Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Compensation for Miami Accident Victims
When you have been involved in an accident, the most important question to ask is, “Who is at fault?” If another person has caused you to suffer injuries, you have a right to demand compensation. A Miami personal injury lawyer from Klemick and Gampel, P.A. can meet with you for a free consultation to determine whether you have grounds for a claim and to inform you of what your injuries may be worth. We have more than 95 years of combined experience and we always provide our clients with caring, personable service. Do not accept a settlement from the insurance company before allowing us to review the case, as you may be entitled to far more compensation than you have been offered. When it comes to the health and wellbeing of you and your family, don’t settle for second best! We provide superior legal services for any of the following incidents.
Areas of Practice
Car accidents are among the leading causes of injury and death in Miami, and many of them are avoidable. There are countless causes of car accidents, ranging from distracted drivers to inadequate road design. If you have suffered car accident injuries as a result of another driver’s negligence, you can demand compensation.
When an attorney fails to handle his or her client’s case in a professional manner and their client suffers harm or financial losses as a result, then it is called legal malpractice. Victims of legal malpractice are entitled to sue their previous attorney for the losses they have suffered.
All medical professionals have a duty and responsibility to provide a high standard of care for their patients. When a doctor, surgeon, dentist or other medical professional fails to perform their duty and their patient is injured or killed, it is considered medical malpractice.
Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are capable of causing enormous damage in accidents ranging from jackknifes and rollovers to head-on and rear-end collisions. Common causes of truck accidents include lack of proper equipment maintenance, tired driver and recklessness. The driver who caused the accident can and should be held accountable to the victims.
Statistics show that when motorcycles and cars are involved in accidents, the driver is at fault in a majority of cases, and the rider is usually the one who suffers the greatest injuries. Motorcyclists are exposed to the risk of severe injuries and are often left with broken bones, road rash or injuries to the spinal cord or brain which can lead to paralysis or disability.
If your accident was caused by a driver who has little or no insurance coverage you may not receive a settlement. Your own insurance policy may cover your accident, but even when this is the case you might face considerable opposition to your claim. An attorney from our firm will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle, you may be facing a lifetime of chronic pain, disfigurement and partial or full disability. A rider has none of the safety equipment available to drivers, and is exposed to the risk of suffering catastrophic injuries. You deserve compensation for the costs of medical treatment, surgery and rehabilitation to help you recover.
Insurance Bad Faith
When you purchase an insurance policy, you are paying for the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you will not have to shoulder the full financial burden in the event that you are involved in an accident. You can sue your insurance provider for breach of contract and bad faith for any failure to fulfill its obligations to you.
Drunk Driving Accident
Drinking and driving is not only careless, it displays a total disregard for the safety of others on the road. The driver who caused your injuries made a decision to drink to the point of impairment, as well as the decision to get behind the wheel of a car. You have a right to demand full compensation for your injuries and the effects they have had on your life.
Injured construction workers find themselves in a difficult position with the costs of medical bills at a time when they may be forced out of work, either temporarily or permanently. Construction sites are inherently dangerous, and you have a right to expect that your coworkers and your employer will take every precaution to prevent injuries.
Manufacturers have a duty to safeguard the public against the possibility of illness or injury caused by using their products, and if you or a loved one has been hurt as a result of design flaws, defects, improper labeling or undisclosed hazards in a product, we may be able to help you recover a settlement.
The pharmaceutical industry has seen explosive growth in recent years, as increasing numbers of adults and children are prescribed drugs to treat a wide variety of physical and mental disorders. Many of these drugs have side effects which are worse than the conditions they are advertised as treating. You should not let a drug company profit from your suffering.
Slip/Trip and Fall
When you have been injured in a fall, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the owner of the property where your accident occurred. If a slippery floor, un-cleared debris or clutter, poor lighting or other conditions caused you to slip or trip, the owner can most likely be held liable for your injuries.
The brain is highly susceptible to injury, and many types of damage are permanent and irreversible. Whether you suffered a concussion, or a traumatic brain injury, you may experience symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, memory loss and headaches, as well as a reduction in cognitive ability, personality changes and other conditions which can result in disability.
Burn injuries are among the most physically painful types of injuries, as well as causing severe emotional trauma in many cases. Depending on the severity of the burns, the victim may require extended hospitalization, skin grafts or even amputation, and the wounds may never fully heal, leaving permanent disfigurement. If your burns should have been prevented, we will fight to help you recover compensation.
Property owners often incur liability for injuries suffered by their guests or customers in avoidable accidents. If the property owner knew, or should have known, about hazardous conditions on the premises and failed to take action to remove the danger or to safeguard against accidents, you can file a claim for damages.
Accident victims deserve compensation for injuries when they are caused by another person’s negligence, but this is especially true in the case of catastrophic injuries. Certain types of injuries to the brain or spinal cord, as well as amputations and other severe trauma, may deprive the victim of the ability to fully enjoy life, in addition to leading to disability and dependence.
The surviving family members of the victim of a fatal accident have a right to sue the party who is responsible for the death. You can claim compensation for the financial losses your family has experienced as a result of being deprived of your loved one’s contributions to the family, as well as for your mental pain and suffering.
Dogs are referred to as Man’s Best Friend, but they can turn vicious suddenly and without provocation. Certain breeds, such as pit bulls and Rottweilers, are more prone to attacks, but any dog is capable of causing severe injuries. Children are the victims of a large percentage of dog bites, and the effects of the attack, both in disfigurement and emotional scarring, can last a lifetime.
The concept of negligence is at the heart of a personal injury claim. The legal system considers that everyone in the community has a duty to take reasonable precaution to avoid causing accidents, and the courts recognize your right to sue another party for injuring you through negligence.
Victims of Crimes
If you have suffered any type of physical or emotional injury at the hands of a criminal, then you have a right to sue for all damages incurred. Even if the wrongdoer has been arrested and is facing criminal prosecution, you cannot expect that a conviction will provide you with any form of restitution. We can represent you in a civil lawsuit to claim compensation for your injuries.
After your accident, contact a Miami personal injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible to learn what your injuries settlement may be worth.