Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Personal injury and wrongful death claims are generally based upon two types of conduct: unintentional conduct (negligence) and intentional conduct. The circumstances dictate what is reasonable. When driving a car, for example, it is reasonable to keep your eyes on the road, pay attention to the car in front of you, and keep a safe distance. The law requires individuals and businesses to use reasonable care under the circumstances to avoid injury to others.


Intentional conduct is different. It is when an individual or business does something that it knows it should not do but nonetheless does so and causes harm to another. Assault and battery, slander, and libel, to name a few, are examples of intentional conduct that cause harm.

In Florida, the damages that can be recovered for personal injury stemming from negligence, generally speaking, are lost wages, medical expenses, physical injuries, emotional injuries, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and permanent disability. The damages that can be recovered for intentional acts are the same and, additionally, may include punitive damages and attorney’s fees to further punish the wrongdoer.

Our personal injury trial lawyers have many years of experience in Miami and South Florida representing individuals injured through the negligent and intentional conduct of others, be they individuals or businesses. Having successfully tried hundreds of personal injury cases, our attorney team at Mase Mebane Seitz is among the top personal injury lawyers in Florida. Our experience and approach to personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits ensure you will recover the maximum amount. For more information on the basic structure and progression of personal injury lawsuits in Florida, click here.

The various factual circumstances that can give rise to a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Florida are almost limitless. And we can handle them all. Below we discuss some of the more common situations that may require you to seek out the best personal injury attorneys in Florida. If you do not see your particular type of personal claim described below, that does not mean we can’t help you. If you’ve been injured and want to find out if you have a personal injury claim, please do not hesitate to give us a call for a free case consultation.

Many lawyers in Miami, South Florida, and across Florida claim to handle personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death claims. Many “sign you up” and try to quickly settle your case to make a fast fee. If they cannot, they refer you to someone else and can receive a “referral fee.” There is nothing wrong with referring a case, and we actively accept referrals. But we are the real deal. We’ll do everything in our power to help you achieve justice in your personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim. If you want dedicated, passionate personal injury lawyers who will do what it takes to win, you want Mase Mebane Seitz in Miami, Florida.