Please find below a few of the practice areas and services that we provide at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk.
While car crashes and motor vehicle accidents comprise a significant portion of personal injury claims, it would be wrong to think that they are always simple to resolve. The auto accident lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk understand not just the “rules of the road” and the special duties imposed on commercial and public carriers, but also the complex scientific and engineering principles needed to unravel just how a motor vehicle accident occurred on the roadways of Florida and who, if anyone, was at fault. Click here to read more.
Large truck liability cases are more complex than simple automobile collision cases. There are highly technical state and federal regulations applicable to motor carriers and commercial vehicles which can form a legal basis for liability. The sheer size and physics of how these huge rigs operate make handling these cases unique. Deficiencies in equipment maintenance and inspection along with frequent breaches of duty in selection, retention and training of professional truck drivers, if proven, can greatly enhance the value of a claim. Proof of failure by trucking company or fleet management to implement and enforce a safety program can substantially increase the value of what might appear to be an ordinary case. Click here to read more.
Florida motorcycle accident statistics show that motorcycle accidents typically account for a disproportionately high number of catastrophic traffic accidents resulting in brain injury, broken bones, paralysis, and death. Tragically, the vast majority of Florida motorcycle accidents were unavoidable by the motorcyclist who was injured or killed but could have been easily avoided by the other vehicle driver who caused it. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk understand the complex aspects of Florida motorcycle accident cases. Click here to read more.
- Accident reconstruction
- Bike design and manufacturing issues
- Florida vehicle laws pertaining to bicycle riders
- Roadway design as it relates to bicycle riders
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The term “slip and fall” (also referred to as “premises liability”) describes the type of injury that occurs on someone else’s property, usually as a result of a defective surface, a slippery substance, or other dangerous conditions. Slip and fall legal practice deals with the concept of premises liability. An owner of property (“premises”) owes a duty to his guests (“invitees”) to keep his property in a reasonably safe condition and to correct dangerous conditions. Click here to read more.
Medical malpractice, simply put, occurs when your medical provider deviates from the normal standard of care. Medical providers are required to exercise reasonable care in accordance with the standards of care for the profession involved. If a doctor, surgeon, hospital, or other medical provider acts, or fails to act, in a manner that deviates from the accepted standard of care, then that provider may be liable for an injured person’s damages. Click here to read more.
Dog and animal attacks are unpredictable, and can often result in major injuries and sometimes even death. Even more alarming is the fact that children suffer a majority of the dog bites and dog attacks. Many states, including Florida, have specific laws regarding dog bites. Florida has a strict liability dog bite statute that states that the owner of a dog is liable for damages inflicted by his or her dog if it bites a person who is either in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. The dog owner is liable regardless of whether the owner had reason to believe it would behave in a vicious manner. Click here to read more.
Nursing home negligence and elderly abuse has many victims. Every day, elderly and mentally impaired residents suffer needlessly at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that place profits before the needs of their patients. The relatives and friends of the victims suffer as well when their loved ones are injured and abused in poorly run nursing homes and other assisted living facilities across the country. The experienced nursing home abuse lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk are dedicated to providing victims and their families with the information and assistance they need to help protect against abuse, neglect, and mistreatment suffered at the hands of nursing homes and their personnel. Click here to read more.
A so-called mild head injury can be a significant and serious traumatic brain injury, with a major impact on family, personal relationships and employment, even though the person was not “knocked out” at the scene, did not suffer a skull fracture or any cuts or broken bones, and even though they may have been talking and exchanging their driver’s license information and insurance information at the scene of the accident. In crashes involving traumatic brain injury, it is quite typical that the injured person is at first unaware of the significance of the event, and by the time that the consequences of the traumatic brain injury begin to interfere significantly with the person’s life, neither they nor their family members relate the problems to the automobile accident, slip and fall, or whatever physical trauma occurred. Click here to read more.
Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from dangerous and defective products. Seemingly harmless, everyday products that have recently been linked to catastrophic injuries and deaths include home appliances, food, drugs, automobiles, medical devices, medical implants, and a variety of other products used by consumers every day. Click here to read more.
For more than 25 years, Abrahamson & Uiterwyk has been fighting for victims of drunk driving who are seeking compensation for serious injuries caused by the reckless behavior of an intoxicated driver. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by an intoxicated driver, Abrahamson & Uiterwyk can help. Our experienced Tampa injury lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. Click here to read more.
The birthing process is one of these scenarios. When you check into the hospital, you expect to receive effective, appropriate medical aid in delivering your child. You have placed the responsibility of protecting your child into your doctor’s hands. Birth injuries can result from a number of unavoidable factors. There are, however, instances when a healthcare professional’s performance falls below the standard of care expected in the medical community. Sometimes, a birth injury can be the result of a doctor’s negligence. Click here to read more.
Construction workers face some of the most dangerous working conditions of any occupation in the United States. In 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration documented 4,188 workplace fatalities sustained in the private sector. A disproportionate 17.6% of these fatalities occurred during construction-related activity.Click here to read more.
A pedestrian accident is no minor matter. If you were injured as a pedestrian, you are probably in a lot of pain. This can be a very stressful and confusing time. You may want from some legal advice. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk can help. The driver’s insurance company and lawyers will probably try to minimize your situation. But your medical bills are piling up because you can’t work. You probably want experience and know-how to make sure you’re treated fairly. We have that. We can be on your side.Click here to read more.
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