The Best Car Accident Lawyers in Hollywood, FL

We make a ton of assumptions in our everyday lives. In fact, doing so has become a necessary part of living. If a person made absolutely no assumptions, they would accomplish very little. For instance, when you step out of bed in the morning, you make the very reasonable assumption that you will not sink through the floor and tumble directly into the Earth’s core. Of course, this would be an unheard-of anomaly, but it paints the picture quite well: A measure of trust is the foundation of human existence.

In today’s modern world, the vast majority of people need to travel significant distances in relatively small timeframes. Naturally, to accomplish this task, you need to sit in the driver’s seat, or at the very least, participate in the joys of public transport. And, when you do, you make the very reasonable assumption that nothing unfortunate will happen while you’re traversing between points A and B. Statistically speaking, most rides throughout your lifetime will occur without a hitch. That being said, when and if a car accident finally occurs, the consequences can be quite dire.

If you find yourself on the business end of a car collision, then it’s in your best interest to contact The Ward Law Group. This is especially true in cases in which you experience a personal injury. The Ward Law Group has earned nearly a decade of experience in handling high-profile cases—and with great success. In addition, our lawyers serve both the English- and Spanish-speaking communities. Don’t let your primary language keep you from getting the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact our law offices today!

Personal Injury & Car Accident Statistics For Hollywood, FL

According to City-Data.com, Hollywood, FL witnessed 19 fatal car accidents in 2017. This number may seem relatively low, but it is well above the national average. Of course, this value doesn’t take into account other relevant pieces of information, like non-fatal injuries.

It should go without saying that car accidents vary wildly in their severity and nature. For example, you may be involved in a car collision that results in significant damage to your vehicle and personal property, but no personal injury to yourself. Conversely, you may find yourself the victim of a minor fender bender, but with the added trouble of a soft tissue injury such as whiplash. Believe it or not, minor accidents such as these can result in major injuries. Don’t make a mistake and downplay your discomfort. Examine all of your damages carefully and take appropriate action.

Regardless of whether you suffer injuries from your accident or not, an automobile collision will add a great amount of stress to your life. Such situations place heavy financial burdens on all parties involved. And, this is only compounded when coupled with bodily harm. Let The Ward Law Group handle all of the legal headaches for you. Remember: Stress isn’t good for you, especially when your body is trying to repair itself.

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Did you know that the most dangerous road in Broward County is the two-mile stretch of Sheridan Street that borders Hollywood and Dania Beach? In fact, this roadway sees an average of around four fatalities per mile—an absurdly high number. This should really come as no surprise, however, as Florida is well-known for having some of the most dangerous road conditions in the country. Of course, it doesn’t help that Florida’s highways are flooded with out-of-state tourists who are unfamiliar with the area.

Unfortunately, these stretches of asphalt are notorious for resulting in accidents that cause personal injuries. Here are a few examples of bodily harm that may occur as a result of a car accident:

  • Loss of a Major Bodily Function
  • Bruises and Lacerations
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Burns
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • …and more.

It is important to note that these are only a few possibilities. That being said, there is a common thread when it comes to car accidents and personal injuries: It complicates matters. Naturally, personal injury cases open up more avenues for compensation. However, you will likely have to fight to obtain the settlement that you deserve. But, don’t worry. The Ward Law Group is here to do just that for you. We will make sure that you receive all forms of compensation for which you are eligible. Get in touch with our experienced team of lawyers today and receive award-winning legal consultation.

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

Before discussing any of Florida’s legal particulars, you must be aware of the state’s statute of limitations. As far as car accidents are concerned, you have a period of four years from the date your collision to file a claim. Failing to file your claim within this timeframe may result in your case being dismissed by the court. With these kinds of claims, you should never try to cut it close to the deadline. Acting quickly will only strengthen your case in the long run.

Beyond the statute of limitations, you should know that Florida is a no-fault state—one of twelve, in fact, excluding Puerto Rico. As such, Florida requires that its motor vehicle operators carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage as a part of their existing plan. This coverage will pay for the driver’s expenses no matter who was at fault for the accident (up to the minimum amount of $10,000).

But, of course, there’s more to it than just that. This plan covers 100% of replacement service costs, 60% of lost earnings, and 80% of medical expenses. In the event that the motor vehicle operator died as a result of the collision, the plan also comes packaged with a $5,000 death benefit. You should know, however, that this plan is not exactly the same as liability coverage.

It just gets more confusing from there. Let The Ward Law Group deal with these particulars for you. With our expert legal guidance, you may be able to receive compensation for lost earnings capacity, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and much more.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

Really, there isn’t a lot of variations in the steps that you should take after an automobile accident of any kind. The only deviations will concern whether or not you are physically able to take certain actions after the incident. Speaking of which, the first thing you should concern yourself with is the health of yourself and of those involved. Make sure that you reach out to emergency responders, which includes the police (and not just medical services).

Requesting the police on the scene will prove to be an invaluable resource during your claim. The officer(s) will create an extensive report detailing the nature of your collision. Make sure to obtain a copy of this document. Aside from that, you must exchange contact information with the other party and any witnesses to the event. If you still have a functioning phone after the incident, take advantage of the camera function and take pictures of all property damage, injuries, and adverse environmental factors.

Other than that, it is really just a matter of contacting The Ward Law Group and your insurance provider. The latter will be able to give you an adequate foundation for starting the claim process. The former will help you gather evidence and fight for what is rightfully yours in a court of law.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Whenever you try to win financial compensation, there is always going to be someone on the other end of the table who is trying to minimize your claim. Of course, these people are well-versed in the legal sphere and they are insanely clever. Don’t let insurance adjusters get away with minimizing your settlement! Fight them is with a team of expert lawyers on your side.

The Ward Law Group has no shortage of such skilled lawyers. In fact, our founder Gregory Ward was originally an insurance adjuster. However, he ultimately found more fulfillment in fighting for the victims of car accidents. This gives our firm a unique understanding of your enemy in the courtroom. There is no card that they can play—no trick that they can pull—that we don’t already know.
And, don’t forget that we are here to support those who speak Spanish as their primary language. Oftentimes, Spanish-speaking clients feel as though their language prevents them from having a fighting chance in the courtroom. Thankfully, The Ward Law Group puts such clients on equal footing with even the slickest English-speaking insurance adjuster. Don’t leave your case up to chance. Contact our award-winning legal team today!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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