If you got hurt in a car accident in Miami-Dade County, Florida, car accident lawyers in Miami-Dade County at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. We can take a look at what happened to determine the cause of the crash. We can gather the evidence and negotiate directly with the insurance company for you.
You can get a free case evaluation by calling us at 1-800-747-3733 today. There is no obligation. The insurance company has teams of people working to defend aggressively against your claim. You do not have to go through this process alone. Our clients get to focus on getting well while we take care of their legal matters.
The Benefits of Working with a Car Accident Lawyer on your Miami-Dade County, Florida Crash
Florida law does not require you to work with a lawyer on your injury claim, but it can be a smart move to do so. If you suffered significant injuries, you already have more than enough to deal with at this time. Additional stress could actually cause a setback in your physical recovery.
Taking on billion-dollar insurance companies should not be a DIY project. If you want a fair chance at getting the compensation you deserve for the harm you sustained, you might not want to handle your injury claim by yourself.
Our car accident lawyers in Miami-Dade County sincerely want you to get all the money damages you deserve for your injuries. We will work hard to make that happen, and we can help you avoid some of the sneaky tricks that insurance companies use when processing injury claims.
Avoid These Tactical Landmines of Dealing with Insurance Companies
Insurance companies stay in business and make a profit by paying as little as possible for covered injury claims. Over the years, insurers developed some sneaky techniques that help them accomplish this goal. It can help to know some of their common tactics so that you can avoid having the value of your case taking a hit.
Missing the deadline
Florida law only gives you a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit for money damages for car accident injuries. The insurance adjuster might play “nice guy” and pretend to be negotiating with you in good faith. As the months go by, it can look as if you will reach a settlement with the insurance company.
One day, however, that the claims adjuster stops returning your phone calls. You discover, to your dismay, that the deadline for filing a lawsuit has passed, and the insurance company will pay you exactly zero dollars for your injuries.
Settling too early
Many people get impatient when waiting for their bodies to heal after a car crash. To put the incident behind you, you might be tempted to enter into a settlement with the insurance company before you have completed your medical treatment and know how your injuries will impact your life and your ability to make a living.
If you settle your case and then later suffer complications or side effects, you cannot go back to the insurance company for more money. If you need additional treatment, like surgery, you might have to pay those expenses yourself. You could end up with a stack of medical bills you cannot afford to pay.
The dangers of recorded statements
Early in the evaluation process, the claims adjuster might ask you to give a recorded statement. A recorded statement usually does not help your case. Instead, the recorded statement is ammunition that the insurance company can use against you. They can take your words out of context and twist them into something you never intended.
Most people are not used to having their spoken words recorded and put down in writing. Recorded statements often take place over the telephone. In this disjointed setting, an injured person might use words for effect, emphasis, or sarcasm. Unfortunately, the transcript of the conversation will not reflect your tone of voice. The adjuster can “cherry-pick” whatever he wants to use against you from the recording.
The car accident lawyers in Miami-Dade County from the Law of Offices of Anidjar & Levine can stand between you and the insurance company. Once you get a lawyer on board, the insurance company is not supposed to contact you directly.
Damages for a Miami-Dade County, Florida Collision
We cannot throw out a number to represent the amount of compensation you will receive for your injury claim, because every case is different. Each person’s injuries are unique. It can help, however, to understand common types of money damages for car accidents.
- Lost wages, for the time you missed from work without pay because of the crash and your recuperation time. Lost wages, salary, self-employment, and other income fall into this category.
- Diminished earning potential, if your injuries prevent you from making as much money as you could before the wreck.
- Disability, if life-changing injuries make you unable to support yourself through gainful employment.
- Medical expenses, for the reasonable treatment you needed for your injuries. These losses can include things like the ambulance, emergency room, doctors, surgery, laboratory testing, diagnostic procedures, x-rays, hospital, physical therapy, and prescription drugs.
- Rehabilitation center, if you needed extended treatment at a specialized care facility because of catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage.
- Long-term care, if devastating injuries leave you in need of ongoing daily assistance with medical treatment and personal care.
- Pain and suffering, for the physical discomfort and psychological distress of the accident and your injuries.
- Other intangible losses, like loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and a spousal claim for loss of consortium.
Getting Legal Help for Your Miami-Dade County, Florida Car Accident Injury Case
A car accident lawyer in Miami-Dade County, FL can help you go after the compensation you deserve for injuries suffered in a Miami-Dade County, Florida crash. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine provide the legal services for injured people to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives.
We handle car accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not
have to pay us upfront legal fees. We do not get paid until you win a settlement or award. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733, for a free consultation.