Personal injury law allows an injured person to get compensation when their injuries were caused by another person’s negligent actions. The most common personal injury cases are:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall cases
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Assault, battery and other intentional torts
If you have been injured and believe that you are eligible to obtain compensation for your injuries, speak with Personal Injury Attorneys today. The attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and tell you whether or not you are eligible to file a personal injury claim.
However, just by filing a claim it does not mean that you will receive compensation for your injuries. You have to be able to prove that it was the other party’s actions that caused the accident and your injuries. Also, you have to determine the injuries that you are seeking compensation for.
Here is how you can determine injury in a Miami personal injury claim.
Different Types of Damages Included in a Personal Injury Case
In order to determine the exact number of damages that you are eligible to seek compensation for, you have to speak with a personal injury attorney. You may be able to seek compensation for the following loses:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Childcare costs
- Pain and suffering
- Transportation costs
- Diminished earning capacity
Some are easily calculated, while others (such as pain and suffering) tend to cause complications. You have to seek legal help to be able to determine the true value of your claim.
Determining Responsibility For Damages
Identifying the person at fault is not always easy. Only after a thorough investigation has been concluded, will you be able to know who caused the accident. There are usually 4 elements of every personal injury case:
- Breach of duty
- Duty of care
Breach of duty occurs when a responsible party breached their duty in a way that caused the other party to get injured (either negligence or intentional harm).
Duty of Care is the responsibility of every party and their duties towards other parties on the road.
Causation – proving that the breach of duty caused injuries to the other party.
Damages – the injury led to recoverable costs, expenses and losses.
Be sure to get in touch with Personal Injury Attorneys in Miami for a chance to obtain compensation for your injuries. The attorneys will start working on your case right away and get help from other professionals as well.
The Statute of Limitations
Every state has a statute of limitations within which you have to file a personal injury claim or risk losing the chance to obtain compensation for your injuries. In Florida, you have up to 4 years to bring your claim. It is enough time for you to recover from your injuries, and get your life back together. However, most people lose interest after two or three years. Do not be one of those people; contact the attorneys and file a claim as soon as you are able to, and do not waste unnecessary time.