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Miami Personal Injury Lawyer

Miami Personal Injury LawyerMiami is a hub of culture, nightlife, tourism, work, and activities for residents and visitors alike, and it’s no surprise that injuries and accidents occur regularly. While some accidents are no one’s fault, many others result from negligent behaviors and actions. When someone is careless, people like you pay for these actions. It isn’t fair that you are now dealing with painful, potentially disabling injuries and stacks of medical bills.

At Freidin Brown, P.A., we have made it our mission to help people like you hold negligent and reckless parties accountable for their actions. We’ve served thousands of clients and have helped them get crucial compensation to help them deal with their injuries and losses, and we would like to do the same for you. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to find out how we can help you, so call our office for a free case evaluation at 888-677-7764. Let us put our experience to work for you today.

Don’t Miss Out on Valuable Compensation– Let Our Miami Injury Lawyers Take Care of You

We know many clients have dealt with serious accidents and catastrophic injuries that can permanently change their lives. Every personal injury case is different, but there are common types of damages we could seek on your behalf.

Non-Economic Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Sometimes called general damages, this form of damages compensates you for intangible losses. Just because a loss does not come with a receipt does not mean these losses have no monetary value. We work with multiple types of experts to help estimate these costs and the long-term impact of non-economic damages. These include:

  • Pain and suffering: Many injuries are physically painful, and this pain can have an extremely negative impact on your life. Pain may persist for weeks or months before going away, but it can also become a permanent fixture of your life. The emotional distress associated with your pains and injuries is also something we will take into account when requesting compensation.
  • Loss of consortium: This form of damages compensates you for the impact of the accident and injuries on your relationship with your spouse. Personal relationships are important, and you deserve to get money for these losses.
  • Disfigurement and scarring: Some injuries leave you with emotionally painful reminders, like deep scarring or even the loss of a limb. This can cause mental anguish, and we will fight for this as part of your settlement.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Some injuries may never fully heal, and they can hurt your ability to live your life and seek enjoyment from activities in which you previously participated. We won’t let a negligent or reckless person get away with taking this from you.
  • Mental anguish: This accounts for the emotional distress you’ve suffered as a result of the accident. Anxiety and depression are just some examples of this non-economic damage. We know that emotional distress can sometimes hurt your ability to live a full life, and we will seek just compensation for this.

Personal Injury Victims Can Get Economic Damages, Too

In addition to non-economic damages, we will help you seek restitution for economic damages. This form of compensation includes losses that have a direct financial value and may have a bill, pay stub, invoice, or similar record to show proof of the value of that expense or loss.

Some of the losses we will pursue include:

  • Medical expenses: This is a common economic damage in any personal injury case. You may need medications, multiple surgeries, physical therapy and rehabilitation, emergency transportation, emergency room services, multiple follow-up visits with a physician, and more. Not only do we account for the bills you have already accumulated, but we will make sure that future medical expenses are accounted for, as needed.
  • Lost income and earning capacity: Some people may be out of work temporarily while they recover, while some may never be able to work again. Others may be unable to perform the same job again, even if they can do other jobs. If this happened to you, we can seek any lost wages or income, both now and in the future. If the accident impacts your future earning ability, we will make sure to account for missing out on potential raises or lost retirement benefits.

We can also pursue damages for expenses related to disabilities. For example, you may need to make changes to your home to make it wheelchair accessible. These changes can be prohibitively expensive, and you deserve every dime to help you adjust your home to your needs. There may be other damages in your case not listed above, so rest assured that our team will evaluate each and request compensation for all of it.

Wrongful Death Damages for a Deceased Loved One

If your loved one passed away after the accident, please accept our sincerest condolences. Dealing with the fallout of an accident is already difficult, and now your family has paid the ultimate price for someone’s negligence. While money cannot change what happened, you may be entitled to recover damages for your loss. This compensation can help make up for some of the expenses and losses associated with your loved one’s passing.

We can seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of support and services, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and medical expenses, among other losses. You do not have to deal with this alone, we are here to help.

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What Freidin Brown, P.A. Does for South Florida Personal Injury Victims

No matter how simple or straightforward your case may seem, a personal injury attorney with our firm can help you avoid common pitfalls and alleviate many of the stresses associated with your case. Here are just some of the tasks we can help you with:

  • We take on any interactions with insurers: Dealing with an insurance company while you’re recovering is not an easy task, which is why we are happy to handle these interactions on your behalf. We can ensure we don’t give any details that might give an insurer a reason to deny your claim, and we can negotiate any settlement offers.
  • We handle case investigation and gather evidence: A personal injury case is complex and requires a careful strategy to help prove liability. Part of this strategy involves investigating the circumstances of your accident and using various forms of proof to support the case. Our firm has access to many resources that can help us accomplish these goals, allowing you to focus on your health and recovery. You don’t have to track down experts or witnesses between doctor’s appointments; just leave it all to us.
  • Let us negotiate a fair settlement: Insurers do not always want to give you the money you need and deserve. They may try to undervalue your case and leave you on the hook for most of your bills, or you may not have enough for your future expenses. We will ensure the settlement is satisfactory; that way, you do not take a payment that falls short of all your losses and needs. We will advise you about what your case is worth.
  • We are prepared to take your case to court: Not every personal injury case goes to court. Many of them are settled before we even see the inside of a courtroom, as our negotiations with the other party are resolved successfully. However, as lawyers with extensive trial experience, we always prepare for court cases and make sure we have a solid case if it goes before a jury.

Give our team a call at 888-677-7764 to see how we can help you with your personal injury case.

Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Miami Attorneys Can Help With

Personal injury is an extensive practice area, but our lawyers have had over 45 years of experience with multiple case types. Here are just some of the cases we can help you with:

  • Vehicle Accidents: Miami roads are notoriously dangerous and unpredictable, even for the most experienced Florida drivers. Driving down I-95 or on the Palmetto is an exercise in quick reflexes and patience, especially during peak commuting times. Some examples of driver negligence we’ve seen include speeding, reckless driving, drunk driving, and other careless behaviors. If you were in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle collision, or another type of collision, our lawyers can help.
  • Medical malpractice: Our firm is passionate about helping victims of medical malpractice. Our lawyers, including founding attorney Philip Freidin, have taken medical practitioners and hospitals to trial for their professional negligence. We hold those in the medical field to higher standards of care because they hold our lives in their hands, and no one should get away with careless actions or behaviors. Our clients have come to us for a variety of reasons, including cancer misdiagnoses, hospital negligence, wrong medications, missed diagnoses, and others. We want to hear from you if you think professional negligence is to blame.
  • Birth injuries: The birth of a child should be one of the happiest times in a parent’s life, but a provider’s negligence can lead to pain, distress, and tragedy for infants and parents alike. A doctor’s actions (or lack of action) can lead to conditions like cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, blindness at birth, or a host of other medical conditions. We make it our mission to get everything your family needs to recover after dealing with the trauma caused by a birth injury.
  • Building collapses: The June 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida is a tragic reminder of how dangerous a building collapse can be. Too many lives are destroyed when companies and organizations fail to take proper care to maintain a building. Our South Florida building collapse attorneys help victims and their families fight for justice, accountability, and compensation for their damages.

We can also help you with cases like slip and fall accidents and other premises liability cases, nursing home injuries and abuse, defective or dangerous products, wrongful death cases, and more.

Why Should I Choose the Personal Injury Lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A.?

Looking for a personal injury firm to represent you can feel quite difficult. So many firms promise the world, but they fail to deliver and make you feel like just another face in the crowd.

All the lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. are united in providing personalized legal representation that promotes honest and ethical representation. We know just how important it is to feel listened to during a difficult time, and we promise to give you our undivided attention. We are tired of seeing good people pay for the mistakes of careless people and entities, and we will use our work ethic and decades of experience to work for you.

What Deadlines Apply to Personal Injury Cases?

Florida state laws, outlined in Florida Statutes § 95.11, restrict how long victims have to file lawsuits for their personal injury cases. For medical malpractice cases, you typically have two years from the date of your injury or from the date of discovery of the injury. However, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file the lawsuit up to four years from the date of the incident in a medical malpractice claim.

For most other personal injury cases, you generally have two years to file your injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Some circumstances may extend the deadline, but these are not guaranteed. To discuss potential deadlines surrounding your injury case, reach out to our firm. If you wait too long, you could miss your chance to file a lawsuit and thus miss out on valuable compensation.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida?

Our personal injury law firm operates on what is called a “contingency-fee arrangement.” This means our payment comes from a successful case, and you do not pay us if you don’t win. Our earnings come from a percentage of your settlement, meaning justice is accessible to all Miami residents.

How Do Lawyers Prove Negligence in Personal Injury Cases?

Establishing someone’s negligence is crucial for most types of personal injury cases. There are key elements that our lawyers must review and demonstrate:

  • Did the other party owe a duty of care to others? This means that we must show that the other party had a responsibility to minimize harmful or careless actions. For example, a driver has a duty of care to other motorists or pedestrians. A property owner has a duty of care to invitees or guests.
  • Did this party then breach said duty of care? Essentially, did the at-fault party behave or act in such a way that they violated this duty of care? In the car accident example, someone who drove while drunk or drugged broke the law and thus failed in their duty of care.
  • Did this breach cause your injuries? Our lawyers must be able to tie your injuries to the actions of the other party.
  • Do you have injuries and losses from the accident? Our lawyers will gather evidence to show proof of the harm you’ve suffered.

The at-fault party and their insurance company may fight us every step of the way, but we know how to navigate these complexities and their tactics.

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Florida Personal Injury Video FAQs

How long will it take for my Florida personal injury case to get to trial?

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There’s no definitive answer on how long it’ll take to resolve your case. At Freidin Brown, we work aggressively to advocate on your behalf to try to bring a resolution. Whether it’s a settlement, through a mediated settlement, or a trial, arbitration if necessary, as quickly as possible. But the reality is, that most litigated cases take a minimum of a year, and complex medical malpractice cases can take several years.

How much will it cost to hire an attorney for my Florida personal injury case?

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At Freidin Brown, we charge our clients on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if we win for you. So if we don’t make any recovery for you, you don’t owe us a dime.

How quickly should I contact an attorney after I was injured by another person?

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If you were injured by another person, you should contact an attorney right away. The sooner that they are able to come into the case and represent you, they’ll be helping you navigate the process and make life a lot easier for you, but also represent your interests all the way through.

What can I recover if I win my Florida personal injury case?

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The damages that are recoverable in these cases, assuming there’s collectability, are for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of capacity to enjoy life, disability, disfigurement, for medical bills, for lost earnings, lost earning capacity, and any other incidental losses that you can prove are related to the injury.

What constitutes a personal injury case?

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Personal injury cases when one wrongdoer injures another person, an innocent victim if you will, and that involves a gamut of things, including auto cases, premises liability, negligent security, medical malpractice. All sorts of things when someone injures someone, including intentional towards … or products liability cases where a product fails to be safe and damages someone. There’s just a wide range of types of personal injury cases.

What if a person dies before bringing a personal injury lawsuit?

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That raises two scenarios. One is if the person dies as a result of the negligent act in question. Say for example medical malpractice and they die later on, it becomes a wrongful death case and it’s brought by the family through a personal representative. The second scenario is that person dies from a cause completely different than what was the initial injury and that becomes what’s called a survival action and again the personal representative of the state will bring it on behalf of the person who died and that money would go to their estate.

What is my personal injury case worth?

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We get that question in all our cases. What is the case worth?

In the beginning, we don’t know what it’s worth, because we don’t know all the facts. But when we learn the facts, we’re looking for, how clear is the case against the other party? We’re looking at, how serious is the damage? We’re looking at how closely we can connect the damage to the wrongful act. In other words, if it’s tenuous or very clear. And then, finally, we’re looking for, how are we going to collect it?

It’s impossible to answer those questions early on until you have that information. In our firm, once we start collecting that information, we give the clients a very full and frank discussion of what we think the case is worth. But we rarely tell them what we think it’s worth in the very beginning because we don’t have enough information.

What kinds of fees are associated with personal injury lawsuits?

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Our cases are all contingency fees, meaning we take a percentage of the recovery if and when we win, and we do not charge anything if there is no recovery.

Why is it important to hire a Board Certified trial lawyer?

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The main reason is, if you’re going to litigate and you’re going to go to court, you want an attorney with you that has experience. And in order to be a Board Certified civil trial lawyer, one of the requirements is that you have a large number of civil jury trials before you can be admitted, and there is no substitution for experience when you’re in court.

Will I have to pay anything out-of-pocket in my Florida personal injury case?

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No, you will no need to pay out-of-pocket for your Florida personal injury case with our firm, Freidin Brown. In fact, with your fees, you will only owe your costs if and when there is a recovery in your case. If there is no recovery in your case, our firm will pay your costs, and you will not owe anything.

Will I have to pay to speak with an attorney about my Florida personal injury case?

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The answer to that question is no. You will not need to pay us to consult with us or speak about your case. We work on only a contingent fee basis, which means you pay us if, and only if, there is a recovery from your case. In other words, if we don’t recover for you, you don’t pay. So it doesn’t hurt to come speak with us.

Trust the Miami Personal Injury Attorneys at Our Firm to Help With Your Case

When dealing with an accident or injury, you do not have to deal with it alone. Our Miami personal injury lawyers are ready to see how we can help you. Call Freidin Brown, P.A. at 888-677-7764 to get started today. In addition to English, our staff also speaks Spanish.

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