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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Personal injury arises from the negligent, reckless or careless actions of another party. If you or your loved one is injured due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Our skilled personal injury attorneys will work diligently to obtain the full amount of compensation owed to their client.

There are two types of damages that may be awarded: compensatory damages and punitive damages.

Compensatory damages aim to put the victim in the same position they were prior to the injury. These include compensation for:

• Lost Wages • Medical Bills • Future Medical Expenses • Loss of Earning Capacity • Funeral Costs • Pain and Suffering • Loss of Consortium • Disfigurement or Personal Disability • Loss of Enjoyment of Life, ect.

Punitive damages aim to punish the defendant. Punitive damages are awarded when the court finds the defendant’s actions were outrageous, reckless or intentional.

Brown & Brown recognizes that accidents occur every day. It is our mission to ensure that the parties responsible for these accidents are held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured, our personal injury attorneys will determine if another party is liable for those injuries. To ensure maximum results, our personal injury lawyers prepare each case as if it is going to trial. Common Types of Personal Injury:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Dog Bites
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents

Injuries from Auto Accidents: Many drivers fail to drive with reasonable care causing car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, rollover accidents, and many other types of life-changing and all too often fatal car accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, then call a car accident lawyer at Brown & Brown to discuss whether you might be entitled to compensation.

Injuries from Truck Accidents: Corporations are in business to make money, and unfortunately, many cut corners to do so. All too often, unsafe trucks are placed on the road, with tired or unqualified truck drivers, who are asked to break safety regulations. Unfortunately, this corporate greed changes the lives of thousands of Florida drivers and their families every year. If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one in a truck accident, then contact a truck accident lawyer at Brown & Brown to talk about your rights.

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall: A property owner’s failure to maintain his premises in reasonably safe condition or to otherwise protect a patron or tenant from harm, including falls, physical attack, sexually battery, rape, or other injury might give rise to a case for negligence. At Brown & Brown, we have experienced lawyers ready to handle your premises liability case. Call us at 224-2800 today to talk to a premises liability lawyer about your case.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse: We place our loved ones in nursing homes or other types of long term care facilities because they need special care. We entrust these places and their staff with the lives of people who are important to us, and our laws protect our loved ones from abuse or negligence while they are there. Unfortunately, statistics show that abuse and negligence can happen at nursing homes, and it can be a horrifying experience for your loved one.

Like Medical Malpractice, the staff at nursing homes must provide a standard of care to all its residents. If your loved one is harmed because that standard of care is not provided, we can help. You do not and should not have to find justice by yourself. If you or your loved one has been harmed while living in a nursing home or similar facility, it’s time to call Brown & Brown.

Medical Malpractice: You put your trust in medical professionals when you go to them in need. Medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians or hospital staff are required by law to provide a standard of care for you. If you are harmed because a medical professional doesn’t provide that standard of care, that’s when you should contact Brown & Brown.

It’s important to note that about 100,000 people are estimated to die each year due to hospital mistakes alone. At Brown & Brown, we don’t want you to be just another number.

Abuse of Children in Foster Care

Protecting the needs and rights of society’s most vulnerable citizens is a core mission of Brown and Brown Attorneys at Law, P.A. Our firm provides for the unique representation of children, the developmentally disabled, the mentally ill, and other persons damaged in foster care or adult institutions. We are able to protect those injured as a result of the negligence, the violations of civil rights, and of statutes designed to protect these vulnerable persons. When children or other persons in the care of the state or private providers have suffered injuries, our unique approaches have led to the recovery of damage awards on their behalf.

Premise Liability Law:

Premises liability law is the body of law which makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises. It refers to the duty that the owner of property has to the people who are on that property.

Premises liability law claims arise in many situations. Poorly or negligently maintained premises, uneven or wet floors, falling merchandise, broken or improperly repaired sidewalks, liquid or debris on the floor, cracked or broken steps, swimming pool accidents, cords or wires that pose a tripping hazard, and broken or ineffective guard or hand railings are all examples of potential premises liability claims. Accidents can happen at work, or at restaurants, warehouses, retailers, shopping malls, hospitals, office buildings, apartment complexes, parking garages and the areas surrounding these locations. If negligence by the property owner is found to have been the cause of an injury, the property owner will be liable for the resulting injuries.

An additional area of concern arises in premises liability law where the property owner is negligent in providing security on the premises. Many shopping centers, fast food restaurant locations, and even housing developments are in areas with a known criminal presence. Where the property owner is on notice of the potential risk of criminal victimization of business invitees and even passersby on the premises, a duty will arise to provide adequate security on the premises. In many cases, a property owner will attempt to cut costs by providing the least adequate or often even inadequate security on their premises even if they have substantial notice and reason to believe that crime is likely to take place on the premises. If you have been the victim of a crime on the property of a business or another, you may have a claim against the property’s owner to compensate you for injuries sustained.

If you have been injured, by any means, on the property of another, you may be able to recover for these injuries through a premises liability claim. When a property owner fails to provide for your safety on their property, you are put at an unfair and unnecessary risk and may be able to recover for you injuries and losses through a premises liability claim.

Know your rights, Brown & Brown about your potential premises liability law case.

Eminent Domain.

Eminent Domain is a power that the government and a few other entities like public utility companies have to take private property. The power of eminent domain lets the condemning authority acquire private property from an owner, even if the owner doesn’t want to sell, provided that certain conditions are met:

  • The taking must be for a public purpose;
  • The condemning authority must have a reasonable necessity for the property to be taken; and
  • The condemning authority must compensate the owner for the taking.

Private property rights are so important that they are guaranteed by the Florida and Federal constitutions, and are protected in other law as well. In the state of Florida, when the government exercises its powers of eminent domain and takes your property, it must pay “full compensation.” Full compensation includes not only compensation for your land that is taken, but certain damages in some cases, as well as your attorney’s fees and reasonable costs as determined by law. Our fees for your eminent domain case will be paid by the condemning authority. You will never be responsible to our firm for any attorney’s fees or costs incurred after the condemning authority has filed a lawsuit to acquire your property. We would be happy to speak with you free of charge about your rights concerning your property.

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