Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Posted in Wrongful Death

No amount of money can replace a loved one. But when a family member dies due to the negligence of another, we can help protect your interests during what can be an emotionally and financially devastating time.

Vukelja Law has a proven track record of helping Florida families who have lost loved ones due to wrongful death. We can handle the complicated documentation related to your claim, build a strong case to maximize your claim, and guide you objectively through what can be an emotional, stressful experience.

Compensation in wrongful death claims can include:

  • Medical costs
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income and family support
  • Loss of benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish and loss of companionship

We work tirelessly to prove that the death of your family member was the result of someone else’s negligence, and that the remaining family incurred financial loss due to the death. Insurance companies, meanwhile, will fight to limit the financial compensation you deserve.

Vukelja Law will work hard to recover the financial compensation families need following wrongful death. We have the expertise and resources to assemble necessary records and documentation, work with accident reconstruction experts and investigators, and build a strong claim for you.

Trucking Accidents

Posted in Trucking Accidents

Vukelja Law understands what it is like to be involved in an accident with a large truck. We provided legal representation for persons who, through no fault of their own, have been injured in accidents involving large trucks, including tractor trailers, tanker trucks and construction vehicles.

Facing the catastrophic results of a trucking accident without legal representation can be frightening. Our goal is to obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve. Complex truck accident litigation requires thorough investigation, the opinions of expert witnesses, and the creative use of discovery procedures after the suit is filed. Prompt investigation of the accident scene is crucial; swift action is what the Vukelja Law firm provides. The sooner you engage us to represent you, the sooner we can act to preserve critical evidence.

Expert witnesses may be the key to winning your case. We know where to look for experts with extensive knowledge of the trucking industry. These experts can review the facts of your case and help us plan an effective trial strategy. Other experts in fields like engineering, accident reconstruction, life care planning, economics, and medicine may also play an important role in the successful prosecution of your case.

The drivers and their trucking companies must comply with a vast array of federal and state laws and regulations that do not apply to the ordinary motorist. At Vukelja Law, we are familiar with these laws and regulations and are prepared to explore whether the violation of one or more such laws and regulations caused or contributed to your accident.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is often referred to as an acquired brain injury or head injury. It occurs when there has been damage to the brain caused by some form of sudden trauma to the head. An injury of this type is obviously devastating to the victim and their families. In some cases, the victim may experience a complete recovery. In more unfortunate circumstances, the victim may never return to work or require lifelong assistance or skilled nursing care.

Vukelja Law is a law firm that is dedicated to providing professional legal counseling. Our legal team strives to provide each client with superior personal service. The effect of traumatic brain injury can vary greatly among individuals and is highly dependent on the location and extent of the damage to the brain. The complications may range from mild to severe and include the following:

  • Altered sleep patterns
  • Behavior and mood changes
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Lethargy
  • Lightheadedness
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble with attention, concentration and thought
  • Moderate to severe brain injuries may cause any or all of the following:
  • Agitation
  • Convulsions
  • Headaches that continue to worsen
  • Inability to awaken
  • Increased confusion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Problems with coordination
  • Pupil dilation in one or both eyes
  • Restlessness
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in extremities

If you or anyone you know shows sign of any of these symptoms, seek medical care, then call Vukelja Law.

 

Spinal Cord Injury

Posted in Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious types of injuries a person can suffer. If the victim of a spinal injury faces paralysis, it’s devastating. They can face shortened life spans and the loss of both voluntary and involuntary bodily functions. In many cases they are deprived of the opportunity to enjoy life in many meaningful ways.

Our practice includes cases of:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Tetraplegia
  • Herniated disks
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Nerve impingement

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury because of another’s negligence — contact Vukelja Law today. We are experienced civil trial attorneys dedicated to obtaining FULL compensation for people who have suffered a serious back injury or spinal cord injury as the result of another’s negligence.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Posted in Slip and Fall Accidents

“Slip and fall injury” is the term used for an injury that occurs when someone slips, trips or falls on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions or negligence by the property owner or business owner.

Slip and fall injuries can result from:

  • Water
  • Oil
  • Ice
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Grease
  • Changes in flooring
  • Poor lighting
  • Hidden hazards

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is crucial that an incident report and or witnesses are available so that we may document your case properly. Vukelja Law doesn’t recommend that you try to settle your accident case alone. We are experienced slip and fall attorneys. Serious accidents and injuries require serious attorneys, contact us right away.

Premises Liability / Dangerous Conditions

Posted in Premises Liability

In general, Florida requires plaintiffs in premises liability lawsuits to show that:

  • The property was in a defective or dangerous condition;
  • The person responsible for maintaining the property knew or should have known about the defective or dangerous condition;
  • The person responsible for maintaining the property had enough time to repair the condition or to warn others about it;
  • The condition was not repaired and the injured person was not warned;
  • The unsafe or dangerous condition caused the injury.

Because Florida has such a large tourist industry, the state processes a high number of premises liability lawsuits against hotel and motel operators. Hotel and inn owners are required to keep their rooms, public areas, and parking areas safe from dangerous conditions, but also from criminal activity. They must also provide adequate lighting, security personnel, and locks on doors to protect the property and personal safety of their customers. If you would like to discuss your injury and the possibility of a claim, call Vukelja Law today.

Products Liability & Defective Products

Posted in Defective Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall tens of thousands of products each year because of defects that make them unsafe.

Under Florida law, a product can be defective in three ways:

  • The flaw can be inherent in the design, as with toys made of lead.
  • It can be introduced in the product’s manufacturing, as with food that is contaminated by bottling or canning equipment.
  • If the manufacturer fails to warn consumers about the foreseeable dangers of using the product.

Manufacturers (and sometimes sellers) are strictly liable for any of these flaws, which means it doesn’t matter whether they knew about the defects — they are legally responsible for finding and correcting them before they become a danger to customers. When they don’t, it’s time to contact Vukelja Law and hold them legally and financially responsible for the deaths and injuries that result. Pursuing a defective products lawsuit can stop these dangerous practices, possibly force a recall and win compensation for all of your injuries or wrongful death. Vukelja Law can also help you recover the cost of medical bills and missed work. If a consumer product has injured you or someone you love, please call us to review your claim.

Pedestrian Accidents

Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

As a pedestrian, you generally have the right of way when crossing the street at designated crosswalks. Even so, accidents do happen. Not everyone obeys traffic signals when crossing the street. A pedestrian is no match for a vehicle, so when accidents occur, injuries or deaths are real possibilities. The Vukelja Law firm represent injured pedestrians or their families in cases of fatal accidents. If you have been hurt, or a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death pedestrian accident,  contact Vukelja Law. We have a strong record and wide spectrum of experience representing victims of pedestrian accidents.

The Vukelja Law firm provides legal services for a wide variety of other personal injury situations:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Automotive products liability
  • Back injury
  • Boating accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Bus accidents
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Construction accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Fractures
  • Neck injury
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Railroad accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Stair collapse
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death

Negligence

Posted in Negligence

You should be able to feel safe and secure almost everywhere you go. But if you have been attacked or victimized on someone else’s property, a negligent security claim may be filed. If reasonable security precautions had been undertaken by property owners or managers, many of these tragic incidents may have been avoided. Vukelja Law is experienced at helping clients gain compensation for their injuries in these claims.

Negligent security claims can arise when an attack or assault occurs at a:

  • Hotel or motel
  • Shopping center
  • Restaurant or bar
  • Parking lot
  • ATM machine
  • Apartment complex
  • Hospital or nursing home
  • Train station
  • College, university, or other school
  • Workplace
  • Government building or other publicly owned site

As our client, you will receive the exceptional personal attention needed to result in a positive outcome.

Motorcycle Accidents

Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

Driving a motorcycle requires special skills, as well as an extremely defensive posture while driving. When a motorcycle accident occurs, personal injury is almost certain. And lives are always at risk should an accident happen. The Vukelja Law firm represent people that have been injured as the result of a motorcycle accident. If you have been hurt, or a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death motorcycle accident, you need a personal injury attorney with superior litigation skills. Vukelja Law has a strong record and wide spectrum of experience representing victims of motorcycle accidents.

The Vukelja Law firm provides legal services for a wide variety of other personal injury situations:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Automotive products liability
  • Back injury
  • Boating accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Bus accidents
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Construction accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Fractures
  • Neck injury
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Railroad accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Stair collapse
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death

Medical Malpractice

Posted in Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals of all types, and healthcare facilities have a duty to provide a standard of care. If they fail to do so and you or a loved one suffers as a result, you may be entitled to compensation under Florida’s medical malpractice laws. Years of medical training and experience cannot prepare doctors, nurses and healthcare workers for every possible scenario. Even with the best training, errors can—and do—happen. And unlike in other professions, when a medical error occurs lives may be at risk. Medical malpractice is a highly technical aspect of personal injury litigation. Vukelja Law can successfully represented clients in medical malpractice cases such as:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis that resulted in permanent injury
  • Surgical errors
  • Incorrect anesthesia
  • Pharmaceutical errors
  • Nursing home abuse and negligence
  • Labor and delivery injuries

Vukelja Law can professionally represent you in any malpractice litigation. Call today to discuss your case.

Cruise Ship Accidents

Posted in Cruise Ship Accidents

Vukelja Law representes passengers and crews who have sustained a cruise ship injury, or been hurt on a party boat, fishing expedition, water taxi, or any US registered vessel. We also file claims on behalf of passengers injured or made ill on foreign registered cruise ships. Our cases include matters involving:

  • Collisions
  • Injuries due to rough weather
  • Falling overboard and drowning
  • Injuries to crew members under the Jones Act
  • Food poisoning
  • Slip and falls caused by wet or icy decks and floors, loose carpet, and other hazards
  • Cruise ship injury from running aground

Vukelja Law can assist anyone who has been injured on a passenger ship, wherever the injury occurred. If you have suffered a cruise ship injury or if you’ve been hurt as a passenger on any other type of recreational tour ship, contact Vukelja Law to learn about your options and your rights.

Construction Accidents

Posted in Construction Accidents

The construction industry has the highest workplace accident rates in the United States. When unsafe construction practices cause accidents, Vukelja Law is committed to working with injured workers, or the families left tragically behind.

We understand the personal, emotional, and financial consequences of serious work-related injuries to both injured workers and their families. We vigorously pursue the best possible outcome for our clients.

We have extensive experience representing clients suffering as a result of:

  • Falls
  • Equipment failures or accidents
  • Scaffold accidents
  • Trench accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Archway accidents
  • Shaftway accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Maritime accidents

Proper handling of these cases requires a thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, and regulations, as well as construction standards and practices. Contact us today to get started on your case.

Car Accidents

Posted in Car Accidents

When you are injured as the result of a car accident, trust the Vukelja Law firm to provide the personal injury representation you need to protect your rights. Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents in Florida. We know that these victims need qualified legal representation to obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries.

We represent car accident injury cases involving:

  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Alcohol-related accidents
  • SUV accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Accidents involving catastrophic losses
  • Accidents involving defective products
  • Fatal accidents
Time is of the essence concerning filing and settling an auto accident lawsuits. Vukelja Law works quickly and efficiently to help you obtain compensation, so contact us today to get started.

Bicycle Accidents

Posted in Bicycle Accidents

Sometimes a simple bike ride can turn tragic. The personal injury lawyers at Vukelja Law represent people that have been injured as the result of a bicycle accident. If you have been hurt, or a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death bicycle event, you need a personal injury attorney with superior litigation skills. Vukelja Law has a strong record and wide spectrum of experience representing victims of bicycle accidents.

The Vukelja Law firm provides legal services for a wide variety of other personal injury situations:

  •  Automobile accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Automotive products liability
  • Back injury
  • Boating accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Bus accidents
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Construction accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Fractures
  • Neck injury
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Railroad accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Stair collapse
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death

Boating Accidents

Posted in Boating Accidents

A beautiful day on the water cruising in your boat can be shattered by an accident. Don’t attempt to resolve the accident without contacting the Vukelja Law firm. We represent people that have been hurt as a result of a boating mishap. Your personal injury resolution and compensation are priority one at Vukelja Law.

Consider our firm for all your personal injury legal needs. We can represent you in a variety of cases:

  •  Automobile accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Automotive products liability
  • Back injury
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Bus accidents
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Construction accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Fractures
  • Neck injury
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Railroad accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Stair collapse
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death