A personal injury can happen many different ways. Most commonly a personal injury claim occurs when someone is hurt due to someone else’s negligence such as in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, trip and fall, premises liability case, negligent security at a mall or building complex, dog bites and animal attacks, cruise line injuries, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dangerous products called product liability lawsuits such as for bad drugs pharmaceutical companies or manufacturing or design defects in tools, equipment, toys, batteries, cars, etc. Sometimes the personal injury can happen as a result of an intentional act, such as a physical assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and slander. A person or a company can be found to be liable for a personal injury, thus requiring them to pay compensatory damages, and in some cases punitive damages. Punitive damages are additional penalties for especially dangerous conduct that shows a conscious disregard for the someone’s life or safety. Often times individuals or entities have liability insurance to help pay for those losses. Perkins Law Offices is an experienced Florida personal injury firm in Miami that handles all types of personal injury cases getting the best results for its clients.