Personal Injury Representation in Davie, FL
Davie is a hidden gem in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area that 106,500 people call home. Located just southwest of Fort Lauderdale, Davie has lots of parks, including Tree Tops park, walking trails, playgrounds, biking trails, and horseback riding areas. Dubbed Cowboy Town, USA, it’s home to the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds that’s been named the best rodeo in North America according to the USA Today 2020 and 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards. While Davie itself doesn’t have a beach, beach access in Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale is just a half hour away.
As part of Broward County and the larger Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area and the six million people that live there, Davie sees its share of accidents, injuries, and fatalities each year. Workers’ Compensation claims in 2022 in Broward County totaled 4,889 with $118,000 in total benefits paid to affected employees.
In the same year, Broward County also saw over $382 million paid out as a result of 1,250 Medical Malpractice Payment Reports. Vehicle crashes in 2021 totaled 41,000 which resulted in 280 fatalities and more than 23,000 injuries.
In Davie, those who have been injured in a vehicle crash, on the job, or as a result of medical malpractice have an ally in Attorney Erika V. Garnes. Accidents are often the result of negligence, and Attorney Garnes will work with you to understand the specifics of your circumstances and fight for justice on your behalf. As a victim of an accident herself, she understands the importance of getting the compensation you need, so you can focus on healing from emotional, physical, and financial harm.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Whether it’s an accident involving another automobile, a semi or commercial truck, or an Uber or Lyft, Attorney Garnes will help determine who is at fault and help you secure the compensation you need to move forward while dealing with injuries, emotional harm, or financial hardship. Receiving compensation for an accident that wasn’t your fault can cover medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. It can also cover services that can help you recover from emotional harm.
Navigating the legal process isn’t easy, but Attorney Garnes will walk with you every step of the way as she works on your behalf to get the compensation you deserve. If you’re in a motor vehicle accident, exchange information with the other party and seek medical attention if necessary. Do not admit fault and contact Attorney Garnes as soon as possible to discuss the details of the incident to see if you should move forward with legal action.
Slip and Fall Injuries
If you slip and fall in a public place, it’s easy to discount it as an accident for which you’re at fault. In reality, slip and fall accidents are often the result of negligence in maintenance or upkeep. Even if you seem fine after the fall, it’s important to take pictures to document the area where the fall occurred and record the names and numbers of anyone present who could act as a witness. If you don’t need medical attention immediately following the fall, you should still see a medical professional within a few days as slip and fall injuries may not always be apparent in the moments following a fall. If you are injured, call Attorney Garnes to discuss your course of action.
Attorney Garnes will offer advice and guidance as you navigate the process to receive compensation for a slip and fall injury. This compensation can help to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm.
Workers’ Compensation claims result from injuries that happen on the job for which the employer can be held responsible. Unfortunately, some employers will fight workers’ compensation claims, leaving their injured employee responsible for all medical expenses and lost wages. Seeking compensation for a job-related injury can ease the financial burden while you focus on recovery. If you are injured at work, take pictures of the area where the incident occurred and record the names of anyone present who saw the incident occur. If necessary, seek immediate medical attention, or, if immediate medical attention isn’t necessary, see a doctor in the days following the incident to have a record of what happened and check for potential injuries.
Contact Attorney Garnes as soon as possible after the incident for guidance on the proper steps to take. She will work to understand the incident and the circumstances surrounding it, and fight to get you the benefits you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm stemming from the accident.
When you go to the doctor or undergo a surgery or medical procedure, you trust medical professionals to do their job well. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. The statute of limitations on a medical malpractice claim in Florida runs out after two years following the incident or when the incident should have been discovered, and runs out completely after four years, so it’s important to contact Attorney Garnes as quickly as possible once you suspect medical malpractice.
If you believe you’re the victim of medical malpractice, whether it’s a surgery gone wrong, a misdiagnosis, misread lab results, or an inaccurate patient history, among others, you may be eligible for a settlement to cover medical expenses, lost wages, or emotional harm.
A catastrophic injury is a long-lasting or permanent injury that alters the victim’s life. These injuries can include severe burns, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, organ damage, and more. Often, catastrophic injuries don’t just affect the victim, but they also affect the victim’s family who must alter their lives to become caretakers. In the event of a catastrophic injury settlement, the funds can cover medical expenses, lost wages, future lost wages, and emotional harm of the victim, but it can also cover the lost wages of the family member or caretaker who may not be able to work in order to care for the victim. It can also cover in-home medical services. If you’re the victim of a catastrophic injury, contact Attorney Garnes who will help you get the compensation you deserve to move on with your new normal.
The wrongful death of a loved one can bring unimaginable pain and suffering to those left behind. In some cases, compensation from the responsible party can ease the financial burden that resulted from the death. While seeking compensation may be the last thing on your mind, Attorney Garnes and a personal representative may work on your behalf to secure a settlement that can cover funeral expenses, medical expenses, lost wages, lost financial support, and emotional harm. Attorney Garnes will provide compassion and understanding as she walks with you and your family in your fight for justice.
Work with Attorney Garnes and Her Team to Get the Compensation You Deserve
After a personal injury or wrongful death, financial compensation may take a backseat to recovery or grieving, but contacting Attorney Garnes can give you an avenue to get the compensation you’re entitled to help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm. Attorney Garnes offers services in English and Spanish to better serve her community, and she will use her 15 years of experience to fight for justice alongside you as she has for over 20,000 clients!