Vehement Representationfor Personal Injury Claims

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury, contact us online or call Dunlap Ravis & Miller at (904) 358-2020. For over a decade, Mr. Joseph C. Miller has worked on behalf of victims in Jacksonville, FL, and surrounding areas with diverse personal injury claims to pursue financial compensation to help overcome many of the challenges caused by their injuries. He can provide the focused, vigilant legal representation you need, while you focus on healing. Whether you have been in a car accident, slip and fall, or have lost a family member, he can help you pursue justice and protect your rights.

What is a Personal Injury Case?

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Any accident caused by negligence which leads to someone's injury or death may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. 

A personal injury case is a lawsuit in which an individual has been seriously harmed due to the negligent actions of another individual or entity. This can include premises liability, in which a property owner has allowed a hazard to go uncorrected, as well as drunk driver causing an accident. 

Personal Injury Claims 

While Mr. Miller primarily focuses on car and truck accidents in Jacksonville and nearby communities, he has represented clients involved in a wide variety of accidents, including: 

Regardless of the cause of your injury, you can expect to receive the same level of dedicated service. 

Potential Damages

If the other party is found to be responsible for your injuries, they will be liable for your damages. Your compensation may include:

Compensatory Damages
Compensatory damages are meant to reimburse and make restitution for what you have lost as a result of your injuries. Typically, this is meant to cover both monetary loss and factors that impact your quality of life, such as emotional distress. 
Punitive Damages 
If the court determines that the defendant's behavior has been especially reckless, they may be required to pay punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded above and beyond compensatory damages in some cases and are meant to be a measure to punish the defendant.

The statute of limitations in Florida requires you to file your personal injury lawsuit within four years of the date of your accident. 

The amount of damages you are awarded depends on your role and liability in the accident. Florida follows comparative negligence law. If you are partially responsible for your accident, your damages will be reduced. However, if you have been in a minor automobile accident that did not result in a serious injury, damages are paid by each party's own insurance company since Florida is a no-fault state. 

Proving Liability

In order to secure damages, you are responsible for proving that the other party was negligent and that their actions led to your injuries. It is important to note that the statute of limitations in Florida requires you to file your personal injury lawsuit within four years of the date of your accident. 

Why Hire a Lawyer?

This process is complex and time-sensitive. As such, it essential to hire experienced legal representation. As your personal injury attorney, Mr. Miller can:

  • Ensure the proper steps are taken to establish your claim
  • Complete documentation correctly and promptly
  • Act as an objective third party for sound decision-making
  • Stand against the opposing insurance company's tactics
  • Apply his knowledge base of previous cases 
  • Leverage proven strategies
  • Negotiate the best possible settlement 
  • Provide an aggressive defense if your case goes to trial

Additionally, personal injury services are provided on a contingency basis, meaning no up-front payment is required. Any fees you pay will be deducted from your settlement.

Advocating on Your Behalf

You do not have to seek justice on your own. Mr. Miller is a proud advocate of personal injury victims and takes pride in providing ethical, personalized service at a time when you are most in need. Contact our Jacksonville firm online at (904) 358-2020 to schedule your consultation.

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