Fighting for the Injured for Over 35 Years
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At Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, P.A., we help Florida residents and their families who have suffered personal injury, wrongful death, or loss of income, medical bills or property loss due to accidents or from the negligence of others.
We provide personal attention and aggressive legal representation to every case and are dedicated to achieving the very best results, through settlement and trial, recovering millions in damages for our clients.
Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti have offices in Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties in South Florida. We have a long list of satisfied, well-represented clients since our firm opened in 1975, with cases featured in the Miami Herald and the New York Times.
At Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, we believe in you, our clients. We understand how a personal injury can derail your life. You may have been going about your normal business in a responsible manner, when, through no fault of your own, you were injured by a negligent or careless person. Now you are left with medical expenses, perhaps even unable to work and make a living, leaving you anxious about your finances, worried about your health, and stressed about your future. You need solid legal assistance and the experienced, compassionate attorneys at Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti offer knowledgeable legal help you can always trust. We can help you in any of the following personal injury circumstances:
Negligent security happens when a visitor to a property is assaulted, shot, raped, robbed, or is the victim of some other type of violent act. Since the owner of the property must ensure the safety of visitors, the owner could be responsible for the resulting injuries. Negligent security cases are premises liability issues, meaning property owners are usually responsible for anything which occurs on their property. If you've been injured due to the negligence of others, reach out to our experienced injury lawyers today.
Auto accidents are the number one type of personal injury; the National Safety Council found 2016 to be the deadliest year on record for U.S. highway fatalities, with 40,000 deaths and another 4.6 million serious injuries. In addition to negligent or careless drivers as a cause of auto accident personal injury claims, many victims of auto accidents file personal injury claims against the manufacturer of a defective vehicle or vehicle part or the entity responsible for a defective roadway. If you are the victim of a negligent uninsured driver, you could be facing even more obstacles which could benefit from the services of an experienced automobile accident attorney.
Since boating is a major recreational activity in the state of Florida, it stands to reason there might be more boating accidents than in other states. In fact, Florida leads the nation in boating accidents, with 684 reported boating accidents in 2016 and 70 resulting fatalities. While some boating accidents are simply that—accidents with no clear fault—others are caused by negligence, carelessness or boat operators who are impaired. Those who are seriously injured in a boat accident may be facing lost wages and high medical expenses—Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti can help.
Going on a cruise is usually a dream come true for most, and one that took months or years to save for. If you experience an injury from a slip and fall, a fall overboard, falling objects, a shore excursion, a dock accident, a swimming pool, or fall victim to medical malpractice or a sexual or physical assault, a dream vacation can quickly turn into a nightmare. Because maritime laws may limit a passenger’s right to recover compensation, it is imperative that those injured in on a cruise ship contact a knowledgeable Florida cruise ship accident attorney. Many cruise lines place contract provisions on passenger tickets which can severely restrict the amount of time the passenger has in which to file a lawsuit—usually only 180 days to put the cruise line on notice of the claim and a year to bring the lawsuit.
When a patient is harmed by a medical professional who fails to provide proper treatment, medical malpractice can result. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional acts in a manner which another reasonable health care professional would not have done under the same circumstances. The most common type of medical malpractice is the result of misdiagnoses or delayed diagnoses. When a doctor fails to diagnose a serious medical issue or misdiagnoses a medical issue, treatment opportunities can be missed, leading to serious injury, or even death. Other common types of medical malpractice include childbirth injuries, medication errors, anesthesia errors and surgical errors.
According to the NHTSA, Florida leads the entire nation in the number of motorcycle deaths and injuries. When a vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the motorcyclist has no protection from injury, and is likely to be severely injured—or even killed. In fact, it is believed to be 28 times more deadly to be involved in an auto collision for the motorcyclist as for those in a passenger vehicle. Because motorcycle accident injuries can be catastrophic, those injured in a motorcycle accident are often unable to return to work for an extended period of time—or forever—and may require assistance for normal day-to-day activities.
Nursing home abuse is a particularly grim subject—we never want to imagine our elderly loved ones are being abused or neglected in a facility which we trusted to take care of them. When the rights of an elderly patient are abused or when nursing homes fail to meet state-mandated responsibilities, there is legal recourse, and a dedicated Florida nursing home abuse lawyer can help.
Slip and fall accidents can be responsible for serious, even permanent injuries. A slip and fall accident can happen virtually anywhere, however if the accident is the result of a hazard which was known (or should reasonably have been known) to the owner or manager, a slip and fall claim could be viable.
Truck accidents can be among the most complex of personal injury accidents because there can be a number of defendants—the truck driver could be at fault, the trucking company could have failed to hire responsibly, the loading company may have failed to properly secure cargo, the maintenance company could have failed to perform regular maintenance or the manufacturer of the truck could be responsible for a defective part. Because of these complexities—and due to the usual severe nature of truck accident injuries—it is imperative that a Florida truck accident attorney be involved from the beginning.
Those who are injured in the workplace can generally file a workers' compensation claim to recover medical expenses and lost wages. In some instances, a workers’ comp claim may be denied, or there may have been negligence in the workplace which caused the accident. Either of these can situations can benefit from a Florida workers’ compensation attorney’s assistance.
A personal injury claim can turn into a wrongful death claim when an individual dies as the result of injuries from an accident that was due to the negligence of another person or entity. Each state details who can bring a wrongful death claim—in the state of Florida that list includes the spouse, children, parents, other dependent blood relatives, dependent adoptive brothers or sisters, or a child born out of wedlock of a mother or a father (if it can be established that the father took responsibility for the child’s support).
Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti can also help with many other personal injury-related matters such as dog bites, construction accidents or assault and other intentional injuries. Our highly experienced attorneys can answer any questions you may have regarding a personal injury in the state of Florida.
In addition to personal injury, our firm offers representation in the following areas:
Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti have the skills and the knowledge to help Florida residents who find themselves in need of serious legal representation and will do so with compassion for our client, and aggressive, knowledgeable representation.
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I have known Mr. Hoffman for many years. We have been adversaries and have worked together. He is extremely competent across many areas of the law and practices with character and integrity that is commendable. If I had a legal issue requiring me to hire counsel, I would not hesitate to hire Martin. He always listens to his clients and has their best as his priority.”
If you are in the Miami, Key West, Islamorada or Fort Lauderdale areas, the attorneys at Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti P.A. can help. We have extensive personal injury experience, helping those who have suffered an auto accident, slip and fall accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident or medical malpractice injury recover, both physically and financially. In addition to personal injury claims, we can help you with your civil litigation issues, family law issues and consumer law issues. Contact Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, P.A. today for exemplary legal representation with a free comprehensive initial consultation.