Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Florida Legal, LLC provides services in a variety of areas. If you have a unique legal issue please feel free to call or email us for a free consultation. HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL. CONTÁCTENOS HOY PARA SU CONSULTA GRATIS.

Personal Injury

Founding partner Raymond R. Dieppa has represented Plaintiffs in hundreds of personal injury actions resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.

 

We focus on automobile accident, slip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, negligence security, assault and battery, class actions, defective product litigation.

 

Individuals and businesses which purchase insurance are entitled to the financial and legal protection for which they have paid. Unfortunately, the pressure to increase corporate profits results in insurance companies having claims offices with limited resources and an in-house culture that encourages the bad faith denial of claims. Insurers often make conscious decisions to place the company’s profitability ahead of its obligation to protect the people and businesses it insures from personal financial exposure. An insured has a bad faith claim against its insurance company when the insurance company fails to pay claims which it owes or fails to provide the individuals and businesses it insures with the legal defense to which they are entitled under their insurance policy. When an insurance company acts in bad faith by failing to pay or defend against valid claims, claimants and insureds suffer and often have the right to file a lawsuit against the insurance company for bad faith.

Employment Law

Our attorneys have years of experience litigating employment claims for wrongful termination, employment discrimination based on age, gender or sexual orientation.

 

Several laws protect employees from being exploited at work including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title I and V of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

 

If your employer has violated one of these laws you may be eligible for recover damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and atttorneys’ fees.

Property Damage Claims

Living in Florida hurricanes and wind events are a way of life. Generally your homeowner’s insurance is responsible for paying valid claims which resulted in damage to your home.

 

Our office will do whatever it takes to make sure that your claim is paid so that you receive the necessary funds to repair your home. We have years of experience litigating against insurance company’s who either deny coverage or fail to pay the fair value of claims.

Medical Malpractice

Medical errors rank behind heart disease and cancer as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., Johns Hopkins researchers say. … Based on an analysis of prior research, the Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors.

 

Medical negligence claims in Florida are governed by a complex set of procedures found in Florida Statutes Ch. 766. If you have been injured by the negligence of a physician, nurse, or pharmacist you may have a claim for medical malpractice.

 

Common types of medical malpractice claims include:

  • Failure to timely diagnose
  • Delay in providing proper medical treatment
  • Administering improper medication or medication to which the patient is allergic
  • Surgery on the wrong body part

WRONGFUL DEATH

According to the United States Center for Disease Control, over 135,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of accidents including car crashes and falls. Under Florida law all claims arising out of the death of an individual must be brought under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act.

 

Florida’s Wrongful Death Act allows compensation to the Estate of the victim and the victim’s survivors for:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of support and services
  • Loss of net accumulations (savings)
  • Funeral and medical expenses
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of parental companionship and guidance

 

If you believe your loved one died as a result of the negligence of corporation or individual call us for a free evaluation of your claim.

INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2015 alone
2.9 million workers were injured at their place of employment.

 

According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration there were 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2015. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between.

Even if you are receiving workers compensation benefits for your workplace injury you may still be able to recover additional damages if the injury or death was caused by individuals other than the worker’s employer in what is known as a “third party” lawsuit.

 

If you have suffered a serious workplace injury we provide a free comprehensive case analysis at no charge and can determine if you are entitled to additional monetary damages for your recovery.

Immigration

Whether you are facing deportation proceedings or simply want to make sure you have the proper guidance during your visa application process we can help you every step of the way. Contact us if you are thinking about petitioning for US Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Adjustment of Status. We can help. Hablamos Espanol.  ​

Family Law

For most people their first contact with the judicial system will be in a matter relating to child custody or divorce. While many times these matters are resolved amicably other times require the hiring of an attorney to protect your legal interest.

Our firm is experienced and can represent you in any matters relating to divorce, child custody, child abduction, alimony, or prenuptial agreements. In family proceedings it is critical that you retain an attorney to represent your interests as soon as possible as failure to do so may result in a default or prevent you from asserting valid defense to your spouse’s allegations.