Bicycling has always been a big part of our South Florida culture, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether bicycling along our beautiful beaches, unwinding by taking a ride around the neighborhood, or even commuting to work, bicycling is a great way to get around and enjoy our community. But bicycling can also be dangerous business, and a simple bike ride can turn into a life-altering tragedy without warning. At the law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, we represent injured plaintiffs in bicycle accidents all across West Palm Beach, and we will put our nearly nine decades of personal injury experience to work for you in getting the compensation you and your family need. Contact our experienced team today.
South Florida is home to some of the greatest recreational boating in the country. With nearly one million registered vessels within our state borders, our waterways, national parks, and of course our beautiful ocean coastline bring together local boaters and visitors from around the world. The dark side of our boating culture is that Florida far and away leads the country in both total fatalities and accidents. At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, our West Palm Beach boat accident lawyers have been representing injured plaintiffs across South Florida since we opened for business in 1927, and we will bring our experience to bear in fighting for you and your family’s full recovery in your boating accident claim.
For all of the advancements in automotive technology, car, truck, and bus accidents remain one of the greatest dangers to our health, safety, and financial stability. Each year, thousands of Florida families suffer the devastating effects of auto accidents, which can include death and serious injuries, potentially resulting in years of high medical bills and missed work. At the law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, we have handled thousands of auto accident cases over our near-century history as a firm. We understand the physical pain and devastating financial impact that auto accidents have on individuals and families, and all our branches will fight for a speedy recovery for all of your injuries.
Booking a cruise to visit a warm exotic location or explore a new place is an event people typically plan and save for over a significant period of time. The leisurely pace of this kind of travel, as compared to flying, allows passengers the opportunity to relax and disconnect from the stress and business of normal life. However, being on a ship in the middle of a body of water brings the risk of serious injury if something goes wrong, or a safety issue on the ship is not quickly addressed. If an injury does occur, who is responsible, and can passengers sue the cruise operator for negligence in a personal injury lawsuit?
With around 1,250 courses, Florida has more golf courses than any other state. Florida’s extensive courses are world-renowned for their beautiful landscaping, accessibility, and appeal to residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately, traversing the vast acreage that makes up a golf course can be dangerous for those traveling by golf cart. And golfers are not the only people at risk, as many retirement community residents, college campus maintenance workers, and airport passengers use this form of conveyance on a regular basis. Because golf carts do not have safety features, such as signal lights, mirrors, windshield wipers, airbags, and sometimes even seat belts, passengers are susceptible to sustaining serious injuries if involved in accidents. If you or a loved one was injured when your golf cart overturned or crashed, it is important to contact an experienced accident laywer who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Nobody visits a doctor’s office or schedules a routine surgery with the expectation of suffering a serious medical injury. However, as researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine emphasize, medical errors are the third leading cause of death among American adults. Most of these serious and fatal injuries could be prevented, but they can happen because a healthcare provider is careless or inexperienced. If you or someone in your family suffered a serious harm because of medical malpractice, you may be able to seek compensation. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can assist you with your claim.
Florida has some of the most beautiful terrain for motorcycling in the entire country. Whether riding the off-the-beaten path backroads of “Old Florida” or taking a scenic trip down the coastline of South Florida, motorcycling is a great way to enjoy our state. But all too often, motorcycling can result in a tragic accident when a careless motorist acts irresponsibly, especially on our crowded interstates full of out-of-state vacationers and busy locals. At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, we have decades of experience in representing Florida motorcyclists who have suffered serious injuries in collisions with motorists, and we will fight to obtain the recovery you and your family deserve. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have won record-setting verdicts for motorcyclists and their families, and we will put that experience to work for you.
The decision to admit a loved one into a nursing home is incredibly difficult. Often, it occurs after the family comes to the realization that they are no longer physically capable of providing for their loved one’s needs. The family is placing its most cherished possession into the hands of others. The family trusts that the nursing home will treat their family member with compassion, respect and dignity. Unfortunately, some facilities choose to blatantly disregard their legal, moral and ethical responsibilities.
With our warm climate, South Floridians enjoy the ability to comfortably take full advantage of year-round pedestrian activities, whether on our beaches, sidewalks, trails, or avenues. Perhaps due in part to the year-round warm weather and crowded attractions and thoroughfares, Florida has seen an epidemic of pedestrian accidents. A 2014 study found that Florida was by the far most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians, with Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami being the top four most dangerous major cities nationwide for pedestrians. At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, we have been representing injured pedestrians across South Florida since our firm’s founding in West Palm Beach in 1927. Our pedestrian accident lawyers bring those nearly nine decades of experience to bear in fighting for maximum recovery for each and every one of our injured clients.
Most people do not think about their safety when they enter a bank, mall, restaurant or other place of business. Many customers trust that the business that is taking their money will also take reasonable precautions to insure their customers’ safety. Unfortunately, all too often this trust is misplaced. Contact our experienced premises liability lawyers today. Each year, over one million people are injured while visiting commercial establishments. These incidents include assaults which occurr due to insufficient security, falls due to hidden hazards, dog bites, and a host of other dangerous conditions. Often, the property owner was well aware of the dangerous condition but chose to ignore it. You have a right to expect that a business owner will take reasonable measures to correct dangerous conditions and look out for your safety.
Technology can be wonderful. New products can make our lives better, easier, and more efficient. We expect that product manufacturers will take reasonable steps to make sure their products are safe before selling them to your family and your children. Unfortunately, some manufacturers choose to put profits before their own customers’ safety. Some choose to hide dangerous defects, while others fail to provide warnings of their products’ dangerous propensities. The many products cases we have handled over the years has led to one simple conclusion: some manufacturers cannot be trusted to monitor themselves. Every year, tens of thousands of consumers suffer catastrophic injuries, even death, due to defective products. Some of these manufacturers were aware of the danger of their products, but chose to ignore the danger simply because the product was “profitable.” By pursing these manufacturers, our product liability lawyers obtain justice for our clients. At the same time, we create an economic incentive for those companies to play by the rules by ensuring that their products are safe before placing them in your hands.
Why do you need an experienced truck accident lawyer if you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident? Quite simply, accidents between large trucks and personal cars are very different from car on car accidents. They are more devastating – and often deadly — due to the huge weight difference between the vehicles. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that, in a single year, 74,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks. That same year saw 3,380 people killed in accidents involving large trucks. While nearly one-fourth of those injured were truck drivers or their passengers, more than three-fourths of those injured were the occupants of other vehicles. The grim reality is that innocent victims are frequently injured or killed in accidents involving large trucks. Trucking companies know their exposure is high, so they retain very experienced defense lawyers to begin preparing their defense literally within hours after a truck accident occurs. You need your own experienced truck accident lawyer to combat them.
Nobody expects to get hurt on the job in Florida. However, workplace accidents and injuries occur much more frequently than most employers or employees would like to consider. Regardless of whether the accident was preventable, sustaining a serious workplace injury can allow the victim to seek compensation by filing a workers’ compensation claim. Whether you sustained a severe traumatic injury from a fall at a construction site or a debilitating repetitive use injury from your desk job, it is important to learn more about filing a workers’ compensation claim in Florida. Under Florida law, you can be eligible for compensation if you cannot work due to an injury. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help with your claim.
Wrongful death is a heartbreaking event. There is never a chance to say goodbye. Death of a loved one due to the negligence of others can shatter the family members emotionally as well as financially. Things become a lot worse when someone, for his own benefit, does this crime intentionally. All such cases of death come under wrongful death criteria. Contact our experienced wrongful death lawyers today, we can help.
In other words, any death caused by the negligence or wrongful intention of another is referred to as Wrongful Death. Wrongful death cases arise from a variety of circumstances, including vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, dangerous or defective products, workplace and job-related mishaps, and construction site accidents. A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or entity. A wrongful death lawsuit is that the wrongful death, in addition to injuring the person who died, also injured people who depended upon the deceased for financial or emotional support.