Miami Personal Injury Attorney: Don’t Ruin Your Vacation

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     Nobody leaves Florida without paying a visit to the Miami Beach. What can be more amazing than a cozy patio under the warm sun of Miami? Well nothing in Florida can.

         So suppose you just checked in at a hotel in Miami to start your vacation. But while planning about the next days you slipped in a wet floor and hurt your back pretty badly. Now you probably have to spend your vacation money on healthcare, right? Well not really, unless you agree that wet floor was your fault. So let me tell you what you CAN do after that:


  1. See a doctor, your health is the top priority always.
  2. Collect information about why you faced that accident. And try to figure out if it was someone else’s fault.
  3. Get a Miami personal injury attorney. An attorney will file a case about the incident.
  4. Your attorney will then try to negotiate with the accused party to get a settlement for bearing your medical cost and damage penalty as well.
  5. In case you are the one who got accused, your attorney will try to negotiate with the other party to minimize the penalty.


   But to make your position stronger in a personal injury case, you need to know about some facts as well.

Personal Injury Law: Facts


  1. Personal injury can be general or special. General injuries can be measured in value, like a hip bone crack or maybe a broken finger. But special injuries can’t be. Mental distress or disorders are considered as special injuries.
  2. The bigger your injuries are, the bigger the value of that injury.
  3. Look for past incidents in that region. Sometimes past settlements affect the case value.
  4. Married people often get more money out of injury cases.
  5. The settlement value of your case will be increased if you had to take the ambulance to get to the hospital.
  6. If your doctor declares that the injuries are not caused by that accident then you can’t get any damages out of the case.
  7. Gender determines the value of the damage in cases of disfigurement.
  8. Determine the outcome of your case. If the outcome is too little than it won’t be worth working with.


   Did you know that every day hundreds of people get badly injured on tourist seasons? Now I am not forbidding you to take a vacation in Miami. Nobody can predict an accident. So make sure to stay focused and maybe not too drunk in your vacations. Because safety will make sure you don’t face an accident in the first place. So be safe, live happy.


Author: Stephen Zee.

  1. Westin

    September 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Looks like negligence is the main reason. Is there any types of negligence according to the law?


      September 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

      In some cases, an injured person’s role in causing an accident — or their inaction after being injured — can diminish the amount of damages available in a personal injury case.According to that, negligence is classified in two types:

      Comparative negligence is – If you’re at fault (even partially) for the accident that caused your injuries, chances are that any damage award will reflect that. That’s because most states adhere to a “comparative negligence” standard that links damages to degree of fault in a personal injury case.
      Contributory negligence is – In the small handful of states that follow the concept of “contributory negligence” for personal injury lawsuits, you may not be able to recover any compensation at all if you’re deemed partially to blame for the accident.

  2. David

    September 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    As a general rule, the proceeds received from most personal injury claims are not taxable under either federal or state law. It does not matter whether you settled the case before or after filing a lawsuit in court. It doesn’t matter if you went to trial and won a verdict. Neither the federal government (the IRS), nor your state, can tax you on the settlement or verdict proceeds in most personal injury claims. Federal tax law, for one, excludes damages received as a result of personal physical injuries or physical sickness from a taxpayer’s gross income.

  3. Neil St.

    September 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    If you have reached an impasse with the insurance adjuster negotiating your personal injury claim, consider mediation as a way to break the stalemate. Mediation has several potential advantages. It allows you to sit in the same room with the adjuster, which puts a human face (yours) on a claim that is otherwise just a file on the adjuster’s desk. An adjuster may be more likely to give you a reasonable settlement when sitting across a table from you than if you remain merely a set of claim documents and a voice on the phone. Mediation also gets the adjuster to put special effort into your claim, which increases the likelihood that the adjuster will try hard to settle the matter. You need no documents or arguments for mediation that you do not already have from the claims process. And you get a third person — the mediator — to encourage a break in the deadlock. And mediation can be much faster, easier, and less expensive that the alternatives of hiring a lawyer or going to small claims court.

  4. James Hardman

    September 17, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Punitive damages are awarded to the injured plaintiff, but the real goal of these kinds of damages is to punish the defendant for its conduct — to “hit them in the pocketbook,” so to speak — and to act as a deterrent. Since it isn’t unusual for punitive damage awards to top tens of millions of dollars, most states have set some type of cap on punitive damage awards in personal injury cases.

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