If you and your spouse are heading towards divorce, it can be an emotionally difficult time. At Heller & Heller in Coral Springs, you will find experienced divorce lawyers who are prepared to help you through this challenging time. We will explain your rights and your options to you and guide you through the divorce process. We will stand by your side to protect you as you move forward through your divorce in Florida and help you understand any concerns you may have.
At Heller & Heller, P.A., our compassionate lawyers have represented many accident victims throughout Coral Springs and South Florida. We have advised individuals suffering from such life-altering injuries as traumatic brain injury (TBI), burns, spinal cord injury, paralysis and disfigurement.
Because of our many years of experience assisting those who have been badly hurt due to others’ negligence, we understand that cases involving devastating, serious injuries require a special combination of empathy, determination and hard work. If you, your child or other family member needs legal representation regarding a devastating accident, our attorneys are here to help.
Although every brain injury case or other serious injury situation is unique, most accident cases rely on a theory of negligence. Under the principles of negligence law, the claimant must show that the defendant owed him or her a legal duty, that the duty was breached, that the breach resulted in the victim’s harm and that damages arose that are reasonably quantifiable.
There are time limits for filing suit in negligence cases. This time period, called the “statute of limitations,” varies from state to state. The filing deadline for a particular case is established by the law of the state in which the accident occurred. Since there are exceptions to these general timelines, it is best to consult an experienced injury attorney about the circumstances of your case to make sure that all filing deadlines are complied with. Failing to promptly file a lawsuit can result in the case being dismissed.
Another consideration in negligence cases is the possibility of a reduction in damages due to the victim’s role in causing the accident at issue. Sometimes, a defendant will agree that the victim has sustained a devastating injury but argue that there should be a reduction in the amount of damages based upon the doctrine of comparative negligence. Under this rule, an accident victim’s recovery may be reduced in proportion to his or her level of fault in an accident.