Elderly Woman Extricated From Van Following Crash In Miami

Elderly Woman Extricated from Van Following Crash in Miami

A spokesperson for the Miami Dade Police Department says an elderly woman was extricated from a medical van after a serious crash at NW 3rd Court and 6th Street around 6 a.m. on Friday July 17, 2020. An officer said that the crash was caused when a white SUV and a emergency medical van collided at an intersection early in the morning. Officers stated that at this time it is unclear which (if any) of the two vehicles actually caused the accident. The southbound lanes of NW 3rd Court were shut down from NW 5th Street to 7th Street as crews worked to extricate the woman who uses a wheelchair and as a result was trapped after the accident. The woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she is listed in serious but stable condition. The other drivers sustained minor injuries.

Miami Car Accident Lawyers

If you would like to obtain compensation for an injury you or your loved one suffered in a car crash, you will have to prove that the accident caused your injury. To accomplish this, you will have to prove that the other driver was negligent. You may be wondering what exactly amounts to negligence in the context of motor vehicle accidents. It can be difficult as each accident is different and there are many ways a driver can be found to have been negligent while operating a vehicle. For example, in some cases, determining liability is simple. For instance, drivers who rear end other drivers are typically considered to have been negligent. In contrast, other car  accident cases can be more difficult to deal with. Head on collision cases that take place in intersections can be difficult to deal with because it can be difficult to determine which driver ran the red light. Things like police accident reports, surveillance cameras, witness testimony, and photos are extremely helpful when trying to determine liability issues after a car accident. Next, any damages that arise from the accident would be the financial responsibility of the negligent driver. Economic damages are those damages that have a clear price tag attached, like medical bills, damage to property, loss of wages, or other out of pocket costs. On the contrary, non-economic damages are those damages that are harder to place a dollar value on because they are not easily determinable. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, disability or disfigurement, loss of quality of life, and more. Most car accident related personal injury cases are resolved through settlement negotiations between the injured victim and the at-fault party. The at-fault party’s insurance company typically prefers to settle personal injury cases as quickly as possible in order to avoid further losses. This is because if your claim is not paid or if you simply can’t agree to a settlement figure, a lawsuit will be filed, and it will cost the at-fault party’s insurer substantially more money to defend and litigate your case.

Speak with a Miami Car Accident Lawyer Today!

Whether you sustained an injury as a driver, pedestrian, or bicyclist, injuries sustained in car accidents are compensable in a personal injury claim. After any type of motor vehicle accident, why not consider discussing your accident with a car accident attorney to learn what more about your legal rights and obligations after an accident. Let the car accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero evaluate the circumstances of your case and provide you with an explanation of your legal options going forward. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. Whatever the circumstances surrounding your injury claim, the team at Suarez & Montero has the experience necessary to ask the right questions and take the necessary actions to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve! Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries!

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