According to Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (FLHSMV) In 2020, there were 339,905 automobile accidents. 211,804 people sustained bodily harm and or injury from these crashes. Whilst 3286 fatalities occurred from car crashes, 157 individuals lost their lives due to bicycle crashes and a further 504 due to motorcycle crashes. When you examine pedestrians, or those walking at the time of a car crash, 699 lost their lives, hit and run figures stood at 255 fatalities for 2020.

If you do the math, it works out at approximately 954 car crashes a day in Florida. With a population of just over 21 million. It may be in your best interest to know the legal procedures most follow when they are injured in a car crash. Our Miami Gardens car accident lawyers are here to help. You do have to handle the claims process on your own. Call (786) 686-2857 to get help from our personal injury attorneys.

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How Much Does a Miami Gardens Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay us until your claim has been resolved. Our payment comes from a percentage of the settlement you are awarded. If you do not win your claim you do not have to pay us.

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

After a car accident taking these steps can help ensure you have a strong claim:

Contact First Responders

The first thing you should do after an accident is to contact the police. If the accident seems to be severe you should also ask for other emergency services to be sent.

Check on Other Involved Parties and Do Not Leave

The next thing you should do after having called the emergency services is to check on other involved parties. If they are harmed and you know first aid, or are medically trained, provide assistance. Do not leave, as this could make you liable, and potentially you will face criminal charges.

Exchange Information

At this stage, you want to exchange contact details with other individuals who are involved at the scene. Relevant information would be address, phone number, and email. Even though you are exchanging information, try and keep and correspondence to a minimum.

Record the Scene

Take photographs and photos as records of the scene. Do not neglect the surrounding area and road. This may be vital evidence at a later date. Remember to also take photos and videos of your injuries and those on the other person, this may also be used as evidence.

A man taking photos of damage to his car after an accident.

Never Admit Fault

If you admit fault at the scene, you may be held liable at a later date. Therefore, never admit fault.

Seek Medical Attention

If you are hurt, seek medical attention. Even if you think you are okay it can still be beneficial to see a doctor, as not all injuries show on the surface. Monitor your injuries afterward and keep a record of updates.

Call a Miami Gardens Car Accident Lawyer!

Contact a car accident lawyer to find out if you have a civil case. Your car accident lawyer will guide you through the whole legal process.

What is the Average Settlement For a Car Accident?

In Florida, the average settlement for a car accident is approximately $15,000. For more severe crashes the settlement increases.

When Should I Get a Lawyer For My Auto Accident?

As soon as possible, this will ensure you do not screw up in the legal process. Even if you think nothing may come of the accident, it is always best to consult a lawyer when you have been in a car accident.

Why do I Need a Miami Gardens Car Accident Lawyer?

The first reason you may be inclined to hire a lawyer is due to their knowledge of the legal process. They will be able to guide you through all steps, case preparation, settlements, and trial representation. The process will be confusing for you to navigate alone.

Case Preparation/Filing a Lawsuit

Your lawyer will guide you through the process, they will take on your case preparation, and file a lawsuit on your behalf. Their knowledge of the law and this area will give them an upper hand.

If you say certain things in public, your entire case could be put into jeopardy. A law prepares you for a case, whilst also providing advice on how best to navigate this new legal environment. Insurance companies often try to get individuals to say things that can be used against them in court.

Settlement Negotiation

It is common for individuals to settle too early. A lawyer will stop this from taking place, they will push for you to get what you rightfully deserve. When a company tries to strong-arm you, a lawyer who is used to this will stand up for you.

Trial Preparation & Representation

Your lawyer will then complete all trial preparation and representation if you go to trial. You may not know how to gather evidence so it is best to have a lawyer handle this.

How Much Can I Expect to Receive for My Damages?

In Florida, the average settlement for a car accident is approximately $15,000. For more severe crashes the settlement increases.

What Types of Damages Can I Recover?

  • Economic – You may be able to recover some financial damages which make up for any losses you suffered as a result of the accident.
  • Non-Economic – In Florida, you can claim non-economic damages. It is best you discuss this directly with a lawyer as there is no fixed standard for proving non-economic damages. You can, for example, sue for pain and suffering.
  • Punitive – An individual may be found guilty of a criminal offense in a court of law.

How is Fault Determined in Florida?

In Florida, fault is determined by a principle known as comparative negligence. Therefore, experts determine which individual was a fault,

How Long do I have to File a Claim?

In Florida, you have up to four years to claim for an auto accident.

How Can a Miami Gardens Car Accident Lawyer Help me File My Insurance Claim?

Your insurance company may be reluctant to take your claim as they do not want to pay. In this case, it is best to have a lawyer represent you as the company will take you seriously. A lawyer is also unlikely to get the paperwork wrong. By presenting the information correctly, the claim is less likely to be thrown out.

What Can I do if Insurance Deny my Claim?

Your Miami Gardens Car Accident Lawyer may be able to file an appeal, there may have been information that they overlooked. Lawyers often attain payment for appealed claims.

Do I Have a Case?

You won’t know until a lawyer examines the case. Lawyers know the legal field so they are often strengthened in their position of knowledge.

What if the Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?

In these cases, you must get in contact with your insurance company as quickly as possible. If the other driver is being uncooperative, then you may have to report them to the police.

How Can I obtain an Accident Report in Florida?

In Florida, it cost $10 to obtain an accident report. You must obtain a report after a crash.

Schedule a free consultation with a Miami Gardens car accident lawyer today.

Common Car Accident Injuries

  • Brain Injuries – There are a range of Brain injuries you may experience as a result of a car accident. These include stroke, brain hemorrhage, concussion, and more.
  • Back Injuries – Back injuries which may be sustained include ligament tears, bulging and ruptured disks as well as other conditions.
  • Neck Injuries – `Neck injuries you may endure include whiplash, spinal cord damage and or strain.
  • Head Injuries – Severe head injuries may put pressure on the Brain. The person may find that their speech is impaired, and that they are experiencing.
  • Internal Injuries – Unseen from the outside, signs of internal injuries may be abdominal pain, blood in the urine and sweaty skin.
  • Facial Disfigurement – Mark, condition, or scar which distorts the appearance of the face.
  • Leg & Knee Injuries – Common injuries include sprains, fractures, compound fractures, and tears.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries – Depending on the level of spinal cord injury, some individuals may be unable to walk. This is considered an extremely difficult trauma that may affect a person for years.
  • Death – In the worst accidents, death occurs.

Types of Car Accidents We Handle

Below are a number of different Auto accidents our Miami Gardens lawyers can aid you in:

  • Driving Under the Influence Accidents (Drinks & Drugs)
  • Distracted Driving
  • Head-on Collisions
  • Hit & Run Accidents
  • Rear-End Accidents
  • Reckless Driving
  • Rideshare Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Speeding Accidents
  • Uninsured Motorist

We have a number of experienced lawyers who can provide you with legal counsel in the above areas. With years of experience in this practice, we ensure we will push for your best interests when negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf.

File Your Car Accident Claim With Our Attorneys

You never know when a car crash is going to take place and that makes it even more nerve-wracking when you or someone else is injured. In these circumstances, there is legal counsel which can help you navigate these oftentimes difficult circumstances. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with our personal injury firm if you have any other questions unanswered. We are here to help!

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You can rely on our experience to help you through each step of the claims process.