South Miami Car Accidents

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Auto accident victims frequently suffer a backache or "whiplash" after the crash. In most cases, this pain gradually subsides with medical treatment and time. For many victims, the injury becomes debilitating and even permanent.

Contact the South Miami car accident attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano to arrange a free consultation. If the injuries you suffered were caused by the negligent actions of others, our experienced trial lawyers will work hard to get the compensation you deserve. Based in Miami, we can meet South Florida clients at several locations in Miami-Dade County.

Laying the Groundwork for Your South Miami Car Accident Attorney

Although car crash victims can substantially improve their chances of success in a personal injury lawsuit by retaining an experienced South Miami car accident attorney, there are steps all crash victims can take on their own to improve the strength of their legal claim.

  • Seek immediate medical attention and complete the full course of treatment

  • Gather evidence at the scene including photos of injuries, vehicle damage, and the scene; contact information for witnesses; the driver’s insurance, license, and registration information of the other driver

  • Get the name of the officer and the law enforcement agency investigating the accident as well as the accident report number

  • Obtain prompt legal advice because deadlines apply

Compensation for all Types of Joint Injuries

While vehicle accidents are the most common cause of injury to joints, they may stem from any physical trauma. Our South Miami car accident attorneys have handled all types of personal injury claims arising from:

Human joints are marvels of nature for their range of motion. This unique functionality also makes them more susceptible to injury. The back and neck injury lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano are familiar with all types of joint injuries, including a knee injury, shoulder injury and damage to wrists, elbows, ankles, fingers, and toes. From our extensive experience as South Miami car accident injury attorneys, we know the approximate value of these injuries to insurance companies, and we will not settle for less.

Overcoming Insurance Company Tactics and Traps

Our Miami-Dade County car accident attorneys see many injury victims who attempt to negotiate directly with the at-fault’s insurance company because they assume the insurer will handle their claim fairly by making a reasonable settlement offer. Insurance companies have created a multi-billion dollar industry by relying on sharp practices to underpay and deny claims. The insurers might seek to obtain a recorded statement to unveil information that can be used to compromise your claim. Although the insurer might claim that the statement is necessary to process your claim and get you paid, the actual purpose of obtaining a recorded statement is to get you to admit facts that might compromise your claim or to utter inconsistent statements that will be used to attack your credibility when you testify.

Alternatively, the insurer might request that you prematurely settle before you have fully determined the extent of your injuries and damages. Because you might need money to pay hospital bills and the mortgage during the period you are unable to return to work, insurers frequently offer a quick nominal settlement before a car accident victim has time to seek legal advice or complete medical treatment. Many injury victims also fall prey to sharp practices by insurance carriers because they do not understand all of the legal standards, deadlines, and procedural formalities necessary to successfully pursue a claim. Insurance companies know they often can tempt financially strapped injury victims with lowball settlements that do not account for all of a crash victim’s damages.

Insurance companies also routinely delay, delay, and delay some more to impose intense financial pressure on car accident victims to accept inadequate settlements. Our lawyers protect our clients’ rights, advise our clients to avoid key mistakes, and tenaciously pursue the full value of their legal claim. When insurance carriers attempt to drag their feet to crank up the financial pressure on injury victims, our South Miami car accident attorneys guide our clients through the process and tenaciously pursue the fullest financial recovery.

How Much Is My Claim Worth?

We work closely with the client's doctors and our network of medical experts to determine the extent of the injury, whether it will result in permanent disability, and how much the client is likely to benefit from physical therapy, surgery, or other treatment. When the injury is permanently disabling, we work with a life care planner to project future costs for medical equipment, medication, specially outfitted vehicles and other expenses the victim is likely to incur over a lifetime. The process of determining the value of a car accident claim involves consideration of many factors, such as:

  • Amount of settlement of cases involving comparable facts and injuries
  • Degree to which the fault of the defendant is evident
  • Amount of medical bills, auto repair/replacement, lost wages and other out of pocket costs
  • Whether the accident caused permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Egregious nature of the defendant’s wrongful conduct
  • Physical and emotional impact of accident on daily life of the victim
  • Effect of injuries on the victim’s ability to engage in parenting and spousal activities
  • Extent of the pain and suffering of the victim

These are just a few examples of factors that will impact the value of an auto collision claim. The specific facts that will determine the damages in your case will vary, so we invite you to seek prompt legal advice from an experienced South Florida car accident attorney.

In filing a personal injury claim, we seek compensation for current and future medical care, lost wages and future earnings, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life caused by the joint injury.

Contact the injury attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano. Our firm is dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for victims of a joint injury. Our attorneys are not out to settle a claim quickly to collect a fee. We stay in contact with clients to track their medical treatment and file suit only when maximum medical progress is achieved to obtain full damages.

Our entire staff is bilingual, and we handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee - no attorneys' fees unless we are successful on your behalf.