Did you suffer severe injuries or lose a loved one in a car accident in Miami or a surrounding area in south Florida due to another person’s negligence? An experienced car accident lawyer at Englander Peebles can handle all aspects of the claims process for you and seek the compensation you are due. We want to reduce your stress and allow you to focus on your health and your family.
The at-fault parties in car accidents and their insurance companies are not always willing to accept liability and pay the damages which victims deserve. The Miami car accident lawyers of Englander Peebles fight for our clients and refuse to back down when dealing with insurers. They know we are ready to take cases to trial.
To learn more about the car accident claims process and how we can help you, call or reach us online today. Our Miami personal injury lawyers will provide a timely and free consultation through our Miami office. We can also meet with you at your home or in the hospital – wherever is most convenient for you.
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What are the Common Causes of Car Accidents
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reports that 65,986 total crashes occurred in Miami-Dade County alone in 2017, which marked an increase from the previous year. Our attorneys at Englander Peebles know that most of these accidents are preventable. They result from drivers making careless or reckless decisions. You may be eligible for compensation if another driver did any of the following to cause an accident that harmed you or caused the death of a family member:
- Driving while texting, talking on a cell phone or otherwise distracted
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both
- Driving while fatigued
- Speeding and other forms of reckless driving
- Following too closely
- Running through a red light or stop sign
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Making an improper turn or turning without a signal.
Englander Peebles helps our clients pursue just compensation from negligent drivers who harm them. We also work with those who have suffered injuries in crashes caused by other factors such as defectively designed and/or manufactured vehicles and vehicle parts and improperly designed and/or maintained roads. When we work with you, we will thoroughly investigate your crash to determine the cause and identify all responsible parties.
What Are Common Car Accident Injuries in Miami?
Some people walk away from a car accident without any injuries. However, most people have some degree of physical harm from a crash, including injuries that may not be immediately apparent. For this reason, any person involved in a Miami car accident should consider seeing a doctor as soon as possible. Some of the most common injuries that car accident victims suffer are:
- Sprains and strains
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Soft tissue injuries
- Emotional distress (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Tragically, many car accidents result in fatal injuries. When a person is killed in a car accident, their personal representative may file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for surviving family members.
How Do I Get My Car Fixed After a Miami Car Crash?
Property damage liability covers the damage to a vehicle or other property which a person causes in a crash. At Englander Peebles, we often help people to file property damage claims against at-fault drivers while also helping them to pursue damages for the bodily injuries they have suffered. We know how important it is for our clients to get their transportation issues worked out as soon as possible.
Florida law requires car accident victims to file a lawsuit within a certain amount of time. You do not want to delay in seeking legal representation. Keep in mind: It takes time to investigate a crash and gather critical evidence. It also takes time to prepare a lawsuit for filing.
How Can Our Miami Car Accident Lawyers Help You?
When you contact Englander Peebles, our firm will immediately start an exhaustive and independent investigation of your car accident. We will determine what caused your crash and collect all of the related evidence before we begin examining who should be held liable.
We will then pursue a settlement that covers all of your past and future medical expenses, lost income, diminished future earning ability, pain, suffering, emotional distress and more. If an insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith, Englander Peebles can file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
We believe that having an experienced lawyer on your side will lift significant stress from your shoulders. We will handle all of the details of your case while you relax and focus on your health and family. You can leave handling all of the paperwork and negotiations with insurance companies to us.
We represent car accident victims in Miami on a contingency fee basis. So, you will pay no costs or fees unless we secure compensation for you. Don’t wait to act: Contact us today to get started with a free consultation.