Fort Lauderdale
Personal Injury Attorney

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Were you injured in a car crash, workplace accident, or another preventable misfortune that was not your fault? If so, you might be in pain, dealing with unexpected medical expenses, and struggling with reduced wages due to time away from work.

At Phillips | Tadros, P.A., we understand how stressful and overwhelming the aftermath of an accident can be. You should not have to bear the financial burden of an accident someone else caused. Instead, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses, allowing you to move forward with your life.

When you hire us, we will handle every detail of your case and provide compassionate, personalized service so you can focus on what matters. Contact a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney at Phillips | Tadros, P.A., today for a free initial case review.

Why Choose Phillips ǀ Tadros, P.A., for Your Personal Injury Case?

With thousands of injury lawyers in Florida, what gives Phillips ǀ Tadros, P.A. an edge? The seasoned attorneys at our boutique law firm have nearly 40 years of combined legal experience in various practice areas. In fact, other lawyers and law firms throughout the state come to us for help with their most challenging injury cases, so you can rest assured that we know how to handle anything that comes our way.

Our Fort Lauderdale-based lawyers have a reputation for intelligent and effective representation, plus a strong track record of positive case results to back it up. When you reach out to our team, you can count on us to:

If you suffered a preventable injury due to someone’s negligent, reckless, or harmful behavior, Phillips | Tadros, P.A., will advocate for your rights and hold them accountable.

  • Provide an initial case evaluation at no charge and with zero obligation.
  • Listen closely to your story and treat you with empathy and respect.
  • Assign your case to knowledgeable attorneys with decades of legal experience.
  • Provide swift responses directly from our lawyers whenever you need answers.
  • Begin work on your injury case at no up-front or out-of-pocket cost to you and only charge for our services when we secure compensation on your behalf.

If you suffered a preventable injury due to someone’s negligent, reckless, or harmful behavior, Phillips | Tadros, P.A., will advocate for your rights and hold them accountable.

How Our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You

When you retain the services of Phillips | Tadros, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer can help you pursue fair compensation by:

  • Explaining your rights and determining the potential value of your injury claim.
  • Identifying all possible sources of compensation.
  • Investigating the incident to determine who might be liable and gather valuable evidence to support your claim.
  • Communicating with insurers and other parties on your behalf.
  • Obtaining medical records, incident reports, and other essential documentation.
  • Interviewing witnesses who saw the accident occur.
  • Working with expert witnesses, such as medical experts and accident reconstruction specialists, who can offer professional testimony for your case.
  • Managing essential case documents, details, and deadlines on your behalf.
  • Filing claims paperwork and negotiating aggressively to maximize your settlement.
  • Taking your case to court and representing you at trial if the insurance company refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement.

Could I Still Have a Case Even If I Was Partly to Blame for My Injuries?

Yes, you may still be entitled to compensation even if you are partly to blame for the accident that caused your injuries.

Per Florida Statutes § 768.81, plaintiffs may still seek compensation if they contributed to their injuries, even if they share most of the blame. However, the courts can reduce the amount of money a plaintiff recovers from a personal injury claim based on the plaintiff’s percentage of fault. For instance, a plaintiff seeking $100,000 who is found to be 20 percent to blame for an accident can receive up to $80,000.

Because the amount of compensation you can receive is impacted by who is at fault, it is always best to work with an attorney to prove the other party is to blame and maximize your compensation.

How Long Does a Typical Personal Injury Case Last?

Every personal injury lawsuit is different, so there is no “standard” or “average” timeline for reference. A simple injury case could resolve in weeks or months, while more complicated injury cases might take years.

However, you can consider the following factors and how they relate to your unique situation to get an idea of your case’s potential timeline:

The nature and severity of your injuries
Any issues that contributed to your injuries
How long your injuries take to heal
The cost of any medical care you require
Whose behavior contributed to your injuries
How many parties are involved in the case
How the insurance company responds
Whether or not your case ends up in court

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

The experienced lawyers at Phillips ǀ Tadros, P.A., handle various types of personal injury cases in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and Southeastern Florida, including:

  • Car Accidents – Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of registered automobiles and has some of America’s deadliest highways. It’s no surprise that many traffic accidents occur on Florida’s dense, congested roads.
  • Rideshare Accidents – Many people choose rideshare services like Uber and Lyft as safe and convenient alternatives to walking, biking, or using designated drivers. However, studies suggest these services are not as safe as they seem, as using a rideshare service may increase a person’s risk of being injured in an accident.
  • Truck Accidents – Thousands of large commercial trucks travel daily along Interstate 95 and other major Florida highways. Motorists that share the road with these 80,000-pound vehicles are often at risk of truck accidents that could cause catastrophic injuries.
  • Motorcycle Accidents – Florida ranks second in the United States for the number of registered motorcycles, and it’s not uncommon to see motorcyclists on Florida highways. However, motorists often fail to notice motorcyclists until it’s too late to avoid collisions. Further, motorcyclists are highly vulnerable to severe or life-threatening injuries when involved in traffic wrecks because they have little protection compared to other motorists.
  • Bicycle Accidents – Many bicycle accidents occur when motorists fail to pay attention or yield the right-of-way to cyclists, who have little to protect them against injuries from the blunt-force impact of the crash aside from their helmets.
  • Pedestrian Accidents – Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users, with no seatbelts, airbags, or helmets to shield them from the worst of a crash. Many pedestrian accidents result in life-changing or even fatal injuries.
  • Distracted Driving Accidents – Driver distraction and inattention are among the top contributing factors in traffic accidents throughout the U.S., and Florida is no exception. When drivers are texting, talking on a cell phone, eating, drinking, or otherwise distracted, they are less likely to see imminent traffic hazards and stop in time to avoid accidents.
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents – Under the law, Florida drivers must stop and remain at the scene any time they are involved in traffic accidents. But some motorists choose to flee, leaving crash victims to seek help alone.
  • Workplace Accidents – Many Florida workers suffer preventable work injuries yearly. Fortunately, injured workers are eligible for medical and wage replacement benefits through Florida’s workers’ compensation system.
  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents – Slips, trips, and falls often cause severe injuries, especially among older adults or when falls occur from heights. Falls are also common in the workplace.
  • Premises Liability Injury Cases – When property owners, managers, or occupants fail to keep their premises safe and secure for visitors, those who suffer preventable injuries may have grounds for premises liability claims.
  • Dog Bite Injury Cases – If a pet owner fails to keep their dog securely confined or restrained, the owner may be strictly liable for any bites or attack injuries the dog inflicts, regardless of the dog’s prior behavior.
  • Burn Injury Cases – Severe burns are some of the most devastating injuries from accidents. Extensive burns can result in permanent scarring and disfigurement, preventing victims from working, socializing, or living independently.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Cases – A severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in permanent brain damage, changes in personality, difficulties with cognitive functioning, and other long-term or fatal health complications.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Cases – The spinal cord carries signals from the nervous system throughout the body. When it is damaged, patients can experience a partial or complete loss of function and sensation below the location of the injury.
  • Wrongful Death Cases – In the most tragic cases, injury victims do not recover. When this occurs, surviving family members might have grounds to file wrongful death claims seeking compensation for their loved one’s death.

No matter how serious or complex your injury case might be, a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer at Phillips | Tadros, P.A., can help in your matter.