Car Accidents

Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers Serving the Miami Area

Car Accident According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 281,321 people were involved in car crashes in Florida in 2012. Approximately 200,000 people were injured or killed as a result of those accidents. Car crashes can be devastating events, leading to extensive injuries as well as expenses. The Miami car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Robert Dixon have the experience to help you seek compensation for injuries sustained in a car crash. Our attorneys serve clients in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as elsewhere in Florida, who have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident. Please contact our office today for a free consultation about your case.

Common Causes of Car Crashes

The densely populated nature of South Florida’s cities can lead to many problems and hazards on the roads. Whether your injuries were due to a rear-end collision, hit-and-run, or a bus or truck accident, negligent conduct is often involved.

All drivers owe other road users a duty of care to drive as an ordinary and prudent driver would drive in similar circumstances. To obtain compensation, a victim of a car crash must show that the defendant breached this duty to exercise reasonable care, and the victim was harmed as a result. In an example relevant for Florida, an ordinary and prudent driver is expected to reduce speed in heavy rain. Therefore, if someone drives well above the speed limit during a thunderstorm, a car accident lawyer in Miami could hold the driver liable for any injuries caused by that unreasonable speed.

Common causes of car crashes and possible signs of negligence include:

  • Phone use and texting while driving
  • Drivers under the influence of alcohol or other substances (DUI/DWI)
  • Driver fatigue
  • Faulty traffic lights or obstructed signs
  • Backing up without due care
  • Overloaded trucks or trailers
  • Bad weather and visibility issues
  • Tire problems and other automotive malfunctions
Compensation and Damages

If you’ve been injured in a car crash as a result of another driver's negligence, insurance companies will not always cover your medical bills and other expenses. Insurance companies’ attorneys have their own agenda to minimize settlement claims, sometimes to a victim’s detriment. Consulting a knowledgeable lawyer to help you deal with all the parties involved is important in making sure your rights and financial well-being are protected.

Although compensation varies for each case, the most common damages awarded for a victim of a car crash include past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages and earnings, loss of consortium, and property damage. There are many factors in determining exactly what compensation you or a loved one might be entitled to receive for your injuries. A car accident attorney in the Miami area can explain how these factors might apply to your case, considering the extent of your injuries, who is at fault for the accident, and the insurance companies and type of coverage involved.

Sometimes a defendant driver or their insurer may argue that the victim was partly at fault for the accident. For example, perhaps the defendant failed to yield, but the victim was speeding. However, an accident victim still can recover compensation in these situations. Florida applies a rule known as pure comparative negligence, which means that the damages award for a victim who was partly at fault for an accident will be proportionate to their degree of fault. Using the example above, if the victim was 30 percent at fault because they were speeding, they could recover 70 percent of the damages that they sustained because of the accident.

Legal Help For South Florida Car Accident Victims

Unfortunately, car crashes are part of many of our lives, and the injuries that accompany them can be substantial. But they shouldn’t have to cost you your financial security. The Miami car accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert Dixon have the skill and knowledge to help you pursue the compensation to which you may be entitled. Please call 877.499.4878 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation, even if you are uncertain as to whether you have a claim.

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"Thank you to Robert Dixon & Kristopher Torres for an amazing experience handling with my first injury lawsuit. Very much hassle-free and down to earth experience working with this law firm. I would definitely use them again! My case was settled and I am satisfied with the results! Glad to have them fighting on my behalf." Diamond Epps
"This firm goes out of there way to make sure all of your needs are met. They are wonderful and within a year, my settlement was reached. In addition, I never waited more than a couple hours for someone to get back with me. I highly suggest this firm." Melissa Ellis
"I had the pleasure of working with attorney Torres when I was involved in a car accident last year. He was always checking up on me, always making sure that I was getting the proper treatment that I needed. Whenever I called the office everyone was so nice and willing to help me. I'm glad he was my attorney and thank you for such a wonderful service from you and your firm." Natalie J.
"I'd like to say that the Law Office of Robert Dixon has been great to work with since the inception of my case back in 2016. Robert and team made me feel rest assured that patience would constitute a much larger settlement and that truly was the case. ... I highly recommend this law firm for anyone needing help from a very compassionate team of hard workers. Thanks again everyone for this positive experience as this was my first time ever dealing with the courts or a law firm...." Paul Carlson
"Jodie, Jennifer and the WHOLE Team are AWESOME! Everyone I have spoken to, have been very professional, patient and kind. The ladies take their time to ensure you understand everything that is happening every step of the way. Each time I would have a question, they were available via e-mail or a quick phone call." Nathalie Perez