A suburb of Miami, the town of Miami Lakes has a population of over 23,000 residents. It is home to a unique indoor Veteran’s Memorial located at the Royal Oaks Parks Community Center. Miami Lakes offers a total of 99 parks in an area of less than seven square miles, which means there is a park in almost every neighborhood. Attractions in the area include Main Street and Shula’s Golf Club. As in other small American communities, however, people in Miami Lakes can experience unexpected accidents. If you’ve been harmed by the carelessness of another person or a company, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party. At Frankl & Kominsky, our experienced accident lawyers can help you seek the compensation you deserve after suffering an injury in Miami Lakes or the surrounding area. We handle a variety of negligence claims, including car accidents, truck crashes, motorcycle wrecks, slip and falls, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and more.Seeking Damages For Injuries in Florida
If you’ve been hurt because someone else was negligent, you can take legal action and pursue compensation for your harm. Victims can show negligence by demonstrating the following elements:
- The defendant owed the victim a duty to exercise reasonable care;
- The defendant breached this duty by behaving recklessly or carelessly;
- The injured person was hurt as a direct result of the defendant’s breach; and
- The victim incurred damages because of the injuries.
Reasonable care is defined as acting at least as prudently as a reasonably prudent person would have acted in similar circumstances. Essentially, this obligation requires everyone in society to behave in a way that would avoid unnecessary risks of harm to others.
Breaching the duty of care can happen in countless ways. The following examples illustrate incidents from different contexts in which a defendant might have failed to meet this standard:
- A car driver speeding in a thunderstorm
- A truck driver tailgating cars on the highway
- A physician operating on the wrong patient
- A nurse administering the wrong dosage of a drug
- A business leaving electric wires exposed where customers are present
- A restaurant failing to clean up a spill on the floor
Once the victim has established that the defendant breached the duty of care, he or she also must show that the defendant’s breach was the direct and proximate cause of the accident and the resulting injuries. In other words, the victim must prove that he or she would not have been hurt if the defendant had not breached the duty of care, and also that the accident was a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the breach.
An injured person who is successful in a negligence claim may be able to get compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, reconstructive surgery bills, pain and suffering, property damage, lost income and benefits, or any other financial losses arising from the accident. Monetary compensation can come through a settlement or through a verdict. While we aim to resolve matters quickly and get advantageous settlements for our clients, we also can zealously advocate for you in the courtroom.Miami Lakes Lawyers Skilled in Negligence Lawsuits
If you or someone close to you has been harmed in an accident near Miami Lake, you need diligent legal representation. At Frankl & Kominsky, our trusted negligence attorneys will work diligently to get you the compensation you need to reduce the burden of recovery. We take great pride from guiding ordinary people through the legal process, which can become daunting otherwise. Our entire team is here to help you through this difficult time. To learn more about your legal options, contact us online or call us toll-free at (855) 800-8000. We speak Spanish and Creole.