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Firm Overview

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.

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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.

Several injuries can occur after a car accident. We find that most people suffer from whiplash because of the way the human body darts suddenly during impact. Scrapes and cuts are also quite common and tend to be caused by various objects. Head injuries and internal bleeding have been experienced by many victims and can be very dangerous. A person can be suffering from one of these two injuries and not know it immediately. We recommend that you always get checked even if you feel fine.

In most accidents, there’s usually a driver who caused an accident and the victim. This is not always the case. Many times a collision happened because more than one person was negligent in the situation. For example, if a driver is tailgating and another suddenly breaks, investigators can conclude that both parties are responsible for the accident.

To determine who’s at fault for a T-Bone accident, investigators have to look at several things. We usually look at which party violated the traffic rule. For example, let’s say one driver says the traffic light was green, and another says they had the right of way. We can use the traffic lights’ automated programming to determine which statement was correct. It’s not always easy to decide things at the scene, so if things go further, get yourself legal representation as soon as possible.

It depends on whether your LTD plan is part of your employee benefits or is a private policy. Long term disability benefits must be processed through the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). This is for employee benefits only. Personal LTD policies are processed through Florida’s contract and insurance laws.

You can do one of two things when your LTD claim is denied. You can appeal the denial, and your insurance company will review new documents submitted by you and decide if the decision should be changed. The other option is to get a lawyer and file a court action lawsuit against the insurance company. Most policies do not require you to go through an appeal process before going to court.

ERISA is the federal law that governs different employee benefits, including disability insurance. It includes particular federal rules about any LTD claim you make. In most cases, these rules mainly benefit the insurance company. It also gives you an exact process when making any long-term disability claim or appealing a decision.

If the attorney you hired operates on a contingency fee basis, you won’t have to pay anything if the lawyer loses the case. With contingency fees, the attorney only gets paid if money is recovered through winning the case or settlement. But in some contingency fee contracts, you may be charged for expenses like court filing fees or costs associated with finding witnesses. These expenses are usually deducted from the money recovered after the case is won or settled. But if the case is lost, you may have to pay these expenses, if stated in the contingency fee contract.

Choose a personal injury attorney with bona fide professional credentials, like being a member of the Florida Bar. Ask them about the structure of their law firm, especially about their legal staff. Go for a lawyer with a winning track record when it comes to personal injury claims. It’s also wise to determine if they’re easy to talk to or what their usual means of communication are.

Choose a personal injury attorney with bona fide professional credentials, like being a member of the Florida Bar. Ask them about the structure of their law firm, especially about their legal staff. Go for a lawyer with a winning track record when it comes to personal injury claims. It’s also wise to determine if they’re easy to talk to or what their usual means of communication are.

Judicial proceedings have more rigid rules compared to filing insurance claims. That’s why it’s essential to choose a car accident attorney with experience with personal injury lawsuits. It also helps to get a lawyer with good connections in the court and with medical professionals. Litigation can be expensive, so picking an attorney with deep resources is also an advantage. Lastly, going for an attorney with a good reputation can also be a factor in getting favorable settlements before trial.

A grocery store in Miami is liable for a customer’s injury after a slip and fall if the supermarket has proven negligence in ensuring its customers’ and employees’ safety. The plaintiff should prove that the supermarket has owed a duty of care, breached that duty, and the breach caused plaintiff’s injuries.

A soft tissue injury due to slip and fall are categorized as sprains, strains, and bruising. Even though they are not usually obvious or severe, they can still threaten those involved’s livelihood.

The person liable for your injury depends on some factors. If the floor you slipped on was dry and free from any danger, then there is little that you can do. But, if the floor is clearly unsafe to walk on (with slipping hazards and inadequate lighting), then you can hold the property owner responsible for your injuries.

Yes, lost wages are considered in your personal injury claims. There are many wages covered by personal injury claims, some of which are hourly wages, overtime, bonuses, sick days, vacation days, perks, and tips. Aside from lost wages, you can also add compensation for your pain and suffering.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP), also known as “no-fault insurance” is part of a typical car insurance policy. PIP is often used to cover the healthcare expenses associated with car accidents. The good thing about PIP is that it covers both the injured policyholder and passengers, even if they are not insured.