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Miami Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury can be any type of damage (physical, property or emotional) done to an individual. Your Miami injury attorney can help you evaluate your personal injury if you aren't sure what qualifies for a lawsuit.
What types of personal injury cases does your firm take?
We handle all types of personal injury cases, including, but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Wrongful death
- Defective products
- Boating accidents
- Spinal injuries
- Property liability
- Medical malpractice
- Animal attacks
- Nursing home abuse
- Brain injuries
How do contingency fees work?
When you agree to pay on a contingency basis, you are promising to pay your attorney a portion of your settlement if you win your case. If you lose, you will pay your attorney nothing.
Do I need an attorney or can I work directly with my insurance company?
You could go without a lawyer, but the insurance company will be working to keep the most money in their pockets. When you hire a Miami accident lawyer, you are ensuring that someone who knows the law is working to get you the maximum settlement amount available.
What is a statute of limitations?
This is a law created to limit the amount of time a person can sue or press charges for a wrong done to them. These limits vary by the type of wrong-doing, so if you are concerned about the statute of limitations that may affect your case, please contact an experienced Miami injury lawyer.
How does recklessness compare to negligence?
When someone performs something in a negligent manner, they usually have just made a mistake or overlooked something of importance. On the other hand, when someone is reckless, they are aware that they are acting in an inappropriate manner, but disregard the potential consequences of their actions. If a doggie daycare attendant put your pet in a pen with a variety of other dogs and a fight broke out, she may be reckless if she failed to pay attention and break up the fight. On the other hand, if she knew that she was watching a highly aggressive dog and put your dog in a pen with it regardless of the consequences, she would be acting reckless.
If you have any unanswered questions or would like to speak with a skilled Miami accident lawyer, please contact The Bernstein Law Firm. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation.