Delray Beach Firm

Injured in Florida? We Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation

In a state as large and dense as Florida, the third most populous in the U.S., it may come as little surprise that the personal injury rate is high here as well.

Still, the numbers are alarming. Accidental injuries are the number one cause of death among Florida residents under the age of 44 and the fourth leading cause of death overall.

In the year 2018 alone, injuries claimed 17,654 lives, which added up to about 8.6% of all resident deaths statewide.

If you or someone you love is wrongfully injured by the negligent behavior of someone else, you deserve to receive prompt, quality medical care and the funds to cover it. Often the best way to secure the amount of fair and just compensation you are entitled to is to work with an attorney.

At Samuel M. Yaffa P.A., our Delray Beach personal injury lawyer is a compassionate and dedicated advocate with decades of experience obtaining injured client’s settlements that cover all their accident-related expenses—and we can help you, too!

At Samuel M. Yaffa P.A., we always go above and beyond for our clients. To learn more, call (561) 677-8566 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.

What Else Can Our Practice Do For You?
We are committed to working diligently and fighting passionately for our clients.

What is Personal Injury Law?

When an individual is injured at no fault of their own due to the negligent or careless behavior of another party, personal injury law allows the victim (also known as the “plaintiff”) to bring a lawsuit against the liable party (the “defendant”) for damages.

What Are Damages?

Damages encompass any losses suffered by the plaintiff, such as wages they were not able to receive due to having to take time off work for recovery. Either the defendant or the defendant’s insurance company, depending on the claim, is responsible for paying these damages to the plaintiff.

How Do You Prove Negligence?

The crux of a personal injury claim is negligence. A plaintiff (or their lawyer) must be able to prove that the defendant caused the accident/injury by behaving in a careless manner or by failing to act in a way that a person typically would under similar circumstances.

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Personal Injury FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 561-677-8566 today!

  • Do I need to hire a lawyer for a personal injury case?
    Whether or not you should hire a lawyer depends largely on two factors: the extent of the damages and your personal preference. If you were in a minor accident that resulted in minor injuries and it is clear who is at fault, you can probably handle the claim on your own. If you have suffered serious injuries, the liable party is being uncooperative and denying fault, and/or other factors are making the case more complex than you feel capable of handling on your own, hiring an attorney is likely a good call. However, ultimately the choice is yours. We recommend at least consulting with a lawyer—or even a few—before making your final decision.
  • How often do personal injury claims go to court?
    Not very. Most personal injury claims are settled with negotiations and never see the inside of a courtroom. Only about 5% of personal injury cases in the U.S. make it to trial. However, we always prepare our cases for trial just in case.
  • What is the personal injury statute of limitations in Florida?
    In Florida, the deadline to file a personal injury claim (also known as the statute of limitations) is four (4) years.

Case Results

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Secured up to twenty (20) times the policy limits of available coverage to aid the families of the deceased victims and/or the injured survivors.

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Confidential settlement fifteen times more than the applicable insurance policy limits.

  • Confidential Auto Accident

    Confidential seven-figure settlement twenty times more than the applicable uninsured motorist policy limits.

  • Confidential Medical Malpractice

    Confidential settlement for failure to provide antibiotics to a man admitted with infection.

  • Confidential Medical Malpractice

    Confidential seven-figure settlement for failure to timely treat pediatric patient with an allergic reaction.

  • Millions Nursing Home Negligence

    Recovered millions to compensate the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.

Our Clients Are Like Family

Read What They Say
    "I would highly recommend Sam and Lori to anyone who wants a law firm that is compassionate and gets the job done right."
    Both Sam and Lori went above and beyond what you would expect from a law firm.
    - Robert S.
    "Samuel M. Yaffa is The Best Attorney Ever!"

    Samuel M. Yaffa is the best attorney ever! I was badly injured in a trip and fall accident and was so fortunate that a friend referred me to Mr. Yaffa. He is a very good lawyer, extremely knowledgeable about our laws, and he handled my case from beginning to end with the utmost professionalism and dedication. Mr. Yaffa’s Paralegal, Lori, has a lovely personality and is also devoted to her job, so between the two of them, I was always kept informed of my case status and completely aware of what was going on with any issues involved. They cared about me and treated me as family. Since I had a lot of difficulty getting around due to injuries from the accident, Mr. Yaffa would always go out of his way to meet with me at my home for consultations, case discussions or to review and go over any paperwork involved. He always had my best interests at heart. Although my case has come to a conclusion, I still keep in touch with Sam and Lori and we will always remain friends.

    I will always recommend Samuel M. Yaffa to anyone who needs legal advice or representation!

    - Evelyn
    "Willing to Go the Extra Mile"
    Attorney Samuel Yaffa and Lori are extremely competent professionals who treat their clients like family.
    - V.R.
    "They are professional, compassionate and meticulous, which immediately put me at ease."

    I highly recommend Attorney, Sam Yaffa, and his paralegal, Lori Ostrowski. They are professional, compassionate and meticulous, which immediately put me at ease.

    Sam and Lori handled two automobile accident cases for me with care and precision. Sam guided me through the process, explaining in detail the course of action, always keeping my level of comfort in mind. He is extremely kind and always available to answer questions. Lori kept me in the loop and provided necessary feedback in a timely, efficient manner. They are warm and friendly, and offer a brilliant level of confidence. They are an excellent team. They go above and beyond expectation and resolved my cases skillfully and timely – and for that I am very thankful.

    They are good people. I would be pleased to refer them to a friend or family member if needed, because they can be trusted.

    - Cecelia K.
    "Sam made the time. I always felt as if my case was just as important as any other of his cases. I highly recommend them!"
    Sam made the time. I always felt as if my case was just as important as any other of his cases. I highly recommend them!
    - DJ D.
    "Sam and Lori are THE BEST that I could ask for."
    We met at the MOST difficult time in my life, and Sam and Lori were always there for me and did more for me than I could ask for.
    - Nava N.
    "Friendly, Professional and always kept me informed."
    They handled my case with the highest regard to professionalism and due diligence.
    - Robert P.
    "Always dealing with us very professionally and compassionately."
    My family and I immediately felt comfortable with both office staff and Sam- always dealing with us very professionally and compassionately.
    - Merri S.

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Why Put Your Trust In Us?

What You Can Expect
  • Over 20 Years of Experience
    We have over two decades of experience with proven success in personal injury cases.
  • Personalized Representation
    You aren't just another client - we take the time to get to know you and your case.
  • Dedicated & Determined
    We are not afraid to go to trial and obtain justice for you. We put time and energy into your case.
  • Above & Beyond for You
    We are here to support you physically and emotionally. We help protect you and your case.