A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department says a driver going the wrong way was involved in a fatal multi-vehicle collision in SW Miami-Dade early Friday morning. According to the spokesperson, the driver was traveling east in the westbound lanes of Quail Roost Drive near SW 113th Avenue around 5:30am at the time of the crash. The crash caused a huge pileup involving multiple vehicles. The 38-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Five other people were transported to hospitals nearby. No further details have been released. Your life may change in a split second after being in an accident. There are many ways that an accident can affect you. 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.
Car Accident FAQ
Will my auto insurance policy provide coverage if my leased car is stolen or totaled in an accident?When you lease a car, you are still the “owner” of the vehicle. Your auto insurance policy will cover any incident just as if you owned or financed the car.
Who pays for the rental car while my car is in the shop being repaired? If the other party is at-fault (you have submitted a liability claim), then their insurance company should pay for a rental. If your car has been totaled many companies will pay for your rental until a settlement has been offered. If the accident was your fault, and your company is paying for the repairs, then you must have rental reimbursement coverage to pay for a rental.
My child is leaving home to attend college. Do I still need to include him on my policy? Yes, unless he has his own car and insurance policy. Insurance companies realize that when your child comes home from college, he will be driving your cars. Some companies do have lower rates if the child is considered for part-time operators or lives more than a specified distance from home.
If I let a friend borrow my car, are they covered if they get in an accident? Most companies have policies that provide coverage for permissive users. It covers people driving your car with your permission. However, there may be gray areas. If you leave the keys on the table, and your friend takes the car for a quick trip to the store, is this a permissive user? It may be implied, but the situation is ambiguous. The best advice is to check with your agent or company if someone other than you or a family member regularly drives your car.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Miami Today!
The law protects injured victims by permitting them to obtain compensation from the at-fault party who caused their injury. Auto insurers are hoping that you won’t take the time to hire a lawyer or get informed about the legal ramifications of your injury and claim. Don’t let yourself get taken advantage of. Suarez & Montero has been assisting injured clients in South Florida for over 20 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.
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