Miami Car Accident Attorney
Comprehensive & Client-Focused Legal Representation
Statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles show that Miami-Dade County has the highest number of motor vehicle crashes in the state. There are more than 63,000 crashes a year, and tens of thousands of related injuries.
At Julian Rudolph Law, our Miami car accident lawyer represents the innocent victims of car accidents caused by others’ negligence. We proudly provide skilled legal representation for our clients who are paying the price for someone else’s mistake
Is it Worth Getting an Attorney For a Car Accident?
The last thing you need after being injured in a car accident is to be stonewalled by uncooperative insurance companies during your recovery. You have already been the victim once; without a skilled attorney by your side, you very well could be the victim twice. It is important to ensure your rights are protected and retain powerful legal representation to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
What our Miami based car accident attorney can do for you:
- Assistance getting you the medical treatments you need, when you need it
- Reduced stress so you can focus on your recovery with peace of mind
- In-depth knowledge of insurance law and effective ways to counter insurance company tactics
- Insightful advice regarding your legal options and the most appropriate course of action
- Objective perspective and clarity during this emotional time
- Thorough investigation of all evidence relevant to your crash, including eyewitness testimony, police reports, accident scene photographs, cell phone records, and vehicle “black box” data
- Powerful negotiation skills to maximize your eligible insurance settlement
- Strong courtroom representation if litigation is necessary
What is the Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents in Florida?
It is important to know that even if your injuries qualify as severe under Florida law, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires. A “statute of limitations” is a law or set of laws that sets a hard deadline for a plaintiff’s right to file a lawsuit. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a car accident lawsuit is four years from the date of the collision in question.
If you attempt to sue after this deadline expires, your case will almost certainly be dismissed in court. If you are considering filing a car accident lawsuit, it is important to act fast and retain the services of a skilled attorney as soon as possible to ensure your compliance with all deadlines.
Is Florida a No-Fault State?
Florida is one of a handful of states that follows a “no-fault” system in regards to car accidents. Under this type of system, each involved driver’s insurance company pays for their own expenses regardless of who actually caused the crash.
Under state law, drivers in Florida are required to carry a minimum of $10,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage and $10,000 of Property Damage Liability (PDL) coverage. PIP covers non-property related costs such as medical expenses and lost wages, while PDL covers damage to your vehicle and other personal property. If you suffer severe injuries or damages that exceed what your insurance policy covers, you may then pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver.
injured parties may only step outside the no-fault system and sue another driver directly for damages if there is:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- A permanent injury with a reasonable degree of medical probability
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
- A family member killed in the collision
Settlements for Car Accident Injuries
While many car accidents are minor and leave drivers without so much as a scratch, some are much more serious. Injuries can range from scrapes, bruises, and sprains to permanent disfigurement. When an accident causes a serious injury, the responsible driver may be held liable for your injuries.
What does a car accident settlement cover?
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Other economic damages
Common Types of Car Accidents
There are a nearly infinite number of factors that can be involved in a car accident, therefore every accident will be different in both its causes and its effects. With that being said, most car accidents can be classified into the following types.
Exactly as it sounds, a rear-end accident is one that involves the front end of one vehicle colliding with the back of another. These types of crashes are almost always the fault of the rear car and can be attributed to negligent acts such as following too closely, speeding, or driving while distracted.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each day 29 people in the United States are killed in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. This translates to approximately one drunk driving-related death every 50 minutes. Driving while impaired is extremely dangerous and can expose a person to both civil and criminal liability in the event of a collision.
The CDC also reports that approximately 9 people each day are killed in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver. From texting while driving to eating or adjusting a radio, driver distraction is a growing problem responsible for billions of dollars of damages each year.
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have taken the transportation industry by storm since their introduction, though this shift has also introduced complex legal questions in regards to car accident liability. The increase in rideshare popularity has also corresponded to an increase in traffic deaths, with one study connecting Uber and Lyft to as many as 1,100 traffic fatalities per year.
Speed limits are put in place to save lives. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding has been connected to roughly one third of all motor vehicle fatalities for more than two decades.
See If You Have a Valid
If you were injured in a car accident, you may be wondering if you have a claim worth pursuing. Our car accident attorney in Miami can evaluate your case during a free consultation to determine if you have a case. We gather evidence from police reports, eyewitness statements, the accident scene, and your medical records to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Real Clients, Real Reviews
10/10 Would Recommend to Anyone!
Julian and Janelle were attentive and professional. They fought for me and kept me updated every step of the way. Simple, easy, and straightforward. Between the both of them, they got my case finished in no time at all. Great work by that team. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!
He is definitely the real deal.
Awesome service, professional and knowledgeable of the issues. Julian is such a people person and his firm communicated with us every step of the way. He is definitely the real deal, we would recommend him to others.
We were made to feel like family.
From the initial meeting with Julian and his team, we were made to feel like family.. They took more than a professional approach to the case, they took a personal approach. We were always aware of every step in the process and always kept in the loop.. So thank you Julian and Team .. we definitely recommend their services when in need of a top notch legal team ..
Julian is an excellent personal injury attorney!
He will always answer the phone for his clients, consistently delivers big settlement results, and can take on the big cases!
Awesome, and very beneficial.
Mr. Rudolph is top notch injury attorney. He and his staff performed miracles on my behalf. They made everything very easy for me. Very pleased with their services.
Very happy client.
I am a very satisfied client, they were very professional and attentive always kept me informed with any changes in status. I recommend them highly to anyone interested in any Law Firm.
Julian is a very honest and straightforward guy. I would recommend him anytime.
My mom is involved in a car accident and attorney Rudolph was very helpful and knowledgeable. He never forced my mom into doing anything she wasn’t comfortable doing. He allowed my mom’s physician to drive her care. In the end she will up with a fantastic settlement. Julian is a very honest and straightforward guy. Unlike what you would expect from a person injured attorney. I would recommend him anytime.