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Accidents are an every day occurrence in Boca Raton. Whether you were hit by a distracted driver or slipped and fell on a broken side walk, the injuries can be catastrophic for you and your family.
The goal of our Boca Raton personal injury lawyers is to protect anyone that has been injured by the negligence or careless actions of another party. Over the years, Zimmerman & Frachtman has handled a variety of personal injury cases in Boca Raton and throughout South Florida including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Personal watercraft accidents
- Boating accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Insurance litigation
- Slip and fall accidents
If you need legal representation after an accident in Boca Raton, get in touch with our firm as soon as possible. We are looking forward to discussing your case during a free consultation.
Why Choose Our Boca Raton Injury Firm?
Clients choosing the legal services of Zimmerman & Frachtman may have nothing in common as far as their cases or their personal circumstances, but what they do share is the same attentive, reliable care from our skilled team. Each assigned Boca personal injury lawyer, paralegal, and legal assistant works together to focus on the individual client and their unique needs in every case. Honesty, clear communication, and hard work by trained professionals is the standard you’ll always see upheld when working with a legal professional located in Boca Raton from Zimmerman & Frachtman.
The proof is easy to see: Over the past 20 years, the firm’s trial attorneys have recovered more than $300 millionin verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Now, as always, we remain true to the ideals of compassion, tenacity, consistency, discipline, and respect for others.
Our Boca Raton personal injury law firm is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and qualified experts in various fields, ensuring that every case is organized, focused, and effective. “Highly professional legal services, substantial resources, creativity, endurance, and commitment to our clients and the community” are the qualities that best describe Zimmerman & Frachtman.
Wrongful Death Cases in Boca Raton
Wrongful death cases are the result of the same circumstances in the above mentioned personal injury cases with the exception that the victim died. The law in Florida states that spouses, children, parents, and blood relatives are entitled to receive compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. At Zimmerman & Frachtman, we have handled numerous wrongful death cases in Boca Raton and throughout South Florida that are commonly a result of:
- personal watercraft accidents
- motor vehicle collisions
- semi-truck collisions
- bicycle accident
- defective products
- medical malpractice
- nursing home negligence
- aviation accidents
- unsafe railroad crossings
Medical Cases Handled With Special Care
We understand that some of the most emotional and stressful legal battles can revolve around various failures related to medical care or insurance. It is important to work with a Boca Raton personal injury attorney that is able to understand and empathize with the stresses and pains of these particular cases; where some law firms may treat these claims as mundane, we take pride in treating each personal injury claim as an individual. Our team of Boca Raton personal injury attorneys and legal experts are proud to offer outstanding services in the areas related to:
- Pharmaceuticals or harmful side effects from prescription drugs
- Product liability
- Insurance disputes/bad faith claims
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect
- Hip implant/replacement failures
Recovering Compensation After an Injury
As knowledgeable personal injury trial attorneys in Boca Raton, at Zimmerman & Frachtman handle a wide variety of cases with great success for our clients. If you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence in any kind of accident we can get you the compensation you need and deserve for losses such as:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
When you are pursuing your right to compensation, keep in mind that the insurance companies that pay claims on behalf of their clients often employ a variety of tactics to try and avoid having to make payments; working with a personal injury attorney quickly can give you a major boost that may help you resolve your claim without having to go to court.
What if I’m Partly Responsible for My Accident?
If you are partly responsible for an accident in Florida, the legal principle that applies is called "modified comparative negligence." Modified comparative negligence allows for the allocation of fault among multiple parties involved in an accident.
If you are partially responsible for an accident, it won't necessarily prevent you from receiving compensation, but it will impact the amount of money you can recover. If you are found to be 51% or more at fault, you will not be eligible to receive any compensation. It's important to be aware that insurance companies and the parties at fault may try to assign as much blame as possible to you in order to minimize their own liability.
It's important to note that Florida is a "no-fault" auto insurance state. This means that in most cases, your own insurance company will cover your medical expenses and other financial losses, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. However, if your injuries are severe or meet certain thresholds defined by Florida law, you may be able to pursue a claim against the at-fault party.
It is advisable to consult with our personal injury attorneys in Boca Raton, FL who specializes in accidents and negligence laws in Florida. We will be able to assess the specific circumstances of your accident and provide guidance on how comparative negligence may impact your case and potential compensation.
How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?
In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit varies depending on the type of injury and the circumstances surrounding the case.
Some common time limits for personal injury claims in Florida include:
- Personal Injury: For most personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and falls, and general negligence claims, the statute of limitations is four years from the date of the accident or injury.
- Medical Malpractice: In cases involving medical negligence, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the incident or when the injury was discovered or should have been discovered.
- Wrongful Death: If you are filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased person, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the person's death.
These time limits are subject to exceptions and variations depending on the specific circumstances of your case. For instance, if the defendant is a government entity, there may be different notice requirements and shorter time frames to initiate a claim.
Failing to file a lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations can result in your case being dismissed, barring you from seeking compensation for your injuries. Therefore, it is crucial to consult with our Boca Raton personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to understand the specific time limits that apply to your situation and to initiate legal proceedings in a timely manner.
Proudly Serving the Community of Boca Raton, Florida
The legal team at Zimmerman & Frachtman is also proud to call the Boca Raton area home, and we truly care about contributing to our community by providing caring, confidential and expert legal services when you need us most. We specialize in personal injury and wrongful death cases and our trial attorneys are the best legal counsel you will find in South Florida.
Zimmerman & Frachtman are dedicated to defending the injured and seeking justice for our clients in South Florida and Boca Raton. We’ve been here for over 2 decades and we’re here to stay, helping the community with any of their personal injury matters.
More than 12,000 residents moved to Boca Raton between 2000 and 2006, bringing the population of the city to more than 86,000 people. Long known as an affluent community, Boca Raton is situated in a highly diverse area of Florida with a large number of Jewish, Brazilian, Colombian, and Venezuelan residents. Boca Raton’s Lagoon was surveyed and named long before any settlers arrived in the 1870s and lies parallel to and just west of the Atlantic Ocean’s coastal dune.
Famed residents of Boca Raton include conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, tennis player Cris Evert, and NACAR driver Jeff Gordon.
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