We are a Miami law firm that represents people who are injured in accidents throughout Florida. We also represent people who are hurt while on a cruise.
In a moment, you’ll hear about our legal team.
Most of our settlements have involved Floridians who were injured in Florida. Of those cases, most have been car accidents. However, we’ve settled many injury cases involving trucks, mopeds, bikes and pedestrians. We’ve also settled several slip and fall claims, and other claims for an injury on a premises.
However, we don’t stop there.
We’ve also settled many cases for people who were injured while visiting Florida from another state. As a general rule, these cases are more complicated.
Because you’re dealing with the laws of two states. Just dealing with Florida’s laws is tough enough! Add in another state’s law, and things get complicated. Real fast.
Some of these visitors from another state were hurt in a Florida car accident. For example, a Georgia resident was injured in a Florida car accident. He broke his leg. He hired our law firm. JZ settled his case for $300,000.
However, others visitors to Florida are injured in slip and falls, and other premises claims. We settled a claim for $197,500 where a Texas resident slipped and fell at a Marriott Hotel in Pensacola, Florida. She broke her arm.
We’ve even settled many claims for people who were hurt in Florida while visiting from another country. As one example, a European man was visiting Miami. While here, a car hit him. We settled his claim for $325,000.
Our law firm is conveniently located in Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is across the street from the University of Miami. See inside our office.
We’ve Represented Injured People for 15 Years
Attorney Justin “JZ” Ziegler has been representing people injured in Florida accidents (or on a cruise) for the past 15 years. With 15 years of personal injury experience, Attorney Justin Ziegler knows how much a personal injury case is worth.
If an injured person tries to represent themselves, they are making a big mistake. We are often contacted by people who tried to handle their own case. But, once they realize that the insurance company is delaying the case, they call us.
Injured victims often ask us, “How long does it take to settle my injury case?“
From my experience, trying to handle your own case will result in delay. You won’t know exactly which documents to request. Without proper documents, the insurance company can’t set the proper settlement reserve.
We strongly suggest that you call us from day one.
If you don’t contact us from day 1, you may make mistakes that lower your possible payout.
Worse yet, you won’t even know that you are making the mistake!
We are proud of our great reviews. As of June 25, 2019, we are happy to say that we have 5 (out of 5) rating on Google local.
Justin has been a member of the Florida Bar for 15 years. He can sue in any state court in Florida.
We’ve Sued in Many Florida Courts
We’ve filed lawsuits in many counties in Florida including, but not limited to, Miami-Dade, Broward, Lee, Osceola and Pinellas. Justin has sued some of the largest companies in the United States.
Mr. Ziegler is also licensed in the United States District Court for the:
- Southern District of Florida
- Middle District of Florida
Why might you need an attorney who is licensed in the Southern District of Florida?
Because a lawsuit against most cruise lines for passenger injury claims must be filed in the Southern District of Florida (in Miami). Thus, if a passenger is hurt on a Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Norwegian cruise, the lawsuit must be filed in Miami. I’m talking about cruises that embark or disembark out of or the United States.
We’ve sued in the Southern District of Florida before. We’ve sued the world’s largest cruise line, Carnival. Attorney Ziegler has even sued the United States of America.
Our YouTube Channel is Very Popular
In May 2019 alone, Youtube viewers watched our videos about 32,000 times. That is in one month alone!
We say this because people tend to get a lot of value from our Youtube videos. However, just as on this website, the videos give basic information. Every case is different and has different facts.
For example, one person may get $445,000 for a broken leg. Yet, another may only get $35,000 for a broken leg. If you don’t understand why, it’s time to hire a personal injury lawyer. One reason to hire a lawyer is because he or she knows how to value a case.
Additionally, the law constantly changes. Attorney Justin Ziegler keeps up with the law.
Back to our Youtube videos. We have 7 videos which each have over 50,000 views.
Bottom Line: The JZ helps channel is one of the most visited YouTube personal injury lawyer channels.
JZ Graduated from University of Miami Law School (With Honors)
Justin graduated from the University of Miami Law School with honors in 2003. (We aren’t affiliated with University of Miami.)
Attorney JZ earned the book award in his negotiation class. Since being licensed in Florida, he’s negotiated hundreds of settlements for a combined millions of dollars.
We limit our personal injury practice to only representing the injured victims. Our law firm has done so for over 13 years. This allows us to best serve our clients. The law is complicated. Even if you just limit your law practice to just one practice area.
We do not represent insurance companies. Prior to opening his law office, Justin worked for law firms who defended insurance companies.
We have settled and litigated many cases for people injured in all types of accidents, including Florida car accidents, slip and fall accidents in Florida, supermarket accidents, cruise ship accidents and much more.
He works as hard as possible to get their cases resolved as quickly as possible for the maximum value.
We help you by fighting for your rights and letting your relax. If you’ve been injured, your case should be stress free and your attorney should be available for you. Let us do the work.
Our focus is on fighting to get accident victims as much money as possible. We do this by gathering and organize all the evidence.
We know that you want your medical bills paid. You need to be paid back for money you’ve lost from missing work.
And, of course, you want pain and suffering compensation.
Attorney Justin Ziegler is a Member of 2 Big Justice Associations
Attorney Justin Ziegler is a member of the Florida Justice Association (FJA).
He is also a member of the American Association For Justice (AAJ).
In the AAJ, Attorney Justin Ziegler is part of the Admiralty Law section. This allows him to stay up to date with cruise injury cases and settlements.
Not even the best personal injury attorney can immediately know every law. Nor can they immediately know every best expert witness who exists.
Through our memberships in the FJA and AAJ, personal injury lawyer Justin Ziegler stays up to date with the law.
We get the latest information on which expert witnesses to use. We also keep up to date with trends in maximizing case and settlement value.
Jenny Garcia (Senior Litigation Paralegal)
Our paralegal, Jenny, has about 17 years experience working for law firms in the personal injury field. Jenny estimates that she has handled well over 1,000 personal injury cases from beginning through settlement. Thus, she has seen insurance companies payout millions of dollars and settlements.
Fortunately, Jenny has been with our law firm for over 4 years. She is simply awesome.
Jenny previously worked for a Miami personal injury law firm that litigated injury cases and handled cases before a lawsuit. Each of her prior supervising attorneys had over 20 years of personal injury claims experience.
She is a top graduate of the University of Miami paralegal program. Jenny also graduated with Highest Honors from Miami Dade College, as a Pre-Law student. Jenny had a perfect (4.0) GPA.
She decided to continue her legal studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. There, Jenny had many academic achievements. In fact, the school nominated her to be inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society.
Membership into the society is by invitation only and applies to only the top 15 percent students. She also received school nominations to become a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Office of Undergraduate Studies Mentor Team at FGCU.
Jenny is also fully bilingual (English and Spanish). Jenny’s Spanish speaking ability comes in handy for our Spanish speaking clients. In fact, some of our biggest personal injury settlements have been for Spanish only speaking clients.
Many of these Spanish speaking clients live in Florida. For example, we represented a Spanish speaking man who was shopping at Sedanos’ Supermarket in Miami, Florida. Our client didn’t speak English.
He claimed that he slipped and fell on a dirty floor. We sued Sedanos’ supermarket. He had 2 skin grafts to his achilles tendon. Crum and Forster insured the supermarket. We settled his injury case for $300,000.
We’ve also represented many Spanish speaking people who were injured in a car accidents. As additional examples, we settled a broken wrist case for $200,000. And another one for $135,000. Neither of those clients spoke English. The list of our settlements for Spanish only speakers goes on and on.
Some of our Spanish only speaking clients live in other parts of the United States and are injured in a car accident while visiting Florida.
We’ve had many clients who live in a Spanish speaking country and were injured in other types of accidents while visiting Florida.
For example, a Columbian resident was visiting Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Sunny Isles Beach is in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
She was exiting a door that had a step down. However, the door didn’t have a warning about the step down. Thus, She fell. As a result, she broke her nose. We settled her case for $73,000.
She didn’t speak English. However, we have always had at least one assistant who is fluent in Spanish.
In Jenny’s paralegal capacity, she is very actively involved in all cases handled by the firm. This includes working on cases from the initial client interview through the duration of a lawsuit.
She believes each client deserves the highest quality representation. In that capacity, she works hard with Justin to get our clients paid fairly.
Monica (Firm Bookkeeper)
Monica handles some of our law firm’s bookkeeping. She obtained her bachelors degree from the University of Riverside, California. Later, she obtained her Masters Degree from the University of Redlands.
Insurance Companies With Whom We’ve Settled Cases
We’re happy to say that insurance companies have paid us (combined) several millions of dollars in compensation.
Miami injury lawyer JZ has settled cases with GEICO, State Farm, Progressive and many other insurance companies. This includes injury settlements with USAA, Travelers, The Hartford, Allstate, and several others.
We also represent Uber drivers and passengers for car accident cases. In fact, we had a $260,000 settlement for an Uber driver who was in a car accident. The Uber driver had back pain.
Here is a video about this $260K settlement:
The best part?
Our client didn’t even have surgery. Surgery usually adds major value to a personal injury case.
What Types of Cases Have We Settled for Injury Victims?
It doesn’t stop there.
There is a lot amount of information that you need to know in order to properly handle your injury case.
We Want to Represent You if You’re Hurt at a Theme Park
Amazingly, Florida gets 116.5 million visitors a year. Many of these people visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, hotels and other places. Unfortunately, injuries and accidents may occur there. Maybe you got hurt at Disney World, Universal Studios or a hotel. If so, we’d be honored to represent you.
Our Website Got 52,400 Pageviews in 1 Month
In August 2018, our website and blog got 52,400 pageviews. Therefore, I want to say “Thank you”.
The JZ help Spanish website gets about 9,000 pageviews a month.
For directions to our office, see our contact us page.
Were You Injured in Florida? Or on a Cruise?
See Our Settlements
Check out some of the many Florida injury cases that we have settled, including but not limited to truck accidents, drunk driving (DUI) accidents, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, taxi accidents, bicycle accidents, store or supermarket accidents, cruise ship accidents, dog bites and much more.
We want to represent you!
Our Miami law firm represents people anywhere in Florida if someone’s carelessness caused their injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, slip, trip and falls, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, drunk driving crashes, pedestrian accidents, cruise ship or boat accidents, store or supermarket accidents, accidents at someone else’s home, condo or apartment, accidents involving a Uber or Lyft Driver, and many other types of accidents.
We want to represent you if you were injured in an accident in Florida, on a cruise ship or boat.
Call Us Now!
Call us now at (888) 594-3577 to find out for FREE if we can represent you. We answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.