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Miami Car Accidents

Premiere Miami Car Accident Attorneys Who Get Groundbreaking Results

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At Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., we fight for our clients and devote our firm’s full resources to each of them. As one of Florida’s leading personal injury law firms, we help people who have suffered serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents get the full and fair compensation they deserve.

We can be your advocates in any legal setting, and we will handle all communications with insurance companies and other opposing parties if we take your claim. Based in Miami, we handle injury and fatal accidents in South Florida and statewide. In fact, our firm is equipped to litigate complex cases throughout the United States.

If You Or A Loved One Was Injured In A Collision
Call our Coral Gables law office without delay. We offer a free consultation and will take swift action to preserve evidence important to maximizing your compensation.

Lawyers For Car Accidents In Miami And Throughout Florida

Our Miami car accident lawyers have recovered notable verdicts and settlements in a wide range of motor vehicle cases, including:

We have handled car accident claims involving crashes on some of Miami’s most dangerous roads. These include busy highways such as I-95, the Dolphin Expressway, the Florida Turnpike. However, our Miami personal injury lawyers also handle crashes on city streets such as the troublesome corner of Biscayne Boulevard and NE 163rd Street.

While there are many dangerous roads throughout the state, the dark and winding roads in Key Largo, Key West and Marathon lead to devastating accidents. We have helped clients recover after crashes in the narrow two-lane roads that run through the Keys. Not only can we help you get the full compensation you deserve, but our seasoned motor vehicle accident attorneys will help you avoid common mistakes that many people make after a collision.

Maximizing The Recovery You Deserve

Thousands of Florida drivers are seriously injured by careless driving every year. Many car accidents result in life-altering injuries, including spinal cord, brain, neck and back injuries. Many devastating car accidents are fatal. More than 1,500 urban Florida families lose loved ones every year due to the recklessness of other drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Victims of other drivers’ recklessness commonly face high medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, pain and suffering and other losses and hardships, all of which deserve the attention of a skilled personal injury attorney dedicated to seeking justice. You deserve to be compensated for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, chronic pain and other past, present and future losses.

No amount of money can replace a mother, father, child or spouse lost tragically in a car accident, but there are steps you can take with our law firm to reduce the financial loss that you and your family are likely experiencing after a catastrophic car accident. Seeking compensation with the help of an experienced lawyer can also relieve you of legal burdens and financial worries, allowing you to focus on recovery and the grieving that is cathartic following an enormous loss.

Our team of Miami auto accident attorneys advocate for justice at every level of court and with the Florida Legislature. We have secured some of the largest personal injury verdicts in Florida, and we are internationally renowned for our litigation capabilities. Our experienced car accident lawyers in Miami can maximize your past, present and future damage compensation.

We concentrate on people who need the most help, including those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. Unfortunately, we cannot devote our energies to whiplash cases and relatively minor injuries. In Florida, injuries suffered in a car accident or truck accident must be above a certain threshold for a lawsuit to be filed.

We Collaborate With Only The Most Qualified Expert Witnesses

All personal injury law firms hire expert witnesses, but our firm hires only the most qualified experts in the country. For example, when we need an engineering expert, we don’t seek out just anyone. We go straight to the head of MIT’s metallurgy or body mechanics department. Some personal injury lawyers retain their own in-house professionals, but we believe that such “experts” can hardly give the impartial and unbiased views we need to effectively present the facts of your case.

Our Successes Are Significant

Our extra efforts and investments in our clients’ cases bring results. In one case, our attorneys gained a $2.8 million judgment against an insurance company for uninsured/underinsured coverage in a single-car accident. This is the largest known verdict for a single-car accident:

  • A 48-year-old chiropractor was forced to slam on his brakes to avoid a collision and herniated his back as a result. When the insurance company refused to negotiate with our client in any reasonable manner, we were able to obtain justice.

That case helped set a new legal precedent (the “Impact Rule”):

  • Our client suffered significant injuries when he had to stop abruptly to avoid a reckless driver. Our success in securing compensation for his injuries established that there need not be physical contact between cars for an injured person to recover damages.

Pursuing Compensation For Victims Of Serious Car Accidents

At the Coral Gables firm of Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., our car accident attorneys are committed to helping clients get the money they need to get their lives back on track after horrific car accidents. We are familiar with and extensively experienced in handling cases concerning life-altering injuries involving:

  • The spinal cord and paralysis
  • The back and neck (fractured vertebrae, herniated disks)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussions
  • Organ and nerve damage
  • Loss of limb and surgical amputation
  • Burns caused by car fires or airbags
  • Wrongful death (fatal injuries)

What Steps Can I Take To Get The Most Out Of A Car Accident Claim?

There are things you can do in the immediate aftermath of a crash to help bolster your claim. Unless your injuries prevent you from doing so, it is a good idea to take pictures of the crash scene and any evidence you think may be important later.

Once you do seek medical attention, please make sure that a doctor thoroughly examines you and notes all injuries in writing. This documentation will be important in settlement talks or litigation. When speaking to your insurer about the car accident, avoid saying anything that suggests that you are at fault or partially at fault. Also avoid saying things like “I’m fine,” unless you are completely sure that’s true. Injuries don’t always manifest immediately, and your insurer may try to use your words to limit your settlement, even if you report more serious injuries later on.

Finally, working with an attorney is often the best way to maximize your compensation. Insurers try to settle claims for as little as possible, and most people don’t know what their cases are worth. A personal injury attorney works for you and is hired to represent your best interests.

I Was Hurt In A Car Accident On OI-10. Can I Get Compensation For My Injuries?

Yes, compensation is available. Hiring a car accident attorney is a smart move after an accident that results in injuries. Trying to deal with the insurance company and the other driver would be exhausting even if you weren’t also trying to recover from the accident.

When you contact our firm, we can speak to all parties on your behalf, leaving you free to focus on other things. An auto accident lawyer in Miami will also advocate for what your case is actually worth – not just what the insurance company tries to offer.

I Was Hit By Another Driver, And They Fled. Can I Still Get Compensated After A Hit-And-Run Crash?

While it is a little more complicated to seek compensation if the other driver is never identified, it is still possible. In any case, it is important to file a police report for two reasons. First, you’ll want to report it because fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime. Second, you’ll need the police report of the crash for insurance purposes.

Your first source of compensation (as in any accident) is from your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. If your injuries are serious, this likely will be inadequate to cover the costs of your medical bills.

You have additional options if you have an insurance policy with uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. You’ll be filing a claim with your own insurer because the other driver is unknown.

Finally, you could be eligible to receive some amount of money from the Florida Crimes Compensation Trust Fund. This is assuming that the police are unable to identify and locate the at-fault driver.

A hit-and-run accident further complicates an already complex process. For these reasons and more, it is important to seek help from an experienced Miami car accident attorney like those at our firm.

What Not To Do After A Crash

Within a matter of seconds, a crash can alter your life forever. Many people are left confused and uncertain about their future. If you’ve suffered at the hands of someone else, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights. The Miami personal injury attorneys at Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., have helped injured clients throughout Florida. We can help when it matters most.

Sometimes, no matter how safe we drive, accidents happen anyway. There are a few things you can do in order to help the process go a little smoother:

  • Don’t leave the scene. You could be charged with a hit-and-run if you don’t wait for authorities.
  • Check for injuries on everyone involved. This includes yourself, any passengers, as well as the other driver. Calling an ambulance can ensure people get help as soon as possible.
  • Take photos of any damage, including your car and your injuries. This documentation can be used when building a case.
  • Don’t leave without gathering everyone else’s information. You’ll want their name, number and the name of their insurance company.
  • Write down everything you can remember as soon as you can. Writing things down early may help you keep track of things you would have otherwise forgotten.
  • Don’t talk to the insurance company until you’ve talked to a car accident lawyer in Miami. Insurers often try to settle cases, and you don’t get the amount of money you deserve.

Car accidents are notoriously complicated. Before admitting any fault, it’s important to talk to an auto accident attorney in Miami. No matter how big or small your case, we are here to help. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Don’t take on the complicated legal system alone.

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Contact us after a car accident in Miami — today. Please call 305-744-5888 or complete our online contact form to request a consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Miami. We look forward to speaking with you.

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