Hialeah, Florida, Personal Injury Lawyer
“Personal injury” refers to a wide field of law in which lawyers help victims of various types of injuries get compensation. In some cases, this involves filing insurance claims and fighting insurance companies to get clients the money they deserve. In other cases, this means taking your claim to court and arguing the case before a judge and jury.
I am Jared Newman, a personal injury lawyer who seeks to help injury victims throughout the Hialeah area get compensation for their damages. This can include damages for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and a wide range of other damages. After an accident, it can be difficult to get back to work and support your family, and this kind of compensation can make a huge difference when your family is in need.
Do not hesitate to call me at my firm, Jared Newman, Esq., today. I can help fight for you and work to get you the compensation you deserve. For a free legal consultation, contact me today at 954-866-1790.
How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
While personal injury cases can technically be handled by the victim, there are numerous reasons why it is better to work with a personal injury attorney. I have experience and tools at my disposal that help me manage your case and fight for compensation.
Focus On Recovery
First, if you are injured and recovering, the last thing you will want to do is handle a personal injury case on your own. I can handle your case for you while you recover, getting the case moving while you focus on recovery. This can help you get compensation faster, which will be necessary if you are injured and unable to work with expensive medical bills racking up.
Second, I have experience handling many types of personal injury claims. I handle car accidents, slip-and-falls, premises liability accidents, defective product injuries and more. My experience dealing with many types of injury cases can help me handle your case. Without this experience on your side, you could be left with many questions regarding how to proceed, when to settle and how far to press your case. I am also licensed and have access to legal research tools. I can use my knowledge of the law to your advantage.
Third, having a representative handle your case has its own logistical benefits. I can calmly and professionally represent your interests. When victims handle their own cases, they tend to be emotionally invested. This can make it harder to interact professionally with the defendant and their attorneys. It can also make it harder to work with judges and may give a bad impression to a jury. Putting distance between you and the problem with the help of a lawyer allows cooler heads to prevail.
Lastly, while there are many other benefits to working with a lawyer, lawyers can also provide case management. I can schedule depositions, gather and preserve evidence, keep track of deadlines and documents, and manage your case for you. Especially if your injury makes it harder to work and keep track of paperwork, this service becomes essential after an injury.
Damages In A Personal Injury Case In Hialeah
Depending on the nature of your accident and the specific injuries you suffered, you may be entitled to different types of damages. Most injury cases deal with two major areas of damages: economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages include compensation for things that have a price attached: medical expenses, therapy bills, lost wages at work, property damage and more. Economic damages can also include other things that you had to pay for because of the injury, such as child care while you were in the hospital.
Noneconomic damages cover things that do not have a clear price associated with them. In many cases, this includes intangible things that other people might not be able to clearly measure or observe. For instance, the mental anguish and emotional distress you face is impossible to put a clear value on, but courts can still pay damages to compensate you for these kinds of damages. The main area of noneconomic damages is “pain and suffering” damages.
Settling Hialeah Personal Injury Cases Versus Going To Trial
In some injury cases, you will end up being able to file a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance. Whether it is auto insurance, homeowners insurance, business liability insurance or some other insurance policy, the insurance company may be able to handle the claim and pay damages without you filing anything in court. However, insurance companies notoriously work to protect their profits instead of paying claims. This means that, even when filing through insurance, having a lawyer advocate for you might be necessary.
If the insurance company is not willing to pay or offers a low settlement, your lawyer can negotiate for higher damages. If negotiations fail, your best option may be to file a lawsuit in court and take the case to trial.
The pressure of a court case on the horizon can help push defendants to settle and pay what they owe you without a trial. However, you should always work with a lawyer to review a settlement offer and get professional advice. This helps you know whether the settlement offer is fair and will cover all your damages.
Call Me At Jared Newman, Esq., Today
If you were involved in an accident and have expensive medical bills, lost wages at work, and pain and suffering damages that you need compensated, call me today at 954-866-1790. At Jared Newman, Esq., I offer free consultations.