Miami Car Accident Attorney
Motor vehicle accidents are common in Miami, especially along heavily congested areas like Interstate 95, I-75, the Florida Turnpike, and the Palmetto Expressway. Car crashes can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving victims grappling with physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial burdens. When the unexpected occurs, having a knowledgeable and experienced Miami car accident lawyer by your side can make all the difference in securing the justice and compensation you deserve.
Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Redemption Law understands the unique challenges associated with car accidents in Miami, a city known for its vibrant energy and diverse road conditions. We specialize in representing individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others on Miami’s roads. With a deep understanding of Florida’s intricate legal landscape, we are committed to providing our clients with personalized and effective legal representation.
Miami Car Accident Guide
Why Choose Redemption Law for Your Car Accident Claim?
Here are three reasons why you should retain the Miami car accident lawyers at Redemption Law to represent your interests.
Redemption Law can reduce your stress. Our clients often contact us after one of the worst days in their lives. Once you hire our team, we aim to make every day after that a little easier and brighter. That way, you can focus on your health and well-being.
Redemption Law understands Florida’s confusing accident laws. Florida is one of approximately a dozen states with a no-fault insurance system. That means you file a claim with your own insurance company after a car crash, regardless of who is at fault. While the system aims to be more efficient, it is actually quite complicated. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Redemption Law can help you understand how the no-fault insurance law affects you and guide you through the entire claims process.
Redemption Law stands up to insurance companies. You might assume that your insurance company is on your side, but sadly, that is often not the case. Insurance companies are for-profit entities that intend to minimize their financial exposure. Therefore, your insurance company may try to lowball your payout or deny your claim. An experienced car accident lawyer from Redemption Law can help you understand your rights and negotiate with your insurer for the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Redemption Law Charges No Out-of-Pocket Expenses
At Redemption Law, we believe so strongly in you and your right to compensation that we charge no upfront fees for our representation. Our Miami car accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we succeed in winning your case.
Common Injuries in a Miami Car Accident Case
Motor vehicle crashes can result in serious injuries. Redemption Law helps Miami accident injury victims recover the compensation they need for their accident-related medical bills and other losses.
Common car accident injuries our clients have suffered include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue strains, sprains, and ruptures
- Puncture wounds
- Facial injuries
- Herniated discs
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Crushed or amputated limbs
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Dental trauma
- Wrongful death
How Much Is My Auto Accident Case Worth?
Your car accident case is a unique confluence of facts, figures, and evidence. Once a personal injury lawyer at Redemption Law has the opportunity to evaluate your case, they can provide a more accurate estimate of your case’s value.
Our attorneys base our estimates of personal injury claims on the economic and non-economic losses you suffered in the accident.
Examples of economic losses include:
- Medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgery, doctor’s appointments, medications, rehabilitation, and other medical treatment
- Lost income and benefits if you must miss work due to your injuries
- Repair or replacement costs of your vehicle
- Loss of future earning potential if your injuries result in a permanent disability that prevents you from working
Examples of non-economic losses include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
How Does Insurance Affect Car Insurance Claims?
The car accident lawyers at Redemption Law aim to recover the maximum possible to cover your losses fully. However, in some instances, you might not recover all the compensation you need.
For example, if you file a claim with your own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance for your accident-related losses, you can only recover:
- 80 percent of your reasonable medical expenses
- 60 percent of lost wages
- $5,000 in death benefits (in wrongful death cases)
Note the list above does not include any non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering. You cannot recover compensation for your pain and suffering, mental anguish, or other intangible losses through your PIP insurance.
However, in some circumstances, you could file a third-party claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance or a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. In these cases, you can pursue the full amount of your economic and non-economic losses.
If your case goes to trial, you may ask the court to award you punitive damages. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for their actions and deter such behavior in the future. Courts rarely award punitive damages and then only in cases of intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
Florida law caps punitive damages at three times the amount of compensation recovered for all other losses or $500,000, whichever is greater. In cases where the defendant acted unreasonably dangerously or with the aim of unreasonable financial gain and knew of the high likelihood of injury, the law raises the cap to four times the amount of compensation recovered for all other losses or $2 million, whichever is greater. In cases where the defendant specifically and intentionally acted to harm, the law imposes no cap on punitive damages.
Redemption Law Helps Negotiate With Insurance Companies
Most Miami car accident victims file a claim with their own PIP insurance after a car accident. However, if your injuries are permanent and significant, or if they resulted in permanent and significant scarring, you may be able to file a third-party insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Whether you’re filing a claim with your PIP insurance or against the liable party’s insurance company, you have to deal with insurance adjusters who rarely have your best interest at heart. An experienced accident attorney at Redemption Law can help you maximize your insurance settlement by negotiating aggressively with the insurance company.
You might wonder why you need a lawyer to negotiate with your insurance company on your behalf. Your insurance company will pay you what you need, right? Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Your insurance company’s priority is profit, not your well-being. Therefore, paying you a generous insurance settlement runs counter to their priority, even if your insurance policy clearly should cover your accident-related losses.
With a Miami car accident lawyer from Redemption Law on your side, insurance companies will think twice before taking advantage of you. If they attempt to do so, we will fight back to try to hold them accountable to pay you what you deserve.
Dos and Don’ts After a Miami Car Accident
Based on years of legal experience handling auto accident claims and advocating for Miami accident victims, Redemption Law recommends the following dos and don’ts after a Miami auto accident.
Car Accident Dos
Do prioritize your recovery: Nothing is as important as your health. At Redemption Law, we want our clients to do nothing but take care of themselves after a Miami auto accident. By the time you call our auto accident lawyers, you should have already visited the doctor or emergency room. If not, do so immediately. Getting prompt medical attention and following the doctor’s instructions is essential. Furthermore, your medical records will indicate your economic losses in your claim or lawsuit.
Do hire an auto accident lawyer: Your recovery is only as good as your lawyer. That’s because a good auto accident lawyer can relieve you of the burden of the stress and anxiety of your case, allowing you to devote all your energy to your recovery. Furthermore, hiring an attorney significantly increases your chances of recovering compensation, which you will need to fund your healthcare and support services during your convalescence.
Car Accident Don’ts
Don’t talk to the insurance company: Insurance companies know when you are vulnerable, so they may try to call you immediately after the accident, purportedly to check on you. However, what they’re hoping to do is catch you saying something that they can use to undercut your claim. Therefore, if you get a call from a friendly insurance agent, tell them they should only talk to your lawyer. Then call an experienced car accident attorney at Redemption Law, who can handle all communications with the insurance company thereafter.
Don’t wait too long: Waiting too long to act after a car accident endangers your health and your right to compensation. Under Florida personal injury law, an accident victim must meet specific deadlines to file a claim or lawsuit. For example, Florida law states that accident victims who file a PIP claim must seek initial medical services within 14 days of the accident to have those medical services covered. Furthermore, the Florida statute of limitations states that victims must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident date. Other deadlines may apply, so be sure to contact the personal injury law firm at Redemption Law as soon as possible to get started on your case.
Common Causes of Miami Car Accidents
Car accidents can occur due to a variety of reasons, and they often result from a combination of factors. Here are some common causes of car accidents:
Distracted Driving: One of the leading causes of accidents is drivers being distracted. This can include activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or using in-car entertainment systems while driving.
Speeding: Driving at speeds higher than the posted limits or too fast for road conditions reduces a driver’s ability to react to sudden changes and increases the severity of accidents.
Drunk Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impair a driver’s judgment, coordination, and reaction time, leading to an increased risk of drunk driving accidents.
Reckless Driving: Aggressive and reckless behaviors such as tailgating, changing lanes abruptly, and ignoring traffic signals contribute to accidents.
Running Red Lights and Stop Signs: Ignoring traffic signals and signs can result in dangerous intersections and lead to collisions.
Fatigue: Drowsy driving can impair a driver’s alertness and reaction time, making it more likely for accidents to occur.
Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, uneven road surfaces, and lack of proper signage or lighting can contribute to accidents.
Vehicle Defects: Mechanical failures or defects in a vehicle, such as faulty brakes or tires, can lead to accidents.
Inexperienced Drivers: Inexperienced or young drivers may lack the skills and judgment needed to navigate complex traffic situations, increasing the risk of accidents.
Tailgating: Following other vehicles too closely reduces the time available to react to sudden stops and increases the likelihood of rear-end collisions.
Failure to Yield the Right of Way: Ignoring right-of-way rules at intersections or during lane changes can lead to collisions.
Inadequate Maintenance: Poorly maintained vehicles are more prone to mechanical failures, increasing the risk of accidents.
How Can a Lawyer Help with My Car Accident Claim?
As your dedicated advocates, the experienced Miami car accident lawyers at Redemption Law strive to alleviate the stress and confusion that often accompany car accident claims. We are well-versed in the intricacies of personal injury law, and we stand ready to guide you through every step of the legal process. Here are some ways a personal injury attorney from our firm may be instrumental in helping you with your car accident claim:
Our lawyers have years of experience handling car accident claims. We have knowledge of relevant laws and regulations and can help you understand your rights and navigate the legal process.
Our lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. This may involve gathering evidence such as police reports, witness statements, and medical records to build a strong case.
Communication with Insurance Companies
Dealing with insurance companies can be complex. Your lawyer can handle communications with the insurance company on your behalf, ensuring that your interests are protected. They can negotiate with the insurance adjuster to seek a fair settlement.
Our lawyers can help you assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. They can work to ensure that all relevant damages are taken into account when seeking compensation.
Legal Documentation and Filing
Your lawyer will be familiar with the necessary legal documents and paperwork required for filing a claim. They can ensure that all documents are properly prepared, filed, and submitted within the applicable statutes of limitations.
Negotiation and Settlement
Many personal injury cases are settled out of court. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators and can work to reach a fair settlement with the at-fault party or their insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached, they can prepare for and represent you in court.
If your case goes to court, your lawyer can represent you during the legal proceedings. They will present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and make legal arguments on your behalf.
Legal Advice and Guidance
Throughout the process, your lawyer can provide you with legal advice and guidance. They can answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you make informed decisions about your case.
Contingency Fee Arrangement
Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they only get paid if you receive compensation. This arrangement can make legal representation more accessible, especially if you are facing financial challenges due to the accident.
Contact the Miami Car Accident Lawyers at Redemption Law Today
Redemption Law is proud to represent victims of Miami car accidents in their pursuit of justice and accountability. We are not afraid to take on the big insurance companies because we believe in every client’s right to compensation for their injuries.
If you suffered an injury in a Miami car accident, Redemption Law can guide you through the intricate legal process and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
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