It’s often said that “accidents happen.” However, the truth is that most “accidents” are avoidable if everyone was a little more careful. If you’ve been injured due to another’s actions or inactions, you can bring Florida personal injury claim to recover for your accident-related expenses. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we have assembled a dedicated team of Miami personal injury lawyers who help injury victims recover money damages for what they’ve been through. We have over 100 years of combined experience representing clients in a wide range of personal injury claims and have the skill, knowledge, and resources necessary to pursue claims against even the largest businesses and insurance companies.Do I Have a Florida Personal Injury Case?
Florida law allows anyone injured in an accident to bring a claim against the negligent party responsible for causing the accident. While every type of case is different, most personal injury claims require you to prove four elements. First, you must show that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care. For example, all motorists owe people on the road a duty, businesses and other property owners owe a duty to their guests, and doctors owe their patient’s a duty of care.
Next, you will prove that the other party violated, or breached, the duty they owed to you. In some cases, this is common sense; however, that won’t always be the case. For example, a drunk driver who runs a red light and causes a DUI car accident is a pretty clear breach. On the other hand, a business that failed to repair a defective handrail that it didn’t know was defective may be a more challenging case to bring.
Once you prove the other party breached a duty, the next step is to show that their breach is what caused your injuries. Causation is a complex legal topic, but it can be boiled down to the following question: Did the other party’s actions cause or contribute to your injuries?
Finally, you need to prove that you suffered damages as a result of the other party’s negligence. Often, the real question in personal injury cases is not whether you suffered damages, but what is the extent of your damages? For example, did you incur medical bills or miss work due to the accident? Were you forced to miss out on family vacations or on coaching your child’s little league team? Do you suffer lingering pain, depression or anxiety because of the toll the accident took on your life?
If you can establish each of these elements, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your accident-related injuries.Types of Cases We Handle
At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we represent clients in all types of personal injury cases. No case is too big or too small. Some of the cases we routinely handle on behalf of injury victims include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Wrecks
- Boat Accidents
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Dangerous and Defective Products
- Medical Malpractice
- Construction Site Accidents
Regardless of the nature of your injuries or what caused them, Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada can help. We take an individual approach to every case we handle, ensuring we answer all your questions along the way. We believe that our track record of success is due, in large part, to the fact that we work hand-in-hand with our clients to develop, negotiate and litigate their cases.Reach Out to Our Knowledgeable Miami Personal Injury Lawyers to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one recently suffered serious injuries at the hands of another person or business, Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada can help. From the moment you first speak with one of our Miami personal injury lawyers, you will realize what sets us apart from other local law firms. We take a small-firm approach to every case we handle, getting to you know on a personal level. However, we also have the resources of a much larger law firm, allowing us to pursue sizeable claims against even the most well-funded insurance companies. To learn more about the services we provide and how we can help, give us a call at 877-448-8585 or 305-448-9818 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients all over South Florida, including but not limited to Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, Homestead, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.