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Should You Take the First Settlement Offer After an Accident?

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You were injured in an accident. Maybe you suffered property damages as well. You submit your claim to the appropriate insurance company, and you wait. For some claimants, days turn into weeks, and weeks turn into months. Others may get a phone call within days after submitting their claim. No matter when the first insurance settlement offer comes, you are likely relieved. You're happy that you have an offer and just want to close this chapter of your life and move on. But should you accept the first offer you receive? Experienced Miami insurance claim attorneys advise against doing so,...

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How Much is Your Car Accident Case Worth?

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Car accidents are sadly a common everyday occurrence on Florida roads today. Some are minor, requiring little to no car repairs or medical care. Others are quite the opposite. If your car accident was the latter, you need a dedicated Miami car accident lawyer who will stand up for your rights. You’ll find that lawyer at Flagler Personal Injury Group. With the many financial stresses and obligations that come with severe car accidents, it’s normal to wonder what your car accident case might be worth. Damages in a Car Accident Your damages are typically the most significant factor that determines what your...

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June Is Distracted Driving Month

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Were You Injured by a Distracted Driver? With so many other attention-grabbing situations and gadgets, it’s understandably difficult for some drivers to keep their eyes and mind on the roads. However, distracted driving is no excuse for causing an accident. All those who get behind the wheel of a car are responsible for driving with care and doing everything in their power to prevent an accident, including avoiding distractions. If you or a family member became the victim of a distracted driver, you need to know that you have legal rights. A Miami car accident lawyer from Flagler Personal Injury Group...

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Uber Accident FAQ

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With the convenience of Uber, people can request a ride to nearly anywhere at any time. Uber boasts 15 million rides per day. Although this service is quick and easy to use, it puts drivers, passengers, and other motorists at risk. Uber drivers often put others at an increased risk due to factors such as driver distraction or the lack of employment status since they are contract workers. If you were recently involved in an accident as an Uber passenger or as another driver, you might not realize how complex these types of accidents and insurance claims can be. An Uber...

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5 Serious Car Accidents Injuries And The Risks

Getting into a car accident is one of the most stressful and frightening events anyone can experience. The aftermath can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining - not to mention life-threatening. If you are ever in an accident where there's a possibility for injury (even just bumps and bruises), it's imperative to get checked out by medical professionals as soon as possible. Feel free to contact your car accident attorney in Miami as we go over the state’s five major car accident injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your crash, symptoms may not show up immediately but watch for the...

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Uber Accident FAQs

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As ridesharing companies elbow aside the taxi industry, we are seeing an increasing number of clients who have been injured in Uber accidents. Here are some answers to questions that Uber accident victims often ask. For more information or to discuss the specifics of your case, call our office today to speak with a Miami car accident lawyer. Can I Sue Uber or Lyft if their Driver Causes an Accident? The current answer to this question is no, as they are very careful to classify their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. That said, they choose to provide significant insurance coverage...

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Florida Commercial Truck Accident FAQs

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Far too many people are injured, some of them fatally, in commercial truck accidents each year. In 2019, over 4,000 individuals died in large truck crashes. Sixteen percent were truck occupants, 67 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Sadly, deaths were 31 percent higher than they were in 2009. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a commercial truck accident, you probably have many questions. The Miami truck accident attorneys at Flagler Personal Injury Group answer some of your questions here. How Is Fault Established in a Commercial...

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What to Do After a Metrobus Accident

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Motorbus moves over 250,000 people around Miami each day. While the vast majority of buses travel safely over the nearly 100 routes, there are occasional accidents that cause severe injuries. For example, in May 2019, a Metrobus was involved in a head-on collision with an SUV that killed the other driver. In February 2020, a person was killed when a Metrobus crashed into a bus stop. If you have been injured in a crash with a Metrobus, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A lawsuit against Metrobus will have many similarities to a personal injury lawsuit, but plaintiffs must also...

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What is PIP and Do Drivers Need to Have It?

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Auto accident claims are handled differently in each state. Even still, every person injured in a car accident deserves to be adequately compensated for their losses. Florida is a no-fault state and requires drivers to carry PIP coverage. If you believe your claim isn’t being handled as it should or you want to ensure you get what your claim is worth, contact a skilled Miami car accident attorney for help. No-Fault vs. Fault States In no-fault states like Florida, anyone injured in a car accident needs to file a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim on their own insurance policy. It doesn’t matter...

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How The Statute of Limitations Affect Personal Injury Cases

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An individual that has been injured in a car accident might be entitled to compensation. However, the ability to recover is only available for a limited period of time. To make it worse, a car accident victim could be precluded from seeking compensation for waiting too long before filing the claim. You should start searching for a personal injury law firm in Miami if you think you might have been wrongfully injured in a car accident. There are strict laws that govern the statute of limitations in Florida. What is The Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is the maximum amount...

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