One Dead After Violent Crash on MacArthur Causeway

One man died after being involved in a violent car crash on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami this past Sunday. The crash occurred early in the morning on Sunday when the driver smashed his car into a guardrail which caused his car to flip over several times before coming to a complete stop on its edge. According to the Miami Dade Police Department, the man was speeding at the time of the crash and was thrown from his vehicle due to the impact. MDPD closed the MacArthur Causeway as they investigated the scene of the accident. The lanes have since been reopened.

Top Mistakes You Should Never Make After a Car Accident

Not Contacting the Police After a Car Accident: This is one of the biggest mistakes we see drivers make after an accident and it is also one of the most important items on this list. By contacting the police, it allows you to create a record of the damage at the scene and the fault between you and the other driver. This becomes crucial when dealing with insurance companies as they will want proof of the accident and damages at issue in your claim. If you’re involved in an accident and the other driver tries to persuade you to not call the police, don’t fall for it. Oftentimes, the driver will tell you not to worry and will say that their insurance will take care of it. That’s not always the case. Also, remember to review the policy report for any mistakes. Officers are human, and they write hundreds of these reports each year—mistakes happen.

Not Taking Pictures of the Accident: Once you make sure no one is seriously injured and after calling 911, take some time to take detailed pictures of the accident scene with your mobile device or camera if you happen to have one on hand. Make sure to take pictures of the traffic signals, lights, intersection of accident, stop signs, road markings, skid marks, and any other possible obstructions to your view before the accident. Remember, the police are not responsible for doing this and they will not be taking any pictures of the scene.

Waiting Too Long to Obtain Medical Treatment: Many of you may think that you are fine after an accident and decline medical treatment. However, after an accident, you should get checked out to make sure everything really is okay. It is very common to notice pain or soreness long after the accident itself. It could even take days or sometimes weeks after an accident for you to notice an issue. Failure to receive treatment after an accident can be used against by insurance companies to downplay the seriousness of your injuries. Insurance companies will use any delay in treatment against you to de-value your claim. Another worry people have is that it will cost too much to go to the hospital, or, your insurance rates will go up if you get medical treatment. In fact, your PIP insurance covers 80% of your medical bills up to $10,000 (subject to any deductible).

Not Making Use of Your Auto Insurance Medical Coverage: Any injuries that you suffer in an auto accident should be paid under your auto insurance PIP benefits. You can also give your health insurance information to pay for any deductible or co-pays, but auto insurance coverage is primary coverage after an accident, and it should be used.

Attempting to Settle Your Claim Without an Attorney: Insurance adjusters are not on your side. They solely want to protect the interests of their employer—your insurance company. They may tell you that “you don’t need an attorney” and “we can work something out,” but do not be fooled by this. They know that they can settle your case with you for far less, usually thousands of dollars less, than if you had a lawyer advocating on your behalf.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today!

There is no replacement for quality legal advice after being involved in a car accident. The car accident attorneys at Suarez and Montero would love to have an opportunity to explain the law in Florida to assist you in presenting a strong claim against the at fault party. Every firm is distinctive and auto accident victims have needs that are also distinct. needs are different. The Florida auto accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero encourage you to reach out so that we can explain more about the different ways that our law firm and attorneys can provide legal help and guidance after an auto accident. Make an appointment with us at one of our many locations. Remember, we work on a contingency basis so you will owe us nothing If we are unable to obtain successful results for your case. The attorneys at Suarez & Montero can meet with you to discuss further. always available to talk with you and answer your questions. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries! Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.

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The Law Offices of Suarez & Montero Car Accident Attorneys represents accident victims injured in various types of accidents including:

• Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

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• Sideswipe Accidents

• Merging Accidents

• Lane Change Accidents

• Construction Zone Car Accidents

• Truck Accidents

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Jaime Suarez

An experienced legal personal injury defense professional in Miami, who is dedicated to helping accident victims with personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, brain and spinal cord injuries, slip and fall accidents, prescription errors, wrongful death, and accidents at work.