If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident or on the job, if you are suffering because of negligent or substandard medical care, or if you live with injuries caused by a faulty product or the misconduct of a business or individual, our personal injury attorneys can help.
You may be entitled to recovery that includes medical bill reimbursement, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more.
Attorney Brett Steinberg has the knowledge and resources to help you obtain what you deserve. He will personally help you determine what you may be entitled to and guide you every step of the way through a settlement process or trial. He will invest whatever it takes to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
There is no fee for services unless a settlement is reached or a judgment is awarded.
Steinberg Law has expertise in handling the following type of personal injury matters:
Anyone who has ever driven on the streets and highways of Florida knows that it is similar to playing Russian roulette. If you have been injured in an automobile accident due to the fault of another driver, you have several rights of which the average person is unaware. Depending upon the circumstances, injury victims may be entitled compensation for medical expenses incurred, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity and pain and suffering. Dealing with insurance adjusters can be a complicated process and, if you do not have an attorney, there is a good chance you will not obtain the full value of your claim. Steinberg Law’s car accident attorneys have the knowledge and resources to represent you in your injury claim so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Unfortunately, for some people, a trip to the grocery store or local coffee shop can turn into a traumatic, life-changing event. A drink spilled on the floor, a leaky cooler or uneven flooring can easily cause a person to fall and injure themselves if there are no signs warning of such a danger. Premises owners in Florida have a duty to maintain their establishments in a safe condition so that slip and falls and trip and falls do not occur. Steinberg Law has extensive experience and success litigating premises liability claims against companies ranging from big-box retailers to smaller convenience stores.
Florida imposes strict liability on dog owners for a bite that causes an injury to a person. That means that the owner of any dog that bites any person while such person is in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, is liable for damages suffered by persons bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owners’ knowledge of such viciousness. However, many insurance policies include specific language that exclude coverage for injuries caused by a dog bite. As a result, even though someone may be at fault for the viciousness of their dog, it may be difficult to be compensated for such injuries due to a lack of coverage.
A wrongful death claim can be made when someone dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another. Certainly, there is no amount of money that can fill the void caused by the loss of a loved one. However, such claims can help ensure survivors, such as spouses and minor children, are compensated for certain losses, including medical and funeral costs, lost support and services, loss of companionship and lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance. Steinberg Law has the compassion and knowledge to assist you during this difficult time.
The consequences of a crash involving large commercial vehicles, such as a semi-truck, an 18-wheeler, or a tractor-trailer, are often disastrous. A fully loaded commercial truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. The heavier the load that the truck is bearing, the more potential there is for catastrophic damage.
Although federal regulations prohibit trucks from being loaded beyond 80,000 pounds, violations often occur and there are many trucks on the road that are carrying loads beyond the legal limit. In comparison, a standard passenger automobile weighs roughly 3,000 pounds, which pales in comparison to the massive size of commercial vehicles. As a result of that overwhelming disparity, passengers in standard cars often suffer severe and fatal injuries when they’re involved in a crash with a large truck.
Often times a defective design or an unsafe product can cause an unfortunate accident resulting in life-threatening injuries. Specific examples of such accidents are auto accidents where airbags fail to deploy, dangerous and/or hazardous children’s toys and pharmaceuticals or other health care products that cause dangerous side effects. Steinberg Law has the experience necessary to prosecute such products liability claims on your behalf.
South Florida is a hub for the booming cruising industry, and its ports host cruise ships from most of the major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival. What most people do not know is that when they sign a cruise line’s ticket to board its ships, they are also signing a contract which requires a lawsuit be filed in federal court in Miami, Florida, within one year of an accident.
Additionally, litigating a claim in federal court involves adherence to strict time deadlines and pleading requirements which, if not met, could result in your case being dismissed. If you or someone you know has been injured either while onboard a cruise ship or during a shore excursion, it is essential to contact a maritime law attorney immediately to ensure your claim is favorably resolved or a lawsuit is filed before the one-year statute of limitations expires.
Exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing products is a proven cause of several serious health issues that can ultimately lead to an untimely death. For example, mesothelioma is a rare yet deadly form of cancer directly linked to exposure to asbestos. Other diseases linked to asbestos exposure include lung cancer and asbestosis, and asbestos exposure also increases the risk of stomach, gallbladder, larynx and kidney cancer. Asbestos-related diseases can take many years to develop, often manifesting after a career that involved exposure to asbestos-containing products, such as a joint compound or brake pads. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with one of the diseases mentioned above and have a history of asbestos exposure, contact Steinberg Law to discuss your rights.
A criminal charge can affect a person’s entire life, potentially threatening employment, financial stability, driving privileges, and even personal freedom. Attorney Brett Steinberg understands what is at stake when you or a loved one is accused of a crime and will fight by your side, with every resource available, to make sure your rights are protected.
Attorney Brett Steinberg is a former public defender with a proven record of obtaining optimal outcomes in criminal cases. He will examine every aspect of your case to ascertain that both the letter and the spirit of the law are followed and will work closely with you until your case is resolved. He is accomplished at handling both jury and non-jury cases.
Areas of expertise include the following:
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Any person accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs knows that many aspects of his or her life are at stake. For starters, if you have been arrested for a DUI, you are at risk of losing your driving privilege and there is a very good chance you will end up in jail. Additionally, if such a charge is not handled appropriately, a DUI conviction can be problematic for years to come. There several rights people in these circumstances have of which most people are unaware, including the right to refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer test or roadside examinations. Steinberg Law is well-versed in defending DUI charges and can assist you throughout this difficult time.
Drug possession and trafficking charges, whether in state or federal court, can result in severe consequences, ranging from five to thirty years in prison as well as fines up to $10,000.00. Further, certain drug possession charges can cause up to a two-year license suspension. Despite the harsh penalties that accompany drug charges, when a law enforcement officer fails to recognize a person’s civil rights, such as one’s right to free from unreasonable searches and seizures, there are many occasions where a drug charge can be overcome by attempting to exclude evidence that was illegally seized. Steinberg Law has significant expertise in defending those accused of drug charges.
Domestic Violence Defense
On occasion, and most unfortunately, family arguments can escalate beyond yelling and screaming. When a spouse or other family member uses physical force against another family member, a domestic violence offense has occurred. Ultimately, though, these types of charges are dismissed if the alleged victim chooses not to prosecute or it is demonstrated that details of such a crime are fabricated. Typically, the State Attorney’s Office will protect alleged victim’s rights in domestic violence cases, but those accused of committing such crimes need legal representation. Steinberg Law has the experience to provide a defense in domestic violence matters.
Steinberg Law represents those accused of a range of theft crimes in Florida, including shoplifting, petit theft, and grand theft. Theft crimes can be classified as misdemeanor or felony offenses, subjecting a convicted offender to steep fines and jail time or substantial prison sentences. In addition, convicted offenders can be made to return stolen property or make restitution to the property owner, and may be civilly liable for damages to the property owner as well. Steinberg Law assists individuals charged with Petit Theft, Shoplifting, Uttering a Forged Instrument, Felony Grand Theft, Robbery and other related charges.
Sealing and Expungement
Completing a job application can sometimes be a difficult and daunting task, especially when confronting questions such as: “Have you ever been arrested for a crime such as a felony or a crime of dishonesty or untruthfulness?” Typically, when a business owner or a manager realizes that an applicant has a criminal history, they will not consider that person for employment and will look to hire someone else. In Florida, one can choose one misdemeanor or felony criminal arrest to seal or expunge, so long as that arrest did not result in a conviction or involve a crime of a sexual nature. If that arrest is successfully sealed and expunged and it is your only arrest, a job applicant can now check “no” when asked about prior arrests. However, certain government jobs require disclosure of prior arrests regardless of whether that record has been sealed and expunged. Contact Steinberg Law to determine whether sealing and expungement is an option for you.
Assault and Violent Crimes
Florida’s violent crime laws address offenses including assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, and murder. While the prospect of being charged with committing a violent crime is a very serious matter, there are certain viable defenses to such charges, including self-defense and justification. In that vein, violent crimes that occur against someone trespassing in a person’s home are afforded a higher degree of leniency. Specifically, Florida law states that a person defending their home or occupied vehicle from an “unlawful” forceful entry or attempted forceful entry by another may use deadly force to stop the invasion or attempted invasion of the property. In such instances they need not retreat before using deadly force, they need not warn the intruder of their intent to shoot, and there is an absolute presumption that the person attempting the entry was doing so with the intent to commit a violent act and that the defender is presumed to be acting in reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself. Steinberg Law has the experience and legal knowledge necessary to defend violent crime charges.