Miami-Dade County had 294 people who died in car crashes during 2016. More than 20% of these fatalities were due to drunken driving and nearly 30% of those killed were pedestrians. If you injured in an automobile accident in Miami you may be able to sue for compensation. To find out we may be able to help recover compensation for you, please fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today.
How Can PIP Insurance Impact My Compensation?
According to Florida Law, drivers are required to have a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. PIP will cover up to 80% of your medical bills (up to $2,500 if your injury is not life threatening and up to $10,000 if it is) after a car crash if you file a claim within 14 days. If your insurance company is denying you payment, contact our motor vehicle accident lawyers for a free evaluation of your proper PIP insurance payout.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
If you get hurt due to a motor vehicle crash, even if the other driver was clearly at fault, you will probably have to fight to recover the compensation you deserve. The other driver’s insurance company may not place a fair value on your claim. In fact, many insurance companies will do everything they can to cut your claim, including minimizing your injuries, alleging that your injuries weren’t caused by the wreck.’ That’s why you should hire an auto accident attorney that will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to help acquire the compensation you deserve.
Highlighted Crash Type: Rollover Accidents
Arrested rollover accidents, or accident which the rollover is stopped abruptly by impact with a fixed object like a tree or pole, have higher rates of serious injury than non-arrested rolls: 89% of occupants in arrested roll vehicles sustained serious head/face/neck injuries, while 38% of occupants in non-arrested rolls sustained serious head/face/neck injuries. Car rollovers are the most common mechanism of spinal fractures. Approximately 7,000 people each year are killed or severely injured in vehicle accidents in which the roof crushes. As many as 50 percent of seriously injured ejected occupants may have received serious initial injuries as a consequence of a crushed roof. Common rollover and roof crush injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal and Neck Injury
- Internal Injuries
- Bone Fractures
- Severe Whiplash
What Will Your Attorney Do For You?
A lawyer will collect proof to bolster your motor vehicle accident claim through an initial investigation. They will perform tasks such as:
- Interviewing medical staff and witnesses
- Collect video and photo footage, along with police reports
- Consult with medical experts to determine the extent of your injuries
- Collect past information about both parties involved in the collision
From the investigation, your lawyer will be able to estimate how much compensation you may be eligible to receive. If the negotiations are unsuccessful, your attorney will determine whether you may be able to file a lawsuit against the insurance company.
Contact Our Miami Car Accident Lawyers
At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys have achieved tremendous success on behalf of clients who were severely hurt in car wrecks. Our lawyers take insurance companies to task and hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.