Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury is an area of law where a claim or lawsuit is brought on behalf of someone who sustains an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury or damage to a personâ€™s property. A personal injury lawsuit is type of civil matter called a tort.
This means that there is no jail time is at stake, but rather the lawsuit is about money. An injury can happen many different ways. Most commonly a personal injury claim occurs when someone is hurt because of someone elseâ€™s negligence. But sometimes the injury can happen as a result of an intentional act, such as a physical assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress or defamation. A person or a company can be found to be liable for a personal injury, thus requiring them to pay compensatory damages, and in some cases punitive damages. Punitive damages are additional penalties for especially dangerous conduct that shows a conscious disregard for the someone’s life or safety.
The most common types of injury cases are car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, pedestrians being hit by vehicles, slip and falls, trip and falls, and injuries caused by defective products like bad pharmaceutical drugs, dangerous machinery, recalled vehicles, and faulty medical devices. The term personal injury also includes wrongful death, medical malpractice by doctors and hospitals and cruise ship, boat and airplane injuries. Just about any type of an injury or death caused by someone else’s fault is a potential personal injury lawsuit. In Florida most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within four years if based in negligence. But cases involving medical malpractice and wrongful death have a two year statute of limitations. Florida’s stautes of limitations are codified in FLA. STAT. 95.11.
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Attorney Alex Perkins has been a Miami personal injury lawyer for 15 years and has handled just about every type of personal injury case. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of someone elseâ€™s negligent or intentional acts, call Attorney Alex Perkins at 305-741-LAWS(5297) or email him at [email protected] for a free confidential case review.
For 20 years Perkins Law Offices has been delivering personal attention to every case. We provide a vast array of legal and consulting services in serious Injury matters. We also handle Property Damage claims as well as Business and Real Estate litigation. We have recovered millions of dollars for our happy clients. Alex Perkins is recognized among the best injury lawyers in miami according to independent publications such as Super Lawyers, Legal Elite, South Florida Legal Guide, and Legal Trend Magazine. He was also recently recognized by the Daily Business Review’s Most Effective Lawyers yearly publication for his success. Mr. Perkins enjoys a 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Seven Figure Lawyers, reflecting the millions of dollars he has recovered on behalf of accident injury victims as a personal injury lawyer in Miami FL. Alexander also is active in the community and proudly served as the President of the Miami Beach Bar Association in 2014 and is currently on its Board of Directors.