Weston Car Accidents
Unfortunately, car accidents happen in Weston as much as they do elsewhere in Florida. Whether your accident happened on Meridian Parkway, Royal Palm Boulevard or Weston Road, we can help. With our offices conveniently located at 1820 N. Corporate Lakes Blvd., Suite 304, Weston, Florida 33326, we are within easy reach of anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident in Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Tamarac, Boca Raton, Plantation, Miramar, Lauderhill, Oakland Park, Davie, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach or Deerfield Beach.
In auto accident cases it is essential to hire a lawyer as soon as circumstances allow, so that the law firm can have its investigators go to the scene of the accident to start collecting evidence and interview witnesses immediately, much as investigators representing insurance companies do. At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano we have an in-house investigator that we promptly dispatch to accident scenes. With more than seventy years of combined experience handling car accidents throughout Weston and the rest of the State of Florida, our attorneys have helped thousands of automobile accident victims recover the compensations to which they were entitled from those whose negligence caused their injuries, as well as from their insurance companies.
Car insurance carriers repeatedly tell their insureds to report an accident as soon as possible. When involved in an accident, most of us will call our insurance companies claim’s department to report the accident as soon as we can. By doing so, we allow the insurance company to investigate the crash and interview witnesses. As a result of getting a head start on the investigation, the insurance company may be able to considerably reduce the amount of money it will have to pay out.
If we act as promptly to help our insurance companies, why not hire an experienced law firm as fast to help ourselves? While our insurance carrier will pay the other driver for our liability to the extent agreed upon in our policy, an experienced car accident lawyer will ensure that the other driver (and his or her insurance company) pays us compensation up to the extent of their liability or possibly, higher. Hence the importance of hiring a lawyer as soon as possible if you have suffered an injury as a result of an auto accident.
Please note that according to a recent article on the Sun Sentinel, the Insurance Research Council estimates that one out of four Florida drivers does not have car insurance. This puts Florida among the top five states with the most uninsured drivers. The State of Florida disputes those numbers, but regardless of the exact percentage, the number of drivers without liability insurance coverage is one of the reasons why Floridians pay an average of $1,476.00 a year for car insurance.
These statistics highlight the importance of having uninsured motorist coverage, commonly referred to as UM or UIM coverage. This coverage protects the insured when he or she has a car accident with someone that does not have automobile liability insurance or has insufficient liability insurance to fully compensate someone for their injury. UM creates a duty for the insurance company of the covered driver to stand in place of the negligent driver and pay as if it were such driver’s insurer. Under Florida Law, UM coverage must be offered to all those insured for bodily injury (liability) coverage. Moreover, when a person buys liability coverage, a written rejection of UM coverage or an election of UM coverage in amount less than the bodily injury or liability coverage must be signed by the insured. If you own more than one car, you could also elect “stacked” or “unstacked” coverage. This decision is very important. When at all possible, elect “stacked” coverage. What this means, is that if you have, for example 3 cars each with $50,000/$100,000 in bodily injury coverage and $50,000 in uninsured motorist coverage, you then have a total of $150,000 of uninsured motorist coverage available should their be an accident with an uninsured or under insured driver. You arrive at this coverage by adding the $50,000 UM from all three cars.
If you have suffered a serious injury or a loved one died has died as a result of a car accident in Weston or elsewhere in Broward County or Florida, please contact our law offices via email or call us toll free at 888-499-9700 or locally at at (954) 524-4800 to schedule a free consultation at home, at the hospital or at our offices as soon as possible.