Table of contents:Do I Need to Hire a Miami Personal Injury Attorney?What Cases Do Friedland & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?Why You Need An Attorney for Your Miami Personal Injury CaseWhat Damages Can I Recover After a Personal Injury Accident?What is the Statute of Limitations in Florida?How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?What Types of Injuries Are Commonly Sustained in Personal Injury Accidents?Can I Recover Compensation if I Was Partially At Fault for the Accident?Contact Us Today
Do I Need to Hire a Miami Personal Injury Attorney?
You’re not required by Florida law to hire a personal injury lawyer, however, hiring an attorney will not only help reduce stress and allow you to focus on your recovery, but it can also significantly increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your losses. At Friedland & Associates, our legal team will go above and beyond to ensure you recover the economic and non-economic damages you’re entitled to after an accident that was caused by the negligence of another.
What Cases Do Friedland & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
At Friedland & Associates, our personal injury lawyers handle the following types of cases:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Slip and falls
- Dog bite incidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Boat accidents
- Construction accidents
- Product liability
Why You Need An Attorney for Your Miami Personal Injury Case
At Friedland & Associates, our injury lawyers can help you recover compensation by filing a claim or a personal injury lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of the case.
In cases involving motor vehicles, if you suffered a serious injury, you can rely on your personal injury protection coverage to cover a portion of the cost of your medical bills and lost wages. You can pursue additional compensation from the negligent party or their insurer if you suffered a serious injury, by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Other ways our injury lawyers can help include:
Investigating the Accident
Our legal team can visit the scene of the accident to take photos and gather evidence.
Other types of evidence we will obtain can include:
- Police report/accident report
- Photos of your injuries, property damage, and the accident scene
- Video Footage
- Pay stubs
- Employment records
- Phone records
- Medical bills
- Medical records
- Black box data
- Expert testimony
- Witness statements
We will use the evidence we have gathered to build a strong case against the negligent party to help you recover maximum compensation for your losses.
Work with Experts
At Friedland & Associates, we may consult with experts to help prove liability, determine how an accident occurred, and accurately value your case for damages.
Some of the experts we may consult with include:
- Accident reconstructionists
- Life care planners
- Private investigators
- Forensic accountants
- Medical professionals
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
Negotiating with the Insurance Company or Defense Attorney
Most personal injury cases are settled out of court. Whether you’re dealing with an insurance company or a defense attorney, we will work tirelessly to negotiate with the other party to ensure you recover a fair settlement for your accident-related damages. If the claims adjuster or defense attorney refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.
Filing a Lawsuit
We will present your case before a judge and jury. During this time, we will continue to negotiate with the other party. In most cases, insurance companies are more willing to negotiate once a lawsuit has been filed.
What Damages Can I Recover After a Personal Injury Accident?
Our personal injury lawyers will carefully investigate your accident and determine which damages you’re entitled to. They may also consult with experts to accurately value your damages and ensure you pursue every penny of compensation you’re owed.
Damages you may be entitled to include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
What is the Statute of Limitations in Florida?
Like all states, Florida has a statute of limitations, which is a deadline for filing personal injury lawsuits. You will have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If you miss this deadline, your case will be dismissed and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
At Friedland & Associates, we work on a contingency fee basis. This payment arrangement allows accident victims to obtain experienced legal representation as soon as possible. We do not charge any upfront costs and you will not be charged if your case is not successful. If you do win, we will take a small percentage of your settlement or award to cover the cost of legal fees.
How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Your attorney will look at several factors to accurately assess your damages. These factors can include lost income due to hospitalization and disability, future medical costs, property loss, physical and emotional pain, loss of ability to work, and many other variables. An attorney will take all of these elements into consideration, while also researching previous cases and laws.
What Types of Injuries Are Commonly Sustained in Personal Injury Accidents?
Common injuries that accident victims can sustain include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Nerve damage
- Chest injuries
- Broken bones/bone fractures
- Soft tissue damage
- Loss of limb
- Crush injuries
- Dental injuries
- Facial injuries
- Back injuries
- Leg and arm injuries
- Neck injuries
Can I Recover Compensation if I Was Partially At Fault for the Accident?
Under the pure comparative negligence system, if you were 51% or more at fault, you will not be able to recover compensation for your accident-related damages. However, if you were 50% at fault or less, you can still recover compensation, but your settlement or award will be reduced based on your percentage of fault.
Contact Us Today
At Friedland & Associates, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling complex accident claims and know how to negotiate with insurance companies to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
If you were injured in an auto accident and your insurance company is refusing to pay you the settlement you deserve, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss your case and explain your legal rights and options, moving forward.