Getting injured can lead to a long list of unwanted symptoms and be life-changing. This is why it’s important to reach out to a qualified Hialeah personal injury lawyer with years of experience.
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What Should I Do After an Injury?
Getting injured is tough to deal with but it also requires the ability to make sound decisions. There are certain steps you should follow when put into this position.
The key steps include:
- Ask for Medical Assistance If Necessary (Request Medical Records)
- Obtain Visual Evidence (Video/Photos)
- Ask for Relevant Contact Info From Witnesses
- Reach Out to the Police or a Supervisor
- Do Not Admit Fault
- Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer
Take the time to go through all of these steps to learn more about your options and what to do next. This will help build your case.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Choosing a good lawyer is one of the best decisions a client can make.
The benefits include:
- Case Preparation / Filing a Lawsuit
- Settlement Negotiation
- Trial Preparation & Representation
To learn more about what we can do for you at Miami Lawyers 360, please give us a quick call at (786) 686-2857.
What Type of Damages Do Florida Personal Injury Claims Cover?
Personal injury claims in Florida allow you to recover the following types of damages:
This is the most important element of a legal claim as this is where you are going to list tangible costs such as medical bills, lost wages, and/or prescription bills. Any cost that was incurred due to the personal injury can be listed here.
This refers to any non-financial damage that you have had to deal with. This can include anything associated with the recovery process including anxiety, stress, PTSD, and a long list of other issues including a drop in your quality of life.
This is not common in personal injury cases unless the individual has severely broken the law of the land.
This will lead to additional sentencing and/or fines depending on what the judge believes is best.
How is Liability Determined After an Injury?
When determining liability for an injury claim you must prove the following four elements of negligence:
Duty of Care
Duty of care is essential when it comes to understanding a person’s role in the accident. Each individual has a responsibility in the situation whether this entails following the rules of the road while driving or managing equipment at a construction site.
Liability can be determined by determining which party was responsible for not following through with their duty of care.
Breach of Duty of Care
Let’s assume the individual has been deemed to have been responsible for their role in the accident. It’s important to look at how significant the breach was for their duty of care in that particular situation. This tends to vary from situation to situation depending on what took place.
If you want to prove liability, it is important to make sure the individual had a massive breach of duty of care, which led to you getting injured.
Causation is just as important as any other element in the process as you will have to prove their actions specifically led to your injury.
It is important to demonstrate all of the damages being cited are due to the defendant’s actions. This can include the breach of duty of care.
The final step involves the damages that are going to be highlighted in the legal claim.
If you want to prove liability, you will want to make sure the damages are specifically associated with the accident. This will show all of the damages that are being listed in the claim are due to the accident that occurred.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Florida?
It is important to understand the statute of limitations for these types of cases in the heart of Florida.
You will have four years from the time you get injured to put in a legal claim. It is best to have it ready to go as soon as possible to avoid pushing things to the edge and having the evidence go stale.
A competent legal professional can assist with the process and make it easier for you to get the legal claim in promptly. Feel free to reach out to our law firm at (786) 686-2857 to learn more about what we can do for you moving forward.
How Much Will a Hialeah Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
Our goal is to assist clients with their situation and provide detailed insight into the ongoing legal strategy to win your case.
During this phase, you may wonder whether or not this is going to be affordable.
We are renowned for putting our clients first and it all starts with a contingency fee setup. With this type of payment structure, you will not have to make an upfront payment.
Once we win the case, our law firm will take a small percentage out of the compensation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle at Miami Lawyers 360
Our law firm has been representing clients in the region for years and we continue to be one of the most reputable options for citizens in Hialeah, Florida.
If you want to fight for your rights and make sure the right decisions are made, it’s time to look at which types of personal injury cases we can help you with.
The personal injury cases we can work on include:
- Premises Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Bodily Injury
- Slip and Fall
- Burn Injuries
- Workplace Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- And More!
This is an ideal fit for those who want to ensure they are being represented by professionals every step of the way.
Schedule Your Free Consultation With Our Attorneys
At Miami Lawyers 360, we believe it’s important to set high standards and make sure our client’s needs are being met every step of the way. We take pride in our work ethic and continue to put in the effort necessary to keep you happy. Feel free to go through a detailed consultation with one of our trusted legal professionals at (786) 686-2857.