Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Injured in an accident in Miami?
If you were the victim of an accident yourself, or if a loved one has been injured or lost their life due to the negligence of another, a law firm that specializes in personal injury can help you considerably. Not all lawyers are created equal, however! When it comes to serious injuries, you only have one chance to be fairly and justly compensated for your injury and the pain and suffering that comes with it. You might have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit if you were injured due to the negligence of a person or an organization. If the other party was liable in your accident, a Miami personal injury attorney can help you recover the financial compensation necessary to move on with your life.
For over 15 years, Seltzer Law, PA has advocated on behalf of injured parties and assisted them by successfully and aggressively ensuring their legal claims result in just compensation. When you aren't equipped with a personal injury lawyer, the insurance companies will not be accommodating to your situation or your need for medical care. Serious injuries are life-altering events. You should not have to face the consequences of a major injury without someone looking after your best interests. When you retain the services of our firm, you will find that you have compassionate and competent legal counsel that is prepared to fight for your rights every step of the way. We will help navigate you through the legal process, and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way in pursuit of the fair and just compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are available to provide dedicated assistance in the following types of cases:
There are over six million traffic accidents in the United States every year, the majority of them involving cars. Nearly 40,000 people are killed in these accidents, and the number of car accident injuries is roughly 250,000. There are many
causes of car accidents, but one of the primary causes is negligence on the part of others. Click for information about
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Motorcycle accidents are often the most devastating of all traffic accidents, as riders are given little protection in comparison to those in passenger vehicles. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, an attorney can assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve, even if the negligent party is an uninsured motorist.
The trucking industry is governed by many rules and regulations that are intended to increase safety for truck drivers and other motorists. Unfortunately, trucking companies are frequently negligent in following these rules, leading to a large number of accidents. If you have sustained trucking injuries in an accident caused by negligence, such as a
tired driver, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney who will protect your rights.
In Miami, boating and other water activities are enjoyed by countless individuals every year. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that boats can be just as dangerous as automobiles, and so do not exercise care when operating them. This leads to serious accidents. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, over 600 boat accidents take place in our state ever year, resulting in a large number of injuries and deaths.
Drunk Driving Accidents
When an individual decides to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, that individual is breaking the law, and is thus held to a higher liability standard than a person responsible for an ordinary car accident. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be able to recover punitive damages in addition to compensation for your injury related expenses.
Our state has a "strict liability" statute that addresses dog bite attacks. It states that a dog owner is financially liable for another's damages if the dog attacks someone in a public place, or someone who is lawfully in a private place. The dog owner can be held liable even if he or she was not aware that the dog would react in a violent manner.
Slip and Fall
Surprisingly, slip and fall accidents can result in much more serious damage than one might actually think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 17,000 people die in slip and fall accidents each year in the United States, and one million more are injured. Click for information if you are wondering, "why hire a slip & fall attorney?"
105 million people comprise our nation's workforce. Each year, 6 million of those individuals are injured while on the job. Over 6,000 more are killed. In our state, well over 200,000 workplace injuries occur annually. These injuries include repetitive stress injuries, broken bones, burns, internal injuries, back and neck injuries, and paralysis.
In order to obtain compensation for the wrongful death of a family member, one must be able to prove that the death was caused by another's negligence, and that the loss of the loved one resulted in financial loss for the rest of the remaining family. Compensation for a wrongful death claim may include medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of the decedent's income, and loss of companionship.
According to the Brain Injury Association of Florida, the primary causes of brain injuries include falls, physical violence, pedestrian accidents, and vehicle accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by others' negligence. Symptoms of brain injuries include short or long-term memory loss, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, impaired judgment, and blurred vision.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is one of the most vital parts of the human anatomy, being partly responsible for sensation and movement. If it is injured, it can have devastating effects on the victim, including paraplegia, quadriplegia, or even death.
Serious, or catastrophic injuries, are those that have life-altering effects on the victim. A person with a serious injury may experience a reduced life expectancy, the loss of a major bodily function, the loss of an appendage, or a lifetime of medical care. If you have sustained a serious injury due to another's negligence, you may be able to obtain substantial compensation for the losses you have incurred.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other medical professional fails to observe the accepted standard of care when providing treatment or help to a patient. Examples of medical malpractice include diagnosis errors (failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis), prescription errors (prescribing the wrong medication, prescribing medication in the wrong dose), surgical errors, and birth errors.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is unfortunately very prevalent in our country, with over one third of all nursing homes reported as having engaged in some form of abuse. Examples of nursing home abuse include overall neglect, bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, and physical abuse. If you or a loved one has suffered abuse in a nursing home, an attorney may be able to help you obtain injury compensation and punitive damages.
Manufacturers of consumer products are expected to make sure that those products are unlikely to cause injury to those who use them. This does not always occur, however, and thousands of Americans are injured by dangerous or defective products every year. If you have been injured by a dangerous product, you may be able to hold the manufacturer financially liable for any damages you have sustained.
Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are designed to help people overcome a variety of physical ailments. Unfortunately, many of these drugs possess unreported side effects that cause countless injuries and deaths each year. Examples of drugs with proven dangerous side effects include Avandia, Paxil, Fosamax, Nexium, and Humira.
Negligence is the basis for most personal injury claims. If you are injured as a result of another's negligent behavior, you may be able to enforce liability on that person and obtain compensation for your injury related expenses. You must be able to prove that the negligent act directly contributed to your injuries in order to accomplish this.
Compensation for Accident Injuries: How a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
A good personal injury lawyer will understand the process each personal injury claim must go through in order to achieve the best results and reach a successful settlement. A successful injury lawyer cannot back down and accept a mediocre offer from an insurance provider or negligent party. Unlike other areas of law, most personal injury lawyers will work on a contingency basis, in which the attorney is only compensated when a successful settlement is reached. This can work in your favor greatly when you have aggressive and competent representation.
Our firm only practices personal injury law, and our focus is exclusively on obtaining maximum compensation for the client. Some attorneys practice criminal law, real estate law, family law and when the opportunity presents itself, personal injury law. Not us. We are dedicated to focusing all of our energy on assisting clients through life altering injuries and ensuring they are compensated for medical care, pain and suffering and the loss of future income. After a serious injury, life will change. It is important to take steps to face those changes and be prepared for them.
Our narrow focus on personal injury cases has earned our firm a well-deserved reputation for results. Our reputation has been built on our ability to negotiate successful settlements, our victories at trial and our personal attention to the client's needs.
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