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What Should I Do After A Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa or Ft Myers Car Accident?

If you were in a car accident, you should consult with a car accident attorney to protect your rights. There are also certain steps you can take at the scene of the car crash: By staying calm, not admitting guilt at the auto accident scene, and cooperating with the police, you give yourself a much better chance of getting paid for any damages you may have suffered due to the car accident.

  • Move your vehicle out of traffic if it is safe to do so. Warn others motorists of the car crash by turning on your vehicle’s hazard lights.
  • Check on the condition of other drivers and passengers involved. If anyone requires immediate medical attention, call an ambulance.
  • Exchange names, addresses, driver’s license, and insurance information with all involved in the automobile accident.
  • Contact local law enforcement to have a police report prepared.
  • Do not make or sign an admission of guilt or responsibility for the car accident until you have received professional legal advice from a car accident lawyer from Injury Lawyers Network USA.
  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident and report the incident.
  • If you have a camera or a cell phone that can take pictures, photograph the scene before the vehicles are moved as well as any damage to your car. This evidence may come in handy in your personal injury lawsuit.

Call 24 hrs, 7 days for an experienced car accident lawyer, auto accident attorney, or personal injury law firm.

 Call with confidence you will be connected to an attorneywith decades of experience with all motor vehicle accidents including: 18 wheel truck, motorcycle, bicycle, bus, train, and car accident lawyers. Our attorneys also have vast experience in major pile up car accidents and serious car crashes.

This accident team knows that injuries from car accidents can result in death or severe injuries that could require a lifetime of expensive medical care. These collisions can cause catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as broken bones and internal injuries. You should consult an experienced car accident lawyer to fight for the money damages you deserve.

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Florida Car Accident Lawyers, Auto Accident Injury Help

Florida Car Accidents are on the Rise,  Florida Car Accident Lawyers

 

Five years of highway fatality data have found that Florida's 382-mile stretch of the highway I- 95 is the most dangerous road in the country, with the worst rate of fatal accidents, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data..

Every time you get behind the wheel in Florida , you are at risk of being involved in a Florida car accident. According to the latest statistics in Florida, there were 256,206 traffic crashes in 2007 alone. That means that on average, there were 702 crashes each day.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles presents an annual Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Report that contains information from the Department’s crash database, which is compiled from traffic crash reports from Florida and local law enforcement agencies. Law enforcement officers are required to submit a long-form crash report when investigating accidents where there was a death or personal injury, if someone left the accident scene when there was damage or if alcohol or other controlled substance was a factor.

The Orlando-Kissimmee region was first out of 52 in the rankings of most dangerous pedestrian regions, with more than 550 pedestrians killed from 2000 to 2009. This translates to an annual fatality rate of 3 per 100,000 people. Second was Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, followed by Jacksonville and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach.

7050 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Attorneys who cover Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Palm Beach County
1401 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
20 N.Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Attorneys who cover Orlando, Winter Park, Winterhaven, Kissimmee,Ocala,Atlamonte Springs,Deland,Melbourne, Daytona. Orange,Osceola,Seminole,Lake,Volusia, Polk and Brevard Counties
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Attorneys who cover: Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart,Port St Lucie, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Vero Beach, Palm Bay Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie and Indian River counties
200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
Attorneys who cover Miami, Hialeah, Miami Beach and the Florida Keys including all of Dade and Monroe counties
110 E. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale , FL 33301
Attorneys who cover Hollywood,Fort Lauderdale,Pompano, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs and all of Broward County
3630 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33360
Attorneys who cover Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, St Pete, New Port Richey, Brooksville, Sarasota, Naple, Venice, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and all of Hernanado, Citrus, Pasco, Pinnellas, Hillsboro, Sarasota, Manatee, Lee and Collier counties.
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Attorneys who cover  Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Orange Park all of Northeast Florida including Marion Sumter, Flager and Duval counties. Also Attorneys who cover Northwest Florida including: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Panama City and Starke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Below is a summary of the traffic accident statistics in Florida in 2007 (the latest totals available)

• Drivers involved in accidents – 366,917

• Mileage Death Rate (per 100 million vehicle miles traveled) –1.57

• Traffic deaths – 3,221

• Fatal traffic accidents – 2,947

• Injuries from traffic crashes – 212,149

• Accidents resulting in injuries – 135,601

• Accidents resulting in property damage only – 117,658

• Alcohol-related accidents – 22,823

• Drug-related accidents – 1,252

• Pedestrian accidents – 8,129

• Bicycle accidents – 4,847

• Motorcycle crashes – 9,205

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In 2009 there were 235,778 traffic accidents, out of which 197,214 resulted in injuries in the overall state of Florida.  That means that 83.64% of all traffic accidents resulted in reported injuries.  The remaining 16.36% resulted in reported deaths or property damage.

Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyers, Auto Accident Lawyers, Car Crash Attorneys

The most common car accident injuries our FT Lauderdale injury lawyers see are head injury. Head and brain  injury is a big part of the car accident settlements in Florida. Looking for 411 pain or Morgan and Morgan?  Why not try our auto accident lawyers? We have been here since 1991 helping people just like you.

A auto collision, a traffic accident, motor vehicle collision, motor vehicle accident, car accident, automobile accident, Road Traffic Collision (RTC), car crash, occurs when a vehicle  crashes into  another vehicle, or hits a pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death and property damage.

Hitting the windshield or falling out from the car, when not being harnessed with a safety belt, are main reasons for head injuries in car accidents. head injuries can be concussion or TBI also known as traumatic brain injury

  •     unconsciousness,
  •     head pain,
  •     bleeding
  •     visible head deformities,
  •     nausea and dizziness
  •     Tenderness or instability of head bones upon pressing
  •     Painful mouth opening (temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain)
  •     Problems with memory and concentration
  •     Pupils of unequal diameter, or excessively wide or narrow
  •     Nosebleeds or clear liquid (liquor) leaking from the nose
  •     Impaired vision, hearing, smelling or unusual sensations in any body part
  •     Weak or paralysed limbs

In order to asses the value of an auto accident case, car accident lawyers look at the extent of injury. Injury is proven by medical documentation bit sometimes additonal investigation is required to make the point of severe debilitating permanent injury. The impact analysis is an important part of making a case for montetary damages. The severity of the collision must be proven. An auto accident reconstruction expert is brought in by your auto accident lawyer to help make the case for the severity of the auto collision.

Collision severity is the quantification of the intensity of an impact.  In traffic accident reconstruction, the impact of interest is typically between two vehicles (e.g. automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle, or bicycle), between a vehicle occupant and the vehicle interior, between a vehicle and pedestrian, or between a vehicle and a fixed object (e.g. building, wall, tree, rock, or other landscape feature).

The case must be made for compensatory damages and the statement of facts will include a arguement for

 

  •  A dollar figure  will be put on all the consequences of  your auto accident by your personal injury lawyer.
  • reimbursement for property damage
  • medical bills. pain and suffering
  • inability to enjoy hobbies
  • physical limitations caused by accident-related injuries.
  • wrongful death of a loved one
  • Medical treatment current past and future
  • Income. your salary and wages
  • compensation for an accident victim's "loss of earning capacity."
  • Property loss.
  • ongoing pain that can be attributed to the accident.
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment.
  • Loss of consortium.

The concept of negligence will be brought up. The insurance company will argue you role in the accident. The more they can say you contributed the less monetary value your  case will have. That is why an experienced Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyer must be hired for your auto accident lawsuit.

 

911 Auto Accident Helpline, What is that $10,000 PIP

In pain, need Help, ask the Auto Accident Helpline. If you were just injured in an accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, Ft Myers, Key West, Naples, Sarasota, Bradenton, New Port Richey, and anyplace in Florida and are in pain and need help call the 911 Auto Accident Helpline.  You can ask the Auto Accident Helpline to locate an attorney for you and they will. The attorney will be an auto accident lawyer who understands the pain and suffering of a collision. 911 Auto Accident Helpline has no Chirppractors or pain clinics associated with them. We are not interested in your Florida $10,000 PIP except to make sure you get the treatment and benefits you deserve covered by Florida Law. We locate a lawyer for you the old fashioned way, thru a bonifide lawyer Referral Service in good standing with the Florida Bar.  Why are so many accident referral services after your PIP? Read below and find out.

I am registering a vehicle for the first time in Florida. Is automobile insurance mandatory?

Yes. If you own a vehicle with at least four wheels and are registering it, you must have Florida insurance.

What type of insurance is required to purchase and maintain a Florida license plate and registration?

Florida's minimum coverage is $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 property damage liability (PDL) as long as you have a valid Florida license plate.

What is "Personal Injury Protection" (PIP) insurance?

Also called Florida No Fault Insurance, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance covers you – regardless of fault (i.e. whether or not you cause the crash) – up to the limits of your policy. Your PIP will also cover your child, members of your household, certain passengers who lack PIP Insurance as long as they do not own a vehicle. People riding in your vehicle who carry PIP will receive coverage under their own PIP for their injuries, and certain licensed drivers who drive your vehicle with your permission. PIP also covers your child if he or she suffers an injury while riding on a school bus. PIP coverage protects you while in someone else's vehicle, as a pedestrian, or bicyclist if you suffer an injury in a crash involving a motor vehicle. The Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, requires all owner/registrants of a motor vehicle with four wheels or more to carry a minimum of $10,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and $10,000 of property damage liability (PDL) if you own a motor vehicle in Florida. Florida law requires you to maintain PIP/PDL insurance continuously throughout the licensing and registration period.

PIP insurance pays for 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages, up to $10,000.  This means, you have to recover the rest of your out of pocket expenses from the driver that caused the accident.
PIP covers any accident or injury that involves a vehicle, even if you are on a bicycle or a pedestrian and are injured by a vehicle.

What is " Bodily Injury Liability" (BIL) insurance?

Bodily Injury Liability coverage pays for serious and permanent injury or death to others when you cause a crash involving your automobile. Your insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits of your policy and provide legal representation for you if you get sued. In particular, your company pays for injuries caused by you or members of your family who live with you, even if they were driving someone else's vehicle. It may also cover others who drive your automobile with your permission. This coverage also provides you with legal defense in the event you are sued by the injured party.

What is "Property Damage Liability" (PDL) insurance?

This coverage pays for damages you or members of your family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.

What is meant by "Florida Coverage"?

Florida coverage is an insurance policy delivered or issued for delivery in Florida by an insurance company licensed by the Florida Department of Financial Services.

Can I maintain my current policy issued in my previous state of residence?

No. The minimum required insurance must be issued through a Florida agent with an insurance company licensed to sell in Florida. Most insurers have Florida agents and are licensed to issue policies in Florida. Just ask your agent to transfer your current insurance to Florida when you register a vehicle in Florida.

What if I fail to keep insurance on my vehicle that I have registered in Florida?

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is authorized to suspend your driving privilege, including your vehicle license plate and registration, for up to three years or until proof of Florida insurance is provided, whichever is first.

If my driving privilege is suspended because I am not properly insured, is there a penalty to reinstate my license?

Yes. A reinstatement fee of $150 up to $500, for subsequent violations, must be paid and you must provide proof of current Florida insurance.

I live outside Florida for six months a year. When not in Florida, my vehicle is in storage and not used. Must I maintain automobile insurance?

Yes. Any vehicle holding a valid Florida license plate and registration must be covered by a Florida insurance policy throughout the entire registration period. When you leave Florida, you may surrender your license plate and registration at the nearest driver license or Tax Collector office to avoid maintaining your policy. You can always register your vehicle upon your return to Florida, at which time you can provide proof of Florida insurance.

I am not a resident of Florida but I have business that keeps me in Florida sometimes for several months at a time. Must I comply with Florida's insurance laws?

Yes. Any person who has a vehicle in Florida for more than 90 days during a 365-day period must purchase personal injury protection and property damage liability insurance coverage. The 90 days do not have to be consecutive.

I own multiple vehicles. Some are not used for different reasons, but the county I live in requires that the vehicles remain registered. Must I maintain insurance coverage on these vehicles?

Yes. Insurance coverage must be maintained throughout the entire vehicle registration period, whether the vehicle is used or not.

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What can I do to avoid a driving privilege suspension when I choose not to insure a vehicle?

To avoid a driving privilege suspension, surrender the vehicle's license plate and registration at any Florida driver license or Tax Collector office, prior to canceling your insurance policy.

If my driving privilege is suspended for no insurance, will I be granted a temporary driver license for Business or Employment purposes?

No. There is no provision in Florida's motor vehicle insurance laws for the issuance of any sort of temporary or restricted driver license for financial responsibility suspensions.

I am self-employed as a taxi driver and the only vehicle I own is registered as a taxicab. Must I carry automobile insurance?

Yes. You must carry Bodily Injury Liability (BIL) coverage of $125,000 per person, $250,000 per occurrence and $50,000 for property damage liability (PDL) coverage.

I am moving out of state and will not be registered in Florida any more. Can I cancel my insurance?

Do not cancel your insurance until you have registered in the other state. Florida insurance is required as long as you are registered in Florida, regardless of whether you drive in Florida. Once you are registered in the other state, you can cancel Florida insurance and comply with the insurance requirements of the state you have moved to. If you are retaining the same carrier, they can switch you simultaneously with registration change.