According to a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, a major crash involving a car fire caused a traffic nightmare on the Palmetto Expressway early Tuesday in Miami Lakes. All lanes on the Palmetto Expressway near Northwest 154th Street were closed in both directions, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It caused heavy traffic in the area during morning rush hour. Troopers say a driver that was traveling north on the expressway lost control of their vehicle and drove over the center concrete median barrier wall, colliding with three other cars that were headed southbound. The vehicle then caught fire. This happened early in the morning just before 7am. Several drivers were flown by helicopter to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries. No other information was immediately available.
Car Accident Attorneys in South Florida
In today’s fast paced society, no matter how careful you are when driving, there is always a high chance that you will be involved in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence. If being hurt in a car accident isn’t bad enough, the way you are sometimes treated by the insurance companies and their attorneys can sometimes be even more difficult to deal with. My experience is that insurance companies will try their best to deny or reduce the value of your claim. Even when they are legally required to pay your claim, they will delay doing so if they can. You must remember that insurance companies are in the business of making money and they are not trying to pay out on claims if they can avoid it. It is important to be prepared and ready before an accident happens so that your actions after the fact can make the difference in your personal injury claim. Knowing the next steps to take after you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident is key to protecting your legal rights and safeguarding your right to compensation. If you’re the victim of a crash, the attorneys at Suarez and Montero can help! We understand that injuries from accidents can have a huge impact on you and your family.
Common Car Accident FAQ’s
Should I talk to the police following a car accident? Yes, of course. You should fully cooperate with the authorities and explain how the accident occurred. However, don’t admit fault for the accident, even if you think you have some share of the blame.
Should I get medical treatment after a crash? Should I receive medical treatment after an accident? You should always seek medical attention after being involved in a car accident, even if you believe you have not been injured. Often, a person experiences an adrenaline rush after a car accident. You feel confused, confused, and anxious about your family or possibly your car. Sometimes a person hurts himself but does not feel symptoms until the next day, or even after several days. It is always best to be safe when seen at a local emergency room or by your doctor. Waiting too long to be examined by a doctor can hurt your chances of achieving a fair recovery on your claim.
What happens if I leave the scene of the accident? Accidents happen to even the most careful drivers. The immediate shock of an automobile accident may cause feelings of anger and panic. Get control of your emotions an act rationally to assess the situation. Leaving the scene of an accident in Florida can be a felony that may be punishable by incarceration and fines. There is seldom excuse for leaving the scene of a crash.
Contact a Accident Attorney in Miami Today!
At Suarez & Montero, we can help in all stages of your personal injury claim. We can help obtain evidence, document your injuries, and negotiate a settlement of your claim or case. We also make sure to keep our clients informed at all stages of their case. We believe that our clients deserve the highest level of service. Because your case is important to us, you can be assured that it will be treated with the highest level of care and attention by our attorneys and staff members. A skilled personal injury lawyer can make sure you avoid common mistakes injury victims make when negotiating a claim with an insurance company or the party responsible for the injury. Insurance companies are counting on you not to get informed on your case and hire a personal injury lawyer. Suarez & Montero has been assisting injured clients in South Florida for over 19 years against insurance companies. We appreciate the extensive impact an injury can have on one’s life or on their family and overall health. That is why our firm focuses on protecting the rights of injured victims. 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.