Motor Vehicle Accidents

At Ken M. Frankel P.A., we understand the difficulties that can arise after a car accident. We have witnessed the injuries and loss that can result from a motor vehicle accident, and understand the obstacles some victims may face in trying to recover compensation for their losses.

In Florida, there are specific state rules and regulations that can complicate insurance claims and the recovery of additional damages in cases of severe injury or death. To help ensure you receive full compensation for your losses, it is important to contact an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in Florida-specific laws regarding motor vehicle accident claims.

At our office, we can help ensure you receive full benefits from the insurance company and determine whether you can file a claim for additional damages against the at-fault party for the crash.

Mr. Frankel has a history of success handling motor vehicle accident cases throughout South Florida and can help ensure your rights are safeguarded.

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The Process of Recovery

Once you have been involved in an accident and decide that you want to pursue a claim, our team can begin preparing your claim by:
  • Collecting police and accident scene reports
  • Questioning witnesses
  • Reconstructing the accident scene
  • Taking photographs of the scene, damage, and injuries
  • Analyzing medical reports
  • Contacting expert witnesses to review evidence
  • Speaking with the insurance providers on your behalf

The insurance company or negligent party from whom you are attempting to collect compensation will work to categorize your injury as temporary, rather than permanent. We will work vigorously to collect and organize evidence on your behalf to rebut the defendant’s claims.
In Florida, all drivers are required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance that will cover up to 80% of their injuries and 60% of lost wages in the event of an accident, regardless of fault. Unfortunately, for many injured drivers, this coverage may not be enough to cover the total cost of their medical bills and lost wages, and will not account for property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Because each accident is different, the extent of injuries suffered will vary between cases. In many cases, the costs for treatment of the injuries sustained will not be covered by PIP insurance and will require additional litigation or negotiations. Some injuries that we may attempt to collect compensation for include:

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  • Paralysis
  • Burns and scarring
  • Loss of limbs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Joint, muscle, back, neck, and bone injuries
  • Knee damage
  • Whiplash
  • Permanent disability
  • Wrongful death

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Economic auto accident damages, also known as compensatory damages, attempt to compensate the injured car crash victim for their monetary losses. Common economic damages awarded in car accident lawsuits include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Punitive Damages

If you have suffered a serious injury, we may be able to help you collect compensation beyond that which is provided through insurance claims.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car crash or automobile accident, our firm can help. Each car accident claim will not only be handled by Mr. Frankel personally, but also by a full staff of legal secretaries and paralegals ensuring you will receive the highest quality legal representation for your case. Call us today for your free consultation 1-(877)-952-7274.