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At Charlip Law Group, we bring our almost Forty (40) years of Plaintiff’s auto negligence experience and Florida Board-Certified Civil Trial expertise to help our clients obtain maximum compensation for injuries suffered after a car accident. We get involved in managing all aspects of your car accident claim including obtaining necessary medical care, securing lost wage reimbursements, and ultimately obtaining a settlement or favorable jury verdict compensating you for your pain and suffering.

Our Miami car accident attorneys and paralegals from our firm will be available to answer your questions and will prioritize your claims. Because Charlip Law Group’s team of car accident lawyers has a reputation for filing lawsuits on most claims as well as going to trial successfully on claims, you will benefit when it comes to the negotiation and potential settlement of your claim.

To learn more about how we can help, call us today at (305) 354-9313.

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Do I Need To Hire a Miami Car Accident Attorney For My Car Accident Case?

Experience and expertise matter when managing and prosecuting auto accident claims. Whether it is an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim or a claim against the at-fault driver, an insurance claim essentially involves an evaluation by the insurance adjuster of the claim’s value. Claims brought by board-certified trial lawyers who prosecute each claim individually are adjusted differently than claims brought by mass-market advertising law firms warehousing car accident cases. At Charlip Law Group, LC, Miami car accident attorney and our team of experienced personal injury attorneys treat each case and client with individual care and attention and strive to maximize the settlement value of each case. We neither warehouse car accident cases nor do we seek to mass market our services to collect such cases for “cash-flow” purposes.

Florida Car Accident Injuries Statistics

Florida had 300,750 reported motor vehicle accidents in December 2020. More than half (187,218) of all accidents reported resulted in personal injuries and 2,809 people died in car accidents.

The number of accidents in total decreased slightly between 2020 and 2019, but the total number of reported car accidents involving injuries is not consistent with a trend. Population growth and ongoing urban development could play a part in more crowded streets.

The new motor vehicle laws and safety regulations prohibiting driving with hand-held devices,  texting, and other forms of distracted driving, may have a positive impact on Miami drivers, as well as pedestrians, cyclists, and other motorists in Florida over the next few decades.

Florida is also home to four of the five most dangerous highways in America. With over 1,079 motor vehicle-related deaths, the Miami, Florida stretch of US 1 is America’s deadliest highway. The third most fatal highway for car accidents is State Road 826 or the Palmetto Expressway in Miami Dade County. Interstate I-95 (66th) and Interstate I-75 (30th), are the other notable highways where car accidents usually happen in Miami, Florida.

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Florida Law: Miami Car Accident Negligence and Injury Claims

In order to be eligible for compensation, victims of injuries must prove that the driver caused the crash because they were negligent. Negligence means that the driver failed or was not able to drive safely. Each motor vehicle operator is legally responsible for driving safely and with reasonable care. 

If a victim and her legal representative are able to prove that the other driver was distracted while driving, driving while impaired, or texting behind the wheel, they may be able to win the case. 

Another example of a breach of duty is negligently entrusting the control of a motor vehicle to an intoxicated person. At-fault parties in a crash are legally responsible for any injuries or financial consequences resulting from their negligence.

Call us today at (305) 354-9313 to speak with a personal injury attorney about your auto injury claim. 

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Miami Statute of Limitations For an Accident Involving a Car

Florida has strict limits on all types of lawsuits, including personal injury, wrongful death, and auto accidents. This applies to accident victims as well as their family members. These limitations are called statutes of limitations. The time it takes for injury victims to file a lawsuit or personal injury claim in court will depend on who is responsible and the identity of the negligent party.

Failure to act within the specified timeframes can result in injury victims being barred from receiving compensation. Florida’s statutes are different for car accidents between people or vehicles owned or operated locally, state- or county-owned or employees.

Other limitations that Florida law places on time may apply to different types of claims. The statute of limitations for motor vehicle accident claims based on an automobile manufacturing defect or design defect is different from a car accident with a negligent driver.

What Sets Charlip Law Group’s Miami Personal Injury Lawyers Apart From Other Car Accident Attorneys?

Why are we different from other Florida injury law firms? It starts with our personal service and compassion for your loss and pain. At our firm, you are not just one of the thousands of other clients with cases, you are someone we care about on a personal level who trusts in us and helps you seek honors and humbles us. We work very hard on your behalf to uphold the trust and confidence you have placed in us to obtain the best result possible for you. To that end, we only accept clients for whom we believe we can obtain a result that will provide them satisfaction and suitable compensation for their losses and injuries.

Fortunately for you, we can offer you the highest level of legal services available. Mr. Charlip was an honors graduate of the University of Florida School of Law, Executive Editor of the Law Review, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Civil Law Notary, and has almost 40 years of civil jury trial experience. There’s a reason we’re ranked among the top personal injury firms in Florida – we’re not afraid to fight in court to get you the largest possible jury verdict or settlement. Our results speak for themselves – our most recent jury trial verdict in a premises liability case was for $5 Million, one of the top 50 verdicts in Florida for 2019 and one of the highest premise liability verdicts in Florida!

From the very beginning, we develop an evidence-driven expert-supported creative, and effective strategy that is designed to achieve a favorable conclusion to your case. Every step of the way, we can be there by your side providing the aggressive yet compassionate support you need.

Those that have suffered serious injuries should have the best representation from serious personal injury trial lawyers such as the Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer David H. Charlip, B.C.S., Esq. With almost 40 years of trial experience in virtually every kind of auto accident injury, Mr. Charlip can assist you in resolving your claim for maximum value on an expedited basis.

Reach out to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free case evaluation. You pay nothing unless we win your case. Call now (305) 354-9313.

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The Services Our Miami Car Accident Lawyers Provide for Car Accident Victims Include

Our auto accident team will allow you to just concentrate on your physical recovery from your car accident injuries. We will handle all aspects of your car, truck, or motorcycle accident claim. We will also keep you fully informed as to our progress and remain available to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout this process.

You can reach a member of our Miami car accident team now. We offer free case reviews and will evaluate the strength of your case during our initial consultation. These consultations are always free, and we take on car accident cases based on contingency. This means you pay nothing until—and unless—we recover compensation in your case.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Medical management is the medical/legal review of your medical care by the law firm with the goal of making sure you receive quality, consistent and properly progressive medical care both to maximize your ability to recover from your injuries in as an efficient, inexpensive and painless manner as possible coupled with the oversight necessary to make sure the medical records accurately document your medical care, your injuries and reflect a reasonable and logical course of necessary treatment and care.

Every case is different and every injury heals and gets worked-up based upon the plaintiff’s medical care and recovery progress. That said, the average case usually requires between 4-6 months of treatment and medical visits before the plaintiff reaches what is called “maximum medical improvement”. That is the point where no further therapy, injections or medical intervention short of surgery will improve the injury symptoms or progress. It is at that point, a physician can evaluate the plaintiff’s disability and assign a disability rating. It is important to wait until that point before attempting to settle the case so that any settlement reached is based upon the full progress of the injury and recognizes the plaintiff’s permanent injuries.

No. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. You should speak with the lawyer and get a sense if he or she is someone you trust and is someone you can work with. You should speak with the law firm staff and get a sense of whether they are responsive and able to give your case the time and attention it deserves. You should evaluate the lawyer’s reputation, years of experience, credentials, expertise, awards and achievements. While a settlement of say $400,000 in a car accident case may seem like alot, without knowing or understanding the facts of that particular case, you cannot know whether that settlement was a good or bad result. The case might have actually been worth $1,000,000. For those reasons, settlement amounts contained in signs and advertisements should not be of any importance in deciding which law firm to retain for your case.

Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Certification provides an objective measure that a potential client can rely upon when selecting a lawyer. When you hire any professional, expertise matters – you don’t go to a family practitioner physician to evaluate and treat a suspected cancer. Similarly, when hiring a car accident attorney, it will not cost you any more to hire a specialist recognized by the Florida Bar as a civil trial expert.

No. A lawyer can bring suit on your auto accident case the same day you retain him. Most firms will wait until you finish treating and then attempt to settle the case on a pre-suit basis. The business model of many plaintiff’s law firms is to settle most, if not all, of their car crash cases presuit, without ever filing the cases or ever taking any cases to trial. At Charlip Law Group, LC, our reputation with the insurance companies is that we file our cases early and we take cases we can’t settle for maximum value to a jury trial. We believe that such an approach benefits all of our clients because the insurance companies take us seriously and know that we will pursue our clients’ claims through every level of the judicial system.

Yes you can. First, determining the cause of an accident is often very difficult and is best left to experienced accident reconstruction experts and car accident civil trial lawyers. Any seasoned plaintiff’s lawyer knows that if you eliminate all the ways you potentially can lose a case, you can only have a successful outcome. For that reason, part of advancing your case involves minimizing any potential claims that you were contributorily negligent. A lawsuit requires proof and evidence. Your lawyer will assemble that evidence and evaluate what it ultimately can be utilized to prove. You should always let a well-qualified legal professional evaluate whether it makes sense to pursue your claim. You will pay no attorney’s fee if there is no recovery so consulting with a lawyer is always a high value proposition.

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Getting the Legal Advice of an Experienced Miami Car Accident Lawyer

If you are the victim of a car accident due to negligence in Miami, you may be able to file a car accident claim. A car accident claim may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries especially if the accident was caused by a negligent driver. It is important to speak with a personal injury attorney when dealing with insurance companies and pursuing a Miami car accident injury claim. Having a Miami personal injury accident lawyer may be able to help the victim recover the maximum amount they can for their injury.

At Charlip Law Group, personal injury attorney David H. Charlip and his team of Miami car accident lawyers have dedicated their work to helping their clients receive the compensation they deserve. It is important to seek the legal advice of a car accident attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and that insurance companies may not be able to take advantage of your case.

Call the Charlip Law Group today at (305) 354-9313 to speak with our auto accident attorneys about your car accident injuries and personal injury claims.