Catastrophic PI & Wrongful Death

Catastrophic Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

There for You Through Difficult Times

When tragedy strikes, it is often hard to figure out the next steps. We can help; whether you have experienced a serious personal injury, or a loved one has died due to the negligence of another, it is important to have an advocate who will work tirelessly on your behalf. Sheftall and Associates has a reputation for not only representing our clients aggressively through these types of cases, but also working with them compassionately. Let us handle the legal details so you can focus on healing from your loss.

We Get Results

Our team has helped people achieve significant settlements and judgements based on their injuries, or the wrongful death of a loved one. While no amount of money can end the suffering, these types of cases can help take away financial burdens and ensure the negligent party is held responsible for his/her actions. The following are some of the different areas where we have helped our clients in the past:

  • Negligence (Auto) – We have secured multi-million dollar results for our clients in cases arising from auto collisions and single vehicle rollovers. Our team can work with victims involved in local, state, federal and international incidents. One example of this is a $10 million settlement that we secured for the family of an American businessman who was killed in a single-vehicle crash that took place in Haiti.
  • Premise Liability – Our firm takes on serious slip and fall cases, and achieves substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients, ranging from $100,000 to $1.2 million. While accidents do happen, if your slip and fall was the result of the negligence of an office building, grocery store, parking lot, hospital waiting room, truck stop bathroom, big box store, or other public area, we can help.
  • Negligent Security – While no individual or business can ensure the absolute security of all employees and customers, they do have a certain level of responsibility for providing reasonable security. Our firm secured verdicts and settlements in cases where basic levels of security were not offered. One recent case involved a substantial settlement to a lady who was raped by an assailant while working as a cashier at a North Miami retail establishment. Her right to a safe workplace was not provided and we helped her receive financial compensation.
  • Product Liability – We have successfully shown that product defects in motor vehicles, medical devices, and other consumer products have led to serious injury. This has helped us to secure substantial verdicts and settlements for our clients.
  • Maritime Personal Injury & Wrongful Death – We have achieved verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for clients in maritime actions. Our clients include sea captains, able-bodied seamen, tourists, operators and passengers aboard private vessels, cruise ship passengers, and longshoremen.
  • Defamation (Libel and Slander) – Our firm has experience securing substantial recoveries for those whose reputations have suffered due to media and non-media defamers. We have represented public figures, public officials, sports and television personalities, business executives, and everyday people who have been the victims of libel or slander.
  • Aviation Disasters – We have worked through state and federal courts to win substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of American and foreign families whose loved ones were killed in aviation disasters. These cases have included commercial air crashes due to pilot error, as well as mid-air collision due to negligence on behalf of an air traffic controller.
  • Medical Malpractice – While we recognize that no doctor is perfect, it is also essential to hold them responsible for negligent mistakes or oversights. One example of this was where we achieved a substantial six-figure settlement for a child whose pediatrician failed to diagnose her hip dysplasia when she was an infant. We have also instituted and funded the first ‘Patient Safety’ program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. This program helps to educate doctors so they can reduce the incidence of medical errors, and improve their level of accountability.
  • Legal Malpractice – When an attorney does not properly represent their clients, it can cost the clients thousands or even millions of dollars in lost money. In these cases, the attorney or law firm can be held financially responsible. We have helped secure large settlements for our clients, including one Florida client who was the victim of malpractice from one of America’s largest law firms based in Washington D.C.
  • Sexual Abuse of Minors – The State of Florida has very strict statutory prohibitions on sexual contact with minors. Our team has secured a substantial six-figure settlement for a 15-year-old who was seduced by an adult martial arts instructor in Florida. The sexual abuse of minors is a scourge on society and we fight on behalf of these victims.
  • Injuries to Children – Our law firm has a special interest in, and experience with, representing children who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Young victims of negligence may be facing a lifetime of medical expenses, lost wages, and other difficulties, and we’ll fight aggressively to ensure their financial burdens are handled. We have helped to endow two departments at the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, which are named after our firm, and whose missions are to enhance children’s healthcare.
  • Contact Us

    If you or a loved one has experienced an injury or death due to the negligence of another party, please contact us to discuss the specifics of your case. We will talk honestly with you about your case, and what the best next steps will be. Contact us as quickly as possible after the injury, or death of a loved one, to help ensure we can make the best possible legal case on your behalf.

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