Articles Posted in Car Accident Claims

There are lots of ways to buy a safe used car in Hollywood and South Florida. You can visit a dealership or used car lot to get a car or you can buy direct from any number of online websites and newspapers. No matter how you buy, keep in mind the choices you make could affect your safety on the roads.

Used cars can be safe vehicles with many miles still left in them, but some have serious mechanical flaws or even compromised safety features that could put you at risk on the road. A safe car in good condition can help you avoid breakdowns, costly repairs, and even car accidents.

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Being in a car accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida is already frightening, but it can be downright scary how a collision can affect your finances for some time. There may be hospital or medical bills to pay after your accident, for example, as well as costs for getting your car towed and repaired. You may miss out on some time at work and may need to rent a car or take a taxi while your car is being fixed.

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Car insurance, of course, is meant to help you pay for some of these costs. The problem is that after a crash, your insurance rates may go up. This means that even though insurance can pay for some of your accident costs, the higher insurance rates will mean you’re paying for the crash for months or years in the form of higher premiums.

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This past week, a Florida family announced it had filed a lawsuit against Uber and one of its drivers after a college student was killed in an Uber car accident in Miami in the final days of 2015. This case, as well as a string of other claims from injured passengers across the country, has shone a spotlight on Uber and its drivers.

Uber is a ride sharing service, much life Lyft and Sidecar. You can use your phone app to call for a car when you need one, and the service costs a fraction of what taxis cost because the drivers are not professionals – they’re simply car owners. Uber drivers and other ride-share drivers are contractors, not employees the way taxi drivers are.

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It’s something no one wants to think about: the possibility of being in a serious roadway accident. Many of us think it won’t happen to us, but the reality is that most drivers will be in at least one accident at some point in their lives.

Of course, there are many things you can do to reduce your risk of a car crash in Hollywood or your South Florida community. You can take good care of your car, drive defensively, and take additional courses or training to develop stronger driving skills. You can also make a commitment to never drive distracted, fatigued, or drunk.

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If you have been in a car accident in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, or any South Florida community, you may realize pretty quickly that the collision may be expensive. You may get a hospital bill right away if you have been injured and if your injuries are serious you may soon realize that your medical costs will be quite high. You may experience an immediate loss of wages if you have to lose time at work. If your car was damaged, you may immediately need to pay for a rental or for car repairs.

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A car accident can result in painful injuries, but in many cases it also results in financial worries. Will your insurance cover all the costs of your injury? How long will you have to wait to get compensation? Will you lose income or future earning opportunities if you can’t work because of your injuries?

The reality is that after a car accident in Hollywood or any South Florida community, it’s natural to have questions and it’s important to protect your finances. Flaxman Law Group would be pleased to offer advice and representation if you have been injured and need to negotiate with insurance carriers or file a claim. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation to review your options.

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After a car accident in Hollywood or South Florida, seeking legal advice is crucial if you’ve been seriously injured. Even if you have exceptional medical coverage and car insurance, the fact is that a car accident injury may end up costing you a lot more than you expect – and insurance may only cover a small portion of these expenses.

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Car accidents are already frightening, but they can become even more overwhelming if you make mistakes at the scene of the crash or in the days following the collisions. Sometimes, the mistakes injured people make come back to haunt them in the form of rejected claims or small benefits.

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If you’ve been involved in a traffic crash anywhere in South Florida, you’ll want to avoid these five common errors:

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If you have been injured in a roadway accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, your first instinct might be to consult with your insurance agent right away. After all, you may expect your insurance company to pay all or most of your accident costs – it’s why you pay your premiums.

Even if you have in insurance policy and are in a car accident, however, that does not mean that you will necessarily get the full amount of compensation you need to pay for car repairs, lost income, medical costs, and the many other expenses you may face after serious collision. The truth is that insurance companies are in the business of keeping their shareholders happy. Often, they can do this by paying out less than the full amount possible in every case.

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If you have been injured in a roadway accident in Homestead or anywhere in South Florida, you may wonder whether you even need a personal injury attorney. There are books and articles that suggest that you can file your own legal claim or insurance claim following a car accident.

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While you are not legally required to hire a personal injury attorney, however, there are several good reasons why you will want to consider consulting with a lawyer:

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