Englander Peebles is an accredited legal firm near the heart of Miramar and continues to set a high standard of excellence when it comes to assisting clients. We are focused on delivering state-of-the-art results based on legal precedence in the state of Florida and will do everything to meet our client’s expectations.
Due to our unrelenting focus on assisting legal clients, we offer cutting-edge solutions that are tailored to meet a client’s requirements.
For those who are interested in pursuing an injury claim, please take the time to reach out to our Miramar personal injury lawyers at (954) 231-1384.
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Steps to Follow After Being Injured in an Accident
There are specific steps that you should follow after being hurt in an accident. By doing this, it’s possible to build a strong legal case that is going to achieve appropriate results over the long-term and will lead to valid compensation.
- Assess the Situation
- Report the Accident
- Document Everything
- Seek Medical Attention
- Call an Injury Lawyer
We highly recommend reaching out to a trusted lawyer at Englander Peebles. We have been doing this for a long time and can help determine what’s required to achieve the necessary legal standards to win your case in Miramar.
If you are interested in going with us, feel free to set up a quick legal consultation with a trusted lawyer by calling (954) 231-1384.
How Can You Know If You Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?
Negligence laws help shape the legal standard for personal injury cases in the state of Florida. This means the claimant is going to have to prove the defendant failed to adhere to the necessary duty of care that was owed to them in the situation.
How Is Fault Determined After a Personal Injury in Florida?
To prove fault in a personal injury case in Florida, the claimant has to demonstrate the following:
Duty of Care
This involves assessing whether or not the defendant met legal expectations when it comes to their responsibility in the situation leading up to and during the injury. For example, a dentist failing to take precautions before beginning a dental procedure.
Breach of That Duty
If there is a breach of that duty, this sets legal responsibility on the shoulders of the defendant. It means they were not able to follow through on their responsibility and end up causing the injury. For example, a dentist performing a procedure while intoxicated would be breaching their duty.
The cause is going to pinpoint whether or not you were injured due to a specific reason. An example would be dentists that didn’t follow established standards of dental care leading to severe injury during the procedure.
Breach of Duty Resulted in Harm
There has to be some form of harm (short or long-term) that was caused because the defendant didn’t adhere to the established duty of care.
How Much Time Do I Have to File an Injury Claim in Florida?
The established timeline from the time of injury is set at four years. This is where the statute of limitations is set up for all personal injury cases in the state.
If you are determined to move forward with filing the claim, we are always willing to assess the case details on your behalf. This includes going through when the injury took place, what caused it, and what your legal strategy should be heading into the future.
If you wish to learn more, just give us a quick call at (954) 231-1384.
What Types of Damages Are Recoverable for My Injury Case?
Victims can be awarded the following three types of damages in a personal injury case:
This refers to any type of damage that led to an individual having to pay money out of their pocket due to the injury. This can include medical fees, rehabilitation fees, and lost wages due to the effects of personal injury on a person.
These damages refer to a reduction in quality of life, chronic pain, reputational damage, and/or other factors that affected a person’s life in the coming months/years.
Punitive damages are not as common as the other two but can be possible depending on the case. This is determined by the judge presiding over the case. Punitive damages are based on the intent of the responsible party and what led to the injury.
These damages provide compensation apart from any economic or non-economic factors that were at play during the unfolding situation.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Instead of having to pay right out of the gate, we realize clients need time to process the legal situation as it unfolds. This includes how much compensation is possible for their personal injury claim as it moves forward through the legal system.
Keeping this in mind, we take pride in offering a contingency fee structure to all of our legal clients. This means that your lawyer a set percent from the compensation amount. The percentage is agreed upon by you and your lawyer in advance. And if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe a cent.
We can give more information about the contingency fee during a free consultation for your personal injury case.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for an Injury Claim?
Choosing a legal professional for your personal injury claim is a must. We have years of experience in handling personal injury cases, know the legal standard in Florida, and will make sure to help refine the process to help you move towards appropriate compensation.
We have been doing this for a long time and continue to help thousands of clients to this day. At Englander Peebles, we are all about setting high standards and ensuring your case is fully optimized for the legal system in Florida.
Contact an Experienced Miramar Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether it is understanding personal injury laws in Florida, filing a claim, and/or getting a better read on your case, feel free to give us a quick call at (954) 231-1384.
We have years of experience and know-how to assist clients as they look to file a personal injury claim.