With all the hustle and bustle in Miami, Florida have you ever stopped to wonder what makes Miami one of the busiest cities in the United States? There is an estimate of 5.6 million residents in the greater Miami metropolitan area, 25% of which live within the city limits. The tourist sector of Miami’s economy gets a huge jolt each year with over 16 million visits.
While this is great to keep Miami as one of the most prosperous economies in the country. It’s not so great for the congestion on the roadways. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department, there are an estimated 200,000 car accidents per year, and an average of 650 car accidents per day, 180 of those car accidents directly from Miami-Dade County alone. Since a recent poll published in 2019, the number of car accidents in Miami has increased over the last few years also car accidents becoming more deadly.
The number of fatalities resulting from a car accident in Miami has spiked in recent years:
Since 2014, car accidents deaths have increased by 18%.
Despite the city shutting down for some time in 2020 due to Coronavirus Pandemic may have put a hold on some of these numbers although within the first few months of 2020 there have been almost 30,000 car accidents in Miami-Dade County resulting in 191 deaths.
Our Attorneys can help you after a car accident.
An estimated 50% of all car accidents in Miami result in an injury. At Leon Legal Group we understand that any injury from a car accident although unexpected may make daily life more difficult. Which is why we have been dedicated to helping car accident victims with personal injuries including:
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
What should you do after a car accident?
Of course, we would hope you are never in a car accident, to begin with, but if you are, here are a list of the steps you should take after you have been involved in a car accident. Keep in mind these are suggestions and not actual legal advice.
Step 1 :- Stay Calm
And determine whether you or anyone else involved in the car accident has been injured. If so call 911 and get medical help right away.
Step 2 :- Move to a Safer place
If your vehicle is at risk of being hit by traffic, move it to the side of the road, if possible. If you cannot safely move the car, get out of the car, if you are able, and walk to a safer place. Move to a safer space and exchange information with other drivers. Do not admit fault, it’s best to not even speak to the other drivers or witnesses about the accident.
Step 3 :- Cooperate with The Police
with the other drivers in the car accident, including their names, contact information, insurance information, license plate numbers, and driver’s license number. Get contact information from any witnesses who saw the car accident and take pictures of the car accident scene.
If you are unable to do this yourself because of injuries, see if a passenger or someone else on the scene can assist you.
Step 4 :- Report the Accident to Insurance
as soon as you are able. However, you should avoid giving any type of recorded or written account of the accident without the advice of a car accident lawyer. Do not accept an insurance company’s settlement offer without the advice of a car accident attorney.
Insurers may try to make your claim go away quickly and cheaply with a lowball offer soon after the car accident. Don’t fall for it.
Step 5 :- Get help from an experienced car accident attorney
As soon as possible. Leon Legal Group offers FREE claim reviews and advice about your legal options after an accident. There is NO CHARGE for our services unless and until we recover compensation for you.
Make sure you go to all your doctor’s appointments after the car accident and comply with ALL of the doctor’s orders.
Compensation available to car accident victims.
As a general knowledge, because not every claim is identical. A car accident claim would involve compensation for four different types of damages caused by a car accident. Below are the types of compensation a claimant would be entitled to.
1. Medical expenses – Reimbursement for any money spent related to medical treatment as a result of an injury due to a car accident.
2. Lost Income – This type of compensation relates to payment for the time you spent unable to work and provide your own income because of injuries received in a car accident, including future loss of income due to injury.
3. Pain and Suffering – This term refers to the physical and emotional trauma an injured person experiences during the accident and the recovery process.
4. Punitive damages – Are relatively rare as it would relate to a car accident. These damages are awarded when the driver’s conduct itself was particularly irresponsible. For example, a driver who was under the influence of alcohol may be asked to pay punitive damages to further avoid irresponsible behavior while driving.
Call The Car Accident Attorney’s at Leon Legal Group
Since 2003 our experienced legal has kept our client’s priority their main focus, making the goal of each case we handle, justice for our client. We understand how a car accident may change your life, which is why we pride ourselves in protecting you and your interests by getting you the compensation and reparations you deserve.
Leon Law Group is a personal injury law firm dedicated to the community we serve. With our primary office located in Miami Lake, FL we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, including nights and weekends.
Call us today at 305-800-LEON or visit our office.