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How Dangerous a City is Miami for Car Accidents?

How Dangerous a City Is Miami for Car Accidents?Although it’s important to remember that car accidents can and do happen anywhere, there are certain cities where you may be facing greater danger than others.

Plenty of academic studies and government research projects have sought to explore the most common problems in various cities all over the country.

If you are frequently driving on the busy roads of Miami, you may be curious about how the city stacks up. Life in Miami tends to move at a relatively quick pace.

Unfortunately, the same frenzied activity that can make the area so exciting for the residents and to tourists can also carry over onto the road, meaning that drivers are frequently in a hurry to get to work or their next destination.

According to research, Miami Dade County is one of the most common areas for car accidents across the entire state of Florida. Read on to learn more about some of the most common car accident statistics for this major city.

What The Florida Department of Motor Vehicle Says

According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, Miami Dade County is one of the top 5 locations in the state for vehicle accidents. This was determined after a six-year study of car accident reports beginning in the early 2000s.

There were several different trends identified in this research study including that:

  • The city limits of Miami were home to more than 20 of the county wide crashes.
  • More than 50,000 accidents every single year occur in the Miami area, breaking down to 4,000 every single month.
  • One out of every 6 car crashes in the state of Florida happens in the Miami area.

Some of these accidents also involved alcohol or drug usage. This is important to understand because many crashes involving alcohol are far more likely to lead to fatalities or serious injuries than those where alcohol or drugs were not a factor in the accident.

Every single year, Miami Dade County is home to more than 300 traffic fatalities. Regardless of where you live, there is good chance that you have somehow been personally affected by a Miami traffic accident.

What to Do If You Have Recently Been Involved in an Accident?

If you or someone you know has recently suffered serious injuries in a Miami vehicle accident, you may have rights to pursue a personal injury claim.

You will need to contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident happens and it is also smart to reach out to a knowledgeable lawyer sooner rather than later. A lawyer can help evaluate the facts of your case and tell you more about whether or not you will be able to recover benefits.

Speaking to a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible can be critical for allowing to piece your life back together. It can be shocking to learn of the severe medical conditions and lifelong pain that you may suffer after a Miami car accident. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer immediately.

An experienced attorney can help you analyze your case and determine the best thing to do next. You may be entitled to recover compensation that helps you pay for your medical bills and compensates for your lost time at work among other types of compensation.

You may be able to resolve your case outside of court in settlement negotiations, depending on the other side’s willingness to compromise and your attorney’s ability to navigate this.

Consult with an Expert Miami Car Accident Attorney Today

However, you also want to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who is knowledgeable about carrying your case to trial. If you are unable to reach a fair and reasonable settlement outside of court, your case would proceed to trial where the facts of it will be examined carefully by the court.

You need to have an experienced attorney who is knowledgeable about putting together cases like this. Having someone help you in this situation can be extremely beneficial since you often have many other things on your mind during this challenging time.

 

Is “Appealing” a Personal Injury Settlement Possible?

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If you (or you and your attorney) enter into a settlement agreement with a defendant and/or a insurance company, these “agreements” are often considered binding contracts and cannot be appealed. In fact, once settlement agreements are signed, they are a done deal, regardless of how you feel afterwards… Continue reading

4 Important Things to Consider with Mediation

You have been injured in a car accident and you have already filed a personal injury lawsuit for those injuries. Or, perhaps you are considering filing a lawsuit and you just want to explore your options before going through the process.

Regardless of the situation, the thought of going to trial may be intimidating. After all, a full out trial comes with extensive costs and time.

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Trials can significantly delay your personal injury claim and you just want to be compensated for your losses as soon as possible so you can get on with your life.

An alternative to going to court is going through mediation. This form of alternative dispute resolution can help determine a settlement that is fair for both parties.

Sometimes mediation is ordered by the courts, while other times you and the other party can opt for mediation to resolve the claim.

The Purpose of Mediation

Mediation involves a professionally trained mediator —such as a former judge or attorney—who helps you and the other party try to reach an agreeable settlement.

They are not there in the judge’s capacity, however, and they do not make decisions; instead, they help facilitate them. They may also make suggestions and recommendations, but they are not the final say in your negotiations.

Their goal is to bring both sides to the table to discuss and hopefully come to a settlement. You cannot force the other party to go to mediation nor can they force you. However, the courts can require it as part of your case.

Mediation is not the same as arbitration. In arbitration, the final decision is legally binding, while mediation is only binding if both parties sign a contract agreeing to the decisions.

What to Expect During Mediation

Mediation typically involves a preliminary discussion phase, which involves statements that will not be admissible in court.

This allows everyone to show evidence that would otherwise be excluded and even openly discuss factors of the case without any fear that something they say will be used against them later in the courts.

Both parties are typically required to sign a mediation agreement, stating that they agree to work out their settlement via mediation instead of taking the process to court.

After the preliminary discussion phase, you, the plaintiff, will be allowed to speak. This is where an attorney becomes handy. A car accident attorney can explain the view of the case and any proposed settlements you may have as well as their reasons for requesting such settlement.

The opposing party most likely will have attorneys or representatives present for mediation; therefore, having an attorney present who understands the process and can help protect your rights is important.

If you and the other party cannot be in the same room together, then the mediator may act as a go-between, discussing the case with you and then going back to the other side for discussions and further negotiations.

The mediator is there to help both parties see the other side of the case. They may discuss weaknesses they have found in your claim and may give you an idea of what you can expect in court if you took your case to trial.

Tips for a Successful Mediation

Mediation can be suggested before you file your case with the courts. If both sides agree, this may be an indication the other side is willing to settle.

To ensure more successful mediation experience, here are a few tips to consider:

1. Make sure there is a decision-maker present for the other side during mediation. There is no point in discussing a settlement with people that need to speak to a higher authority before making their decision.

2. Select a mediator that is specifically experienced in car accident settlements.

3. Remember the mediator cannot enforce an agreement or force you to sign an agreement. Agreements are mutual.

4. Mediation will cost money, but may be factored into the costs you have already worked out with your attorney.

We can review your case and help determine which dispute resolution method is best. Call now for a free consultation.

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