A horrific crash early Sunday morning in Wilton Manors left an SUV unrecognizable on impact, shredding the SUV to pieces. Only one person, the driver, was in the Ford Expedition and that person’s condition has not been released. Wilton Manors police believe the driver was speeding southbound on Dixie Highway when approaching the Five Points intersection at Wilton Drive and NE 26th Street. It took two tow trucks to haul away all the debris. The SUV smashed into a pole, which fell and hit the Wells Fargo bank on the corner. Structural inspectors will have to survey the building to see if there was any damage that might make it unsafe. 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 help with any issues that may arise in your car accident claim. We offer trustworthy legal advice to help address 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.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Your life may change in a split second after being in an accident. There are many ways that an accident can affect you. As you might have guessed, the most important elements of a personal injury lawsuit based on an auto accident are breach of duty and damages. If you are confident that you can convince a jury that the defendant breached a duty which caused you damages, you and your attorney must next consider what kinds of damages you can claim to determine if it will be worth spending the legal fees and costs necessary to sue. In other words, if your only damage from an accident is a bruise on your arm that had little pain and got better in a few days, a jury is not likely to give you much money, if any. On the other hand, the expenses of suing, including filing fees, deposition fees and other such costs can be hundreds or thousands of dollars. So, an attorney will not want to sue someone on your behalf if in the end you and the attorney will ultimately lose money rather than make money. To be worthwhile, it must be reasonable to believe that a jury would give enough money so that after you pay your attorney fees (usually one third) plus the costs of brining the action, you have enough left over for you to have made it worthwhile to sue. Under Florida law, the goal in a personal injury lawsuit is to make the injured party whole and restore that party to the position he or she was in before the accident took place. The law recognizes several forms of damages recoverable by victims of personal injuries. These remedies include loss of income, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering damages, loss of consortium, compensation for future medical expenses that the victim will endure, and damages for any permanent disability or disfigurement suffered by the victim because of an accident. Remember that the law favors compensation for the injured party so long as the award is reasonable under the circumstances and is not deemed excessive. The amount of fair compensation that can be obtained in a personal injury case depends on many factors including the type of accident, seriousness of injuries, cost of medical treatment and therapy, to name a few.
Speak with our Accident Lawyer in Miami Today!
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against any responsible parties. Depending on the situation, the driver, owner, or manufacturer could be liable. Our legal team of Miami car accident lawyers have decades of experience handling car accident cases. With an extensive understanding of the laws involved, we can make sure you’re fully compensated for any medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages you may have experienced. Unlike other firms that handle cases in other areas of law in addition to their personal injury section, our firm is 100% dedicated to helping victims in personal injury cases and has been doing so for over 19 years. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation.
We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:
Miami Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.
Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.