Practice Areas

Vehicle Accidents

Attorney Big Al and his team strongly believe that if anyone us unjustly harmed by another’s negligence or reckless driving that individual deserves justice and to be compensated for the injuries they underwent due to the accident. That is why our clients know our team to be compassionate, caring, and truly do all we can to find them the justice they deserve. Here are some of the various types of cases we have handled:

Auto Accidents

Automobile accidents can happen to anyone anywhere. The statistics we see every year can be really staggering where there are over 2.35 million people in the United States alone whom end up either injured or disabled after a traffic accident every year. This is why our team is very proud to continually fight for the justice of our clients to help bring that number down.

Unless action is taken, road traffic injuries are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.

Attorney Big Al and his team at 1-800-HURT-123 have a reputation nationally for successfully helping victims of negligence obtain justice time and time again. With our passionate team of lawyers, paralegals, and investigators that are trained to handle automobile accidents whether they are big or small.

So if you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident please contact us immediately for a free consultation with me or my team of personal injury professionals.

Truck Accidents

Any accident whether large or small can be dangerous however, when you mix the weight of a semi, 18 wheeler, or big rig with the speed of the highway so many things can go wrong. We have helped a multitude of clients that have been in a truck accident and have fought direly for finding justice against the reckless or distracted driver which can cause anything from injury to death.

Fatal truck accidents happen nearly 11 times every single day in this country on average.

Attorney Big Al and his team have proudly built a reputation that proudly serves in helping victims of truck driving negligence finding and obtaining the justice they deserve for their suffering. Rest assured that Big Al and his team have the financial resources to retain and consult with some of the top experts in any field to fight the biggest insurance companies with confidence.

Whether you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident please don’t hesitate and contact us immediately for a free consultation with Attorney Big Al or one of his associates today!

Premises Liability

Were you or a loved one the victim of the negligence and were hurt on someone else’s private property? The medical expenses of an injury can add up on anyone. Make sure the company or person’s negligence is brought to justice. Here are some of the premise liability cases we have handled:

Slip/Trip & Fall

Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. However, often property owners and businesses fail to maintain the premises, needlessly causing serious injuries to thousands of people each year. These cases often include uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators and broken steps. Just think about how many times you or someone you saw either tripped or slipped as a result of a dangerous condition. We have represented countless individuals injured in department stores, restaurants, grocery stores, banks, hospitals and other buildings open to the public.

Negligent Security

In addition to your typical trip & fall or slip & fall cases another very serious type of premises liability case is the negligent security case. These cases are typically against hotels, shopping centers and other businesses, who have a known problem with crime on their premises, yet have failed to protect their customers. Many of these cases involve victims who have been severely injured, raped and even killed as a result of the business establishment failing to protect its customers from known dangers.

Pool Drowning

We often enjoy our free time by a pool. However, owning a pool is a serious responsibility considering that about 3,000 people, many of them children, drown each year in the United States and many more suffer serious, irreversible injuries. Drowning is the leading cause of all accidental deaths among small children (one to four years of age) and the second leading cause among all children from one to 14 years of age, following only motor vehicle accidents.

Drowning can occur in a number of places, including at public and private swimming pools, open recreational waterways such as lakes and ponds, spas, hot tubs and even in bathtubs. Negligence plays a part in many drowning and near-drowning cases, whether the cause is lack of supervision or a problem with the premises. Attorney Big Al and his team are well versed in the intricacies of representing individuals and family members who are victims of such unfortunate accidents.

So, if you or someone you love was injured as a result of another’s negligence, please contact us immediately at 1-800-HURT-123 for a free consultation.

Wrongful Death

No one wants to see a loved one pass away. It gets even worse when the loved one dies due to the negligence of a company causes the death of an individual. This can be heartbreaking for all of the loved ones involved. Attorney Big Al and his team would be privileged to be there when your family is in crisis and help you find the justice for your family.

If you had a loved one pass away due to the negligence of a company contact Attorney Big Al immediately and we will be honored to help you find justice in your time of crisis. We would be glad to offer you a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is term that is thrown around loosely on television and in movies, but what does it really mean? And have you or a loved one experienced true medical malpractice?

In this short guide, we will explore what medical malpractice is, and how to select the right lawyer in Florida to represent you.

What Constitutes a Case of Medical Malpractice?

A common misconception is that a doctor that makes a mistake has committed medical malpractice – and this is simply not true.

The issue of malpractice is a little more complex.

For starters, there are two characteristics present in a case of medical malpractice:

  • The doctor made a mistake while treating you.
  • You were harmed by that mistake.

That harm may be debilitating, or even worse, it could result in death.

Cases of malpractice tend to be long and detailed legal matters since it can be very difficult to prove both of those things.
For instance,

  • If the doctor made a mistake, but it did not harm you, no malpractice occurred.
  • If the doctor did not make a mistake, but by some statistical anomaly you were harmed by his or her treatment, no malpractice occurred.

Proving that both factors occurred after the incident can be very difficult.

It is also worth noting that the mistake made by the doctor may refer to something he or she did incorrectly or erroneously failed to do altogether – in other words, he or she was negligent.

What Constitutes Negligence?

When a doctor makes a mistake while providing care, he or she may be considered negligent.

Examples include if he or she misdiagnoses your medical condition, or if he or she prescribes the wrong medication to treat you.

In either of these scenarios, that mistake could be considered negligence.

To offer further clarification, medical negligence also occurs when a doctor breaches the standard of care that is typical based on your age, condition, and location.

For instance, let’s assume you are a 47-year-old accountant living in Florida, and you have been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Your doctor must provide you with the same standard of care as other doctors in Florida typically would to treat a 47-year-old accountant diagnosed with colon cancer.

It is worth noting that this standard of care would vary if you were a 20-year-old personal trainer living in New Jersey, or a 75-year-old retiree living in Oregon.

The key is establishing what would be considered a fair standard of care based on your specific case, and other nearby similar cases. Failure to provide that standard of care could be considered negligence.

Being able to prove that a mistake was negligently made is crucial to proving that you were the victim of medical malpractice

What Constitutes Harm?

The second factor in proving medical malpractice is establishing that the negligence caused you harm or further damage. Some examples would include:

  • Amputating the wrong leg
  • Brain damage after surgery
  • Worsening of a condition after treatment
  • Death

Unless you can prove that you have been harmed, and it was the direct result of negligence, you do not have a case for medical malpractice.

The process of proving that the harm done to you was the direct result of negligence is referred to as causation. Most often, establishing causation is the most expensive and time-consuming part of any medical malpractice case.

In many cases, an expert witness is needed in court to establish causation.

This expert witness will generally be a doctor or some other type of medical professional. He or she may also be needed to help establish the standard of care that you should have received, and how your physician failed to provide that care.

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Based on the brief details provided here, do you believe you may have a legitimate medical malpractice case against a doctor in Florida?

Big Al and his team of personal injury attorneys have years of experience dealing with medical malpractice. The phone call is free, and Big Al can help you determine if you have a case to pursue.

Best of all, you will not pay for Attorney Big Al until money is recovered. You have everything to gain by calling, and nothing to lose.

If you or a loved one has been harmed as a direct result of physician negligence, take action. Call us immediately for a free consultation to 1-800-HURT-123.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse has been a growing problem over the past couple of years for many senior citizens throughout the United States. Attorney Big Al and his team know that your loved ones deserve the best care. We have handled many cases and know our clients deserve the best for their loved ones.

In the year 2000, one study interviewing 2,000 nursing home residents reported that 44% said they had been abused and 95% said they had been neglected or seen another resident neglected.

Dog Bites

Dog bites can happen anytime and anywhere. Thousands of causes of unprovoked dog bites happen in the United States each and every year. These bites often result in the need for extensive medical care, and sometimes even death – especially if a small child is involved.

A bite may be as simple as a teething puppy nipping at you, or you could be the victim of a vicious dog attack while minding your own business.

Depending upon the situation, you may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to consider your legal rights. But first, no matter what the circumstance, safety has to be your top priority.

Remove yourself from the situation such that another bite will not occur, and then treat your injuries accordingly.
Here’s what to do if a dog bites you:

Surface-Level Injuries

In most cases, a dog bite results in a minor surface-level injury, such as a scape or a gash.

These are known as superficial wounds.

Clean the affected area with cold water, and then apply rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to disinfect your wound. A topical antibiotic and a dressing would also be a good idea.

Breaking the Skin

If a dog bite has resulted in a puncture or breaking of the skin, do not panic. You will likely see blood, and that is okay – the blood actually helps to clean your wound.

Simply apply pressure to your wound for 5-7 minutes. If this stops the bleeding, refer to the directions for surface-level injuries above.

If the affected area continues bleeding or bleeds profusely, or you have lost a significant amount of blood, call 911 right away.

Strange Dog Attacks

Rabies and other diseases are always a possibility when you encounter a strange dog, such as a stray.

For this reason, it is recommended that you do not approach a dog you are not familiar with. Instead, contact the authorities to handle the situation safely.

If you are bit by a strange dog, seek medical attention immediately.

Puppies Are Known to Bite

All puppies are known to bite when they are teething, as referenced above.

This is not because you did anything to provoke the puppy, nor because he or she meant any harm. It is simply his or her natural reaction to bite or chew soft objects.

That being said, a puppy bite can still result in lesions or punctures, and you would be wise to thoroughly clean and disinfect any resulting wounds. In most cases, the instructions under surface-level injuries will suffice.

If this is your puppy that bit you, the most important thing is to remain calm. The last thing you want to do is attach significance to the action that your puppy will later remember.

Teaching your puppy not to bite is just a part of training, and it must be done in a calm and patient manner.

If Your Adult Dog Bites You

Please understand that we are a team of personal injury attorneys, and we are not professional dog trainers.

We do, however, see plenty of dog bites in Florida. As a result, we have compiled some research on what to do if an adult dog bites you – including if it was your own dog.

First, you must consider the intent behind the bite:

  1. Was it an accidental bite?
  2. Was it an intentional bite?

An accidental bite could occur while you are playing with your dog. There is nothing to be alarmed about because you know that he or she is not likely to do it again.

If, on the other hand, your dog seems to intentionally bite you without provocation, there may be a medical issue to investigate. Your dog may be in pain or have some type of injury you cannot see, so it is best to take him or her to see a veterinarian.

Your vet may also be able to help you determine if there was an environmental factor at play, such as food aggression or some sort of territorial dominance. If this is the case, professional training may be required. Not only is your dog a potential threat to you, but to others around you, as well.

If Someone Else’s Adult Dog Bites You

What you need to if you are bit by someone else’s dog is not all that different from what you would do in the event of a car accident.

You will want to exchange contact details, and to acquire proof that the dog that bit you was vaccinated for rabies.

Please note that if your wounds require immediate medical attention, that takes priority over exchanging contact information.

Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

It is important to note that Attorney Big Al and his team have handled hundreds of cases involving dog bites, and you may be entitled to compensation.

A dog bite can result in expensive medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and worse. In fact, Florida law states that dog bites are a strict liability, meaning that the owner of the dog that attacked you is responsible for your injuries even if he or she tried to prevent it from happening.

Big Al and his team can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-HURT-123 for a free consultation, and remember that Attorney Big Al does not get paid until you do.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating. Attorney Big Al and his team understand that this can weigh a lot on a family that must undergo through this.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another Attorney Big Al and his team are here to help. Call us immediately at 1-800-HURT-123 for a free consultation for us.

Work Related Injuries

Work related injuries can happen to anyone and anywhere. Year after year 10,000 workers are killed in work-related accidents; 60,000 workers are permanently disabled; six million are injured; and 100,000 die from illnesses related to exposure to products like lead or asbestos.

This can be a tragedy for any family that is undergoing this type of pain and suffering. Attorney Big Al and his team want to be there to help you find the justice you or your loved one deserves from the negligence of a company. Let our team of trained professionals help you.

If one of your loved ones or you have undergone a work related injury due to a company’s negligence please give us a call at 1-800-HURT-123 and let us provide you with a free consultation today!

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