Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments may result in considerable pain and even a temporary or permanent disability. Although these injuries may sometimes occur due to sports or other activities, many soft tissue strains and sprains result from an accident, such as a motor vehicle collision. If you have experienced a soft tissue injury, the knowledgeable Pembroke Pines catastrophic injury attorneys at Cohn & Smith can help you seek fair compensation from the party whose negligence caused the accident.Seeking Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries in South Florida
When someone’s negligence causes harm to an unsuspecting victim, they have a legal right to seek payment for the damages resulting from the accident. These often include past and future medical expenses (such as doctor bills, physical therapy costs, and prescription medications), as well as lost wages and even loss of future earning capacity if the injury will affect the accident victim’s ability to make a living in the years to come. Additionally, compensation for pain and suffering may be available in catastrophic injury cases, including those resulting in soft tissue injuries.
To successfully navigate a negligence claim, an injured person must be able to prove that the defendant owed them a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, that harm to the plaintiff resulted, and that the defendant’s breach of the duty owed to the plaintiff was the proximate and legal cause of the resulting injuries. The plaintiff has the burden of proof in a negligence case and must offer proof that convinces the jury by a preponderance of the evidence in order to prevail.
After an accident happens, the defendant’s insurance company usually assigns the claim to a team of professionals who begin working on the case – and the negligent party’s defense – right away. Meanwhile, the injured person may not talk to an attorney for quite some time. This may make it very difficult for a plaintiff to be able to prove their case once a claim is filed. Thus, a good way to increase your prospects of success in a lawsuit against someone whose failure to act in a reasonably prudent manner resulted in an accident is to talk to an attorney about your case as soon as you can after it happens.Discuss Your Personal Injury Claim with a Pembroke Pines Attorney
A qualified personal injury attorney can help investigate an accident case, work with medical providers to get documentation of the accident victim’s diagnosis and future prognosis, and build a case of liability against the responsible person or entity. To get started on your accident case with a Pembroke Pines lawyer, call Cohn & Smith at (954) 431-8100 or contact us online. We offer a free, confidential case evaluation and accept many cases on a contingency fee contract, so you do not need to wait until you can pay attorney fees upfront to have an experienced professional working on your side of the case. We regularly assist people who need a car accident lawyer or guidance in another personal injury claim throughout the Pembroke Pines area as well as in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Davie, Weston, Sunrise, Tamarac, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Aventura, and cities throughout North Dade County.