Auto Accident Attorneys Serving Miami Florida and Surrounding Areas

Automobile Accidents are by far the most common personal injury claims.

To win your automobile accident case you must prove that the other driver was negligent. Negligence means that the other driver failed to do what a reasonably prudent driver would do under similar circumstances. Examples of negligence include not paying attention to traffic conditions, using the telephone or texting while driving, speeding, and failing to stop at a red light or stop sign.

Both the driver and the owner of an automobile may be held responsible for an accident caused by the driver. In some cases the driver is on the job when the accident occurs which can cause the company he or she works for to be responsible to pay for the damages.

Damages means the type of injury or loss resulting from an accident for which you can receive money to compensate you. In an Automobile Accident case the things that Florida Law allows you to recover money for include lost wages and loss of earning capacity (meaning the ability to earn money) from the date of accident forward, medical expenses incurred or which will likely be incurred in the future resulting from the accident, property damage caused by the accident, and, pain and suffering. With regard to “pain and suffering”, Florida Law places an additional requirement on the injured party in order to collect money if the negligent driver had PIP or No-Fault insurance when the accident occurred. In that case, the injured person must demonstrate that the accident caused at least one of four (4) things to occur: (a) the accident resulted in death or; permanent and significant scarring or disfigurement or; loss of important bodily function or; permanent injury. Often times the insurance company for the negligent driver will hire a doctor to examine the injured person to determine if the one of the four criteria was met in order to claim money for pain and suffering. If the negligent driver was required to have PIP insurance but failed to have the coverage when the accident occurred the injured party can seek money for pain and suffering without proving one of the four criteria.

In Florida, everyone who owns a motor vehicle intended for use on the road must buy Personal Injury Protection Insurance (also referred to as No-Fault or PIP insurance). This insurance is used to pay for 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your lost wages up to a combined maximum total of $10,000. If you chose a deductible on your PIP insurance then the maximum it will pay out will be $10,000 minus the deductible

At Bloom & Kinnear we are often able to settle a personal injury claim without the necessity of filing a lawsuit, which can take a long time to come to trial. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

We accept cases on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if you win or settle your case. Call us now for a Free Consultation. Our Lawyers Are Here To Answer All Of Your Questions And Explain Your Rights!

Here are some important things you need to do after an accident:

Do NOT give a statement regarding your accident to ANYONE until you have consulted with an attorney

If you were injured in the accident, you need to immediately consult a Physician and have them provide a complete description of all the injuries you received.

Make sure you take good pictures of ALL the damage that was caused to the Vehicles as well as take a picture of the VIN and license plate for identification.

Take pictures of ALL injuries (all cuts, bruises, wounds, burns or any other injury no matter how small so that there will be no discrepancies with the insurance company later on ).

Gather together all of the Automobile Insurance policies in your household and Group Health Insurance information to assist with the processing of payment for your treatment and lost wages while your claim against the negligent party is ongoing.

Inform your insurance company of the accident immediately. Failure to do so may jeopardize your coverage.

Contact Bloom & Kinnear right NOW by calling (305) 860-1234 to set up your FREE initial consultation!

Once you have set up an appointment for your free initial consultation, here is what you should expect from your attorney:

An experienced attorney will conduct a meeting in person with the client at the earliest stages of representation to insure that no important detail is overlooked. Furthermore, your lawyer should contact the proper investigating agency to obtain police reports, get statements from witnesses and secure quality photographs of the vehicles, injuries and the scene of the accident.

An experienced attorney will also locate all insurance policies that might provide coverage for your injuries, wage loss and property damage.

Your Attorney, or their paralegal, should contact you every few weeks for a status update regarding your medical treatment, wage loss claims, and any other issues affecting your case.

Once treatment has been concluded (usually this is when all of your treating physicians have determined that you have reached the point where further treatment is not likely to provide any lasting benefit, referred to as Maximum Medical Improvement), your attorney should gather together all medical bills, reports, and records and conduct a settlement conference with you to discuss how this accident has affected your life physically, emotionally and financially.

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