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At one point during most people’s lives, it is likely they will suffer a personal injury that requires medical attention, forces them to miss time at work, or even inflicts a permanent disability. If another party is responsible for your injuries by mistake or intention, you have the right to retain an attorney and demand compensation. These situations include a variety of scenarios that can include motor vehicle accidents (airplane accidents, boat accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents) and slips and falls.

A Miami personal injury lawyer could help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. This includes filing claims for damages from insurance companies and initiating lawsuits to demand full payment for your losses.

Defective Products & Dangerous Drugs

All manufacturers of consumer products, including both over-the-counter and prescription drugs, have a duty to produce those products so that they are reasonably safe for consumers to use as intended. As a general rule, if a consumer uses a product or drug as intended and that use results in an injury, the maker may be held liable to provide compensation to the injured or harmed party.

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From the first steps of incorporating your business to protecting your intellectual property and resolving labor disputes, a dedicated business law attorney could be the ally you need to realize your entrepreneurial vision. Handling all the legal paperwork and disputes may be a drain on your time, hurting your bottom line. Let a lawyer handle the legal aspects of your commercial venture so you are free to focus on growing your small business.

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Types of Accidents

Most personal injuries are the result of accidents, but this does not mean that another party may not be found legally at fault for the incident. In certain situations, the law places a duty on other parties to keep everyone around them safe. Examples of situations that may involve negligence by one or more involved parties include:

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Demands for Compensation Based On Negligence

Most personal injuries are the result of accidents, but this does not mean that another party may not be found legally at fault for the incident. In most situations, the law places a duty on people and businesses to act with a certain minimum level of care and responsibility for other people.

In all claims that center around negligence, the injured person must prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care and that a failure to uphold this duty resulted in their injuries. Courts usually evaluate the actions of all parties to assign blame following an accident.

According to Florida Statutes §768.81(2), Miami courts use the standard of comparative negligence to assign fault. This means a plaintiff’s compensation may be proportionally increased or decreased according to degree of fault. A Miami personal injury attorney could help demonstrate that a defendant’s negligence was responsible for an individual’s injuries and help win compensation for your injuries and damages.

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Forms of Compensation an Injured Plaintiff Might Claim

There is no set level of severity or class of injury that a personal injury case requires, but any valid claim must include evidence of medical treatment needed to care for the incident. Likewise, all claims must demand payment for necessary treatment as the core of a compensation package.

However, the impact of an incident can affect every portion of a plaintiff’s life.

For example, it is not uncommon for people to miss time at work to tend to their injuries or even to endure a permanent disability because of the actions of a negligent or reckless defendant. Accordingly, a plaintiff might demand reimbursement for all lost earnings.

Another major source of compensation is emotional distress. A loss of quality of life and a loss of consortium are both examples of non-economic damages that may warrant compensation. A seasoned personal injury lawyer could help victims in Miami measure their losses and demand proper reparations.

The Time Limits to Pursue a Case

Every civil case in Miami is bound by a law that places a time limit on plaintiffs to bring their cases to court. According to Florida Statutes §95.11, most personal injury and negligence cases have a statute of limitations of four years from the date of the accident or incident. 

No matter how serious a person’s injuries may be, they must act quickly to protect their rights, even if they are still dealing with severe burns, brain and spinal cord injuries, or other catastrophic damage. A Miami personal injury lawyer could help ensure that a case does not fail because of an expiring statute of limitations.

Let a Miami Personal Injury Attorney Help

Whenever an injury results from the actions of another party, you have the right to demand compensation. This applies regardless of whether the injury stemmed from an accident or an intentional act.

An attorney could help no matter where your injury occurred. This includes accidents on Miami roads, public or private property, defective product cases relying on product liability claims, or even workplace accidents that necessitate a worker’s compensation claim.

A Miami personal injury lawyer could take the lead in every part of your claim, from initiating talks with insurance companies and gathering evidence of defendant liability to representing your interests in settlement negotiations. Call today to get started on your case.

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