If you have been injured in an accident or have suffered an injury in Fort Lauderdale or South Florida and believe someone else is responsible, you may be entitled to money damages for your losses. You need a serious experienced lawyer who can work to get you the results you deserve. Our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury law firm has more than 20 years of experience in personal injury lawsuits and litigation, and can assist you in gaining compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
Our extensive experience pursuing personal injury cases works to your advantage. We are well-versed in many areas of the process, including investigating cases, dealing with insurance companies, and taking cases to trial when necessary.
We represent individuals in the following types of cases:
Automobile accidents, truck accidents, boat accidents and other motor vehicle accidents: We are able to assist clients in recovering compensation for injuries arising out of taxicab accidents, truck accidents, subway accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and bus accidents. We are experienced in the procedures of investigation to preserve the necessary evidence to successfully pursue your claim against all responsible parties.
Medical malpractice: We represent individuals who have become victims of medical malpractice. When you have been injured or have suffered monetary loss, we can offer the representation you need to assert your rights and claims.
Wrongful death and serious bodily injuries: We pursue claims on behalf of the victims of very serious injuries including broken bones, brain and spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death.
Slip or trip and fall accidents: These often involve municipal liability such as Fort Lauderdale pothole and sidewalk accidents, and inadequate security.
Tourist accidents: Many individuals visiting South Florida have accidents and injuries. If you or someone you love was injured while visiting Fort Lauderdale, Miami or South Florida, our law firm can assist you in asserting your rights, even if you are from out of state. We are able to provide the representation you need and deserve.
Products liability: We are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation on behalf of the victims of products that cause injuries. If you or someone you know or love was injured as the result of a defective product or improper labeling, let us assert your rights. We will file a products liability action on your behalf.
Construction accidents: Serious injuries arising out of construction site accidents often involve complex litigation. Our lawyers are experienced in handling construction claims throughout Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida.
Other practice areas: In addition to personal injury claims, we can assist you with civil rights, commercial litigation, and structured settlements.
Contact John Contini today to discuss the specifics of your individual case. We provide consultations free of charge. There is no fee unless we recover damages in your case! Let us help you take control of your situation and work to get the results and financial outcome you deserve.
Call us at (954) 766-8810 to schedule a consultation with a serious Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer. For your convenience, we offer home and hospital visits. Call today.
FAQ: “What do you do if an insurance adjuster calls you about your accident?”
Answer: Hang up immediately. (Just kidding, though you can bet it won’t be that cute little geico-lizard on the phone) Better answer: Call John Contini, that nice lawyer, who might just be kind enough to give you some free advice, worth at least a little more than what it costs you! You’ll get that warm and fuzzy feeling inside, knowing you helped yourself AND the nice lawyer who has kids to support and college tuitions, etc. ! 954-766-8810
Q. “If the guy who hits me has no insurance, why can’t I just get more money from my own insurance company to cover all my damages and injuries?”
Answer: When you get an insurance policy today and pay for certain “bodily injury” limits, then those are the “limits,” period, unless you paid extra ($) for what they call “uninsured motorist” or “underinsured motorist” coverage; and unfortunately, you absolutely need this extra “UM” coverage these days, since there are so many dirt bag drivers out there on the roads in South Florida (ie, driving on suspended drivers licenses). The odds are great (approximately 70%!) that if you get in an accident, the other guy will be “uninsured,” meaning, their own insurance carrier dropped them for failure to pay their insurance premiums, or they’re “driving on a suspended license” (“DWLS”) *or if they have a license, they are “under-insured” (meaning, they have only the bare minimum coverage of $10,000 as required by Florida law), so you’d better have “UM” coverage!
I can tell you as a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury and wrongful death lawyer, your own injuries will often exceed the limits under the other guy’s flunky policy, assuming he/she even has a policy, or even a license that isn’t suspended! And this is the reason *why, by law, your own company must offer you “UM” coverage up to the same limits as your “bodily injury” coverage – and better for you, before they can escape paying you these “UM” benefits, they have to produce a “rejection form” (approved by the Insurance Commissioner) proving that they offered you these benefits when you took out the policy … and that you “rejected” them at that time.
You’d be surprised at how many people are clueless (like too many lawyers too!) as to this critically important issue – people who could have received far more money under their claims, had they known of this extremely important requirement under the law, people who never “rejected” this coverage “in writing” at the time of their policies, people who were never properly advised of this all-important coverage at the time of their insurance policy application – people who absolutely would have received a whole lot more money, had they only hired a lawyer who knew how to proceed.
“As a Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer – and most recently as a South Florida Personal Injury Lawyer (co-counseling wrongful death, personal injury and civil rights cases), I’m still busy and blessed with the privilege of helping families with their legal problems – and now I can truly say with excitement, it’s an even greater joy being part of the solution! Truth be told, there are few things in life more rewarding than reuniting families and resolving their legal problems – then joining them as they celebrate their second chances, seeing them happily move on with their lives.” – John Contini
“The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachments by men of zeal, well-meaning, but without understanding.“ – Justice Louis Brandeis (dissent), Olmstead v. United States (1928)