According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Northbound I-95 was completely shut down at Northwest 103rd Street after a fiery and fatal crash Thursday afternoon. Around 2:45 p.m., a motorcyclist died after colliding with three cars in the I-95’s northbound express lanes near Northwest 119th Street. A man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle and traveling north in the express lane when he collided into a Lexus sedan, a Mazda SUV, and a Chevy pickup truck. When the motorcycle hit the truck, the man was thrown from his bike and died. The Chevy caught on fire after the crash, but all occupants were able to get out of the truck before it was engulfed in flames. All the drivers and occupants of all the other vehicles involved had minor injuries. No further details have been released.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents in South Florida
Even the best, most cautious driver may at some time be the at-fault driver in an automobile accident. In even a simple accident, the insurance issues can get dizzyingly complicated. One issue that comes up often, in the wake of an accident is “How will the insurance company divide a liability limit between two people making claims against a single at-fault driver from a single accident?” Below you’ll find an example of a typical scenario involving multiple vehicles.
Example: If your liability limit is $100,000 per accident and there are two other cars involved in an accident you caused, how will each of those drivers’ claims be settled? The insurance company will give each claimant a share of the limit of liability proportionate to his or her claim in relation to the total of all claims submitted. To answer the specific question: If one driver claims $60,000 in liability damages and the other claims $90,000, the insurance company will give each a proportional part of the $100,000 limit, $40,000 and $60,000 respectively. Each individual driver would have to sue you directly for the rest of their claims.
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Whether you were injured in a minor fender bender or in a serious rollover accident, our injury law firm understands that your injuries can be severe and life changing. If you suffer injuries in a traffic accident in South Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. The accident victim may seek various forms compensation including medical expenses, pain, suffering and economic damage; The spouse may file a claim for union; Attorney’s fees, costs, and benefits are also refundable. In some cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages if it can be demonstrated that the driver or the neglected party acted with willful negligence of safety. In South Florida, traffic accidents happen very frequently and cause hundreds of Florida residents to be injured and killed every year. Contrary to what some might think, trying to manage a personal injury case without the help of a personal injury attorney or a car accident attorney can prevent a person from getting the compensation they may need and deserve. In our opinion, there are many ways a personal injury lawyer can help those who have had a car accident. At Suarez & Montero, we are ready and equipped to handle your traffic accident case. We often deal with personal injury cases that include car crashes, truck crashes, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, as well as other types of car crashes and accidents. Suarez & Montero auto accident attorneys have the resources and experience to successfully achieve your goal of obtaining the maximum compensation for your personal injury claim. Our company believes that the top priority for our customers should be to recover from their injuries to return to their normal daily life. Therefore, we provide our legal services without money or fees unless we succeed in recovering compensation in your case. Our lawyers are ready to provide proven legal representation and are ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to offer you a risk-free consultation!
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