As a result of our extensive experience and representing clients in the cruise industry, we also gained prominence representing plaintiffs in a variety of cases in maritime and non-maritime matters. The nature of our plaintiff maritime representation does not conflict with our cruise line representation, and we treat our Plaintiff cases with zeal and dedication.
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 Seitz Briggs 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.
Personal injury claims generally arise from injuries caused by someone else’s unintentional conduct, such as negligence. For example, when driving a car, it is reasonable to drive the speed limit, 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.
Generally speaking, the damages that can be recovered in Florida for personal injury arising from negligence include:
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.
In general, Florida's statute of limitations for negligence-based personal injury claims is four years. This means you have four years from the date of the accident or injury to file a lawsuit. However, you must file a wrongful death claim within two years of the date of death. Likewise, a medical malpractice claim must be filed within two years of the harmful incident, or within four years of actually discovering the injury.
If the injured party is a minor (under 18 years old) at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations may be extended. Generally, the minor has up to seven years from the date of the injury; if the minor is close to turning 18, the seven-year "clock" starts running on their 18th birthday.
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. If you do not see your particular type of personal claim described on our site, 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 Seitz Briggs in Miami, Florida.