Miami Rear-End Shunt Accidents
Rear end shunt accidents are often intersection accidents in Miami and other Florida communities. In many cases, a vehicle is sitting at a red light or stop sign when a vehicle driving behind them slams into their rear bumper, causing serious injuries to the occupants inside.
If your vehicle has been hit in this manner through no fault of your own, Florida law protects you. Under Florida legislation, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim or another type of claim against the at-fault driver or against the manufacturer of the vehicle. To find out more and to review your options, contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free case review.What Can You Do If You Have Been Injured In A Rear End Shunt Accident?
If you have been in a rear end shunt accident or any traffic accident in Miami or another community, your initial priority will be to get medical attention. If anyone is seriously injured at the scene of the accident, contact emergency services. Even if you appear to be fine, however, get a medical evaluation as soon as possible. Unfortunately, some of the common injuries in this type of collision – including whiplash and brain injuries – may not present symptoms right away, so getting to a doctor for an appointment is important in order to get a full medical evaluation and in order to start treatment quickly.
Once you've taken care of immediate medical needs, you will want to take care of your legal and financial concerns as well. As soon as possible after the accident, exchange contact information with the other driver, get the contact information of any witnesses, take photos of the scene, and otherwise take steps to secure as much evidence as you can.
You will want to start the insurance claims process as soon as possible and you want to get legal advice from personal injury attorney as well in order to determine what can be done in your case in order to ensure that you and your family are protected financially after the accident. It may seem scary to consult with a personal injury attorney, but keep in mind that unexpected medical expenses are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States. A serious injury can cost you tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, even if you have good medical coverage. Car insurance and medical insurance will generally not cover all of the costs of your car accident, and you may find that you are left with considerable medical bills as well as incidental expenses that are not covered and that leave you facing financial hardship.Legal Advice is Crucial After a Traffic Crash
Consulting with a personal injury attorney is important as an attorney can advise you of your rights and can help explain all of the options you may have for compensation. If you would like to speak to a personal injury attorney, contact Flaxman Law Group today. Flaxman Law Group is a full service law firm with offices right in Miami as well as two other offices in South Florida. Your initial consultation with our firm is absolutely free and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing in getting legal advice.