Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
When someone’s negligence or intentional acts harm you, that party is legally responsible for your losses and suffering. But extracting compensation is easier said than done. You must prove certain elements in a personal injury suit and go through a big and powerful insurance company.
The Law Offices of Gonzalez & Associates brings experience, skill and compassion to your personal injury case. You are not just a case number to us, but a person who is hurting and needs our help. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to your maximum compensation, not just a quick settlement. We are not afraid to stand up to any corporation or insurer.
Caring And Capable Personal Injury Attorneys
We have experience with a wide range of personal injury matters, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents (including motorcycles, bikes and pedestrians hit by cars)
- Commercial truck accidents
- Premises liability claims (slip-and-falls, assaults, swimming pools)
- Product liability lawsuits (dangerous or defective products)
- Third-party lawsuits in construction and work-related accidents
In any personal injury claim, we must prove (a) that you suffered lasting harm and (b) that the defendant is liable because of negligence, reckless conduct or legal duty to your safety. Our trial lawyers know what questions to ask, and we work with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to establish the wrongdoing that led to your injuries.
Building The Case For Your Full Compensation
We have prevailed in wrongful death lawsuits and in cases of severe or permanent injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord paralysis, loss of limb and broken bones. Our personal injury attorneys and staff work closely with clients and families to document your medical progress, your hardships and your future needs.
Personal injury compensation may include medical bills, future surgery or nursing care, lost wages from missed work, loss of future earning capacity, damages for permanent impairment or disfigurement, and your pain and suffering.
Frequently Asked Questions Around Personal Injury Claims
Many people who have suffered a personal injury have never had to file a lawsuit before. Below are answers to questions we often hear from clients.
Why should I hire a Miami personal injury attorney?
Even with a seemingly clear-cut case, you can get far less compensation than you deserve. Insurance companies like to make a low initial settlement offer hoping that the victim will accept because they do not fully know their rights. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer means you know what types of damages you are entitled to and what a reasonable amount of compensation for you would be.
How can a personal injury lawyer help?
A personal injury attorney can investigate your case to determine exactly what happened and how the other party’s negligence caused your injuries. They can refer you to a doctor or other professional if you need one. Perhaps most importantly, a trial lawyer can take your case to court if the defendant and their insurance company will not agree to a fair settlement figure.
Why should I file a personal injury claim?
Many accident victims are reluctant to file a lawsuit. They worry about the time and expense involved and having to relive what happened to them in court. But most personal injury claims settle out of court. Filing a suit with the help of a personal injury lawyer generally leads to much more significant compensation amounts.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
In Florida, you have two years to file a claim for most personal injury cases under the statute of limitations. The clock generally starts ticking on the date of your injury.
What compensation can I recover from a personal injury lawsuit?
The most common types of compensation can be put into three categories: economic damages, noneconomic damages and punitive damages. Economic damages include things you can easily place a dollar figure on, such as your medical bills and lost wages. Noneconomic damages are less simple to put a value on, though they are just as real. They include your pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, etc.
Punitive damages are reserved for cases where the defendant’s negligence was especially egregious. They are meant to punish the defendant more than compensate the plaintiff. Florida law caps punitive damages at three times the compensatory damages awarded. There are no limits on economic or noneconomic damages.
What can you receive damages for in a personal injury case?
You can seek compensation for any type of injury that you can connect to someone else’s negligence. This includes severe, disabling injury to yourself and the wrongful death of a spouse, child or parent. But you can get compensated for less serious injuries too.
Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today To Get Started On Your Case
Under Florida law, you have four years to bring a personal injury lawsuit. However, you should contact a personal injury lawyer sooner than later because it is harder to prove liability the longer you wait to file a legal claim since the injury incident.
We get many referrals from past clients who appreciated the compassionate and attentive service and our skilled and persistent pursuit of justice. For your free consultation, call 866-626-4257 or reach out to us by email. We can meet you at our offices in Miami, Orlando or Tampa, or we can come to you if you cannot travel because of your injuries.
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