Car Crash Leaves Miami-Dade Police Officer Hospitalized After Being Hit By Drunk Driver

Car Crash Leaves Miami-Dade Police Officer Hospitalized After Being Hit by Drunk Driver

On Saturday June 13, 2020, a Miami-Dade police officer was struck by a drunk driver near the entrance to Florida’s turnpike at the intersection of NW 12th Street and 117th Avenue early Saturday morning. A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department says the officer was on his way home at the time of the accident. Emergency responders arrived on the scene to tend to the police officer and transported him to a nearby hospital. The crash is still under active investigation.

Tips on What to Do After a Car Accident

Call 911: This is one of the most important items on this list. Often times, drivers decide to not call the police, and this is one of the biggest mistakes we see drivers make after a car accident. By contacting the police, it allows you to create a record of the property damage at the scene and the fault between you and the other driver. This becomes crucial when dealing with insurance companies as they will want proof of the accident and damages at issue in your claim.

Take Pictures of the Accident: Once you make sure no one is seriously injured and after calling
911, take some time to take detailed pictures of the accident scene with your mobile device or camera if you happen to have one on hand. Make sure to take pictures of the traffic signals, lights, intersection of accident, stop signs, road markings, skid marks, and any other possible obstructions to your view before the accident. Remember, the police are not responsible for doing this and they will not be taking any pictures of the scene.

Obtain Medical Treatment: Many clients think they are fine after a car accident and as a result, delay medical treatment. However, after an accident, you should get checked out to make sure you are actually fine. In many cases, injured victims do not notice pain or soreness until days or weeks after a car accident. Failure to receive medical treatment after an accident can be used by insurance companies to downplay the seriousness of your injuries. Insurance companies will use any delay in treatment to de-value your personal injury claim.

Use Your Auto Insurance Medical Coverage: Any injuries that you suffer in an auto accident should be paid under your auto insurance PIP benefits. You can also give your health insurance information to pay for any deductible or co-pays, but auto insurance coverage is primary coverage after an accident, and it should be used.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today!

There is no replacement for quality legal advice after being involved in a car accident. The car accident attorneys at Suarez and Montero would love to have an opportunity to explain the law in Florida to assist you in presenting a strong claim against the at fault party. Every firm is distinctive and auto accident victims have needs that are also distinct. The Florida auto accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero encourage you to reach out so that we can explain more about the different ways that our law firm and attorneys can provide legal help and guidance after an auto accident. Make an appointment with us at one of our many locations. Remember, we work on a contingency basis so you will owe us nothing If we are unable to obtain successful results for your case. The attorneys at Suarez & Montero can meet with you to discuss further. always available to talk with you and answer your questions. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries! Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.

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