According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 28 million people in the United States visit emergency departments each year when they sustain accidental injuries. Accidents and injuries can happen in an instant—when you least expect it—yet the fallout from a serious injury can last for a long time—sometimes, even a lifetime. You should know that victims of accidental injuries often have important legal rights to compensation for their damages. The personal injury law firm of Sibley Dolman is here to help.
After an accident, it’s often difficult to know where to turn or what action to take. Many people do not even realize they may be entitled to compensation for their medical costs and other extensive losses that may accompany a serious injury. The good news is that you have nothing to lose by discussing what happened with an experienced personal injury attorney who can advise you of your legal options. If you’ve been injured, do not hesitate to contact Sibley Dolman today for a free case evaluation.
Traffic-related accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries and deaths in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in a single year, motor vehicle accidents resulted in almost 2.45 million injuries and more than 35,000 deaths. It should be no surprise that many personal injury cases stem from traffic and transportation accidents.
While the most common type of traffic accident is a car crash, there are many other accidents that arise from transportation in and around North Miami Beach. Anyone who is near a road or highway can potentially become involved in one of the following:
Your rights and options following a traffic accident will depend on your specific circumstances, including who caused your accident and the severity of your injuries. The following are some common causes of traffic accidents in the North Miami Beach area:
No matter what caused your crash, you can trust that the personal injury lawyers at Sibley Dolman will be able to evaluate your case and provide information based on your particular situation.
Of course, traffic accidents are not the only type of incident that can cause serious injuries and lead to personal injury claims. Each case will involve unique legal questions and strategies based on the type of accident that occurred and the relevant laws in Florida. Our North Miami Beach personal injury law firm has the ability to handle complex injury cases, including the following:
Our firm has the skill and knowledge to handle many types of personal injury cases, so please call to discuss your accident and injuries for free today.
Accidental injuries can be as varied as the accidents that cause them. Each type of severe injury will result in unique symptoms, long-term effects, and losses for you and your family. Our firm regularly handles cases involving the following type of injuries, among others:
All of the above injuries require immediate medical attention and often, a long course of treatment. The costs of medical care are overwhelming and constantly on the rise, so it is understandable that medical bills can create serious financial problems for entire households. While some injuries heal after a short period of treatment, others require ongoing care indefinitely. When calculating losses, future medical expenses should always be carefully considered as well as existing bills.
Many injuries can cause physical or cognitive impairments that can make it difficult or impossible to perform your job. Some accident victims need to rest as part of their recovery plan. In either situation, missing work often means losing income that is needed to pay your bills and cover your basic needs. Seeking lost income is an important part of a personal injury claim.
The symptoms of many injuries may subside with time and you may return to your regular life. Other injuries, however, have permanent effects, and victims may be left with impairments and disabilities. These impairments may prevent you from returning to your previous job or even from ever being in the workforce again. Future lost earning potential is a complex calculation that can take into account your education, training, experience, economic predictions, and more.
Not all personal injury losses are financial in nature, as some are intangible and not as easily measurable. Some intangible losses include:
Many injury victims are not familiar with the legal process of seeking compensation for their losses. In fact, they may not even be certain of their rights to compensation. When you call our firm, you can schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will listen to what happened and advise you of the best way to proceed. At Sibley Dolman, we ensure that you fully understand your rights and options and we guide every client throughout every step of the process.
Many cases do not begin with a personal injury lawsuit. Instead, they start by filing an insurance claim to attempt to obtain proper compensation without litigation. This is especially true for car accident claims in Florida, as state law requires injured car accident victims to first go through their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy before they can pursue further legal action.
While the insurance claims process may seem simple, it can be shocking how often claims are partially or completely denied. Insurance companies regularly make settlement offers that are far lower than policyholders deserve, and unfortunately, many accident victims accept such offers and give up their rights to the compensation they deserve.
The attorneys of Sibley Dolman help clients with the insurance process—from preparing and filing the initial claim to reviewing and negotiating settlement offers. We will always advise you when there are better options in your case than to accept an insurance payout.
In some cases, even with the help of an experienced attorney, you will not receive an insurance offer that is adequate to cover your losses. This may be due to difficult insurers or because your injury-related losses exceed any relevant insurance policies. In such situations, we can identify whether clients should seek compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Like any type of court case, personal injury litigation is a complicated process that involves many strict rules and requirements. Our legal team fully understands this process and how to successfully file and pursue a claim on your behalf. We handle the following for our clients:
Settlement negotiations are one of the most important parts of the litigation process, as a favorable settlement allows you to walk away with adequate compensation without going through the stress of a trial. We know how to build a strong case and use effective negotiation strategies to resolve your claim as efficiently as possible.
Unfortunately, it is all too common for an injured accident victim to choose not to speak with a law firm because of concerns regarding the cost. After all, if you’ve already lost income and are facing costly medical bills, you do not want to add any additional expenses. We have good news for you—anyone can afford to hire a personal injury attorney to represent them.
Our firm represents clients based on contingent fee arrangements. This means the following:
With nothing to pay out of pocket until your case is successfully resolved, you should never hesitate to consult with a member of our legal team regarding a possible case.
An accident can cause your life to come to a screeching halt. Not only do you have to abide by a medical treatment plan, but also your professional and personal lives may be completely disrupted. The last thing you likely want to do is to deal with a complex legal matter.
However, you should always remember that a successful legal case can improve your situation substantially by recovering your medical expenses, lost income, and other losses you incurred. Such a case can be relatively stress-free with the assistance of the North Miami Beach personal injury lawyers at Sibley Dolman. We understand how an injury can affect your life and strive to provide the highest quality of representation to every single client so that you only need to focus on your physical healing.
If you would like to discuss your situation, please contact our firm at305-239-0237 or contact us online today.
1820 NE 163rd St # 306,
North Miami Beach, FL 33162