Personal Injury Lawyer in Miami
When you have been injured, one of the first people who you should turn to is an attorney because the law gives you rights as an accident victim. One of these rights is to be compensated for your injuries. However, there is an entire legal process to follow in order to receive payment. A personal injury lawyer will represent you and give you counsel as you seek to recover.
Different Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can arise from a wide variety of incidents, including:
- Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Premises liability cases, such as slip-and-fall accidents
The Legal Standard in Personal Injury Case
In nearly all personal injury cases, the standard by which a court would determine whether the defendant is liable is negligence. There are four parts of the negligence test:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff. This duty is one of the easier elements to prove in a personal injury case. For example, drivers owe a duty of care to other drivers on the road.
- The defendant breached the duty of care by acting unreasonably. Using the example of a driver, the duty of care would be breached when the motorist does something wrong such as speeding, running a red light, or making an illegal turn. In a medical malpractice case, a doctor would act unreasonably when they fail to diagnose an illness that a reasonable doctor otherwise would.
- The plaintiff suffered an injury.
- The plaintiff would not have been injured had it not been for the defendant’s actions (or inaction).
When it comes to a personal injury lawsuit, the facts matter. While it seems obvious, your own individual and particularized facts will determine whether you deserve compensation and how much you will receive. It will be the strength of your case that is the main determinant of your success.
Prompt Diagnosis of Your Injuries Are Key to Your Case
You need to do everything that you can to put yourself in a position to recover from your injuries. While injury is the third step of the negligence test, it is the first thing that you need to worry about, both in terms of your health and your possible lawsuit.
Of course, you should worry about your well-being for its own sake, but an insurance company or court will also need to know that you have been injured. You will also need to know the exact extent of your injuries to receive the appropriate payment. You cannot come into this knowledge without seeing the right specialists.
At 388CEDA, our doctors can diagnose and treat your injuries. We can administer the following tests to help figure out your medical issues:
- Computerized Tomography
- Nerve conductive studies
- Chiropractic treatment
- Interventional medicine
- Orthopedic treatment
The services above are only part of how we can help. When you have been hurt, you are only paid for the injuries that you are able to prove. Therefore, you need physicians who understand what insurance companies are looking to see. We can help you document your medical situation in a way that makes your injuries readily apparent and does not leave the insurance company or the court guessing.
You Must Show that Someone Else Was Responsible for Your Injuries
You will also need an attorney who will give you legal counsel and fight to protect your rights. Your attorney would help you file your claim and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Before they could even talk numbers, you would need to show that someone else was responsible for your injuries. Unfortunately, proving liability is not always a clear-cut issue with every personal injury case. 388CEDA has a large network of Miami personal injury lawyers with a track record of dedicated legal representation for their clients’ rights. When you make a request, we will make recommend you one of our proven lawyers.
388CEDA Can Recommend a Personal Injury Lawyer Upon Your Request
There are many things that you need to do after your injury, but you often do not know where to start. This is where 388CEDA can help you. We have medical personnel who can diagnose and treat you. We can also recommend you to lawyers who can represent you upon request. You have enough to worry about after you have been hurt without having to stress over details that you would otherwise need to deal with as you seek medical and legal help. Call us at 1.800.388.CEDA to learn more about how we can start helping you right away.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.
Types Of Accidents
Vehicle accidents are an unfortunate way of life. Automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents happen, and happen frequently. By calling 388CEDA we can help you move forward.
Ride-share travel has become commonplace; as it has, so have ride share accidents. One can be injured not only while traveling, but also from entering and exiting the ride share, and even from the intentional acts of the driver. By calling 388CEDA we can help you move forward.
Slip & Fall
Slip and fall and pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere. Grocery and retail stores, shopping malls, office buildings, theaters. By calling 388CEDA we can help you move forward.
Workplace accidents happen. Most workplace accidents are covered under a state mandated compensation program; whether you will need/be able to participate in this program will depend on your employer. By calling 388CEDA we can help you move forward.
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Why More People Are Injured or Killed in Pedestrian Accidents Recently
Several factors seem to indicate that this disturbing trend is here to stay:
- The rise in SUVs means that more drivers are traveling in heavier vehicles, causing more serious injury to passengers.
- More motorists are driving distracted since they use their mobile devices behind the wheel. As a result, they miss seeing pedestrians in the crosswalks.
- More people are moving into the urban core of their city and abandoning cars, meaning that there are more people walking.
- There are more cars and trucks on the road than at any previous point in time.
Even having a crosswalk clearly marked is often not enough to protect pedestrians from an accident. Many motorists simply drive right through the crosswalk regardless of whether a pedestrian is trying to cross the street. Florida will hit drivers with a minimum fine of $164 and up to three points on their license for failure to stop at a crosswalk. However, even these penalties do not get all drivers to stop when legally required.
As dangerous as the United States is for pedestrians, Florida is even worse. The state has a death rate almost twice as high as the national average. Nationally, 1.55 pedestrians out of every 100,000 are killed each year. Florida has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country, with 2.73 out of every 100,00.
Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident Can Be Serious or Fatal
Because of the sheer size of the car that collides with a defenseless person, pedestrian injuries will likely be significant. Even if a person survives a pedestrian accident, they are likely facing serious bodily harm in the short and long term. Almost half of pedestrians involved in an accident will suffer an injury to their face, head, or neck. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other neurological injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Fractured bones
- Dislocated shoulders
No matter where you received medical treatment, you will need to have your injuries diagnosed and cared for before filing a claim or lawsuit. Even if you did not suffer critical injuries, very few pedestrians ever emerge from an accident unscathed.
If you have not yet sought medical treatment, you should do so in the immediate days after an accident. Otherwise, it would be difficult to recover money for your claim because you could not show that you were injured. Proving your injuries requires something in writing. Therefore, a full medical exam after an accident is a must. You would need a complete diagnostic check, even if you received treatment at the scene.
388CEDA’s Diagnostic and Treatment Services
As an injured pedestrian, you would need to show that you were both injured and that another driver was at fault for your injuries. At 388CEDA, we can help you with both parts of that process. Our board-certified doctors can examine and diagnose you. Resources include:
- Imaging services, including MRIs and computerized tomography
- Orthopedic care from board-certified orthopedic physicians
- Interventional medicine
- Chiropractic care
- Interventional pain specialists
Then, we can recommend an aggressive attorney to you upon request. We work with a network of lawyers who help injured pedestrians recover the money that they legally deserve after an accident. Your attorney would help you file a claim with the insurance company and give your side of the story when liability is decided. If necessary, they can sue the driver in court if a reasonable settlement cannot be agreed upon.
Contact 388CEDA and We Can Recommend Attorneys Upon Request
When you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, there are numerous things to worry about, including mounting bills and your physical health. 388CEDA could help make your life easier as you seek to recover both physically and financially. Call us today at 1.800.388.CEDA as soon as possible, so our experienced team can get to work on your behalf. The less that you have to worry about after an accident, the more you can focus on getting better. One thing that you should not have to worry about is whether your legal rights are protected.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with aggressive attorneys.