Personal Injury

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Coral Gables Personal Injury Lawyers

Representing the Injured Since 1988

If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Coral Gables personal injury lawyers can help you understand your rights and explore your options. We can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.

An injury can have a profound impact on your life. You may have:

  • Medical bills

  • Lost wages

  • Pain and suffering

  • Loss of consortium

Injuries can be both physically and emotionally devastating. If you have been injured, you may have a difficult time coping with the financial and emotional burden.

You may be eligible for compensation if you have been injured due to:

  • Car accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents

  • Truck accidents

  • Bus accidents

  • Defective vehicles

  • Premises safety

  • Swimming pool accidents

  • Electrocution

  • Dog bites

  • Slip and fall

At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our Coral Gables personal injury lawyers can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. We can help you understand your rights and options.

Contact our Coral Gables personal injury attorneys today at (866) 629-1061 to discuss your case.

Florida Personal Injury Laws

Personal injury laws in Florida encompass a set of legal principles and regulations that govern cases where an individual suffers harm or injury due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. These laws are designed to protect the rights of injured individuals and provide them with a legal recourse to seek compensation for their losses.

To win a personal injury lawsuit in Florida, you generally need to establish the following four elements:

  1. Duty of Care: You must show that the defendant owed you a duty of care. This means that the defendant had a legal obligation to act reasonably and responsibly to prevent harm or injury to others. For example, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and adhere to traffic laws.

  2. Breach of Duty: You must demonstrate that the defendant breached their duty of care. This involves showing that the defendant's actions or omissions fell short of the expected standard of care. It may involve proving that the defendant acted negligently, recklessly, or intentionally, depending on the circumstances.

  3. Causation: You must establish a causal connection between the defendant's breach of duty and your injuries. This means demonstrating that the defendant's actions or negligence directly caused or contributed to your injuries. It is not enough to show that the defendant was negligent; you must establish a direct link between their negligence and your harm.

  4. Damages: You must prove that you suffered actual damages as a result of the defendant's breach of duty. Damages can include both economic and non-economic losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Providing evidence of your injuries and their impact on your life is crucial to establishing damages.

Florida follows a comparative negligence system, which means that the amount of compensation an injured person can recover may be reduced by their percentage of fault. If the injured person is found to be partially responsible for the accident, their compensation will be reduced proportionately to their degree of fault.

However, Florida is a "no-fault" state regarding automobile accidents. This means that after a car accident, each party's insurance company typically covers their own policyholder's medical expenses and other damages, regardless of who caused the accident. However, in cases of severe injuries or permanent impairment, the injured party may step outside the no-fault system and pursue a claim against the at-fault party.

There is a statute of limitations that sets a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Generally, the deadline is four years from the date of the injury in Florida.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer in Coral Gables Can Help

If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Our Coral Gables personal injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and other losses.

Our firm has the resources and experience to effectively represent your interests and help you recover the compensation you need and deserve. We take a personalized approach to client service. We listen to your story, evaluate your claim, and help you move forward.

Call (866) 629-1061 to discuss your case with one of our personal injury attorneys today.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

    A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.

  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000

    A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

A Legacy of Getting Justice

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