If You Have Been Injured in the Kendall Area, Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
Commonly used as a term to refer to a civil lawsuit that causes an individual to suffer harm or loss, personal injury occurs when an incident results in the injury of the body, mind, or emotional state. Personal injury cases may include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and wrongful death.
Birth Injuries or Death
Home to such recognized hospitals as Kendall Regional Medical Center and Baptist Hospital, an expectant Kendall family may not be thinking about medical error or negligence during their visit. However, medical malpractice can happen anywhere. Medical malpractice in birth injuries is fairly similar to medical malpractice as a whole. Certain criteria must be legally established for a case to proceed. They are a doctor-patient relationship; a doctor who acted wrongly; and a mistake, which caused physical harm to the patient, or resulted in death.
Car and Truck Accidents
Whether driving toward Dadeland Mall for a Sunday shopping day with the family or rushing to make a class in time at Miami Dade College, car accidents happen. Car and truck accidents occur whenever a motor vehicle is involved in an incident, on or off the roadways, which results in the injury or death of an individual. After a motor vehicle accident, an injured person or surviving family members may be left paying for the damage to a vehicle, medical bills, and loss of compensation. In addition, an individual may need to deal with insurance companies that are often reluctant to pay.
The Kendall area may not have immediate water access, but that doesn’t stop many of its residents from taking on boating as a hobby. Once on the water, an unexpected boating accident may occur. Watercraft injury and boating accidents are defined as collisions, accidents, and casualties, with or without the presence of another vessel, that results in the injury, death, or disappearance of an individual. Boating accidents and boating negligence cases are governed by maritime law.
When seeking treatment at a hospital, medical malpractice may be the last thing you might expect, but unfortunately, accidents and negligence can occur. Medical malpractice arises when accepted standards of care were violated and those violations lead to the injury or death of a patient. Cases may include birth injuries, surgical errors, emergency errors, obstetrician errors, pharmacy, and medicine administration errors, failure to diagnose or misdiagnose, defective medical products, and nursing home negligence.
Slip and Fall
As with any high-traffic area, commercial and residential properties in Kendall are often the scene of construction, renovations, or improvements. The number of individuals, coupled with sometimes hazardous walkways, often leads to slip and fall accidents. An incident may lead to a premises liability claim if hazardous conditions caused a person’s fall. When an individual slips and falls on the property of another and is injured, the property owner may be found negligent. In legal terms, this is known as premises liability. Slip and fall cases may include injuries such as a concussion, broken bones, soft tissue damage, nerve damage, ligament or tendon damage, cuts and bruises, paralysis, and mental health injuries. The degree of injury, when combined with the negligence of a proprietor, will determine how much compensation an injured individual is due.
Construction site injuries are a form of premises liability accident. The only difference is that the incident occurs on a construction site, and the injured person is usually a construction worker. Due to the nature of the job, construction workers are often at risk of serious injury. Common construction-related injuries include head injuries, back, and spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, and electrical accidents.
A defective product causes harm through a manufacturing defect, a marketing defect, or a design defect. Therefore, the product is unreasonably dangerous when considering its intended use. Defective drugs, or medication that is found to be harmful, is also considered a defective product.
Catastrophic Head, Brain, and Back Injuries
Catastrophic head, brain, and back injuries are injuries that result in permanent loss of function in those areas. For example, in the event of a catastrophic brain injury, it is expected that an individual would lose brain function above the brainstem level permanently. Falls are the most common cause of catastrophic head, brain, and back injuries. A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer and can result in paraplegia, quadriplegia, tetraplegia, herniated disks, fractured vertebrae, and nerve impingement.
With more and more businesses in Kendall becoming dog-friendly, the number of reported dog bites may also increase. Dog and animal bite injuries can cause nerve damage, produce serious infections, and leave victims with serious scarring or facial disfigurement. There can also be significant psychological trauma, especially for small children. Any time a dog bite or animal attack occurs in Florida, the owner of the animal is liable for injuries and other damages caused by the attack. In legal terms, this is known as a strict liability standard, which requires no negligence to be proven.
Workers’ compensation is meant to cover the wages of an employee when they are unable to perform their duties due to job-related injuries. Payments may also cover medical expenses and rehabilitation. Under Florida law, most employers are required to purchase worker’s compensation coverage.
Wrongful death occurs when a person dies because of another individual, or a legal entity’s, misconduct or negligence. Most wrongful death claims are a result of negligence, meaning someone was not exercising appropriate or ethical care. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action, even if an individual or entity may also face some criminal prosecution. Examples of wrongful death claims include medical malpractice defective products, accidents at work, car, truck, and aviation accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
Our Experience Representing Accident Victims in Kendall Can Be the Difference
At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, our personal injury law firm is proud of the lawsuit verdicts and personal injury settlements achieved on behalf of our clients. With over 30 of experience, our personal injury attorneys work closely with each individual client and aggressively pursue just compensation every time.
Our results include a collective settlement of $102.7 million for victims of the Florida International University bridge collapse, an $11.9 million settlement awarded by a jury in a medical malpractice case, and a $7.75 million recovery for widow and child as a result of an unfortunate workplace trucking death. These are just a few examples of how our personal injury attorneys fight for the community of Kendall and families throughout Florida. For an extensive list visit panterlaw.com/results.
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