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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Personal Injury Attorney in Aventura


A personal injury is a harm caused to your body, mind, or reputation. The most commonly thought of personal injuries are those to your body. These personal injuries generally take the form of a bruise or broken arm and sometimes can be more serious injuries in the form of a spinal cord injury, concussion, paraplegia or even death. The most common causes of personal injuries are:

• Automobile accidents
• Slip and falls
• Animal attacks
• Assaults
• Medical malpractice
• Defective products
• Workplace injuries
• Motorcycle accidents
• Boating accidents
• Nursing home abuse
• Defamation; and
• False arrest.

If you have suffered any type of injury as the result of an act or a failure to act by someone else, you should contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights. The law places a deadline on how long you have to bring a claim. This deadline, known as a statute of limitations, varies from state to state and on the type of claim being brought.

There are an incredible number of lawyers available for a person to select from and it is important to choose the right one. If you find a personal injury attorney in Aventura, Florida make sure that he or she specializes in personal injury. He should be able to accurately assess the merits and weaknesses of your case and approximate its monetary value. He should have experience working with insurance companies and have some trial experience. He should be professional in his service to you by promptly returning your phone calls and keeping you updated as to the status of your case. Finally, you should make sure that you are both in agreement as to the fees and costs for proceeding with the action. Most personal injury lawyers handle cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid from the monetary award or settlement and if you do not win, they do not get paid.

Most personal injury lawyers in Aventura will provide you with a free initial consultation. It is during this consultation that the attorney will determine if he or she will take on your case and a fee agreement between the parties will be reached. During this consultation you should feel free to ask questions, such as asking about trial experience, to make sure that not only are you the right client for them but that they are the right attorney for you.

Disclosure: Although this article provides legal information, it is not and should not be considered legal advice. This article has been provided solely as an educational tool to provide general insight into the law and is not intended as legal advice or a legal opinion. Because specific factual circumstances may alter the manner in which law is applied and/or interpreted, we strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney to be certain that your interpretation of the legal information provided is appropriate in light of your particular circumstances.

Submitted by:
Richard Becker, Esq.
Richard Barak Becker, LLC
Phone: 305-508-7202

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