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Miami Personal Injury Lawyer

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer

You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Miami, Florida. In order to get the money you deserve, you’ll need an experienced Miami personal injury lawyer on your side. Call Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers at (305) 937-0191 to schedule a free consultation.

Our award-winning injury lawyers have a reputation for getting top results for accident victims. We’ve successfully won hundreds of millions of dollars in life-altering compensation for our clients.

Contact our Miami law offices to learn about how our legal team can help you. We work on a contingency fee basis – which means there’s no risk to ask for our help.

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Why Choose Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers To Handle Your Miami Injury Claim?

Why Choose Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers To Handle Your Claim?

The law firm you hire will affect your case: particularly whether you win and how much money you’re ultimately awarded. You need a law firm that insurance companies and other adversaries respect.

You need a firm with a demonstrated ability to win big for its clients. Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers is that law firm.

  • Our founding partner, Sagi Shaked, is double Board Certified in Civil Trial law – making him a bona fide expert in personal injury law
  • We’ve won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients – including several multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts
  • Our lawyers have more than 165 years of combined experience between them
  • We’re recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers and SuperLawyers
  • Our clients and peers have helped us achieve a perfect “10” Avvo Rating

We know how tough life can be after an accident. We’re here to not only make things easier for you, but to make things right. Contact our compassionate Miami personal injury attorneys to set up a free consultation to discuss your case today. We’re always standing by to take your call – 24/7/365.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Your rights to a personal injury case or claim will typically depend on two things:

  • Whether someone else’s negligence caused you harm; and
  • Whether you suffered financial losses related to the accident.

If you suffered an injury but didn’t sustain financial losses, you likely do not have a case. 

Likewise, if you only suffered minimal financial losses, your damages may not justify the costs of a lawsuit. On the other hand, if you incurred medical bills, lost wages, or other financial expenses due to your injuries, you might have a case.

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The best way to know if you have a case is by calling our law firm. Schedule a free case assessment and have our team consider your story.

Our legal team will evaluate your situation and help you understand your rights. If you do have a case, we can discuss moving forward and fighting to get you the money you deserve.

Why Should I Hire a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer?

  • You’re More Likely to Win Your Case: Research shows that you’re more likely to maximize your case and recover more money when you hire a lawyer. According to the Insurance Research Council, individuals who retain a personal injury lawyer recover up to 3.5 times as much as accident victims who handle legal claims on their own.
  • You’ll Level the Playing Field: A personal injury case often pits you against an insurance company for a negligent party. Insurance companies maximize their profits by denying and undervaluing claims. A personal injury lawyer can level the playing field and hold insurers accountable for all your losses, not just some of them. 
  • Insurance Companies Tend to Blame the Victim: Insurance Companies will often blame an injury victim for their accident. Under Florida’s comparative fault rules, they can pay less for your claim if they deflect blame to you. An attorney will challenge their attempts to blame you for your injuries to protect your right to full compensation.
  • You Deserve the Opportunity to Focus On Getting Better: A case is filled with filing tasks, investigative work, and negotiation conversations. However, you need time to rest after your accident. Our Miami personal injury lawyers can handle all the legal legwork required for your claim and get you the compensation you deserve after your accident.

Miami-Dade County Accident Statistics [2023 Update]

There are more vehicle crashes reported in Miami-Dade County than in any other county throughout the Sunshine State. Over the last few years, there have been about 156 crashes every single day in Miami-Dade County.

An alarming trend is taking shape nationwide—more fatalities with fewer miles driven. That’s proving to be true in Miami-Dade County as well.

Over the past three years, traffic accidents in Miami-Dade County have decreased.

The COVID 19 pandemic likely affected the decrease in traffic accidents in Miami-Dade County seen here:

  • 2019: 65,143 traffic accidents
  • 2020: 51,543 traffic accidents
  • 2021: 61,549 traffic accidents
  • 2022: 63,207 traffic accidents
  • 2023: 14,409 traffic accidents (as of 4/13/23)

However, despite a 26.3% decrease in crashes between 2019 and 2020, fatalities increased by 5.3%:

  • 2019: 298
  • 2020: 314
  • 2021: 357
  • 2022: 314
  • 2023: 96 (as of 4/13/23)

The number of crashes in 2022 is higher from 2021, but deaths were down.

Of course, motor vehicle crashes aren’t the only accidents causing serious injuries in Miami-Dade County.

Falls are the number one reason for non-fatal visits to the Emergency Department in Miami-Dade. In 2020, 41,764 people suffered injuries in a fall severe enough to go to the hospital.

People are hurt every day in motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, bus accidents, and more.

Common Types of Injuries & Accident Cases We Handle in Miami, FL

At Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re advocates for injury victims and their family members. Our personal injury lawyers handle all accident claims including:

Car Accidents

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Whether you’re submitting a claim with your insurance company or filing a lawsuit against a third party, getting compensation for car accident injuries can be an uphill battle.

Our Miami car accident attorneys understand the challenges you’re most likely to face as you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. When our law firm takes on a case, insurance companies take notice. That’s because we don’t play the insurance company’s games and are motivated to win for our clients.

Truck Accidents

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Large trucks can do a lot of damage when they’re involved in collisions. Often, truck drivers and trucking companies are responsible for these devastating tractor-trailer wrecks. A prompt investigation, thorough analysis of relevant evidence, and consults with leading experts can make a world of difference in a truck accident victim’s pursuit of compensation.

That’s what our Miami truck accident lawyers set out to do every time we represent victims and families in these types of challenging accident disputes.

Brain Injuries

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Brain injuries are among the most devastating. They can cause excruciating pain and fundamentally change the way an individual has to live their life. The costs to treat these catastrophic injuries can be quite high.

Our Miami brain injury lawyers help brain injury victims seek and secure maximum compensation from those responsible for their trauma. We work closely with brain injury experts so that our clients can walk away with every dollar they need to get better.

Motorcycle Accidents

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With its warm weather and scenic roads, Miami is a fantastic place to ride a motorcycle. But Florida drivers are known for being aggressive, and they don’t always watch out for bikers.

If you were in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. our Miami motorcycle accident lawyers can help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for your medical bills and other damages.

Pedestrian Accidents

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Miami can be a dangerous place for pedestrians, especially during the tourists seasons. Pedestrians are entitled to compensation when they are struck by a car.

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Miami, FL can help you understand your legal rights and options. You could be eligible for a substantial monetary award for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Wrongful Death

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Some accidents have direct consequences for the victims involved. Florida law gives surviving family members the right to sue another party for the wrongful death of their loved one.

If your loved one died in an accident in South Florida, our Miami wrongful death attorneys can help you pursue justice and financial compensation for your loss. Money won’t bring your loved one back, but it can’t help you obtain financial security after your loss.

We also represent clients throughout Southern Florida in cases, including:

Whether you were hurt in an auto accident or suffered an injury on the job, we can help. Let us give you the legal representation you deserve. Call an experienced personal injury lawyer at Shaked Law today to discuss your case.

How Much is My Miami Personal Injury Claim Worth?

It depends. No two cases are the same. The value of your claim will depend on a lot of different factors.

  • What type of injuries did you suffer?
  • How serious are your injuries?
  • What are your current out-of-pocket costs and expenses?
  • What kind of costs will you have in the future because of your injuries?
  • Has your income or ability to bring in money to support your family suffered?
  • Will your injuries result in a temporary or permanent disability?
  • How have you been affected emotionally?

Generally, the more severe your injuries, the higher the case value. 

Miami Injury Attorneys at Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers

Our law firm works closely with leading accident and injury experts. We can rely on them as they assess and analyze the value of your case.

We can be confident that we understand the full impact of your injuries and can more appropriately determine what it’s likely worth. This sets us up for success as we enter negotiations and/or head to court to tell your story to a jury.

Why Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?

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A personal injury claim may be your only way to recover compensation for your losses. If someone else caused your accident, you shouldn’t be on the hook for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

A personal injury attorney can help you maximize your recovery.

What Compensation Can I Recover If I’ve Been Hurt in an Accident?

Accident victims are entitled to compensation for their economic damages and non-economic damages from the one who caused their accident. 

Economic damages compensate for your financial expenses related to your accident, including:

Economic damages also cover future expenses you’ll likely incur due to your accident. 

Non-economic damages cover your non-financial losses, including:

Rare cases qualify for punitive damages, which punish a party for egregious misconduct or negligence.

What If I’m Partially At Fault For the Accident?

What If I'm Partially At Fault For the Accident?

You can still recover compensation as long as you’re 50% or less responsible for your accident. Florida’s modified comparative fault rules will reduce your compensation to account for your share of fault.

For example, if you have $30,000 in damages but are 50% at fault, you could only recover $15,000 (50%). However, if you’re 51% at fault, you couldn’t recover any monetary award.

Insurance companies use to blame the victim. If you do nothing, it means that the value of your case could plummet. Or, you might lose the right to get any money, at all.  So, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as you can after getting injured.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

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Most injury lawyers work on contingency. A contingency fee allows victims to avoid the upfront and out-of-pocket costs of legal services. Your payment of attorney’s fees is contingent on the attorney recovering economic award. 

If they obtain compensation for your claim, they will take a pre-agreed-upon percentage of your total settlement or award (usually between 30 and 40 percent).

We have a no win, no fee guarantee. If we don’t succeed in your case, you owe us absolutely nothing. Contact our Miami law office to discuss your case today – your first assessment is absolutely free.

What is Negligence?

Negligence is the basis of most accident claims. A person is negligent when they fail to act like a reasonable person would have under similar circumstances. 

Negligence is composed of four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. 

How Do I Prove Negligence?

To prove negligence, you must be able to show that:

  • Another person owed you a legal duty of care
  • They breached that duty by failing to act reasonably under the circumstances
  • Their conduct was the direct and proximate cause of your injuries, and
  • You’ve sustained damages, as a result.

Your attorney will attempt to show that the at-fault party failed to act like a reasonable person and injured you. Depending on the accident, they might utilize dashcam/surveillance footage, medical records, eyewitness testimony, expert testimony, and other evidence to establish fault.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in Florida?

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in Florida?

Typically, two years. That’s because Florida law sets time limits on personal injury claims known as “statutes of limitation”. 

Under Florida law, most claims have a two-year statute of limitations, including motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases.

Historically, Florida’s statute of limitations gave injury victims four years to file their legal claims. However, the law was revised on March 24, 2023. Therefore, if your Miami accident happened after 3/24/23, you’re subject to the two-year statutory period.

Some cases are subject to different rules. 

For instance, you’ll have a matter of months to act if your case involves the government.

On the other hand, you could also have additional time – above and beyond the set time limit – if certain tolling factors apply. That might be the case if the victim was a minor or an injury isn’t discovered right away.

Keep in mind that you will lose your right to compensation if you don’t file your claim on time. That’s why it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as you can after you or a loved one is injured.

Personal Injury FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from injury victims:

What Should I Do If I’m Injured in an Accident?

If you are injured in an accident, you should:

  1. Gather evidence of your accident as best you can.
  2. Take photos of the scene and your injuries, and exchange contact information with witnesses.
  3. If you are in a car accident, call 911 and ask law enforcement to file an accident report.
  4. Seek medical attention right away. Receiving prompt medical care will provide documentation of your injuries and damages if you decide to file an injury claim.
  5. Contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. Most personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation.

Speaking to a personal injury law firm will help protect your rights to compensation after the accident.

What is a Personal Injury Case?

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A personal injury case is a legal action between an alleged injury victim (plaintiff) and an alleged at-fault party (defendant). These cases are often based on negligence — a person’s failure to use reasonable care.

However, a personal injury case can also cover strict liability actions, such as product liability, defective product cases, and dog bites. Or, it can revolve around intentional misconduct, such as assault. A personal injury case is different from a personal injury claim.

A case occurs in court, whereas a claim typically occurs outside of court between an injury victim and an insurance company. A claim often precedes a lawsuit.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

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Your case will often begin as a claim against the insurer for the person who caused your accident. An insurance adjuster will investigate your claim to confirm that the policy holder caused your accident and injuries. They may accept your claim and pay your damages. Alternatively, they may challenge, undervalue, or deny your claim.

They may claim you share responsibility for your injuries and deserve less compensation. In these cases, it might be necessary to take your case to trial to protect your right to full damages.

How Long Will My Case Take?

How Long Will My Case Take?

No two cases are completely alike. If you have a simple claim and someone else is clearly liable for your accident, your case may only take a few months to settle.

If you have to initiate a lawsuit to recover compensation, your case could take a year or longer. Insurance claims handled outside of court usually have the quickest timeline.

Still, the insurance company will need time to investigate your accident and evaluate your claim. Likewise, you need time to reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) before you settle your claim. If you settle your claim too quickly, you could leave money on the table.

Your Trusted Miami Personal Injury Attorneys

Your Trusted Injury Lawyers

Have you been injured because someone was negligent or careless? Those responsible must be held accountable. Our lawyers are ready to help you make that a reality. 

Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers has been fighting for injured victims in Miami Dade County for more than 14 years. Today, our team is here to fight for you.

Contact our law firm to discuss your legal options. Our Miami personal injury attorneys are available 24/7 to take your call.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Robert moultonRobert moulton ★★★★★ Great team highly-qualified..the bestSam MonemSam Monem ★★★★★ Great attorneys who will fight for you the way attorneys should. Sagi is a great person and a fantastic lawyer and so are his associates.Carl FrancoisCarl Francois ★★★★★ Best firm easy to deal with overall perfect 10 shouts out Corey and sagiDaniel RaymentDaniel Rayment ★★★★★ I can highly recommend Shaked Law to anyone who has suffered an injury. Both Sagi and Cory were completely professional through the entire process. They both were extremely educated on what to do and when to do it. My case required a trial verdict and I can personally say that you will be in good hands when dealing with this law firm.Pedro CastilloPedro Castillo ★★★★★ Totalmente bien atendido y valentina es super activa y profesional, muy agradado de su s labores.Marjorie FredericMarjorie Frederic ★★★★★ Anthony RosenfieldAnthony Rosenfield ★★★★★ I have been a client of the Shaked Law Firm and was extremely impressed with their professionalism and the result obtained. Sagi Shaked and his team were responsive to all my questions and always steered in the right direction. I would highly recommend anyone to Sagi Shaked and the Shaked Law Firm for your personal injury case. As an attorney I have referred Sagi Shaked several cases because of the amazing work he did on my file and my referrals.Dan RoseDan Rose ★★★★★ Thanks to Shaked law firm for Handling an extensive case for me over the last year and a 1/2 and they have been the utmost professional and amazing film to work with Process thank you so much for making it painless for us i love you guysjs_loader

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