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What is Personal Injury?
A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident or medical malpractice.






Jaime E. Suarez, P.A.

Dedicated for the trial to the settlement of all personal injury cases.

351 NW 42nd Avenue, Suite 201 • Miami, FL 33126
Miami: 305.631.1911 • Broward: 954.704.8123


Morgan & Morgan


At Morgan and Morgan, we are proud of our personal injury department. Each lawyer in the personal injury section is assisted by case managers, litigation paralegals, secretaries and legal assistants. It is our belief that you, our client, should have the best legal representation. To help ensure this, we have assembled these teams to prepare your case and to aggressively make your claim.

Orlando Florida Law Office
Address: 20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-420-1414
Phone: 800-896-2709
Fax: 407-425-8171
Jacksonville, Florida Law Office
Address: 815 South Main Street, Suite 301
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-398-2722
Fax: 904-398-2334


McLuskey & McDonald, P.A.

Personal injury suits are brought by individuals who contend that they have been harmed by the wrongful or negligent action of another party. Medical costs, pain and suffering, long term care, punitive damages, lost wages, and other costs associated with a serious injury may be compensated for in a civil trial. If you need a serious attorney with the resources and skill to back you up, contact us today! Personal injury accidents occur everyday all across the country. We serve clients who have been involved in:

  • car accidents
  • truck accidents
  • construction accidents
  • premises liability
  • medical malpractice
  • boating accidents
  • products liability cases

The Barrister Building
8821 S.W. 69th Court
Miami, FL 33156
Phone: (305) 662-6160
Fax: (305) 662-6164
Call for a free initial consultation


Downs Brill WhiteHead & Sage

Personal Injury - An injury not to property, but to your body. For example, if you slip and fall on a banana peel in the grocery store, personal injury covers any actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in the fall as well as the humiliation of falling in public, but not the harm of shattering your watch.

The Law Firm Miami-Dade, Florida
55 Miracle Mile #200
CORAL GABLES, FL 33143
Phone: 305 444 8226
Fax: 305-444-6773
The Law Firm Broward, Florida
One SW 129th AVENUE SUITE 305
PEMBROKE PINES, FL 33027
Phone: 954 447 3556
Fax: 954-447-3557

The Law Firm Key West, Florida
Phone: 305 852 2290


Law Office of Ada Barreto, P.A.

Ada M. Barreto, P.A. protects the rights of individuals that have been injured in automobile accidents and slip and fall accidents due to the negligence of another party.

782 Le Jeune Road, Suite 643
Miami, Florida 33126-5536
Telephone: (305) 644-1111
Facsimile: (305) 446-0404
Email: amb@adabarreto.com



Iliana D. Ruiz P.A. - South Florida Lawyer for over thirty years.
Our office specializes in personal injury cases, including:

  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Wrongful Death resulting from medical malpractice and accidents.
  • Auto, Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
  • Injuries to Children
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip/Trip and Fall

2600 Douglas Road PH-4
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 446-5528
Fax: (305) 446-0995


Car Accident Statistics

You already know that car accidents needlessly cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year. In fact, they are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 6 and 27. But did you know that in 1999:

  • There were approximately 6,289,000 reported auto accidents in the U.S.
  • About 3,200,000 people were injured in car accidents and 41,345 lost their lives
  • 38% of car accident fatalities involved alcohol
  • 4,695 pedestrians were killed in auto accidents
  • 63% of car accident fatalities were attributed to passengers who were not wearing a seat belt.

 

Definition of Terms 2007 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics

The following terms are defined as they apply to the crash data presented in this publication. These definitions may differ from legal or other uses of the same terms.

Alcohol-related traffic crash A crash involving a driver and/or pedestrian for whom alcohol use was reported (does not presume intoxication).

Bicycle A vehicle propelled solely by human power or a motorized
bicycle propelled by a combination of human power and an
electric helper motor rated at 200 watts or less (this term
does not include a vehicle with a seat height less than 26
inches from the ground when the seat is adjusted to its
highest position, or a scooter or similar device).

Bicyclist The driver of a bicycle. A passenger on a bicycle is
considered a vehicle passenger.

Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) Means any motor vehicle or motor vehicle combination used on the streets or highways which:
1) has a gross, declared, or actual weight rating of 26,001
pounds or more;
2) is designed to transport more than 15 persons, including the
driver; or
3) is transporting hazardous materials and is required to be
placarded.

Driver Unless otherwise indicated, the operator of a motor vehicle
or bicycle. Driver data typically exclude uninjured persons
presumed to have been operating hit-and-run, phantom, or
properly parked vehicles.

Drinking driver Indicates investigating officer's judgment on whether a driver was using alcohol. Codes include alcohol-under influence,
alcohol and drugs-under influence, and had been drinking.

Fatal traffic crash A traffic crash that results in one or more fatalities within thirty days of occurrence.

Harmful events Identifies the first and subsequent harmful events for each vehicle in a traffic crash.

Injury Hurt, damage, or loss sustained by a person as a result of a traffic crash. Definitions for the various injury levels are as follows:

Possible injury No visible signs of injury but complaint of pain or momentary unconsciousness.

Non-incapacitating injury Any visible injuries such as bruises, abrasions, limping, etc.

Incapacitating injury Any visible signs of injury from a crash and person(s) had to be carried from the scene.

Total injury The sum of possible, non-incapacitating, and incapacitating
injuries.

Injury crash A non-fatal traffic crash that results in one or more injuries.

Long form Refers to a crash report prepared by a law enforcement
officer where there has been a crash resulting in bodily injury,
the death of a person or where a specified criminal offense
has been committed.

Moped A motor-powered cycle with a pedal-activated motor and a
maximum of two brake horsepower.

Motor vehicle Any motorized vehicle not operating on rails.
Motorcycle A motor vehicle, with a seat or saddle for the driver's use,
traveling with no more than three wheels in contact with the
ground, excluding a tractor or a moped.

Motorcyclist The driver of a motorcycle. A passenger on a motorcycle is
considered a vehicle passenger.

Short form Refers to a crash report in which the threshold of the long
form does not apply. Therefore, a long form report is not
prepared. In crashes where apparent damage is less than
$500, the law enforcement officer shall provide each party
involved in the crash a short form prescribed by the state, to
be completed by each party of the parties.

Traffic crash A crash involving at least one motor vehicle on a roadway
that is open to the public.

Traffic fatality The death of a person as a direct result of a traffic crash
within thirty days of the crash occurrence.

Vehicle and/or property Loss of all or part of an individual's vehicle and/or property damage only crash resulting from a traffic crash not involving injury to a person.

Vehicle occupants Drivers and passengers of automobiles, vans, trucks, buses, and motor homes.




 


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1. STOP
2. ASSIST THE INJURED
3. PROTECT THE SCENE
4. NOTIFY AUTHORITIES
5. PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION
6. DO NOT COMMENT
7. OBTAIN WITNESSES
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