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Homestead Car Accidents

Car Accidents Respected Miami-Dade County Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Helping Accident Victims Secure Fair Compensation for What They’ve Been Through

When you get into your car each day, you never expect to get into an accident. However, every year, there are tens of thousands of Florida car accidents resulting in more than 3,500 fatalities. The truth is, even the most careful drivers can become involved in serious accidents because most car accidents cannot be avoided—at least from the victim’s perspective.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our Homestead car accident attorneys have been representing accident victims and their loved ones since 1976. Over this time, we’ve helped countless clients recover meaningful compensation, ensuring they are not left themselves paying the financial expenses resulting from another’s negligence.

What to Do After a Homestead Car Accident

After a Homestead car accident, it's important to take certain steps to ensure your safety and protect your interests. First, check if anyone is injured. If so, call emergency services immediately. If the accident is minor and there are no serious injuries, move the vehicles to a safe location, if possible, to avoid blocking traffic. If an accident resulted in one or more injuries, however, you’ll want to take additional important steps.

Call the Police: Even for minor accidents, it's important to call the police. They will document the scene and create a report, which is essential to file an insurance claim.

Exchange Information: Get the names, addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers, and insurance information from all drivers involved. If there are witnesses, get their contact information as well.

Document the Scene: Take photographs of the accident scene, including all vehicles involved, any visible damages, road conditions, traffic signs, and any injuries. These photos can be crucial for insurance claims and a subsequent Homestead personal injury lawsuit.

Notify Your Insurance Company: Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Provide them with the information you have gathered. However, do not accept any responsibility for causing the accident, as anything you say to the insurance company can be used to deny your claim or reduce its value.

Seek Medical Attention: Sometimes, injuries caused by car accidents are not immediately apparent. Unless you are certain you were not injured, seek medical attention at your nearest emergency room or by seeing your doctor.

Keep Records: Keep all records related to the accident, including the police report, medical reports, and any correspondence with insurance companies. Document any expenses related to the accident, such as medical bills, repairs, and rental car costs.

Be Cautious with Early Settlement Offers: If the other party's insurance company makes an early settlement offer, be cautious. Consult with an attorney before accepting any settlements, especially if you have sustained injuries.

Consult an Attorney: Consult with a Homestead personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney with Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada can help you navigate the legal system and advocate on your behalf in pursuit of maximum damages including past and future pain and suffering.

How Long Do You Have to File a Homestead Car Accident Lawsuit?

Florida has a statute of limitations for car accidents, which is essentially the deadline by which you must file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations in Florida for automobile accidents involving personal injury against an at-fault driver is generally two years since the law changed in March of 2023. However, you should reach out to an attorney to get started on your case as soon as possible. This is because the longer you wait, the more difficult it may be for your lawyer to identify and locate the evidence you’ll need to prove your claim successfully.

What to Do if the Other Driver Was Uninsured

According to a 2023 study by the Insurance Information Institute, about 14 percent of drivers are uninsured. If you were involved in a car accident and learn that the other motorist is uninsured, it is important to know your legal options because this can affect your ability to recover. If the other driver is uninsured, you may be able to file a claim against your own insurance for benefits. Some insurance policies include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, allowing you to receive damages up to the limits of your insurance policy. However, even if you have coverage, your insurance company may still attempt to deny your claim or limit your compensation which our attorneys can help avoid.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Homestead Car Accident Lawyer

Navigating Florida’s legal system can be difficult, especially while you are recovering from your injuries. However, this is not a journey you need to embark upon on your own. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our Homestead motor vehicle accident lawyers have decades of experience successfully recovering compensation on behalf of our clients. We are immediately available to meet with you during a free consultation to help you determine the best course of action for your family. To learn more, and to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today, call us at 877-448-8585. You can also connect with one of our Homestead car accident lawyers by completing our secure online contact form. We are only paid if and when there is a successful resolution of your case.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
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Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.