Thousands of people are seriously injured in accidents every day just in the Doral area of Florida. Additionally, more than 28 million people in the United States visit emergency departments each year when they sustain accidental injuries. These accidents can take many different forms.
These accidental personal injuries may be caused by a(n): auto accident or car wreck, slip and fall, work injury, motorcycle crash, pedestrian accident, dog bite, and more. The list of ways that people sustain personal injury on a daily basis is long.
But what they all share in common is that when they are the result of another person’s negligence, victims are entitled to compensation for the losses they experience. This may include their medical bills, property damages, lost wages from missed work, compensation for loss of quality of life, and/or physical and emotional pain and suffering.
This compensation plays an important role in making whole again the injured victim; had the other party not been negligent, the person would not have needed surgeries, spent time in the hospital, missed many days of work, or lost the opportunity to ever hold their grandchild again. Of course, these are just theoretical examples, but they are all too real samples of what we see everyday at our law firm.
Understanding when your case needs an attorney can be difficult, but simply, if you were injured during an accident like a car wreck or a slip and fall, you should at least discuss your options and legal rights with an attorney.
Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP Personal Injury Law in Doral
At Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP, our Doral personal injury lawyers are committed to providing aggressive and effective legal representation and counsel to individuals who have sustained personal injury in serious accidents. We understand the process of negotiating with insurance companies to recover adequate compensation; we are not hesitant to take a case to trial if necessary. Oftentimes, insurance companies will only give serious offers to those firms they know might actually take them to court; our record clearly shows that we have and will do so. We do whatever it takes to get our clients just compensation. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our lawyers, call Sibley Dolman today at 305-930-7688
Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP
8400 NW 36th St Suite 450
Doral, FL 33166
Claims Arise from a Variety of Accidents
Accidental injuries can happen in a variety of different ways and the approach to each case will depend on how the injury occurred. The experienced attorneys at Sibley Dolman regularly and successfully handle cases arising from the following circumstances, among others:
Of the 16 million people licensed to drive in Florida, 2 million of those people are in the Miami-Dade region. Take on top of that the millions of visitors that Florida receives each year from snowbirds and tourism, and the recipe for a serious car crash is complete. In fact, more than 50,000 people are seriously injured in the Miami-Dade region on any given year. These car wrecks can be caused by dangerous conditions, distracted driving, road hazards, defective cars, and more.
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of serious personal injury that we see at Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP. This is because of the sheer danger that a multi-thousand pound machine poses when you include fast speeds and delicate humans bodies. When an auto accident occurs, the body is suddenly and violently thrown until something stops it; often times, that something is a dashboard, car door, or seatbelt. This can cause everything from whiplash to broken necks to untimely death.
The key to recovering from auto accidents is to be able to wholly focus on your recovery. This can’t be done if you’re worried about the bills or stressing about how you will support your family while you’re out of work. That’s where financial compensation comes in. The negligence of others is not a cost or worry that should be absorbed by others. The auto accident attorneys at Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP will make sure that the appropriate parties are held responsible for their actions and that proper compensation is awarded. Letting a car accident lawyer handle your case not only ensures that you will get the amount you deserve, but it also takes the pressure off of you so that you can focus on making a full recovery from your injuries.
It’s estimated that 88,000 motorcyclists are injured each year in motorcycle accidents. Of those, nearly 5,000 of them are motorcycle fatalities. Negligent drivers—especially those driving while distracted—commonly cause motorcycle injuries. Of course, the exposed nature of motorcycles is what makes them so much more dangerous; however, that doesn’t mean that those injured in a motorcycle crash are somehow more culpable or less deserving of compensation for their personal injury case. In fact, it’s often other drivers’ failures to watch the road or to look out for other motorists that often cause motorcycle accidents. Regardless, they can be devastating and deserve just compensation. Contact the motorcycle injury attorneys at Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP to discuss your injury claim.
People injure themselves on a regular basis by slipping and falling down. Many times, a slip and fall is just an unlucky happenstance. However, when the fall is caused by another person’s negligence and complete disregard for another’s safety, the injured deserves compensation for their losses. These trip and fall cases can happen in stores or other businesses due to a number of dangerous hazards. For example, the owner of a store may know that their roof leaks, but decided that fixing it is not worth their time. Or, a store manager may be aware that milk was spilled in Aisle 12, but has told their employees to ignore the incident and continue stocking the shelves. These examples show how a person’s negligence can cause dangerous conditions.
Slipping and falling is often considered funny in our culture, but when a person’s feet slip out from under them and cause their body to slam against a hard floor, the results can be painful and debilitating. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall, contact the slip and fall attorneys at Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP today.
About 480,000 commercial vehicles are involved in crashes in the US on an annual basis. Because of the large weight and size of commercial trucks and buses, the damage and injury caused by these crashes can be devastating. Quite simply, crashes that involve a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck or bus are often devastating for the small vehicle’s occupants. Small cars just have no chance in a commercial truck accident. Oftentimes, truckers are operating under less than ideal or unsafe conditions, like driving for too long or without proper rest breaks. Because of this, the commercial companies they work for are often found negligent in truck accident cases. If you’ve been injured by an 18-wheeler or bus, contact Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP for a free consultation.
There are more than 931,000 watercraft registered in Florida, where boating is a popular, year-round activity. This is probably no truer than in the Doral area of Florida where lakes and beaches abound. Who doesn’t love a nice boat outing? Sun, water, and cruising make for a great combination. However, boating is also commonly associated with drinking, distractions, and inexperienced operators, all of which regularly lead to accidents. If you were injured because of a drunk or negligent boater, contact the personal injury attorneys of Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP to discuss your case.
Bicyclists are a regular sight in Florida. However, in addition to the many benefits of cycling, there are also risks of accidents and serious injuries. A bicyclist can suffer severe injuries even if they are wearing a helmet and other safety gear; a bike is just no match for a solid steel vehicle. If you were injured on a bicycle by a negligent driver, contact Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP to discuss your options with no obligation or charge.
Statistics indicate that a pedestrian is injured once every eight minutes in the US. A pedestrian has no protection from injuries when they are hit by a car. Because of this, combined with the obvious mismatch that is a car versus a person, and it’s clear why they are so vulnerable to severe injuries. The most common pedestrian accident injuries are traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and back and neck injuries. These types of injuries can be devastating to one’s way of life. If you were struck by a vehicle, contact Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP for a personal injury case evaluation today.
When people go to work, they should expect a safe and healthy job environment. When a person suffers a job-related injury, the law protects their interests by giving them the right to workers’ compensation benefits. However, these benefits are not always paid in a timely and fair manner. If you were injured while at work, or made sick by unsafe conditions, contact the workers comp attorneys at Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP today.
Additional Areas of Personal Injury Law
- Bus or train accidents – Traveling by bus or train is economical and convenient. However, when such vehicles are involved in accidents, serious injuries can result.
- Premises liability – Slip and falls are not the only accidents that happen due to dangerous conditions on someone’s property. Many other accidents and injuries can occur due to negligent property owners; for example, electrocution, drowning, dog bites, and more.
- Medical malpractice – While you should be able to trust that doctors will provide you with proper care, sometimes medical professionals make serious mistakes that result in preventable injuries and complications to patients. These incidents are serious and should be addressed as so.
- Nursing home abuse – Residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities can be harmed by many different types of mistreatment, including neglect, physical assault, emotional abuse, financial abuse, sexual assault, and more. These appalling and severe crimes should never go unpunished.
- Defective products – Millions of products are manufactured and sold every day, many of which can have dangerous flaws. Defective products can malfunction and cause serious injuries—often right in our own homes.
- Dangerous drugs – Any drug that is put on the market should be safe for its intended use. However, the pharmaceutical industry is notorious for making dangerous drugs or failing to fully provide warnings of possibly harmful side effects. These incidents can cause serious and lasting injuries for their unsuspecting users.
- Dog bites – Dogs are man’s best friend—until one attacks. Dog owners in Florida can be held strictly liable for any harm caused by their pets, and victims can often receive compensation for their injuries.
Common Types of Injuries in Doral
Accident victims can also have a variety of injuries. The value of a claim depends largely on the nature and severity of the injuries, as well as the medical treatment required and any long-lasting effects of the injuries. Our firm represents clients with the following injuries and more:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Soft tissue injuries
- Neck injuries
What is PIP and how does it work?
PIP stands for personal injury protection (sometimes, personal insurance protection) and it’s a required type of car insurance in Florida. PIP coverage is sometimes also referred to as no-fault coverage, as the insurance does not take into account who was to blame for the accident when deciding what damages to cover. Florida PIP covers up to $10,000 in medical expenses and lost wages after a car accident. This type of insurance coverage was made mandatory in Florida in order to expedite the personal injury claim process when it came to auto accidents. The idea is that everyone pays for insurance to cover their own injury expenses, thus making the process less complicated and freeing up the courts to deal with more serious incidents.
However, this is not always how it works, as insurance companies can find a way out of paying even the most obvious of legitimate damages. This is where PIP suits come in. If your valid PIP claim has been denied, the insurance company is hoping that you will assume there is nothing you can do and move on. That is not how we see it at Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP. Contact our experienced personal injury protection lawyers in Doral to fight for your PIP claim so that you can get the medical coverage and lost wages that you deserve.
The Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP Difference
At Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP, we take the time to get to know our clients and do not settle cases for the sake of expediency. We focus on formulating a comprehensive strategy for each injury case we take and are aware of the tactics that insurance companies pursue to avoid fully compensating victims for their losses. We are committed to maintaining an open line of communication with our clients and keeping them fully aware of the status of their case. Finally, we offer all of our personal injury clients a contingent fee arrangement, which means that we do not collect any legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation. We will evaluate your claim at no cost to you, so don’t hesitate to contact us right away.
Contact the Doral Personal Injury Lawyers at Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP Today
If you have been injured in a serious accident in the Doral area, you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can; time is often a factor in personal injury cases. Our skilled attorneys leverage their considerable experience into obtaining significant settlements from insurance companies who are known for being reluctant to pay out on claims. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP today at 305-930-7688 or send us an email through our online contact form.
Sibley Dolman Accident Injury Lawyers, LLP
8400 NW 36th St Suite 450
Doral, FL 33166
What Our Clients Have to Say:
“My experience with this law firm has been extremely pleasant. After being involved in an accident where I was injured, I was able to seek treatment from the best doctors in the area. I was lucky to have a team that assisted in scheduling my appointments that worked around both my full time work schedule and my demanding grad school schedule. Even with a move out of state to New York, I was able to remain with this law firm and continue treatment in south Florida while remaining under the care of the doctors that I felt most comfortable with. Even though I suffered injuries and experienced difficulties in that aspect, the team here was able to make sure that I was able to continue work and stay on track with grad school all while I moved to a new state.”
Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read more reviews on Google!