Opa-Locka Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been in a car accident in the Opa-Locka area, you need aggressive attorneys who can protect your legal interests. Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. lawyers provide the personalized service you deserve. Of course, like anywhere else in the Miami area, Opa-Locka faces its share of car and traffic accidents. If you have been hurt in an accident in the area, you should contact one of our Opa-Locka car accident attorneys as soon as you can to discuss your legal options. All case consultations are free of charge and you only pay us if we collect money on your behalf. So don’t wait and call us today to speak with a personal injury attorneys near Opa Locka to discuss your legal rights and remedies.More About Opa- Locka
Opa-Locka has a rich and diverse cultural history. It was designed on the themes of “One Thousand and One Nights”, and thus boasts the largest collection of Moorish architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Some of the original Moorish buildings even survived the 1926 Miami Hurricane to become listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The name Opa-Locka is a tribute to the area’s Seminole history. These diverse themes have caused Opa-Locka to become a cultural destination within the greater Miami area.What Should I Do if I am Involved in a Car Accident in Opa-Locka?
The first step after any traffic accident is to ensure the safety of everyone on the scene. If your vehicle is still able to be driven, pull to the side of the road, as far away from traffic as possible. If it cannot be driven, leave the hazard lights on and get out of the vehicle. You, the other drivers, passengers, and bystanders should all stay far away from the flow of traffic.
Make sure you call 911 to access emergency services. Request medical attention for anyone who is in need of it. Answer any questions the police have about the accident (their report will be important documentation for the insurance companies).
After you have left the scene, make sure you get any medical attention you need. Follow up with your primary care doctor as necessary.Do I Have to Pay My Deductible if the Other Driver is at Fault?
If the other driver’s insurance company accepts legal responsibility (“liability”) for the accident, they will pay for all your property damage, because their driver is liable for all losses he or she caused.How Do the Insurance Companies Know Who is at Fault for the Accident in Opa- Locka?
Insurance companies conduct investigations of every accident to determine who was at fault for causing it. Usually, this investigation starts with statements from all drivers involved. If all statements give the same version of events, insurance companies are generally able to quickly determine what happened and who was at fault. Sometimes it is not so clear. The insurance company will then conduct a more detailed investigation. This can include physical inspections of the vehicles and scene, review of police reports and witness statements, and even reviewing nearby traffic light sequences.How am I Compensated for My Injuries and Losses?
Once an insurance company has determined that its driver was at fault, that company is legally obligated to pay for the losses caused by that driver. Some losses are easy to calculate. Lost wages, for example, is often a simple calculation of hours missed times hourly rate of pay. Other losses – like pain and suffering – are more subjective, and insurance companies will try to pay as little for these claims as possible. Pain and suffering is also the largest component of most personal injury claims. This is why it is important to have any attorney represent your claim to the insurance company and protect your right to recovery.Call Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Opa-Locka Car Accident Attorney
The car accident lawyers of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. have over 46 years of experience representing the victims of car accidents in the Miami and Opa Locka area. Call our Miami personal injury law offices today at 877-475-2905 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced car crash lawyer in Opa-Locka. You can also email us through our online contact form. Our staff provides the personal attention necessary to help you through this difficult process.