Following a Miami, FL, car accident, you could face an impossible situation: you need medical treatment and physical therapy to recover from your injuries, but those same injuries prevent you from working and paying for your necessary medical expenses.
If your accident happened due to another party’s negligence, you might have grounds for an injury claim against the at-fault driver. Florida’s no-fault system of auto insurance limits when you can pursue a claim against an at-fault driver. But if you fall into an exception in the no-fault system, you can hire a lawyer and file an insurance claim or lawsuit.
How Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Accident in Miami
At Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers, our Miami car accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience.
They’ve recovered over $100 million in injury compensation for their clients throughout their careers.
Our lawyers have earned many honors and awards, including:
- Board certified in trial law by both the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- Clients’ Choice Award from Avvo
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers from the American Trial Lawyers Association
When you hire us to take on your case, we’ll be able to help by:
- Internally investigating your case to identify the liable parties, collect evidence, and determine all of your damages
- Handling all of the paperwork and communications with the other party
- Negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf and filing a lawsuit if need be
Car accidents can leave you facing both financial and health challenges in Miami, Florida. Contact Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation to discuss the compensation you can seek for your car accident injuries.
How Common Are Miami Car Accidents?
But Miami also has a larger population than any other metropolitan area in Florida. The Miami metropolitan area has over 6.1 million residents, with 2.7 million living in Miami.
Based on population numbers, residents of Miami are less likely to get into traffic accidents than other Florida residents. In fact, the accident rate outside of Miami is nearly three times higher than that in Miami.
Overview of Questions To Ask a Lawyer After a Miami Car Accident
Florida uses a no-fault system of auto insurance.
After minor car accidents in Miami, you’ll file a claim under the personal injury protection (PIP) coverage in your auto insurance policy. Your insurer will pay 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages, and you’ll never need to hire an injury lawyer.
But if your medical expenses exceed the limits on your insurance policy or you’re faced with a significant or permanent injury, you can move outside the no-fault system and pursue a claim against the at-fault driver.
An injury lawyer helps you maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries. They’ll prepare and file your insurance claim under the at-fault driver’s auto insurance and negotiate with the insurer to try to settle your case. If they can’t settle, they’ll file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Some questions to ask an injury lawyer after a Miami car accident include:
Do I Have a Claim?
Car accident cases arise from negligence law. Under Florida law, you will generally have a claim against your own PIP insurance coverage. But if your car accident falls under Florida’s “serious injury” threshold, you might have a claim against the at-fault driver as well. A lawyer can help you determine whether your accident can give rise to this type of claim.
A car accident lawyer can review your crash report, discuss your memories of the accident, and tell you whether the other driver acted negligently.
To win a case, you must also prove causation. To this end, your lawyer can review your medical records and discuss your injuries with you to determine whether you have evidence that the other driver’s negligence caused them.
What Outcomes Can I Expect?
You’ll receive compensation for your economic and non-economic losses when you win or settle your case. Economic losses cover the financial costs of your injury, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity due to ongoing disability
Non-economic losses cover the diminishment in your quality of life caused by your injuries. Examples of non-economic losses include:
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Loss of independence
- Inability to participate in various activities
- Reduction in the enjoyment of life
A lawyer can estimate the compensation you can seek for each of these types of losses.
What Do You Charge?
One of the most common disputes between lawyers and clients centers around legal fees. The easiest way to avoid this dispute is to discuss the lawyer’s fees at the outset of the case.
Ask how much the lawyer charges and what their fee covers. Make sure you also discuss how you’ll reimburse them for any costs they front during your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Miami Car Accident Lawyers
After a Miami car accident, you need a lawyer with the right knowledge, skills, and experience to win or settle your case. Contact Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our veteran legal experts.