In Miami, personal injury cases are quite common. Despite the fact that they happen more often than most people realize, many people still don’t understand the basics of handling one when they get hurt. This article talks about a few things you probably did not realize.
Miami is a place that has a lot going on—beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, and a fantastic night life are just a few of the things our city has going for it. People like to get out an move around in Miami, which is great for a vibrant social scene, but it also means the likelihood of accidents is pretty high.
If you like to go out and do things in town, you should know before you go—here are some things you may not have known about how your Miami personal injury case might work.
The First Thing You Need to Do
Any time you are injured because of someone else’s actions or negligence—in fact, any time you are injured, period—the first thing you need to do is get proper medical care. You should not reserve going to the doctor for accidents that appear to be serious. Why? Because not all serious injuries are identifiable right after an accident.
No matter what, your health and safety need to be of primary importance.
How to Begin Building Your Case
You don’t need to wait for the police to show up at the scene or for your attorney to tell you what to do—start collecting evidence as soon as you are able. If your injury does not prevent you, take photographs of the scene and any damage to property. If there is physical evidence of your injuries, take pictures of those as well, but note that bruising may take a while to become visible.
You should speak to witnesses, as well. Write down their contact information in case you need to get in touch with them later. You should also write your memory of the accident in a journal as soon as you can.
Don’t Wait Too Long
In Florida, the Statute of Limitations to file a claim for a personal injury case is four years. However, you need to start the process as soon as possible so that evidence does not degrade while you wait for the process to move forward.
Talk to an Attorney about How to Move Forward with Your Miami Personal Injury Case
If you have been hurt because of someone else’s actions or negligence and you don’t know what to do next, talk to one of our attorneys. We will review your case and help you decide how to pursue compensation, including whether a lawsuit is in your best interest.
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