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Miami Car Accident FAQ

When you’re hurt in a car accident, you may feel overwhelmed by the options, questions, and difficulties you may face because of your accident. Who can you trust, and what do you need to know about your claim before you take it to court? 

That’s where Fischer Redavid PLLC is different. Unlike other firms, we won’t accept the insurance company’s low-ball offers. We treat all our clients as individuals and never waver in our commitment to your best interests. 

We’re ready and willing to fight for you in court with proven, aggressive litigation strategies and we’ll take all the time necessary to explain the process to you. If you have questions, reach out to our lawyers to get the answers you need. In the meantime, check out the questions below to learn more about the car accident cases we can help you with and how we can help you recover. 

What happens if I’m in a car accident with a commercial vehicle?

Sadly, many victims of commercial vehicles suffer from long-term pain or disability. The sheer size of large commercial trucks like 18-wheelers can cause horrific injuries for others in passenger cars. In addition to physical injuries, many people also experience severe emotional trauma and even PTSD.

Insurance companies often try to blame the victim for the crash as part of their defense strategy. They may also argue that they don’t owe you for any significant damages because you weren’t directly hit by the truck or bus but rather were rear-ended by one or more other cars involved in the accident. 

These assertions from insurers sometimes make claims difficult, but not impossible, to prove in court. Fortunately, several layers of insurance are often available. Our lawyers know the nuances of commercial vehicle and trucking laws as well as how to work these types of cases, whether that’s seeking an insurance settlement or filing a lawsuit. 

What if I’m injured in a rideshare accident?

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft are required to carry liability insurance. For example, Uber has a $1 million liability insurance policy in place for passengers, other drivers, bicycle riders, and pedestrians. If there’s more than one person injured in the accident, then each injured person may receive $1 million (capped at $10 million total) under Uber’s policy.

The $1 million liability insurance applies when the driver is on the app and has passengers. If the driver is on the app but doesn’t have passengers riding with him or her, then that driver’s personal insurance policy kicks in. 

If I’m involved in an autonomous driving accident in Miami, who’s liable?

Companies like Tesla have created autonomous vehicles with the capability of driving without a driver’s input. However, the technology is still new and therefore there is some risk associated with them.

There are several parties who could be held liable in an autonomous driving accident, depending on the circumstances of your wreck. The following is a sample of the possible at-fault parties:

  • The manufacturer of the automated driver assistance system (design defect)
  • The manufacturer of the car or vehicle (products liability)
  • The manufacturer of any components used to build or repair the vehicle, such as brakes or engines (supplier liability)
  • The dealer who sold the car to you (dealer liability)

My child was seriously injured while riding in a defective car seat. Can I sue?

When a child is injured because of a car seat defect, you may have grounds for a product liability lawsuit. Families shouldn’t have to needlessly suffer at the hands of a careless manufacturer, especially a car seat maker that is supposed to protect children riding in cars. 

However, you’ll have a limited amount of time to pursue legal action. The product liability statute of limitations in Florida extends four years from the date of the injury. In the cases of wrongful death, the statute is shorter, at two years. Reach out to a lawyer to take action within these time limits. 

Get Answers with a Car Accident Lawyer 

When you’re in a car accident, you can’t control the other driver’s actions, but you can control how you respond. With a team like Fischer Redavid PLLC behind you, you have an opportunity to get answers about your case and take action now. 

When you’re ready to speak about your case, we’re ready to listen, starting with a free consultation. We’re ready to offer the guidance you need when you’re hurt and suffering. To learn more about how a lawyer can help your claim succeed, give our lawyers a call at 954-860-8434. You can also fill out the online contact form below.

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