If a driver caused your injury in a North Miami car accident, you may have a case.
First we’ll look at an actual North Miami car accident settlement. Then I’ll give you fast facts that you need to know about North Miami car accident cases.
Bike Rider Gets $10,000; Car Runs Him Off Road
A car ran a bike rider off the road in North Miami, Florida. It happened between Biscayne Blvd and N.E. 119th- 125th street.
The bike rider fell off his bike. The car drove off.
Parademics came to the scene
Paramedics came to the accident scene. Since the accident happened in North Miami, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were the paramedics that came to the accident scene.
You will not get a copy of the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue (MDFR) report at the accident scene. You have to request it.
I requested the Paramedic Report
I immediately requested the MDFR report and billing records. They can take a few weeks to get.
Paramedic Report stated bike rider fell off bike
The report stated that the bike rider told the paramedics (MDFR) that he was riding his bike next to the curb of Biscayne Blvd.
He said that a car got too close and he fell off his bike out of fear. He did not lose consciousness.
Bike rider complained of arm pain
The paramedics stated in the report that:
- He complained of arm pain.
- He had abrasions (cuts) on his arm.
- He seemed slightly confused.
- He did not have any swelling or bruising.
- He did not have neck/back pain.
- His pupils were constricted and reactive. (They were normal.)
The paramedics said that he had possible muscular/skeletal/soft tissue damage.
They advised him to clean his cuts when he got home. He refused to be transported to the hospital.
Injured man has broken wrist and elbow
The bike rider went to a doctor. He was diagnosed with a fractured wrist and elbow.
Bike rider had $10,000 uninsured motorist policy with GEICO
The bike rider had a $10,000 uninsured motorist (“UM”) insurance policy with GEICO. His UM insurance was nonstacking.
In Florida, if a car runs you off the road and leave the scene, the car is considered “uninsured“. This is true even if the car doesn’t touch you.
GEICO pays us $10,000 to settle
GEICO paid us the $10,000 limits of my client’s uninsured motorist insurance.
Are drivers likely to be insured in North Miami?
Most drivers in North Miami have bodily injury (“BI”) insurance. This is true even though car owners don’t have to have BI insurance in North Miami.
However, they will likely have limits of $10,000 per person. This is because North Miami is a relatively poor city.
North Miami is a good venue for injured crash victims
On the bright side, if someone caused your car crash in North Miami, you will likely get a better jury than if you were hurt in many other cities in Florida.
North Miami is in Miami-Dade County, so you’ll likely have a Dade County jury decide your case. That is, if it gets to trial. Most car accident North Miami car accident cases settle before trial.
Dade County juries tend to like Hispanics. However, there are many other factors that are much more important than the injured person’s ethnicity in a car crash case.
Bad Law for uninsured victims in North Miami car accidents
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) generally covers a lot of the injured person’s medical bills arising from a North Miami car accident.
However, if you had owned a car at the time of your crash in Florida, and you didn’t insure it, you won’t qualify for PIP. You also won’t be able to sue the careless driver for your PIP deductible and 80% of your medical expenses up to $10,000.
This applies even if the negligent driver was completely at fault. This is because Miami-Dade County car accident law penalizes uninsured injured car accident victims.
In this scenario, the tortfeasor driver may get up to a $10,000 credit against your claim for your medical bills and lost wages. Some other Florida counties don’t have this penalty. But it applies to most North Miami car accident cases.
How to get County Paramedic Records and Billing after a North Miami Car Crash
If you were hurt badly in a North Miami car accident, you were likely treated by Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue (MDFR).
MDFR does not charge a fee for any medical treatment delivered only on-scene. A fee is charged only if the accident victim is transported to a hospital.
Car accident victims transported by MDFR should contact the billing company for any inquiries:
Request Medical Incident Reports:
Requests for medical incident reports must be submitted in person or by mail.
Rescue patient records are usually available 7 to 10 working days after the incident.
To receive copies by mail you must contact Central Records Bureau at 786-331-4900 prior to submitting your request.
You must provide certain information with your request form.
Other Typical Vehicle Accidents in North Miami
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Taxi accidents
- Uber Driver Is Hit by Another Car
- Uber or Lyft Driver Caused Your Accident
- Uber and Lyft Passenger Claims Against Another Driver
- Wrongful death
- and many other types of accidents.
Car accident cases in cities next to North Miami, Florida
North Miami is surrounded by many different cities.
Here are some car articles about my claims and settlements for car accidents that cities that are close to North Miami:
- Coral Gables Car Accidents: Attorney Settlements
- Cutler Bay Car Accidents: Attorney Settlement
- Doral Car Accidents: Attorney Settlements
- Homstead Car Accidents: Attorney Settlements
- Hialeah Car Accidents: Attorney Settlement
- Kendall Car Accidents: Attorney Settlement
- Miami Beach Car Accidents: Attorney Settlement
- Miami Gardens Car Accidents: Attorney Settlements
- South Miami Car Accidents: Attorney Settlement
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