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Determined pursuit of full compensation for seriously injury clients

People come to South Florida from all over the world for the sunshine and beautiful beaches. It truly is paradise to live here or just pay a visit. Unfortunately, a sudden injury can not only ruin your Florida experience, but leave you in lingering pain and push you towards financial hardship. That’s when you need a capable and determined personal injury lawyer, like Ken M. Frankel, P.A., on your side. Since 1983 our legal team has provided highly professional representation for Florida residents and visitors who suffered harm due to another person’s negligence. Drawing on more than 30 years of legal experience, I lead every case, pore over every detail, and fight to obtain justice for injured parties like you. My firm works on a contingency basis, so there is no cost to you until we secure compensation through a settlement or a jury award.

Broad experience across various types of Broward County accidents

Pompano Beach in the heart of Broward County is an exciting town with a variety of amenities for residents and visitors alike. But in any busy municipality, there are going to be accidents, and my firm has covered more than our share, including:

  • Auto accidents — Florida has some of the most congested highways in the country, which often leads to aggressive driving and unnecessary accidents. We represent drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians in all types of motor vehicle accidents.
  • Motorcycle and scooter injuries — Because riders are exposed, they often suffer more serious injuries both from the initial hit and the secondary impact of the hard surface. Such injuries can be life-altering, so you need an attorney who is capable of fighting for the full measure of compensation you deserve.
  • Bicycle accidents — Recreational cyclists and commuters too often fall victim to motorists who do not know how to share the road. We fight for your right to full compensation.
  • Pedestrian accidents — Aggressive drivers can cause a great deal of harm in areas with a large number of tourists and elderly residents. Our team is ready to assert your rights.
  • Rideshare injury claims — Too often, billion-dollar rideshare companies try to avoid liability for an accident caused by one of their drivers. We fight to hold the giants accountable.
  • Bus and transit injury claims — Special rules apply when you sue municipal agencies, such as local transit authorities. We fight to ensure your claim is heard.
  • Boat, cruise, or Jet-ski injuries — Businesses that benefit from tourism must be held accountable when their negligence injures their patrons. We’re on your side when these companies try to deny liability.
  • Slip/trip and fall accidents — A sudden fall can inflict painful injuries that last a lifetime. These cases can be hard to prove, so you should only trust an experienced and dedicated attorney.
  • Premises liability claims — Businesses that invite patrons in must make their premises reasonably safe. When they fail to protect against hidden hazards, we take up your claim.
  • Medical malpractice — We represent patients injured by substandard treatment in hospitals, nursing homes or under the care of a healthcare provider.

When you retain our law firm, I personally oversee every aspect of your case. You have my commitment to pursue the maximum monetary recovery possible under the facts of your case.


Traffic accident statistics for Broward County

As mentioned above, Broward County is a dynamic area with a high volume of traffic. Interstates 75, 95 and 595, along with the Florida Turnpike and other major arteries are frequent accident sites. In fact, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that in 2020, more than 34,048 crashes occurred in Broward County. Those crashes injured 18,982 and killed 268. Oddly enough, though accident numbers have trended down since 2018, accident fatalities have increased. Victims of fatal accidents have included:

  • Six bicyclists
  • Twenty-five hit-and-run victims
  • Forty-nine motorcycle riders/passengers
  • Sixty-seven pedestrians

But just because we cite statistics that doesn’t mean we treat you like one. You get my personal attention from your first interview to the successful resolution of your claim.

Most common personal injuries from Florida accidents

Having practiced personal injury law since 1983, I’ve seen just about every possible type of accidental injury. Common injuries we see include:

  • Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations — The worst cases tend to be “road rash” from motorcycle accidents, which can require skin grafts to repair.
  • Head injuries — These range from concussions, which clear up in time, to traumatic brain injury with long-term consequences, such as cognitive problems, personality changes, mood swings, chronic fatigue, and motor skill degradation.
  • Broken bones — Hairline fractures heal easily within weeks, but displaced fractures, compound fractures and crush injuries may never properly heal even after surgery.
  • Internal bleeding — This silent killer can go undiagnosed until it is too late. Emergency surgery is often necessary to save the victim’s life.
  • Whiplash — The violent back and forth movement of the head can stretch and tear soft tissues, such as muscles, ligaments and discs, leading to nerve involvement and chronic, disabling pain.
  • Herniated discs — When disc membranes rupture, the inner fluid bulges forth, putting pressure on the spinal cord, causing pain that radiates throughout the extremities.
  • Injuries to the hip, knee or elbow — Joint injuries can rob victims of range of motion and make normal tasks unbearably painful.
  • Spinal trauma — An injury to the spinal cord can be temporary, but when a permanent break occurs, the result is paraplegia, where the legs are paralyzed, or quadriplegia, where arms and legs are paralyzed.

As your advocates, our team consults qualified medical experts to understand the full extent of your injuries and your prognosis for recovery. Then we pursue a damage award commensurate with the losses you have suffered.

What to do after an injury in Pompano Beach, FL

There are two concerns after an accident: your health/safety and your legal rights. Your primary concern must be to obtain medical care that gives you the best chance of a full recovery. At the same time, you want to ensure that you have a strong legal case for compensation. These two concerns are not mutually exclusive; seeking immediate medical care builds a strong case for causation. You now have a record that rules out any intervening causes for your injuries. If you had waited a week, the defense could claim that something else happened within that time to cause your injury.

But the immediate impact of your injury can prevent you from taking other steps to strengthen your legal case, such as:

  • Documenting the accident scene — The reconstruction of your accident is one of the crucial elements to prove causation and liability. Taking cellphone photos of the scene can provide vital clues for the experts who will present their reports to the court. To the extent that you or a friend can capture images of the scene, you can significantly help your case.
  • Identifying witnesses — After the accident, witnesses scatter and they can be very difficult to trace. Getting contact information from witnesses at the scene enables your attorney to contact them and get their testimony on record before their memories fade.

Because an accident victim’s ability to perform these tasks is limited, it’s vitally important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. When we get the call, we go to work immediately to preserve evidence that strengthens your case for recovery.

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What you should NOT do after a personal injury accident in Broward County, FL

On the other hand, there are missteps that can damage your case, and these you should avoid. First, you must obey the law, which, for example, requires you to remain at the scene after an auto accident and render reasonable first aid to the injured, even if they caused the accident. Leaving the scene of an accident or getting into an altercation with another party can damage your case.

Furthermore, do not make an admission against your interest. This is an oral statement that can be interpreted as accepting responsibility for the accident. Even a simple, “I’m so sorry” can be twisted in court to mean you admit fault. But even worse would be to draft or sign a statement for an insurance company before clearing that statement with an attorney.

Finally, do not try to negotiate a settlement yourself or sign a settlement offer without consulting an attorney first. Once you sign an agreement, it is binding, and a bad deal could haunt you well into the future.

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