Personal injury law can be a lifeline for those who would otherwise be in dire straits. If you were injured because of somebody else’s wrongdoing, accept the help that a Miami personal injury lawyer can offer. You may be eligible for compensation if your injuries resulted from another party’s negligence.
We want to ensure that you recover any compensation in which you are eligible to receive, and that you suffer no further financial damage from your injuries. Call our team at Ben Crump Law PLLC today at 800-730-1331 for a free consultation.
Injuries Can Take You Down for the Count
An injury can sideline you from work, and there is no shortage of ways that you could be hurt. Some circumstances may cause an injury when somebody else’s negligence is to blame, including:
- Car accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Trip and fall accident
- Workplace injury
- Exposure to dangerous substances that causes cancer or other illness
- Fire leading to burns
- Insufficient security that leads to your injury
- Defective products
You may sustain an injury in other situations, as well. A Miami personal injury lawyer is prepared to help you after a variety of accidents and injuries.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Miami, call (844) 638-1822
A Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Can Be a Great Asset During This Trying Time
If you are recovering from a preventable injury or illness, a lawyer can be an invaluable asset. We can handle your legal fight for compensation while you focus on coming back from your injury. Let us handle all the little things while you focus on recovery.
Several ways that a lawyer can assist you include:
- Meeting with you in person or over the phone to document your firsthand account of the circumstances that led to your injury
- Explaining your options for pursuing compensation
- Starting the legal process as soon as possible so that your case falls within the statutes of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, which is generally four years from the date that your injury occurred under FL § 95.11
- Consulting your attending medical professionals to obtain documentation of your injuries, as well as opinions on how the injuries occurred
- Collecting evidence that proves the defendant in your case caused your injuries
- Arguing your case at trial or in settlement negotiations
- Handling the entirety of your legal case from our initial meeting until the completion of your claim, whether that conclusion is a judgement or settlement
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal process
One critical aspect of the job of a Miami personal injury lawyer will be to prove that the defendant in your case was responsible for causing your injuries. Call our team at Ben Crump Law PLLC today at 800-730-1331 to discuss further how we can assist your case.
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We Will Work to Prove the Fault of the Liable Party
Proving to the jury that the defendant caused your injuries, and by extension, your financial losses, is generally a four-step process that entails:
Establishing That the Defendant Owed You a Duty of Care
The duty of care, or standard of care, generally states that motorists, property owners, and other select groups should not put you or others at an unreasonable risk of harm. For example, a motorist who drives while drunk puts you at an unreasonable risk of harm, as does a property owner who fails to maintain safe premises.
Showing That the Defendant Breached Their Duty of Care to You
There is no blanket answer for what constitutes a breach of duty of care. It will be up to your lawyer to prove that a defendant’s action or inaction puts you at an unreasonable risk of harm.
Demonstrating Causation Between the Defendant’s Actions and Your Injuries
In many cases, this may be a straightforward process. For example, if another motorist ran a red light and struck your vehicle, then the injuries you sustained in the accident can be directly linked to the negligent act of running a red light.
Calculating Damages for Compensation
If your lawyer presents a compelling case, then the court could order the defendant in your case to pay you for your injury-related losses.
Possible Compensation for Your Injury
Every injury is unique, every circumstance that causes an injury is a bit different, and your case has its own considerations unlike any other. The possible awards that you may collect will depend on these variables. While there are no assurances to be made about compensation to which you may be eligible to receive, some awards may include coverage for:
- Emergency transportation and care
- The cost of any hospital stays required because of your injury
- Lost wages or diminished earning capacity
- Physical and psychological rehabilitation as you recover from your injury and related trauma
- Transportation to and from doctor’s and rehabilitation appointments
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Replacement of damaged property
You may be entitled to additional awards, especially if a personal injury claim becomes a wrongful death claim at any point. If this occurs, additional awards may include:
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of financial protection, including projected future earnings
Note that, according to FL § 768.81, you could be awarded compensation even if you are found partially at fault for the accident that caused your injuries. You may be able to pursue compensation equal to the proportion that the defendant is at fault.
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Call Our Team at Ben Crump Law PLLC Today
We want to help you pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. Our clients pay nothing unless we secure a settlement or judgement on your behalf. Call us today at 800-730-1331 for a free consultation regarding your personal injury claim. We want to help you in any way we can. Do not wait to reach out. You have nothing to lose by calling us.