Did you or a loved one get hurt in a car accident in Miami-Dade county? Do you believe someone else caused it? A Hialeah car accident lawyer from our firm can investigate your accident and identify the responsible party. We could find another party liable for your injuries and other damages. If so, we would pursue them for the compensation you deserve.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine wants to simplify this chaotic situation for you. We do this by managing each aspect of your case. It’s our job to defend your rights; you have enough to worry about. Your priority should be getting better – ours is achieving the best outcome for you. We are a responsive firm and offer personalized legal care.
Will My Auto Insurance Cover the Total Cost of My Injuries?
Florida is a “no-fault” state. If you suffer injuries in a car accident, your insurance company will compensate you no matter who was at fault. This is why Florida requires drivers to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance.
After an accident, vehicle owners and their passengers can make a claim against the vehicle owner’s auto insurance company. Florida PIP law allows you to receive up to $10,000 in medical and disability benefits from your insurance company. You must seek treatment within 14 days after the car accident, though. If a doctor determines you did not have an emergency medical condition, your auto insurer will only pay up to $2,500.
Your PIP policy covers 60% of lost wages or income, and 80% of medical, surgical, and X-ray expenses. Your policy will also cover 80% of any dental work and rehabilitative services. Medically necessary ambulance, hospital, and nursing services that you require are also compensable.
What Your Policy Offers May be Insufficient
Unfortunately, a lot of people find the $10,000 limit on their policy is insufficient to cover all their expenses and losses. If you need further coverage, our attorneys can help find other ways to win you compensation for your damages.
In addition to PIP insurance, drivers may add optional Bodily Injury Liability (BIL) coverage to their policy. BIL covers damages the policyholder causes to others. We will check the at-fault driver’s policy for BIL coverage to help pay for your losses.
Under the Florida Financial Responsibility Law, drivers are responsible for bodily injuries and property damages they cause to others. Even if the other driver does not have BIL coverage, we can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries.
How We Prove the Other Driver Should Pay for Your Car Accident Damages
Florida’s insurance laws on personal injuries are complex and limit how much compensation you can seek from any auto policy.
If your injuries altered your life and left you in constant pain and unable to work, a one-time payment from your auto insurer may not cover all medical costs. You may seek economic and non-economic damages. These could include pain and suffering, if the other driver’s negligence caused your injuries.
In car accident cases, we must establish four elements to hold another party negligent. Our lawyers will retrieve the right evidence and build a strong case to establish the other driver’s negligence.
Duty of Care
All drivers owe other motorists a duty of care. This means drivers must not engage in reckless or careless behavior that puts others at risk of injury.
Breach of Duty of Care
We may rely on police or eyewitness reports to show that the individual breached their duty of care. The other driver could have driven erratically or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, causing the accident.
We may rely on police reports, video surveillance, smartphone records, or eyewitness reports to connect the driver’s negligent driving behavior to your accident.
We will aim to show the car accident caused your injuries. We can do this by presenting evidence that shows your injury happened as a result of your car crash. This could include your medical records, the police report, and medical expert testimony. Your lawyer might also ask for testimony from your spouse, family members, or friends. Doing this could show how your injuries have altered your daily life.
Damages refer to the expenses and losses you experienced as a result of the accident. We may rely on economic experts to determine the amount of compensation we will request.
We may also use your medical bills and other documents establishing your wages to show your economic losses and expected future losses. Your accident could have affected your ability to work. We will also factor in the emotional pain and mental anguish you suffered because of the accident.
You Have Limited Time to File a Lawsuit After Your Hialeah Car Accident
Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations usually allows up to four years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a). If a family member passed away because of the accident, you have less time. Generally, a family has two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This is according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
You are encouraged to get legal help soon after your accident. Our lawyers need as much time as they can get to create a solid case for you. Let us put our resources and insight to work for you as soon as today.
Connect with Our Car Accident Lawyer in Hialeah for Help with Your Claim
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine as soon as possible. Our lawyers have handled many complex car accident cases and won compensation for our clients. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for your complimentary consultation with a representative.
We take cases on contingency, meaning you don’t pay us up front or hourly, and your lawyer will not get paid unless you do. If we obtain a settlement, court award, or jury verdict for you, our payment comes from there, not your bank account. There are no financial risks when you work with us.