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On Saturday, January 8, 2022, around 5 am, Miami Police responded to an accident at Northwest Seventh Street and 23rd Court. According to police, a man crashed with an SUV, crushing a motorcyclist who was nearby. When authorities got on the scene, the implicated motorcyclist was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for a leg injury in stable condition for treatment. According to authorities, the driver of a white Toyota Tundra collided with a gray Chevy Equinox and one of the automobiles involved in the collision attempted to escape the site of the accident. The Tundra’s driver attempted to leave the scene, but he was pursued until he was stopped at Northwest 23rd Court and Seventh Street. A short time later, he was brought under custody. The Tundra’s driver was transported to West Miami-Turner Dade’s Guilford Knight Correctional Center. His driver’s license was not located on records, according to police reports. A male has been recognized as the person who will face prosecution. He is accused of driving without a valid driver’s license and fleeing the scene of an accident with property damage.

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Car accidents can result in significant injuries, and the amount of no-fault coverage required by Florida may be insufficient to cover your injuries. You may be able to get compensation for your medical costs, property damage, and pain and suffering if you file a personal injury claim. Are you still dealing with the financial impact of your accident? As a result, any damage, stress, or financial crisis caused by an accident must be addressed seriously and handled by skilled legal counsel.

Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM coverage) is additional car insurance that pays for medical bills, car damages, and expenses when you have been in an auto accident. Uninsured coverage applies when the auto accident has been caused by a driver who doesn’t have car insurance, a driver whose insurance denies your claim, or a hit-and-run driver. Underinsured motorist coverage applies when the driver’s insurance doesn’t cover to pay for medical bills, car damages, and expenses.

In Florida, the state law doesn’t require you to have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage; however, having it in your insurance has its benefits. The minimum coverage is 10/20; this means that you should have liability limits of $10,000 for injuries in a person and $20,000 for injuries in an accident.

If you are hit by an uninsured driver and have UM/UIM coverage, your PIP benefits will take effect first, followed by your uninsured motorist policy, presuming you have acquired enough of this insurance to meet the expenses of the accident. If you do not have UM/UIM coverage, you may be required to pay out of pocket for the costs of an accident caused by an uninsured motorist that is not covered by your PIP. As a result, as personal injury attorneys, we advise all drivers to purchase UM/UIM coverage in the highest amount permitted to protect themselves against a potential eventuality.

If you or someone you have recently been in a car accident and want to file a claim against an insurance company it is required to call the police at the scene. If the police arrived at the scene and no ticket was issued, you may wonder if maybe no one was at fault or if for sure the other person was at fault you won’t be able to recover any damage. We understand your concerns and we will explain everything to you.

Florida is a state in which every day there is a car accident, this means that the law enforcement officers are always very busy and might occasionally forget to issue a ticket, they might find that no traffic laws were violated, or they couldn’t determine fault. Sometimes if neither of the parties involved in the car crash called the police for different reasons it is possible that a ticket can be issued days after the accident, since a person may file a police report within 10 days of the accident.

However, with this said, it shouldn’t be assumed that you cannot for the most part seek compensation, contrary to popular belief. Florida specifically is a no-fault insurance state, which mostly means you can always generally seek compensation for damages or injuries no matter who for the most part subtly is at fault.

I always hear stories about how great motorcycles are and how fun it is to ride in cities like Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Malibu and Redondo Beach, and of course, gorgeous Newport Beach, CA, with its cool fairy ride and Balboa Island to party and have fun at the “Fun Zone.” And when I go on vacation to California, I want to try a motor scooter to get around town. But I did some research and learned a few things I want to share with you, so you won’t need a vacation motorcycle accident attorney.

Collisions in California cause serious injuries when they happen on a motorcycle, and they are avoidable in many cases if the driver in the motor vehicle was paying more attention to the road. There are motorcycle accidents that occur every day across the nation and they involve drivers that swear they did not see the biker prior to the collision.

These types of motorcycle crashes in large part occur at intersections and this even at a slow speed can seriously injure the motorcycle rider. The injuries can involve traumatic head injuries, since all the rider has in a collision for protection is their helmet when they are thrown to the road. This is not the only injury; the person on a motorcycle can also suffer neck and spinal cord injuries, amputations, cuts, gashes and scrapes. The scrapes alone can cause lifelong scars, and are known by motorcycle riders as road rash, which when severe can require skin grafts to repair the damage.

Motorcycle accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of death in traffic crashes across the United States and in Miami. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has made an effort to decrease motorcycle fatalities and injuries by 10% between 2008 and 2010. This has been done by improving motorcycle safety awareness and training programs.

Despite these programs, accidents still continue to happen due to the drivers of other vehicles who fail to obey the traffic rules with respect to motorcycles. The motorcycle rider in Miami who obeys all traffic laws still runs the risk of serious injury due to lack of protective covering and helmet.

Following the repeal of the mandatory helmet law in Florida, the Department of Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine studied the impact of crashes on riders. The patients were studied over a six month period. The study found that even after one year post the motor cycle accident, most motorcycle riders continue to experience physical defects.

These physical defects are often life changing; resulting in loss of income and permanent bodily injury. When a motorcycle accident occurs due to the negligence of another driver, then the other driver may be responsible for this loss and payment of damages. This is why it is important to have competent legal counsel to assist you in recovering your losses.
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