Personal injuries can devastate the lives of accident victims, especially when they result from another party’s negligent action or inaction. When this is the case, Hialeah accident victims may be entitled to sue for their medical bills, expenses, or pain and suffering sustained because of the accident.
Our firm has years of experience helping accident victims recover the damages that they are entitled to. No matter how you were injured, a personal injury lawyer in Hialeah at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help you build your case to recover compensation.
Give us a call to get started on your case today: 800-747-3733.
When might someone be liable for my injuries?
The short answer: another party might be liable for your injuries anytime it injures you by acting negligently or intentionally.
Negligence is acting or failing to act in a way that we are supposed to, and injuring someone else as a result. While negligent acts are often accidental, the other person is still liable regardless.
Some common examples of personal injuries that result from negligence are:
- Car, truck, or motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and falls
- Failure to provide adequate security
- Failure to supervise or monitor children
Our firm can help you obtain the evidence needed to show that the other party was negligent. For example, in many cases, businesses may keep records or videos that can help you prove your case. Hospitals or nursing homes keep medical records that may have vital information to help prove your case.
Today’s cars even have “black “boxes,” devices that record the activity of a car. We can use that data to reconstruct an accident scene and determine exactly how an accident occurred.
In some cases, a company may make or manufacture defective products. Those products can cause injuries to Hialeah families when they fail to work as promised.
Sometimes, a product’s design can make it dangerous. For example, many SUVs in recent years caused injuries because their design made them prone to tipping over when driven a certain way. In other cases, drugs may have other unintended, undisclosed, and dangerous side effects.
You can also hold a party liable for an intentional act. For example, you can hold someone who commits assault or battery liable for your damages. You might also be able to hold a property owner liable if a lack of security or improper lighting on her property led to the attack.
What is causation and how can I prove it?
Causation is connecting the liability to your injuries by proving that your injuries are a result of the defendant’s actions.
Sometimes, causation is easy to prove. For example, causation may be clear where someone needs back surgery right after a car accident, if that person was perfectly healthy just before the accident. However, it may be more difficult to prove causation if the same person had a history of back problems. In that case the defendant may argue that your injuries had nothing to do with the accident.
We can use medical experts and witness testimony to prove that your injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s action or inaction. Comparing your health and your daily activities from before and after the accident can also help demonstrate that your injuries are a result of the defendant’s negligence.
How do I prove damages?
We must prove the severity of your injuries to recover compensation. In many cases, a defendant may admit she was liable, but deny that you are injured (or deny that you are injured very seriously). We work to prove to the insurance company, court, or jury how seriously you have been injured.
Your medical records are the best evidence of the extent of your injuries. It is important that you obtain medical treatment after an accident, and continue to get treatment even if you think you are better. If you skip appointments or disobey your doctor’s orders, the other side will use that as proof that you are not injured or that you are contributing to your injuries.
During your case, we will obtain your medical records and present them in such a way that a jury will understand the severity of your injuries.
What damages can I receive?
You are legally entitled to recover damages that were a direct result of the accident. This may include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering:
Medical Bills and Wages
Many of our clients were unaware of just how many damages they were entitled to. Many know that they can recover compensation for medical care, but were not aware that they could also request compensation for the following:
- Expenses for future medical care/prescriptions/medical procedures
- Wages for the inability to advance in your career
- Wages for the shortening of the time you will be able to work in your lifetime
- Miscellaneous expenses (e.g., parking at the hospital, transportation costs, costs of modifying your home or vehicle to accommodate your disability)
Using experts and data, we present these difficult and complex damage calculations to an insurance company or a jury in a way that lays it out clearly and fully.
You also may be entitled to receive compensation for noneconomic damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish, frustration, or loss of the enjoyment of or quality of life. The law recognizes the value in doing things that we enjoy, like sports, hobbies, social activities, or spending time with family. When we cannot do these things because of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of ability to do these things.
Call us for a free consultation today.
If you were injured in Hialeah because of someone else’s actions, do not wait to get help. Anidjar & Levine can help you obtain the evidence you need to prove your case. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case.