If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you need a car accident lawyer to represent your best interests. You are up against insurance companies who refuse to give you enough to cover your medical bills. You could be out of work for a while (or even lose your job as a result of your injuries). Since 1997, our firm has helped recover $1 billion on behalf of our clients for personal injury. We are ready to help you fight your case against the insurance companies.
A car accident can be caused by any number of factors, but one thing always remains constant: Our Miami personal injury attorneys are here to help you. We’ll fight the insurance companies on your behalf to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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Miami is Florida's and the worlds most popular vacation spot. But what makes Miami a great city also makes it one of the dangerous ones in terms of car accidents. Car accidents in Miami have risen year over year. Below are some stats related to car accidents in Miami:
Both riders and drivers potentially take on substantial risk when using Lyft or Uber. Though neither company provides comprehensive statistics when it comes to the number of accidents their drivers are in, there are websites dedicated to ridesharing horror stories, including car accidents. For both riders and drivers, Uber and Lyft provide comprehensive coverage in the event of an accident. But getting that compensation can prove highly difficult. For instance, if a driver does not have a passenger in the car, Uber offers no assistance.
Ridesharing companies are able to get away with this lack of coverage by classifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, which severely limits their legal liabilities. While there have been a few lawsuits to change this policy, they have mostly failed, allowing Uber and Lyft to reap the benefits of having drivers work for them without taking on much, if any, of the risk.
If you have been involved in an accident in a ridesharing car in Florida, contact the Lyft and Uber car accident attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Drivers are expected to obey a number of safety rules and regulations when they operate their vehicles, and they are expected to act with reasonable care. Motorists have these obligations to protect others on the road, including pedestrians.
Unfortunately, sometimes drivers are unreasonably careless, break the rules or fail to live up to basic safety rules. A pedestrian can suffer grave harm if a driver’s bad choices or careless actions lead to a collision. In fact, auto accidents can cause serious injury or death to those walking on or near streets and sidewalks.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. A pedestrian accident attorney at Steinger, Greene & Feiner can evaluate your case, explain your options and help you pursue damages to cover your losses.
Pedestrians should be compensated for all losses from a car accident caused by a driver who does something wrong. To obtain remuneration, a pedestrian would need to prove:
Both pedestrians hurt in crashes and family members of those killed in pedestrian accidents can pursue claims against the responsible drivers provided they can prove these three things. Unlike in criminal court, there is no requirement that a case be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Instead, it is sufficient to prove by a preponderance of evidence that the driver should be made to compensate the accident victim.
In the state of Florida, drivers are expected to follow the posted speed limit. Drivers are also expected to travel at a speed which is safe for current conditions. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles explains that traveling above posted limits or going too fast for conditions can result in a moving violation and points on a driver’s license. A Miami car accident lawyer can provide assistance to victims of speeding accidents in pursuing a case for compensation against those drivers who caused crashes to occur.
In the State of Florida, “drowsy driving” in relation to auto accidents refers to times when an auto accident was caused by the driver being excessively tired and sleepy.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a driver of a motor vehicle should not follow behind the car in front of him “more closely than is reasonable and prudent.” In other words, drivers have to leave a reasonable amount of space between their own car in the car directly in front of theirs. If a driver follows the lead vehicle too closely, this is called tailgating.
In the State of Florida, “illegal driving maneuvers” can refer to any actions taken by the driver of a vehicle on a public road that violate stated rules for flow-of-traffic, right-of-way, etc. An “illegal maneuver,” therefore, does not describe a formal concept but rather refers to a blanket category of moving violations.
Florida is the second most dangerous state in terms of pedestrian deaths in motor vehicle collisions, with only New Mexico having a higher death rate. If another motorist was at fault for the pedestrian accident and serious or fatal injuries were sustained, the pedestrian car accident victim could pursue a civil lawsuit.
In the State of Florida, driving while above the legal limit of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) amounts to a crime. For most adults 21 and over, the legal limit is .08% BAC (the exception being commercial drivers, whose BAC limit is 0.04%). For those under the age of 21, a BAC of .02% or above constitutes a crime.
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