Pembroke Pines Injury Attorneys
Unintentional injuries happen in Pembroke Pines every day—in car accidents on Pines Boulevard, falls at restaurants and shopping centers off Flamingo Road, and countless other incidents around the city. Many of those mishaps result from the dangerous, careless actions of someone other than the injured victim.
Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA can help those victims obtain financial compensation for their losses. We are an award-winning personal injury law firm serving clients throughout South Florida, including in Pembroke Pines and the greater area around it. Contact our Pembroke Pines personal injury lawyers to learn about your rights if you or someone you love got hurt in a preventable accident or incident.
Table of Contents
- How Dolman Law Group Can Help
- Your Rights After a Personal Injury in Pembroke Pines
- Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Contact a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Lawyer
- Frequently Asked Questions
We Get Results in Personal Injury Cases
Injured individuals hire Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA to get the money to pay for medical care, unplanned expenses, and other losses due to a preventable accident.
Although we cannot guarantee success for our clients, we take pride in our sterling track record of top-dollar results in personal injury cases, which include:
- $5 million for a client who suffered burns in a car accident;
- $3.85 million for a victim of a semi-truck accident who suffered a brain injury;
- $1 million for a motorcyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a crash;
- $300,000 for a client who fell in a restaurant parking lot and sustained injuries;
You may have the right to receive similar compensation for the injuries you sustained in a preventable accident in Pembroke Pines. Contact our team today to learn more.
Your Rights After a Personal Injury in Pembroke Pines
Florida law protects you when someone else’s wrongful actions inflict harm. Generally, you have the right to receive compensation from anyone whose careless, reckless, or intentional conduct leaves you injured. The law may also entitle you to obtain compensation from other parties with legal obligations to answer for the at-fault party’s wrongs.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our job is to get clients like you the money you need to recover and rebuild after a personal injury.
Although every case we handle differs, we can often secure compensation to help our clients pay for:
- Medical care needed to heal from injuries or to treat related health complications;
- Expenses resulting directly from the accident and the injuries our clients suffered;
- Lost wages from missing work and the value of vacation and sick leave used;
- Future income lost due to a disability; and
- Physical pain, emotional suffering, inconvenience, and loss of quality of life.
In some cases, we can also convince a Broward County or federal court to award injured individuals like you punitive damages, which punish an at-fault party’s intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
Contact the team at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today to learn about the potential compensation you might have the right to demand after suffering a personal injury in Pembroke Pines.
Contact a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Lawyer Today
You have potentially valuable rights to receive compensation for your injuries. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA knows how to get you paid. Contact us today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable legal professional to explore your rights and options.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA is a full-service personal injury law firm. We fight to win compensation for victims of many accidents and incidents, including those listed below. But no matter how you suffered injuries in Pembroke Pines—even if you don’t see what happened to you described here— we invite you to contact us and learn about how we can help you secure payment for your injuries.
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), more than 41,000 motor vehicle crashes happened in Broward County in one recent year. Most of those involved passenger cars, and more than half resulted in injuries or fatalities.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have years of experience fighting to hold the parties at fault for car accidents accountable to injured victims. Car accident cases represent a significant portion of our law practice, making us one of South Florida’s most well-respected and successful car accident injury firms.
Several thousand truck accidents happen in Broward County annually, according to Signal4 Analytics. Many result in severe or fatal injuries, especially when the crash involves a tractor-trailer, large box truck, or heavy construction vehicle.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, our team understands the complexities of investigating and pursuing damages for a large truck accident. We have the skills and resources to dig into the facts, identify the parties with a legal liability to injured victims, and hold them accountable for the widespread destruction and disruption a truck crash can cause.
Bikers in Pembroke Pines have the right under Florida law to use area roads the same as any other motorist. But as anyone who regularly rides in the Pines knows, the danger of an accident due to someone else’s carelessness remains ever-present. According to FLHSMV, 703 motorcycle crashes occurred in Broward County in a recent year, taking the lives of 39 riders and injuring most others.
The Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA team fights for bikers’ rights to the safe use of area roads. We go the distance to hold careless drivers and others accountable for putting riders in harm’s way.
Crossing a busy intersection or taking a stroll on a winding neighborhood street in Pembroke Pines should never endanger your life or health. But drivers here and throughout south Florida too often fail to exercise reasonable caution around pedestrians. FLHSMV data reflect that more than 1,000 pedestrian crashes happened in our area in one recent year, killing 76 innocent victims and severely injuring many more.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we believe in the principle that all pedestrian accidents are preventable and that injured pedestrians are rarely at-fault. We fight to get money for individuals who suffered injuries when a vehicle struck them and for families of victims tragically killed in pedestrian accidents.
Pembroke Pines residents, young and old, enjoy riding bikes for fun, exercise, and to get around. But though we tend to think of our streets as relatively safe, bicycle accidents happen with distressing regularity. FLHSMV reported more than 700 bicycle crashes involving motor vehicles in Broward County over a recent 12-month period, which led to 17 deaths and numerous devastating injuries.
We believe bicycle crashes, like pedestrian accidents, should never happen on the streets of Pembroke Pines. In our experience at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, bike accidents that cause death or injury to a rider most often occur because of someone else’s negligent or intentional actions. We advocate tirelessly to get compensation for the victims and their families.
Falls and Other Mishaps on Someone Else’s Property
Commercial, residential, and public property owners in Pembroke Pines owe you a duty to keep you safe from harm when you visit their premises. If an unreasonably dangerous property hazard that someone should have fixed or warned you about causes you to fall or otherwise suffer an injury, you likely have the right to demand compensation.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we hold property owners and others accountable for endangering the lives and health of their customers, tenants, and guests. Our team can secure payment for injuries suffered in, for example, falls, animal attacks, electrocutions, poisonings, and fires.
We trust in the safety and quality of the medicines we take and the household goods we use every day. But manufacturers don’t always deserve the faith we put in their products. Numerous widely used consumer and industrial products are suspected of causing severe health complications that put individuals at risk of permanent injury or death.
Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA possess the know-how and resources to hold manufacturers and distributors accountable for the harm done by their defective products.
Our team has the skill and experience to represent clients harmed by defective products such as:
- Cow-based baby formula;
- Toxic chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune;
- CPAP and BIPAP machines containing toxic polyurethane foam;
- The vision-damaging interstitial cystitis (IC) drug Elmiron;
- The possibly cancer-causing firefighting foam known as Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF);
- Asbestos that causes mesothelioma;
- The herbicide Paraquat, which may cause Parkinson’s disease;
- The weed killer Roundup, which may cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
- Baby powder and talcum powder, which may cause ovarian cancer.
No one who goes to a doctor or other healthcare professional in Pembroke Pines expects their health to worsen. But it happens, and more often than you might think. Medical errors, lapses in judgment, and outright recklessness too often lead to patients sustaining physical injuries, developing preventable health problems, or suffering from untreated conditions.
Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA represents patients who suffer harm at the hands of careless medical professionals and families of patients who died because they received substandard care. We encourage you to contact us today if you or someone you love experienced an adverse health outcome after receiving care from a doctor, nurse, therapist, pharmacist, or other healthcare providers in Pembroke Pines.
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How We Help Personal Injury Victims Like You
Hiring Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA to handle your personal injury case means having a team of award-winning advocates in your corner. Our attorneys and legal professionals commit their careers to investigating, planning, pursuing, and winning claims for compensation on behalf of personal injury victims like you.
The steps we may take on behalf of our clients vary based on our clients’ individual needs and priorities. But our team possesses the wherewithal to handle any task necessary in securing maximum compensation for an injured individual or grieving family.
- Investigate the circumstances of an accident or incident in Pembroke Pines that resulted in a personal injury;
- Identify all individuals, businesses, entities, and organizations who may have legal and financial liability to our injured client;
- Answer our clients’ questions about their rights and options for pursuing compensation;
- Advise our clients about how to make important decisions that may affect their health, future, or livelihood.
- Plan a strategy for securing the maximum payment for our client from the liable parties and their insurers;
- Prepare, file, and pursue claims for money damages on our clients’ behalf, often through insurance demands and formal lawsuits;
- Protect and advance our clients’ rights in dealings with insurance companies, official investigators, and the media;
- Negotiate with at-fault parties, their lawyers, and insurance representatives to achieve favorable settlements for our clients whenever possible;
- Appear in court to fight for our client’s rights and to prove their claims to a judge and jury at trial;
- Collect money due to our clients through settlements, judgments, or jury awards.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Pembroke Pines, call 833-552-7274
You Only Pay Us if We Win for You
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we understand the financial strain you face in the wake of a personal injury. Never worry about the expense of hiring a lawyer. We make sure you don’t need to.
We offer a free consultation to anyone in Pembroke Pines who has suffered an injury or loss because of someone else’s wrongful actions. This meeting with a knowledgeable legal professional is free-of-charge even if you decide not to hire us.
We also represent our clients on a contingent fee basis. That means that we do not charge you fees in advance or bill you by the hour for our work. You take no financial risk in hiring us to pursue damages for your injury. Instead, we only collect a fee in your case if we win for you and deliver results.
Contact a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury Attorney Today
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
The most reliable way to find out about your rights to compensation for a personal injury is to contact a skilled attorney, like a team member at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. The consultation is free and confidential and does not obligate you to us in any way.
Until we have the chance to speak, here is a basic rule of thumb to help you understand your potential rights. If you suffered any physical, emotional, or financial injury because of someone else’s wrongful decisions or actions, you may have a personal injury case. You don’t need to know for certain who was at fault or how their decisions or actions affected you. If you merely think that you got hurt in a way that someone reasonably could have and should have prevented, you may have a case and we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
It’s difficult to say without knowing the details of your situation. Every personal injury case has unique facts and circumstances that can affect its value.
- The severity of your injuries and their impact on your life;
- The strength of the evidence and legal arguments in your favor;
- The skill of the attorney you hire to represent you in your claim; and
- The at-fault party’s insurance or assets.
Upon reviewing your Pembroke Pines personal injury claim, a skilled lawyer from Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA can give you an initial assessment of the value of your case, with the understanding that the value may change as more facts and legal considerations arise. Contact us today to learn more.
How long does a personal injury case take?
This, too, depends on the unique details of your situation. We have handled personal injury cases that took as little as a few weeks, and others that have stretched out over several years.
Factors influencing the timeline of a personal injury matter typically include:
- The complexity of the facts and the availability of the evidence needed to evaluate them;
- The time it takes to obtain a reasonable prognosis for your injuries and the likelihood of healing from them;
- The number of parties with a legal and financial stake in your case, either as victims similar to you or as potentially liable parties;
- The volume of cases currently pending in the court where your case gets filed; and
- The willingness of the at-fault parties and their representatives to negotiate a settlement in good faith.
These factors lie mostly beyond your ability to control. But they all depend on one factor you control completely: how soon you contact a skilled personal injury lawyer for help. Reach out to Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA for your free consultation to begin exploring your rights and options today.
Someone I love died from accident-related injuries. What are my rights?
You may have rights under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act to demand compensation for your loss. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we have years of experience representing the spouses and families of individuals who died in tragic, preventable accidents throughout south Florida.
By pursuing a wrongful death action, our efforts can frequently secure compensation for:
- Loss of your loved one’s income, services, inheritance, and other financial support;
- Loss of your loved one’s companionship, guidance, instruction, and protection;
- Your pain and suffering due to the loss;
- Medical and other expenses related to the injury that caused your loved one’s passing;
- Funeral and burial expenses; and
- In some cases, punitive damages.
Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today to speak with a knowledgeable, compassionate legal professional about your rights as the survivor of someone who died in a fatal Pembroke Pines accident.
What compensation can I get if I got hurt in a work accident?
If you suffered injuries or fell ill because of an accident or dangerous condition related to your work in Pembroke Pines, you may recover several forms of compensation.
First, Florida law provides qualifying employees with workers’ compensation benefits. They may pay your reasonable and necessary medical expenses and replace some income you lost while out of work healing from your injury or illness. Workers’ comp may also pay for job retraining in certain cases. In a fatal work-related accident, workers’ compensation also pays death benefits.
Next, you may also have the right to take legal action against the party or parties at fault for your injuries (except, in most cases, your employer or a co-worker). For example, if you suffered injuries because of a dangerous defect in a tool you used on a construction site, you may have a claim against the manufacturer.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we can help injured Pembroke Pines workers secure compensation for their work-related injuries and illnesses. Contact us to learn how we might help you pursue or appeal a workers’ compensation claim and explore your rights to take action against an at-fault third party.
I’ve heard Florida is a no-fault state. What does that mean?
Florida has what is known as a no-fault auto insurance law. Anyone who registers a car or truck in the Sunshine State must purchase a minimum of $10,000 worth of personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. This coverage pays for your medical care and lost wages after a car or truck accident in Pembroke Pines, regardless of who caused the accident. You do not have to pursue a claim against the at-fault party to receive these benefits.
But many traffic accidents in Florida cause far more damage and destruction than $10,000 in PIP insurance can cover.
In those cases, the injured crash victim (or the survivors of a deceased victim) may have the right to sue the at-fault party for damages, if the victim suffered severe injuries such as:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function;
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement;
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement; or
- Fatal injuries.
No-fault insurance generally relates only to motor vehicle accidents that cause injuries to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Florida law excludes motorcyclists from no-fault insurance rules.
If you have questions about how no-fault insurance may affect your rights after an accident in Pembroke Pines, contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team.
Will my personal injury case go to trial?
It’s possible, but probably not. Most personal injury cases in Pembroke Pines settle out-of-court before trial. In the typical settlement, the injured individual receives payment from the at-fault party and/or that party’s insurer and in exchange releases those parties from further liability.
At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we settle our clients’ cases whenever we can do so on fair terms. But we also never take it for granted that a case will settle. Instead, we prepare our clients’ claims as if the case will end up in front of a judge and jury. That way, no matter what path the matter takes, we’re prepared to do what it takes to get the most favorable result possible.
Over the years, we have gained a reputation as a team of fierce, successful trial lawyers. This can pay dividends for our clients. Our track record of success in jury trials will sometimes pressure our opponents to settle rather than risk losing to us in a courtroom.
Can you guarantee you will get me results?
No, and neither can any other ethical lawyer. Do not trust any attorney who guarantees the outcome of your Pembroke Pines personal injury claim. Lawyers cannot predict how a claim will turn out.
As a team of experienced personal injury professionals, however, Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA can promise that our clients get a team that knows how to win and has the receipts to show for it. Our clients also benefit from our attention to detail, our passion for seeing justice done, and our years of experience fighting to right the wrongs of personal injuries.
Someone else’s insurance company offered to settle with me. Should I take the money?
It’s always up to you whether to agree to a settlement that someone offers. But in the situation you described, we would encourage you to exercise extreme caution. Most settlement offers made directly to personal injury victims like you severely undervalue the victims’ claims.
Insurance companies make unsolicited settlement offers to you directly because they hope to take advantage of your lack of familiarity with personal injury law. They want you to say yes to a settlement before you have a lawyer on your side because they know that once you have legal representation, they will likely have to pay you much more to resolve your claim.
So, we urge you not to give in to the understandable temptation to accept what seems like a lot of easy money. In virtually all Pembroke Pines personal injury cases, you can do far better by hiring an experienced attorney to negotiate with the at-fault party and its insurance company on your behalf. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we protect our clients against insurance company tactics and negotiate top-dollar settlements whenever possible.
I need money now to pay my expenses. How can you help me?
We understand the financial strain you face after suffering a personal injury in Pembroke Pines.
Here are some of the ways we can help:
- As explained, our services do not cost you a dime unless we win for you.
- We can plan and execute a legal strategy that aims to get you as much money as possible, as soon as possible.
- We can sometimes help you obtain forbearance from your creditors, such as by negotiating a letter of protection with your doctor that entitles your medical provider to a portion of any money we recover on your behalf.
Our goal at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA is to protect you as much as possible from the financial burdens inflicted on you by someone else’s wrongful actions. Contact us today to explore how we can help you during this difficult time.
Should I wait until I heal to call a lawyer?
No. Just the opposite, in fact. You should call a lawyer for help immediately after suffering a personal injury in Pembroke Pines. It’s never too soon to have a skilled legal professional in your corner, working to advance your rights and secure your future.
Here are just a few reasons why calling a lawyer today is the right thing to do:
- Defense lawyers and insurance companies will try to take advantage of you if you don’t have a lawyer by your side;
- You might need to meet tight deadlines for asserting your rights, and a lawyer can ensure you comply with them;
- Evidence favorable to your case might go missing or fade from witnesses’ memories if an attorney does not start collecting it immediately; and
- Judges and juries may assign a lower value to your claim if you wait to pursue it.