​​ACCIDENT & PERSONAL INJURY LAW CENTER, P.A.

1-800-DAMAGES   -  (954) 458-6626

PRACTICE AREAS

At the Accident & Personal Injury Law Center, our attorneys handle all types of personal injury claims. Below is information on many of the areas of law in which we practice.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (954) 458-6626 or 1-800-DAMAGES,  for a free, no obligation consultation. We are here to answer your questions and guide you through the claims process.


AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, automobile accidents account for the most number of Personal Injury Cases in the United States. Automobile accidents are also one of the leading causes of deaths.You need a qualified lawyer with experience in handling automobile injury accidents to protect your rights if injured. Insurance companies have lawyers and adjusters working on your claim immediately after being notified of your accident. To obtain adequate compensation for the harm or injury you sustain during an accident, you too should have an experienced attorney protecting your rights. Call us – we can help.  


IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT:


  • Always wait for the police to arrive.

  • Obtain the other driver's complete information and the names and contact information of all witnesses.

  • Take photographs of the cars involved & the accident scene. Cell phone cameras work great for this. 

  • Seek medical attention – don’t ignore your symptoms no matter how minor. Many injuries manifest only after several days.  

  • Don’t wait to hire an attorney. We can assist you in getting your vehicle repaired, obtaining a rental car, minimizing your out of pocket expenses and opening the insurance claims.    

  • Call us before you take any action in your case.


MEDICAL MALPRACTICE


Medical Malpractice is the failure of medical professionals (including doctors, nurses and hospitals) to provide acceptable treatment within the prevailing standard of care to patients. It is the third leading cause of death in America, killing 100,000 people every year.  Medical malpractice can include:


  • ​​Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors 
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Prescription and medication errors
  • Birth Injuries


Not all medical malpractice and related injuries are readily apparent. Our medical malpractice attorneys will review and evaluate your claim with the assistance of nationally respected medical experts. In addition, Mary Jo Meives, is also a registered nurse which is invaluable in reviewing and interpreting medical records.


In 1988, the Florida Legislature enacted the Medical Malpractice Act, which substantially affects the rights of patients injured due to medical negligence. There are strict pre-suit requirements and time limitations for pursuing medical malpractice claims. Therefore, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you suspect that you or your family member may be a victim of a medical error, in order to protect your rights. These cases require significant resources and special expertise. You need to move quickly to protect your legal rights and to ensure that your claim is within the statute of limitations.


PREMISES LIABILITY - SLIP & FALLS

​"Slip and Fall" accidents may be caused by an obstruction on a floor or walkway, foreign substances on the floor,  uncovered holes on walkways, wet surfaces or other barriers or obstructions on the walkway. The owner and person in control of the property may be held responsible for the negligent condition however, you as the injured person may also be held partially responsible for your fall and injury.  For this reason, anyone who has been injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, should consult a qualified attorney with experience in handling slip and fall matters as soon as possible. Do not give a statement to any insurance adjuster about your slip and fall accident without first consulting an attorney. In a slip and fall accident, as in all other personal injury cases your lawyer should handle whatever questions the insurance adjuster may have to best protect your interests. 


IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT: 


  • ​Take pictures immediately before the hazard or condition is repaired or corrected! Cell phone cameras work great for this.
  • ​Make a report about the incident to the person in charge. Get their name and a copy of any written statement you give or their report
  • ​Get witnesses names and contact information immediately.
  • ​Seek immediate medical attention.
  • ​Call an experienced attorney immediately before giving any statements and before the premises can be changed or repaired.


WRONGFUL DEATH


The loss of a loved one can be a devastating and emotional time. Florida law provides that specifically defined "survivors" may bring a wrongful death claim against the persons or entity who have caused someone's death if negligence or an intentional act can be proven.  Such cases may arise from car accidents, medical negligence or dangerous products. The law, however,  provides restrictions on when  these death cases may be pursued,  who can bring the claim and who can receive money damages because of the death. 

​Our attorneys, at the Accident & Personal Injury Law Center, P.A., together, have over 55 years of personal injury experience and are knowledgeable in assisting the families who have lost loved ones due to the actions of others. We use our knowledge and resources to help recover damages including loss of future earnings, pain, suffering, loss of companionship and mental anguish for surviving family members. 

​If your loved one has died as a result of a wrongful act or negligence of another, you may be eligible to receive compensation under the law. We urge you to contact us for a free consultation. 


Accident & Personal Injury Law Center, P.A.

Attorney Sarah Weissbard

Attorney Mary Jo Meives

(954) 458-6626

1-800 DAMAGES

Fax (954) 458-1631

injurylawcenter@aol.com