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What Can I Do After a Miami Car Accident?

13 Steps to a Strong Personal Injury Case

Want to build a strong case and earn the best possible compensation for your car accident? A strong personal injury case starts as soon as the accident ends. When you find yourself in the aftermath of a car accident, follow these steps. 

 

  1. Call 911. It is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of everyone involved. 
  2. Make sure you are ok. If you have suffered an injury and are in a safe place, stay put. Wait for help to arrive. 
  3. If you are able to move, begin taking pictures of your accident. Take as many pictures of the damage as you can.
  4. Take pictures of your injuries, if possible. 
  5. Speak with police. Ask for a copy of your statement, and note if you are not given one. 
  6. Save any physical evidence, like photos and statements. 
  7. Avoid saying anything to the other party involved. For instance, never say “I’m sorry!” This can be considered an admission of guilt. 
  8. Do not speak with your insurance company. Sometimes, they will try to contact you while you are still at the hospital!
  9. Follow your doctor’s orders. Even if you feel fine, follow the prescribed treatment given by your physician. 
  10. Save your medical bills from the accident. You may have many bills come in, as any medical treatment may be given by a separate provider. Many people do not realize that the ambulance, EMTs, doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologist, and more are all on separate tabs.
  11. Keep a journal of how you feel after the accident, as some injuries are not visible. Document any feelings of depression or anxiety. Also, document any internal pain you may be experiencing.
  12. Keep everything organized. Get a file folder or binder for everything related to your accident and keep it in one place.
  13.  Follow the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations dictates the amount of time you have after an accident to settle your case. If you want compensation for your accident, you must begin the process within that time frame. Otherwise, you will be ineligible for compensation. In Florida, this time frame is four years from your accident.

By following these steps, you have all the evidence behind you. Your case will feel less daunting and you will have more peace of mind. You will be ready to take on the next part of the personal injury case process- the insurance companies.

What Have I Lost After a Car Accident?

A lot changes after a car accident. For instance, your car may be completely totaled. The bill for these damages may total more than you make in a month. Now, you have no way to ride to work, and no way to earn your paycheck. So, you begin to feel your job is at risk. 

Additionally, you or a loved one may have suffered an injury. These injuries may hinder you from performing adequately at your job and lead to further lost wages. Some common car accident injuries include: 

  • Bumps and bruises. The most common car accident injuries, bumps and bruises may seem harmless. However, they may hide even bigger injuries under the surface. 
  • Broken bones. When a car crushes another car, it may crush or break bones as well. Car accident victims commonly break many bones, not just in one place. These injuries may take several months to heal. 
  • Torn ligaments. Often together with broken bones, torn ligaments usually require reconstructive surgery. These surgeries are often expensive and complex.
  • Burn injuries. Burn injuries are very common in car accidents whenever a fire ignites. However, even when a fire is not present during an accident, burn injuries can occur. Victims may come in contact with hot metal or spilled corrosive chemicals. Depending on the amount of time the victim was in contact with the substance, these can cause first, second, third and fourth degree burns. 
  • Whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head is thrown forward by an outside force. This can cause moderate to severe damage of the neck, spine, spinal cord, head, and brain. Whiplash injuries can cause extreme pain and sometimes lead to death. 
  • Silent internal killers. Internal organs may be damaged without showing any outward signs. The speed of the accident may cause organs to be thrust out of position, causing internal bleeding and other complications. 
  • Spinal injuries. Spinal injuries are among the most terrifying of car accident injuries. These injuries can completely change the victim’s life. A victim may lose feeling and function below the waist or neck, depending on where the injury occurred. 
  • Brain injuries. Any trauma to the head has the potential to cause brain injury. Smaller injuries, like concussions, are very common in car accidents. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause the victim to endure change of personality. Sometimes, the victim may lose functionality of the body. This may cause a complete lifestyle change, where the victim is no longer able to be independent.

Car accidents can also cause wrongful death. Wrongful death happens when a victim is killed due to the recklessness of another. In these cases, the family must pick up the pieces. Ultimately, many families lose a loved one and a source of income, all due to another person’s poor decisions. 

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How Can I Bounce Back After an Accident?

When faced with the repercussions of a car accident, you may feel overwhelmed. However, there are a few ways that you can bounce back afterwards to earn compensation. First, ensure that you have a strong case. Next, make the right decisions with your insurance company. Finally, hire knowledgeable Miami car accident lawyers to fight for you. 

How to: Deal with Your Insurance Company- The Right Way!

Many people think that insurance companies exist to help their clients. Sadly, this is not the case. Insurance companies are for-profit organizations. This means that they want to make the most money possible off of your injuries and damages. 

Insurance companies will do anything to get you to settle fast after an accident. By settling quickly, they get out of paying you the right amount of money. To speed up the process, they may even attempt to contact you as you lay in your hospital bed. So whatever you do, never settle with your insurance company immediately after your accident. 

Here are a few more ways your insurance company may try to trick you:

  • Insurance companies may attempt to trick you into saying something incriminating. By determining that the fault of the accident fell on you, they can get out of paying. 
  • You may feel forced to provide medical records before you know the full extent of your injuries. If you settle before knowing the full extent of your injuries, you will not earn full compensation for them.
  • Insurance companies may attempt to undercount medical bills and only cover a few. Make sure they include each one in your settlement.
  • They may attempt subrogation. Subrogation occurs when an insurance company comes back to a client and convinces them to pay the money back.
  • Some companies may use surveillance to collect evidence against you. They do this in an attempt to prove that your injuries are not as extensive as you claim. 
  • Insurance companies may say that you paid for less coverage. Make sure you know what you paid for, and have it documented.
  • They may simply deny your claim, and then ignore any calls or emails from you.

Above all, remember that insurance companies care about money more than your wellbeing. To combat tricky insurance companies, hire the Miami car accident lawyers at Accident Lawyers MIA. Our experienced team has seen it all and we are not afraid to fight back. 

Hire Miami Car Accident Lawyers to Fight for You

A good car accident lawyer will not only help you fight insurance companies. They will also navigate your complicated case. Without extensive legal knowledge, you may not be able to effectively fight your case. However, with a knowledgeable legal team by your side, you know that your case is in the right hands. 

 

What will my Car Accident Lawyer Do After I Hire Them?

With over twenty years of experience, the lawyers at Accident Lawyers MIA know exactly what evidence to use and how to incorporate it into a personal injury case. First, we will organize the evidence and documentation you have collected. Then, our legal team will begin negotiating your case with your insurance companies. Hopefully, we reach an agreement. However, if one cannot be reached, your lawyer will take your case to trial. 

Thankfully, this isn’t on you- our terrific team is on your side to fight hard for your case. You can recuperate while we fight to win you the most compensation possible.

 

What Compensation Can I Win if I Hire a Lawyer?

When you have our Miami car accident lawyers fighting for you, you can earn maximum compensation. You may receive compensation for:

  •  lost wages, 
  • time off work, 
  • medical expenses, 
  • damage to your car, 
  • other property damage and more.

You can even earn monetary compensation for the pain and suffering you endured. For many, this compensation brings new hope to their situation. For those who suffered most, this money is life changing. So, don’t wait. If you suffered a car accident injury in the last four years, you may be entitled to financial compensation. 

 

Accident Lawyers MIA

Here in Miami, accidents happen every single day. When it happens to you, you don’t have to worry. Locally known for our great customer service and excellent results, Accident Lawyers MIA is here to help. Our results don’t lie. We have won over $10 million in compensation for our clients. The best part? You don’t pay a dime unless we win your case. That’s right; we won’t charge you anything until we win you the compensation you deserve. 

Accident Lawyers MIA has over 20 years of experience in all kinds of personal injury cases, not only car accidents. We also offer our services for cases including motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, brain injuries, Uber accidents, dog bites, and wrongful death. Contact us 24/7 for your free case consultation at (305) 363-7855, or visit our physical location at 2151 S Le Jeune Rd, Suite 305. 

When you need legal help, reach out to Accident Lawyers MIA. We are ready to fight for you today!

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