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Civil Litigation & Personal Injury Attorney

Advocating for clients in South Florida and Southern California since 1982

Our firm has been helping clients in South Florida since 1990. We specialize in all kinds of civil litigation. This includes personal injuries caused by the intentional acts or negligence of others; car accidents, cruise ship injuries, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, and defamation. We also handle cases involving fraud, breach of contract, commercial/business disputes, post-judgment collections, and bankruptcy litigation. Our civil litigation practice includes family law, divorce, child custody and support, and paternity. We also represent consumers and businesses in consumer protection and civil rights litigation. And, we handle civil appeals in all areas of civil practice.

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale with a satellite office in San Diego, The Law Office of Richard F. Hussey represents clients on and between coasts. Our firm specializes in Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury, Business & Commercial Law, Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice, Construction Law, Civil Rights, Employment Law, Family Law, Admiralty & Marine. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize our support to your individual needs and concerns.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.


It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


Take No Risks | The Law Office of Richard F. Hussey

Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Life pushes us. We work hard. We play hard. And life can sometimes feel like it’s moving pretty fast, maybe too fast. Whether you’re 25 and still figuring it all out, or 65 with a family and an attractive investment portfolio, or anywhere in between, or beyond, undoubtedly there is a force that is driving you, pushing you to move. And in today’s smartphone, rideshare, virtual conference, got-to-get-it-done-right-now society, life moves fast. Every day millions of Americans wake up and hit it hard, rushing to get to jobs, meetings, and daily events. And with so much rushing and moving and getting things done, invariably there will be accidents. It’s just a fact of life.

There’s a myriad of ways accidents can happen, and they happen every day. Consider these shocking numbers below compiled from the National Safety Council’s (NSC) analysis of some annual data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the BLS’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

Preventable injury-related deaths: 4,493
Preventable injury-related deaths per 100k full-time equivalent workers: 3.1
Medically consulted injuries: 4,600,000
Workers: 156,948,000
Costs: 170.8 billion

That’s a lot of injuries, too many deaths, and all preventable, and… that’s just data on workplace injuries. There is plenty of data on motor vehicle as well as home and out in the community accidents as well. In fact, the National Safety Council’s data indicates that accidental injury has risen to become the #3 cause of death in the United States.

Most of us don’t run with scissors, nor do we drink and drive, stand in a field during a lightning storm, or eat Fugu sashimi prepared at home by our Uncle Bob who just learned about it on some exotic cuisine TV show. Nope. Most of us want to live and we don’t, for the most part, do stupid things. But accidents and personal injuries simply happen, no matter how smart we are, how prepared, or cautious we are. They happen indiscriminately to the young and old, to the wealthy and poor, to the cautious, and to those who live on the edge.

And while you cannot avoid the occasional accident, you must avoid the costs if at all possible. Medical costs for personal injuries have skyrocketed. A trip to the emergency room could set you back thousands, tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, depending on the extent of your injuries. Long term care can be costly. Rehabilitation can be costly. The dollars can add up quickly, and you need to avoid taking a risk with your future.

In many cases, accidents happen due to the negligence of someone or some entity. And this is why you absolutely need a skilled, experienced personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL on your side. If someone else is at fault, if a business or company or individual was negligent, and that fault or negligence resulted in your injuries, you must protect your rights and your future. You can count on the skilled team at The Law Office of Richard F. Hussey to go that extra mile to get you the compensation you deserve. We are your personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Schedule a consultation today and let us show you how we have successfully settled many personal injury cases for scores of satisfied clients.

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"Excellent attorney that really cares for his client’s well-being and beyond. He's good because he knows the law. Not from cheap shots and unethical ways of representing his clients. If you need a family law attorney, I would definitely recommend, Mr. Richard Hussey"

– David D.

When Everything Goes Off the Rails, Who Can You Call?

Civil Litigation Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Civil law focuses on any behavior that delivers an injury to an individual or other private party. Civil cases are initiated when a private party (plaintiff) files a lawsuit. The cases are often ruled on by a judge, although a number of cases may actually involve juries as well. When the case is decided, the ‘punishment’ typically consists of a monetary award, but never imprisonment. Incarceration is only for criminal cases. Many times parties will elect to file a civil suit after a criminal case has been decided. For example, a victim or a victim’s family might choose to file a civil suit if they feel the verdict of a criminal case was not satisfactory. But whatever the ‘wrong’ that a plaintiff feels needs to be ‘righted,’ civil law is the place to begin. To prevail in civil litigation, the plaintiff’s attorney must establish that the defendant is liable in accordance with a “preponderance of evidence.” And it is important to note that defendants in civil cases are not given, or entitled to, the kind of legal protection under the law that they would ordinarily benefit from in a criminal proceeding.

There are too many types of civil litigation cases to mention, because really any situation in which one party feels they have suffered due to the actions or neglect of another party can constitute the grounds for a civil suit. But that said, there are certainly some common themes. Let’s look at some types of cases in which a civil litigation attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL could assist you.

Property Disputes

As Americans we like to own. Be it land or a home, or both, property ownership, rights, and damages to property or real estate are common topics in civil litigation. Parties might have a dispute over property lines, actions taken, or a number of other issues. If you have a property dispute, a skilled civil litigation attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL can assist you.

Contract Disputes

You decide to do business, either with another company or private individual, so you draw up a contract for all parties to sign. You’re off to a good start. But many times one or more parties who are signatory to this legal agreement come to the decision that, in their opinion, another party has not held up their end of the bargain so to speak. It is in these situations that parties will have a dispute over the terms or fulfillment of the contract, etc. and a civil litigation suit may become necessary.


A tort is a kind of civil case in which one party alleges that another party caused emotional or physical harm. These cases are extremely varied and may relate to financial security, personal safety, safety of property, or other issues. Torts can involve damages due to accidents or injuries, such as assault or battery cases, and/or any kind of negligence, etc. This is just the tip of the iceberg in regard to torts, so talk to your civil litigation attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL to find out if tort litigation is appropriate for your civil matter.

Class Action Cases

In a class action case, the matter typically involves a group of people who have all been injured by the same thing, such as exposure to a toxin or hazardous material, or injury from a faulty product, etc.

Complaint Cases Against the City

Often, cases against a large entity such as a city or the federal government are settled between the parties outside of the court system. However, in some situations civil cases may become necessary when the parties cannot agree on their own. A common example of a ‘complaint against the city’ litigation would be an event, law, policy, or action, etc. that a plaintiff alleges caused them, as a citizen, specific harm.

Experience You Can Trust

Attorney Richard F. Hussey

Whatever your situation, if you think it may be a civil litigation issue, a personal injury issue, or something else, contact Richard Hussey of The Law Office of Richard F. Hussey. Richard is an experienced law professional and he is ready, willing, and able to handle most any issue that requires legal expertise, including Litigation & Appeals, Business & Commercial Law, Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice, Construction Law, Civil Rights, Employment Law, Family Law, and Admiralty & Marine.

Office Location

800 Southeast 3rd Ave.
4th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Phone: (954) 462-7500

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