According to a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department, Turnpike SB Lanes Blocked in Miami-Dade After Crash Involving Overturned Tractor Trailer Chopper footage showed the scene, which took place just after 5 a.m. along the lanes near Northwest 106th Street An early morning crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer is causing massive traffic delays along Florida’s Turnpike in Miami-Dade County. Chopper footage showed the scene, which took place just after 5 a.m. along the southbound lanes near Northwest 106th Street. Florida Highway Patrol officials said the crash involved the trailer and three other vehicles, with the trailer losing control and overturning along with other cars overturning as well. Emergency crews are at the scene working to remove the driver from the trailer. FHP officials say all injuries appear to be non-life threatening, but a trauma surgeon was flown to the scene to help remove the driver and airlift them to an area hospital. Drivers are advised to avoid the area for much of the morning as the investigation and clean-up continues. No further details have been released. If you or someone you love were recently injured in a motor vehicle accident, our team of car accident lawyers can with all issues that may arise in your car accident claim. We offer trustworthy legal advice on any legal issues that apply to your personal injury claim. At Suarez and Montero, our car accident lawyers have more than 20 years of experience successfully representing car accident victims in all types of cases. We have an exceptional team that can provide you with the guidance you are looking for after being injured in a car accident or other type of injury.
Damages Recoverable in Car Accident Case
Car accident claims often involve a variety of damages, including but not limited to damages for economic losses, non-economic claims for pain and suffering, disfigurement damages, and partial and permanent impairment claims. Here is a breakdown of the damages that are recoverable in car accident cases:
Economic damages: this encompasses past and future medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and property losses, such as a damaged vehicle. Medical bills associated with the treatment received following a car crash are also considered economic losses. Economic damages also include past and future lost earnings. Because car accident injury victims are often unable to work for extended periods of time during their injury recovery, this is an important damages component that must be thoroughly analyzed and documented, often with the assistance of an attorney or expert. Lost earnings claims should be well documented and supported with evidence. A car accident victim is also entitled to out-of-pocket expenses. In many cases, there are items that are not covered by insurance or there are situations where the injured party may need to hire help to maintain their home. Co-pays and deductibles that are not being covered by health insurance would also be considered compensable out-of-pocket losses.
Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages are also very important and include several sub-categories. Non-economic or non-pecuniary damages are not quantifiable in terms of dollars and cents. Rather, they are considered the pain and suffering component of damages. But non-economic damages include much more than just pain and suffering. Non-economic losses not only include the actual pain that the individual is suffering, but also the impact on the injured victim’s quality of life, including how the accident has affected his or her ability to enjoy the activities that were enjoyed prior to the crash. These losses may include the physical and emotional impact on the ability to engage in hobbies as well as limitations on their ability to love and care for family. Non-economic losses may include things like an injured victim’s inability to bend over to pick up a grandchild. Physical limitations following a crash are a very serious issue and can create a significant amount of emotional distress, not to mention the physical pain associated with trying to fight through the injury to be there for one’s family. Loss of consortium damages for the spouse of a victim are also compensable under the non-economic damages claim. If the evidence presented indicates that the spouse of an injured party has been affected and the relationship between the two has been negatively impacted or compromised, the spouse of a victim may also be entitled to compensation. An additional category of damages includes the permanency of the injuries. A crash victim may have a permanent impairment where he or she is not able to fully return to their pre-accident activities. This could include a loss of strength, range of motion or permanent brain injury. Supporting medical evidence is vital to validate the extent and severity of permanent injury claims. In addition, there may be damage associated with scarring or disfigurement. This can include road rash, deformities caused by fractured bones or surgical scars. Disfigurements can be a significant category of damages for anyone, but especially a young person who must live with the scars for the rest of his or her life.
Punitive Damages: In special situations, punitive or exemplary damages may also apply to the claim. If our investigation reveals that the individual who caused the harm recklessly disobeyed legal responsibilities, such as driving under influence of alcohol or drugs, or engaged in some type of intentionally reckless conduct, a punitive damages claim may be warranted. In these instances, the number of damages may be substantially increased. Additionally, if there is evidence indicating that the defendant engaged in reckless conduct. Punitive damages are a way of punishing the wrongdoer and are typically not covered by insurance.
Speak with a Accident Attorney in Miami Today!
Hiring a personal injury attorney is a very important thing to do for several reasons. I believe that it is important because the company on the other side of the case whether it be insurance company, the company that manufactured the product, the hospital or the doctor who injured you will hire an attorney. Essentially, whoever it is that you bring a lawsuit against will have an attorney on their side. If you don’t have an attorney, you are already at a disadvantage. If you’ve been involved in an intersection accident, contact us so that one of our skilled personal injury attorneys can handle your case effectively and efficiently right from the get-go. Apart from skill, it is also important that you find a personal injury lawyer who has the experience needed to handle your claim. The personal injury lawyers at Suarez and Montero are ready to provide you with top-notch legal services. We take all types of car accident cases including intersection accidents, pedestrian accidents, hit and run accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, rear-end accidents, motorcycle accidents, and more. Let us help you focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on protecting your legal rights! We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation! We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:
We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:
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Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.