Miami Personal Injury Lawyers
Lawyers Protecting the Seriously Injured in South & Central Florida
Our Miami personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for clients and have secured some of the largest recoveries for personal injury in Florida. Call us, 305-371-2692, for a FREE case evaluation.
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If you were in an accident and escaped unharmed, you should consider yourself fortunate. No amount of money from a lawsuit is worth the pain and emotional trauma of a serious personal injury. If you have suffered a serious injury in Miami, you may need the help of the civil justice system.
Contact us to find out how we can help by calling 305-371-2692.
Receiving compensation following an accident is crucial in recovery. Our team of Miami personal injury attorneys can help you negotiate with insurance companies and others who may be involved in the incident in reaching a full and fair settlement.
At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, in Miami, our personal injury lawyers represent people throughout South and Central Florida who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of others. Whether you were injured in an auto accident, from an unsafe product, from the negligence of a property owner or as the result of medical malpractice, we offer a FREE case evaluation.
The following are examples of the types of injury cases we handle:
- Brain injuries: A brain injury can occur even if there is no outward sign of trauma. Family members are often the first to notice symptoms such as personality change, loss of short-term memory, and difficulty following instructions.
- Paralysis: An injury to your spinal cord can result in loss of feeling and movement below the area of damage. In many cases, the loss is permanent.
- Broken bones: Without proper treatment and rehabilitation, a bone fracture can result in loss of mobility and function.
- Amputation: The loss of a hand, foot, leg or arm is traumatic both physically and emotionally.
- Back injuries: While some back injuries get better in time, others can lead to lasting pain that can make it difficult to work and do the things you enjoy.
- Burns: Few injuries are as painful as a severe burn. The victim is often left with disfiguring scars.
- Pharmaceutical liability: Prescription drug errors and unsafe/dangerous drugs can lead to serious adverse reactions and injuries.
- Surgery: If you suffer an injury that requires surgery, it’s important to demand enough compensation to meet your future medical and rehabilitation needs.
- Death: We represent family members in cases of fatal accidents.
Replacing Lost Wages
A serious accident can take a toll on your finances. You may be facing significant medical expenses, especially if you have a high-deductible health plan. You may also be missing time at work, resulting in lost wages.
At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP in Miami, we understand the legal and financial issues you are facing. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, our attorneys can help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the financial issues you are facing. We represent clients throughout South and Central Florida.
Who Will Replace My Lost Wages?
If you are injured in a car accident in Florida, your personal injury protection coverage (PIP) will pay for 80 percent of your medical bills and 60 percent of your lost wages, up to a maximum of $10,000. However, if you have suffered a severe injury, $10,000 will not go far in paying your bills.
If the accident was caused by someone else, our attorneys can help you seek full compensation for everything you have lost, including current and future lost wages, and loss of earnings potential.
Unfortunately, insurance companies will not pay expenses as you incur them. If they can avoid paying you anything, they will. In the meantime, you will need to find another way to pay your bills until your case is resolved by negotiation or jury verdict. Our lawyers can help you explore your options, such as short- and long-term disability benefits.
Should I Accept A Settlement?
Insurance companies know that you may be under financial pressure. As a result, they may offer a small amount of money to resolve your case. While any amount of money may seem attractive right now, you should not accept less than you deserve. That check will come with a waiver form that will bar you from seeking any future compensation, no matter how serious your injury turns out to be.
For More Information About Replacing Lost Wages After An Accident
Call 305-371-2692, 800-610-9491 or contact us online to receive answers to your questions about lost wages and other concerns you have after an accident. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We offer home and hospital visits.
Why You Need To Obtain Medical Care
Do not let a lack of health insurance or coverage with a high deductible dissuade you from obtaining the medical care you need. If you discontinue treatment because you think you can’t afford it, the insurance company will assume that you are no longer injured — and offer you less money than you deserve. An even worse consequence is that you may find that your injury leads to a chronic health condition.
Until your personal injury case is resolved, you will need to find another way to pay your medical bills. Your options may include:
- Personal injury protection coverage, which is a part of your Florida no-fault insurance;
- Health coverage through your employer;
- A private health insurance policy;
- Medicare; and
Our attorneys will help you choose the best way to pay your medical benefits. We’ll also negotiate with your health insurance plan so you will end up with the most money left in your pocket after your personal injury case is resolved.
You should never accept an insurance company’s settlement offer without discussing your case with a lawyer. Once you accept a settlement and sign a waiver, your case is over. You will not be able to request more money later if your injury turns out to be more severe than you thought.
Personal Injury FAQs
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you almost certainly need an attorney. There are exceptions, of course, and the circumstances surrounding your case will determine the final answer. Our firm offers a free initial consultation so victims of personal injuries can get the answer to this question without risking anything more than a little time to discuss the incident.
The severity of your injuries makes a difference, as does the insurance status of the parties involved in the accident. If you think you don’t need a lawyer because you can negotiate a fair settlement on your own, you should consider the problem from the point of view of the insurance company. It has no reason to bargain fairly with you. It has all the experience and resources on its side. Its adjusters know every trick to give you less than you deserve, and they are not afraid to use them.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
There is no simple answer to this question. In the best-case scenario, you will be fully compensated for everything you’ve lost. That includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and all other economic and non-economic damages. While some of these figures are straightforward, others are not so easily quantifiable. It is vital to present compelling evidence of all the harm you’ve suffered to maximize the compensation you receive following a personal injury.
How Long Will It Take To Receive Full Compensation?
This is another difficult question to answer. It is hard to remain patient while medical bills pile up and you are unable to work. The stress involved is often enough to push an injured person into accepting a settlement offer far below what is reasonable. If your insurance company or the insurance company of the negligent party offers a reasonable settlement, the matter can be concluded in a few months. If a reasonable offer is not forthcoming, it can take longer. At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP, we focus on resolving each case properly in as little time as possible, but we do not recommend accepting less than you deserve to get a quick resolution. While the decision ultimately belongs to the client, an insufficient settlement can lead to disaster in the long run.
Can I Afford an Attorney?
After a personal injury, the thought of taking on an additional expense can be overwhelming. The financial pressure of an accident is tremendous. Fortunately, personal injury cases are handled on contingency. That means that your attorneys are paid a portion of what they obtain for you. The amount an attorney can take is limited by Florida law. On the plus side, contingency fees ensure that your attorney is motivated to get you all the compensation you deserve. Personal injury victims get the benefit of legal representation and insurance companies are not given free rein to trample the rights of innocent victims.
Get Started Today
Don’t let negligent acts leave you and your family struggling to recover and sorting through piles of medical bills. Work with our Miami personal injury attorneys. When you work with our team, you’ll receive honest and transparent representation that will help you maximize your compensation for your losses. Call today for a free initial consultation or contact us online through this form.