A drunk driver crashes into you. A profit-minded apartment manager decides not to fix a balcony railing he knows is loose. You get robbed and assaulted in a night club parking lot. Your child’s toy causes them to get sick because it contained a dangerous chemical. People get hurt all the time in South Florida, and often it is due to someone else’s negligence.
If we lived in a perfect world, the people who cause harm would always be the ones that fix the problem, paying for any care that’s needed and doing their utmost to make sure that you are okay while ensuring that they come up with a solution to prevent anyone else from being harmed in the same way. Unfortunately, it is painfully obvious to most of us that the world we live in is anything but perfect, and often people and companies will do everything that they can to avoid taking responsibility for harm that they have caused.
Because of this, you need a tireless advocate on your side who is willing to fight for your rights no matter who the opposition is. You need Ben Murphey.
A successful civil lawyer since earning his law degree cum laude in 2006, Ben Murphey is a partner at Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey and believes wholeheartedly in victims’ rights. If you decide to trust Mr. Murphey with your case, you’ll be working with someone regularly recognized by his peers for all of his successes.
In addition to his 10/10 Superb Rating on Avvo, Murphey was named a Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers three years in a row from 2011-2013, and in 2014 they named him a Super Lawyer. He truly cares about getting his clients the compensation that they deserve, and it shows. In 2012, Car Accident Lawyer said he was in the Top 1% of car accident attorneys, and Verdict Search listed him in Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2013.
What does all of this mean? That Murphey is not afraid to push for the money you need. Some personal injury attorneys accept the first low ball settlement that their client is offered because they do not want to run the risk of going to trial. Ben Murphey excels at getting great settlements for his clients without having to go to court, but when push comes to shove, he will happily go to court and argue the facts in front of a judge.
Dog bites. While dog owners in many other states have some kind of protection from liability the first time their dog bites someone, Florida doesn’t follow this standard. Owners are “strictly liable” even if their dog has never done anything like that before. For dog bite victims, this means that you should never be on the hook for any injuries or other issues that you sustain due to the bite. If the owner will not compensate you, contact Ben Murphey immediately.
Slip-and-fall injuries. Whether you are at a mall, an amusement park, or even just walking up the stairs in your apartment, the individual or organization that owns the property has a responsibility to make sure that it is reasonably safe. Neglecting to clean up a spill, repair a step, or fix uneven walkways are all reasons that you might be able to hold someone liable if you fall and hurt yourself while you are out and about. Do not make the mistake of ignoring the issue because you are embarrassed or do not think the fall was serious – sometimes you won’t know the full extent of the damage caused to you until weeks or even months later.
Swimming pool accidents. Florida is the state with the longest coastline in the country and ample access to water, but our warm weather still means that many people have pools in their neighborhood or even their own backyard. If you or someone you love is injured in a pool accident and you believe it was due to negligence on the part of the owner, you can demand that they take responsibility by filing a suit against them.
Work injuries. People get hurt at work all the time, and the reasons are many and varied. It can be from something as innocuous as work equipment that leads to musculoskeletal problems or as outlandish as a vending machine toppling over onto an employee and breaking bones. Regardless of what the specifics of the injury are, if you were harmed because your employer was negligent, they should pay for your treatment – and possibly more.
Car accidents. Personal injury cases related to car crashes actually are not quite as prevalent in Florida as they are in some other states because Florida has a “no-fault” statute that protects drivers from blame and liability. However, this is not a blanket statute, and if someone suffers a “serious injury,” it is possible for you to file a liability claim and get the compensation you need. What exactly constitutes a serious injury? Florida law says that you have to suffer disfigurement, scarring that is both significant and permanent, or sustain a different kind of permanent injury. An experienced accident lawyer can look at your specific injury and tell you whether or not they believe it falls into one of these categories.
If you or someone you loved has just suffered a significant personal injury, contacting a lawyer is probably the last thing on your mind. But while healing and recovering should absolutely be your priority, you cannot put off talking to an attorney if you hope to win compensation because Florida has time limits on how long after a personal injury you can file a suit. Wait too long and you won’t get compensation even if the evidence is clearly on your side and another party should be liable.
Worse, different kinds of personal injuries have different time limits, so you have to make sure you understand which one applies to you.
The best thing for you to do is give Ben Murphey a call as soon as possible to set up your free initial consultation. You will be able to sit down with him and go over the facts of your case so that he can tell you whether he believes it is worth pursuing and what kind of strategy he would likely take. There’s no obligation to work with Mr. Murphey after this meeting, but if you do, you can rest easy knowing that he typically works on contingency. That means you will nott owe him any money until and unless you recover compensation.
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