How much money can I receive if i’m injured in a car crash in South Florida?Return to Videos & FAQS
The value of an automobile accident case will depend upon your injuries. It will also depend upon the amount of property damage that is involved in the case. And that’s why it’s so important for you to seek emergency medical treatment to document your injuries and to take photographs of the property damage immediately after the accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident, please contact Payer & Associates.
The amount of financial compensation you recover after you are injured in an automobile accident case will depend upon many different factors and almost every case is different. The major factors the insurance company will generally consider in their evaluation of your claim are:
- The amount of fault or negligence of the their insured at-fault driver.
- Additional aggravating factors of the at-fault driver, such as DUI (driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol).
- The amount of bodily injury insurance coverage available from the at-fault party.
- The amount of under insured motorist (UM or UIM) coverage you have on your automobile insurance policy.
- The police report (although not admissible at trial).
- Client’s verbal or written statements (if any). Please note Payer & Associates highly recommends consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney BEFORE giving a statement to an insurance company
- Witness statements.
- Your comparative fault for the collision (if any).
- The weather conditions at the time of the crash.
- Emergency medical treatment at the accident scene (Fire Rescue).
- Medical records from the hospital emergency room (ER).
- The injuries sustained in the accident as documented in the medical reports.
- The timing and/consistency of the medical treatment.
- The type of medical treatment received.
- Diagnostic testing (X-Rays, MRI, CT Scans, Nerve Conduction Tests) results and films.
- Surgical Records (if any).
- The amount of the medical bills for the treatment related to the crash.
- Photographs of any physical injuries including cuts and bruises.
- Photographs of the accident scene and damage to the vehicles involved in the crash as well as any other property damage.
- Vehicle Repair Costs.
- Lost wages for time missed from work due to the accident.
The more professionally and concise the above information is presented to the claims adjuster for the at-fault driver’s insurance company the better the financial recovery will be. Accident scene and injury photos should always be in color format and the documents should be easy to read. This is why it is recommended that you hire a personal injury attorney in Miami that only represents injury victims and who has the expertise to properly present your claim. You should never hire an attorney who does not specialize in the handling of personal injury cases to represent you as this could cost you thousands of dollars in lost recovery at the time of settlement.
The personal injury attorneys at Payer & Associates have represented car crash victims and their families in Miami and Fort Lauderdale for the past 20 years and have the knowledge and experience necessary to gather and put forth the necessary and compelling evidence of your crash, your injuries and other damages and present your injury claim to the at-fault person’s insurance company in order to get you the maximum financial compensation possible.
Call Payer & Associates If You’re Injured in a Car Crash in South Florida
The aggressive and experienced attorneys at Payer & Associates are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week to fight for anyone injured in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Call Payer & Associates today for your free confidential initial consultation with one of our attorneys in Miami or Fort Lauderdale to discuss your car accident case.