Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyers
Injured in a Car Crash? Our Dedicated Attorneys Can Help.
If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of another driver, you may be legally entitled to receive financial compensation for your injuries and other sustained damages. It is important to get the help of a Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer with experience. Call the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. today and get started on building a case for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Committed to Client-Focused Legal Representation
At the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys have earned a strong reputation throughout South Florida as staunch advocates for injured Floridians’ rights. We’re not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the insurance companies—whether in negotiations or in front of a jury. Our lead attorney, Mr. Ameen, has over 20 years of experience handling personal injury, accident, and insurance claims.
“Early in my career, I worked as an attorney representing the insurance
industry. During this time, I gained valuable insight into how insurance
companies defend cases. This inside knowledge of how the other side operates
has helped me recover millions of dollars for my clients over the past
– Mr. Ameen
How Our Firm Can Help
If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re probably experiencing considerable stress about:
- Mounting medical bills
- Lost wages
- Car repairs
You may even be considering filing a liability claim against the party you believe caused the accident.
At the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., you are not just another case. We value your rights as a human being, and we are here to help you get what you need to fully recover. You have nothing to lose by calling our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys to learn how we can guide you through this challenging situation. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, so there are no fees for you unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Determining Negligence in Auto Accident Cases
Negligence occurs when a driver fails to exercise reasonable care. Florida Statute 316.1925 defines this as careless driving, and it is a crime when it endangers the lives of others.
At the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A., we represent victims of car accidents involving:
- Drunk drivers
- Other negligent persons
- Trucking companies or commercial vehicles
- Uninsured drivers (UM claims)
In order to obtain compensation for your injuries, you will need to be able to prove that the other driver was behaving irresponsibly or negligently.
Under Florida law, negligence can be established in three ways:
- The driver that injured you had a duty to drive reasonably/with care
- The driver breached their duty to drive reasonably/with care
- The driver’s breach caused damages/injuries
Proving Negligent or Reckless Behavior
To be successful in pursuing a liability claim, evidence will be needed to prove guilt of negligent or reckless behavior, such as:
- Defective car parts
- Distracted driving (using a cell phone/texting)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
- Failure to obey traffic laws (running a stop sign/red light, failure to yield)
- Hit and run
- Tailgating or following too closely
Serious Injuries in Car Accident Claims
In addition, in order to file suit against the at-fault driver, you must show that you have suffered a “serious” injury, such as:
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Herniated disc
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Significant head injury
- Spinal cord injury
Understanding Florida’s Auto Insurance Laws
As a no-fault state, Florida requires drivers to purchase $10,000 in personal injury insurance and $10,000 in property liability damage. Personal injury protection (PIP) will cover 80 percent of your medical expenses and 60 percent in lost wages.
Though it is not a requirement, it is also recommended that drivers have uninsured (UM) and underinsured (UIM) motorist benefits. These coverage plans will protect you from negligent drivers who do not have enough coverage to fully compensate you for your injuries.
What If the Negligent Driver Does Not Have Insurance?
If a driver is negligent, their insurance company pays for your injuries. However, if the negligent driver is uninsured, we would have to file an uninsured motorist claim under your UM plan to obtain compensation. If the negligent driver is underinsured or has limited liability coverage, we can make an additional claim under your UIM policy to cover the difference.
What If You Were Partly to Blame for the Accident?
In some cases, the person you are holding liable for your injuries may argue that you were partly to blame for the accident. If you were at fault in some way, it will affect the amount of compensation you receive.
Florida follows a pure comparative negligence rule, which can reduce your compensation amount by the percentage of your fault in the accident. For example, if you were 30 percent negligent, your recovery would be reduced by 30 percent. In other words, you would be entitled to a 70 percent monetary reward. However, if you were 50 percent or more at fault, you can’t recover total compensation.
Contact Our Offices Today for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was the victim of a car accident, let the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. review your case and provide you with a free consultation. If you want a lawyer you can talk to, who understands your situation, and who will fight for you, call us today.
Injured in a car accident? We want to hear about your case. Dial (800) 953-2858 now; phones answered 24 hours a day. Hablamos español and Nou Pale Kreyòl.
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