The attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson are pioneers in the area of catastrophic injury litigation. We fight to obtain compensation for injured victims.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Miami with Four Decades of Success
Car accidents kill thousands of people every year, with countless more suffering life-altering personal injuries that may require thousands of dollars in medical expenses and a lifetime of medical treatment. The careless actions of another driver on the roadway have been the cause of many catastrophic accidents. This then leaves individuals and their families to deal with devastating traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and disability.
For more than 40 years, the Miami auto accident attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have fought for justice and injury compensation on behalf of those who have suffered serious personal injuries and families grieving the wrongful death of a loved one after fatal accidents.
With every accident claim, our personal injury lawyers explore every possible factor that may have caused the car accident. We have experience investigating whether excessive speeding, driving recklessly, poor roadway, or weather conditions in addition to defective auto parts may be to blame for your accident. This way, we know we are pursuing all the at-fault parties and gaining our clients the maximum injury compensation available.
Successful Case Results from Experienced Car Defect and Auto Accident Attorneys
Our accident law firm has a wide range of knowledge in car accidents and product liability law. This includes car defect lawyer Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson acting as national co-lead counsel in the multidistrict litigation for tire tread separating from Ford-Firestone tires. In these tire separation lawsuits, he handled over 40 cases and assisted more than 200 claimants to seek the justice they deserved after these defective tires caused serious injuries.
Our work in this legal area also includes injury attorney Deborah J. Gander securing a $6 million dollar verdict against Ford when the roof of an Aerostar van failed during an accident. This then caused numerous people to sustain injuries.
How Do I Know Who is Responsible for the Accident? Auto Accident Attorney Explains Common Accident Causes
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that driver error accounts for approximately 94 percent of all car accidents. Common driving errors include inadequate attention while driving as well as drunk driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Defective automobile products also cause a significant percentage of severe auto accidents. Even the most cautious drivers can have their safety compromised when their vehicle suffers tire blowouts, airbag defects, faulty brakes, or poor vehicle design.
As a leader in defective auto law, Colson Hicks Eidson has litigated more than 100 cases involving defective car parts and vehicle defects that led to catastrophic accidents. Do you suspect tire failure or another defective vehicle part may have caused your car accident? If so, then speak with a car defect lawyer at our firm today for free. Call us now at 305-476-7400.
You can also stay up-to-date on the latest vehicle recall information by checking out our personal injury blog.
When working to determine the cause of a car accident, the attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson will use their resources to conduct a complete investigation into the case. This includes uncovering any evidence that can be used to prove liability, including the following:
- Any photos were taken at the scene of the crash
- Video surveillance from nearby cameras
- Any vehicle “black box” data
- Mobile device data
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- The police or accident reports
Additionally, it may be necessary for an attorney to enlist the assistance of accident reconstruction experts. An accident reconstruction expert can use the evidence that has been gathered as well as their knowledge of science and math to help paint a picture of what actually happened at the scene of a crash.
Vehicle Accidents Are Not Uncommon
Colson Hicks Eidson is based in Florida, so we regularly handle vehicle accidents throughout this state. Our attorneys know that Florida is one of the main tourist destinations in the United States, and there are plenty of out-of-state drivers here all year round. These drivers operate on the roadways with Florida residents every day. According to data available from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, we can see that there were more than 400,000 total vehicle collisions across the state during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were 3,185 fatalities and more than 236,000 injuries.
However, we mentioned that Colson Hicks Eidson handles complex vehicle accident cases throughout the country. We know that vehicle accident statistics look different for every state, but the reality is that severe vehicle accidents caused by the careless or negligent actions of drivers happen everywhere.
Injuries That Colson Hicks Eidson Helps Clients With
Vehicle accidents can cause severe injuries to drivers and passengers. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our dedicated car accident attorneys have experience helping clients who have sustained the following types of injuries:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
- Crush injuries or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other severe neck or back injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Open headwound
Our team also knows that vehicle accident victims can suffer from significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the crash and their injuries. Our goal is to help ensure that clients recover compensation for all of their injuries, including the physical ones as well as the non-visible emotional and psychological ones.
How Much Compensation Is Available For A Car Accident Claim?
There is no set amount of money available to victims of car accidents in Florida or elsewhere in the country. No law specifies how much compensation victims should be paid. Rather, the total amount of money paid to victims will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular case. In general, the more severe the injuries and property damage, the larger a settlement or jury verdict will be.
At Colson Hicks Eidson, our attorneys are regularly able to help clients recover the following types of economic and non-economic compensation:
- Full coverage of medical bills caused by the crash
- Lost income if a victim is unable to work
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Property damage expenses
- Loss of quality of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
How Can an Auto Accident Attorney Help?
Our Miami car accident attorneys know how to investigate the circumstances of car accidents as well as accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, or buses. When you contact our law office, we immediately get to work determining who is responsible and why. You can also call us now at 305-476-7400.
In all cases we handle, our personal injury law firm strives to obtain our clients the maximum amount of compensation available. You did not deserve to suffer, and we will move aggressively to protect your rights.