If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness or neglect you have the right to seek money damages to help compensate for your loss. At Mark G. Capron, P.A., we understand how these types of injuries can change your life and the lives of your family. That is why we devote a significant part of our practice to helping persons and families navigate through and recover from the trauma that comes from such injuries.
We handle all types of Personal Injury cases including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice cases, dog bites, and wrongful death. Different laws and technical requirements may apply, depending on the type of personal injury you suffered. In addition, there are several pitfalls and obstacles between you and your to maximize recovery. You need an experienced attorney to guide you through your claim, protect your interests and do everything possible to ensure you and your family are compensated for your loss.
The initial consultation with Mr. Capron is free, and if you choose his representation, there are no attorneys’ fees or costs payable unless there is a recovery.
Personal Injury / Liability Areas of Expertise
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Perhaps the most common personal injury claim happens as the result of driver neglect causing a motor vehicle collision. With distractions to driver attention increasing (texting, for example), coupled with over-crowded roadways, the possibility that you or a loved one are involved and injured in motor vehicle accident is alarmingly high. If you are injured due to the fault of another driver, you are entitled to seek money damages for medical bills, medical treatment into the future, lost wages, lost wage earning capacity and pain and suffering. Your family may also be entitled to damages for their loss of comfort or services.
Unfortunately, these types of accidents carry with them layers of injury, trauma and aggravation that are difficult to sift through. You are faced with finding appropriate medical care, receiving expensive hospitalization bills, filling prescriptions you may not be able to afford, going without transportation, hearing from multiple insurance companies and missing work, all while suffering from pain and disability.
Fortunately, we at Mark G. Capron, P.A. are able to guide you through this difficult and trying time. We can contact the medical providers to have them bill the correct insurance instead of seeking payment from you. We can suggest medical treatment from our relationships in the medical community. We can preserve portions of Personal Injury Protection insurance to cover lost wages. In most instances, we can arrange for a rental car. We can deal with the insurance companies so those calls do not go to you. Perhaps most importantly, we can coordinate with you to ensure that your claims for monetary recovery are made both quickly and completely. If we are unable to reach a fair resolution of your case, we have the resources, skill and experience to take your case to trial. Our goal is to let you focus on physical and emotional recovery, while we do the rest. As always, we urge you not to give recorded, written, verbal reports or signed authorizations before contacting an attorney. Additionally, at Mark G. Capron, P.A., the initial consultation is free, and there are no attorneys’ fees or costs payable unless there is a recovery.
Often called a “Slip and Fall” case, premises liability occurs when you are injured while visiting a business or other establishment and are injured due to the fault of the owner or company charged with maintaining the property. Negligence can occur from defective or dangerous conditions, failure to keep premises or equipment inspected and in good repair, having negligent design, failing to keep the premises clean, failing to monitor the premises, failing to maintain proper security, failing to have enough staff or failing to warn guests about the condition of the property and any potential for harm. Sometimes, we want to take these types of injuries lightly or ignore them out of embarrassment or fear. Injuries from these accidents, however, are often severe and may include hospitalization, testing, surgery, medical bills and lost wages both now and into the future. With any traumatic injury also comes pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life to you and your family.
Unfortunately, these types of injuries are frequently met with skepticism by the business establishment and their insurance company. We have found that insurance companies will find every reason possible to avoid or deny paying money for these types of claims. As such, it is best that you act quickly to protect your right to recovery. Make sure you insist on completing an accident report. Get the names of any persons or employees who may have witnessed the accident. Take photos of the area and any defective condition. Do not give any recorded statement or sign any releases for the insurance company. Finally, strongly consider a free consultation with our firm. We will employ our skill, knowledge and experience to fight for fair and fast recovery for all of your damages, including medical expenses and lost wages now and into the future and recovery for the pain, suffering and lost enjoyment of life to you and your family.
A recent study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences reported that medical errors harm at least 1.5 million people every year. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from the accepted standard of care. Cases range from the misdiagnosis of a condition or disease, such as cancer, to a botched medical procedure, like surgery or delivery. Such cases may include anesthesia errors, birth injuries, failure to provide proper information or obtain informed consent, misdiagnosis, prescription errors or surgical mistakes. When you or your loved one experience severe injury or even death after placing your care into the trust of a professional medical provider, the results are devastating.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, you must act quickly. There is only a two year statute of limitations on medical malpractice. Furthermore, Florida law requires notice and a pre-suit process for discovery and possible resolution before you can bring a formal lawsuit. Beyond involving technical aspects of the law, Medical Malpractice cases also involve detailed aspects of medicine and medical care. To move forward in your case, you will be required to secure specialized, medical opinions that the care and treatment received deviated from the normal or accepted level of care. To secure a recovery, you will have to prove that this deviation from accepted norms directly resulted in your injury and loss. Florida has also imposed caps on certain types of damages that apply differently depending on the type and number of healthcare providers involved. Needless to say, representation by a competent and experienced attorney is essential. Again, at Mark G. Capron, P.A., the initial consultation is free, and there are no attorneys’ fees or costs payable unless there is a recovery.
In the most devastating of circumstances, any of the types of negligence mentioned above can result in death, leaving the family with immeasurable loss including lost companionship, lost support or income and medical or funeral expenses. In a wrongful death case, the statute of limitations is shortened and other technical requirements such as establishing an estate and selecting a personal representative must be met. At Mark G. Capron, P.A., we recognize that it is unrealistic to expect a family to grieve and adjust to loss, while at the same time protect or pursue a lawsuit for recovery to which the family may be entitled. That is why we apply our time and resources to protect your rights and prosecute your claims to the fullest.