Car Accidents

Miami Lakes Car Accident Lawyer 

In the aftermath of a car accident, the decisions you make about legal representation can be critical. The quality of your attorney may well be pivotal in whether or not you get a fair financial settlement. The Miami Lakes car accident attorney at Steszewski Law has a deep understanding of the complexities of car accident cases and can help you navigate what may be a difficult legal process. 

Our Miami Lakes office routinely serves clients in Hialeah, Doral, Kendall, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, West Miami, Miami, and the surrounding areas

Contact our Miami Lakes car accident lawyer at (888) 342-6840 if you've suffered injuries in a car accident!

What to Do After Getting a Car Accident

Here are some vital actions you can take to protect both your physical health and your legal rights:

  • Seek medical attention: Your health is paramount. Even if injuries seem minor, it's important to get checked by a healthcare professional to ensure that all injuries are properly diagnosed and documented.
  • Contact law enforcement: This ensures an official record of the accident, which may prove important in both insurance claims and legal proceedings. 
  • Gather evidence: Presuming you are physically able, document the scene by taking photos. Collect witness information, including how to contact them. Our office can follow up with these witnesses as we build your case. 
  • Exchange information with the other driver: This includes names, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information, and vehicle details. 
  • Report the accident: Notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible, even if you are not at fault. Promptly reporting the incident can facilitate the claims process. 
  • Document your injuries: Keep detailed records of any injuries you have suffered, including medical reports, prescriptions, and receipts for medical expenses. These documents will likely be important in establishing the financial damages you’ve suffered. 
  • Notify your employer: If the accident has resulted in injuries that may impact your ability to work, it's important to inform your employer about the situation. This will help ensure appropriate arrangements can be made regarding your work responsibilities and any necessary time off.

There’s one important step we haven’t yet mentioned, but that should happen somewhere in this process. Call our Miami Lakes office. We’ll be able to help you with a number of these steps, as well as go to work on investigating your case. 

Damages You May be Able to Recover After a Car Accident

Car accidents can lead to various damages, both tangible and intangible. As a victim, you have the right to seek compensation for these losses. Here are the primary types of damages you can recover:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other medical treatments necessitated by the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, you can claim compensation for the income you would have earned during the recovery period.
  • Property Damage: This covers the repair or replacement costs for your vehicle and any other property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages such as physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life are also compensable.
  • Loss of Consortium: If the accident results in the loss of companionship or support from a spouse, this can also be included in the damages.

Recovering these damages often requires thorough documentation of the accident, medical records, employment history, and other relevant evidence. Working with a skilled Miami Lakes car accident lawyer can greatly enhance your chances of obtaining fair compensation.

Car Accident Statute of Limitations in Florida

In Florida, there is a statute of limitations that dictates how long you have to file a car accident claim. Generally, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for personal injury or property damage resulting from the crash.

However, it's crucial not to delay in pursuing your claim. Building a strong case takes time, and evidence can fade or become less reliable as time passes. Additionally, insurance companies may try to dispute or devalue your claim if they perceive it as stale.
If you miss the deadline for filing a claim, you may lose your right to seek compensation altogether.

Therefore, it's imperative to consult with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in Miami Lakes as soon as possible after the accident to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

Breach of Duty in Car Accident Cases

In a personal injury case, breach of duty refers to the failure of an individual to uphold the standard of care expected in a given situation, resulting in harm or injury to another party. In the context of car accidents, drivers are expected to operate their vehicles responsibly and adhere to traffic laws to ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road. When a driver fails to meet this standard, they may be deemed to have breached their duty.

It's the job of our car accident attorney, and the team at our Miami Lakes office, to work towards establishing that the defendant in your case did, in fact, breach their duty. 

Breach of duty in car accident cases can manifest in various forms, such as: 

  • Reckless driving: This includes behaviors such as speeding, aggressive driving, and disregarding traffic signals. For example, a driver who goes 110mph down I-95 may be considered to have breached their duty.
  • Distracted driving: Activities such as texting or talking on the phone can constitute distracted driving. For instance, a driver who causes an accident while texting on the Dolphin Expressway could be considered to have breached their duty.
  • Failing to adhere to traffic laws: This encompasses violations such as running red lights, not yielding when required, or making illegal turns. An example could be a driver who fails to yield at a stop sign in a residential neighborhood, leading to a collision. 

Get a Car Accident Lawyer From Our Miami Lakes Office

Attorney Jonathan Steszewski boasts 12 years of experience and is supported by a dedicated legal staff, with extensive resources for research and investigation. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning our clients only pay us if we secure a successful outcome for them. 

We offer free consultations, including virtual meetings, to provide personalized guidance and assess the specifics of each case.

Reach out to our office today by calling (888) 342-6840 or by using our online contact formto schedule your free consultation with our Miami Lakes car accident attorney.

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