Motor vehicle accidents are on the rise in overcrowded cities like Miami, and all over South Florida. People rush to get from place-to-place and don't consider other drivers on the road. If you've been injured by a negligent or careless driver, our attorneys have 50 years of combined experience in fighting for the motor vehicle accident compensation you rightfully deserve.
For every safe driver, there is another, less responsible driver on the road trying to get somewhere too quickly by running a red light, distracted by texting and driving, or failing to signal when changing lanes because the child in the back seat is misbehaving. Whatever the reason, accidents where you’re not the one at fault do happen.
When you get into a motor-vehicle accident, you file a claim with the driver-at-fault’s insurance company. Their insurer repairs your vehicle, or if it’s totaled in the accident, they will cover the cost of the car, your medical expenses, and any financial losses you incur because of the accident for which you were not at-fault.
However, there are times when things don't go as smoothly and you must retain legal counsel! Sometimes the driver at fault is underinsured and in the worst-case scenario, the driver takes off before law enforcement can make the exchange of information. This leaves you with a totaled vehicle and very little recourse. It's important to seek proper legal advice if you find yourself in this situation.
What happens after an accident in which a motorist acted recklessly on the road and a victim suffers serious injuries or the loss of a loved one? Shaked Law Firm protects the rights of those who have suffered the negligence of motorists who chose to drive carelessly, consume alcohol and get behind the wheel, or caused a hit-and-run. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our motor vehicle-injured clients.
Motorcycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and deaths to motorcyclists. Injuries sustained in these accidents may include paralysis, limb loss, brain and organ damage, and shattered or fractured bones. When a motorcycle accident was caused by a defect in one of the vehicles involved or by driver negligence, the injured motorcyclist or deceased motorcyclist’s family may be entitled to compensation through legal action–and we have the most experience in South Florida to fight for you.
In general, road accidents are one of the leading cause of fatal injuries in the United States. Specifically, motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous of all road-related injuries sustained by Americans every day, in large part because of the sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow to the skull, which is not protected by a vehicle when it comes in contact with the road.
Standard coverage is exactly what it sounds like–standard, basic coverage. However, it doesn't protect the rider or any accident victims from everything, and for those who want peace of mind, it may be wise to add further coverage to any motorcycle you plan to ride.
Even with a properly insured rider and motorcycle, riders who cannot handle a motorcycle properly pose a serious and life-threatening risk not only to themselves, but to other motorists on the road. An inexperienced rider that causes an accident would be liable for any injuries sustained, as well as the damage they cause to those with whom they share the road. After a motorcycle-related accident it's important to seek legal advice from an experienced attorney immediately, as these injuries can cause prolonged pain, traumatic brain injury, and lost wages.
If a licensed health care professional has betrayed your trust by providing substandard care that left you feeling worse after you were released from a local hospital, our experienced Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County medical malpractice lawyers fight for your rights, health, and future.
There are three major, straightforward types of medical malpractice that most often affect patients when it comes to their healthcare:
1. Failure to diagnose: this is self explanatory, but there are patients who still don’t know that NOT being diagnosed can be just as injurious as a wrong diagnosis. Without a diagnosis, the patient can’t receive the proper treatment needed to restore their health and return their quality of life. This can lead to worsening of symptoms, progression of illness, and in extreme cases the patient can even lose their life from lack of treatment. It must be proven in a court of law that a more competent physician could’ve discovered, diagnosed, and treated the illness in a way that could have saved the patient’s health (or their life).
2. Failure to provide treatment: failure to provide treatment could mean several things: if a competent physician could be proven to have provided the same treatment the negligent doctor provided, but in a way that was considered more reasonable (dosing, length of treatment, no delays in treatment), then the physician may be liable. Failure to provide treatment can also be a factor if a more reasonable physician would’ve provided a treatment that could’ve restored the health of the patient, or at least prevented them from deteriorating and the negligent doctor did not pursue such an option. Both of these factors could be grounds for medical malpractice.
3. Failure to disclose risks: a physician is required by law (and because they took an oath to “do no harm”, to warn the patient of any known risk factors, big or small, that come with the treatment they are providing them. These risk factors can range from simple and treatable side effects such as headache or dizziness, to more severe side effects such as infections, swelling, blood clots, and death. We hear these side effects disclosed in drug and medical procedure commercials regularly, but it’s the physician’s duty to explain to the patient everything that could potentially occur over the course of their treatment. Failure to do so (if the doctor knew they were withholding the information) could result in a medical malpractice claim being filed against the doctor.
Shaked Law Firm is here to protect your rights when you have suffered an assault or shooting injury due to Negligent Security. When people disregard the potential danger of firearms, the results can be catastrophic and ultimately fatal. Failing to secure a property can have catastrophic results for those who frequent the premises. If you have been injured as a result of an accidental shooting, the personal injury attorneys of Shaked Law Firm will passionately protect your interests and are ready to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.
In a court of law, a plaintiff and their attorney must prove the business (or property) owner was aware of the rate of crime surrounding the area in which they maintain their business is exponentially higher than other neighboring areas.
Furthermore, they must be able to prove the owner failed to update or maintain their security in accordance with the crime rate. When negligent security can be proven, the property owner may be responsible for damages awarded to the plaintiff for their pain and suffering.
- Duty of care was not exercised in discovering the area’s prior crimes
- The plaintiff must prove he or she was on the premises in a legal manner; hired to do a job there, shopping at a business, etc.
- The property owner knew of security risks but failed to maintain or update their security to provide adequate protection for those who must come onto the property to do business or perform a job
When it comes to negligent security, and in turn premises liability, the plaintiff will be asked show very specific details that deem the defendant responsible (liable) for their pain and suffering. When it comes to a negligent security action, the attorney must provide proof on behalf of their injured client that the proprietor failed to act in a manner considered reasonable.
Due to the current climate and the nature of sexual assault and sexual abuse, it's important to give each and every victim a platform to speak their truth. There are things we MUST do not only as Personal Injury attorneys but as human beings with empathy to ensure that victims feel safe and as at ease as possible when sharing their ordeal. We must listen when they speak, and never interrupt.
Some victims will not want to speak of their ordeal at the first meeting, and may want to write it down. Encouraging a survivor of sexual assault to pursue their right to justice in a gentle and understanding manner, while remaining patient and willing to fight for them are the most important things an attorney can do.
Remember, when an attorney is retained by a survivor of sexual assault or abuse, they are placing a great deal of trust in the chosen attorney. That confidentiality, trust, and belief in their story (as well as their right to justice) is something that cannot ever be broken. These types of cases are extremely sensitive in nature, and must be handled carefully and only by experienced board-certified legal counsel.
Shaked Law Firm has the experience, understanding, and compassion necessary to handle these very sensitive cases and can offer our clients the utmost confidentiality in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. We also offer home and hospital visits whenever necessary to accommodate our clients very specific needs.
Trucking accidents, accidents caused by driver fatigue, poor vehicle maintenance, and unsafe road conditions, may be the fault of more than one party. Truck operators, trucking companies and cargo owners may be held accountable and liable for your injuries from a truck cargo accident.
With the sky-high statistics, the laws surrounding truck accidents should be something the public has more exposure to. That being said, it takes an attorney with realtime experience in this nuanced area of personal injury law to successfully navigate a truck-related collision case. These cases are highly complex because they involved both federal and state law.
A lot of attorneys will advertise that they’re prepared to take on your truck accident claim, but have never actually tried one in a court of law! This is not only deceitful advertising, but can severely hurt the client whom these attorneys represent.
Shaked Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients who have suffered trucking related accidents as a result of regulations violations, driver fatigue, and improperly secured cargo.
A board certified civil trial attorney will know exactly what to do, when to do it, and how to get their valued client the maximum amount of compensation for their trucking related accident. This is because a board certified civil trial attorney has advanced knowledge of federal, state, and specifically trucking-related laws that their non-board certified peers simply don’t have! A board certified attorney is held to a higher standard, and therefore works harder for the client.
Innocent lives are lost every year, in Florida and the U.S., in motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, as a result of medical malpractice, in accidental shootings or on an unsafe property. If one of these settings describes your family’s tragic situation, or if wrongful death was caused by drowning, a boating or cruise ship accident, a train crash or airplane crash, or due to negligent security our dedicated attorneys can help.
Certain states have statutes stipulating that the right to bring a lawsuit in the event of wrongful death is “fundamental”, meaning, a right and not a privilege to the family of the victim and would begin at the time of death. Florida, however, is not one of those states. Our Board Certified attorneys are well versed in the statutes within the state of Florida and we welcome any questions our clients have.
Wrongful death is known to attorneys as a “derivative action”; the action arises due to a personal injury event that takes place alongside the death. In some instances, the derivative action may be time sensitive. This may occur because the deceased did not bring a personal injury action in accordance to the statute of limitations in the state in which he or she resided prior to death. Furthermore, this stance can be applied because the decedent failed to bring a personal injury claim or exceeded the statute of limitations when they attempted to do so.
Each state differs on their statute of limitations regarding personal injury, but there are inherent differences between the statute of limitations surrounding personal injury and the statute of limitations surrounding a wrongful death. The state of Florida has clearly defined their statute of limitations in regard to wrongful death on their website.