Police Officer Injured After Crash With Drunk Driver

Police Officer Injured After Crash With Drunk Driver

A City of Miami police officer was involved in a crash with a driver who may have been impaired. According to a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department, an officer collided with another driver in the area of NW 2nd Avenue and 8th Street. It happened this morning at approximately 9 a.m. There were two vehicles involved in the crash, a dark blue Audi sedan and a City of Miami police cruiser. The driver of the second vehicle, which was a dark blue Audi sedan, appeared to be under the influence, police said. Miami Fire Rescue responded but fortunately no serious injuries were reported, and nobody had to be taken to a hospital. Police said the crash is being handled as a DUI investigation. There has been no word from police on any arrests in this incident. 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.

Liability in Car Accident Cases 

If there are liability concerns, either because you caused the accident or you can’t prove that someone else did, don’t overlook sources of reimbursement from which you don’t need to establish that someone was at fault. In deciding whether to assert a claim against another driver, remember there is nothing automatic about the obligation of that driver or his insurance company to pay your damages. To recover damages, you must come forward with evidence that the other driver broke the law and that such violation caused the accident and your damages. In most cases, the injured party claims that the other driver was negligent. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. It may consist of action or inaction. Negligence is the failure to act as a reasonably careful person would act under the circumstances. If the other person’s negligence was the only cause of the accident, that person is completely at fault and must pay 100% of the damages. However, more than one person may be at fault. The other person may claim that you were at fault or partly at fault. The other person may claim that some third party was at fault or that you and some third party were at fault. In determining who pays for your damages, fault is generally apportioned between or among the persons whose negligence caused the accident. In most states, you may be partly at fault for the accident and nonetheless recover damages. However, your recovery will be reduced in an amount that reflects your comparative fault. 

Speak with a Miami Car Accident Attorney 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 19 years. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation. 

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