Our Florida personal injury attorneys know just how much is riding on your case. We know what a toll it can take on the whole family when a loved one sustains serious injuries. The outcome of your lawsuit may mean the difference between recovering full compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering, and becoming destitute. We understand the physical, financial, and emotional challenges that come with any type of injury, and are prepared to represent you from start to finish. The experienced Ocala personal injury attorneys of Dean Law Firm work hard to make sure those that are responsible for your injuries are held accountable.Florida Law Protects Injured Victims
The most common kinds of personal injury suits, from motor vehicle accidents to medical malpractice, arise due to somebody's negligence. Negligence is the failure to use the appropriate level of care. In an ordinary negligence lawsuit, a plaintiff must prove (1) the defendant owed the victim a duty to act with due care; (2) the defendant’s breach of that duty; (3) causation; and (4) damages. This standard usually applies to injuries caused by events such as car accidents and slip and falls. For example, under Florida law, property owners must keep their property reasonably safe. A landowner who invites business guests onto her property may be responsible if a guest is hurt because of a hidden danger — such as a loose rail or uneven stairs — that the landowner knew or should have known about. Similarly, a driver who fails to exercise reasonable care by observing traffic signals or yielding the right of way, and who causes an accident as a result, can be held liable for the expenses incurred by any motorist, biker, or pedestrian injured by their unsafe conduct.
Health care providers must also use reasonable care. By statute, Florida doctors are required to adhere to the level of care, skill and treatment that is considered acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers under similar circumstances. However, a medical malpractice lawsuit has a few more hurdles than an ordinary negligence lawsuit. For example, there are specific pre-suit requirements, and expert testimony is crucial in proving a breach in the applicable standard of care.
Doctors and nurses, as well as insurers who represent other defendants, often have the support of a legal team advising them regarding what to say, and specifically advising them not to accept responsibility. It is important for you to consult with attorneys who have significant experience, and who understand the art of building a strong case should you proceed to trial.Guidance in Estate, Probate, and Business Law Matters
In addition to our personal injury practice, we serve clients facing a broad range of additional legal issues, including those related to estate planning, trusts, and probate administration. We can also help with probate disputes such as will contests, and challenges to the actions of an estate personal representative. Finally, we are available to assist with civil law matters including those related to business formation, advice, and litigation.Our Family Helping Yours
Personal injury attorneys Michael Dean and Timothy Dean are more than attorneys and business partners – they are also brothers. Ed Dean, their father, practiced law for many years before serving as an elected official in Marion County. He imparted many important values to his sons, teaching them that excellent client service, hard work, and integrity form the foundation of a successful law firm. Today, we continue to honor these values and dedicate ourselves to providing high quality, personalized service to each of our clients.Contact Dean Law Firm Today
We represent clients in Ocala, Crystal River, The Villages, and throughout Central Florida. Contact the dedicated Ocala personal injury lawyers at Dean Law Firm by phone at 352-387-8700 or via our online form. We provide a free initial consultation to discuss the specifics of your injury claim. Further, we take all cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.