Teen Injured in South Beach Hit-and-Run

A 13-year-old girl is on the road to recovery but in a lot of pain after, she said, a driver struck her as she was crossing a busy South Beach intersection, then fled the scene. The victim said she was crossing Washington Avenue at 18th Street when she was hit by a driver turning right on Washington, at around 8:30 a.m on Monday. The girl’s mother believes the driver’s car is a red four-door Honda Civic Type R with tinted windows, black-on-black rims, a spoiler and possible front-end damage. She said the vehicle’s tag began with the letter “G.” If you have any information on this hit-and-run or the driver’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471- TIPS.

Car Accident Attorneys in Florida (Miami & Broward)

In just a few moments, one wrong decision can permanently change one’s life while operating a vehicle. A distracted driver, a drunk driver, a reckless driver, or a driver who disobeys Florida traffic laws can cause serious injury to others. Florida is a “no-fault” state which doesn’t mean that the inquiry into who actually is responsible for the accident is discarded. Actually, determining fault is really important in figuring out who is going to be responsible you’re your injuries. After being treated for any injuries, it is essential to make sure you get advice from an experienced Florida auto accident attorney to ensure that you follow all of the necessary guidelines in submitting a car accident insurance claim. With the assistance of a prosperous auto accident law firm like Suarez & Montero, your odds of receiving the best possible settlement will increase because of our experience and dedication to our clients.

Compensation After a Car Accident in Florida

The basis for compensation after an auto accident varies on the facts and circumstances of your particular claim and accident. Our attorneys will do everything we can to investigate the accident and every party who is involved to ensure you that we obtain all information necessary to properly compensate you for your injuries. Aside from the emotional turmoil and stress, you could also be dealing with the complication of physical injuries, damages to property (e.g. car or home), and the insurance company’s failure to accept responsibility. Our accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero can help you in all of these situations by helping you ensure that you receive the proper treatment that you deserve. To pursue compensation from the other driver’s insurance, you must first be able to prove that the driver’s negligence led to the accident that caused your injury. If you were partially to blame for the accident, you may still be eligible for the recovery of damages. However, your award will be reduced by the percentage of blame that you bear. Some of the damages you may seek to recover through a thirdparty insurance claim, or a personal injury lawsuit include:

•Property damage

•Medical expenses

•Lost wages

•Loss of future earning capacity

•Cost of household chores that you are no longer able to do because of your injuries

•Pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship, and other general damages

•Punitive damages in cases where the other driver’s negligence was particularly egregious

How to Determine Who is at Fault in a Car Accident in Florida?

Generally, damages in auto accident cases are determined by the degree of fault that is assigned to each party involved. As a victim in an auto accident case, you are to be compensated by your own auto insurance provider through PIP and then from the at fault party’s insurance company. To establish a claim for negligence, you must establish that a (1) a duty was owed, (2) duty breached; (3) breach was cause-in-fact (but for) and proximate cause of plaintiff’s injuries; and (4) breach caused injuries. A duty is owed only to foreseeable plaintiffs. The plaintiff must show that “but for” the defendant’s breach (cause-in-fact) the plaintiff would not have been injured, and the defendant’s actions were the proximate (or legal) cause of the injuries and that such injuries were a foreseeable consequence of the defendant’s actions.

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.

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.

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

• Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

• T-Bone Car Accidents

• Road Rage Car Accidents

• Head-on Collisions

• Rollover Accidents

• Rear-end Car Accidents

• Left Turn Accidents

• Failure to Yield Car Accidents

• Sideswipe Accidents

• Merging Accidents

• Lane Change Accidents

• Construction Zone Car Accidents

• Truck Accidents

• Semi-Truck Accidents

• Bicycle Accidents

• Train Accidents

• Pedestrian Accidents

• Boating Accidents