If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you might feel angry, frustrated, or stressed out. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we help injury victims navigate the insurance and legal process to recover compensation for their medical bills, wage losses, and pain and suffering. A personal injury lawyer in Miami from our firm will fight for the payout you deserve by building a strong, well-supported case that proves fault and the value of all your damages.
Call us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a free, no-obligation case analysis.
How can I prove negligence and liability in a personal injury case?
Since Miami personal injury claims hinge on negligence, proving the at-fault party acted carelessly is key in winning the compensation you need to cover your losses. Proving negligence requires evidence to demonstrate:
- The other party had a duty to protect you from harm;
- They failed to uphold this duty, causing an accident;
- The accident caused your injuries; and
- You suffered financial damages because of your injuries.
The evidence required to prove negligence varies widely depending on how your injuries happened and the type of documentation available about the incident. A skilled Miami personal injury lawyer will know the most effective types of evidence and can collect items such as accident reports, eyewitness testimony, surveillance video, pictures from the scene, and your medical records to build the strongest possible case against the liable party.
How can I get compensation for my injuries and other damages after an accident?
Your attorney can often collect compensation without ever filing a lawsuit or taking the liable party to court. Instead, your attorney may file a third-party liability claim against the at-fault party’s homeowner’s, business, or auto insurance and work with the insurer to negotiate a fair settlement. By avoiding court when possible, your lawyer can keep the costs down for you while still maximizing the payout you receive.
Occasionally, the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement and your attorney will have to file a lawsuit to get you the money you deserve. Sometimes this prompts the insurance company to reconsider their previous offers and the matter can still be settled out of court. In other cases, a judge hears the case and the court hands down a judgement that dictates any compensation.
How are Miami car crashes different from other personal injury claims?
As you are probably aware, Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. One of fewer than a dozen states that require personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage, Florida law requires all car accident victims to first turn to their own auto insurance for coverage. If you carry the legal minimum insurance policy, you have at least $10,000 coverage for your injuries and property damage after a crash.
In some cases, you can still file a third-party liability claim after a Miami car accident. If you suffered serious injuries in a Florida motor vehicle crash, you can file a claim against the at-fault driver to cover any losses not covered by your PIP policy.
If you suffered a permanent loss of function or have another permanent injury, have significant disfigurement or scarring, or suffered other major injuries, you may meet the serious injury threshold. We can look at your medical records and help you determine if you can qualify to file a claim against the at-fault driver.
How can Florida law limit my ability to recover the money I deserve?
Florida law sets limits on how long you have to file a personal injury claim. In Section 95.11 of Florida’s state statutes, the personal injury statute of limitations is set at four years. This means you have four years to file most personal injury lawsuits. After this time, you give up your right to file for compensation.
However, it is important to mention that any incident caused by a government organization or employee who was on the clock at the time of the accident requires filing other paperwork within a few months of injury. This often comes into play when someone falls or suffers injuries at a park, on a sidewalk, or in other public places. For this reason, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your injuries.
What kind of damages can I recover in a Miami personal injury case?
Your lawyer will fight for maximum compensation for your personal injury claim. The key to getting the full payout you deserve is to collect receipts, documentation, and other proof of your damages. Often, these losses include:
- The cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, and other medical care;
- Ongoing and future care costs;
- Home healthcare expenses;
- The cost of improving accessibility in your home;
- Wheelchairs, walkers, van lifts, and other accessibility products;
- Lost wages and future lost income;
- Property damage;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Other accident-related costs.
Your Miami personal injury lawyer can help you identify all possible evidence to prove your losses and can often find damages you may have overlooked.
How can I speak with a Miami personal injury attorney about my injuries?
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we are here to handle all aspects of your Miami personal injury claim. We understand what it takes to win these cases and we can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a free case evaluation. We work on a contingency basis, so you do not owe us anything until we reach a settlement in your case.