PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER IN HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA
Law Offices Of Alex T. Barak, P.A.
Experienced Accident Attorney To Fight For Injured Accident Victims
LAW OFFFICES OF ALEX T. BARAK, P.A.
Personal Injury And Accident Attorney Serving Florida Since 1981, Including Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Counties, and Beyond.
Monetary Compensation For Your Injuries Caused By The Negligence of Others.
ARE YOU AN ACCIDENT VICTIM SEEKING JUSTICE? When you need personalized legal services and the best results for your accident or negligence case, call Alex Barak 954-961-6200.
ALEX T. BARAK LICENSED SINCE 1981
Alex Barak is a member of the Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar Association, Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, South Broward Bar Association, and American Association for Justice; he is also admitted and qualified attorney for the United States District Court, Federal Court.
Successfully Handling Personal Injury & Accident Cases In Florida Since 1981.
Individuals who are involved in an accident usually do not know where to turn. And while they do know that they need money to pay for their losses, calling a personal injury attorney is often far from their minds. However, the assistance of a very experienced personal injury attorney after a serious accident in Florida occurs is essential; an attorney can help you to prove fault, can direct you to maximize your case through proper medical treatment and other strategies; he can negotiate for you a very good settlement amount, and can ensure that an insurance company will not cheat you out of what you deserve.
Lastly, you need someone very experienced to guide you through a busy set of circumstances that can overwhelm most people. When you are in need of experienced legal services that you can trust, look no further than the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A. Let our experienced Florida personal injury attorney help you.
There is no personal injury case type that is too complex for our skilled Florida personal injury lawyer to handle. With 40+ years of extensive legal experience helping injured persons in Florida, including major jury trials and winning appeals, including two in the Florida Supreme Court, Alex Barak has the skill-set your case demands. Some of the personal injury practice areas that we focus on include:
CRPS, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Negligence of others causing you injuries
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), now known as CRPS
Slip, Trip, & Fall
The above list is not inclusive; schedule a free consultation with our law firm if you have been injured in any type of accident that is someone else’s fault.
Our experienced personal injury attorney serves multiple areas throughout the State of Florida. While we practice out of these areas, we understand that injury victims are not always physically able to travel in order to get the help that they so desperately need. If you are unable to travel to our location, do not fret – just give us a phone call, and we will schedule a time and a location that works for you.
Hiring a hands-on personal injury attorney on your side on whom you can count is extremely important when you have been injured and are in the process of recovering compensation for those injuries. Alex T. Barak has been practicing law since 1981, giving him decades worth of experience. He provides you personalized legal services. He will handle your case, not some new attorney or paralegal. His work has resulted in millions of dollars of settlement rewards for clients across Florida. He fights for your justice.
ALEX T. BARAK was an English writing major and journalist in college. His professional writing skills give his clients an edge in legal arguments, often leading to better and positive results.
In 1990, Mr. Barak won a landmark case on appeal in The Florida Supreme Court. It was an accident case in which a ten-year-old boy was seriously injured.
When filing a personal injury claim, it is important that you fully understand civil law and a number of legal concepts. Further, it is important that you have the resources necessary to conduct the investigation that your case demands, prove negligence and liability, and recover the highest settlement award possible. Alex Barak can aid you in all aspects of your personal injury claim. He has done this since 1981.
IT COSTS YOU NOTHING UPFRONT TO HIRE AN EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Attorneys handle accident cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that unless there is a recovery of money from the at-fault insurance company or through uninsured motorist claims, there is no legal fee. Most doctors will treat you and collect money from your car insurance and wait until the end of the case to collect any balance due them.
If your own insurance company refuses to pay you for the damages to your vehicle or for your doctor’s bills or lost wages, your attorney can file a lawsuit against your own insurance company, and your insurance company, when it settles and resolves the case, will have to pay your attorney’s fees.
Therefore, if you are the innocent victim of an accident, you do have rights and it will not cost you any money out of your pocket to hire an experienced and reputable attorney.
If you have been injured in the State of Florida and believe that the injury occurred due to another party’s negligence, we can help you. We provide aggressive representation to innocent victims of car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, airplane accidents, slip, and falls/trip and falls, premises liability, negligent security, and more. We can aid you in:
Proving negligence and liability. The most important part of any personal injury claim is finding out who was at fault and proving it. We will conduct the proper and necessary investigation to prove the other party was at fault.
Determining the amount of your damages. No two personal injury claims are alike, and damages in each case will vary dramatically. We will help you to determine and prove the value of your claim, including damages for pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, and more. You will be going to reputable medical specialists for treatment. Your case will be personally handled by Alex Barak who has served the people of Florida with successful results in personal injury claims for 40+ years.
Negotiating a good settlement amount. An insurance company will always try to get away with offering you low values. We have 40+ years of experience negotiating with them for fine settlements, and if they unreasonably refuse to pay a good settlement, we take the case to a higher authority, the Court system, to hold them accountable and to force them to pay what you deserve.
Taking your case to trial. In 98% of all personal injury lawsuits, the cases settle without a trial, but not without a fight. If an at-fault party refuses a fair settlement, we will take them to court and if necessary to trial. We fight for your justice until the end.
One of the most important characteristics that you should search for when hiring a personal injury attorney is whether or not that attorney is experienced in the area of law in which your case falls. At the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A., our personal injury and negligence attorney has 40+ years worth of experience. In addition to experience, you want someone who is passionate and trustworthy and who understands what you are going through. He has dedicated his career and life to justice for innocent victims of accidents and the negligence of others.
TYPES OF DOCTORS TO TREAT YOUR INJURIES
A person injured in an accident of any kind must seek medical attention immediately. It must be documented, the earlier the better. Every day delayed results in increased disbelief in your claim. The best type of doctor to treat you or injuries related to an accident would be a reputable orthopedic medical doctor. This is the highest level of a health care provider to treat you for your injuries and if any other specialist is needed, this doctor will refer you to them, such as a neurologist, a neurosurgeon.
Although chiropractors have very convenient hours and provide modern and effective physical therapy, they are not medical doctors and have an abysmal record in the court systems of Florida. Insurance carriers and jurors tend not to believe chiropractors and in a case involving chiropractic-only treatment, unfortunately, it has very low value compared to treatment by a reputable orthopedic medical doctor.
A typical accident victim who sustains injuries that result in permanent injuries will be treated by an orthopedic doctor anywhere from three to seven months until the person reaches maximum medical improvement and the doctor will provide a final evaluation and release the patient from further care, except for any flare-ups and/or to come back on an "as needed" basis.
While being treated by an Orthopedic medical doctor, a patient often is referred to have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination. This device can see soft tissues in the body such as discs in the spine, ligaments, nerves, tendons that X-rays do not show. X-rays generally show bones, and MRI examinations are a very important part of a personal injury claim.
Is very important that every accident victim goes to an MRI center that has a reputable high credentialed radiologist. They are many of them throughout South Florida.
Because of decades of medical cases' experiences, ALEX BARAK can explain to you in simple terms what are your injuries in a manner your own doctor does not have the time to explain. As a client of ALEX BARAK, you are always a VIP. He provides personalized legal services to you. He guides you all the way.
WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES?
Exodus 21:24-25: ” an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot, burn for a burn, a wound for a wound, a bruise for a bruise.”
This was not meant to be literal, but monetary compensation had to be paid by the negligent party who caused another person to lose an eye, a tooth, hand, foot, or who was burned. This system of civil compensation to accident victims has been passed through several thousands of years of development, but it still comes from the BIBLE.
While on the subject of the Bible, always remember: “Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue” Deuteronomy 16:20.
When he was 21 years old and a college student journalist, a limousine went through a red light and struck his first car and caused it to be a total loss. Even though the driver admitted his fault to him and to the police and even though there was an eyewitness to the collision, the insurance company for the at-fault party refused to offer more than 50% value of the total loss car. Mr. Barak was devastated and impacted by the dishonesty of the insurance company and he would not back down. He sued the limousine company in Court and forced it to pay him full value for the car. The Judge commented to young Mr. Barak: “You handled yourself very well young man. You should go to law school.” He responded: “I will.” The rest is history. He has dedicated his career to helping accident victims and holding at-fault parties responsible in accordance with justice and truth.
Alex Barak has been handling accident and negligence cases since 1981. He is extremely detailed oriented and is always providing personalized service to his clients in explaining all steps and strategies in the case. He is the “hands-on” attorney who will guide you through your troubles and he has vast knowledge on the medical issues which you face and has a deep understanding of physical injuries, trauma, their effect on the human body, how physical therapy and medication work with the body, the significance of radiological and MRI findings. All of this knowledge and experience will help you understand your case even more and lead to success.
Alex Barak will fight for your justice to the end until you receive maximum compensation. No stone will be left unturned.
After the doctor concludes your medical treatment, he sends his/her report, records, and bills to the attorney and your attorney then organize all the medical records from the case including any and all hospital records, MRI reports, fire rescue records, and will make a demand to the at-fault Insurance company to make a lump sum payment on your behalf. If the negotiations fail to result in an adequate offer, the attorney needs to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party(s). Personal Injury litigation, which means lawsuits over accident injury cases, can take from six months to two years to reach the conclusion. The court systems will tell you that at least 98% of all lawsuits filed do not go to trial because they are settled at some point.
There is a condition of going a requesting a trial; the Court orders the parties to go to Mediation, which is a settlement conference. A professional mediator, an attorney who also may be a retired judge, will sit with both sides and try to work out a fair and reasonable settlement between the parties. Many insurance companies refuse to pay fair values until your case is set for trial and you are very close to trial. Others may try to settle the case earlier, depending on its corporate policy.
Often times injuries are worth more than the policy limits which are available and the injured party receives some compensation, but not full value for their injuries. That is why many people purchase large limits of uninsured motorist coverage so in the event he/she are in a serious car accident and sustains significant permanent injuries, they will have enough insurance coverage to pay for proper compensation.
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Your Opponent To Your Personal Injury Claim
Accident victims in the State of Florida face a very formidable foe: the insurance industry, whose members attempt to keep your compensation as low as possible, and there are those who employ delays and other tactics to keep you further from fair value compensation. They also pay large sums of money to medical doctors who are biased in favor of the insurance companies. There even are some medical doctors, who ignore their Hippocratic Oath, and fabricate results of medical examinations performed on accident victims and misrepresent victims' medical histories. Alex Barak has seen this all in decades of personal injury battles.
Alex Barak has been an innovator in fighting for and defending accident victims’ rights. Through his well-connected network of attorneys and friendships and more than three decades of hardcore experience, Alex Barak has a wider insight into strategies that can better serve you. He works with your reputable doctors and medical truth, fighting for your justice and compensation.
Alex Barak was the first or one of the first attorneys in Broward County starting in 1982 to accompany his clients with a Court Reporter to the required defense medical doctor examinations in lawsuits involving personal injuries. At that time, he was not aware of any other attorney who would go with his client to the examination. The purpose of the attorney appearing in the examination is to monitor what the doctor does during the examination, take notes of what is doing, and to report any abuses and dishonesty by the defense doctors.
If an accident victim files a lawsuit, the defense has the legal right to have the injured claimant examined by a doctor of its own selection, and they usually will select an orthopedic medical doctor with a proven history of supporting the defense "point of view." There are those who may and will minimize the extent of the injuries or state there is no permanent injury that is related to the subject accident. Some defense doctors will opine there is a pre-existing condition causing pain and discomfort, rather than the recent accident. There are times when defense doctors will write a report completely inconsistent with the examination. Some defense doctors will read x-rays and MRI's in a blatantly misleading fashion. It is often comical to read or hear a defense doctor claims a particular injury victim with serious and significant irrefutable injuries has no documented injuries and has no permanent impairment.
There does not appear to be a concern by the State authorities to police defense doctors who are engaged in medical misrepresentation in their defense evaluations and violate their ethical duties. When was the last time you read about a doctor being disciplined for committing deliberate misrepresentation for the defense or insurance company?
Alex Barak’s strategy to document the defense medical examinations with a Court Reporter and at times with a videographer has in many cases resulted in transcripts and/or video which prove the doctor has engaged in slanted or biased reporting of the examination. This boosts the strength of your case.
You must have an experienced personal injury and accident attorney to protect and fight for your compensation claims and rights, someone who has experience fighting for your medical truth, someone who has a winning formula.
Justice and monetary compensation to innocent victims of others' negligence!!
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