Miami Car Accident Lawyer
Negligent driving takes on many forms. Some common examples of driver negligence include speeding, reckless driving, illegal lane change and swerving, illegal U-turns, careless driving, talking or texting on the phone while driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Say you’ve just been rear ended at a traffic light in Miami. What should you do? Always call the police and file a police report to obtain all necessary information regarding the at fault driver and his insurance, as well as information about the crash and damage reports. Exchanging information on your own with the at fault driver can be risky and may lead to misrepresentations and deception about important details. It is important that you go to the hospital or doctor immediately after the crash or as soon as possible if you have any injuries, even if your injuries appear to be minor. Even minor car accidents can lead to years of neck and back pain if left untreated.
So now that you’re well into your recovery, you’ve no doubt racked up a lot of high medical bills and expenses. Fortunately Florida has a law that says your auto insurance company pays up to $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) benefits to help you pay for your medical expenses, lost wages if you had to take time off of work for your recovery, and a number of other expenses. What about the at fault’s driver’s insurance? Shouldn’t he be responsible for your bills since he was responsible for causing the crash?
In Florida, the at fault party is responsible for all expenses that your PIP doesn't pay, as well as pain and suffering if you have any permanent injury as a result of the accident. The law gets a bit technical, but generally if you have any injury which is expected to be permanent, no matter how small, the law entitles you to make a claim for pain and suffering.
Jason Tuchin and his team of Miami accident attorneys handle car accident cases that arise from all over Dade County, including City of Miami, Miami Beach, Homestead, Coral Gables, Kendall, Aventura, Pinecrest, Cutler Ridge, Miami Springs, Hialeah, and Doral.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a car accident in Miami, an experienced Miami car accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin wants to help you. Call (800) 337-7755 today for your free consultation!