Plantation, Florida

Personal Injury Representation in Plantation, FL

Plantation, Florida is a town of just under 100,000 people located west of Fort Lauderdale. With lots of restaurants, coffee shops, parks, and even a museum with a botanical garden, Plantation is a great place to live and work. Plus, it’s located about a half hour from Fort Lauderdale Beach and has easy access to Fort Lauderdale’s wealth of activities as well as other attractions like Flamingo Gardens and Everglades Holiday Park.

As part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, home to six million people, there is no shortage of things to do, places to go, and people to see.

It also means more opportunities to get into an accident or become injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. In 2022, in Broward County, there were also 4,889 Workers’ Compensation claims that resulted in $118,000 in total benefits as well as 1,250 Medical Malpractice Payment Reports that paid out over $382 million in settlements. In 2021, 41,000 vehicle crashes resulted in 23,000 injuries and 280 fatalities.

If you live in Plantation and believe that your injuries were the result of an accident due to someone else’s negligence, Attorney Erika V. Garnes can help. Attorney Garnes will work with you to determine if you’re eligible for a settlement for damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, or emotional harm. You may also receive compensation for property damage or the lost wages from the wrongful death of a family member. As the victim of an accident due to negligence, Attorney Garnes uses her personal experience and a compassionate approach to understanding your unique situation and fighting for justice on your behalf.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

When a motor vehicle accident happens, whether it’s with another automobile, a semi or commercial truck, or in an Uber or Lyft, the moments immediately following the accident can be confusing. After exchanging information with the other party and seeking medical attention for any serious injuries, it’s important to contact Attorney Garnes as quickly as possible, so she can help you determine if you’re eligible for a settlement based on the circumstances.

Attorney Garnes can help you secure a settlement that can pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm for an accident that wasn’t your fault.

Slip and Fall Injuries

A slip and fall in a public place can result in embarrassment in the moment and have serious consequences down the road. Because they’re often brushed off as accidents, slip and fall injuries may go uncompensated when, in reality, there is a responsible party that can help pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm. If you slip and fall in a public place, it’s important to seek medical attention even if an injury isn’t immediately apparent, as they can appear in the days and weeks following the fall. After a slip and fall, make sure to take pictures of the area and write down the names and contact information of any witnesses. Then call Attorney Garnes to assess your case and determine if legal action is the right course of action.

Workers’ Compensation

Injuries that occur while on the job can be eligible for a Workers’ Compensation claim. Unfortunately, however, some companies fight against claims, making it difficult to get the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm. Immediately after the incident, you should record any witnesses in the area and take pictures of the scene where the incident occurred. See a physician as quickly as possible after the incident to assess your condition and have a record of what happened and where.

If you were injured while on the clock, whether you were on company property or not, you may be able to claim Workers’ Compensation benefits and Attorney Garnes can help. She offers consultations where she will determine a course of action and help you fight for the benefits you deserve.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can take many forms, from an inaccurate diagnosis to an unnecessary or botched surgical procedure. In Florida, victims of medical malpractice have two years from the time of the incident or two years from the time the incident should have been discovered to file a medical malpractice claim. In most cases, after four years, victims can’t make medical malpractice claims. This means that it’s important to contact Attorney Garnes as soon as possible after you discover or suspect that you’re a victim of medical malpractice. She will assess the details of your case and help you determine the next steps. If you were a victim of medical malpractice, she’ll work with you to fight for justice and get the benefits you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm.

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can turn the lives of the victims and their families upside down. If the injury was the result of someone’s negligence, seeking compensation is crucial to moving forward and covering medical expenses. Catastrophic injuries can include spinal cord injuries, brain damage, severe burns, and other injuries that permanently alter the way the victim and their family lives.

Attorney Garnes will listen to the details of your case and can help you determine if you’re eligible for a settlement based on your injuries. Catastrophic injury settlements can include money to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm, as well as money to cover lost wages of a family member who must act as a caretaker, home medical services, home and vehicle modifications, mental health services, as well as the victim’s lost future wages.

Wrongful Death

The wrongful death of a loved one at the hands of another’s negligence or intentional act is a horrible experience. Through the grieving process, seeking financial compensation may be the last thing on your mind, but a financial settlement that holds the other party liable for their responsibility in the death can help cover funeral and medical expenses, lost financial support, and emotional harm. Attorney Garnes understands how difficult this time is, so she and a personal representative will work on your behalf to fight for justice and get compensation that can ease the financial burden that was left behind.

Attorney Garnes Will Work with You to Fight for Justice

Attorney Garnes has over 15 years of experience working with over 20,000 victims to get them financial compensation for an accident or death that resulted from another party’s negligence. As a victim of an accident herself, she understands the importance of holding others accountable and getting the compensation that can ease the financial stress of an injury or lost loved one. She provides services in English and Spanish, so she can best serve her community from a place of understanding, compassion, and true communication!

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