According to a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department, one woman has died, and two others are in critical condition after a fatal crash on the Don Shula Expressway in SW Miami-Dade. Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene on the northbound lanes near the Florida Turnpike, yesterday at about 2:30 p.m. According to the spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, a black Cadillac Escalade SUV with four people inside lost control and crashed into a Ford Sedan. One person was ejected from the SUV and pronounced dead on the scene. Two other people were transported to Jackson Memorial in critical condition. 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.
Steps to Take After Car Accident
Stop Your Car: The first thing you need to do after an accident is to stop at the scene. You’ll need to exchange information with the other driver this will include license numbers insurance information vehicle registration and personal contact info. The next thing you want to do is try to move the vehicle off the roadway. If the car is not operable, turn your hazards on. Also, turn off your ignition as soon as possible. This will prevent any potential gas leaks.
Assess Injuries: Make sure you assess your injuries. Also, talk to your passengers and see if they have any injuries. Call for help immediately so that you can get first responders to the accident scene as soon as possible. If your passengers have serious injuries, you should not move them unless you’re in imminent danger.
Exchange Information: exchange information with the other driver get his license number’s driver’s license number is insurance policy number take a photograph of A tag on his vehicle and any other information you can gather from the insurance from the opposing driver is very important and you want to make sure you get the witnesses names and addresses people sort of stuck around after the accident last time these people get impatient may leave before the police arrives and you’ll never be able to find them again so with their names and addresses you can always contact them later on and get the information you need to support your support your claim.
Take Notes: if you have time at the scene of the accident, you should make a diagram of what happened in the accident. Try sketching out what direction or what lane you were in as well as the other vehicle at the time of the impact.
Take Photos: if you have your cell phone with you, make sure you take as many photos as you can. Photographs really tell the story and they help refresh your memory later. Also, make sure you take plenty of pictures of your vehicle and the other vehicle involved in the accident.
Speak with a Accident Lawyer In Miami Today!
At Suarez & Montero, our team of car accident attorneys in Miami will work with you every step of the way, offering the expert legal guidance you need to win your lawsuit. We will take care of all legal matters that relate to your claim and develop the best legal strategy for your individual case to ensure the successful recovery of your damages. This includes determining the economic and non-economic compensation you’re entitled to, identifying who should be held liable for your injuries and damages. We will not rest until we have developed and presented the most persuasive argument possible, and ensure you receive fair and just compensation for your damages. 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 20 years. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation.
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