Miami Personal Injury Attorneys

Accidents - Personal Injury

Getting injured is bad, its even worse when its not your fault. You’re left dealing with physical, emotional, and financial pain that someone else caused. Luckily, the legal system is fine-tuned to address this scenario. This is called “personal injury law.” If you or a loved one were hurt because of the negligence of another person, you might be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries.


  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip & Fall Accidents and Premises Liability
  • Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Birth Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Injuries
  • Dog Bites

Personal Injury FAQ
How long does a lawsuit take?

From the date of filing to the date of verdict, you can expect a personal injury lawsuit to last around one year or more.

Do I have a personal injury case?

Three Basic Requirements for a Personal Injury Claim

1. The responsible party was careless (negligent).

2. The negligence caused the personal injury.

3. The injury resulted in harm (compensatory damages).

How long after a demand letter does settlement take?

After an agreement has been reached between your attorney and the insurance carrier, the settlement process will take about two to six weeks but this varies from case to case.

How long after a deposition is a case settled?

A personal injury case can settle at any time. A settlement is dependent upon what you are willing to settle for and what the defendant (or their insurance company) is willing to pay to resolve the claim.

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Burn & Fire Injuries

Victims of fires and other burn injuries are often left with physical and psychological scars that leave them with overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, and life-changing pain and suffering. When someone else caused the burn injury because of their negligence — such as an apartment landlord failing to follow fire safety laws or an employer not following workplace safety regulations — the victim may be able to seek compensation for these and other losses.

Car Accident

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and death in Florida and the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that Florida has one of the highest rates of traffic fatalities per year. In every accident whether one or more vehicles was involved, at least one negligent driver is usually at fault. All drivers have a duty to safely operate their motor vehicles. Drivers breach that duty by endangering other motorists with their negligent conduct. When this happens, at-fault drivers become liable for any property damage or bodily injury “proximately caused” by their negligence. Negligent driving occurs when the motorist experiences a loss of focus or other impairment of driving skills, causing an accident.

Slip & Fall

Whether it’s an unaddressed spill on a floor, a faulty railing or step, an obstruction of some sort, or any other factor a property owner knew about but did not address, you’re left dealing with a host of issues that were no fault of your own. You don’t have to put up with this. You can file a slip & fall lawsuit against the property owner whose negligence had a negative impact on your life.

Truck Accident

Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident? There are a number of parties such as the truck company and their driver, who may be liable for your losses. It is not uncommon for these parties to deny fault or liability for a crash. Mertz Law Group can help establish liability for your crash, collect evidence to strengthen your claim and help ensure compensation is sought from the appropriate parties. Following a crash, the trucking company and their insurance company will start an immediate investigation of the scene. These companies have specific and detailed procedures on handling truck accident claims designed to limit the recovery of those injured in the crash.

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