If you’ve been in a car accident in Miami, whether the accident is large or small, you may have many questions. Victims face a range of challenges on the road to recovery. Paying medical bills can be difficult, especially if you have had to miss time at work. Determining the degree of negligence or fault is an important first step that your insurance providers or personal injury lawyer in Miami will have to make before you can collect a recovery.
Your car accident will likely be investigated by the police, by your lawyer, and by insurance adjusters. If you’ve been in an accident and wonder whether you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries, here are ten important questions to ask. Of course, the answers to these questions are no replacement for hiring a personal injury attorney in Miami.
- If your accident took place at an intersection, did the other driver hit you while making a left turn?
- Did the other driver fail to obey traffic signals or signs?
- Did the other driver fail to properly signal before turning or changing lanes?
- Did the other driver crash into you in a rear-end collision?
- Was the other driver exceeding the speed limit?
- Did the driver fail to give you right of way if you were hit as a pedestrian?
- Did the other driver fail to turn from the proper lane?
- Did the other driver try to overtake and pass you at an intersection?
- Did the other driver fail to give you proper space if you were hit on a bike?
- Was the other driver drunk?
If you can answer “yes” to any of the above questions, it may be wise to seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer in Miami. A qualified attorney can review the details and facts of your case and determine whether you may be entitled to compensation under the law. The Fireman’s Fund also provides a more comprehensive list of questions drivers can ask themselves after an accident. Asking these questions not only ensures that you receive the compensation you deserve, but it also holds drivers accountable for their mistakes, and makes it less likely that these drivers will make these negligent errors again in the future.
Under Florida Law, you can recover damages even if you are 99% at fault. Florida is a pure comparative fault rule state. Your personal injury lawyer will review your case to determine the other driver’s degree of fault. The more at fault the other driver is found to be, the more money you generally can recover so long as the jury finds the defendant to be at fault.
The Wolfson & Leon is committed to helping accident victims seek the justice they deserve. If you have been in an accident, it is important to act now. You may only have a limited amount of time to collect damages. Wolfson & Leon will only get paid if you recover. Contact us today for an honest assessment of your case.