Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney

Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. has over 50 years of experience serving the local community and defending the rights of the wrongfully injured.

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyers

Get the Compensation You Need After a Serious Crash

Did you or someone you love suffer serious injuries in a car accident?

Florida's no-fault insurance system makes it easy for anyone involved in a crash to get help with their medical bills, but for those who suffer serious injuries, your expenses may exceed your policy limits.

At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers are committed to helping those who have been hurt as a result of someone else's negligence.

Whether you are seeking a settlement to help with your losses or you're in need of legal help after a loved one was killed in a fatal accident, our lawyers have the skill to help you.

Our compassionate approach means every case receives personal attention and our full efforts.

Call us at (888) 499-6206 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation with a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney.

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  • Car Accident $4.7 Million

    Settlement obtained for a 19-year-old student visiting Florida on spring break that was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.

  • Car Accident $4.1 Million

    Jury verdict for a 41-year-old male that was struck from behind by a pharmaceutical representative.

  • Car Accident $230 Thousand

    Settlement for our client that suffered neck and back injuries after a side swipe accident.

  • Car Accident $150 Thousand

    Settlement for a husband and wife that suffered spinal cord injuries as passengers in a car accident.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $100 Thousand

    Settlement for our client that was in a motor vehicle accident and sustained a fractured wrist and underwent surgery.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $100 Thousand

    Settlement for our client that was in a motor vehicle accident and sustained a broken pelvis, as well as neck and back injuries.

  • Car Accident $85 Thousand

    Settlement for our client that was a passenger in a vehicle that was t-boned on the passenger door.

  • Car Accident $45 Thousand

    Settlement for a 55-year-old woman that was severely injured in a car crash.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $14 Thousand

    Settlement for a 64-year-old male that was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident.

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Claims We Can Help With

Car accidents can have many different causes, chief among them being driver negligence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that human error accounts for 94% of car accidents in the U.S.

If you were not to blame for your crash, someone else was. Knowing who was responsible is the first step to pursuing further compensation.

Our lawyers can investigate your accident, using the police report, calling witnesses, and examining the scene of the crash to find evidence of liability. One we’ve determined who was at fault, we can help you file a claim.

Our team is prepared to handle claims involving:

Even when someone else was to blame, you may be stymied by insurance adjusters who try to deny or dispute some aspect of your claim. We can fight on your behalf in this situation.

Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. has secured millions of dollars in compensation and has a long track record of success. We know what it takes to build the strongest possible case for our clients.

Understanding Florida's No-Fault Car Accident Laws

In the U.S., states enforce “at-fault” or “no-fault” insurance laws. In at-fault states, the at-fault driver and their insurance company are responsible for paying damages to the affected parties in an accident. No-fault states, on the other hand, require drivers’ insurance companies to compensate them, regardless of who was at fault.

While a no-fault system has definite benefits, insurance companies’ main objective is to protect their bottom line, and they will use any trick in the book to avoid paying you the compensation you deserve after an accident. Therefore, it’s never a good idea to try to handle an insurance claim on your own.

A car accident attorney will be able to negotiate with your insurer and ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.

Seeking Additional Damages for "Serious" Injuries

One of the major downsides of a no-fault system is that it can be harder for accident victims to pursue compensation if their medical bills and other losses cost more than their insurance policy maximum. If you have suffered what state laws consider a “serious” injury, you may have grounds to seek additional compensation from the at-fault driver.

In Florida, a serious injury is typically defined as an injury resulting in:

  • Significant and Permanent Loss of an Important Bodily Function: This refers to injuries that result in the long-term impairment or loss of a crucial bodily function. It could involve the loss or impairment of mobility, sensation, organ function, or other essential bodily capabilities. For instance, the loss of the ability to walk or significant loss of vision could qualify under this criterion.
  • Permanent Injury Within a Reasonable Degree of Medical Probability, Other Than Scarring or Disfigurement: This criterion encompasses injuries that, according to medical assessment and prognosis, are expected to be enduring and irreversible. It's not limited to physical disabilities but also includes neurological or cognitive impairments that persist beyond the healing period. However, it specifically excludes injuries that result solely in scarring or disfigurement, as these are addressed separately.
  • Significant and Permanent Scarring or Disfigurement: This category involves visible and lasting changes to one's appearance due to injury. Scarring or disfigurement can have substantial psychological and emotional impacts, and when it's deemed significant and permanent, it can be considered a serious injury under Florida law.
  • Death: Fatalities resulting from car accidents automatically fall under the category of serious injury. In such cases, surviving family members may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.

The no-fault system does not allow plaintiffs to seek compensation for pain and suffering, and PIP insurance has other limits on the types of damages it will cover. This can mean, even if your PIP insurance has been exhausted, you may be eligible to recover these expenses from the at-fault driver. Having an attorney who is well-versed in Florida laws can help you recover maximum compensation.

You should also do what you can to preserve evidence after the accident. This includes proof of liability and proof of your damages. After an accident, you should:

  • Contact the authorities. The responding officer will file a police report that describes how the accident occurred. Make sure you receive a copy of the police report; this will serve as evidence to bolster your claim.
  • Seek medical attention. Make sure to seek medical attention for any and all injuries, even ones that seem minor. Keep records of all treatment received. This can be used as evidence that the accident caused you harm.
  • Collect any witnesses’ information. Gather the contact information of any eyewitnesses at the scene. Their testimony may be beneficial in proving that the other driver was responsible for causing the crash.
  • Take note of any traffic cameras at the scene. The footage from nearby traffic cameras can be vital in proving the other driver was at fault. A lawyer can help you secure this footage.
  • Take photos. Take photos of your injuries and any physical damage sustained at the scene.

Speak with one of our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys today, free of charge, by calling us at (888) 499-6206. We have over 50 years of experience helping people like you.

How Are Damages for Pain and Suffering Calculated?

Pain and suffering can be hard to quantify. There is no way to assign an absolute cost to sensation or emotion, so determining a fair value for these intangible damages can be difficult.

There are a few main components of "pain and suffering," but it will mainly comprise the physical pain you have suffered, as well as your emotional pain. When you present your claim to the insurance company for review, you will need to provide several supplemental materials to demonstrate what is causing your pain and suffering.

Evidence of your pain and suffering may include:

  • Your medical records
  • Types of treatment received
  • Receipts of the medication purchased
  • Notes from your employer that you were unable to work
  • Any other evidence of pain that may be related to the incident

While you are receiving treatment, it is important you always remain honest and upfront, especially with your doctors. Discuss the severity of your pain and whatever discomfort you might be feeling with them regularly. This will ensure it is listed in your medical records and can therefore be referenced in your claim.

Our Track Record of Success in Auto Accident Cases

Through tenacious representation and extensive knowledge of Florida laws, our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. have been able to secure tens of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients.

$4,650,000 Settlement

Our client was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street. He suffered permanent brain injuries and required extensive therapy. Our firm was able to locate multiple insurance policies to help him receive compensation that would cover his expenses for the rest of his life.

$4,100,000 Verdict

Our client suffered three herniated discs and other serious injuries after his car was struck from behind in a parking lot. Through the use of expert witnesses, we were able to show the jury the severity of our client's injuries.

$3,400,000 Settlement

Our client was hit by a drunk and underage driver while leaving a bar. Under Florida's Dram Shop Liability law, we were able to prove that the bar was liable for the crash because it served alcohol to a minor.

Can I Afford to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

We understand finances can be tight, especially in the wake of an accident. It is for this reason we promise our clients that we will not charge them a dime until we win their case. While there are many associated fees leading up to a settlement or ruling, our firm will front these costs entirely, so you do not have to worry about them.

Our legal team is confident in our abilities to advocate on your behalf, which is why we only collect attorneys' fees if we secure a financial recovery on your behalf. In the unfortunate circumstance of the ruling not being in our clients' favor, we choose to absorb the costs so you can walk away without owing us anything.

Dealing with the Insurance Company: Dos and Don’ts

Understanding how to handle your inevitable encounter with an insurance company can have a substantial impact on your ability to recover compensation for your injuries. You should be aware that insurance adjusters may try to lead you into minimizing your damages or conceding partial fault in an accident. Such statements could be used against you to reduce the amount of your final settlement.

We do not want you to lose out on compensation because of an insurance company’s tricks. Before you talk to anyone after an accident, review this list of insurance dos and don’ts—and then call a lawyer.

What to do after an accident:

  • Speak with our Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorneys for advice on how to deal with your and the other party's insurer.
  • Read your insurance policy so you can know what you are covered for. An attorney can help you understand your policy.
  • Let your insurance company know you were in a car accident. You should take notes of every conversation with them.
  • Hold on to any receipts or records that can apply to your insurance claim so you can ensure you are being fully compensated for your expenses

What NOT to do after an accident:

  • Do not make a statement to the other party’s insurance company. Whatever you say can come back to hurt you.
  • Do not give any insurance company any written information about your accident, either yours or the other party’s involved.
  • Do not wait to file your claim after your accident. Your claim may be denied if you delay.
  • Do not sign anything, including a release, waiver, or any other document, without first consulting with our firm. If you sign a document that waives your rights, you cannot revoke your agreement afterward.
  • Do not agree to any settlement offer, or deposit any money from the insurance company, as you may not receive a fair amount without an attorney on your side.

Can I Handle My Car Accident Claim on My Own?

Especially when accidents are complex, having an attorney on your team can be essential to maximizing your recovery. However, even if a car accident may seem minor initially, it can leave you with serious injuries that do not present symptoms until much later. If you try to handle the case on your own, you may not have the expertise necessary to win the type of compensation you need.

Hiring a lawyer for a car accident claim in Florida can offer several significant benefits:

  • Legal Expertise: Attorneys specializing in car accident claims understand Florida's complex laws, including the specific regulations related to car accidents, insurance policies, and personal injury claims. Their expertise allows them to navigate the legal system efficiently, ensuring your rights are protected.
  • Case Evaluation: Lawyers can assess the specifics of your case, including the extent of your injuries, the circumstances of the accident, and the available evidence. They can provide an objective evaluation of your claim's strength, potential outcomes, and the compensation you might be entitled to pursue.
  • Handling Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. Attorneys can communicate and negotiate with insurance adjusters on your behalf. They understand the tactics often used by insurers to minimize payouts and can advocate for fair compensation.
  • Investigation and Evidence Gathering: Lawyers have the resources to conduct thorough investigations, gathering evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and expert opinions if needed. This strengthens your case and supports your claim for compensation.
  • Legal Representation and Advocacy: If your case goes to trial or requires legal action, having a lawyer representing you in court is invaluable. They'll advocate for your rights, present your case persuasively, and navigate the legal procedures effectively.
  • Maximizing Compensation: Lawyers aim to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you may be entitled to under Florida law.
  • Peace of Mind: Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident, especially if you're injured, can be overwhelming. Having a lawyer handle the legal aspects allows you to focus on your recovery while knowing that a professional is managing your case.

Our attorneys have over 50 years of experience and a determination to help all of our clients receive the best results possible. Call now to schedule a free case evaluation with our car accident attorneys in Fort Lauderdale if you have been injured. Our skilled legal team at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. is prepared to provide an honest evaluation of your case and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Speak with one of our car accident attorneys today by calling (888) 499-6206. We serve accident victims in and around Fort Lauderdale.

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  • Serving the Local Community of Florida for 50+ Years
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  • Free Initial Consultations & No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
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