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Firm Overview

At Diamond & Diamond, our team of attorneys rely on their reputation in the field and extensive experience in personal injury to provide clients with a dedicated support system over the duration of their case. Residents of Miami often turn to Diamond & Diamond because of their talent, knowledge and willingness to negotiate difficult situations in personal injury. Some of the practice areas we serve, include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Brain Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Animal & Dog Bites
  • Long Term Disability

If you have been injured in an accident, you may have questions that you need answered. We understand completely. That is why we would like to sit down with you and discuss your case. You have the right to seek compensation for your losses and your ability to enjoy a normal life. This includes the right to secure medical expenses and coverage for economic consequences resulting from your injuries. We serve clients across Miami, if you are in need of a serious injury attorney in any city, make sure you know we are here to help.

You will receive attentive, assertive advice and ensure that your rights are protected. We can explain how the process works and what you should expect.

Contact us any time (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys today.

FAQ's

Every person who works has the right to workers’ compensation if they are injured in the workplace. In every state, the law requires all employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthy work environment. If they fail to do so anyone who is injured or becomes sick as a result of their failure can seek workers` compensation. Personal injury lawyers have the necessary experience to be able to take workers through the claim process.

Your employer cannot legally attend a workers ‘comp doctor appointment. They can take you to seek medical help at the time of your injury. But they have no right to be present while the doctor is speaking to or treating you. Nor can they see your medical records. But, usually, as part of the workers’ compensation process, your employer will be given a summary of your medical status Your lawyer will explain what that information consists of.

If you get hurt at work seek medical attention. Tell your supervisor what has happened and make sure that the incident is properly recorded by human resources. Make a mental note of who may have witnessed the incident. As soon as possible speak to a lawyer that has experience of dealing with workers ‘compensation claims. They will help you to build your case and ensure that you do not inadvertently damage your chances of securing a fair payout.

It does not matter whether the dog bit anyone else before; all that matters in a dog bite case is that you can show that the owner of the dog was negligent in preventing the dog bite attack. If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a dog bite accident, you’ll want to share this information with your personal injury attorney immediately.

You can still sue for damages even if you did not get medical attention right away. However, you’ll want to have a dedicated lawyer at your side for this process because you will likely face claims from the other party that your injuries were not that serious if you waited to get help. If you can show that there were reasons why you waited or why you did not know about the severity of your injuries until later, you can still sue for damages in your dog bite case.

You will most likely have to cover your personal expenses for the incident through your health insurance coverage if you cannot locate the owner of the dog who bit you. It’s helpful to have an experienced dog bite lawyer helping you with your entire case because this lawyer will have experience in doing the search for the owner of the dog.

Had the animal that bit you been a pet dog, it would be a straightforward personal injury case. However, a scenario involving a wild animal can seem tricky because people are unlikely to keep untamed beasts on their properties. Fortunately, you can sue a property owner if a negligent act directly contributed to the presence of a wild animal on the property. For example, an owner is directly liable for your injury if unsecured trash bins on the property had lured the animal that bit you.

It does not matter whether the vehicle that injured you was an ambulance or not. The bottom line is, you are the victim of an auto-related accident. There should, therefore, be no reason why you should not sue the hospital or medical facility that owns the ambulance. Doing this involves contacting a law firm that handles auto accident cases, disclosing all facts relating to the accident to an expert lawyer and filing the lawsuit in court.

The One-Bite-Rule refers to a statute that defines dog bite liability. This statute states that once a dog bites someone for the first time, then the dog’s owner is fully liable for any future attacks that the animal inflicts on unsuspecting persons. However, this statute introduces a legal loop whereby a dog owner can claim limited liability when his/her dog attacks for the first time. This outcome is why laws in many US states, including Florida, consider pet owners fully liable for attacks inflicted by their pets.

Unfortunately, no. You file a personal injury suit in a small claims court located within your state. However, these courts typically have judicial jurisdiction that’s limited to the state. This is why it is not possible to sue someone who’s not in your home state. Filing your personal injury case, therefore, requires sending your claims application via mail to a small claims court based in the defendant’s state. You are then required to present yourself at the out-of-state court on trial day.

A dog will be euthanized when you pursue a personal injury lawsuit due to an attack if the following conditions apply to the animal: –

● The dog biting you is a symptom of a rabies infection

● The dog has bitten at least 2 other people in the recent past

● The dog inflicted grievous bodily harm when it attacked you

● The animal had been raised to fight or to attack people Except when the dog has rabies, a hearing must first determine whether the dog is a danger to society before the procedure is carried out.