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Obtained Over $1 Billion in Settlements & Trial Verdicts

Personal Injury Lawyer Fort Lauderdale

Lawyers Protecting the Seriously Injured in South & Central Florida

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers have the professional expertise that you can rely on. Across our personal injury practice areas, we have helped people obtain in excess of one billion in verdicts/settlements on behalf of our clients. Call our experienced personal injury lawyer, 786-933-5828, for a FREE consultation about your personal injury case.

With a commitment to holding negligent defendants and big insurance companies accountable, we go above and beyond in our quest to provide victims and families with fully personalized, results-driven representation. We offer complementary case evaluations for all our personal injury lawsuit victims thinking about filing personal injury lawsuits.


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You Deserve Justice

If you were in an accident and escaped unharmed, you should consider yourself fortunate.  No amount of money from a lawsuit is worth the pain and emotional trauma of a serious personal injury.  If you have suffered a serious injury in Miami, you’ll need the help of the civil justice system.

Contact us to find out how we can help by calling (305) 371-2692.

Receiving compensation following an accident is crucial in recovery. Our team of Miami personal injury attorneys can help you negotiate with insurance companies and others who may be involved in the incident in reaching a full and fair settlement.

Know the Steps to Take After a Serious Accident in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, we are proud to serve the community. It is crucial that victims and families know how to protect themselves and their rights after an accident. Here are four things to do after being injured in Fort Lauderdale:

  1. Get Professional Medical Attention; If you are seriously injured, seek professional medical attention immediately. Do not delay: It is always best to see a doctor as soon as possible. Doing so is key to your physical and mental recovery. In Florida, seeing a doctor is also a required step in the personal injury claims process. Don’t worry about the medical bills, we can help get compensation to cover those.
  2. Carefully Document the Accident: Be sure to carefully and thoroughly document your accident, including recording exactly what happened and why it happened. Proving negligence (fault) is a key part in motor vehicle accident cases and fall accidents. 
  3. Avoid Giving a Statement to the Insurance Company: After all motor vehicle accidents, insurance companies normally reach out to get your “official” statement of what happened. Avoid giving a statement to the insurance company without first consulting our experienced personal injury attorney. Insurance adjusters will try to obtain information that can be used against you. They are never on your side. They only care about their own pockets, not you or your serious injuries. 
  4. Get Help From a Fort Lauderdale, FL Attorney: Taking on a big insurance company is never easy. It is absolutely vital that you have a skilled and experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer on your team. Our attorneys will put in the time and resources to maximize your financial recovery.

Fort Lauderdale is a vibrant coastal city located in the southeastern part of Florida. Known for its beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, and year-round warm weather, Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination. The city boasts many cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries, and live music venues, as well as excellent dining and shopping options.

Fort Lauderdale is also famous for its network of canals and waterways, earning it the nickname “Venice of America.” Attractions in the city include Fort Lauderdale Beach, Las Olas Boulevard, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale.

Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale Handles All Types of Personal Injury Law Cases

We are a full-service personal injury law firm devoted to helping injured victims get justice and the maximum financial compensation. Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers are on the side of the people who need help the most—not large corporations or their insurance companies. Personal injury cases we handle in Fort Lauderdale include:

  • Car AccidentsWere you injured in a car accident in Fort Lauderdale? It is imperative that you take immediate action in the aftermath of a car accident to protect your rights and your interests. You cannot count on insurance companies to look out what is right for you and your family. Our Fort Lauderdale, FL car accident attorneys are standing by, ready to help you secure the maximum settlement or verdict. You do not have to navigate the personal injury claim process alone. 
  • Truck AccidentsLarge commercial trucks in South Florida may weigh as much as 40 tons. They are enormous. When a crash happens, there is a serious risk of catastrophic injuries. If you or your loved one was hurt in a trucking accident in Fort Lauderdale, contact our Florida truck accident lawyer at our law firm for immediate help.
  • Medical MalpracticeMedical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed due to subpar care by a doctor, hospital, or health care provider. Medical negligence law is complicated. Contact our Fort Lauderdale, FL medical malpractice attorney at our law firm today for a free, fully confidential initial consultation.
  • Premises LiabilityWere you hurt in an accident at a Fort Lauderdale business or on another person’s property? You may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries through premises liability claims. We handle all types of premises liability in Fort Lauderdale, including in slip and falls, negligent security, and dog bite injuries. 
  • Wrongful DeathWas your family member killed in an accident caused by another party’s failure to take proper safety precautions? It is crucial that you pursue a wrongful death claim to hold the at-fault party accountable. Our Fort Lauderdale wrongful death attorneys are passionate, knowledgeable, and justice-focused advocates for grieving families.

Is Your Fort Lauderdale Injury Too Minor?

You might be afraid to call a law firm because you believe your injuries are too minor to warrant compensation. Or you might try to submit a claim on your own and hope that the insurance company cuts you a check for a reasonable amount of money.

People are surprised at how much their claim catastrophic personal injury is worth. Although some injuries are truly minor, it doesn’t hurt to schedule a consultation with an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney to find out.

For example, if all you suffered in a car accident was some car damage, then you might negotiate a settlement for car repairs without a lawyer’s help. But if you suffered a bodily injury—like a head, traumatic brain injury, or fracture—then your claim could be worth much more.

We also can’t overlook the emotional aftershocks many people experience following traumatic brain injuries or an accident. For example, you might have suffered a burn on your face or a deep laceration. Although these injuries didn’t cost a million dollars to treat, the unsightly scars could cause depression, anxiety, and withdrawal from friends and family. These are the type of non-economic losses our clients receive money for all the time.Never assume you don’t have a case just because you aren’t paralyzed. Our lawyers can listen to your story, review medical records, and help you understand the dollar value of your claim.

Holding Negligent Parties Liable for an Accident in South Florida

How do you hold another party legally responsible for your injuries in car accidents? The answer depends on a number of different factors, including the type of accident and how/why it happened. A key thing to know is that personal injury liability is based on fault in Florida.

To prove fault for an accident in Fort Lauderdale, you typically need to establish negligence. Broadly explained, negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care that a prudent person would exercise in similar circumstances, resulting in harm or injury to another person.

Establishing Negligence in Florida

To establish negligence in a Florida court, a plaintiff must prove four elements: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Duty refers to the responsibility that the defendant owed to the plaintiff. Breach of duty occurs when the defendant fails to meet that responsibility. Causation is the connection between the breach of duty and the plaintiff’s injury.

Finally, damages are the actual harm suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the breach. As Florida is a comparative negligence state, each party to an accident will be held liable for their “share” of the fault. Every serious accident should be carefully investigated by a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney.

Comparative Negligence & Fort Lauderdale Accidents

Florida is one of a handful of states that uses a “pure” comparative fault negligence scheme. The law recognizes that more than one person could have been negligent, including our client, who is injured. The law assigns a percentage of fault to every party. So it might be possible for the injured victim to be 50% responsible and another motorist 50% responsible. Or our client could even have 85% of fault, whereas the defendant is only 15% to blame.

The key is that you can sue for compensation so long as you are not 100% at fault. However, there’s a catch. Your damages are reduced by your proportion of fault.

For example, imagine you suffered head injuries in a slip and fall because the property owner failed to sweep up some trash in a pharmacy aisle. At the same time, you were looking at your phone and not paying attention to where you were walking, so you are somewhat to blame, too.

If you suffered $80,000 in damages and are 50% to blame for catastrophic injury, your maximum recovery is $40,000. If you were 75% at fault, you are limited to $20,000.

Comparative negligence can dramatically reduce an injured person’s compensation. Consequently, we always strive to minimize your fault. We credit our thorough investigations with allowing us to reconstruct the accident in a way that puts responsibility for an accident on the person who hurt you.

We Help Injured Victims Maximize their Financial Recovery in Fort Lauderdale

Were you hurt in an accident in Fort Lauderdale? You need financial relief to pay bills, cover lost income and time on the job, and compensate you for pain and suffering and other types of damages. Sadly, it can be difficult to get a full and fair settlement offer from an insurance company.

Big insurers fight hard to resolve claims for less. These companies put their own financial interests first, not the rights of you or your family. Our Fort Lauderdale, FL personal injury lawyers are tenacious advocates for our clients. Compensation may be available for:  

  • Property damages; 
  • Ambulance costs; 
  • Emergency room treatment; 
  • Hospital bills; 
  • Other health care costs; 
  • Physical therapy; 
  • Mental health counseling; 
  • Lost wages; 
  • Diminished capacity to earn; 
  • Pain and suffering; 
  • Scarring/disfigurement; 
  • Permanent impairment; and
  • Wrongful death.

How Our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help

Personal injury law is complicated. Feelings of stress, confusion, and even total exhaustion after a serious accident are normal. During this time, you need a high level legal advocate on your side.

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, we know how to get results. With a long record of client reviews and a history of results, our legal team has recovered more than $1 billion for victims and families. Among other things, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers are prepared to: 

  • Hear what you have to say, answer questions, and explain your legal options;
  • Comprehensively investigate the case, gathering all of the evidence you need; 
  • Identify all possible defendants who might bear legal liability for your injuries;
  • Take care of the personal injury claims paperwork and represent you in the settlement; and
  • Develop a personalized legal strategy devoted to helping you maximize your recovery.

A History of Success

Our firm has developed a reputation in the Fort Lauderdale legal community for providing the highest level of representation. Our peers have recognized our accomplishments by awarding us some of the most prestigious awards in the legal industry.

Co-founder Manuel L. Dobrinsky was named a Lifetime Achievement Honoree for the South Florida Business & Wealth’s Legal Awards in 2021. This award testifies to Mr. Dobrinsky’s dedication to his profession and clients, as well as his broad knowledge of the shifting South Florida legal landscape.

Partner Eric Bluestein also received recognition as an Honoree for South Florida Business & Wealth’s 2021 Up & Comer Award. Mr. Bluestein has helped power the firm’s reputation into the 21st Century as a leading law firm in South Florida and is poised to carry our legacy into the future.

Partner Randy Rosenblum has received recognition for decades as one of the best lawyers in America, and in 2023 was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Miami for Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers. With the increasing importance of products liability litigation to our region, Mr. Rosenblum has positioned our firm for growth in the coming decades and beyond.

Founding Partner Dan Dolan has also been recognized over the decades for his leadership in the region. Mr. Dolan has served as the President of the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association and has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, among countless other honors.

Why Choose Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein?

What sets Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum apart from the competition? Our firm brings together talented attorneys with a broad base of experience to focus on one thing: you. We get to know your goals, how your accident has injured you, and what kind of compensation you hope to receive. Then we set to work using our experience to seek justice.

We also limit the cases we take. Some firms need all the work they can get and quickly get overwhelmed because they accept every client who walks through the door. We take a different approach. By limiting the cases we take, we give ourselves time to learn all the details about your accident and your injuries. This laser-like approach helps us efficiently determine who is to blame and how much your case might be worth.

We leverage decades of experience in trial work, negotiation, investigations, and expert witnesses on behalf of our clients. Whereas other firms maybe handle one or two personal injury cases a year, we have decades of experience the lean on. The legal landscape in South Florida has continued to evolve in an ever more complex fashion—and we have kept up with it.

Our results are impressive and illustrate our dedication to our clients. A brief snapshot of some of the most significant settlements and verdicts over the years include:

  • $1,000,000,000 (one billion!) verdict against cigarette manufacture Philip Morris USA on behalf of a smoker who died from lung cancer.
  • $9,800,000 award for mother paralyzed by a motor vehicle accident.
  • $6,500,000 award for a victim struck by a tourist driving a rental car which led to amputation when insurers engaged in bad faith practices.
  • $38,000,000 award for twin boys blinded due to an ophthalmologist’s malpractice.
  • $3,900,000 wrongful death claim for the family of a woman murdered due to negligent security and an alarm system defect.

It’s no wonder that our firm was named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report.

Settlement versus Trial: Which is Best?

Many of our clients dread the prospect of trial. It’s true that at a trial you probably need to testify about sensitive information, like how your injuries have damaged your marriage. Many people are embarrassed to talk about their physical limitations following a serious accident.

Fortunately, trial is avoidable in many cases. We have a long history of successfully negotiating settlements for our clients, which means you will probably never see the inside of a Fort Lauderdale courtroom. We credit our success to our detailed understanding of how defendants and their insurers think. These defendants also have an incentive to avoid trial, so we know that their initial, low-ball settlements are not the final offer they can make.

Nonetheless, marching into court is sometimes the only way to protect your rights. Insurance companies are often unreasonable regarding medical expenses:

  • Liability for the accident. In Florida, an accident victim could share liability or be solely responsible. Many defendants will blame you for your own injuries. As shocking as that is, going to trial is the only way to hold a defendant accountable.
  • Severity of your injuries. Insurers like to minimize the pain, inconvenience, and depression that accident victims face. They will allege that you are exaggerating your injuries and deserve less than what’s fair. Filing a lawsuit in a timely manner is the best way to ultimately secure fair compensation.
  • Lack of evidence. Some insurers will argue that it’s not clear what happened, so they can’t pay any compensation. We don’t wait around for them to collect evidence—we do it ourselves.

You Deserve to Be Treated with Respect

Many accident victims report feeling as if their voices aren’t heard during the process. Nobody returns their calls, and insurance adjusters talk all over them when they do call back. This is a frustrating experience. At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, we believe that the personal injury insurance claims’ process should be focused on you—your injuries, your needs, your goals.

Florida’s legislature also agrees that victims should be treated fairly. For that reason, our state has detailed requirements that insurance companies must meet—and any failure qualifies as “bad faith.”

As your lawyer, we have negotiated with many of the largest insurers in Florida. We aren’t impressed with their “delay, deny, defend” strategy:

  • Delay investigations for no good reason
  • Deny a claim unfairly
  • Defend their position even when it’s obvious they should pay compensationWe will stand up for your rights—and for what is right. We aren’t afraid to call out insurance adjusters when they act in bad faith, and often this pressure gets them to come to the bargaining table with a fair settlement offer.

We Do Not Get Paid Unless You Get Paid (Contingency Fee Representation in Fort Lauderdale)

Hurt in an accident in Fort Lauderdale? A severe injury can be a major financial burden for a family. We understand the financial struggles that can come with a personal injury claim. You never have to worry about the cost of hiring a top-rated personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale.

We provide contingency fee representation in Fort Lauderdale. We do not get paid unless you get paid. With this type of arrangement in place, you can focus on your recovery and leave the legal process to us.

Our team works hard to obtain the maximum compensation that you deserve for your injuries and damages, and there are no upfront costs or out-of-pocket fees. Consultations are free and there is never any obligation.

Contact Our Fort Lauderdale, FL Personal Injury Lawyer Today for Personal Injury Cases

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys are skilled, experienced, and tenacious advocates for injured victims.

If you or your loved one was severely injured in an accident, you need a high-level advocate on your side. Contact us at 305-371-2692 for a free, fully confidential initial consultation. We fight for the rights and interests of injured victims in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and all over Southeast Florida.

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