Auto Accident FAQ

How is fault determined in an auto accident?
In general, the driver responsible for the accident is considered at-fault. The police report plays a key role in determining what happened. The police report gathers the versions of what transpired from each party, any witness recollections, assesses the damage and then uses the information gathered to make a determination as to who is at fault. Read More

How is pain and suffering calculated in an auto accident?
After your accident, the insurance companies will calculate your pain and suffering in order to figure out how much you are to be compensated. There are several factors used to determine pain and suffering, some examples include: Read More

How long does a settlement take for auto accident?
The facts surrounding the automobile accident and the extent of the injury will affect the length of time the case lasts until settlement. The length of time varies on a case by case basis dependent on factors such as the extent of your injuries and amount of medical treatment needed. Read More

What can you sue for in an auto accident?
In an automobile accident, you are suing for damages. These damages come in the form of economic damages. If you can prove the negligence of the at-fault driver caused your injury, economic damages can cover current and future medical costs along with loss of wages. Read More

What to do after an auto accident determined not at fault?
An auto accident can be very stressful and injuries can be immediate or occur shortly thereafter. The following is a quick guide of what to do after an accident where you are not at fault: Read More

What to do after an auto accident?
An auto accident can be very traumatic and injuries can be sudden or come on shortly after. The following is a quick guideline of steps to take after an automobile accident.

  1. If anyone was injured, call 911 and ask for medical help. The 911 operator will contact the police and send paramedics as well. Read More

What to tell insurance companies in an auto accident?
While insurance companies may contact you asking for a recorded statement or wanting you to complete paperwork, DO NOT REPLY OR SIGN ANYTHING, until AFTER speaking with a Steinger, Greene & Feiner attorney to know what your options are. Read More

Where do car accidents happen most?
Automobile accidents can happen anywhere. In fact, more than half of all automobile accidents occur within 5 miles from a person’s home. Typically this is because of the relaxed feeling we have due to the repetition of driving through one’s own neighborhood. Driving in familiar routes typically causes one to rely more on muscle memory. To avoid the pitfalls of relying on muscle memory, always buckle your seatbelt and stay alert while driving these routine routes. Read More

Where do car accidents happen most?
Automobile accidents can happen anywhere. In fact, more than half of all automobile accidents occur within 5 miles from a person’s home.  Typically this is because of the relaxed feeling we have due to the repetition of driving through one’s own neighborhood. Driving in familiar routes typically causes one to rely more on muscle memory. To avoid the pitfalls of relying on muscle memory, always buckle your seatbelt and stay alert while driving these routine routes.

Timing can be everything when driving. Late afternoon and evening are the most common and most dangerous times to drive.  This is due to the flux of travelers heading home from work. As most take the same routes to and from work, being extra alert during these times is extra important. Even knowing the route expertly, unexpected elements may arise such as other drivers, car equipment failure, or a crossing animal. Being extra alert may increase your response time and ability to avoid such accidents when driving.

If you have been involved in an automobile accident, contact an experienced attorney at Steinger, Greene & Feiner today for a free consultation. You will pay nothing for our professional help until we recover compensation s on your behalf.

Is the owner of a car liable for an accident in Fort Lauderdale?

  • Yes, the owner of the vehicle is always liable if the person driving the owners’ vehicle was at fault for the accident.

What to tell insurance companies in an auto accident in Fort Lauderdale?

  • First, call Steinger, Greene & Feiner to discuss your rights. After you report the crash to your insurance carrier, they will open an investigation. Steinger, Greene & Feiner will talk to the insurance companies for you, so you can focus on treating your injuries and getting better.

Is Florida a no fault state for car accidents in Fort Lauderdale?

  • Florida is known as a No Fault state.
  • Insurance Companies are required to provide a certain level of coverage for their insured if they are involved in an automobile accident, regardless of fault. In exchange, a victim of an auto-accident can only bring a claim against an at-fault party if they have sustained injuries. Steinger, Greene & Feiner urges all drivers to carry Uninsured and Underinsured coverage in the instance that the party at-fault does not have sufficient coverage.
  • The Insurance Companies’ mandatory coverage of their own insured is called Personal Injury Protection [PIP].

What is the average payout for a car accident in Fort Lauderdale?

  • There is no average payout for a car accident. Recovery for an accident depends on many factors, such as:
    1. Coverage available
    2. Injuries sustained
    3. Property Damage
    4. Number of parties involved

Who is at fault in a 3 car accident in Fort Lauderdale?

  • The answer all depends on the facts of the specific accident.

Accident From Defective Vehicle?

Defective Automotive Products & Car Accidents

car-defects-thumbAccelerator pedals that stick, faulty air bags that don’t deploy when they need to, seat belts that break in an accident, tires that blow out on the interstate because of poor workmanship—all of these car product defects are preventable.

If you are the victim of an accident that was caused by a defective product, contact our Miami automobile defects lawyers today—we know how to handle negligent manufacturers.

Types of Defects

At Steinger, Greene & Feiner , we handle all kinds of car product defect cases, including:

  • Auto recalls
  • Defective air bags
  • Defective door latches
  • Defective tires and tread separation
  • Gas tank explosions
  • Occupant ejections
  • Roof crush accidents
  • Seat belt or seat back failure
  • SUV and 15-passenger van rollover accidents

Since 1997, we have represented more than 32,000 South Florida injury victims just like you. Our Miami auto accident lawyers have the experience and knowledge of the law to help you win your case—contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner .

Contact a Florida Car Accident Lawyer Today

At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our experienced car accident lawyers have the strong legal backgrounds and extensive legal knowledge that you need to have the best chance of a successful auto accident claim. Whether you are negotiating a settlement outside of court or proving your claim to a jury, you can trust us to use our legal skills to help you get the best outcome possible.
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