Miami, Florida – Intersection Accidents Lawyer
Intersections are far more dangerous than many people realize. Vehicles approaching from any direction, including behind you, could cause serious accidents as a result of their drivers’ negligence.
Even if you take great care when driving, there often isn’t enough room to avoid an oncoming vehicle and the associated dangers in an intersection, and when the other driver is negligent, the most you can usually hope for is that your car has good safety features and that the other driver isn’t moving too quickly.
Just hoping for the best, however, will only get you so far in the event of a car accident. You also need the help of a reliable lawyer who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after an accident, like the experienced lawyers at Neufeld Law Firm.
Your Rights After an Intersection Accident
Typically, if you have been involved in an intersection accident in Florida, most of the compensation you will be eligible to receive will come from your personal injury policy. Your insurance company will be required to compensate you for any medical bills resulting from your accident, as well as for any lost wages you incur because of the severity of your injuries resulting from the accident.
However, most drivers do not realize that they can receive the latter type of compensation and only end up getting money to cover their medical bills. Worse yet, the insurance company will often pay less than it should by claiming that certain bills aren’t covered under its policy.
The only reason insurance companies get away with that, though, is the fact that most drivers aren’t fully aware of their rights following an accident. At Neufeld Law Firm, we understand how the law works, and we will fight to get you every dollar you deserve. We will never let you leave money on the table or let an insurance company undervalue your claim.
The Right to Sue
Even though Florida is a no-fault state, you still retain the right to sue if you were seriously injured in your accident. Our lawyers will help you connect with exceptional doctors who can determine just how seriously you were injured and who know how to properly document that fact.
If you were seriously injured as the direct result of the other party’s negligence, you could receive additional compensation beyond the limits of your personal injury policy, and depending on the severity of your injuries, that could be worth millions. As such, it is vital that you have a top-rated attorney representing you when that kind of money is on the line.
What to Do AFter an Intersection Accident
Most people have never been involved in a major accident and thus do not know how to protect their rights. They know to call the police and to share contact information with the other driver, but the dos and don’ts of what comes next are often unclear.
Get Medically Evaluated and Treated
While medical treatment is very expensive, your health must remain your top priority after an accident. Let EMTs evaluate you at the scene and get a further evaluation at an emergency room.
Doing so has a two-fold benefit. First, if you are seriously injured, the sooner you get treatment means it’s more likely you will recover fully and quickly. Second, if you are to refuse treatment at any point, your insurance company can use that as an excuse to limit your compensation.
Contact Neufeld Law Firm Immediately
Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience dealing with car accident cases, which means we know exactly what to do and when to do it. We will take command of your claim and ensure that the entire process goes smoothly.
Furthermore, you have the right to representation when speaking to the police and your insurance company. While that may not seem significant, anything you say could be used against you, after all, so let us speak in your stead to avoid that risk.
Don’t Talk About Your Accident With the Other Driver
As tempting as it may be to talk about what happened with the other involved driver, doing so can never help you. Trade contact information and then stay quiet. It may seem rude, but it could be worth a lot of money if you need to file a lawsuit.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you were seriously injured in an intersection accident, don’t wait to talk to an experienced car accident attorney at Neufeld Law Firm. Contact us immediately to schedule a free case evaluation.