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Ask a Miami Car Accident Attorney: Florida PIP Basics

Ask a Miami Car Accident Attorney - Florida PIP Basics

Miami Car Accident Attorney - Florida is one of only a few states that requires drivers to carry no-fault auto insurance known as personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. The minimum required insurance coverage in Florida, PIP provides a basic level of minimum coverage for personal injuries and property damage liability. Even among states that require some form of PIP, Florida’s PIP mandate is one-of-a-kind. It is important to understand the basics of PIP coverage if you plan to drive in Florida using only PIP coverage. PIP is Basic Medical Coverage at Low Cost [caption id="attachment_5060" align="alignright" width="300"] Ask a Miami Car Accident...

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How Much Will I Recover for My Car Accident Case?

Miami Car Accident Lawyer - How Much Will I Recover for My Car Accident Case

Miami Car Accident Lawyer - You got hurt in a traffic accident. The accident wasn’t your fault, but you still got hurt, and the bills are real. You didn't suffer catastrophic injuries, but your injuries could last a while and require continued treatment. Your car is a tangled mess in a junkyard somewhere. You've already missed a week of work, and your doctor tells you it could be two or three more weeks before you can return to work The cost of prescriptions for painkillers, antibiotics and other medications prescribed as a result of your injuries is mounting quickly. You're...

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Driving While Distracted is Highly Dangerous to Other Drivers

Driving While Distracted is Highly Dangerous to Other Drivers - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

There is no question that distracted drivers are a contributing factor to a significant number of accidents News reports every day include stories about traffic accidents caused by people who were talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, who spilled coffee in their lap, or were otherwise distracted from the traffic around them on the road.  A study by the Governors Highway Association contends that distracted driving was a factor in accidents in 2016 that resulted in 3,450 highway deaths. That figure totaled more than 9 percent of all traffic deaths that year. Thousands more were injured that year...

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How Much Will a Miami Car Accident Attorney Cost?

How Much Will a Miami Car Accident Attorney Cost

Many people who are injured in traffic accidents consider retaining an attorney but hesitate to do so because of concerns about cost. It’s easy to find advertisements for injury lawyers who claim your case is free if they don't recover damages for you – the wording varies, but the message is the same: no compensation, no fee. The problem is, not many people believe that there is such a thing as a free lunch, and nobody believes there is such a thing as a free accident lawyer in Miami. In fact, many people are hesitant to hire a lawyer because...

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Many Road Hazards Can Cause Accidents

Many Road Hazards Can Cause Accidents - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: The condition of roads is important – you have to drive on them, after all. There are many hazards on the roadways that can cause accidents, potentially leading to damage and injuries. Some hazards are seasonal and really can't be avoided or blamed on someone else. Ice, snow, rain, and high winds can't be controlled. Such events can leave the roads littered with debris, which can lead to accidents. Other road hazards are more directly controllable. Proper maintenance and design of roads are far more within the control of the government authority responsible for designing or maintaining the...

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Should You Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Should You Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage - Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: Florida doesn’t require all that much in the way of automobile insurance.  When you register your car, you need only prove that you have the minimum coverage required by law, which is $10,000 in personal injury protection and $10,000 in property damage liability coverage. Even with those minimal requirements, about one in five South Florida drivers, including the Miami area, does not carry any auto insurance.  If you are in an accident where the other driver is at fault but has no auto insurance, you stand a good chance of winning a court judgment for...

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Will Your Car Accident Case Go to Court? Miami Car Accident Lawyer

Miami Car Accident Lawyer News: When people injured in a traffic accident talk to a lawyer about recovering damages for their injuries, they are presented with options. They can file a lawsuit as a strategy of forcing a settlement. They can directly enter settlement talks without actually filing a lawsuit. Or they can file a lawsuit with the intent of taking the matter to trial. These decisions depend upon the attorneys involved, the circumstances of the accident, and the amount of damages suffered, among other factors that often are personal. Even then, people who file lawsuits for damages suffered in...

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Hit-and-Run and Uninsured Motorist Risks in South Florida

Hit-and-Run and Uninsured Motorist Risks in South Florida - Miami Car Accident Attorneys

A teen has died after being found on a Broward County roadway in what police say was likely a pedestrian accident hit and run. The Miami Herald reports the 14-year-old boy was reported lying in the road on Monday night after a motorist pulled over to help. Florida is dealing with a hit-and-run crisis. Motorists leave the scene for a variety of reasons, including intoxication, lack of insurance, and lack of a driver’s license. In 2014, Florida passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, (section 316.027, Florida Statutes), which increased the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or...

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Miami Car Accident Lawyers Explain Ways Uber Drivers Can Injure Others

Miami Car Accident Lawyers Explain Ways Uber Drivers Can Injure Others

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services provide quick, convenient, and affordable transportation that helps cut down on drunk driving in the Miami area, as well as helps tourists get around the city without renting cars. Additionally, Uber provides employment opportunities for many people who only need a driver’s license, qualified vehicle, and a background and driving record check as required by Florida law. Drivers can choose their own hours and often use Uber as a second job to supplement their primary income. Despite all the benefits of Uber for both passengers and drivers, accidents and injuries involving Uber drivers and vehicles...

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4 Steps to Take after a Miami Car Accident

4 Steps to Take after a Miami Car Accident - Miami Car Accident Attorney

While car accidents are among the most common causes of injury in the United States, many of us are caught completely off-guard when we are personally involved in one. Unfortunately, the things that you say and do in the days and weeks following an accident can have an impact on the amount of compensation you recover, so it’s important to take steps to protect your rights. Here are 4 of the most important things to do after a car accident in the Miami area. For more information, call Flagler Personal Injury Group and schedule a free case evaluation with a car...

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