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A CAR CRASH CAN BE OVERWHELMING

At the Downs Law Group, we understand that if you or someone you love has recently been in an car accident, you might be overwhelmed. After all, auto accidents are often far more complicated than just determining who hit whom. They can involve complex questions of auto insurance coverage, type and extent of medical injuries, and whether vehicle equipment was properly functioning at the time of the accident. Accidents can also leave you buried in practical financial questions like:

  • How am I going to pay my bills while I can’t work?
  • How much physical therapy do I need to get better?
  • How will I pay for a rental car until my car is fixed?

In a worst-case scenario, you may even have lost a loved one in an auto accident. Not only must you grieve the loss, but you must also handle final medical expenses, burial expenses and cope with loss of income. With all of these considerations, it’s no wonder people are commonly left feeling helpless after an accident.

BUT WITH THE RIGHT ATTORNEY, THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE

With the help of a knowledgeable auto accident attorney , you don’t have to be overwhelmed. The right attorney has the experience to help answer complex questions and the passion to be your biggest advocate while pursuing a money recovery on your behalf. At the Downs Law Group, we will seek compensation from responsible parties and insurance companies, which may include:

ECONOMIC DAMAGES

Medical

  • Expenses for hospital stays or doctor’s visits, surgeries, medical devices, and medication.

Physical therapy

  • Expenses for rehabilitation after an accident.
  • Lost wages for time you were prevented from working due to injury or mental anguish caused by an accident.

Property damage

  • To your car or other property involved in an accident.

NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES.

Pain and suffering

  • Which arise from physical and emotional stress caused by an accident.
  • Loss of consortium and society, or loss of love, affection, and companionship that family members share with one another.

Once you find the right attorney, your biggest job becomes what it should be: focusing on your own recovery and caring for loved ones.

AUTO ACCIDENTS, EVEN INVOLVING FATALITIES, ARE ALL TOO COMMON IN FLORIDA

In a move to enhance auto safety, Florida recently passed a law that bans texting while driving. While the hope is that this will decrease the incidence of accidents in the state, the reality is that many drivers are still distracted while driving, are speeding, or are even driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011 there were an average of nine drivers involved in fatal crashes each day in Florida alone. Nearly one of those occurred daily in Miami-Dade County.

Unfortunately, auto accidents commonly occur in Florida. We hope that you never have to experience an accident but if you do, you shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s carelessness. If you have or a loved one has been in an accident, know that the Downs Law Group is here to assist you.

A KNOWLEDGEABLE AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE LAW

Did you know the law treats different vehicle accidents differently? In an auto accident, for example, drivers often recover medical expenses through their vehicle insurance policy, while in a motorcycle accident, riders must often seek compensation from their own health insurance policy. Familiarity with the nuances of the law is one of the reasons the Downs Law Group is particularly suited to helping you with your vehicle accident claim. Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience with personal injury law, which is critical to effectively representing those involved in the following types of accidents:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Tractor-trailer and commercial vehicle accidents
  • All-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents
  • Uninsured and under-insured motorist claims
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Accidents involving Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) or other public transportation

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT

If you are or a loved one is in an accident, you should first seek urgent medical attention. If you are not severely injured and everyone involved is safe, you should make sure to get as much information at the scene as possible to help your case. This might include names, contact information, and insurance information for other parties involved, pictures of damages or injuries, and police names and badge numbers if any have been called to the scene. You should also write down all of your recollections of the accident as soon as possible after it occurs. Memories of directions in which cars were traveling, whether a driver appeared impaired, and whether anyone accepted responsibility for the accident by saying something like, “I am sorry,” or “I didn’t see you turning” – all of these are important. Lastly, you should always seek medical attention after an accident, even if you don’t notice anything wrong right away. Symptoms of some injuries, like whiplash, may not appear until after the accident.

CONTACT THE AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

You should know that the law prevents you from filing a lawsuit if you wait too long after being affected by an auto accident. Contact the knowledgeable auto accident attorneys at the Downs Law Group to help you navigate the law and get all of the money to which you are entitled after an accident. And remember, there is no fee unless we win.

Contact us by phone at (305) 444-8226.

What qualifies as personal injury?

When you’ve suffered injury because of another party’s negligence, breach of duty, or purposeful conduct, it is possible to file a legal action against the responsible party to recover financial compensation for a variety of losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, rehab expenses and pain and suffering. From auto accident to wrongful death; let us help you get the compensation you deserve!

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