We see lots of different types
of accidents in the course of practice.
Automobile accidents are some
of the most common types of accidents we see. When you are involved
in an automobile accident certain types of insurance automatically trigger
themselves. There is a type of insurance for repairing the vehicle,
there is insurance for your medical bills and lost wages while you treat
and there is insurance for your permanent injuries, loss of enjoyment of
life, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
The first thing to do when you
are in an automobile accident is call the police. If you are at all
injured do not refuse medical care even if it involved an ambulance ride
to a hospital. Any delay in your treatment will likely be used against
you whether it is justified or not. The second thing to do is call
your own insurance company. You are obligated to notify them of your
claim. After those two calls, its time to contact an attorney.
Slip and fall accidents or premises
liability accidents are also very common. Generally these occur in
a place of business but they can also occur while you are a guest at someone's
home. In general some kind of dangerous condition which is in the
control or should be in the control of the primary land user causes an incident
which results in injuries. If this happens you are entitled to compensation.
Being in South Florida which
has so many ports of call we see a number of cruise ship accidents. Even
if your injury took place outside of US waters on in the territory of another
country we can help you with your cruise ship case. Many cruise ship
companies are based right here in Miami.
Cruise ship accidents are different
from boating accidents. Boating accidents are like automobile accidents
except on a boat or waverunner or jet ski. You can be a passenger
or operator of a boat who becomes injured as the result of someone else's
negligence. The other party can be an operator or marina or dockmaster
Trucking and motorcycle accidents
usually result in very serious injuries. These can often be complicated
and technical cases which require an experienced attorney. For these
types of accidents follow the same type of protocol as an automobile accident. Seek
medical attention right away if you need it.
Dog Bite cases are unique in
that the owner of the dog has limited defense when it comes to comparative
fault. If you have been bitten by a dog that resulted in an injury
do not hesitate to seek medical attention and then contact an attorney.
South Florida is a beautiful
place and we get many visitors. Unfortunately our tourists are often
injured while they are in Florida and then they leave to go back to their
domicile. Often visitors are unaware that their claim must be brought
in Florida and also that there is a statute of limitations which controls
how long you have before you are no longer able to file a lawsuit.