Doral Personal Injury Attorney
The City of Doral is just one of Miami-Dade County’s 34 municipalities and is located just one mile from Miami’s International Airport and seven miles from Downtown Miami. For a city of its size, which houses in excess of 100,000 people who work in Miami, Doral is the home of a large number of shops, financial institutions and businesses including Marriott International, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Univision, to name a few. Where there are many people in a living and working in close proximity to eachother, accidents can happen. Doral is no exception.Common Types of Injuries and Accidents
There are several types of injuries that a person may suffer as a result of an accident due to the wrongful or negligent acts of another. Some of these include harm to the:
- Brain, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
- Spine, such as paralysis;
- Organs, including internal bruising and/or bleeding;
- Skeletal system as a result of broken bones;
- Muscles, typically the neck and back; and
- Face due to the impact of the accident.
In addition to physical injuries, many victims also suffer from temporary or even permanent psychological damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional distress, as well as anxiety and depression, to name a few.
Some of the most common personal injury accidents include car, truck, or motorcycle accidents; bicycle and/or pedestrian accidents; boating accidents; medical malpractice; products liability including dangerous pharmaceuticals; wrongful death; workplace injuries; airplane accidents; and defamation, slander, or libel.How Your Action (or Inaction) can Affect Your Award
In some personal injury cases, a plaintiff’s actions or failure to act can adversely affect the monetary compensation awarded in the lawsuit. This is because Florida is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that if you are found to be at fault (even if partially) for the accident that caused you harm, the amount of damages you are awarded will be reduced by the percentage of the fault for which you are blamed.
Moreover, personal injury plaintiffs in Florida have a duty to mitigate damages. In other words, a victim must take steps to minimize injuries suffered both to person and property. Failure to mitigate damages will not only negatively affect a judge and/or jury’s perception of you as a plaintiff, but it will also reduce the monetary damages awarded if the case is successful. Specifically, a personal injury victim must use reasonable diligence in seeking medical attention, must submit to reasonable treatment, and must follow the medical advice of a competent physician. This means you should not delay medical care, seek alternative treatment in lieu of traditional ones, nor refuse treatment. Simply put, a Florida personal injury plaintiff should not act in any way to actively worsen his or her condition and overall circumstances.Legal Advice in Doral
If you or someone you know is considering filing a personal injury lawsuit as a result of injuries suffered from a Doral accident, you should seek out the legal advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. has more than 25 years of experience handling all types of personal injury claims and helping accident victims recover the monetary compensation to which they are entitled. Click here or call us at 305-821-7333 to schedule your initial case evaluation at one of the firm’s several South Florida locations.