According to a spokesperson for the Miami-Beach Police Department, a South Florida man will not face charges for fatally shooting a car thief who took off with his boss’ Mercedes-Benz SUV in Miami Beach. The man shot the suspect on Dec. 18, 2018, outside a Hand Car Wash located in Miami Beach at the intersection of 18th Street and Collins Avenue. According to police officers, the man had taken the vehicle to the car wash when he saw the suspect get into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and try to drive away. The owner of the vehicle fired two shots at the driver-side door, shooting the suspect in the head. The SUV then crossed both lanes of traffic on 18th Street, struck a parked car, and then crashed into the wall of an Office Depot. 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.
What Happens If the Defendant Denies Liability for Your Crash?
If the Defendant agrees they were responsible for your accident, they are admitting liability. They are accepting that they were at fault and caused your accident through their negligence. When this happens, you will typically proceed to settlement negotiations and figure out the value of your claim. However, in some cases, it is possible that the defendant will deny liability. If the Defendant does not accept liability for your crash and consequently refuses to pay you compensation for your injuries and financial losses, this is known as a denial of liability. You may be wondering what you should do if you receive a denial of liability. First things first, stay calm and do not panic. A great number of claims will start with the Defendant denying fault or responsibility. This does not mean you cannot settle your claim or that your claim will go to Court. It means that you will have to prove the accident was caused by the negligent actions of the Defendant. You must prove that the accident was more than just human error. What this means is that your claim will not be proceeding immediately to the negotiation stage; you will have to review the Defendant’s arguments and respond to them in detail to show why they were responsible for your accident through their negligent actions.
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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