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When you are involved in an accident, it is imperative to determine, first of all, who is at fault and second, if there is insurance to cover for that accident.
Sean M. Cleary
Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the most frequent causes of severe injury and death. Since they can happen at any time, it’s important to be cautious and to know how to react in case you are involved in one.
The usual course of action after a car crash involves collecting evidence, filling in the necessary paperwork, and dealing with insurance companies. If the collision caused you damages of any kind, you are also entitled to file a claim against the other party and get the rightful compensation for your loss. When you do that, make sure you benefit from expert legal representation by contacting us.
What Will The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary Do for You?
We know how common and devastating these events are. Moreover, Miami is one of the cities that registers the highest number of car accidents in Florida. They involve all types of vehicles like passenger cars, trucks, buses, or vans and often lead to debilitating injuries, physical and emotional pain and property damage.
We have a vast experience in dealing with car accidents;
We thoroughly investigate the vehicles with utmost precision;
We know how to determine what type of vehicle defects have been responsible for the crash;
During our investigation, we benefit from the support of car accident re-constructionists and specialists, as well as other technicians that help us determine the liability;
To establish the costs related to any possible injuries, we rely on medical specialists;
We’re experts in negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance companies and settling a case before going to court.
If you are injured in a car accident in Miami, you need to contact a dedicated personal injury attorney. This specialist will help you benefit from a smooth recovery and make sure that your financial needs are covered. The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary has been helping individuals injured in car accidents in numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases across Florida over the past 18 years. We will negotiate with insurance companies and aggressively advocate on your behalf to make sure you recover the just compensation, needed to put your life back on track.
Car Accident Statistics in Miami and Florida
As we previously mentioned, Miami is a frequent scene of car accidents. Here are some statistics that point out how dangerous this situation is:
The highest number of car accidents in Florida takes place in the Miami-Dade County, where roughly 50,000 accidents are registered each year.
Nearly 20% of the car accidents that occur in the Miami-Dade County take place in Miami.
Alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of fatal car crashes. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, someone is injured in a drunk driving vehicular accident every 90 seconds. In 2015, in Florida alone, the number of people who were arrested for drinking under the influence exceeds 61,000.
During the past decade, the number of car accidents in Florida has significantly increased. Between 2005 and 2014, an increment of almost 100,000 accidents was registered.
Each year, more than 300 fatal car accidents are recorded in the Miami-Dade County.
Florida Laws for Car Accident Victims
Some of the most relevant laws regarding car accidents in Florida state that:
Personal injury claims related to vehicle accidents can be brought within four years after the incident occurred.
Injured individuals can negotiate a settlement with the involved insurance company, or they can file a lawsuit if negotiations fail. However, most car accidents are settled in pre-trial stages.
Plaintiffs are eligible to recover damages even if they are partially at fault for the accident.
Find out How Much Your Case Is Worth
Let’s imagine a person travels at high speed and is involved in a collision with another vehicle operated by a driver under the influence of alcohol. In this case, the court might find that the first driver is 40% at fault for the accident, while the second bears 60% of the blame. In this case, the first driver can recover 60% of his damages, while the second driver can recover 40%.
We determine whether a defective product caused the accident, or if a defective product that’s part of the car had a role in causing your injury.
We bring together professionals highly knowledgeable in motor vehicle crash investigation and reconstruction. Most car accident lawyers look only at the liability that falls on the drivers. It’s rare that a car component is investigated for the crash.
Eligibility Requirements in a Car Accident Case
For an injured individual to receive the due compensation after an accident, several eligibility criteria must be met. Firstly, it’s important to keep in mind that a personal injury lawsuit can be filed by the injured individuals themselves, or, in the case of fatal car accidents, by the surviving family members. In this situation, the claim will be for wrongful death.
To have a valid legal car crash claim the plaintiff will have to prove the following:
He or she was involved in a car accident;
The vehicle collision resulted from another person's fault or negligence;
The car crash resulted in injuries;
The injuries led to a significant financial loss.
As a plaintiff, you will have to support your claim with paperwork comprising documents like:
the official accident report
hospital bills and medical reports
your auto insurance policy
car insurance payment proof
the other driver's information
witness information, photos
lost work evidence and other legal documents
When contacting our law firm, please bring along all the related documents, so we can evaluate your car accident case and take all necessary steps promptly.
Get Help with Medical Bills and Lost Wages
The risk of not working with an experienced law firm in a car accident case is that you might fail to receive your rightful compensation. If you or your loved ones have been involved in a vehicle accident, don’t struggle in fighting the other party on your own. We have helped many other people in your situation, and we have the necessary know-how to help you get the best outcome. So, don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible and talk to one of our experts about your car accident.
If you have a problem or have been wronged, Sean Cleary is the man to talk to. Had a fantastic experience with Sean and all of the friendly, helpful and professional staff of the firm. If Sean accepts you as a client and agrees to represent you, you'll be in the best of hands.
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