Miami, Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
Law Firm OverviewFerrer Shane is an experienced, dedicated law firm located in Miami, Florida. We represent individuals, families and survivors of those killed in fatal accidents. We are known for our tenacious advocacy. Everything is done with your interests in mind. For us, client service is paramount.
At the law firm of Ferrer Shane, we have the resources and knowledge necessary to represent you in all manner of personal injury claims. We can inform you of your options, deal with the insurance company and their adjusters, and advocate for you inside and outside of the courtroom. We are serious lawyers who are available to represent you in this difficult time.
We provide experienced representation for motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and accidents involving defective products. We also represent the family members of accident victims who have been catastrophically or fatally injured. While our firm is aggressive with insurance companies and others who may limit the amount of benefits that you receive, our service is also directed at your concerns.
Languages: Spanish, English
Areas of Law
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Aerospace Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Animal Bites
- Appellate Practice
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- Auto Dealer Fraud
- Aviation Accidents
- Aviation Law
- Back & Neck Injury
- Bad Faith Insurance
- Bicycle Accident
- Birth Injury
- Boating Accident
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Business Litigation
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Civil Litigation
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Ship Accident
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Corporate Litigation
- Cruise Ship Accidents
- Defamation, Libel & Slander
- Defective Drugs
- Defective Products
- Failure to Diagnose
- FELA Railroad Injuries
- Financial Litigation
- Food Poisoning
- Health Care
- Health Care & Social
- Industrial Injuries
- Informed Consent
- Insurance Defense
- Insurance Fraud
- Jones Act
- Lemon Law
- Mass Tort
- Medical Insurance
- Medical Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Medicare & Medicaid
- Medication Errors
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
- Personal Injury
- Pharmaceutical Law
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Product Liability Litigation
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Railroad Accidents
- Rollover Accident
- Ship Registration
- Slip & Fall
- Social Security
- Social Security Disability
- Social Services Law
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Surgical Errors
- Toxic Mold
- Toxic Torts
- Traffic Ticket
- Truck Accident
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Additional Areas of Law: HMO Abuse; Lottery Disputes; Foreclosure Defense Litigation; Loan Modifications; Short Sales; Emergency Room Errors; Misdiagnosis; Plastic Surgery Errors; BP Oil Spill; Automobile Insurance/PIP Suits; Uninsured/Underinsured Drivers; Nursing Home Neglect; Amusement Park Accidents; Liquor Sales Liability / Dram Shop Liability; Parking Garage Accident; ATV Rollover Accident; SUV Rollover Accident; Commercial Real Estate; Deposit Recovery; Residential Real Estate; Title Insurance.
Areas of Law Description
Our attorneys provide legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
The events following a serious car accident, truck wreck or SUV rollover can be a haze of chaos. You need medical care, as well as a seasoned personal injury attorney. We will help you make important decisions and protect your rights by taking action sooner rather than later. Put your trust in us and not in the hands of an inexperienced attorney who occasionally dabbles in cases involving auto collisions or pickup crashes. We investigate your case with attention to every detail. As new information surfaces, we update you on the status of your case. We are at your side from the moment you contact us to the time we resolve your car accident claim.
- TRUCK ACCIDENTS
A collision involving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer will most certainly result in serious injuries. We know how severe the injuries from these collisions can be. We also know that truck drivers and their employers do not always abide by industry regulations. At Ferrer Shane, serving clients in Miami and throughout South Florida, we hold the appropriate parties accountable when you are hurt or a loved one has died in a semi truck crash.
- DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS
Drunk drivers - and those that serve them - can be held financially liable over and above any compensation provided for injuries and property damage. Especially in cases involving drunk driving fatalities, gross negligence, or a reckless indifference towards the well-being of others can result in substantial recovery for surviving family members of the deceased. At Ferrer Shane, our attorneys hold drunk drivers financially accountable for the injuries and deaths they cause. If there is clear evidence a bar, restaurant, or party host served a drunk driver when he or she was visibly intoxicated, we seek damages from them as well.
- AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE / PIP SUITS
Insurance companies are for-profit companies, many of them publicly owned and traded. As a result, they have to worry about shareholders and the value of their stock. In order to increase profits, insurers can't simply sell more car insurance policies. In order to maintain a favorable rating with Standard & Poor's (or Moody's), insurers should maintain a 3 to 1 ratio of premium to surplus dollars: for every 3 dollars an insurer underwrites, it must have at least 1 dollar in surplus to cover losses on policies. One way to increase profits is reducing the amount insurers pay out on claims. As a result, it's not uncommon for insurers to promote stop-loss programs that aggressively question claims on the part of policyholders and medical clinics. Ferrer Shane represents policyholders and/or doctors in cases involving lawsuits seeking payment for services provided. We have the experience and investigative resources needed to prosecute PIP cases.
- MANAGED CARE
At our firm, we handle a wide range of managed care and HMO abuse cases, including cases involving:
• Denied claims
• Denial of care
• Failure to pay claims in a timely fashion
• Severe injury claims
• Settlement claims
• Specialist-related issues
• Class action suits related to HMO abuse
- PREMISES LIABILITY
The owner of residential or commercial property must keep the property in a safe and hazard-free condition. Ignoring dangerous conditions or an untrained dog can result in accidents that cause serious injury. If you have been hurt, do not blame yourself. Instead, take action based on the legal principle of premises liability. At Ferrer Shane, we represent clients in Miami and throughout South Florida victimized by a property owner's negligence.
- SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS
You are not as clumsy as you may think. Embarrassment sets in when you slip and fall onto the ground. That embarrassment is many times followed by extreme pain and the realization that you have been seriously injured. At Ferrer Shane, based in Miami, we take your injury seriously, no matter how it happened. You may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys understand that you may feel embarrassed for falling in public. However, your case is more than just what you experience emotionally. Physical pain from a broken bone or injured back or spine may entitle you to compensation from the negligent party.
- NEGLIGENT SECURITY
Property owners, building managers, and retailers who fail to provide adequate security measures for patrons can be held liable for injuries that result from assaults and robberies. We work with security consultants, safety experts, and law enforcement professionals in identifying security lapses that play a role in the attacks on our clients. We demand financial damages proportional to our client's medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- SERIOUS INJURY
Personal injury claims are not limited to minor injuries. But soft tissue injuries and whiplash are only some of the damage that can be suffered by an accident victim. Serving clients in Miami and throughout the State of Florida, our attorneys represent clients forever changed by a catastrophic accident. We know what to do when you, or someone close to you, can no longer work and may even struggle to complete daily tasks.
- BRAIN INJURY
The cost of a brain injury often extends beyond initial hospitalization. Serious brain injuries that involve brain damage typically result in cognitive and physical impairment. As a result, brain damage victims require additional surgery, physical therapy, and in-home medical care. Our attorneys work with experienced medical economists and life care planners when determining the full financial impact of a serious brain injury. We quantify current and future medical costs, lost wages, and diminished quality in life.
- SPINAL CORD INJURIES
The debilitating impact of a spinal cord injury often affects a person for the rest of their life. Insurers are aware of costs associated with spinal cord injuries from their own historical data. As a result, it's not uncommon for insurance companies to fight paying any more than they absolutely have to in cases involving spinal cord injuries. That's why we're prepared to work with medical economists, life care planners, and medical specialists in establishing the scope and extent of our client's injuries.
Our attorneys are prepared to deal with the kinds of tactics insurers use to cloud issues, shift blame for an accident, or allege that costs are over-estimated
- CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
Construction companies and third party contractors are required to comply with OSHA standards. When accidents happen, both can be held liable if OSHA standards or state safety regulations were violated. Since most construction companies and third party contractors are reluctant to admit fault, it's important to work with an attorney who can investigate the cause of an accident and protect your job at the same time. Our attorneys expose negligence on the part of third party contractors and construction companies that results in serious injury or fatalities. We also put employers on notice who try to intimidate or coerce injured workers into silence or giving up their rights.
- BOATING ACCIDENT / DROWNING ACCIDENTS
Owners and operators of boats and swimming pools are responsible for complying with regulations and codes that govern safety requirements, licensing, and maintenance. When injuries or fatalities occur as a result of safety violations or a failure to adhere to the law, both can be held financially liable. Our personal injury attorneys recover compensation for family members of drowning victims and people injured in boating or swimming pool accidents. We have the investigative resources needed to determine what happened, who was at fault, and should have been done to prevent an accident from happening.
- PRODUCT LIABILTY
Manufacturers are liable for the safety of their products. When design flaws, manufacturing defects, or failed products injure or kill consumers, manufacturers can be held financially and legally accountable. Additionally, depending on the specifics of your case, a distributor or retailer may also be legally liable if actions on their part materially affected the product or availability of a defective product. Our attorneys work with design engineers, safety experts, manufacturing ISO specialists, electricians, and other experts in exposing design flaws and defective product that injure our clients. We have the resources needed to tip the balance of power in the courtroom when large corporations try to use experts of their own to suggest our client misused a product or failed to follow safety instructions.
- WRONGFUL DEATH
Shock sets in when you are told about the death of a family member. Grieving turns to anger when you realize that the death should never have happened. Why? Because the negligence of an individual or company caused the death of your loved one. The pain is unimaginable. Serving clients in Miami and throughout South Florida, we recognize that there is no dollar value that can replace that emptiness. However, we can help you find a sense of justice in holding the responsible party accountable.
- MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
You put trust in your doctor to meet basic standards of care. You assume years of schooling and training mean that a physician is competent. Sadly, when that is not the case, unsuspecting patients can find themselves injured or in the advanced stage of an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed illness. We compassionately advocate for clients in Miami and throughout South Florida who have been harmed by the negligence of a healthcare provider.
- Dade County Bar Association
- Cuban American Bar Association
- Miami-Dade Justice Association
- American Association for Justice
Mr. Matthew R. Ferran
Mr. Enrique Ferrer
Bankruptcy, Boating Accident, Car Accident, Civil Litigation, Class Actions
Mr. Eric A. Shane
Bad Faith Insurance, Bankruptcy, Boating Accident, Car Accident, Civil Litigation
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