Miami Car Accident Attorney
Comprehensive & Client-Focused Legal Representation
Statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that Miami-Dade County has the highest number of motor vehicle crashes in the state. There are more than 63,000 crashes a year, and tens of thousands of related injuries.
At Julian Rudolph Law, our Miami car accident lawyer represents the innocent victims of car accidents caused by others’ negligence. We proudly provide skilled legal representation for our clients who are paying the price for someone else’s mistake.
If you were injured in a car accident, call (305) 306-1968 to schedule a free consultation.
Car Accident Laws in Florida
IFlorida is one of a handful of states that follows a "no-fault" system in regards to car accidents. Under this type of system, each involved driver's insurance company pays for their own expenses regardless of who actually caused the crash. Under state law, drivers in Florida are required to carry a minimum of $10,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage and $10,000 of Property Damage Liability (PDL) coverage. PIP covers non-property related costs such as medical expenses and lost wages, while PDL covers damage to your vehicle and other personal property. If you suffer severe injuries or damages that exceed what your insurance policy covers, you may then pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver.
Generally speaking, injured parties may only step outside the no-fault system and sue another driver directly for damages if:
- They suffer significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- They suffer a permanent injury with a reasonable degree of medical probability
- They suffer significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
- A family member is killed in the collision
Compensation for Severe Injuries
While many car accidents are minor and leave drivers without so much as a scratch, some are much more serious. Injuries can range from scrapes, bruises, and sprains to permanent disfigurement. When an accident causes a serious injury, the responsible driver may be held liable for your injuries.
You may also be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Other economic damages
Don’t let concerns about money stop you from seeking legal advice. At Julian Rudolph Law we offer high-quality legal representation with lower attorney fees than most other law firms. Our team works on a contingency fee basis, so you will never pay a fee for legal services unless we recover compensation for you.
Florida Car Accident Statute of Limitations
It is important to know that even if your injuries qualify as severe under Florida law, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires. A "statute of limitations" is a law or set of laws that sets a hard deadline for a plaintiff's right to file a lawsuit. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident lawsuit is four years from the date of the collision in question.
If you attempt to sue after this deadline expires, your case will almost certainly be dismissed in court. If you are considering filing a car accident lawsuit, it is important to act fast and retain the services of a skilled attorney as soon as possible to ensure your compliance with all deadlines.
See If You Have a Valid Claim
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be wondering if you have a claim worth pursuing. Our car accident attorney in Miami can evaluate your case during a free consultation to determine if you have a case. We gather evidence from police reports, eyewitness statements, the accident scene, and your medical records to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Get started with a free consultation. Call (305) 306-1968 to schedule an appointment.
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