Archive for March, 2021

How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer That Can Help With Your Case

Friday, March 26th, 2021

If you’ve recently been injured, finding a lawyer to represent you may be a daunting affair, however, it’s one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. 

Don’t pick the first attorney who comes up on your search or the attorney with the most TV commercials. At A to Z Injury Law, we know the mistakes clients often make and want to guide you into making the best decision. 

Even though you have many lawyers to choose from, you want to find someone who is specifically experienced in personal injury law. That should be your first step (we’ll get into more detail on that). Then, follow the steps below to ensure you find the best person to advocate for your rights. 

Find a Personal Injury Lawyer 

Hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who can get you a large settlement to cover all your medical expenses and additional compensation for pain and suffering. 

Personal injury law is very detailed, so hiring just any lawyer isn’t going to cut it. 

If your lawyer isn’t experienced in this area, you may be more knowledgeable than your lawyer. The personal injury attorneys at A to Z Injury Law are experienced in both large and small cases. We know how to help clients after they’ve had an accident that resulted in injuries. 

If you cannot contact our law firm because you live outside of Florida, find a lawyer you can trust and who has the experience to professionally guide you through these trying times. 

Additionally, you should do your research to ensure your lawyer does not have years of experience in unrelated cases. In general, an attorney who specializes in personal injury law will have a more in-depth perspective and will be better suited to help you get the results you want.

Review Your Attorney

One part of researching your attorney is making sure they’re in good standing with their state and local bar association. Usually, you can get access to referral lists at many of the larger bar associations to find this information. You can also review lawyer directories, which often provide extensive information on the attorney, including client reviews and peer ratings. 

Contact the Attorney

Sometimes, the best way to know if the attorney is right for you is to contact their office and evaluate your experience with them. If they took too long to return your call, if the receptionist was rude or impatient, and if you never had the chance to even speak to an attorney, then it’s time to look elsewhere. 

Contacting the office can provide valuable insight into how well they treat you and handle your case. 

Ask Questions

After you’ve narrowed down your list to a few lawyers, you should call them and ask questions. A few questions you should ask before hiring a lawyer include: 

  • How many of their cases are referrals? 
  • What kinds of cases do they typically handle? 
  • How many cases have they taken to court? 
  • How long have they been handling personal injury cases? 
  • How many cases are they currently handling? 

If you live in Miami and have questions related to your case, or would like a free consultation, contact A to Z Injury today. It’s easy to make mistakes when you don’t have the guidance of a professional attorney. 

Common mistakes include posting about the accident/injury on social media, not filing their claim on time, and not including the proper documentation. Our lawyers will help guide you through the entire personal injury process and make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. 

Your Lawyer Shouldn’t be Afraid of Courtrooms 

Make sure your lawyer has experience taking cases to trial. This may sound obvious, but some lawyers have never stepped inside a courtroom. Instead, they expect their client to accept the first settlement offered by overly aggressive insurance companies. Make sure your attorney can take your case in front of a judge if need be. 

The attorneys at A to Z injury law are trial lawyers who aren’t afraid to battle it out in the courtroom to maximize your recovery. 

A to Z Injury Law Can Help!

If you’ve been recently injured, we know how stressful and frightening this time can be. We’re here to simplify the process and advocate for your rights. Contact us today at (305)677-8325.

What to do if You’re a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

At A to Z Injury Law, we have seen many cases of medical malpractice. In fact, our firm has recovered around $2,350,000.00 in medical malpractice cases. Sadly, medical malpractice is not an uncommon occurrence. 

Johns Hopkins University conducted an eight-year study and found approximately 250,000 counts of medical malpractice each year. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose are the most common causes. 

Medical malpractice should always be taken seriously, as it can lead to mild to severe injuries, and even wrongful death. It occurs far too often in the U.S. 

 

What is Medical Malpractice? 

This is when a medical professional fails to do his or her duties adequately, and as a result, has caused harm, injury, or death to the patient. A medical malpractice lawsuit is among the most challenging of personal injury cases, so it’s important you have everything necessary to move forward with the litigation. 

 

Establishing Proof 

To show proof of medical malpractice, you must be able to prove that there was a relationship between you and the medical professional you are suing. As long as you hired the medical professional to treat your condition, this will be easy to prove. 

Next, you need to prove that the medical professional was negligent. If the doctor’s medical care was not within the “standard of care” protocols, and you were harmed as a result, you need to be able to prove this. In some cases, another medical professional can testify and explain how your doctor or nurse didn’t follow the accepted protocols. 

Additionally, you will need to prove that the doctor’s negligence caused harm or injury or wrongful death of a loved one. There are cases where medical professionals were negligent, but negligence may not have caused the patient’s injury or death. 

For example, if a patient was admitted for a life-threatening condition, that condition may have resulted in the patient’s death. You must prove that, not only was the medical professional negligent, but his or her negligence was a direct cause of the patient’s suffering. 

As you can see, it is a very tedious and long process, but necessary if you believe you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice. You may be awarded damages for financial loss, as well as pain and suffering. 

 

Examples of Negligence

Even if you know the doctor did not follow the “standard of care” protocols, you cannot sue for medical malpractice unless you or a loved one has suffered as a result. You can sue for the following forms of negligence:

  • The doctor performed unnecessary surgeries or procedures, which resulted in additional medical expenses, pain, mental anguish, etc.
  • The doctor misread laboratory results, which resulted in the patient experiencing physical pain, mental anguish, etc. 
  • There was a surgical error, which resulted in pain, anguish, kept the patient from returning to work, etc. 
  • The doctor failed to recognize symptoms or misdiagnosed a condition, which resulted in physical pain, mental anguish, etc. 

 

Contact a Lawyer First 

Don’t contact the hospital when you suspect medical malpractice. Do not leave a review about the medical facility or talk about it on social media or online forums. You don’t want to risk the chance of it being used against you in court. The first thing you should do is contact a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice law, like the personal injury attorneys here at A to Z Injury Law. 

Your lawyer will help you file your suit correctly, and quickly. Promptness is crucial to stay within the Statute of Limitation. The timeframe to bring a lawsuit varies depending on the state but often doesn’t give the patient much time to gather their evidence to move forward. In Florida, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is two years from when the patient should have known when a medical professional’s negligence resulted in an injury. Because of this, your first step should be to call a lawyer. 

We Can Help

If you feel like you are a victim of medical malpractice, call the office of A to Z Injury Law today at (305)889-7964. We will provide a free case review.

How to Choose a Biker Attorney in Miami After an Accident

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a frightening situation. While it’s possible to escape a car accident injury-free, this is less of a possibility when you’re riding a motorcycle. Not only do you have the motorcycle to repair (or replace), but there’s the physical recovery to consider, which can drain you mentally and physically, but also take a toll on your finances. 

In many cases, motorcycle accidents are the result of a reckless driver who wasn’t paying attention to the road. If the accident wasn’t your fault, don’t hesitate to consult with a lawyer to seek compensation for the injuries you incurred. At A to Z Injury Law, we want to help you make an informed decision when choosing a biker attorney in Miami, and here’s how you can do just that!   

4 Steps to Choose a Biker Attorney in Miami

When injured in a motorcycle accident, you need the experience of a skilled attorney to represent you. Follow these steps and see why A to Z injury Law hits the mark. 

Act quickly 

When choosing a biker attorney in Miami, your most important step is to act quickly.

Why is it important to act quickly when finding an attorney? The statute of limits for automotive, truck, and motorcycle accident cases in Florida is four years. While this may seem like a lot of time, keep in mind all that goes into building a case. Your attorney will have to establish liability, gather evidence, review medical records, interview/summon eyewitnesses, and plenty more. Additionally, evidence can disappear over time and insurance companies can use any delays as a reason to lower the value of your injury claim. With that, you can see why it’s within your best interest to act fast. 

Do your research

When choosing a Miami biker lawyer, their experience is a valuable aspect to consider. Moving quickly is crucial but don’t forget to perform diligent research and find an injury lawyer

 

Don’t greenlight a law firm because you like their commercials, or it happened to be the first advertisement on your search engine. Choose a lawyer who knows the industry, understands the way insurance companies work and can get you the highest compensation, like Eric Alvarez. a personal injury attorney (https://www.atozinjurylaw.com/our-story) at A to Z Injury Law. 

 

Find a trial lawyer who has experience battling it out in the courtroom, in the event that your case goes to trial. Finally, your lawyer should reside in your county or city, as they have a better understanding of the local court procedures and may know the judge and his/her style. 

Discuss Payment 

Find out how the attorney will get paid. Most attorneys work on a contingency fee, meaning they get paid only if you win. If you do win, they receive a percentage of your settlement as compensation. Don’t be surprised by their fee structure – ask questions at the start so you have a clear idea of what to expect. The more information you get upfront, the less time and unexpected money you’ll end up spending in the future.

Ask Questions

The attorney should provide a free consultation and case review, at which time, you should ask as many questions as necessary. Some good questions to ask are: 

  • What kind of experience do they have? 
  • What is their case strategy? 
  • Are they confident about the case? 
  • Which attorney will handle the case? 
  • What is the possibility of the case going to court? 

Not only should the attorney answer all your questions, but you should feel comfortable with their answers. Never be afraid to ask questions and voice concerns. If you want clarification on filing a legal claim or anything else about the case, your attorney is the best person to speak to. 

We Can Help

Finally, trust your instincts. If you don’t think the attorney genuinely cares about the outcome of the case, find a different attorney. If you’re looking for a biker attorney in Miami who truly cares, contact A to Z Injury Law. We’re committed to providing the best legal representation, but also to making our client’s lives easier after a traumatizing motorcycle accident.

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