Florida Personal Injury Attorney

Fighting for Injury Victims in and around Broward County

If you’ve been injured through someone else’s negligence, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. After a car accident, a slip and fall on someone else’s property, a work injury or other jarring mishap, you have a lot to manage: pain, physical limitations, mounting medical bills, lost income, and more.

You may know that working with an experienced personal injury can take the pressure off, allowing you to focus on your recovery rather than negotiating with insurance companies, managing deadlines, and educating yourself about technical procedural requirements. But, choosing the right personal injury lawyer for you can be a bit more challenging.

Florida Personal Injury Claims

Florida personal injury claims are based in negligence. Legally, that means that:

  1. Another person or entity had a legal duty of care,
  2. The person or entity failed in that duty,
  3. The failure to fulfill that duty caused the injury, and
  4. The injured person sustained damages as a result
As the injured party, it is your responsibility to prove each of these elements in court. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. When you retain Brian Pabian to represent you in a personal injury case, he will:
  • Investigate your case and assemble evidence on your behalf
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Manage deadlines and procedural requirements
  • Identify, interview, and prepare witnesses
  • Retain and work with experts as needed to establish negligence
  • Work with experts as necessary to establish economic damages
  • Prepare and try your case before a jury, if that is in your best interest
You’ll be free to rest, recover, and rebuild while your attorney works toward securing the compensation you deserve.
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How Much is a Florida Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Damages in personal injury cases vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The seriousness of the injury
  • Whether the injured person shared responsibility for the injury
  • Actual monetary damages sustained, such as medical expenses and lost wages
  • Whether the injury is temporary or permanent
Other, less predictable factors play a role, too. For example, the court in which your case is tried, how sympathetic the injured party is, and even who sits on the jury can impact the award of damages. If a personal injury attorney tells you that he or she can guarantee a specific outcome or a minimum award, think twice about working with that attorney. Although an experienced personal injury attorney can give you a general idea of what to expect based on the factors in your case and how similar cases have been resolved, no one can promise you a particular outcome.

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Some of the most common damages awarded in Florida personal injury cases include:
  • Reimbursement for medical costs incurred
  • Projected future medical and rehabilitative costs
  • Compensation for income lost as a result of the injury
  • Projected future limitations on earnings
  • Pain and suffering
Your attorney can explain the possible damages available in more detail after you provide some information about the specifics of your case.

Deadlines in Florida Personal Injury Cases

Florida has one of the most generous statutes of limitations in the country. In most cases, a personal injury victim has up to four years to file a lawsuit for damages. Still, there are many good reasons to connect with a personal injury attorney right away. For example:
  • Certain types of claims, such as claims against some governmental entities, have much shorter deadlines or notice requirements
  • Innocent mistakes you make in the early days, before you are represented, can come back to hurt your case later
  • Witnesses memories fade over time, making their testimony less valuable to you
  • Evidence may be lost or destroyed with the passage of time