Personal Injury Representation in Miramar, FL
Miramar, Fl is located in Broward County and part of the larger Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area. While Miramar has a population of just over 135,000, the larger metro area is home to more than six million people. Miramar offers much in the way of cultural education and celebration as well as activities for the family, and access to over 700,000 acres of the Big Cypress Swamp. The city is dotted with small ponds and lakes that provide water access and views throughout the area.
With everything that Miramar has to offer, it’s common for residents and visitors to get injured in a variety of ways. In 2021, Broward County saw over 41,000 total vehicle crashes that resulted in 280 fatalities and over 23,000 injuries. In 2022, there were 4,889 Workers’ Compensation claims in Broward County that resulted in over $118,000 in total benefits. Across the entire state, 1,250 Medical Malpractice Payment Reports resulted in payments of over $382 million in damages in 2022.
In Miramar, Attorney Erika Garnes offers services to help those who have been injured or hurting from the loss of a loved one get the compensation they’re entitled to. Going above and beyond for her clients, and spurred on by her own experience with an accident by way of negligence, Attorney Garnes will fight for you to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and they can have long-lasting consequences. Accidents are often caused by distracted driving, driving under the influence, and negligence. Motor vehicle accidents include accidents in your personal vehicle or in an Uber or Lyft. They also include accidents in which a semi or commercial truck is involved. If you have been injured in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage or emotional harm.
Attorney Garnes will work with you to determine the specifics of the accident and walk you through the steps to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in an accident in Miramar, call Attorney Garnes immediately. She will help you determine if there could be a settlement that results from the accident and she will walk you through the next steps.
Slip and Fall Injuries
If you slip and fall in a public place, it’s often dismissed as an accident and everyone moves on with their day. However, slip and fall injuries can reveal themselves in the days following the fall, and the business may be responsible for providing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm.
After falling in a public place, make sure to take pictures of the area, note who else was present at the time, and determine if you need to visit a hospital immediately. Even if you’re not severely injured, it’s a good idea to get checked out by a doctor and keep a record of all related doctor visits, medications, and paperwork. Attorney Garnes can advise you on how to proceed after the slip and fall, so it’s important to call as soon as possible after the incident.
Getting hurt on the job is tricky. In a perfect world, the company would admit fault or accept Workers’ Compensation claims when necessary. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, and some companies will work to remove fault to avoid paying workers’ compensation claims that can help cover medical expenses and lost wages.
Because it’s not always clear when workers’ compensation is appropriate, it’s important to document the area where the injury occurred and keep a record of any doctor visits that resulted from the incident. You should also consult with an attorney as quickly as possible after the injury. Attorney Garnes will help you get the compensation you deserve if you have been injured on the job.
Florida law requires that victims file medical malpractice claims within two years from the time of the incident or two years from the time the incident should have been discovered, but within four years of the incident. If you believe that you’re a victim of medical malpractice, you don’t have any time to waste. Call Attorney Garnes as soon as you suspect you have been a victim of medical malpractice and she can walk you through the next steps on your way to receiving benefits for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional harm.
Catastrophic injuries can have ripple effects through the victim’s entire life as well as the lives of their family members who will have to care for them following the injury and possibly for years after. Catastrophic injuries include spinal cord injuries, paralysis, blindness, and severe burns, among others. These injuries often result in an inability to work and the need for care from a family member or home care specialist.
Attorney Garnes can help you determine if your injuries qualify as catastrophic and help you get the compensation that will help you and your family resume your lives. Settlements for catastrophic injuries, can include medical expenses, mental health services, home and vehicle modifications, emotional harm, and lost wages for the victim and their caretaker.
In the days and months following a death, seeking compensation may be the last thing on your mind. Pursuing a settlement based on a wrongful death can result in money to cover funeral and medical expenses as well as lost wages and emotional harm. To ease the strain on the family, a personal representative will act on behalf of the family to pursue compensation for a wrongful death that resulted from negligence, recklessness, or an intentional act.
Attorney Garnes Can Be Your Partner Through the Process
Seeking compensation for a personal injury or the death of a loved one can be incredibly stressful, but Attorney Garnes will be your partner throughout the process. She provides services in English and Spanish to bridge language barriers that could hinder the process of getting the compensation you deserve. She knows first-hand the difficulties that can come from an accident. She will work hard for you and fight to get you what you need to move forward!