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Injured In a Car Accident?
That's Why We're Here.
We’ve helped thousands of victims recover from car accidents that weren't their fault.
Nothing can prepare you for the pain, aggravation, and loss of quality of life that an auto accident causes. In the immediate moments following a crash, you are shocked and scared. The violent impact of metal crushing against metal at any rate of speed may destroy your vehicle, toss your body violently, and set your emotions awry. Anyone who has experienced a car crash knows that it’s a terrifying ordeal.
In the hours and days following a crash, you will likely feel overwhelmed – how do you know when to get medical treatment? Will your hospital and treatment bills be paid for? Will your insurance company honor the claim? Whose fault was the accident? Will the other driver accept responsibility?
In the weeks and months following the crash, this anxiety doesn’t go away. Will the cost of your insurance increase? When will this claim settle? What rights am I giving up by settling? Should I have consulted a lawyer?
The good news is: There’s an answer. And that answer is our law firm.
Our job is to alleviate all of these concerns and more, so you can focus on your job, which is to medically treat your auto accident injuries so you don’t develop permanent, life-long pain or discomfort.
We will help you seek medical treatment, secure your PIP benefits, and we will squeeze every penny possible out of the available insurance coverage on your behalf. We work on a “contingency”, which means you won’t pay us a dollar for our excellent legal services until you get paid first.
Our Client Relations Manager will be there for you anytime you have an issue or concern, to ensure that your experience with our firm is nothing short of five-star.
You are our client, and that makes you the most important person in our law firm.
Why Car Accidents Commonly Occur
There are many types of accidents and each one may require a different investigative approach. Though auto accidents and injuries can occur just about anywhere in Florida, they often occur on surface streets, on interstate I-95, and on Florida’s Turnpike.
The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. has a team of attorneys dedicated to evaluating all aspects of an auto accident personal injury case from the physical evidence, police report, and eyewitnesses.
For almost 20 years, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. has been proud to represent clients who have been injured due to a crash that was someone else’s fault, such as:
- Reckless Driving
- Breaking Traffic Laws
- Careless Pedestrians
- Drug Impaired Driving
- Tired Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving
Our team at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will help you understand what your legal options are and work on your behalf to achieve adequate financial justice under the law.
The Many Types of Car Accident Injury Cases We Can Handle
When you become a client of The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., you will immediately be assigned an experienced team of paralegals and assistants, managed by our attorneys, dedicated to evaluating all aspects of your auto accident personal injury claim, from investigating the physical evidence, reviewing the police report, and personally consulting eyewitnesses.
The most common auto accident cases we handle include the following types of crashes, but are not limited to:
- Fatal Car Accidents
- T-Bone Collisions
- Head-on Accidents
- Highway Accidents
- Multi-Car Pile-ups
- Lane Merging Crashes
- Rear End Collisions
- Intersection Accidents
- Property Collisions
- Rollover Accidents
- Hit-and-Run Incidents
- Spin-out Accidents
A car accident can have a significant impact on your life. When an injury does occur, you may have to contend with multiple hospital and doctor visits, and ever-increasing medical and automobile expenses. If the injury is significant enough, missing work and even the threat of job loss are real possibilities. This is happening while the insurance companies are seeking to minimize the compensation they pay out.
Our team of auto accident personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. understand your legal rights and are not only committed to getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible, but helping you recover from your injuries, so your life can get back to normal as soon as possible.
Common Injuries that Occur in Car Accidents
Often, a car accident results in serious and substantial injuries to the body of the driver, passengers, or other victims involved. Here is a short list of some of the most common injury cases our law firm sees in a typical car accident:
- Bruises, Cuts and Scrapes
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Muscle Sprains
- Fractures, Broken Bones
- Jaw, Chest, Rib, and Pelvic Damage
- Crushed Trachea/Larynx
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Broken Neck
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Severe Burns
- Permanent Sensory Deprivation (Vision, Hearing, etc)
The auto accident personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine the most advantageous legal strategy to pursue to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Car Accident Liability & Damage Recovery
It is the responsibility of any motor vehicle operator to drive safely, so that they do not endanger other drivers on the road. If that duty is ignored, other drivers can be injured due to their negligence. The driver at fault is then liable for bodily injury, pain and suffering, and any vehicle damage that takes place as a result of their negligence.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Motor vehicle accident personal injury compensation may include:
- Hospital & Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Cost of Future Care
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7 Steps To Take
Following a Car Accident
Step 1: Stay on the Scene
Leaving the scene of an accident you are involved in, especially if some has been injured or even killed, is a criminal offense. Doing so could result in significant criminal charges and even jail time.
It is always best to wait for the appropriate time to leave, which will be indicated by a present law enforcement officer.
Step 2: Check on Everyone
First make sure that you are OK, and that you have not sustained any injuries. Some of your own injuries may not be immediately apparent, so be cautious before rushing to the aid of another.
If anyone on the scene needs emergency medical attention, contact an ambulance immediately.
If anyone is unconscious or in severe pain, do not move them unless they are in eminent danger, otherwise wait until qualified medical professionals arrive.
Step 3: Call the Police
The police deal with auto accidents frequently. Having a law enforcement authority on the scene will allow you to have an official police report filed detailing the occurrence, and ensure that the appropriate information has been exchanged.
Do not move your vehicles so that when the police arrive, the scene can be reported as accurately as possible.
Step 4: Gather Evidence
It is important to be as prepared as possible even in situations that seem less significant.
Don’t simply rely on the police report, but gather all the information necessary from drivers, which will include:
- Full Name
- Phone Number
- Drivers’ License Number
- Vehicle Registration Information
- License Plate Number
- Insurance Information
- Take Pictures!
If there are any passengers or witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident.
Take pictures of the accident site and of any damages to your vehicle as soon as possible, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.
Step 5: Contact a Lawyer
A major car accident is one of the most terrifying and stressful events that may occur in a person’s life. Besides having to deal with the pain of your injuries, there are other considerations, such as the damage to your vehicle and working with the insurance company that can become a headache for you to experience.
Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.
Step 6: Get Medical Treatment
Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of the car accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the auto accident.
Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses.
Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.
Step 7: Be Extra Cautious!
DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.
DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.
DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;
DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;
DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.
DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;
DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.
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