Broward County, Florida

Tactics Used by Insurance Companies to Limit or Avoid Compensating Car Accident Victims in Florida

When you are injured or a loved one dies in a traffic collision, our Broward County car accident lawyers understand that you will probably experience significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges. While your immediate concern will be overcoming intense pain and fully recovering from your physical injuries, emotional stress over the financial hardships associated with time off work and spiraling medical bills or the loss of a family breadwinner can slow your recovery. Our Broward County Car Accident Attorneys are dedicated to representing injury victims against negligent or reckless drivers and their insurance companies.

While you might assume that your chance of being involved in a motor vehicle collision is extremely low, insurance industry data suggest that the average person will be involved in several car accidents during their his or her time. There are approximately 26,000 Broward County Car Accidents annually which cause the death of nearly 200 people and serious injury to thousands more.

Whether you experience catastrophic injuries like a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, amputation of a limb and/or severe burns or an injury that will eventually heal like a broken bone, fracture, knee injury or whiplash, you generally need to pursue a legal claim against the other driver to obtain compensation for your injuries.

Tactics Used by Insurance Companies to Limit or Avoid Compensating Car Accident Victims

If the other driver has insurance as required by Florida law, the insurance company for the at-fault driver will handle the claim and defend the insured in litigation. Insurance companies use many strategies to mitigate their liability for their client’s negligence, such as:

  • Trying to get injury victim’s to provide a recorded statement to obtain damaging information
  • Seeking a release of medical records to identify other potential causes of the victim’s injuries
  • Scouring the injury victim’s social media pages to find information suggesting fault by the plaintiff or to depict the injury victim as faking or exaggerating his or her injuries
  • Offering a lowball settlement while requiring a release of all claims, including those that the injury victim does not even know exist
  • Hiring private investigators to conduct surveillance and obtain photos and/or video footage of activities inconsistent with the victim’s injuries
  • Stalling the claims process until the injury victim misses critical deadlines or gets frustrated and settles for less than he or she is entitled to receive
  • Exploiting the injury victim’s lack of knowledge of Florida tort law, civil procedure, evidentiary rules, the discovery process, court rules and other factual and legal issues
Hollywood Car Accidents – Consequences of Careless & Inattentive Drivers

Our Hollywood Car Accidents recognize that the high volume of traffic in Broward County’s most populous city means an increased risk of serious auto accidents that cause permanent injuries and deaths. There were 46 people involved in fatal Hollywood Car Accidents during 2013. Tragically, many of these traffic-related deaths are avoidable because they are the product of negligent driving, failure to perform routine vehicle maintenance, and inattentive drivers attempting to multi-task behind the wheel. Drunk driving alone, for example, is responsible for nearly one in four deaths in Hollywood Car Accidents. When you are injured because of driver negligence, defective vehicles and parts, unsafe roadways, or shoddy vehicle repairs, our attorneys can assess your case and explain your rights.

Rapid Growth a Factor in Pembroke Pines Car Accidents

Pembroke Pines has experienced rapid growth in recent times allowing it to become the second most populous city in Broward County. This growth has been spurred by recognition in the form of the National Civil League’s All-America City Award and acknowledgement as a Best Place to Raise Kids in Florida. On the downside, this popularity and appeal has brought more vehicles and increased traffic congestion to the Turnpike and our local highways and roads. Our Pembroke Pine Car Accidents Lawyers handle the full spectrum of accidents that include:

  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • DUI Accidents
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Single Car Accident
  • Multi-Car Pileups
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Intersection Crashes
  • T-bone Collisions
  • Chain Reaction Crashes
  • Rear-enders
  • Road Departure Accidents
  • Head-on Collisions
  • Speeding-Related Collisions
Greenberg, Stone, & Urbano, P.A.: Seeking the Fullest Monetary Recovery for Injuries and Wrongful Deaths Suffered in Broward County, Florida Car Accidents

If you or a loved one experiences a significant injury or the loss of someone you love in a Broward County, Florida car accident, our motor vehicle accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano will tenaciously pursue the full compensation you deserve. For over 130 collective years, our firm has assisted accident victims in personal injury and wrongful death actions across South Florida. We seek to obtain compensation for your tangible and intangible damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our skill and dedication has earned us an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and recognition as one of South Florida’s top firms by the Miami Herald. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or visit our website to schedule your initial consultation.