Car Accident Lawyer Joseph C. Miller Can Help You

The injuries suffered in a car accident can range from minor to severe. In many cases, they can be fatal. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to another party's negligence, car accident lawyer Joseph C. Miller in Jacksonville, FL, can fight for the compensation you deserve. He can determine who is responsible for your losses and hold them accountable so that you can heal and move on with your life.

Steps to Take Immediately after an Accident

If you have been in an accident, there are steps you should take in order to protect yourself:

  • If you are able, move to the side of the road.
  • Check for injuries to yourself, your passengers, and others involved.
  • When emergency personnel arrives on the scene, let them check you for injuries even if you do not think you are injured.
  • Get the names and phone numbers of all witnesses.
  • Take photos of the damage to the vehicles.
  • Take photos of skid marks or final resting positions of the cars, if possible.
  • Note the location of the accident, the time of day, and weather conditions. This information should be given to the officer so it appears in the report, but you should also make your own notes to compare to the final report.
  • Get the insurance information for the other driver, including the agent name and policy number. We can provide guidance in the event the driver is uninsured

You must not apologize or do anything else that could be perceived as admitting fault. Even if you think you may be partially at fault, simply cooperate with the authorities and refrain from saying anything that could be used to attribute responsibility to yourself. Following this simple guideline can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit.

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Car accidents can have repercussions that are both devastating and costly. Mr. Miller can help you collect the compensation necessary to heal and restore your quality of life.

Common Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen in a number of ways, including:

  • Speeding
  • Disregarding traffic lights and signals
  • Distracted driving, such as texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Road rage
  • Driving inappropriately for weather or road conditions
  • Mechanical failure and faulty vehicle equipment

The cause of your accident matters. For example, if a driver causes an accident because he is texting, he is likely the sole responsible party. However, if faulty brakes are found to be the cause of the accident, the manufacturer may be held liable. 

How A Lawyer Can Help

Florida is a no-fault state. This means that regardless of fault, your personal losses are handled through your own insurance provider. However, you have a right to pursue a claim against a negligent party if your injuries are considered serious. This could mean that you suffered permanent disability or permanent scarring or disfigurement. It could mean the accident was fatal. You can also file a claim if your losses total more than $10,000.

Mr. Miller, based in Jacksonville, is available to help if you have suffered significant losses as a result of a car accident. He can negotiate a settlement that accounts for your injuries, the long-term effects of the accident, medical care needed immediately after the accident as well as in the future, lost wages, and more. If this cannot be achieved, he is not afraid to go to court to fight for your maximum compensation.

Contact Us

If you have been in an accident, let us help. Mr. Miller has over 15 years of experience and works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no fees unless and until he helps you collect. Contact our Jacksonville firm online, or call us at (904) 358-2020.

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