursue the wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, in the name of the estate. Many times, law firms  representing individuals in wrongful death law suits are unable to provide clients with the necessary legal services to establish an estate for a wrongful death claim. The Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyers at our law offices are able to take care of the establishment of the estate as well as pursue the litigation in the name of the estate. Typically, there is no fee to initiate this process, which is a necessary prerequisite to pursue any type of wrongful death claim. This, among other factors, distinguishes our law firm from other Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Attorneys who send these  types of difficult cases  to outside law firms.

A wrongful death lawsuit is emotionally and legally complex, requiring attorneys to carefully calculate the financial losses to the family over a lifetime of lost wages and missing care and companionship. That’s why families considering a wrongful death lawsuit  should call the experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at J. Scott Gunn, P.A. We have years of experience representing people who have suffered very serious losses because of someone else’s negligence, so we understand how to hold wrongdoers legally accountable. We also understand that our clients are going through a tough time, so we make sure to treat them with respect and sympathy and keep them well informed while aggressively pursuing fair, complete compensation.

If your family has suffered a wrongful death in Fort Lauderdale, call our Fort Lauderdale  lawyers at J. Scott Gunn, P.A., for a free, confidential case evaluation. You can send us a message online or call us.

Florida Vaginal Mesh

Florida Transvaginal Mesh Complications

If you have been injured by defective vaginal mesh and are experiencing pain, infections, bladder or urinary problems, or other serious side effects due to a vaginal mesh surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Talk to a Fort Lauderdale  defective vaginal mesh lawyer at J. Scott Gunn, P.A. as soon as you are able to protect your legal rights.

If you’re a woman who was implanted with transvaginal surgical mesh after being diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and you’ve experienced pain or other significant side effects, you are not alone. Thousands of surgical mesh related complications have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration. And those are just the documented cases. It’s very likely that many more thousands, if not tens of thousands, of women have suffered from issues related to their transvaginal mesh.

Nature of the Procedure and After-Effects

Physicians and surgeons use vaginal mesh to strengthen tissue that’s been injured or weakened due to variety of insults, including both physical and metabolic damage. Vaginal mesh can provide support and help with recovery from a variety of conditions. Unfortunately, this procedure’s side effects are both numerous and potentially life endangering,

Documented Side Effects Have Included:

  • Damage and scarring to the vagina itself
  • Erosion of the tissue exposed to the mesh
  • Irritation and inflammation
  • Perforation of blood vessels, bladder, and other organs during or after the surgery
  • Dyspareunia- severe pain during intercourse
  • Sepsis
  • Infection
  • Vaginal fistulas
  • Loss of blood
  • Psychological damage
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Shrinkage (a.k.a contraction)
  • One study conducted by the Jounal of Obstetrics and Gynocology found more than 15% of women who got a mesh implant for POP suffered erosion of the material within a year

Many women who have had to manage the consequences of transvaginal mesh side effects have had to undergo two or more surgeries. And often, the outcome of these surgeries is less than ideal. In certain cases, even after the mesh has been removed, the patients still suffer from pain and chronic damage. The emotional damage done to relationships can be even more devastating than the physical harm itself.

FDA Involvement – New Recommendations for POP and SUI Treatment

After the “first wave” of disturbing reports about defective transvaginal mesh grabbed the FDA’s attention in 2008, the agency received nearly 3,000 additional reports of serious side effects related to the transvaginal mesh procedure. Most of these patients had been treated for SUI and POP. Several women actually passed away due to their complications.

Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Bard
  • American Medical Systems
  • Boston Scientific

After meeting in September 2011 to review the literature on the subject, the FDA altered its recommendations. In an official statement, the organization recommended that pelvic organ prolapse surgeons “carefully consider all other treatment options” before using the defective vaginal mesh.

If You or Someone You Love Has Been Hurt Injured by Vaginal Mesh

The team here at J. Scott Gunn, P.A., has extensive experience dealing with transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We’ve built a reputation for success, for compassion, and for treating our clients with dignity and respect. If you’ve had to endure the agony of transvaginal mesh side effects – an agony that’s difficult for anyone who has not experienced it to understand – please connect with J. Scott Gunn, P.A.’s injury attorneys now for a free consultation about your potential legal options.

We are currently only accepting vaginal mesh cases in the state of Florida that has a 4 year statute of limitations

South Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Injured In A Trucking Accident?

Need a Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Belle Glade, Pahokee, West Palm Beach, Port St Lucie, Kissimmee, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville truck accident lawyer?

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, the damage is usually significant to the auto and the occupants. Hiring an experienced truck accident lawyer, may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. The lawyers at J Scott Gunn, PA are experienced truck accident attorneys and will treat you like family and not just another client.

Experience and Resources to Establish Your Truck Crash Claim

In holding negligent truck drivers accountable, we review all records related to your medical condition and the responsible party’s driving record. We employ a network of experts to investigate the accident scene, reconstruct the tragic events, and analyze the data from the truck’s black box. Truck driving cases are complex, but we are equipped to provide a high level of representation.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

You do not have to retain a firm in Florida if the accident
occurs in Florida. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck
accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained
because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto
occupants may live in Florida, the truck company is from a state other than
Florida. You need truck accident lawyers that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstruction specialist.
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration,
    pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence.
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case.
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

 

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver
turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and
manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things can result in negligent driving. This is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks – Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving – Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Bus, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The amount of cash settlements in commercial truck cases, are potentially much larger than auto only accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Florida state minimum limits. When there are commercial vehicles such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Contact us online or call us at 954-462-1323 to schedule your initial consultation with Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer J. Scott Gunn, P.A.  so that you can learn more about your rights and options.

Premises Liability Lawyers-Slip And Fall Attorneys

Premises Liability- Slip And Fall Injury in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Attorneys

A slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale may sound minor, but it can have serious consequences. A fall onto a hard surface or from a great height can cause brain damage, paralysis or even death. Even a less serious slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale can leave its victim injured and unable to work for weeks or months. When this kind of injury takes place on someone else’s property, due to that person’s carelessness, victims have the right to hold them legally responsible with the help of a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney.

Premises liability is the legal term describing cases holding property owners responsible for accidents created by dangerous conditions on their properties. For example, if a grocery store in Fort Lauderdale fails to clean up a spilled bottle of oil, and a customer slips and falls, that customer could file a lawsuit with help of a Fort Lauderdale premises liability attorney. This lawsuit would hold the grocery company legally responsible for the results of failing to address the dangerous condition on its property, including the customer’s injuries as well as medical bills and other costs.

In a situation like this, the property owner has a reasonable amount of time to handle the spill before it can be held liable, and of course, visitors must still take reasonable care about where they step. But by making property owners responsible for injuries resulting from an accident, the legal system gives them a reason to quickly clean up or warn about hazards. Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm handles all accident injuries in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas caused by a variety of hazards, including:

  • Debris left in walkways
  • Uneven floors, or holes and cracks in the floor
  • Staircases, balconies and landings without guardrails
  • Construction hazards without adequate warning
  • Swimming pools without legally required safety gates
  • Clear risks of violent crime

Premises liability in Fort Lauderdale applies to anyone who is invited onto property, including customers or clients at a business and citizens using public facilities like parks. It generally does not apply to trespassers. Our Fort Lauderdale slip and fall attorneys can handle cases involving injuries at any type of property, including:

  • Single-family homes
  • Apartment buildings
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Government properties, including sidewalks

If you were injured in Fort Lauderdale by dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, don’t wait to contact the experienced premises liability attorneys in Fort Lauderdale at J. Scott Gunn, P.A. Time is important in these cases, because preserving the evidence is crucial for proving your case later. When our Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyers take new cases, we always start with a thorough investigation of the accident and the circumstances behind it. This allows us to bring a strong case to the negotiating table or, if we aren’t offered a fair settlement, to a court of law.

The Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury law firm of J. Scott Gunn, P.A., offers free consultations to potential clients. To set up a meeting with our personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, call us toll-free at 1-866-285-4530 or send us a message through our website.