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Bicycle Accidents

Like pedestrians and motorcyclists, bicyclists are also very vulnerable when hit by a vehicle. Bicyclists involved in car accidents can suffer life-threatening or long-term injuries. Those injuries can prevent the victim from returning to work, making the damages extensive. A highly experienced personal injury attorney from The Law Offices of Nerina Smart, P.A., will be a strong advocate for an injured bicyclist.

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Car Accidents

As the most common type of personal injury claim, The Law Offices of Nerina Smart, P.A. handles all types of car accidents. When another driver fails to act in the same way another reasonable driver would have done, negligence may be present. The driver may have exhibited careless or reckless driving behaviors or may have failed to follow the basic rules of the road.

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Rideshare Accidents

Because rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are relatively new but increasingly popular, cases involving rideshare companies are also experiencing growth. For this reason, it is imperative that you have solid legal assistance following a rideshare accident to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

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Truck Accidents

Trucks are so much larger than passenger vehicles. The injuries to those hit by a truck are likely to be severe—or fatal. Truck accidents are especially complex because there are a number of potential defendants following a truck accident. The truck driver could be liable if he or she was impaired, distracted, or overly fatigued. The trucking company could be liable if they failed to conduct a thorough background check, put an inexperienced driver on the road, or looked the other way when the driver exceeded allowed hours. The maintenance company could be held liable if it failed to conduct routine maintenance on the truck, particularly the brakes and tires. If poorly loaded cargo caused the accident, then the loading company could be held responsible. Finally, the manufacturer of the truck could be responsible for the accident if a defective truck part was responsible for the accident.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists may unfairly be seen as reckless or hard-living. This is actually far from the truth for the vast majority of motorcyclists. Having an experienced personal injury attorney that can skillfully combat those stereotypes can be crucial in obtaining a fair settlement for your motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists, like bicyclists and pedestrians, are particularly vulnerable to auto accidents and are likely to have severe injuries to deal with due to the negligence of another.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, many drivers do not fully watch for pedestrians. Elderly pedestrians, along with the very young, are especially vulnerable groups. An elderly person may not be able to cross the road quickly, leaving them vulnerable to speeding or careless drivers. Young children often pull away from their parents and dart across the street, so drivers must be especially vigilant when driving in the city. Because pedestrians may have very serious injuries, having a strong personal injury attorney is necessary to ensure a fair outcome.

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Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim occurs when the victim of a personal injury dies as a result of those injuries. Family members may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party for future lost wages of the deceased, funeral costs, loss of inheritance, loss of guidance (for children of the deceased), and loss of consortium.

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Premise Liability

Premises liability concerns accidents that occur on another’s property due to a dangerous condition that the owner knew—or should have known—existed. The owner of private property that has a dangerous hazard on the property such as a known aggressive dog, could be held liable for injuries sustained on the property. Owners of public places like grocery stores, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. are also liable for injuries to the public when a hazard exists for sufficient time that the owner or employees should have known about it. Slip and fall accidents from a spill in a grocery store, or an attack in the parking lot of a hotel due to poor security are also examples of premises liability claims.

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Product Liability

Consumers expect that products they purchase will perform as advertised and that there will not be hidden dangers associated with the products. When an injury occurs as the result of a defective or dangerous product, the victim may file a product liability claim.

We Take Your Matter Personally

We will always give you the personal attention you deserve and need as you pursue your personal injury claim. Call The Law Offices of Nerina Smart, P.A. today to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys. Our staff is multi-lingual and diverse to more fully meet the unique needs of the South Florida community. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with your personal injury claim. 

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Thank You for Your Dedication and Loyalty

Nerina and her staff have been exceptional in handling this file. I thank you for your dedication and loyalty to ensuring that this matter was handled in the most professional manner possible. Worked with her firm just over a year and will refer her always. Thank you for all your professional advice and legal work. Well Done. Thank you again.

Personal Injury Law Firm

The Law Offices of Nerina Smart, P.A. represent people (or their representatives) injured due to the negligence of someone else. The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or types of conduct.

Our firm handles all types of personal injury matters including, slip and fall accidents, automobile accidents, assaults and battery, premises liability, dog bites, wrongful death and products liability. We aim to find the party responsible for your losses and compel them to compensate you for your losses.

Our firm seeks to ensure that you are properly compensated for your pain and suffering. You don’t pay any fees or costs unless we recover money for you.

Nerina Smart

Nerina Smart, Esq. is a founding partner of The Law Offices of Nerina Smart, P.A. Nerina received both her Bachelor of Science Degree and her Master of Science Degree from Barry University and her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006 and the U.S. Southern District of Florida in 2008, Attorney Nerina Smart has bar affiliations with the Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar Association, and the Broward County Women Lawyer’s Association. 

Since 2006, Mrs. Smart has served the legal needs of the South Florida community, bringing considerable experience into the areas of family law, civil litigation, immigration, personal injury, and real estate. After interning with one of the top board-certified personal injury attorneys in South Florida, Nerina Smart received her license to practice Florida law. While gaining extensive litigation experience in Insurance Subrogation, Collections, and Real Estate Law, Mrs. Smart litigated hundreds of cases for major lenders, applying her knowledge to defend and fight for the rights of her clients. 

Today, Attorney Nerina Smart continues to fight for her clients through personal injury claims, bringing many of these cases to a highly successful settlement through skill, knowledge, and expertise. Providers that have been denied payment by insurance companies in PIP cases are also fully represented by Mrs. Smart. Attorney Nerina Smart has earned a reputation for being both highly trained and highly skilled in the personal injury area, as well as in Family Law, Immigration, and Real Estate Law. 

Attorney Nerina Smart began her own law practice in 2009. Today, she has a strong commitment to maintaining close ties with her local community via being actively involved in:

  • The Broward County Bar Association
  • The Broward County Women Lawyers Association
  • The Caribbean Bar Association
  • The Miami Rescue Mission
  • Legal Aid
  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • The Plantation Chamber of Commerce
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Contact the Plantation, Florida Law Offices of Nerina Smart, P.A.

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may be wondering where to turn. You could have medical bills that are increasing in an alarming manner, and you may be injured severely enough that you are unable to return to work. It is normal that you are feeling anxious, confused, and thoroughly stressed right now. At The Law Offices of Nerina Smart, P.A., we can take much of that stress, confusion, and anxiety from your shoulders. Whether your injury is physical, emotional, or both, Attorney Nerina Smart can help you get your life back on track after receiving fair compensation for your injuries. Contact The Law Offices of Nerina Smart, P.A. today—you will pay no fees or costs unless we recover money for you.