Have you been injured in an auto accident, motorcycle crash or a slip and fall? It’s important to hire the best Miami personal injury lawyer law firm who has the experience, creativity and determination to help you recover damages that are rightfully owed to you. At Shamis & Gentile, P.A., our Miami personal injury lawyers represent accident victims and their families throughout South Florida. We represent clients who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones due to negligent, careless, or reckless conduct of others. Andrew Shamis and Angelica Gentile are dedicated to seeking justice and known for providing aggressive and effective legal representation. The firm has a well established reputation in the South Florida legal community as Miami personal injury lawyers who fight until the very end and never settle a client’s case unless it’s a fair and just outcome in the best interests of the client and his or her family.
At Shamis & Gentile. P.A., we are committed to our clients and have a track record of obtaining substantial damages awards and negotiated settlements evidenced by our past case results. Often this requires extraordinary financial investment in case costs and limitless hours of hard work to make sure no client gets less then they deserve. We invest as many resources and as much time as necessary, working around the clock to ensure that each client receives fair compensation for their harms and losses.
Personal injury is a broad term that covers many legal issues. We have successfully represented clients in the full range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those related to:
First, your Miami personal injury lawyers will gather as much factual evidence and any information related to the accident claim. Shamis & Gentile, P.A., will start by requesting copies of the accident or incident report and gather all medical records and bills you have incurred so far. Personal injury claims are usually not finalized until accident victims have completed medical treatment and/or have a good idea of what medical treatment you may need in the future. In the beginning stages, a lawyer will likely obtain statements, go to the accident scene, talk to investigators, and interview witnesses that may have information that can help or even hurt your case. Experienced Miami personal injury lawyers will always conduct a thorough investigation of the case facts so that the legal issues can be analyzed. After careful investigation of case facts, an identification of all negligent and financially responsible parties is completed and a complete understanding of injuries a clients injuries are understood and clients are finalized from medical treatment, then the financial implications can be understood. This process can take many month depending on the severity and type of injuries at hand. Once all of this information is processed, settlement negotiations can begin.
Depending on the type of case a Miami personal injury lawyer may then attempt to negotiate a settlement with the Defendant or responsible parties. These negotiations usually take place with an insurance company representative or other responsible party. If the insurance company or wrongdoer refuses to settle then an injury lawyer may then decide to file a lawsuit on your behalf. A personal injury lawsuit will lay out the legal claims like negligence, product liability, fraud, wrongful death or allegations of wrongdoing against the defendant. The Defendant(s) can be anyone from a person, corporation, or another legal entity. They will be collectively be referred to as Defendants and may have lawyers analyzing the case facts just like your own attorney. Once a lawsuit is filed, the Defendant will have a period of time to respond to the lawsuit. In the State of Florida, Defendants have 20 days to file a response.
After these initial documents, which are called pleadings, are exchanged, the parties enter the discovery period. During discovery, the parties request evidence from each other. They may request records, documents, photographs, statements, and other relevant items. They may also ask to take the deposition of certain parties or witnesses or request medical examinations of injured parties.
After compiling this evidence, the parties may be able to reach a settlement agreement. If no settlement is reached, the parties will go to trial, where they will present evidence in the form of exhibits and witness testimony to argue claims.
Miami personal injury lawyer, Shamis & Gentile, P.A., represent plaintiff’s who have been injured in an accident. South Florida Injury Attorneys are experienced in a variety of claims from Car accidents, Distracted driving, Rear end collisions, Rollover accidents, Motorcycle crashes, Truck accidents, Auto & motor vehicle accidents, Bicycle accidents, Slip and falls/trip and falls. Our law firm is committed to helping our clients obtain legal compensation for harms caused by the negligence of third parties. All cases are handled under a contingent fees. For a free consultation with a Miami injury lawyer call us at 305-479-2299 or email us email@example.com