Suffering a serious personal injury due to another’s negligence is a life-altering trauma. If you are in this situation, you need more than excellent medical care, you need a strong personal injury attorney. In South Florida, no one will provide better legal advocacy than Perez Mayoral, P.A. Our two principal attorneys, Erik A. Perez and Michael P. Mayoral, are compassionate as well as highly skilled. Contacting our team will give you a headstart in winning the damages you require and deserve to pay your mounting bills and restart your life.
What Perez Mayoral, P.A. Will Do for You
Our personal injury attorney firmly believes that anyone whose negligent or reckless behavior has caused another person to suffer must be held accountable. We will fight tirelessly to see to it that your rights are protected by taking over all negotiations with opposing lawyers and insurance providers.
We have a history of successful litigation, having won multi-million dollar lawsuits for our clients, so you can be sure that we will work hard to help you receive just compensation. We work on a contingency basis so we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we win you damages.
Whether we are investigating the site of your accident, examining police reports and medical data, interviewing witnesses, or fighting for damages, we will employ the capabilities we are known for, including:
- Strong communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Strategic negotiations
- Sharp investigatory skills
- Having a network of experts to call upon to testify on your behalf
You can always depend on our legal team to make your best interests our top priority.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our trial attorneys handle a broad range of personal injury claims, including:
- Traffic Accidents
Over a quarter of a million people are injured in Florida car accidents each year and about 3,000 of them die of their injuries. Whether you were injured as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, and whether the accident was caused by another driver’s distraction, impairment or reckless driving, we have your back. If you were injured due to a mechanical defect in one of the vehicles or by poor road maintenance, you are still a victim who deserves compensation. In any case, your talented personal injury attorney will do all that we can to see that you get it.
- Construction Accidents
Construction accidents can affect construction workers who fall, are hit by heavy objects, suffer burns from explosions, or are hurt by defective equipment. Pedestrians simply walking by a construction site are also sometimes hit by falling scaffolds or debris and severely hurt. No matter whether you are a worker covered by Workers’ Compensation or a civilian covered by premises liability, Perez Mayoral can successfully pursue your personal injury claim.
- Premises Liability
Our legal team will also gladly intervene if you were seriously injured because of a property owner’s negligence. Whether the property owner was an individual, company, or government entity, once we determine you have a viable case, we will file a premises liability lawsuit on your behalf. Whether you have fallen on an icy step or been bitten by the owner’s dog, we will fight aggressively to win you the damages you deserve.
- Product Liability
Frequent recalls of defective or contaminated products are evidence of dangerous products that pass to unsuspecting consumers in spite of regulatory laws. If you or a loved one has had the misfortune of being harmed by a defective tool, household item, food product or medication, Perez Mayoral is here to help. Whether the harm you endured was the result of carelessness, poor supervision, or simple greed, we will do everything possible to see that you are reimbursed for your hardship.
- Wrongful Death
When personal injury results in fatality, you may feel that a lawsuit in the face of such a tremendous loss will make no difference. Nonetheless, our empathic lawyers will work hard to arrive at an amount to seek in damages that will not only cover final medical expenses and funeral costs but lost financial and emotional support as the result of your loved one’s death.
- Negligent Security
Negligent security is the lack of adequate or proper security based on the circumstances. Property owners have a duty to keep others safe from harm, including from criminal assault. Because many of these crimes could have been avoided through adequate security, if property owners fail to take adequate safety measures or to warn visitors of dangerous conditions, they can be held liable for your damages.
The type of property where your injury occurred affects the investigation we will undertake, as well as the monetary award in your claim. We file lawsuits against the owners of the property, as well as the owner of property’s parking lot, where you or a loved one were injured. Some of the types of properties that can be found to be liable for negligent security include:
- Apartment Buildings and Condominium Complexes
- Schools, Colleges, Universities, and their student dorms
- Shopping Malls & Shopping Plazas
- Hotels & Motels
- RV & Trailer Parks
- Retail Stores
- Grocery stores
- Gas Stations & Convenience Stores
- Banks and ATM’s
- Night clubs
- Concert grounds
- Concert halls
- Sporting Arenas
- Office Buildings
- Nursing homes
What happens if I bear some responsibility for my own injury?
Suppose you were intoxicated when you fell into an unmarked hole on someone else’s property or were speeding when a driver making an illegal turn hit your car? Different states handle the problem of shared blame for accidents in different ways. Florida works under the principle of pure comparative negligence.
What this means is that in Florida you can still file a claim for damages even if you are partially responsible for the accident. However, the court will assign a percentage of blame to each party and you will only be able to receive damages for the amount awarded minus your percentage of blame. So, if you are awarded $100,000 and the court deems you to be 25 percent responsible for the accident, you will actually receive $75,000. In this context, the word “pure” means that you can sue even if you bear greater responsibility for the accident than the defendant.
Compensation We Will Fight to Obtain for You and Your Family
We know all too well what a difficult period you are going through — medical bills piling up while you are unable to work, looking forward to months of recovery or, possibly, long-term care. We will make every effort to help you obtain substantial compensation for:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income and lost earning power
- Property damage or loss
- Replacement services (e.g. house cleaning)
- Extended nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Permanent scarring or other disfigurements
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death damages (as previously described)
If the defendant’s misconduct was especially egregious behavior, we may also be able to persuade the court to award you punitive damages.
Contact Us For Your Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney
At Perez Mayoral, P.A., we are committed to giving you the legal and moral support you need now when you are no doubt going through one of the most challenging periods of your life. Our goal, like yours, is to provide you and your family with a secure and hopeful future. Contact us today!