Vehicle accidents happen every day, so it is no wonder that you may be involved in a crash at some point. Luckily, most accidents are minor with insignificant injuries. Unfortunately, some injuries are serious or life-threatening. When you are involved in a devastating crash, you could be facing extensive and expensive medical treatment. The negligent driver should pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other damages. An experienced Miami car accident lawyer will help you get the money you deserve for your injuries.
How Soon Should I Get Medical Attention?
Florida law requires you to visit the doctor or hospital within 14 days of the injury. If you wait to get medical care, you will lose your right to file a claim. Generally, the sooner you seek medical treatment following the crash, the better. You will need to prove that your injuries were a result of the accident, so don’t delay. If you don’t go to the emergency room immediately from the crash scene, you should visit the doctor within the next day or two. Remember that if you wait too long, you will have a more challenging time proving that the injuries occurred during the accident. A Miami car accident lawyer will guide you through the process.
The insurance company generally determines negligence in an accident. They will assign a percentage of fault to each driver. In Florida, you can collect money for your damages even if you were partly to blame for the accident. The amount of money you receive will be reduced by the percentage of responsibility in the crash. For example, if you had $100,000 of damages caused by the accident but were found to be 10% responsible, you could only get $90,000. A skilled Miami car accident lawyer will work to ensure that the negligent driver is held accountable for the crash and the resulting damages.
When Should I Talk to A Miami Car Accident Lawyer?
The sooner you talk to a Miami car accident attorney, the better. Your lawyer will immediately begin to gather evidence in your case, and you can lose access to it if you wait too long. Your attorney will answer your questions and guide you through the legal process. You can count on your attorney to handle all of the legal issues while you take the time to heal from your physical and emotional injuries. The attorney will review the police report, talk to witnesses, collect surveillance video, visit the crash scene, and may need to bring in an accident reconstruction professional.
Call Kaire & Heffernan, LLC
At Kaire & Heffernan, LLC, we have a team of professionals with experience handling car accident claims. We understand the complexities of these types of cases and will work diligently on your behalf to get you the money you deserve for your injuries. If we don’t collect on your case, we won’t get paid. If you got hurt in an accident, contact Kaire & Heffernan, LLC, for a free case consultation.