Road Rage Accidents
Research has shown that drivers who get behind the wheel when they are angry or upset are often just as dangerous as drivers who drive inebriated. Drivers who drive aggressively or when angry are more likely to cut other motorists off, more likely to make mistakes, more likely to speed, and more likely to engage in reckless behavior that can endanger lives. All motorists in Miami have seen drivers in the throes of road rage, weaving in and out of lanes and yelling at other drivers. Unfortunately, each year victims of car accidents are rushed to Miami emergency rooms with head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries caused by reckless motorists.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Miami that may have been caused by road rage, you will want to contact a local personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney in Miami can investigate your case, can seek fair compensation, and can launch a legal claim against the driver who was driving recklessly. Under Florida law, drivers have an obligation to operate their motor vehicles safely and in a responsible manner. Drivers who allow themselves to be consumed with road rage are clearly violating this rule. As a victim of a car accident, you may have a right to seek compensation to pay for lost income, medical care, and other costs resulting from the injury. The Flaxman Law Group has spent 25 years helping personal injury victims and car accident victims across South Florida. They can arrange for a free, no obligation consultation so that you can discuss your case with an attorney before you make any decisions about what to do.
What to do if You have Been in a Car Accident in Miami
If you have been in a car accident in Miami, your first two priorities will be to get assistance for anyone injured at the scene and to safeguard your rights and options. Offer assistance to anyone who needs it, but be especially cautious of anyone appears to have sustained a serious head injury or spinal cord injury. Both of these injuries can become worse if victims are moved. Call 911 and follow the dispatcher's instructions for keeping the victims safe until emergency help arrives.
Once you have taken care of emergency medical needs, you will want to think about your future. In many cases, one of the first calls you make after being in a car accident in Miami should be to a local personal injury attorney. Car accident cases can be complex and it often takes an experienced personal injury lawyer to safeguard your rights and your future.
Why Speak With a Personal Injury Attorney in Miami?
Further investigation may be necessary if you have been injured in a car accident Miami. A local lawyer can launch an investigation into your accident to get you the answers you need. It is important not to sign anything before speaking with any attorney, as you will want legal advice before you accept any offers of compensation. By signing documents before getting legal advice, you could end up signing away your rights.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident in Miami, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has recovered more than $25 million on behalf of personal injury victims and car accident victims across South Florida. The legal team aggressively fight on behalf of victims and have taken many cases to court while resolving others out-of-court. The Flaxman Law Group legal team is also able to negotiate with insurance providers on your behalf. Call today to find out what the Flaxman Law Group may be able to do for you.