North Miami Personal Injury Attorney
Located 10 miles north of downtown Miami is the sixth-largest community in the Miami-Dade County area, North Miami, which is home to approximately 60,000 residents. The city’s motto is “City of Progress,” but individuals who are hurt or have had a loved one injured or killed because of another’s careless acts in North Miami may feel rather stuck. For these individuals, the road ahead may be obscured by worries over unexpected expenses and grief over their losses.
The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky is able to assist these individuals and their families in moving forward with confidence and determination. In the aftermath of a North Miami personal injury accident, our firm will work to help you understand your legal right to compensation and how this right can be best exercised. Contact us today for assistance.Elements of a Successful North Miami Lawsuit
Although individuals can be injured in a variety of ways, every personal injury lawsuit requires the same basic propositions to be proven by the injury victim (called the “plaintiff”) before an order will be entered by a court directing the at-fault party (the “defendant”) to pay the plaintiff monetary damages. These four basic propositions include:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care: In general, every person must behave in a reasonable and careful manner, no matter what he or she is doing. For example, a driver has a legal duty to others on the road to drive his or her car in a careful manner. Likewise, someone who is in charge of a store or restaurant has an obligation to operate the business and maintain the business’s property in a reasonable and careful manner.
- The defendant breached the duty of care: A breach occurs when a person fails to act or behave in the way a reasonably careful manner under the circumstances of the incident. Determining whether someone’s actions are negligent involves considering what an objective and reasonable person would have done under the same circumstances.
- The defendant’s negligent conduct caused the plaintiff’s injuries: This means that there must be a connection of causation between the negligent acts of the defendant and the injuries suffered by the plaintiff. If the defendant’s actions did not cause the plaintiff’s injuries, then there will be no recovery.
- That the plaintiff’s injuries can be compensated with an award of money: If the plaintiff suffered no compensable losses, then there can be no recovery.
Florida law gives injury victims only a short while in which to commence their personal injury lawsuit, so contact The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. by phone or online. Our North Miami personal injury recovery team will work quickly to get you the monetary compensation you need so you can begin rebuilding your life and providing for yourself and your family. Reach out to The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. today by calling 305-821-7333.