Motor vehicle accidents

As reported by Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2016, there were over 395,000 motor vehicle accidents, over 254,000 of them resulting in injury. If you were the victim of a motor vehicle accident due to another person’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries as well as the pain and suffering you were forced to endure. The Miller Injury Law Firm is ready and willing to work with all the available insurances to establish liability and tirelessly advocate for you and your injuries until an amicable resolution is reached in your favor.

Outside of natural illnesses, car accidents are the most common cause of fatalities and injuries. Even car accidents that don’t result in heavy or fatal injuries can become costly and turn your life into a financial nightmare. Your ability to work or even to get to work might be impaired, possible long recovery and the accompanying pain and suffering during that process, loss of wages, medical costs. The consequences of a car accident are likely to compound upon one another and spin out of control.

To preempt that spinning you have to ensure that you are properly compensated, as far as the law can possibly allow it. The greater compensation you receive, the greater will be your capacity to recover from a car accident with as few negative outcomes as possible.

Some vehicle accidents are trickier than others, in terms of assigning fault and getting proper compensation. Rear-end collisions fall into this category more than others do, as they often involve multiple participants when one car hits another, which then hits the car ahead of that one, and so on. In such situations where multiple drivers are involved, it’s important to have a proper legal representation in order to not become the short end of the stick when a court adjudicates how the damages should be dispersed across all the involved parties. And that’s if it comes to court, as an experienced lawyer will make sure that your rights are fortified against insurance company overtures long before that happens.

Additionally, accidents like rear-end collisions, sideswipe collisions, and fender benders tend to produce injuries that are difficult to precisely assess, in terms of the magnitude of pain and suffering, and the resulting damages you should receive in the eyes of the court, or the insurance company. Tendon or muscle sprain, whiplash, spinal disc bruising etc. all vary greatly in the rate of recovery and severity, and the insurance company will always seek to protect their bottom line by issuing the lowest amount of compensation they can.

Accordingly, it’s highly cost-effective to hire a proper legal team to represent you, one with the experience and specialization needed to gather all the data that bolsters your position, call upon the right medical experts, and have technical expertise accumulated over the years, which enables them to assess the technical minutia of vehicle dynamics.

You should also seek legal advice when it comes to lighter vehicle damage, commonly called “fender benders”. If it’s assessed that the damage is under the $1,000 range, it’s highly likely that this will affect the damages for the injury as well, such as whiplash, or similar injuries that result from abrupt deceleration.

Finally, it’s paramount to have a lawyer at your side when the worst outcome of a car accident occurs - death. Your lawyer will be familiar with the vagaries of each state law, when it’s a good idea to open an estate, and when it’s not. In a time of grief, only an objective party can prevent you from committing mistakes that will cause you additional grief.