SafeAuto Car Insurance Claims Injury Lawyer In Miami
Sustaining injuries in a car accident that wasn’t your fault can be frustrating. According to a 2016 research note on fatal motor vehicle crashes conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 37,000 people were killed in car accidents in the United States in 2016. This number increased by almost 2,000 over 2015, representing a 5.6% increase in only one year. A Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles report on 2017 crashes reported similar numbers, with a combined total of almost 1.2 million crashes reported over the three-year period between 2015 and 2017. Time spent away from work, medical costs, and other damages that arise from such accidents can negatively affect the well-being and finances of an accident victim.
Our team of SafeAuto car insurance lawyers in Miami will help you hold all negligent parties liable for the injuries they cause you. We’re committed to investigating accidents thoroughly to ascertain who was responsible for your accident and the damages they caused you to seek reparations for the same. We’ll protect your rights and work to maximize your monetary settlement under the full extent of the law.
If you or another driver are insured by SafeAuto and you’ve been injured in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, contact our lawyers at 305-853-9171 before calling SafeAuto because they may record your phone call and use what you said against you. We can help you in cases involving drunk driving, speeding, texting and driving, and more.
We help our clients fight for their rights and their rightful damages from large corporate insurance companies such as SafeAuto. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side ensures you will be protected from the intimidation tactics and strong-arming that insurance adjusters are notorious for. It will also help you avoid a situation in which you are offered a lower settlement than you deserve, or that you are denied a claim outright by SafeAuto for no justifiable reason.
What to Do After an Auto Accident if You Have SafeAuto Car Insurance
Report the Accident
Dial 911 to report the crash and to request an ambulance if anyone needs medical attention. Collect the names of car drivers, passengers, their insurance providers, and the names of other parties involved in the accident and obtain a case report from the police once they have filed it. Keep these documents safe if you intend to file a personal injury claim as they will help you prove that the accident happened and that you sustained injuries therein. They will also help your claim even if the at-fault motorist blocks your phone number or suddenly disappears.
Document Your Injuries and Damages
While waiting for the police or an ambulance to arrive, take photos of the damage sustained by the vehicles involved in the accident. Also take pictures of tire tracks, damage to railings, skid marks, and injuries you may have suffered in the crash. Jot down the phone numbers and names of witnesses that were not involved in the accident in case you need to call on them to provide testimony in support of your case.
Sustaining Only Minor Injuries in an Auto Accident Involving SafeAuto
Even if you only sustained minor injuries in an accident, you should still seek medical attention because you may not feel the full extent of the bodily injuries you suffered until a later point in time. If you go to the hospital, your SafeAuto Personal Injury Protection (PIP) will cover 80% of your medical expenses, and your health insurance provider will take care of the remaining 20%. The motorist responsible for the accident or their insurance provider will cover any outstanding balance.
If your health condition worsens over time, you’ll be able to increase the value of your injury claim because you’ll have documented the injury. Ensure you obtain a medical report to strengthen your claim against the at-fault motorist.
What to Do if the Other Motorist Has SafeAuto Car Insurance
Schedule a free legal consultation with our experienced injury claims attorney before speaking with a SafeAuto claims adjuster to avoid hurting the chances of filing a successful claim. Also, avoid delays in seeking medical attention if you don’t have health insurance. Doing so will give the insurance company the time they need to state that you were not seriously injured in the accident. This will weaken your claim and will help them make a lower offer to you than what you deserve.
Passengers Struck by Drivers with SafeAuto Insurance
Your no-fault/PIP coverage can be used irrespective of the vehicle you were in when the accident occurred. Your PIP will cover 80% of your medical costs and up to $10,000 in damages, regardless of the person driving or the cause of the accident.
As a passenger, you have recourse to four potential insurance policies for coverage:
- Basic insurance coverage, whether from SafeAuto or another insurance carrier covering the driver of the car involved in the accident
- The insurance coverage of the driver of the car you were in when the accident occurred.
- The insurance coverage of the motorist of the other car involved in the crash
- Your own uninsured driver's coverage
You will likely never be found to be at fault for an accident if you’re a passenger. Our lawyers will evaluate all possible personal injury claims that are open to you against all potential auto insurance providers, including SafeAuto, to maximize the compensation you receive.
Contact Our SafeAuto Accident Lawyers Today
We have personal injury lawyers who specialize in filing claims against SafeAuto on our team. We work with accident experts to prove your claim and will work to maximize the settlement payout you are given from the at-fault motorist or their insurance provider responsible for paying your settlement. Call now at 305-853-9171 for a free case evaluation.