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Fort Lauderdale Lawyers for Clients Injured in Car Crashes

In the blink of an eye, a car accident can alter your life permanently. We understand this deeply here at The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. Every year, 400,000 auto accidents occur in the state of Florida, or more than 1,000 crashes every day. Federal estimates suggest that about half of these crashes involve at least one injury. Despite the physical and emotional trauma caused by their injuries, each person must somehow find a way to constructively move on with their life.

If you have suffered an injury caused by someone else, then you may be able to seek financial compensation to assist you in your journey toward a full recovery. Our personal injury lawyers are well-versed and knowledgeable in matters related to motor vehicle accidents, and we can provide you with the representation you need to ensure that justice is served.

Experienced, Dedicated Florida Car Accident Attorneys

After a car crash, it is important to secure representation from a lawyer who is not only knowledgeable in the law but who also genuinely cares about your plight. At our firm, we understand the difficulties you are facing, and we will strive to give you the support and guidance that you need in order to achieve the best possible results. With more than 50 combined years of experience, we can provide the legal help you are looking for. We know how difficult these matters can be, which is why we are dedicated to providing comprehensive representation while fighting fiercely on your behalf every step of the way.

Our attorneys will invest the necessary time and effort to look into every detail surrounding your accident. We will identify each individual who could be legally responsible for the harm you have suffered, and we will attentively listen to you in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of how this incident has impacted your life. Our thoroughness, when combined with our genuine care toward our clients' needs, is what leads us to successful outcomes in personal injury cases. We are ready to use our knowledge and experience to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Our law firm has provided assistance to hundreds of individuals who have been injured in a variety of auto accidents. We are proud to say that we have secured millions of dollars compensation for people who have been injured in cases such as:

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

After any type of vehicular collision, it is important to immediately contact one of our experienced lawyers for assistance. Additionally, if you want your case to be as successful as possible, there are a few steps that should be taken during and after the incident:

  • Call 911 – After a crash, your primary priority should be to ensure everyone's safety. By promptly phoning emergency services, you will be able to receive immediate medical aid for anyone who was injured. You can also make sure a report of the accident will be filed, and this can provide helpful evidence if litigation will be needed to address your injuries and damages.
  • Gather information and evidence – It is unlikely that your attorney will be able to travel to the accident scene, so it is up to you to collect as much information about the incident as possible. This includes collecting contact information and details about insurance policies from all individuals involved, documenting any property damage or injuries sustained in the accident, and taking photographs of the vehicles, the road, and other relevant details.
  • Do not admit or discuss fault – Regardless of what happened before, during, or after the accident, you should refrain from expressing any form of apology or admitting that you may have been partially or fully to blame. Make sure to avoid admitting fault when speaking with law enforcement officials, witnesses, or other drivers involved in the incident. Even a seemingly harmless apologetic statement can detrimentally affect your ability to secure full compensation.
  • Receive medical treatment – Even if you do not think your injuries are serious following a car crash, it is critically important that you visit a doctor. Certain types of injuries can take hours, days, or even weeks to fully manifest their symptoms, and the rush of adrenaline that you experience in the immediate aftermath of a collision may make you unaware of how you have been affected. To ensure that you receive adequate care and can fully document the extent of your injuries, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

Car Accident FAQs


What Happens if You Are at Fault for a Car Accident in Florida?

Answer: You may or may not receive a traffic citation depending on the circumstances. If you do, you will need to address it. Under Florida’s no-fault insurance laws, the other driver’s own insurance should pay most or all of their resultant costs, while your insurance company will generally cover your damages. Should their policy limits be exhausted, the other driver may pursue compensation from your car insurance under your liability coverage. Your insurance rates may increase as a result.


Who Pays for Car Damage Under Florida’s No-Fault Laws?

Answer: Each driver’s own insurance policy generally pays for their vehicle damage. However, the at-fault driver’s liability insurance policy may pay for damages that exceeded the limits of the other driver’s insurance policy.


Who Pays for a Car Accident in Florida?

Answer: Florida has no-fault insurance laws, meaning that each driver’s own insurance coverage is meant to pay for their damages in the event of an accident, regardless of fault. If you have exhausted your own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, you may be able to pursue compensation for any additional costs from the insurance policy of the driver who caused the accident.


How Long Does an Insurance Company Have to Settle a Claim in Florida?

Answer: There are strict time limits in Florida for a car insurance company to acknowledge, decide whether to accept, and then pay out a settlement. Insurance companies in Florida must settle a car accident claim within 90 days of the date the claim is filed.


What Is the New Law in Florida for Auto Accidents?

Answer: In March of 2023, Florida changed the way it deals with auto accidents where fault is shared between two parties. Before the passage of this new law, a plaintiff could recover an amount proportional to their share of fault in all instances. For example, if a driver was 80% at fault for a car accident, they could recover 20% of the sum they would have recovered had they been 0% at fault. Now, recovery is barred if the plaintiff’s share of fault was over 50%.


Will My Insurance Go up if a Car Accident Was Not My Fault?

Answer: In Florida, insurance companies cannot raise your rates unless you were “substantially at fault,” which has been defined as more than 50% at fault. If you were less than 50% at fault, your insurance rates should not go up.

Contact Our Coral Springs Car Accident Attorneys

The attorneys at The Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. understand the complex issues that can arise following a car accident, including the difficulty of dealing with insurance companies. In many cases, insurers do everything they can to limit payouts. We refuse to succumb to bullying tactics or unfair settlement offers. We will vigorously fight for you until you receive the compensation that you need on your path toward recovery.

Contact our office today to arrange your complimentary consultation with an accomplished personal injury attorney. Call us at 800-555-4011 to arrange an appointment right away. We assist with car accident cases in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Coral Springs, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and all of the surrounding communities.

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