If you were injured in a car accident in Miami or elsewhere, it is advisable to obtain effective and competent legal representation as soon after your accident as possible. One of the most important reasons to obtain a car accident attorney is to protect your rights to future compensation for your injuries and other damages. If you were injured by the negligent or reckless conduct of another driver, your attorney will help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available. Attorney Brandon Stein represents car accident victims and offers a free consultation to discuss your case.
Florida Auto Insurance Laws are Complex
Florida drivers are required to have a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection Insurance (PIP). However, just having this insurance does not mean that you will automatically receive this amount in compensation. The first $10,000 of medical expenses and lost wages must be covered by your insurance. According to Florida Statute 627.736, compensation for medical expenses through your insurance is allowed only in situations where treatment is received within 14 days of the date of the car accident. In the event that treatment is not rendered within that time frame, then compensation for medical related expenses is only available under the third party driver’s bodily injury policy or your uninsured motorist coverage. Florida insurance and negligence laws are extremely detailed and complex and an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available under the law. Attorney Brandon Stein is available for a complimentary consultation and can be reached at 786-766-8701.
Florida Compensatory Damages
In Florida both economic and non-economic damages may be pursued. Economic damages may be sought for past and future medical expenses, lost income, diminished earning capacity and more. Non-economic damages include physical pain and suffering, emotional/mental pain and suffering, loss of consortium and punitive damages. Punitive damages may be pursued when the defendant’s conduct is particularly egregious and reckless. Punitive damages are often sought when the defendant caused injuries or death due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Attorney Brandon Stein provides individualized attention to his Miami clients and handles all cases personally. He makes himself accessible to his clients and quickly returns your phone calls and answers your emails. He will generally seek a settlement with the insurance company first, but if they are unwilling to offer a satisfactory settlement, he will not hesitate to take your case to court for resolution. Car accident cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no legal fees unless your case is favorably resolved or won in court. Attorney Stein also handles slip and fall cases, credit card and debt defense and all forms of personal injury cases. A complimentary case review can be scheduled by calling Attorney Brandon Stein at 786-766-8701.