Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve experienced a personal injury, or even harm to your reputation, you are entitled to compensation for losses caused by the negligence of another – whether the injury was caused with intent or by unintentional negligence.

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At Ward Ruddock, we specialize in personal injury law. When you make a claim with an insurance company, be it your own insurance provider or the insurance company representing the party that caused your injury, your interests and that of the insurance companies conflict.

Our team of expert trial attorneys have one goal: securing fair and honest compensation for clients who experience damage and loss caused by injury. We know how to prove negligence, document the financial impact caused by an injury, and obtain a settlement with maximum compensation.

Case Results

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered from Insurance Companies
  • Direct Attorney Access & Flexible Hours
  • Spanish Language Option Available for Clients
  • Experienced Personal Injury and Property Insurance Attorneys on Staff
  • Over 25 Years of Combined Legal Experience on Your Side

Insurance companies look out for one thing – their bottom line profitability – and going up against them can be intimidating. They will attempt to settle as quickly as possible and release your claim before you call a lawyer. That’s where Ward Ruddock comes in. We help you think about all aspects of your claim and answer questions you may not be thinking about, including:

  • What are your full medical needs? Do you understand the full extent of your injuries?
  • Was there additional damage to property or mental anguish caused to other family members related to your injury?
  • Do you fully understand your policy, what is covered, and what is owed to you?

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do after I am injured in an accident?

The first thing to do is seek medical attention – at an emergency or trauma room if injuries are severe. If injuries are not as severe, take photos and/or videos of the accident scene and your injuries, and get the contact information of any witnesses. If the accident is the fault of another party, contact an attorney, such as Ward Ruddock, as soon as possible.

What determines if I have a personal injury claim or case?

If you are not sure if someone or some entity is to blame, contact an attorney. Ward Ruddock, for instance, can determine if there is a case in which another party is to blame.

How long do I have to file a personal injury case?

This varies by state, but sometimes injured parties have up to a year or more to file a claim. This allows for lingering symptoms of injuries to be identified. As a rule, the sooner the better for filing a claim, or at least consulting with an attorney to determine if a claim is valid.

Should I talk to an insurance adjuster?

Do not talk to an adjuster representing the insurance company without talking to legal counsel first.

How do pre-existing health conditions come into play?

Damages may be reduced if an existing injury exists, but if an accident aggravated an old injury, a claim against the person who caused the re-injury is totally viable.

What if the accident was partially my fault?

There are cases where more than one party is to blame for an accident. The laws vary by state, but oftentimes settlements are determined by the degree of fault and may carry a threshold of who was more than 50 percent at fault for the accident.

How long does it take to settle a personal injury claim?

Not many personal injury cases go to trial. Most end in a settlement agreeable to the injured party and the defendant and/or insurance company. A claim that involves severe injuries and a significant amount of money will take longer to settle as the insurance company will push back harder. If the case is complex or liability is unclear, a settlement may take longer. Hiring an attorney sometimes can motivate an insurer to make a fair offer earlier in the process.

Service Areas

AUTO ACCIDENTS

Our Miami car accident lawyers represent clients in auto accidents, helping them to get compensation for injuries from the responsible party.

Slip and Fall

if you believe you have a slip and fall case call us today, our Miami slip and fall lawyers at Ward Ruddock are ready to assist you with your case.

Negligent Security

Negligent security is the failure to provide adequate security in public establishments.

Truck Accidents

If you are injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer, semi-truck or company vehicle, the company employing the driver may attempt to avoid liability.

Injuries to Children

Each year, millions of children are injured or killed due to negligence, accidents, defective products, and fires.

Product Liability

If you’ve been injured by a dangerous or defective product, Speak with our experienced Miami product liability lawyers at Ward Ruddock. 

DOG BITE

Every dog bite should be taken seriously and our Miami dog bite lawyers can assist you through the entire process.

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