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Hollywood, Florida

Personal Injury Representation in Hollywood, FL

Located on Florida’s east coast, Hollywood has tons to do for people of every age. Whether it’s taking the kids to a park along the beach, diving to the 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project, walking the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, or checking out the ArtsPark at Young Circle, there is plenty to do in Hollywood. The city’s population is just over 152,000 people, but there is also a large population of tourists that visit the area each year. As part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, home to over six million people, Hollywood is just a short drive from the beaches and attractions that surround it.

Hollywood is part of Broward County which is the second most populous county in Florida, with about 9% of Florida’s population. Unfortunately, this means that there are lots of opportunities for accidents and injuries. Broward County saw over 41,000 total vehicle crashes in 2021 that resulted in over 23,000 injuries and 280 fatalities. In 2022, there were 1,250 Medical Malpractice Payment Reports that resulted in payments of more than $382 million in damages for affected parties. There were also 4,889 Workers’ Compensation claims in 2022 in Broward County which resulted in more than $118,000 in benefits paid to workers.

For those adversely affected by negligence, or, in some cases, intentional acts, Attorney Erika V. Garnes is ready to serve and get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Drawing from her personal experience with injury at the hands of negligence, Attorney Garnes will walk with you on your journey to justice and fight for you to receive benefits that can help cover medical expenses, emotional harm, lost wages, property damage, and more, depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Whether a motor vehicle accident occurs with another automobile, a semi or commercial truck, or while in an Uber or Lyft, you may be entitled to compensation.

Even if it seems like a true accident, that is rarely the case, and it’s likely that one party is at fault. Seeking compensation for injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, emotional harm, or property damage can help set you on the road to recovery without the stress of wondering how you will pay for the medical attention and services you need.

Attorney Garnes will help you navigate through the process of receiving compensation for an accident for which you’re not at fault, but must deal with the aftermath. If you’re in an accident with another vehicle, make sure you exchange information with the other party, and do not admit fault. If you need to seek medical attention, do so, and contact Attorney Garnes as soon as possible, so she can help you take the right next steps.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries can happen in a public place for seemingly no apparent reason other than clumsiness. Often, the responsibility for a slip and fall injury rests on the maintenance and upkeep of the place where the fall occurred. Even if you don’t seem injured after a fall, it’s possible for an injury to become apparent in the days or weeks that follow. If you fall in a public place, take pictures of the area and record anyone who saw the incident. Follow up with a medical professional a few days after the fall to have a record of any injuries, and then call Attorney Garnes.

Attorney Garnes will offer support and suggestions as she guides you through the process of filing a slip and fall claim that can help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm.

Workers’ Compensation

An injury at work is often avoidable, and if it does occur may be the responsibility of the company you work for. Seeking Workers’ Compensation can, unfortunately, be a fight that you didn’t ask for, as some companies try to deflect the blame away from their responsibility. If you’re injured on the job, make sure to take pictures of the area where the incident occurred, record anyone who was present and saw the incident, and seek medical attention. Because filing for workers’ compensation can be tricky, it’s important to have everything documented.

Attorney Garnes wants to get justice for you and make sure the responsible parties are held accountable. She fights for workers to receive the benefits they deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm that resulted from an injury at work.

Medical Malpractice

If you feel like you’re the victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to get a lawyer involved as soon as possible. In Florida, there is a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims that runs out after two years from the incident or two years from the time the incident should have been discovered had due diligence been done. In most cases, the statute of limitations runs out entirely after four years from the incident.

Contact Attorney Garnes as soon as possible if you believe yourself to be a victim of medical malpractice. She will walk with you as you determine your course of action and help you seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm.

Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury includes spinal cord injuries, paralysis, blindness, severe burns, and more that permanently affect the daily life of the victim. In many cases, a victim’s family member must take charge of their care or a medical service is hired to perform care duties for the victim. In either case, the life of the victim and the lives of their family members are often changed forever. Seeking damages for a catastrophic injury can provide funds to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm, but it can also be used to cover a caretaker’s lost wages that result from caring for the victim or pay for a home care specialist. Attorney Garnes will help you determine if your situation qualifies as a catastrophic injury and she will fight for you to receive compensation.

Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is always a terrible and unthinkable occurrence, and after a wrongful death at the hand of negligence or an intentional act, seeking compensation may be the last thing you’re thinking of. Seeking compensation can help pay for medical expenses, funeral expenses, and emotional harm. In some cases, if the victim’s wages supported or benefited those that depended on the victim, that may be part of the settlement. Attorney Garnes will work with you with compassion and understanding as you navigate this new reality and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Work with Attorney Garnes to Get the Settlement You Deserve

Attorney Garnes has worked with over 20,000 clients in over 15 years as a personal injury lawyer. She and her team provide personalized and compassionate representation and support for those facing physical, emotional, and financial hardship that resulted from another person’s negligence. To fully serve her community, Attorney Garns offers services in English and Spanish and will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve!

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