Did you know that Miami and Broward Counties had the highest amount of car accidents in the state of Florida in 2017? Miami came in as the highest with 63,157, and Broward was next with 40,324. You may not really think about the severity of just how dangerous driving on the roads in Florida may be until you’ve actually witnessed one of these accidents while driving down I-95, cruising through back roads and neighborhoods, or worse, when it happens to you personally.
If you find yourself the victim of a car accident in South Florida, and need a personal injury law firm in the Fort Lauderdale area to represent you, our team at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA is here to help. Our personal injury attorneys have a combined 100 years of personal injury law experience, representing clients all over Central and South Florida including, but not limited to, Aventura, North Miami Beach and Hallandale. We know that your top priority after a car accident is being able to return to a life of normalcy — getting back your health, going back to work, paying the bills, and most importantly, being compensated for any losses that results from the accident. Our job as personal injury attorneys is to make sure your rights are protected, and you receive the compensation you deserve. This isn’t something you can easily do on your own, especially after experiencing such a traumatic event. Our devoted team will aggressively fight to ensure you recover the maximum compensation possible, in the most efficient manner possible. Our goal at NFK is to bring “big firm resources to a small firm setting,” which helps us to give our clients personalized, dedicated attention.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in South Florida and you did not cause the accident, there is no doubt that you need a lawyer. Your insurance company will rarely offer the full value of your case without the expert guidance of a personal injury attorney by your side. This is something that we see insurance adjusters do on a regular basis. An unrepresented car accident victim is at a clear disadvantage. Don’t put yourself in that position! You need a skilled personal injury attorney to help with through the process. Even if the car accident seems minor, or no one appears to be that injured, you need to take precautions after the incident, both before and after you leave the scene, that will help to your personal injury lawyer immensely as they represent your case. Neglecting to follow the proper steps can hurt you in the long run, especially if you were not at fault. The last thing you want is to deal with any kind of legal issue, or worse, an incredibly high medical bill, when you weren’t even the one who caused the accident.
Before leaving the location of the accident, there are six main steps we highly recommend taking. First, make sure everyone is safe — in both vehicles — and if someone needs medical attention, call 911 right away. Then, be sure to call the police so a proper report is filed. Now it’s time to collect all pertinent information from all parties involved, and take photos of any damage done to the cars before anyone has touched them. You’ll also want to take photos of damage done to the surrounding environment, i.e. skid marks on the street or damaged property. One thing is for sure — do not apologize or explain anything. At this moment, you may be feeling overwhelmed and emotional, and may not really mean or even understand the things coming that are out of your mouth, but these words, whether you mean them or not, can be used against you in court. So, don’t say anything — not even I’m sorry. Last, but not least, stick around until you are 100% confident it’s okay to leave. Removing yourself from the situation early could result in becoming a hit and run case, even if that was not your intention.
NKF’s experienced, professional team of car accident lawyers has the successful background that is needed to win your case. We have won over $100,000,000.00 in jury verdicts and settlements for our injured clients. After you’ve experienced a car accident injury, you need the best possible legal assistance, and that’s what you’ll get from NKF. Contact us today at 305-931-6666 to schedule a free consultation at either one of our offices located in Aventura or Lakeland.