- Catastrophic Injuries
- Limb Loss & Amputations
- Impaired Vision & Blindness
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Burn & Scald Injuries
- Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Airplane Accidents
- Automobile Accidents
- Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents
- Unsafe Products
Areas of Practice
Our auto accident and injury lawyers have extensive experience in litigating auto accident cases, including passenger car collisions, truck accidents, commercial vehicle crashes, roadway hazards, and defective product claims.
Automobile accidents are among the most frequent types of accidents in the United States, and especially in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), over 200,000 auto accidents are reported every year in Florida, with an average of over 2,000 resulting in fatalities. While there are several factors that can contribute to an auto crash, the vast majority of auto accidents are the result of negligence.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or death in an accident involving an automobile, the lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman can help. Our automobile accident attorneys in Miami, FL have extensive experience in handling all types of motor vehicle accident claims occurring on roadways, highways, and parking lots, and are often called upon in complicated cases where the victims of these accidents sustain catastrophic injuries due to the negligence of both commercial and non-commercial drivers. We work diligently to investigate the circumstances surrounding your case and help you obtain the justice you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Common Causes of Automotive Accidents
Automobile accidents can range from simple single vehicle accidents to complex claims involving multiple vehicles and esoteric traffic codes. The vehicles involved in these types of incidents can also range from motorcycles and small cars to large trucks or buses. However, even the simplest types of motor vehicle crashes can lead to serious and debilitating injuries, such as fractures, deep lacerations, neck and back injuries, brain damage, paralysis, and death.
While there are times when unforeseen circumstances can contribute to an auto crash, a large percentage of auto accidents are caused by negligence, be it another driver’s reckless actions on the road, a bus company’s failure to maintain their vehicle in safe working conditions, or a truck driver’s inexperience. Victims can include other drivers and passengers, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. When an accident is the result of negligence, victims have a right to seek legal counsel with an experienced automobile accident and injury lawyer.
Some of the most common causes of automobile accidents include:
- Driver distraction
- Intoxicated driving (DUI)
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to yield
- Driver inexperience
- Mechanical failure
- Damaged or improperly maintained roadways
- Defective vehicle parts, equipment, and general use of unsafe products
Why Contact an Auto Accident Lawyer After a Collision?
After a car, bus, or truck accident occurs, victims may not realize that they may be eligible to obtain compensation. Victims may be eligible for compensation for their injuries, property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and general pain and suffering. Unfortunately, obtaining compensation isn’t always easy. That’s where we come in.
There are many lawyers who handle simple automobile accident cases, but many times, a case which may appear to be simple is actually quite complicated. As such, no matter how simple a case may appear, it is always best advised to seek the counsel of a law firm well experienced in complex claims to identify issues and responsible parties that other lawyers may not recognize. For example, many automobile accidents involve negligent drivers who are uninsured and have little or no assets. In many of these cases, attorneys often do not accept representation of the accident victim because they believe that there is no money which can be recovered to compensate the victim. That is sometimes not the case. Occasionally, these claims will also involve the manufacturers of the motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, such as tires, which may have been negligently designed or manufactured and could have contributed to the cause of the accident.
There are also times when an auto accident results from unsafe rental car maintenance and other negligent car rental agency practices. However, rental companies often try to refute victim claim. If you have been injured in an automobile accident involving a rental car, turn to our firm for legal assistance. We have successfully handled claims involving rental cars and will protect your rights.
Seeking Legal Counsel for Your Car Accident
The Miami automobile accident lawyers at our firm have been successfully handling motor vehicle cases for decades and understand the complex system of laws in place. We will thoroughly review the details surrounding your accident and build a winning case, so you can your loved ones can obtain the justice you rightfully deserve. Whether your accident involved a small fender bender or multiple vehicle crash, you can count on our attorneys for swift and dedicated legal representation. Contact Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. toll free today at (877) 233-1238 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your rights and options.