If you’ve been injured in Miami-Dade County, turn to a personal injury lawyer to help you hold the person responsible for your suffering accountable.
Filing a personal injury claim can be daunting, especially when you’re trying hard to recover. The kind of accident that caused your injuries will determine how many at-fault entities are involved and the total compensation amount. And you will have to deal with all of these people or companies, their insurers, and their expensive legal teams.
But a Miami-Dade personal injury lawyer from Lavent Law can make the matter much easier on you. We will handle negotiations, paperwork, and everything else involved in your claim so you don’t have to stress.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injuries can occur almost anywhere. Each type of case involves different investigation techniques and liability factors, so an expert is generally needed to determine what happened.
Some of the more common types of personal injury cases include the following:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle crashes
- Premises liability accidents
- Product liability accidents
- Medical malpractice injuries
- Workplace accidents
The Value of Your Claim
You can recover monetary compensation for any damages you have suffered, as long as your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence. This will include any future losses in addition to all the immediate costs.
Your Miami-Dade accident injury lawyer will communicate with your doctors and other experts to determine the appropriate amount to claim for you.
You may be able to pursue compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses, including specialty equipment
- Lost wages due to recovery time or permanent inability to work
- Accommodations to your home, car, and workplace for any new disabilities
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship and loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
Cause and Fault
Your Miami-Dade injury lawyer will work hard to figure out the cause of your accident because cause will usually lead to fault. Finding and proving who is at fault is the most important part of your personal injury case. If you can’t identify the at-fault party, your claim isn’t likely to be successful.
In many instances, there is more than one guilty party, such as the manufacturer of a defective product and the supplier of the malfunctioning part of that product. The more at-fault parties you can cite in your claim, the bigger your compensation could be.
The at-fault party’s insurance company will do everything it can to pay you as little as possible. The insurer sees you, your pain, and your suffering as numbers that detract from the bottom line.
To reduce your compensation, the insurance company will try to prove that you played a part in the accident and that it was mostly your fault.
That’s because Florida uses pure comparative negligence to determine the percentage of the compensation you will receive. Under this rule, if you are found to be 10 percent at fault and are awarded $100,000, then you will receive 10 percent less—in this case, $90,000.
Speak with a Miami-Dade Injury Lawyer
You deserve to continue living your life as well as you can while you heal. And the peace of mind of knowing that your medical bills and other damages will be paid for can go a long way toward your recovery.