High-Caliber Trial Attorneys Handling Your Car Accident Case
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 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).
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 enormous loss.
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We will help you determine if you have a valid claim, and we will help you understand just how valuable the services of an experienced personal injury attorney can be to your best possible outcome.
Pursuing Compensation For Victims Of Serious Car Accidents
At the Miami firm of Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A., our 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 at 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 air bags
- Wrongful death (fatal injuries)
What steps can I take to get the most out of an auto 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 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 I-10. Can I get compensation for my injuries?
Yes, compensation is available. As we noted above, hiring an 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. We’ll 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 personal injury attorney like those at our firm.
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Don’t let the insurance company dictate the terms of your recovery; you deserve much better. At Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A., we maximize compensation for each of our clients and devote the full resources of our firm to every case we handle.