Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorneys
Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible in Florida
Our auto accidents lawyer can advise whether you were the driver or the passenger of a vehicle involved in an accident in South Florida. From a small collision to a high-speed crash, if you or a loved one has been injured, you can file a personal injury claim against the party at fault in order to try and win compensation for damages. These damages are monetary reimbursements distributed by the court to an injured victim and can cover costs such as current and future medical bills, lost wages, property damage, or pain and suffering as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Determining who was to blame for the negligence and proving that you were not at fault in an auto accident can be a challenge. There are a number of actions you need to take in order to defend your personal rights, as well as your capacity to acquire compensation. Meeting with an auto accident injury attorney after your accident is crucial. This personal injury lawyer will aid you in deciphering the complicated insurance and court systems, helping you to receive reimbursement for your losses.
Our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys have first-hand knowledge of many different types of auto accidents and can give you the time and personal attention you need to help you receive compensation for your case. To find out more, get in touch with Ginnis & Krathen, P.A.
Contact our team online or by phone for a free consultation regarding your injuries at (954) 833-7044. Our team offers client-focused service and direct, honest communication.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury in the United States, as 6 million occur annually. Unfortunately, a majority of these crashes are caused by human error, meaning if you were injured by a driver, it’s likely that you’re eligible to file a personal injury claim citing negligence.
Some common causes of car crashes include:
- Drunk driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal in Florida, as alcohol can impair your judgment, hinder your motor skills, and cause you to make risky decisions such as speed or fail to stop at red lights or stop signs.
- Distracted driving: These days more and more people have smartphones and access to texting and other apps, meaning drivers are as distracted as ever. Distracted driving can involve texting, talking on the phone, eating or drinking, or doing anything else while you’re supposed to be focused on the road and your surroundings.
- Speeding: Speeding is one of the main causes of car crashes in the country. Despite the fact that there are designated speed limits on all major roads and highways, drivers will still behave recklessly and drive at fast speeds for fun or to get to their destination quickly. However, speeding reduces your reaction time and can cause devastating injuries due to the increased amount of force applied.
Depending on how serious the car crash is, injuries can range in severity, from whiplash and sprains and fractures to burns, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
While negligent drivers can usually be held responsible and access their insurance policies, it’s possible that the driver is uninsured or will flee the scene of the accident, which is known as a hit and run accident. When you’re unable to access the driver’s insurance, our attorneys can help you determine if your personal policy has coverage for these situations.
You Need a Car Accident Attorney
Meeting with an auto accident injury attorney promptly after an incident can aid you in acquiring the reimbursement you’re entitled to for injuries and property damage you suffered as a result of someone else’s negligent actions. If you or a family member were injured recently in an auto accident, you should reach out to an auto injury lawyer immediately. An auto accident injury attorney has the experience to negotiate with big insurance companies, aid you in determining your individual needs and injuries and, if necessary, bring your case before a court to get you the compensation you deserve.
Damages we’ve successfully recovered include:
- Medical bills, including costs of hospitalization, surgery, medication, and more
- Lost wages from missing work
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Our firm has years of hands-on experience in aiding the victims of auto accidents and their loved ones throughout the state of Florida. Call today to speak with our knowledgeable auto injury lawyers. We have a team of accident reconstructionists, forensic photographers, and more at our disposal.
Want to see results? Our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys can get started on your claim when you call us at (954) 833-7044. We serve clients throughout Florida.
Fatal Truck Accident $3,000,000
We recovered $3 million for the family of a pedestrian who was fatally struck in a truck accident.
Slip & Fall $2,950,000
Our client slipped and fell on commercial private property due to a leaking roof. As a result, Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. was able to secure $2.95 million for our client.
Rear-End Car Accident $2,000,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a rear-end motor vehicle crash on behalf of their clients in the amount of $2,000,000.00. Our clients were driving south on I-95 when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The force of the crash was so significant that it sent our clients’ vehicle into a wooded area on the side of the road.
Motorcycle Accident $1,520,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a motorcycle crash involving a fatality in the amount of $1,520,000.00. The decedent was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle.
Sidewalk Fall $1,400,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a Slip and Fall case on behalf of their client in the amount of $1,400,000. Due to the negligence of Defendant, our client fell in the common area of a 55+ condominium community and sustained significant injuries.
Rear-End Car Accident $1,350,000
A drunk, uninsured driver going 60-70 mph crashed into the rear of a vehicle with a man and woman in their 70s and a 99-year-old passenger. Attorneys Eric Ginnis and H. Ross Zelnick successfully negotiated to obtain a $1.35 million settlement for the two seniors and the estate of the 99-year-old decedent.
Slip and Fall – Slippery Floor $950,000
Our client slipped and fell on a very slippery polished marble floor. The carrier denied liability prior to a lawsuit being initiated. The attorneys at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., after contested litigation, we were able to reach a settlement for our client in the amount of $950,000.
Side-Swipe Auto Accident $900,000
Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a side-swipe motor vehicle crash on behalf of their client in the amount of $900,000.00. Our client was operating his motor vehicle when he was sideswiped by another motor vehicle.
Automobile T-Bone Accident $750,000
While traveling in their vehicle, our clients were struck on the side by a large pickup truck. Through aggressive presuit negotiations, with the Defendant’s insurance company, our attorneys were able to settle the case in an amount of $750,000.
Auto Sideswipe $650,000
Our client was sideswiped by another vehicle and sustained injuries due to the crash. Our attorneys were able to settle the case in the amount of $650,000 for our client.
If we ever need a lawyer in the future they will be my first phone call- Lisa T.
The best decision I made.- Linda P.
Exceeded all my expectations.- Frantz M.
Knew exactly what was going on.- Dee C.
Held my hand through the whole process.- Julieanna J.