Personal Injury Lawyer
Boca Raton injury lawyer Gregg M. Hollander passionately advocates on behalf of accident victims throughout South Florida, and nationwide. For over twenty years, Mr. Hollander has committed his legal practice to asserting the rights of individuals injured by the negligence of others. A Florida native, Mr. Hollander and the professionals at the Hollander Law Firm work together to secure justice and compensation on behalf of injured individuals in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, as well as elsewhere in South Florida.
Mr. Hollander understands the physical and emotional impact following an accident, as well as the substantial medical costs that arise from these tragedies. By pursuing a personal injury claim, victims and their families can help ease the resulting financial burden. Damages that may be recovered in personal injury lawsuits include medical and hospital bills, costs of future treatment, property damage, and lost wages from work, among other examples.
In addition to these economic losses, a victim may be able to recover non-economic forms of compensation. These often include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life. Injury lawyer Gregg Hollander guides Boca Raton and nearby residents through the process of pursuing these damages.
Potential damages in a personal injury lawsuit, such as a car accident, are often established through filing a negligence claim. Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonable person. There are four elements to a negligence claim, including duty, breach, causation, and damages. Typically the injured individual shows that the defendant did not use the degree of care appropriate in a specific situation, and this directly caused the accident and resulting injuries. Standards of conduct vary, depending on the situation.
For example, drivers are required to obey traffic rules and avoid causing a foreseeable risk of harm to others. In a premises liability lawsuit, property owners are expected to maintain their premises in a reasonable safe condition, making sure that customers or those invited to the premises do not suffer injuries.
Medical malpractice claims also involve a negligence standard, but in these cases, the standard of conduct is different than that of a negligent driver responsible for a car accident. To be negligent, a doctor must have acted in a way that deviated from the prevailing professional standard of care for a doctor in the same specialty treating a similarly situated patient. As with other negligence claims, the defendant’s negligence must have caused the injury and resulted in damages.
Many injuries result from the use of dangerous or defective products. As an experienced injury attorney in the Boca Raton area, Mr. Hollander advocates on behalf of South Florida individuals harmed by products that were defectively manufactured, designed, or lacked adequate warnings or instructions. These three main types of defects may lay a foundation for either a strict liability cause of action or a negligence cause of action. An error making the item may have harmed the victim, or a defect may have arisen during the design of the product. If the manufacturer failed to warn of a known danger, the victim would pursue a strict liability theory.
In product liability lawsuits, it is important that the injured victim have used the item as an ordinary consumer would have used it. Regardless, even when this is not the case, the manufacturer may still be liable if they should have reasonably expected the type of use demonstrated by the consumer.
In some circumstances, accidents lead to the tragic death of a loved one. Boca Raton injury attorney Gregg Hollander understands that money can never make up for that kind of loss. However, fighting for financial compensation can help families to establish security and move forward with their lives. Pursuing a wrongful death claim requires advocating on behalf of the deceased, and surviving family members and other related individuals may recover reasonable expenses relating to the loss of their loved one.
Mr. Hollander attended the University of Florida followed by St. Thomas University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Hollander is a member of the following Bar Associations: Palm Beach County, Broward County, Collier County, and Lee County. He is active in the Palm Beach County Justice Association, the Florida Justice Association, and the American Association for Justice.