South Florida roads have earned a reputation as one of the most dangerous places to drive in the United States. In general, Florida has one of the highest rates of auto fatalities in the entire country. It does not help that Miami’s roads are congested with cars and trucks. What makes it worse is that many people move to South Florida and are not as familiar with how to drive in the area as someone who has lived there for their entire life.
While you would think that Florida roads would be in good shape because the state just seems newer, this is not the case. In part, this is because the state spends less on maintenance. Florida is in the bottom 20% of the country in the amount spent per mile on maintenance. The combination of everything means that you have many unfamiliar motorists driving over decaying roads. The problem is even worse in South Florida and especially in the Hollywood area.
There are a number of common causes of Hollywood car accidents. In many cases, one of the two drivers is at fault. Drivers can do some of the following things wrong:
When you have been in an accident and it was someone else’s fault, they would have an obligation to pay for your damages. This is also known as negligence, and the responsible party must compensate anyone who was injured by their carelessness. In practice, however, it is not always that easy.
There is an entire process that you must follow in order to receive compensation. This does not happen overnight and can take as long as seven years. For someone without experience in settling accident claims, the auto accident claims process can be downright scary. You are dealing with an insurance company that has better knowledge than you about what your claim is worth. Add to that their army of lawyers and the mechanism to tie up your claim, and you could be facing a difficult fight to get your money.
Motorists and their passengers who have been injured need someone on their side to level the playing field. Otherwise, they may risk getting less compensation than they deserve or even no payment at all. This is why one of the first calls after the crash needs to be to an attorney. Even if you do not plan on filing a claim this instant, you still need a lawyer right after your accident. While you may not be ready to move, the insurance company may go to work on you to try to lower their legal liability.
As someone who is dealing with injuries and is unfamiliar with the process, you need someone experienced to handle the details and fight for you. If it seems like every personal injury lawyer promises to fight, it is because you need someone who could get tough on your behalf. Without that, you may be an easy mark for the insurance company. The person who represents you must be much more than a person with a serious face and nice suit who you see on a billboard. They must be an experienced attorney who knows exactly how the insurance company operates.
388CEDA offers a wide variety of medical services to both diagnose and treat your injuries. Additionally, our healthcare professionals provide thorough documentation of your injuries and the treatment the injuries received. Medical services include:
Getting your medical services from one place can make your life easier. Getting treated can help you on the road to recovery and give you the documentation that your claim requires.
388CEDA can also help you with one of the most important decisions that you make after your accident. Hiring a lawyer is critical because your attorney’s experience and skill could impact the success of your claim. We work with a network of car accident attorneys in Hollywood, FL, and we can recommend one to you upon request. Call us at 1-800-388-CEDA to get started and learn how we can help you.
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