Miami Auto Accident Attorneys
In the state of Florida, anyone who is injured in a car crash is entitled to collect monetary damages for the full extent of their loss. Past and future medical bills as well as past and future income loss are some of the economic damages that may be incurred. Physical pain and suffering are intangible damages that you may also recover compensation for. Permanent scarring, impairment or loss of a bodily function also entitle you to compensation.
Our network of lawyers and staff are experienced, resourceful, and able to help you obtain the maximum compensation owed to you for your losses. Our main office location is in Miami with multiple locations across the state of Florida. Our lawyers make house calls and will be there when you need them most.
Auto Accidents and Florida Law
Under Florida law, you may recover medical expenses and lost wages from your own insurance policy.
The surviving family of someone who has passed away in an auto accident may make a claim with the insurance company for funeral expenses. Provided neither the deceased or other family members are at fault in the accident, Florida law states that the insurance company may not raise rates as a result of filing a claim. The driver at fault and their insurance company are liable for all damages above and beyond what your insurance company covers.
Florida law states that in order to collect monetary damages from the
at-fault driver and their insurance company, you must have sustained a permanent injury with in a reasonable degree of medical probability. This, however, does not require that you have an obvious physical injury requiring the use of crutches or a wheel chair. Monetary damages may be recovered for injuries involving continuing pain and other medical conditions as certified in writing by a doctor as being reasonably permanent.
The at-fault driver's insurance company may select a defense doctor to dispute your injury. The insurance company will try to prove that your injury is not permanent, not the result of the accident but rather a pre-existing condition, or that you are not injured at all.
Preparation for Your Auto Accident Case
There are several variables that determine the amount of damages one can recover from an automobile accident, including whose
insurance company covers the vehicle at fault. Having an attorney who is a skilled negotiater is critical to your case as a comprehensive presentation of your injuries and losses may facilitate the settlement of your case without having to go to trial. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can persuade the insurance company to pay damages based on a skilled presentation of your situation.
A Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney will represent you in your auto repair claim as a courtesy service as long as you agree to attend all doctor and therapy appoints to help you heal quickly and completely.