South Florida Car Accident Lawyers
South Florida car accident lawyers know it can be difficult to recover compensation for your losses after an accident. We are committed to working for you to make sure you have the resources needed to recover from your injuries following an accident.
Having represented personal injury victims in South Florida for more than two decades, Sonn Law Group lawyersr have made substantial recoveries for our car accident. Jeffrey Sonn is a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forum, a membership less than one percent of American lawyers can claim. Our reputation for standing up for accident victims means that you are not alone.
We are dedicated to helping victims of car accidents and fraud. Contact us now for a free consultation today to learn more. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you make a recovery.
Why Hire Sonn Law Group as your Car Accident Attorneys?
Car accident Injury victims are often unaware of what to do following a car accident. Contacting our South Florida car accident lawyers now so you can learn the steps you need to take after a car accident and receiving medical care for your injuries.
Our team of lawyers and support staff will:
- Review police and accident reports from the police records department
- Investigate and as necessary reconstruct the accident scene
- Locate witnesses to learn the cause of the accident and who may be responsible
- Review medical records to help determine the amount of compensation you deserve
- Review driving records of the motorist or liable party who may have caused the accident
- Hire expert witnesses to review all evidence
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters on your behalf to obtain a fair settlement
Our attorneys work diligently with your best interests at heart. Our South Florida car accident lawyers understand the importance of obtaining fair and just compensation following an accident to help you recover financially and phiysically.
For a free, no obligation consultation, contact us today.
Compensation for Car Accident Victims and Their Injuries
In Florida, all motor vehicle owners have to carry insurance with a minimum of $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) benefits and $10,000 of property damage liability insurance. Under this “No-Fault” Law in Florida, injury victims may recover compensation following an accident from their own insurance company no matter who may be ‘”At Fault” for a car accident.
Under Florida Statute 627.736, PIP benefits should provide benefits for the policy holder, relatives in the same household, the person who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident, any passengers and anyone who was hit by the vehicle.
If a car accident victim was injured and suffered a medical emergency, he or she should receive “medical benefits” of 80 percent of all initial medical care from within 14 days after the accident up to $10,000. These medical benefits also provide additional medical care that is referred by the prescribing medical provider. If there was no emergency medical condition, the victim will only receive up to $2,500 for medical care.
If the car accident victim was “disabled”, there may be disability benefits under PIP, which should cover 60 percent of any lost income for an individual whose injuries prevent them from working. These disability benefits will also cover reasonable expenses for obtaining services that the car accident victim person would normally have been able to perform on their own.
There are death benefits, where PIP will provide $5,000 in death benefits per individual .. This is in addition to any medical and disability benefits.
Recovering the benefits you deserve can be difficult. All too often, Insurance companies may attempt to reduce or diminish your rights to benefits under your claim. They might tell you, for example, that your injuries were not caused by the accident in order to influence you against making a claim, or the adjuster may attempt to pay as little as possible and not tell you what benefits you should be asking for and how much you should be paid.
Having a car accident or auto accident lawyer represent you may increase your chances to recover what you deserve after an accident. Our South Florida car accident lawyers have experience negotiating with insurance companies to obtain fair compensation that car accident victims deserve.
We Will Fight for Your Compensation
In cases involving severe injuries, insurance benefits may not be sufficient to cover the expenses caused by or associated with your injuries.
Sometimes, we file a personal injury lawsuits against the other driver or owner of the vehicle who was believed to be at-fault party In order to seek the recovery of additional or special damages if the individual suffered a severe injury like:
- Permanent loss of a bodily function
- Permanent and measurable injuries
- Wrongful Death
Note that the law may limit the types of damages for:
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental anguish
- Inconvenience, illnesses or diseases
Compensation for anything that is covered by PIP benefits insurance are not be available from a lawsuit. You cannot also recover punitive damages where you are awarded damages that exceed the insurer’s policy limits. Punitive damages are rarely awarded so beware and stay away from attorneys who make any promises to recover punitive damages or any specific amount in advance of investigating your case. Those attorneys are simply trying to get you to sign up by making false promises.
Punitive damages are rarely awarded, but may be awarded in cases involving gross negligence, in otherwords, reckless conduct akin to manslaughter. Punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault party and to send a message to others who engage in similar behavior.
Our South Florida car accident lawyers will thoroughly analyze your injuries with the help of medical experts. We collect all of the evidence necessary to build a strong claim for you or your loved ones.
Contact our car accident attorneys today for a free, no obligation case review.
Florida Car Accident Claims
There are many different causes of car accidents that give rise to a variety of claims. Some of the most common car accident claims we handle include:
Negligence – Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care when operating a motor vehicle. Negligence is the most common cause of car accidents. This means that the at-fault party failed to exercise reasonable care while on the road, like:
- DUI or DWI Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated (drugs)
- Speeding (a very common cause)
- Distraction by Cellphone
- Distraction by Radio
- Distracted by a Baby or Child
- Reckless driving
- Poor Eyesight
- Distracted driving
- Head-on collisions
- Running a Red or Yellow Light
- Loss of Control of Vehicle
- Rear-end accidents
- Talking or Arguing While Driving
- Aggressive drivers
- Hit and run accidents
- Blown Tires
- Bad Brakes
- Poorly Maintained Cars
- Speeding while raining
- Bald Tires
These types of negligence may lead to a accidents, involving:
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective Automobiles, Cars or Trucks, aka Product Defects or Product Liability
In some cases, a defective auto part, such as faulty airbags, brakes, seat belts or accelerator pedals, can cause a car accident. If a malfunctioning, poorly designed or improperly manufactured car part or product caused your accident, we may sue the manufacturer who may be accountable for your damages.
These are often called defective product cases. Our defective products lawyers can help you build a case.
Bad or Poor Road Design
Sometimes, a Bad or Poor Road design can contribute to an accident. For example, the design of the road itself may be bad or poor and helped cause an accident. Pot Holes, Poor road design, signs missing or fallen, uneven traffic roads or lanes, or even failed traffic lights can cause or contribute to accidents. Construction on highways is common in South Florida, which might also lead to an accident.
If your accident was caused by one of the above, you may able to file a claim against the city, county, state, engineer, or contractor or vendor that was responsible for designing, building and maintaining that road or sign.
Our South Florida car accident lawyers can help you with a case against a government, maintenance company, or other responsible party, if needed.
Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the worst tragedies you can suffer. If you lost a loved one in an accident, our South Florida wrongful death lawyers may be able to file a claim for compensation for the damages associated with a loved one’s death. Compensation may be available such as funeral and burial expenses, lost income, lost companionship, and more.
Our South Florida car accident lawyers have experience securing fair compensation for victims of car accidents and others injured as a result of accidents. We will help you build as strong a case that the evidence will support and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact Our South Florida accident lawyers today a free consultation and review of your accident details.
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Florida Statutes of Limitations
There are deadlines to file lawsuits and make claims. If you don’t meet the deadlines, called statute of limitations, then your case can be forever barred and you wont receive any compensation. If you think you may have a case, don’t delay. It is very important you call our South Florida car accident lawyers as soon as possible. Don’t let your claims go stale.
Remember, witness memories might fade; evidence may be lost; the cars might get destroyed; documents and pictures might go missing. The more you delay, the more you may hurt your own case.
Under Florida Statute 95.11, you have four years from the date of your accident to bring your case involving negligence. If this time limit passes, you lose. Your case will be barred forever and you will get nothing in compensation.
Claims against the state or any of its subdivisions must be submitted in writing no more than (3) three years after an accident. Local municipalities may be even shorter, some within JUST MONTHS of an accident. Don’t Delay.
Claims involving a death must be filed within four years of the death, unless filed against the state, which requires claims be filed within two years of the death.
Contact Our South Florida Car Accident Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact our South Florida car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
We will review your claim for free. If we accept your case, we will immediately begin investigating and building your case to will help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Sonn Law Group, we have been helping victims of car accidents and fraud for many years. We are dedicated to helping the physically and financially injured. We will fight for you.