Personal injury lawyers in Miami
As personal injury lawyers in Miami we assist people who may have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence of another person, company or entity. There are a variety of different cases where the personal injury rules apply; accidents, intentional acts, defective products or defamation.
At Felicetti Law Firm, P.C. we specialize in accident personal injury cases:
- Car accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle / Scooter Accidents
- Taxi cab accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Construction Accidents
When to involve a Personal Injury Lawyer?
There are cases where you can settle a personal injury claim directly with your car insurance company or the responsible entity, but for larger claims and serious injuries you might need the assistance of a lawyer, especially if:
- You’ve been off work for a long period due to your injuries
- You have thousands of dollars in medical bills as a result of the accident
- You have some serious injuries: broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, etc.
What to expect in a personal injury lawsuit
The initial consultation is free and the viability of the case will be determined at this meeting.
During this phase we look at the facts of the case, including the details of the accident, your injuries, the treatments you had and your medical expenses and record. A decision will then be made to either:
- Negotiate a settlement offer that is accepted outside of the court or
- To file a lawsuit to claim compensation
Most of the accident personal injury cases are settled before or during a trial.
Making a demand and negotiate a settlement
A demand based on what the case is worth is made, normally after you completed your medical treatment and recovery. This ensures that all your medical expenses are included in the compensation claim.
Upon receiving the demand the person responsible for the accident may hire his or her own lawyer. We will then negotiate a settlement amount that will be acceptable to both parties. Once a settlement is agreed, a full liability release is signed.
If the parties can’t agree on a settlement, then there is one final step before trial, mediation. During mediation both parties will sit down with a neutral third person that is trained as a mediator or a judge that is not assigned to the case. Mediation is a voluntary step that must be agreed to by both parties. The mediator does not make the final decision or provide an opinion.
The mediator facilitates a meeting with both parties and then with each party separately to
see if he/she can get them to change position sufficiently so agreement can be reached. Both parties must agree to the final settlement.
If mediation fails or if no settlement was offered then we will proceed with a lawsuit.
Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Miami
If you, a family member or a friend have been involved in an accident then contact our team of personal injury lawyers to learn more about accident compensation. We will work hard to ensure that you receive a full and fair compensation. Call us now to book a free consultation – (305) 998-7000