Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the top causes of personal injury claims in Florida. Highways like I-95 and the Florida Turnpike with high numbers of cars, trucks, trailered boats and commercial vehicles, contribute to our area’s high rate of serious injury accidents. If you have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident due to the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another person, you may be entitled to compensation.

The attorneys at Bogani and Robes, PLLC have helped thousands in South Florida get the compensation they deserve, helping with medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and more. Because we live and practice in South Florida, we also understand the unique insurance and jurisdictional issues involved in accidents with out-of-state drivers in rented cars, uninsured motorists and underinsured motorists.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the top causes of personal injury claims in Florida. Highways like I-95 and the Florida Turnpike with high numbers of cars, trucks, trailered boats and commercial vehicles, contribute to our area’s high rate of serious injury accidents.

If you have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident due to the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of another person, you may be entitled to compensation.

The attorneys at Bogani and Robes, PLLC have helped hundreds in South Florida get the compensation they deserve, helping with medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering and more. Because we live and practice in South Florida, we also understand the unique insurance and jurisdictional issues involved in accidents with out-of-state drivers in rented cars, uninsured motorists and underinsured motorists.

Bike and Pedestrian Accidents

South Florida’s pristine weather makes a great home for some of the nation’s most avid bicyclists, pedestrians and joggers, who take to the roads to soak up the sunny weather and fulfill their exercise regimen. Unfortunately, these vulnerable enthusiasts commonly go unnoticed by drivers, often leading to serious injury or fatality. If this has happened to you or a loved one, it is important to have your case evaluated by a qualified Florida attorney at Bogani & Robes, PLLC.

Dangerous Intersections

Maintaining and designing safe roadways is the responsibility of state and local governments. Sometimes however, accidents are caused by dangerous intersections. These include intersections often have a lack traffic lights, insufficient signage, uneven pavement, sharp curves, poor drainage, overgrown or poorly planned foliage that obscures visibility and other hazards.

If you’ve been injured or have lost a family member in an accident involving a dangerous intersection, municipalities and state government authorities can be held liable. However, it’s important to hire an attorney who can immediately begin investigating your case. Physical evidence in these cases can quickly be changed or removed, to the detriment of your case.

The South Florida accident attorneys at Bogani and Robes, PLLC have experience in dangerous intersection cases and know if the accident scene has been designed according to best practices and relevant safety standards.

Drunk Driving Accidents

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Drivers who operate a vehicle while over the legal blood alcohol limit violate the law and may be more likely to be held liable than drivers involved in ordinary crashes. In addition, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and social hosts who continued to serve alcohol to a driver who caused an accident can also be held liable under certain circumstances.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver, whether you were in a vehicle, walking, jogging or riding a bike, a drunk driving accident lawyer at Bogani and Robes, PLLC may be able to help you collect the compensation you need.

Hit and Run Accidents

Florida is a “no-fault” insurance state, meaning if you’ve been injured in a hit and run accident, your own insurance company is responsible for paying a portion of your medical costs and lost wages. However, most car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents exceed the $10,000 protection limit for PIP (personal injury protection) and PDL (property damage liability) coverage, which drivers are required to carry.

If you are uninsured or have underinsured coverage, you should be able to recover damages under these terms. However, Florida law gives insurers financial incentive to reduce the amount of compensation you receive.

Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle crashes can cause serious injuries or even death for motorcyclists. While some may think that motorcyclists drive recklessly, the auto driver is more often at fault. “I didn’t see him” is not an excuse for careless driving.

If you were injured, or a family member died in a motorcycle crash caused by another driver’s inattention or reckless driving, contact the South Florida law offices of Bogani and Robes, PLLC.

Public Transportation Accidents

Public Transportation providers such as Palm Tram and Tri-Rail can be held financially liable for injuries that occur on their buses or trains. Unlike other kinds of personal injury cases however, there is a 6-month deadline for filing a claim and there are many steps you must take to establish negligence on the part of the public transportation provider. The public transportation accident attorneys at Bogani and Robes, PLLC understand the complex legal processes and procedures involved in public transportation accidents.

If you’ve been injured in a public transportation accident, don’t wait for investigators from Palm Tran or Tri-Rail to file their report regarding your accident. Call the Palm Beach County law office of Bogani and Robes before speaking with public transportation accident investigators in order to protect your legal rights.

We represent people injured on public transportation due to:

  • Doors shutting on passengers
  • Broken seat backs
  • Derailment
  • Abrupt stops and sudden starts
  • Collisions with other vehicles
  • Speeding
  • Intoxicated bus driver or train conductor
  • Driver/conductor error
  • Debris in the aisle that causes a slip or fall
  • Poorly maintained bus

Rollover Accidents

Despite making up just 4% of motor vehicle crashes, rollover accidents account for one-third of motor vehicle fatalities each year. Some experts believe that rollover crashes and roof crush injuries do not need to be deadly, and lives could be saved with an improvement of just $50 per vehicle.

Despite these recommendations, poor vehicle design—including seat belts, seat structures and poor roof design—can lead to serious head, neck and spine injuries, or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a rollover crash, you should have your case evaluated by a qualified Florida rollover attorney at Bogani and Robes, PLLC.

Truck Driver Negligence

On any given day of the week, truck drivers spend lengthy hours behind an 18-wheeler. Driver fatigue often sets in, which puts the driver and others at risk of an accident. To avoid negligence, federal law limits the number of hours that can be driven by a truck driver. Many times however, truck drivers falsify their logbooks or speed in order to avoid violating these restrictions.

If you or a loved one has suffered from truck driver negligence, have your case evaluated by a qualified Florida attorney at Bogani and Robes, PLLC.

Uninsured Motorists

Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is available as an add-on to your auto, truck or motorcycle insurance policy for a small extra premium. The coverage protects you if you are hit by a motorist who is uninsured or underinsured. This can be critical after an accident, but few people know if they have it or how to determine what it will cover.

If a driver who does not have car insurance hits you, you can use your own uninsured and underinsured coverage for your medical bills, vehicle damage and pain and suffering. If you are injured by a driver who has a small amount of coverage, but not enough to pay for all of your expenses, you can collect as much as the driver’s insurance allows and then collect the remainder from your own policy.

The attorneys at Bogani and Robes, PLLC are experienced in uninsured and underinsured motorist cases. We know that the insurance company is going to offer you as little as possible and if you don’t know the real value of your case, you may accept less than you need or could receive.

We will deal with the insurance companies to make sure you receive a fair settlement so that you can focus on your physical recovery and getting life back to normal.

Defective Car Parts/Design

Cars that are poorly designed or with defective parts can sometimes cause an accident or make injuries suffered by those involved in an accident even worse. If you have been injured in an accident, a personal injury attorney can help investigate the case and determine if a defective product contributed to the accident or made injuries worse.

The experienced accident attorneys at Bogani and Robes, PLLC examine all product recalls, investigate similar crashes, verify that your vehicle meets the safety standards set by the federal government and ensure that all safety equipment was installed and working properly at the time of the accident. We have handled a variety of product liability cases, and have a working relationship with accident investigators, as well as manufacturing and engineering experts.

Construction Accidents

Construction zones along highways and roads that are not well marked can be dangerous for drivers. A failure to properly mark uneven pavement, provide a sufficient road shoulder, or give proper notice to drivers about the need to reduce speed can cause serious accidents.

Bogani and Robes, PLLC represents people who have been injured in construction zone accidents due to:

  • Absence of work crews controlling flow of traffic
  • Road debris
  • Poorly marked sharp turns
  • Uneven road shoulder
  • Grooved pavement
  • Improperly posted construction zone speeds

Don’t let construction company lawyers blame you for any injuries you suffered due to the negligence of their workers. Construction zone accident attorneys at Bogani and Robes, PLLC are experienced in investigating accidents in construction zones and hold construction companies financially liable for the injuries and fatalities they cause.