David B. Datny is an experienced and relentless advocate for accident victims and families in the Boca Raton area and throughout Palm Beach County, Broward County, and South Florida. He offers personalized, zealous representation for personal injury and wrongful death claims, ranging from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, Uber and Lyft accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, and Publix Supermarket accidents to dog bites. Having served as a partner in a large national insurance defense firm, Mr. Datny has a first-hand understanding of how defense law firms and insurance companies operate. His experience on the other side plays a critical role in helping him intelligently navigate personal injury claims to achieve the best possible outcomes on behalf of his clients.
Access and Availability
When you are hiring a law firm to represent you, you may have trouble getting the attention of an attorney. Some clients never even meet their attorneys at a mid-size or large firm, and they rarely can talk to them on the phone. By contrast, David B. Datny understands the importance of keeping clients informed of the status of their cases and discussing what is being done to progress the case forward. A small firm does not mean small effort. In fact, it means the opposite. Mr. Datny is dedicated to getting to know his clients thoroughly and being available to them at all times. He gives each client his personal cell phone number so that they can text or call him with questions or concerns as soon as they arise. Mr. Datny also realizes the stress that victims face during the process of pursuing justice and the compensation they urgently need. The accessibility and individualized attention Mr. Datny provides to his clients, regardless of the monetary value of their claims, will help ease your concerns during this difficult process.
Personalized Representation and Individualized Attention
While the underlying laws may be the same, the facts involved in each injury claim are unique. Taking the time to identify and explore the distinctive aspects of each case is a key to success. Many firms, including mid and large size firms have a standardized approach that they use for every client, which may undermine the unique strengths or aggravating factors of your case. On the other hand, Boca Raton personal injury attorney David B. Datny and The Datny Law Firm will carefully examine the details of your case, to create a personalized legal strategy.
Residents and tourists in in the Boca Raton area and throughout Palm Beach County, Broward County, and South Florida are injured in car accidents each day. When the injuries are significant, insurance benefits may not be enough to cover the costs of recovery. Florida provides a no-fault insurance scheme for car accident victims. As a result, a victim’s own insurance policy’s personal injury protection, or PIP, coverage will be applied to economic damages, such as medical costs and lost wages, regardless of who caused the collision. However, a negligent driver can be held liable for additional compensation to victims in situations in which a victim has suffered a “serious injury,” defined under Florida statute §627.737(2) as a permanent injury, the significant and permanent loss of a bodily function, scarring or disfigurement, or death. Since this definition is quite general, case law has provided certain reference points for what qualifies as a serious injury. For instance, broken bones are usually considered significant enough, as are brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, and severe burns. Serving accident victims in Boca Raton and surrounding cities, personal injury lawyer David B. Datny can help you determine which legal options are available to you following a car accident that resulted in injuries.Truck Accidents
Victims injured in a Florida truck accident may not only face more catastrophic injuries than people in crashes involving smaller vehicles, but also may need to deal with large trucking companies. Theories of liability may go beyond the liability of the individual driver and include the vicarious liability of the trucking company for a driver-employee who was on the job when the crash occurred. The trucking company may also be directly liable for negligent hiring, retention, or supervision of the driver. Many truck accidents arise from violations of the federal and state regulations that govern the industry. Retaining an attorney like David B. Datny who can thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to a crash can make a huge difference to your ability to maximize your financial recovery.Motorcycle Accidents
Mr. Datny has represented victims injured in motorcycle accidents throughout Palm Beach County, Broward County, and South Florida. Motorcyclists have the same right to safety on the road that all other motorists have, and when another driver fails to recognize that right, it is a motorcycle rider or passenger who is usually left with the most significant injuries. In Florida, motorcyclists over the age of 21 years old are not required to wear helmets as long as they have proper insurance coverage. Head and neck injuries are especially common in these types of accidents, which often require extensive post-accident medical treatment and are associated with new limitations in work or daily living that victims never had before. That is why it is important that motorcycle crash victims understand their legal options and hire a personal injury attorney in the Boca Raton area who can make sure that the parties responsible for their harm are held liable.Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
David B. Datny also advocates for the rights of bicyclists and pedestrians who have been struck by careless drivers. Bicyclists and pedestrians are frequent sights in South Florida, since both walking and biking are popular activities and modes of transportation for residents, tourists, and vacationers . Unfortunately, victims of bicycle or pedestrian accidents also may suffer catastrophic injuries because of their lack of protection from vehicles that strike them or drivers’ careless and negligent actions. In addition to the compensatory damages awarded to bicycle or pedestrian accident victims, punitive damages may be available in cases in which a defendant has acted particularly dangerously or engaged in reprehensible behavior, such as driving while intoxicated and hitting a bicyclist or pedestrian. Under Florida statute §768.73, punitive damages are limited to either three times the amount of compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater. Mr. Datny is dedicated to identifying and advocating for all of the forms of compensation that each client may be entitled to receive.Uber and Lyft Accidents
Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft provide a relatively new method of transportation for residents, tourists, and vacationers, increasing the number of passenger accidents throughout South Florida. While Uber and Lyft may not be subject to the same licensing or legal requirements as traditional taxi companies, they can still be held legally accountable and liable for the actions of negligent drivers in certain situations. The driver may also be independently liable for his or her negligent driving of a passenger in an Uber or Lyft vehicle. Uber and Lyft, as well as the driver, are required to maintain insurance. However, the available coverage may not be enough in cases of catastrophic injuries or when more than one passenger is involved in the same accident. In these situations, a passenger-victim may need to seek legal action against Uber, Lyft, or the driver in order to get the financial justice they deserve. Boca Raton Uber and Lyft accident lawyer David B. Datny is ready to assist you in pursuing your legal claim against these ride-sharing companies.Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere, from a sidewalk to a restaurant or retail store, as well as a hotel, condominium or a theme park An owner that fails to keep a property adequately safe for visitors is generally responsible for the injuries that result. Boca Raton slip and fall accident lawyer, David B. Datny, represents victims throughout Florida who have been injured as a result of careless property owners who did not fulfill their duties in fixing dangerous conditions or warning visitors of their existence. These victims include Florida residents, tourists, vacationers, everyday shoppers, pedestrians, children and elderly people. Slip and fall accidents may be especially perilous for elderly people, who make up a large segment of the population in South Florida. If you have been in a slip and fall accident, do not wait. Contact Boca Raton personal injury lawyer David B. Datny immediately for a free consultation. If you are elderly or disabled and without transportation, Mr. Datny will travel to you.Publix Accidents
Large supermarkets like Publix have numerous aisles and back areas accessible to customers, as well as large parking lots that they are responsible for maintaining. When a patron slips or trips and falls, Publix Supermarket can be held liable for maintaining an unsafe store or for not properly addressing a hazardous condition. Publix Supermarket is also responsible for making sure that its employees are properly trained and supervised so that it can identify and resolve safety issues within the store or surrounding areas. Mr. Datny has extensive experience representing victims of Publix Supermarket accidents in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Broward County and throughout South Florida. He is ready to help Publix accident victims maneuver through the nuances of these personal injury claims.Dog Bites
Unlike in other states, where a “one bite” rule protecting dog owners from liability exists for when a dog bites a victim for the first time, Florida law imposes liability regardless of an animal’s past behavior. Dog owners are liable for any damages sustained by a victim who is bitten by the dog, if the victim was lawfully on the property when they were bitten. Dog bite injuries are painful and may carry a risk of infections or other long-term complications, depending on the circumstances. Personal injury attorney David B. Datny assists dog bite victims in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Broward County and throughout South Florida with legal claims to ensure that they receive the compensation that they need to heal.Wrongful Death
Family members who lose a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle collision, slip and fall, or any other accident can take legal action pursuant to Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. Surviving spouses and children can seek damages for medical costs, loss of support, burial and funeral expenses, and other losses if their loved one was killed due to another party’s negligence. Unlike personal injury claims, which have a four-year statute of limitations in Florida, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years from a victim’s death, making prompt action important in ensuring that your legal rights are preserved.Contact a Tenacious Personal Injury Attorney in Boca Raton
Serious injuries are usually accompanied by missed work, mounting medical expenses, and other burdens associated with healing. If you have questions about what to do after an accident, or if you are ready to start the process of getting your life back on track, contact Attorney David B. Datny today for a free consultation. Our office represents people in Boca Raton and throughout Palm Beach County and Broward County, including Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Del Mar, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Lauderhill Lakes, and Plantation. We are available around the clock to assist you and our cilents. Mr. Datny can be reached directly at 561-221-7474 or through our website.
David B. Datny is a personal injury attorney in Boca Raton, Florida, and has been practicing law for 10 years. He is the Managing Attorney of The Datny Law Firm, which is a boutique personal injury law firm in Boca Raton that is committed to helping injured clients and accident victims throughout the State of Florida obtain financial justice for their injuries.