While Florida may have a reputation for being a balmy paradise and dream destination, that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen in this beautiful state. You cannot afford to stay silent if you have suffered an injury at the hands of another. Whether you are a Florida resident or a visitor to our great state, you need to first seek medical attention, and then contact an attorney who is well-versed in Florida personal injury law.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew Winston are always prepared to fight for the rights of accident victims in and around Plantation, Davie, and Cooper City. We will look closely at the details of your case, gather all available evidence, and rigorously pursue your best legal options in order to recover the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. In some cases, we may be able to work with you and the responsible party to come up with a settlement that satisfies your needs. However, if the responsible party refuses to settle or gives you a low-ball offer, we will not hesitate to take your case to court. We want what is best for you, and we will not back down from a challenge.
In all personal injury cases, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff. That means that you need to be able to present concrete evidence that your injury occurred as a result of the negligence or recklessness of a third party. Unfortunately, many personal injury claims are truly “David and Goliath” situations – with the victim playing the role of David.
Why? Think of the different ways that you can be harmed by someone else’s negligence. While there are certainly instances of individuals causing harm to each other, often you will find yourself dealing with larger entities with deep pockets.
A retail chain where you suffered a slip and fall. A playground where your child broke bones due to a hazard that should have been dealt with. When a lot of money is at stake, you can expect them to have an experienced legal team on their side.
Malpractice claims tend to run up against similar problems, and if you are suing a lawyer for malpractice, you have to contend with their legal knowledge as well as that of their counsel. If you want a fair fight, it is essential that you have a skilled personal injury attorney representing you.
Andrew Winston, managing attorney at the Law Office of Andrew Winston, has been a licensed civil lawyer in Florida for more than two decades. In his over 20 years of work, he has gained an in-depth knowledge of many different types of personal injury cases, including child injuries, slip and fall accidents, legal malpractice claims, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, and wrongful death suits.
No matter what type of accident you or a loved one has been through, you can count on Andrew Winston and the entire team at the Law Office of Andrew Winston to represent your best interests.
Florida is a bustling state and unfortunately, even if you try your best to stay safe, accidents can still happen through no fault of your own. The Law Firm of Andrew Winston has handled many different types of accident cases in Florida, including:
COVID-19 is scary for all of us, but for those who have suffered exposure and experienced the effects of the disease, it can be utterly traumatizing and physically debilitating — if you survive. What may be even worse than getting the disease itself, however, is knowing that you were exposed to it due to the negligence of another.
Making the choice to place your aging loved one in a Florida long-term care facility is almost always a tough, emotionally-fraught one. You do it because you believe that experienced medical professionals will be better able to care for them. Because your loved one is no longer able to live on their own and you do not have the ability to provide them with the assistance they require.
As an epicenter for the coronavirus, the South Florida community has been hit hard by the outbreak. As retailers, restaurants, and businesses close their doors for the foreseeable future, there has been a lot of discussion about the availability of insurance for business interruption arising from coronavirus-related shutdowns.
When it comes to commercial insurance and business insurance, most policies do not provide protection from getting sick. Whether or not a coronavirus claim is covered may depend on the type of coverage purchased and the specific language in the policy terms.
No one should suffer or be discriminated against because they suffer from a disability. Contact us and we will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.
South Florida streets can be busy 24 hours a day depending on the area, and are often full of out-of-towners who do not know where they are going as well as lots of people who are in a hurry to get to the fun (or escape home) as quickly as possible
Cyclists come to South Florida in droves because of the fantastic climate, but that doesn’t mean problems do not exist here. When cyclists collide with motor vehicles, the bikes – and their riders – always lose. Because cyclists do not have the same kind of protection as people riding in cars, the types of injuries associated with these accidents are often serious, and can even be fatal.
Whether the accident occurred due to the negligence of the driver or the transportation company, these kinds of cases are more complicated than regular auto accidents, and specific statutes govern them. We can help.
As large entertainment complexes that are frequently busy 24 hours a day, casinos are ripe for accidents and injuries. If you are hurt at a casino and the management tries to get you to sign anything, do not do it. Call us first
Unintentional child injuries rack up tens of billions of dollars in medical costs. Depending on the nature of the injury, it may be something that you – and your child – are dealing with for months, years, or even the rest of their life.
Bites may seem like minor injuries, but that is not always the case. They can lead to infections and other illnesses, and when larger dogs (or small children) are involved, the physical damage can be severe. Pet owners need to be able to control their dogs, and should warn people if they know that their animal is a potential dangers.
Whether it’s tailgating the big game, heading home after a night of clubbing with friends, or leaving an office holiday party, far too many Floridians still make the foolish and dangerous decision to drive after drinking. If you are injured by one of these individuals, fight for the compensation you deserve.
People come from all over the world to stay in Miami, Orlando, and other parts of Florida. Because of this, many of our hotels here are big operations with lots of moving parts, and it’s not uncommon for the ball to get dropped from time to time. Maybe your hotel forgot to fix a light in the stairwell and you fell. Or you got mugged on the way to your room due to a lapse in security. If a hotel is negligent and you are harmed, you deserve compensation.
Lawyers have a duty of care to make sure that they provide their clients with the best possible legal advice and care. If you work with an attorney who fails in this duty for one reason or another and you suffer losses, contact us so that we can help you to hold them responsible.
Much like lawyers, doctors also have a duty of care. But the difference between legal and medical malpractice is that when a doctor is neglectful in their care, people can come to serious physical harm or even die. You should not have to pay for preventable medical errors.
When motorcyclists get into accidents, the results tend to be very serious, and it is not uncommon for the rider to be thrown from the vehicle or pinned under it. Cars are often at fault in these types of crashes because the drivers react improperly around motorcycles or may not even see them because they were looking for larger vehicles
South Florida pedestrians are hit by motor vehicles at a frighteningly high rate, and it often seems like the state was designed for cars first and people second. Unfortunately, when pedestrians are hit, it often causes catastrophic injuries, so it is vital that you seek compensation.
Local businesses, public areas, and even private residences have a duty to make sure that their property is safe and secure for anyone who visits. If you fall and injure yourself due to an issue caused by a property owner’s negligence, they should compensate you for the incidents.
Even in an idyllic destination like Florida, accidents, crime, and disasters do happen. When fire, water, wind, mold, vandalism, or accidents cause damage to your home, business, or car, you may be able to file an insurance claim to help you replace, rebuild, or repair your property. A property damage lawyer can help you in this process, ensuring the insurance companies do not deny you the full amount to which you are entitled.
Lots of people use cabs to get around South Florida, and drivers sometimes cut corners to get you where you are going faster in order to move on to their next fare. If you are hurt in a taxi cab accident because a driver acted negligently, the cab company may have to pay you compensation.
Big trucks cause big damage when they hit other vehicles or people. Often these crashes occur because the driver was rushing to make a delivery or was tired from working too many hours. If you are hit by a truck, get a lawyer immediately because the company will fight back as hard as they can to avoid giving you the compensation you need and deserve.
Ridesharing is relatively new to South Florida, and the rules and regulations that govern it are still being ironed out. Who pays for injuries? What if you are hit by a driver using the app but not transporting someone? These are questions for legal professionals, and you owe it to yourself to find out if you can get compensation.
Getting compensation for someone’s death will not bring them back, but it can help you and your family to recover and get those responsible for the accident to change their ways and make sure it does not happen again. If someone you love dies due to the negligence of another person or organization, you owe it to them and to yourself to fight back.
At the Law Office of Andrew Winston, we understand that you need to put a lot of thought into choosing your personal injury attorney, and we want to give you the opportunity to learn more before you commit to working with us. That’s why we offer free, no-obligation initial consultations. Set up a meeting with us so that you can tell us about your case and hear your legal options.
We will explain as clearly as possible what we will do if you retain us, so that you know exactly what you are getting. We also work on a contingency basis, which means that we won’t expect you to pay us until you recover compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in Florida, call us today at 954-606-6606 (local) or toll-free at 866-306-9606. You can also fill out our short online case review form and expect a prompt response from a representative of our office.