Vehicle Rollover & Tire Defects

Unfortunately, rollover accidents have become all too common. Attorney Gary Drucker will fight for you if you or a loved one suffered as a result of a vehicle rollover.

Apart from vehicle rollovers, another contributing factor to fatal motor vehicle accidents involves defective tires. Manufacturing defects such as poor adhesion and unsanitary manufacturing facilities can contribute to the separation of tire tread and other potential dangers. Drucker Law Offices can assist you if you or a loved one has been injured due to defective tires.

If you have sustained injury due to a vehicle rollover, a tire defect, or any other form of car accident, Gary Drucker will fight diligently for your rights.

If you or someone you know has been inured due to defective tires or a vehicle rollover, Drucker Law Offices can assist you. A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a vehicle rollovers and tire defects. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Vehicle Rollovers & Tire Defects

Construction Site Injuries

Have you been injured on a construction site?  Are you looking for a construction site accident attorney that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Construction sites are dangerous places and serious accidents can happen, regardless of the strict safety standards that most construction companies follow.  In addition to endangering the safety of the workers at construction sites, hazardous conditions can also injure passersby. If you have been injured in a construction accident, Drucker Law Offices can help to pursue compensation from those responsible for the conditions that led to your injuries.

Unfortunately, construction site injuries are not uncommon and can occur in a variety of ways. These are just a few of the potential ways someone can become injured at a construction site:

– Slip and falls
– Roofing accidents
– Misuse of tools
– Defective equipment
– Falling objects
– Electrical accidents
– Misuse of safety restraints
– Power tool mishaps
– Fires and explosions
– Scaffolding accidents
– Being struck by operating equipment
– Welding accidents

When construction accidents occur, they are often caused by the negligence of those responsible for the safety of the site, including contractors, site supervisors, and property owners. Construction companies need to do their job by having sites checked by safety inspectors for potentially hazardous materials, surfaces, and equipment. Sadly, inspectors may overlook some issues and allow construction to take place on a site that is hazardous to a worker’s safety as well as the safety of bystanders. Thus, many companies put their workers and innocent bystanders in danger and the result can be serious injury or even death.

There are many different areas of law that construction accidents may be covered under, depending on the circumstances involved. If you have lost a loved one due to injuries sustained in a construction accident, Drucker Law offices can assist you in filing a wrongful death lawsuit When defective equipment is to blame for injuries, the manufacturers of the faulty equipment may be held liable under product liability laws. Attorney Gary Drucker can help you make sense of the issues surrounding construction site injuries. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a construction accident, he can review your case.

Construction site accidents often result in debilitating and life changing injuries. These serious injuries may require years of therapy and medical treatment and cause permanent disabilities that prevent the victims from returning to work. Gary Drucker can help you pursue compensation from those responsible to help pay for pain and suffering, present and future medical bills, and lost wages.

The legal issues surrounding a construction accident can be complicated. Gary Drucker has experience litigating a variety of construction site accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, contact the office to review your case.
A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured at construction sites. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Work-place Accidents

Have you been injured by a workplace accident?  Are you looking for a workplace injury lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Many accidents that the lawyer sees take place while someone is working. Generally, workers’ compensation will pay the medical bills and most of the lost wages resulting from this accident, regardless of fault. Generally, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy that employees have against their employer in these accidents. In some of these accidents, however, the fault of the accident is someone other than a co-employee or the employer.

For example, if someone is working and is involved in an automobile accident due another vehicle’s fault, workers’ compensation will generally apply to that case; however, there is also a case that can be made against the person that caused the accident. This is a work-place accident. Another example may be when a worker is sent by his employer to a place of business, to buy something or for some other purpose. If there is some defect at the property or dangerous condition like water on the floor, the employee may have a work-place accident claim against the business where they fell. That claim would be in addition to any workers’ compensation claim.

There can be various other types of accidents – defective equipment, falling objects and so forth – that happen at work and are caused by someone other than a co-employee or the employer and in these scenarios, the injured person may have the right to fair compensation for their injuries. At Drucker Law Offices, attorney Gary Drucker handles work place accidents. If you have been injured in a work-place accident, please contact the office today for a free case evaluation. The contract is a contingency fee contract so the clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Bicycle Accidents

Have you been injured in a bicycle accident?  Are you looking for a bicycle injury lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Unfortunately, bike accidents are an all too common occurrence on our streets and many of these accidents result in devastating injuries for the cyclist. Victims of bike accidents should seek legal counsel to uphold their legal rights when those injuries are due to the negligence of others. At the Drucker Law Offices, the lawyer is dedicated to pursuing fair compensation for your pain and suffering. The lawyer has the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate your accident and represent your case.

Because bicyclists are often overlooked by traffic and have little to protect them, there are many ways for a bicycle accident to occur. Bike accidents can affect cyclists of any age, but tend to affect children and preteens who are struck by careless drivers. Though bicycle lanes have been implemented in most areas, statistics indicate that these lanes interfere with the normal flow of traffic and can actually put bicyclists in more danger rather than giving them a safe lane to ride in. Additionally, bicyclists can have collisions with other bicyclists who are not mindful of their surroundings.

Injuries caused by bicycle collisions are significant, as when a car hits a bicycle it commonly throws the person on the bicycle many feet and this can result in more typical injuries. Further, the bicycle rider obviously does not have a seat belt or other mechanism to limit the injury. Broken bones, traumatic head injuries, and damage to the spine, as well as internal injuries, are not uncommon. Bicycle accidents can even result in death. Individuals involved in bike accidents due to the negligent actions of others should contact us.

Contact Drucker Law Offices today for a free case evaluation. A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a bicycle accident. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Product Liability Cases

Have you been injured by a defective product?  Are you looking for a defective products lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

As a nation of consumers, most Americans use hundreds of products on a daily basis. When injuries and property damage result from dangerous and defective products, such as consumer products, recreational products, automobiles, bicycles, child car seats, tools, manufacturing equipment, workplace machinery, food, medications, pesticides and medical devices, the manufacturers and other parties involved in the chain of commerce may be liable for monetary damages.

Such injuries resulting from dangerous or defective products are often serious. As a result of such injuries, victims commonly incur significant hospitalization costs and medical bills. Wage loss claims, both short term and long term, are also common to these types of injuries.

At Drucker Law Offices, the lawyer understands the complexities involved in handling these types of cases. The first goal is to establish liability, by proving that the product was indeed defective. Often, this involves consulting a product safety expert or engineer. Once liability is established the lawyer helps clients determine the full measure of their damages by considering medical expenses, wage loss, loss of earning capacity, permanent impairment, past and future pain and suffering and other important factors. The goal is to protect your future by seeking all of the compensation that you are legally entitled to.

A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a defective product. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved. If you have any question about a product liability case, please contract the attorney at Drucker Law Offices.

Wrongful Death

Has your family been affected by a wrongful death?  Are you looking for a wrongful death attorney that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

I have defended the rights of families for 15 years. A wrongful death occurs as a result of the negligence of another person or party in any number of instances such as car accident, premises liability, medical malpractice, boating accidents and defective products. In the tragic instance when a family member is lost as a result of the negligence of another, the survivors have the right to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for the loss. The families of a lost loved one can rely on Drucker Law Offices to assist them during their time of legal need.

When you come to Drucker Law Offices with your case, the lawyer will thoroughly evaluate your situation and outline every possible course of action for you to consider. The lawyer will strongly and soundly represent your case to the best of his ability and fight for all of your legal entitlements.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or party, Drucker Law Offices can help you. The lawyer has compiled a Frequently Asked Questions section on wrongful death to give you additional information about your claim. A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a defective product. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.

Premises Liability – Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall Cases

Have you been injured in slip/fall or trip/fall accident?  Are you looking for a slip/fall injury lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

It is not uncommon for someone to get hurt at someone else’s property. This is commonly referred to as a “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accident. In other types of premises liability cases, a landowner or business owner is held responsible for negligent security, negligent lighting, or other acts of negligence stemming from hazardous conditions or neglect found on the property.

Generally, land and business owners have a duty to keep their premises free from dangers and hazards which might cause harm to their customers. Land and business owners also have the duty to keep their business in a reasonably safe condition. Such land and business owners are general liable for dangers that are created by them, are actually known to them or are there for a sufficient period of time that they should have known about such dangers.

Victims of these types of actions commonly incur significant medical bills and wage loss. Mounting medical bills and wage loss can present a long term challenge to the accident victim.

Further, as a result of a premises liability accident, there can be permanent disability as well as other long term or permanent ramifications such as extended pain and suffering.

At the Drucker Law Offices, complete representation is offered to persons injured on the property of another. In creating a plan for you to achieve a fair recovery both the fault or liability issues in the case as well as the damages incurred by you are analyzed.

At Drucker Law Offices, a free initial consultation is provided for all accident victims. The attorney fee contract provides that clients only pay a fee if a recovery is obtained in the case. If you have any questions pertaining to a premises liability case, please feel free to call Drucker Law Offices at any one of the locations.

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents

Have you been injured in an car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident?  Are you looking for a car accident lawyer that will give you the personal attention that your case deserves?  If so, you have found the right law firm.  Drucker Law Offices is focused on giving its clients personal attention and that is the basis of the motto: “Personal Injury Deserves Personal Attention.”. Call us today for a FREE consultation. The firm does not collect attorney fees or costs unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Motor vehicle drivers are generally required to know and follow the rules of the road while operating their car. When a driver fails to follow the rules of the road and causes an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Special laws apply to motor vehicle accidents in Florida. The Florida legislature passed the Florida Motor Vehicle No Fault Act, which covers most accidents involving cars or motor vehicles. The laws that apply to motor vehicle accident differ in part from the laws that apply to other types of accident cases, like workers’ compensation cases and premises liaiblity cases.

In terms of the damage to property (generally to the cars themselves but this also could include damage to other property like fences or a house if the car would crash into a house), the party found at fault in an accident is generally responsible for any resulting damage. This includes paying for the repair to the car as well as loss of use (rental car bill) resulting from the accident.

In most instances, on the other hand, your own personal injury protection insurance (PIP) pays for a significant portion (80 percent generally) of the medical bills, regardless of fault. Similarly, your PIP insurance also pays for a percentage (60 percent generally; although this wage compensation can be excluded from the insurance to lower premiums) of any proven lost wages, regardless of fault.

Most importantly, the Motor Vehicle Act generally provides that in order to recover non-economic or pain and suffering type damages, an injured victim must prove death, significant scarring, permanent disfigurement or permanent injury. This is the most significant difference between automobile accidents and other types of personal injury actions in Florida.  Death, significant scarring and permanent disfigurement are somewhat rare so the “catch all” provision is the permanent injury provision and this is called the permanent injury threshhold in the industry.

Things to do following an accident: Call your insurance agent as soon as you can after the accident happens.
Read your insurance policy and/or consult and attorney to read your policy before talking to your agent or the company, including the sections called Coverage and Exclusions. This will make you well-informed in dealing with your insurance company. When talking with insurance representatives, it is considered a good idea take clear and detailed notes. You may want to consider getting names, job titles, phone numbers, and each person’s supervisor’s name.

Things to avoid: Do not give any written or recorded statements to anybody at your insurance company until after you have retained (hired) an attorney. You do not have to let your insurance company record your phone conversations with them.  Indeed, the law requires anyone to give notice of recording a conversatoin.  While you are required to give you own insurance company a recorded statement, generally, you are NOT generally required to give the other vehicle’s insurance company a recorded statement. If you start to feel too pressured or doubtful, contact an attorney to give you legal support and advice.

As a general matter, you do not sign any waivers or releases without consulting an attorney for legal advice. Do not hurry to agree to anything with your insurer. After an accident, many people are upset and anxious and may be physically injured as well. Even if your car is totaled and you must pay for a rental car, allow yourself some time before fixing any agreements in black and white with your insurance company. Remember that they do not work for you. They do not make money by paying you.  This is particularly true of the other vehicle’s insurance.  They are looking out for themselves and for their insured and not for you.

What to do after a Car, Motorcycle, or Auto Accident, generally: The moments immediately after a car, motorcycle, or auto accident require thinking to protect yourself and your personal property.  Again, the person that caused the accident and their insurance company is looking out for themselves and not for you, so it is important to bear that in mind. There are a number of steps you can take to increase your chances of financial recovery and the amount of that recovery in your auto accident case. I generally recommend the following:

Insist that a report for car or motorcycle accidents be filed with the Police.  This is a generally a mistake that is made that is easily preventable.  Document as much as you can about the car, motorcycle, or auto accident or injury itself.  You generally will help the process by detailing in writing about your injuries and any other losses (such as wages, loss of income, pain and suffering, medical bills, etc.) you have suffered as a result of the accident, and any conversation you had with anyone involved in the accident.

I generally recommend that you talk to no one about the car, motorcycle, or auto accident or injuries other than your attorney or physician. You especially do not want to speak with an insurance adjuster from the other insurance company and you certainly do not want to give them any recorded conversation regarding the accident or your injuries. You may want to consult an attorney that concentrates in accident cases about assisting you.

It is also highly recommended take photos of the car, motorcycle, or auto accident scene, including any visible injuries and the vehicles involved and also to take pictures of any scars, bruises or any visible sign of injury on your body.   It is difficult to understand but insurance companies are very skeptical about injuries and showing visible scars or even bruises that ultimately heal up is very convincing to a jury and very convincing to an insurance company to prove injuries.  In today’s world where most cellular phones having camera, this is generally easy to do and should be done as often and early as possible.

I also generally recommend that you get the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident who may be able to help prove your case.  Obviously this has to be done at the scene of the accident but write down any information you have about the witnesses that you did not get their information as this can be used later to track them down.  This advice  pertaining to witnessess can sometimes be the difference between recovering money or not recovering money in a case.

I also generally recommend that for your injuries, you should immediately seek medical attention following a car, motorcycle, or auto accident. You should treat no differently than if you were injured and it was no one’s fault but you certainly need to be sure to have your injured documented and treatment is critical to this.  I advise that you be sure to explain how the injuries occurred to your doctor or surgeon. You should mention any sensations of disorientation, confusion, memory lapses, scars, bruises, etc. or other conditions you have sustained.

There are many types of insurance coverage that apply in motor vehicle accidents and an accident lawyer or law firm like this one can help you collect from these insurances. I summarize those types of coverage below.

No Fault/Personal Injury Protection(PIP) coverage: Florida law requires owners of vehicles to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. This coverage pays 80 percent of your medical bills to a total of $10,000.00. Effective January 1, 2008, the physician bills are paid pursuant to a Fee Schedule connected to medicare rates. The PIP insurance also pays 60 percent of any lost wages, although this coverage can be excluded. PIP coverage pays regardless of who is at fault, hence the term No-Fault. It is advisable to consult an attorney or lawyer following an accident to help the processing of PIP claims for medical bills or wages.

Property Damage Coverage: Property damage coverage pays for the other person’s vehicle in the event that the policyholder/insured causes an accident.  I generally get the client’s cars fixed through the other person’s property damage coverage if this is possible.

Collision/Comprehensive Coverage: You may have collision coverage on your policy and this coverage fixes your car REGARDLESS of fault. It is important to have your policy or declarations on hand, so that in the event of an accident you can know exactly what insurance you have. While generally it is advisable to have your car fixed through the other person’s insurance if they caused the accident, in some circumstances you may have to get your car fixed or totaled out through your own insurance company. Consult an attorney or law firm like this law firm regarding the best means of getting your car fixed after an accident.

Bodily Injury Coverage: Bodily injury coverage pays the injuries caused by the policyholder to the injured person. In order to obtain monies for the clients, claims are made against the at-fault driver’s bodily injury policy and attempt are made to get the client fairly compensated for their injuries based on these policies.  I cannot control how much insurance the other vehicle has but I try to find out this information as early as possible so that I can advise the client about the available insurance.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage:  Unfortunately and especially in today’s difficult economic times, many people in Florida have little or no motor vehicle insurance.  Many people forget to pay their insurance, so their insurance is cancelled, or they have the minimum coverage which does not have bodily injury coverage.   Some people have too little insurance to cover any major damage they may cause by their negligent driving. Uninsured/Under-insured motorist coverage is intended to help you pay for any injury or damage incurred from an uninsured driver or an under-insured driver whose negligence causes you harm. Be careful not to waive your legal rights in any situation that involves an uninsured driver. Consult an experienced car accident attorney like Drucker Law Offices for legal protection.

At Drucker Law Offices, total representation is offered to the automobile accident victim. This includes helping clients present their claim for medical bills and wages to their insurance carrier. Their rental car claims are processed and the repair of their cars after an accident is arranged. A free initial consultation is provided for clients who have been injured as a result of a car accident. The contract is a contingency fee contract so clients only pay a lawyer fee if the case is satisfactorily resolved.