Whenever you are in a traffic crash, it can be a frightening and upsetting situation. Getting the insurance settlement you need can be a journey and it can take time to recover from your injuries. However, if you have been injured on a highway, whether in a rear-end shunt collision, a side-swipe crash, a head-on accident, or any incident in Miami-Dade, you may face some additional challenges.
What Makes Highway Accidents Different?
Like all car accidents, highway accidents in Miami-Dade County may involve a driver who was negligent. And the process after your accident may be similar: You will need to gather evidence of your crash, report the accident, and seek compensation for your injuries. However, there are some things that make traffic collisions on highways especially challenging:
- Speed is likely to be a factor: Highways have higher speed limits than city roads, and with speed as a factor more serious injuries are common. In turn, this can mean larger settlements but also liable parties fighting harder to limit their liability, which is why an experienced attorney is important for anyone who has been injured on a highway.
- Multi-vehicle accidents are a concern: Due to the speed and the number of vehicles typically on highways, it’s not uncommon for highway accidents to involve multiple vehicles. This can make legal claims complex, since there may be more than one injured party and several liable parties, as well as different accounts of what caused the crash.
- There may be government entities involved: Interstate highways are owned by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and this can pose a challenge if an accident is caused by poor signage or road conditions. It can be difficult to sue a government agency, though it may be possible if you work with an experienced attorney.
- Trucks are likely to be involved: Trucks use highways and freeways to get their cargo to their destinations. When you drive on freeways, you’re sharing the road, and if you are in a collision with a truck on a highway, you may face some additional challenges with a claim. There may be multiple liable parties involved, including the carrier, driver, owner of the cargo, the carrier’s vendors, and others.
For all these reasons, if you have been in a collision on the freeways or highways in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Miami car collision claims attorney. Our compassionate team is dedicated to helping people who have been injured and our phone lines are staffed 24/7 so you can always talk to a real person.
When you have been in a traffic crash, an experienced attorney is important. Charles Flaxman, the founder of Flaxman Law Group, worked for ten years in the insurance industry before dedicating his life to the law. This means he knows the strategies insurance companies use and is able to use his expertise on both sides of the courtroom to the advantage of his clients.
Charles Flaxman is also part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers, representing those who have secured million and multi-million dollar settlements and trial verdicts for their clients. Less than 1% of attorneys in the U.S. are members. When you want legal representation from a team with experience and a track record of results as well as compassion and care for your situation, contact Flaxman Law Group at -866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation.