Injured in an Auto Accident in Miami?
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There are a wide range of factors that can lead to a car accident. Even cautious drivers may be caught in a collision on account of other, negligent drivers or mechanical defects. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, you can trust our firm to provide the legal representation you need.
We can handle a wide range of car accidents, including:
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Hit & Run Accidents
- PIP/No Fault
- Proving Liability
- Rear End Accidents
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists
- Whiplash Injuries
What to Do After a Car Accident
Car accidents should be handled seriously, especially when injuries are involved. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may feel confused and anxious, but the good news is that you do not have to resolve your case on your own. You should make sure that you keep a clear head and focus on following up on certain key steps mentioned below.
The first few moments after a car accident can have a substantial impact on your claim. By following the correct steps, you can set yourself up to have an effective and successful case.
Be sure to follow these ten steps after your accident:
- Stop the car - You must stop after any accident, even a minor one.
- Protect the scene - If it is dark when the accident occurs, put your hazards on.
- Call the police - Your insurer may need a police report even if there are no serious injuries.
- Make an accurate record - Report what happened to police and have any statements recorded.
- Take pictures - Use your cell phone to photograph the accident and damages involved.
- Exchange information - Obtain the names and contact information of everyone involved.
- Seek medical attention - No matter how minor your injuries seem, get medical care.
- Report the accident - Notify your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Maintain a file - Keep all accident-related documents and information organized.
- Call an attorney right away - Consult with a legal advocate as soon as possible.
Remember, it is crucial that you hold on to any documentation regarding your accident and your injuries, whether it be the police report or medical bills and notes from doctors. These are key components of your claim and can go a long way in securing the compensation you deserve.
Stabinski Law is a legal firm committed to representing injured victims of negligence in and Miami-Dade County. Our Miami car accident attorneys have a strong reputation founded on nearly 115 years of combined experience. We have won $500+ million for our clients and are ready to fight for you!
Common Car Accident Injuries
Because car accidents generally involve collisions at dangerously high speeds, they can lead to a wide range of car accident injuries and damages. Drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are all at risk for suffering temporary pain and even permanent disability as a result of such accidents.
Our Miami lawyers handle cases involving various car accident injuries:
Many people are unable to afford the medical treatment required for such injuries—not to mention repairs and other costs. Fortunately, certain legal options may allow them to seek the compensation they need. These include insurance claims and settlement negotiation.
Florida's No-Fault Liability & Your Injuries
Florida is one of a dozen no-fault states that utilizes no-fault insurance laws. This means that as an injured driver, you would typically turn to your own car insurance coverage in the wake of an accident, regardless of whether or not the other driver was at fault.
In the case that your insurance does not cover enough of the damages you have suffered, you may have to take further legal action. In Florida, your injury must be deemed serious enough to be eligible for the $10,000 in coverage Personal Injury Protection (PIP) offers.
To be eligible for a personal injury suit, then, you need to have suffered a serious injury such as, but not limited to, the following:
However, no matter what type of injury you suffered in your car accident, if you need to pursue further compensation to fully cover damages, be sure to discuss your case with our seasoned firm. We can review the details and help you decide if a personal injury lawsuit is the best option.
Compensation for Those Injured in Car Accidents
Depending on the circumstances of an accident and the insurance coverage held by each driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation to cover your losses. In many cases, short- and long-term medical costs require payment exceeding the amount covered by insurance.
Our firm may be able to help you recover the following compensation for your car accident:
- Medical bills and doctor's visits
- Rehabilitation and pain management
- Emergency medical treatment
- Damage to personal property
- Wage loss due to time off work or disability
- Wrongful death damages, including funeral expenses
Unfortunately, you cannot rely on insurance companies to provide the compensation that you deserve. Their goal is to settle a claim for as little as possible, reducing the funds received as you recover from your injuries. Contact our firm for seasoned representation as you work toward favorable compensation. At Stabinski Law, our car accident lawyers can help you negotiate a fair settlement if possible. We are always prepared to fight your case in trial.
You Only Pay Our Firm If We Win!
With Stabinski Law, you never have to worry about being able to afford an attorney. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay a fee up front. In fact, you will not have to pay anything at all unless we win your case. If we are successful, our fees are paid as a percentage of the amount we recover for you. What is there to lose? From our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, the injury lawyers at our firm are ready to provide the dedicated service you need and deserve
You don't have to handle this situation on your own. Call (305) 643-3100 or request your free consultation online.
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