When you’re hurt in a severe car accident, don’t wait to act on your claim. Call your Miami car accident attorney for help holding the responsible party to account.
Miami and much of Florida is rainy, busy, and often full of drivers new to the area. Unfortunately, that means an increased potential for car crashes.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, a Miami car accident lawyer can be a crucial asset to holding the at-fault party accountable and recovering the funds you need to pay for your injuries. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we’re singularly focused on helping you, the victim, put together the pieces of your life after a devastating car wreck.
It’s not common that someone walks away from a car or truck accident without injuries. Chances are good that you suffered some injuries that could affect the rest of your life. How do you put a dollar amount on that kind of trauma?
First, account for your medical costs, which will likely be astronomical. Visit your doctor immediately after the accident, even if you feel fine. Insurance companies may claim you couldn’t have been injured in the accident if you didn’t seek help, which indicates that you’re trying to commit fraud. The medical report will serve as evidence.
The following are some common car accident injuries that can be included in an injury claim:
When you’ve been injured in a Miami car accident, identifying who’s responsible financially for your accident may not be as straightforward as you think. For example, it seems like the fault should be on the other driver, right? But, they aren’t always liable for the accident.
For example, let’s say the other car hit a deep pothole and lost control. Although they did hit you, they didn’t cause the accident. The Florida Department of Transportation may instead be named the liable party for not fixing the pothole in a reasonable time.
Identifying the at-fault party may take more time than you realize, which gives you less time build a strong claim. Luckily, your Fischer Redavid PLLC lawyer can help you determine who’s liable for the accident and handle the more complex parts of your claim while you focus on recovery.
You pay into a monthly insurance policy for times like this, right? You trust your insurance company to do right by you when disaster strikes. When the adjuster offers you a settlement, it probably sounds like a lot of money. You’re eager to accept and put this stressful situation behind you. That could be a mistake.
Consumer insurance is a for-profit industry, which means it doesn’t benefit a company to pay out on a claim. Naturally, the insurer will do whatever it takes to minimize your settlement. That often means offering lowball settlements to unsuspecting victims.
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we work to ensure Miami car accident victims aren’t cheated out of the funds they need for recovery. That’s why we’re prepared to fight the insurance company when it tries to undersell your compensation.
You should receive the full amount for your compensation, not a portion of it, so don’t take the first settlement offer your insurance company gives—it may not be a fair one. Talk to your lawyer instead about the maximum compensation you’re eligible for and how we can help.
Unfortunately, both insurance company and liable party won’t want to pay for your financial recovery. That would affect their finances. You can expect them to fight back. They’ll probably have a lawyer’s help, too.
If they have any evidence that you were liable for the accident, they may use that against you to pay less or even nothing for your injuries. For example, they may claim you were texting and driving. Although you may not have actually caused the accident, they may claim you could have avoided the car accident if you had been paying attention.
Because of Florida fault laws, your compensation could be decreased by your percentage of fault. If you’re not prepared to defend against accusations of fault, your compensation could be at risk.
When you’re hurt in a Miami car accident, your compensation can make your physical recovery possible. Without those funds, you could be left in severe medical debt and without a reliable form of transportation. Part of the car accident claim process is calculating the monetary value of your injuries and losses. This is what you and your attorney will demand from the at-fault party.
You should receive compensation for both your financial losses and the emotional and mental toll of a car accident. These are categorized as economic or non-economic damages.
When you’re hurt in a car accident, your economic damages include any expenses that arise from that accident. You may already be concerned about some of those expenses. An ambulance ride isn’t cheap, and you may already have missed work to get treatment for your injuries.
Typically, you already have the bills and expenses for these damages. It may seem like all you need to do is to add them up. However, it’s not always that simple. For example, you may need to miss work due to a planned surgery that won’t happen for months. In these cases, you and your lawyer may work to find the worth of your claim by estimating your future expenses as well as current ones.
Your financial costs aren’t the only expenses that arise from a Miami car accident, though. Many car accident victims don’t realize they have the opportunity to seek compensation for their intangible losses that affect their mental and emotional well-being. These losses should cover the suffering you’ve experienced, such as emotional trauma and lost life enjoyment.
These damages can be hard to calculate because they don’t have a set value like your other expenses, which means insurance companies often neglect or refuse to pay for these losses. However, these losses are just as important as your other losses. In some cases, they affect your life more than your physical injuries.
Your non-economic damages are calculated by determining the impact of your injuries on your health and the severity of those injuries. For example, if you’re a professional athlete, you may receive more compensation for your intangible losses because your quality of life and ability to work is more affected than someone with a sedentary position.
When you’re hurt in a car accident, it’s easy to feel as though you don’t have anyone on your side. Your Miami insurance company may have already refused your settlement or offered you an insultingly low settlement. Worse, you may be worried that you don’t have the time or resources to file a lawsuit and fight for your compensation.
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we understand that following up the worst experience of your life with a lawsuit is a difficult task, and it’s one you may not be up for doing alone. You need someone with experience, knowledge, and resources on your side. We’re here for you.
Our firm offers free consultations, so you have a chance to talk to us about your claim before making a commitment. When you’re ready to talk to a Miami car accident lawyer, give us a call at 954-860-8434 or complete the online contact form below.