Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog
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Being seriously injured in a car crash in Tamarac or any South Florida community can be devastating. You may be in significant pain and you may have the stress of having to take time away from work. You may also need to fill out insurance forms, make claims, and deal with doctors’ appointments as well as health concerns.

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In this type of situation, it is easy for mistakes to be made, especially if you are unfamiliar with the injury and claims process. Some of the most common mistakes that people make after a serious car accident and injury include:

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If you want to paint the kitchen in your Homestead or Florida home, that can be a do-it-yourself project. All you may need are a few cans of paint, some tarp, and some paint brushes. While there are lots of projects that are easy for the handyman, it’s important to keep in mind that legal issues and legal questions are not a DIY fix.

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It is troubling that there are many videos, books, and articles suggesting that anyone can act as their own legal representative in insurance cases, legal claims, and injury cases. While it is true that you are not legally obligated to hire an attorney in these situations, trying to do it yourself can be an expensive mistake.

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Earlier this week, we took a look at the many costs and expenses associated with sustaining a serious injury in Hollywood or South Florida. In addition to the medication, medical services, medical devices, at-home care, hospital stays, and surgery costs that we have already discussed, there are additional, long-term expenses that injured patients often face.

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If you have been injured in a car accident in Homestead or in any incident in Florida, you will need to decide how much your injuries will cost. You will need to evaluate insurance or settlement offers, and that’s difficult to do that unless you know how what the total costs of your injuries will be. If an insurance carrier is offering you $10, 000 will that cover all your medical treatment, lost income, and car repairs?

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The problem is that many injured Homestead and Florida residents end up underestimating their injury costs and accepting insurance money that does not cover their long-term expenses. In this situation, the injured person may run out of money. This can be incredibly stressful and even harmful to the patient’s health – especially if they can no longer pay for the medical treatment they need.

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Insurance companies may tell you that their insurance process is simple and easy. There are books out there that claim to tell you how you can file your own claim without going through an attorney. This has created a lot of confusion among plaintiffs, and left many to wonder whether they need legal advice or a Florida or Hollywood injury lawyer after a serious injury.

The simple answer is “yes.”

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The month of April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This month, the National Institutes of Health wants to warn you about the dangers of alcohol to your health and safety. It’s a good time to sit down and talk about drunk driving, alcohol poisoning, and the other dangers that drinking can cause. If you have children, this is a good time to develop a “drive sober” strategy for the whole family.

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Here are a few tips for ensuring that alcohol use doesn’t cause a tragic car accident in Hollywood that could affect you and your family:

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This is a good time of the year to take the steps needed to make sure that you are not at risk of causing a car accident in Homestead or your community because.

What can you do this month to make driving safer for you and your family?

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Over a year ago, Florida passed a law that banned texting and driving in the state. While the legislation was meant to stop distracted driving in Miami and other cities, has the law had the intended effect?

Critics claim that the law is not robust enough, since drivers have to be pulled over for another violation in order to be charged with texting and driving. This means that even if officers see motorists texting and driving, they cannot pull the drivers over unless they are doing something else wrong. Stronger bills that would ban texting and driving more firmly and would give police more powers to pull drivers over just for texting repeatedly failed to get passed into law.

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Wrong-way car accidents in Homestead and other Florida communities result in serious injuries and fatalities each year, and are highly preventable collisions. Florida ranks third in the nation when it comes to wrong-way accident deaths. These types of crashes are often caused by drunk driving or distracted driving, but authorities have noted that in many cases it is difficult to catch a driver headed the wrong way until a collision occurs.

Types of Wrong Way Crashes

Wrong way car accidents can cause serious and fatal injuries. Often, a drunk driver will be heading the wrong way at high speeds, so the force of the collision is significant enough to cause serious damage. In addition, these collisions tend to happen on ramps, where cars are still traveling at higher speeds because they are entering or leaving highways.

Yikes!

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Drivers without insurance have been a problem in Florida for some time, and Hialeah police announced recently that they would be cracking down on motorists who do not obey insurance coverage laws. Experts say that the average Florida driver pays about $400 extra a year due to drivers who fail to get any insurance at all, and police point out that drivers without insurance or valid licenses are often behind hit and run accidents in Hialeah and other communities.

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Last month, police in the community checked the validity of insurance cards when pulling people over for traffic violations. It’s not something that police often do, since it requires calling insurance companies to verify whether a driver’s insurance policy is valid and up-to-date. The checks revealed a number of drivers without insurance and some without valid licenses. One man handed police fake insurance information and admitted that he purchased his insurance card in a parking lot.

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