A University of Florida student died last night after being hit by a car on University Ave in Gainesville. The 19-year-old student passed away at the hospital hours after the accident. Lambert was from Miami and a freshman at UF. According to Gainesville Police, a Honda Civic traveling east on University Ave hit a Honda Accord that was turning from the west bound lane onto 17th St. The Civic then went off the road, hitting a pole and five UF students. All five students were taken to the hospital along with the driver of the Civic. Police continue to investigate the factors that led to the crash. This is the second accident in 6 months where a UF student was killed on University Ave. Police are still looking for the driver that killed a student in a hit and run crash in December. 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 assist you with 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.
Injured in a Car Accident in Miami or Broward?
When you’ve been in an accident, you need to know the basics of how insurance works. Both your insurance and the insurance of the other driver in the accident. Although there are variations based on the insurance law in each state, there are certain basic categories of coverages in a typical automobile insurance policy. These types of coverages commonly include general liability coverage (bodily injury and property damage), uninsured motorist coverage, underinsured motorist coverage, comprehensive coverage, collision coverage and med-pay/ PIP coverage. When talking about their car insurance, people often say with great confidence that they have “full coverage” on their vehicle. Un fortunately, I am not sure that many people really know what this means. It seems that people believe that, if they have “full coverage,” they have purchased every possible type of coverage that is available— which is not always the case. Worse yet, some believe it means that the amount of insurance covering them is unlimited or at least higher than it really is. First, “full coverage” is not really a legal term, in that you will not commonly hear lawyers using the term. Furthermore, often different insurance companies and insurance agents define “full coverage” differently. People typically categorize themselves as having one of only two possible levels of coverage, full coverage, or liability only. Thus, at the very least, saying that you have full coverage means that not only do you have insurance covering you for your liability against others, but you have insurance that covers damage to your vehicle for accidents that were not the fault of someone else (trees falling on the car, accidents that are your fault, etc. Thus, any definition of “full coverage” is usually going to include those two types of coverages. However, having full coverage may or may not include other types of insurance coverages that may be available. It may or may not include medical payments/PIP coverage, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and so on. Furthermore, you might have every type of coverage offered—full coverage in the broadest sense of the term—but what are the limits of each of those coverages? Your full coverage might not be as helpful as you think if you have all possible types of coverages but very low limits of each type. My advice is that if you believe that you have “full coverage” it might be a good idea to look over your policy and declarations pages and talk to your insurance agent so that you know what coverages actually make up your “full coverage” and what the limits are of each type of coverage.
Hire Our Accident Lawyer in Miami!
Even though most injury victims are aware that they have a legal right to obtain compensation from the party responsible for your injury, they may be confused about how to begin the process. For some car accident injury victims, they must make a claim with either their own insurance company or the responsible party’s insurance company. For others, they may be considering the filing of a lawsuit. In either case, the help of a skilled car accident attorney can be a great asset to have on your side. The car accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero have the resources and experience to successfully accomplish your goal of receiving maximum compensation for your personal injury claim. Our firm believes that the top priority for our clients should be recovering from their injury to return to their normal everyday lives. That is why we offer our legal services with no money down and no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation in your case. Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation and stand ready to protect your rights. A consultation appointment takes less than an hour in most cases, and if you have unrecovered losses, it could wind up being one of the best investments of your time that you’ll ever make. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case 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