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kneeSince most drivers are propelled forward during a car accident, knee injuries are among the most common types of injuries in a car accident. Knee injuries can have devastating and even life-long consequences for an individual. If you or your loved one has sustained a knee injury in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our diligent and hard-working Miami car accident attorneys have the skill, dedication, and experience to handle your case.

Our knees are vital for mobility and comfort during day-to-day activities. As a result, even the most minor strain or tear can have a significant impact on our quality of life. Knee injuries can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. There are a number of ways to injure your knee in a car accident, such as sprains, strains, tears, and broken bones. Symptoms of knee injuries can vary, depending on the type of injury that it is. Some common symptoms include swelling, tenderness, weakness, pain, inability to extend the knee, and grinding or locking when walking.

If your knee injury was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you may be able to recover compensation from that party through a negligence claim. A negligence claim is a civil lawsuit intended to establish liability. Negligence occurs when an injury or death results from a party’s failure to use the level of care and caution that a reasonable person in the same or similar circumstances would have used.

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peopleThe reality is that many individuals, at some point in their lives, may experience injuries resulting from accidents. Whether it is through a car crash, a pedestrian accident, or a slip and fall, when these types of accidents take place, determining liability can be complicated. There are many complex legal theories that may be applicable. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our experienced Miami injury attorneys can analyze the facts of your case and determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for your harm.

When a person is injured in an accident due to the fault of another party, the injured person can typically file a negligence claim against the at-fault party. Negligence is a failure to exercise reasonable care in one’s actions or omissions. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act in the same or similar circumstances. In order to prevail on a negligence claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant owed them a duty of care, that the defendant breached the duty of care owed to the plaintiff, and that the defendant’s breach was a direct cause of the plaintiff’s harm.

The eggshell skull doctrine, also referred to as the eggshell plaintiff rule, is a legal theory that holds an individual legally liable for the full extent of damages sustained by a plaintiff, even if the degree of harm suffered was more than what would typically be suffered by the average person. Put another way, the eggshell doctrine states that a defendant must take a victim as he or she is, and that victim’s sensitivity or frailty is not a defense. The important principle behind this rule is the recognition that the same accident may affect different individuals in different ways.

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WheelchairAccidents can often have long-term and devastating consequences for those involved. In serious cases, accident victims may require amputations to prevent the spread of infection or disease to other parts of the body. If you or someone close to you has had to undergo an amputation or lost a limb, it is important to reach out to the dedicated Miami injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon. We can thoroughly analyze the facts of your case and help you seek compensation for your harm.

The National Loss Limb Information Center reports that each year, about 130,000 people nationwide lose an arm, leg, hand, or other body part. Approximately 1.7 million people currently living in the United States can trace their loss of limb to an accident caused by someone else. The loss of a limb can result from a number of accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, work accidents, boating accidents, defective products, acts of violence, premises liability accidents, or pedestrian accidents.

If your amputation was the result of an accident, you may be able to file a negligence claim against the at-fault party. An individual is considered negligent when he or she fails to exercise reasonable care and causes harm to another person. In order to prevail on a negligence claim, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant had a legal obligation to exercise reasonable care, the defendant failed to adhere to this legal obligation, and the defendant’s failure to exercise reasonable care was the direct cause of the plaintiff’s injuries and damages. Each of these elements must be demonstrated before any compensation can be recovered.

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wheelchairA spinal cord injury can affect every aspect of an individual’s life. On top of the physical pain and discomfort, spinal cord injuries can cost a great deal of money to treat. This can become extremely burdensome for individuals and families to deal with. If you or someone close to you has suffered a spinal cord injury, it is important to seek the help of a qualified Miami injury attorney who can assess the merits of your case.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS) estimates that there are 10,000 to 12,000 spinal cord injuries each year in the United States. NINDS also reports that 40 percent of all spinal cord injuries happen as a result of motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. Spinal cord injuries could also result from slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products (i.e., a faulty seat belt). In each of these scenarios, you may be entitled to compensation.

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