Krupnick Campbell: Accident Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Cases / Areas of Practice

Injury Lawyers Representing Hollywood, Broward County and the Rest of Florida

Auto Accidents

One of the most common areas of personal injury law, car accidents occur every day. While some people who are involved in an accident may experience no injuries, others may sustain debilitating injuries or even death. All parties who are involved in a car accident should immediately seek medical attention as some injuries may at first be very difficult to detect in the absence of a medical exam.

Truck Accidents

Truck drivers require more training than the average driver and are typically more careful when on the road. Nevertheless, truck accidents do happen and pose a unique risk of devastating outcomes due to the size of commercial trucks. The potential for severe injuries further increases if the truck is carrying hazardous materials. Truck accidents may also have several defendants as a plaintiff may file his or her action against the trucking company, the company’s insurer, or the driver as an employee or contractor of the trucking company.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs when one person is killed due to the negligent or reckless behavior of another. These cases may arise from situations that involve accidental death, or criminal defendants may also be the subject of a wrongful death claim. The plaintiff’s family, or in some cases a designated representative, will typically file the action in civil court. A defendant in a wrongful death action who was previously found not guilty in civil court may still be ordered to compensate the plaintiff’s family in a civil court judgment.

Medical Malpractice

If a doctor or other medical professional fails to perform competently, and a patient is injured as a result, the patient may file a legal claim for medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose, improper treatment, and failure to warn a patient of a known risk of treatment are three common causes of malpractice claims. Patients who suspect malpractice should contact a medical malpractice attorney immediately as the statute of limitations may be more complex in medical malpractice cases when compared to other areas of personal injury law. Some states also cap the amount of damages a plaintiff may be awarded in a medical malpractice judgment.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable on the road as their vehicles are smaller than cars and trucks, and they lack the protection of being inside an enclosed vehicle. If a motorcycle rider is injured in an accident, there are several legal components that may be relevant. Many states have a helmet statute that requires a motorcyclist to wear a helmet. In some cases, the injured plaintiff may have a cause of action against a vehicle or equipment manufacturer due to a recall or defect. Therefore, individuals who are injured in a motorcycle accident should immediately seek out an accident attorney to assist with navigating the complexities of the laws that may apply in a motorcycle accident case.

Product Liability

If a customer is injured as a result of using a defective product, he or she may file a product liability claim. In product liability cases, the manufacturer, seller, or other parties in the distribution chain may be liable. A claim may be brought under the theory of negligence, breach of warrant, or strict liability. Claims are based on state law and may be subject to commercial statutes modeled on the Uniform Commercial Code; there is no governing federal law in product liability cases.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries may range from mild to severely debilitating. Some injures to the brain may even cause death. Injuries may result from a fall, car accident, playing a sport, or from a work-related accident. Workers who are injured on the job may require time off work in addition to being retrained for a more accommodating position if they are able to return, but are still suffering impairment. The nature of a brain injury may make it more difficult for the injured party properly track his or her treatment; therefore, these individuals require the assistance of family and friends and the help of a vigilant attorney.

Neck Injuries

Similar to brain injuries, car accidents often result in neck injuries like whiplash. However, individuals may also suffer a neck injury through other means. Other types of neck injuries accident victims often experience include dislocated or fractured vertebrae, herniated disc, spinal cord compression due to hematoma, or even spinal cord severance. The rate of missed diagnosis among patients who eventually discover the neck injury is significant at approximately 33 percent. Therefore, it is important that accident victims receive thorough medical examination immediately following the incident. A knowledgeable attorney can guide individuals who have been involved in an accident through the process of obtaining an appropriate medical work-up and treatment.

International Litigation

When a dispute arises between individuals or businesses that reside or are located in separate countries. Because certain legal issues are more likely to arise in these types of cases, each party requires an attorney who is well-versed in international litigation. Specifically, jurisdiction, evidence, service of process, and enforcement of judgment are more critical when dealing with an opposing party who is located in a different country. Therefore, having a lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of international law is of paramount importance in cases involving international litigation.

Representation of Government

Sometimes an individual or entity may have a legal issue that directly relates to federal, state, or local government policies. Non-profit organizations, corporations, and individuals may hire an attorney to represent their interests when appearing before an administrative or legislative body. Legal practitioners who specialize in government relations primarily serve as educators and advocates by presenting their clients’ concerns to government bodies. Their ultimate goal is to affect a change in policies that might have an adverse impact on the attorney’s client. These practitioners often communicate with the government through meetings and written comments that are aimed at conveying the client’s grievances to relevant government agencies.

Airplane / Aviation Accidents

Aviation law is complex as it often involves state, federal, and international law; therefore, several legal theories may potentially apply to a single case. Aircraft manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, pilots, aviation workers, and the governing Federal Aviation Administration itself are among the numerous parties that may be liable in the event of an aviation accident. In addition to plaintiffs having several potential defendants from which to choose, an airplane accident trial may be heard in one of several different courts. Moreover, jurisdictions differ in terms of damages the plaintiff may recover in an aviation case.

Mass Tort

Mass torts involve a large number of plaintiffs who collectively bring a civil action against one or more corporate defendants. In these cases, mass media may be used to recruit plaintiffs to join the litigation. The issues and underlying facts of the plaintiffs’ cases are usually very similar, and the claims have an interdependence in value. Anti-trust cases, product liability, plane crashes, apartment building fires, and large man-made disasters are scenarios from which mass tort cases typically arise. This type of litigation is regarded as a more economical, efficient means for a large number of plaintiffs to pursue justice in civil court.

Environmental Accidents

Mishaps like chemical spills may have negative impacts on workers as well as people in the vicinity of the accident site. The companies that cause these large-scale accidents are represented by highly skilled lawyers who handle all of the legal complexities involved. Therefore, it is well within the interest of individuals who are injured as a result of an environmental accident to retain their own lawyer. Attorneys who represent plaintiffs in environmental accident cases can help injured workers and bystanders receive the compensation they deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damage they may have experienced as a result of the accident.

The Law Firm of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock is welcoming a new team of trial attorneys and staff to lead its medical malpractice division. With these new additions, Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s will continue its 45-year history of providing high quality representation to Plaintiffs who have been injured and require legal assistance to secure fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Founding partner Jon Krupnick stated “Skip Campbell and I created an unparalleled culture of hard work and enthusiastic trial advocacy on behalf of our clients. We have achieved groundbreaking verdicts and our efforts have resulted in important case law which is relied upon by Plaintiff lawyers throughout the land. The firm and our incoming medical malpractice team shall continue these traditions and remain at the forefront of trial advocacy.”

Malove Henratty, P.A. Attorneys Scott L. Henratty and Randall A. Diez, Jr. joned Krupnick, Campbell, Malone on February 1st, 2019. They will focus on medical malpractice ligation and assist the firm in other catastrophic and serious injury matters.

Since joining attorney Stephen Malove in 2007, Mr. Henratty has focused on medical malpractice and has been responsible for over $120 million in settlements and verdicts over the past decade. Mr. Henratty is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist. Mr. Henratty is the immediate past president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association and is also an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association and he is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist.

“It is truly an honor to join forces with the trial lawyer icons at Krupnick Campbell. Their vast resources and team approach to litigation is indeed formidable and we are excited to now be a part of that team,” said Henratty.

In addition to Mr. Henratty, associate Randall A. Diez, Jr. and a dedicated team of long-time support staff including Colleen Cheney, R.N. will begin working at Krupnick, Campbell, Malone. Ms. Cheney has been a registered nurse since 1975 and boasts a wealth of clinical experience in both the medical and legal field that is necessary for the complex investigation of medical malpractice cases.

Kelly Hancock, who joined the firm in 1989 after retiring as Broward County’s Chief Homicide Prosecutor, said “It has been the highest privilege to be a lawyer with Krupnick and Campbell for over 30 years. We are truly excited to be bringing in such an energetic group of trial attorneys and staff who have a track record of success and have been so effective at trial, especially in medical malpractice matters.”

As a result of the acquisition of its new medical malpractice team, the law firm of Krupnick, Campbell, Malone, Buser, Slama, Hancock P.A. will consist of 13 trial attorneys, many who have been there for over 30 years. . Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s nation-wide practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, admiralty, aviation disasters and rail accidents. The firm also engages in international litigation and the representation of sovereign nations in a wide variety of contexts and pursues white collar criminals on behalf of corporations, banks and other victims they have defrauded. Over the last 15 years, Krupnick and Campbell has recovered in excess of $2.5 billion for its clients.

The firm has recently celebrated record setting settlements in premises liability, motor-vehicle accident and product defect cases. Krupnick and Campbell’s international division is continuing to expand its practice after unparalleled success and landmark decisions it has obtained in the course of representing multiple foreign sovereigns. Its anti-money laundering division is currently preparing for a $230 million trial in Miami-Dade County.

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The Law Firm of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock is welcoming a new team of trial attorneys and staff to lead its medical malpractice division. With these new additions, Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s will continue its 45-year history of providing high quality representation to Plaintiffs who have been injured and require legal assistance to secure fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Founding partner Jon Krupnick stated “Skip Campbell and I created an unparalleled culture of hard work and enthusiastic trial advocacy on behalf of our clients. We have achieved groundbreaking verdicts and our efforts have resulted in important case law which is relied upon by Plaintiff lawyers throughout the land. The firm and our incoming medical malpractice team shall continue these traditions and remain at the forefront of trial advocacy.”

Malove Henratty, P.A. Attorneys Scott L. Henratty and Randall A. Diez, Jr. joned Krupnick, Campbell, Malone on February 1st, 2019. They will focus on medical malpractice ligation and assist the firm in other catastrophic and serious injury matters.

Since joining attorney Stephen Malove in 2007, Mr. Henratty has focused on medical malpractice and has been responsible for over $120 million in settlements and verdicts over the past decade. Mr. Henratty is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist. Mr. Henratty is the immediate past president of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association and is also an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association and he is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Law Specialist.

“It is truly an honor to join forces with the trial lawyer icons at Krupnick Campbell. Their vast resources and team approach to litigation is indeed formidable and we are excited to now be a part of that team,” said Henratty.

In addition to Mr. Henratty, associate Randall A. Diez, Jr. and a dedicated team of long-time support staff including Colleen Cheney, R.N. will begin working at Krupnick, Campbell, Malone. Ms. Cheney has been a registered nurse since 1975 and boasts a wealth of clinical experience in both the medical and legal field that is necessary for the complex investigation of medical malpractice cases.

Kelly Hancock, who joined the firm in 1989 after retiring as Broward County’s Chief Homicide Prosecutor, said “It has been the highest privilege to be a lawyer with Krupnick and Campbell for over 30 years. We are truly excited to be bringing in such an energetic group of trial attorneys and staff who have a track record of success and have been so effective at trial, especially in medical malpractice matters.”

As a result of the acquisition of its new medical malpractice team, the law firm of Krupnick, Campbell, Malone, Buser, Slama, Hancock P.A. will consist of 13 trial attorneys, many who have been there for over 30 years. . Krupnick, Campbell, Malone’s nation-wide practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, admiralty, aviation disasters and rail accidents. The firm also engages in international litigation and the representation of sovereign nations in a wide variety of contexts and pursues white collar criminals on behalf of corporations, banks and other victims they have defrauded. Over the last 15 years, Krupnick and Campbell has recovered in excess of $2.5 billion for its clients.

The firm has recently celebrated record setting settlements in premises liability, motor-vehicle accident and product defect cases. Krupnick and Campbell’s international division is continuing to expand its practice after unparalleled success and landmark decisions it has obtained in the course of representing multiple foreign sovereigns. Its anti-money laundering division is currently preparing for a $230 million trial in Miami-Dade County.

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