North Miami Personal Injury Accidents
Mishaps can take place virtually anywhere, causing a disruptive ripple effect in the lives of victims, their family and friends. Sometimes, it is obvious that nothing could have been done to prevent the accident – these things just happen and it is beyond anyone's control. In other cases, someone is at fault for the injury, either directly or indirectly. If you have been injured and you believe that it may be the fault of another person or persons, a seasoned North Miami personal injury lawyer may be able to help you to determine if you should file a personal injury claim. Decisions like these should not be taken lightly, and it makes sense to apply the advice of a professional.Is My Injury Serious Enough to Warrant a Personal Injury Claim?
It is common for people to underestimate the extent of their injuries after an accident, assault, animal attack, or other traumatic event. Even medical professionals sometimes fail to predict the long-term effects of physical and psychological trauma, and insurance companies often push victims to sign papers that will limit their rights to pursue compensation later.
Personal injury attorneys can help you to prepare for the worst, pursuing compensation for the full range of damages. This may include paralysis or other loss of mobility and function, pain and suffering, mental trauma, chronic health problems, loss of earnings due to missed work, disability, disfigurement, and other types of damage that may result as a short-term or long-term result of the injury or injuries. Any reduction of your quality of life due to the incident in question has the potential to yield compensation.How Do I Know If Someone Else Is at Fault for My Injury?
Each state has its own laws about the way that a personal injury claim is filed. A North Miami personal injury lawyer can explain Florida's laws in a way that applies to your specific situation. There are many circumstances that might qualify a person or persons as being at fault for your injury.
Some examples of negligent, potentially dangerous behavior may include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating machinery or tools under the influence of mind-altering chemicals, medical malpractice, making fraudulent claims leading to injury, failing to properly maintain property, assault, failure to secure an animal, reckless operation of a vehicle (car, truck, boat, plane, helicopter, etc.) or machinery, failure to report or warn of potential hazards, and failure to follow any type of required safety protocols (food safety measures, use of equipment, etc.).
If your injury was the result of some type of misconduct or failure to ensure safety, you may be entitled to compensation.Have I Missed My Chance to File My Claim?
In Florida, the state statute of limitations for personal injury cases is four years. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in the last four years, contact Jarrett Blakeley of the Blakeley Law Firm for a free legal consultation. Call 954-253-9445 to learn about your legal rights and options.