According to the Centers for Disease Control, accidents and injuries result in the most deaths for people aged 1 to 44 years of age. The cost of these injuries to victims and families is considerable. In 2005 alone, personal injury expenses cost individuals $406 billion in medical bills and missed time on the job. Motor vehicle accidents accounted for 20% of these injuries, while falls accounted for another 20%. Younger people are most affected by motor vehicle accidents, with these accidents being the leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 5 and 34.
When accidents happen, victims and families suffer. Medical expenses can be immense, time missed on the job can put a strain on family finances, and there may be many more unknowns including questions about the future. Injuries can affect a person’s ability to work and can cause major lifestyle changes for some. Adjusting to life following a major injury can be stressful and difficult for everyone affected. The stress is compounded by the sad fact, that for many individuals who have been injured due to no fault of their own, these expenses and hardships could have been easily prevented had negligent individuals taken due care and caution. For instance, when automobile drivers speed, drink and drive, or fail to follow the rules of the road, accidents can take place, with tragic consequences for everyone involved. When drivers fail to show due caution, the law affords victims of personal injuries the right to seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Suing for personal injury can seem like an overwhelming process at first. Determining the value of an injury, negotiating claims, and litigating claims when necessary, is often a complex process. We represent only personal injury victims and are willing to evaluate what happened to you to see if you are entitled to compensation and if we believe we can get you the compensation you deserve. Our Miami personal injury lawyers look forward to the opportunity to evaluate your car crash or other accident case to see what we can do for you.
Charles Legal, PLLC. is a law firm located in Miami, Florida that practices entirely in the field of all types of accident, injury, and wrongful death cases. This is a boutique law firm that represents clients, giving them the utmost personal attention. Steve Charles, Esq. helps clients in all parts of injury and wrongful death claims, handling cases from initial investigation, through trial, and even appeals.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
If you’ve been injured and intend to seek compensation, you may wonder how much your claim is worth. The process by which your lawyer will determine the value of your claim is sometimes complex. While it might be easy to evaluate your medical bills and rehabilitation expenses, determining an amount to seek in lost wages might be a more involved process. For instance, your lawyer will have to evaluate how long you might be out of work, while also taking a look at your wages prior to your accident. Your lawyer will also determine how much to seek in pain and suffering. Deciding on how much to seek in pain and suffering is a complex process. There is no formula on how to do that and what to seek comes down largely to the specific facts of your case. Our personal injury lawyers will evaluate the unique circumstances of your case to determine what we feel is the value of your claim. Our firm will take the time to carefully look at all factors to do our best to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Charles legal, PLLC. is a personal injury firm that works closely with clients to ensure that all aspects of your case are taken into account.
In some cases, there are maximum compensation allowable under the law. These are called caps. If they apply in your case, we will take them into account and advise you of what they are.
I am proud to give my clients’ cases close attention. Every matter deserves the same level of care and attention despite its size. I am cognizant of the fact that you would be contacting us for help with a difficult and potentially emotional situation. I will be sensitive to this fact and will work with you to determine your best course of action. Charles Legal, PLLC. understands that the time following an accident is often difficult for all parties involved. We work closely with victims and families of personal injury to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. We will do our best to get you the best possible outcome based on the direction you give and your perspective on the case.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
- Car Accidents
- Uninsured / Underinsured
- Bicycle Accidents
- Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Serious Injuries
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Medical Malpractice