Have you been injured in a pedestrian or vehicle accident, a construction site accident, or even because of a slip and fall off your neighbor’s porch? Serious injury lawyer, Miami guidance is especially important in determining the severity of the injury, its cause, and other important aspects in any legal claim.
What’s Defined As a Serious Injury?
A serious injury is often defined as a serious bodily injury that involves a degree of severity that is beyond physical injury. In other words, a serious injury can be classified as an injury that leads to disfigurement, long-term loss of some body part, function or movement, physical or mental impairment, as well as a risk of death. Common types of serious injuries include but are not limited to:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Disabling injury/injuries
- Medical negligence
If you or a loved one has experienced a serious injury, it’s important to know your rights in regard to making, and winning, a personal injury claim. At the other end of the spectrum, if you’re deemed to be at fault for causing a serious injury, it’s important to know your responsibilities, obligations, and to the degree with which you might be punished.
Serious injury cases often involve punitive and/or compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are awards granted to a victim or claimant for lost wages, damages, medical bills, and so forth. Punitive damages are often offered in serious injury cases that provide for mental or emotional pain and distress, or in some cases, for any kind of psychological injury that may have a long-term and detrimental impact on the ability to work or function in an otherwise “normal” manner.
Documentation Is Key
When it comes to making a claim for serious injury, an experienced lawyer will be able to advise you in regard to potential damages, but you also have to provide documentation. Such documentation can include proof of damages or loss to property, medical or mental health that includes medical documentation (such as x-rays, lab results and expenses from health care providers).
Medical documentation should be very specific in regard to the cost of injury treatments, the length of hospital stay, and the potential need for outpatient services such as short and long-term rehabilitation.
Ascertaining Legal Responsibility
Proving fault is one of the foundations of any personal injury lawsuit. When it comes to serious injuries, the amount of damages will be determined by the monetary cost of injuries and rehabilitation, as well as other physical and mental injuries. A person’s actions or perceived carelessness in an accident scenario may also affect claims and damage awards. These actions or perceived carelessness can include:
Serious injury lawyer Miami-based Boris Lavent of Lavent Law firm provides the experience and know-how when it comes to serious injury claims. For more information regarding your rights and responsibilities when it comes to a serious injury claim or defense, call Lavent Law at (305) 440-0450 for a free consultation.
Attorney Boris Lavent can help protect your rights. Visit our website for information regarding a course of action if you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that resulted in serious injury.