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Florida Injury Lawyer
Welcome to the Law Offices of Ricky D. Gordon, P.A., where our philosophy is simple: we treat you the way we expect to be treated. This means that we give you — our client — the personalized care and attention that you need while we pursue your compensation with passion and dedication. We are a personal injury law firm with a highly regarded reputation for being “reasonable fighters.” We are easy to get along with AND we do what it takes to protect your legal rights and fight for the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered. Coral Springs injury lawyer Ricky Gordon is a skilled negotiator and a well-respected trial attorney who has worked in the legal profession since 1979. Attorney Gordon is licensed to practice law in all Florida courts.
Anyone who suffers injuries in an accident caused by another person’s carelessness, such as a car crash or a slip and fall, can seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Generally, a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit will allege a negligence claim against the defendant. In Florida, to succeed in a negligence claim, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant had a duty to act with reasonable care, but the defendant breached the duty. The plaintiff must also show that the breach was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s harm. In other words, the plaintiff must show that the injury would not have happened without the defendant’s careless actions. Lastly, the plaintiff must demonstrate that he or she suffered recoverable damages due to the breach.
Car accidents are common in South Florida, where drivers are often distracted, aggressive, or speeding toward their destination. The injuries sustained in car accidents can be significant, and they may require extensive medical treatment. If you sustained injuries in a car accident that resulted from someone else’s careless driving, our Coral Springs injury attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the actual financial losses caused by the accident, which may include medical expenses, loss of earnings, and the cost of property repairs. Non-economic harm refers to harm that is not easily quantified, such as the mental distress, suffering, and pain caused by an accident.
Although truck drivers must undergo more training than other drivers, they still sometimes cause collisions. While all motor vehicle accidents should be taken seriously, accidents that involve commercial trucks are often more harmful than accidents involving standard passenger vehicles, and they typically cause catastrophic injuries. A truck accident often results from a driver’s failure to comply with the federal safety regulations imposed on truck drivers, which cover issues like maximum truck weights, driving times, and truck inspections, and aim to protect the safety of the driver and other motorists. When a truck driver fails to comply with the duties imposed by the regulations or otherwise fails to drive in a safe manner and causes an accident, the driver may be held accountable for any harm caused by the accident. If the driver was employed by a company when the accident occurred, an injury attorney in Coral Springs can help hold the company liable for the damages that stemmed from the accident.
Motorcycles are an increasingly popular form of transportation, but while riding a motorcycle may be both cost-effective and enjoyable, it is not without risk. Motorcycles do not provide the external protection of other vehicles. When motorcyclists are involved in accidents, their injuries are typically devastating. Motorcycles sometimes are involved in accidents when other motorists fail to notice them until it is too late. Many motorcycle accidents occur when another driver strikes a motorcycle from behind or turns left in front of a motorcycle without sufficient clearance. Frequently, the driver who collided with the motorcyclist will try to avoid liability by arguing that the motorcyclist was at fault for the accident. However, a plaintiff who was partially at fault may still be awarded compensation.
People often enter homes or businesses owned by other people or entities without anticipating that they will suffer injuries. Unfortunately, however, injuries are often caused by a dangerous condition on a property. For example, a victim may be injured in a slip and fall accident caused by debris or liquid, or due to an assault caused by inadequate security. In many instances in which a person is injured on someone else’s property, the victim can pursue damages in a premises liability lawsuit with the assistance of a Coral Springs injury lawyer. Whether a plaintiff can recover damages from the person or entity that owns the property partly depends on whether the plaintiff was lawfully on the property, as well as the type of condition that led to the plaintiff’s harm. Specifically, property owners owe people who lawfully enter their property a duty to make sure that the property is maintained in a reasonably safe condition, and they must warn of hidden dangers.
Work-related injuries can result in costly medical treatment and a decreased capacity to earn an income. In many cases, people who suffer work injuries or illnesses may be able to recover benefits from their employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. These benefits are available regardless of fault, but eligibility is subject to certain requirements. Only employees are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, which means that the nature of the work relationship may be disputed. Additionally, an injured worker will be owed benefits only if his or her injuries occurred during the scope and course of employment. If a person meets the requirements, he or she may be able to recover benefits for lost wages and medical expenses.
Consult an Experienced Injury Lawyer in the Coral Springs Area
An unexpected accident can cause not only physical pain but also lasting emotional and economic harm. If you sustained injuries in an accident caused by negligence or an incident on the job, Attorney Ricky D. Gordon is ready to discuss your potential claims. You will only pay for our legal services if we obtain a recovery for you. This means that we have the same incentive as you do for succeeding with your case. Our track record of successful case outcomes speaks for itself.
The Law Offices of Ricky D. Gordon, P.A. takes pride in the fact that we are always available by telephone, e-mail, and regular mail and for in-person consultations to discuss your personal injury case or workers’ compensation claim. Our objective is to be there for our clients when they need us. You can reach us via our online form or at 800-329-0201 to set up a confidential and free consultation.