The Best Car Accident Lawyers in Miami Lakes, FL

Even the safest driver can become the victim of a car accident. But, proving that the other driver was at-fault and negotiating with your insurance company when you live in a no-fault state such as Florida? These are tricky matters—even for native English speakers.

Language can feel like an insurmountable barrier to achieving the compensation that you deserve. But, it doesn’t have to be.

Recognizing the need for bilingual legal services, Gregory Ward and Jany Martinez-Ward founded the award-winning Ward Law Group. With nearly 20 years of legal expertise, The Ward Law Group delivers superior legal assistance to English and Spanish-speaking victims of personal injury in Miami Lakes, FL.

Whether you were rear-ended by another driver, fell victim to a hit-and-run accident, or suffered an injury because of someone else’s recklessness, the Ward Law Group will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation available for your claim.

Personal Injury & Car Accident Statistics For Miami-Dade County

From fender benders to multiple-vehicle crashes, automobile accidents account for 2.35 million injuries in the United States each year. (And that’s not including the total number of individuals who suffer an injury but choose not to report it.)

For Florida residents, the numbers are equally startling. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 668,669 drivers were involved in motor vehicle accidents in 2016. Of these accidents, over ⅓ of the drivers who were involved sustained a personal injury. That’s well over 200,000 injured Florida residents!

Specifically, of the 67 counties in Florida, Miami-Dade ranked:

  • #1 in Florida for the highest volume of motor vehicle collisions, car-related injuries, & traffic-related fatalities
  • #1 in Florida and #3 in the United States for accidents that were caused by drunk drivers
  • #4 for the deadliest stretch of road in America—I-95 through Miami

Miami-Dade represents only a small subsection of America. However, it is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous regions in the country to be a driver. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Miami-Dade County, then you need a lawyer with the skill to navigate complicated state traffic laws and the guts to take on big-name insurance companies. To consult a team of legal experts who are as invested in your success as you are, contact the Ward Law Group today!

Types of Car Accident Injuries

The typical commuter on the I-95 expressway through Miami travels at an average speed of 66 mph. Unfortunately, our speed of travel also determines our risk of injury should we become involved in an accident. Aside from emotional distress, car accidents can also result in permanent medical issues. Common forms of personal injury that you may encounter after a car accident include:

  • Whiplash or cervical spine injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) or permanent nerve damage
  • Paralysis or loss of gross and fine motor control
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) or loss of cognitive function
  • Fractured vertebrae or broken bones
  • Bulging or ruptured intervertebral discs
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage
  • Burns
  • …and more.

When you sustain severe injuries because of the negligence of others, you need an experienced attorney to help you obtain the maximum compensation for your settlement. With a claims-savvy attorney working in your corner, you can ensure a swift and successful resolution to your case.

Florida Law & Auto Accident Compensation

You may already know that Florida is a no-fault state. But, this doesn’t mean that you aren’t entitled to compensation for personal injuries that were caused by the recklessness of others. Although you are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, your PIP only covers a specified dollar amount. (And on top that, you will be required to meet a deductible.)

However, if you suffer a permanent injury because someone else broke the law, then you can sue the other party for damages. Because the law is very open-ended when it comes to defining what constitutes a personal injury, it is absolutely critical that you seek legal counsel from a competent attorney who can pursue your case to the fullest extent of the law.

With assistance from a skilled personal injury lawyer in Miami Lakes, you may be entitled to the following forms of settlement:

  • Property Damage: Damage to your vehicle (including parts replacement, bodywork to repair dents and dings, and monetary compensation for total loss) as well as hidden costs (like towing)
  • Medical Bills: Compensation for injury-related costs, such as doctors or hospital visits, adaptive equipment, inpatient physical therapy, etc.
  • Lost Wages: Income that you were forced to forfeit while recovering from your injury
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: Anticipated wages that you will forfeit in the future if your injury prevents you from working on a long-term basis
  • Pain & Suffering: Takes aspects such as physical discomfort and emotional anguish into account

Don’t let Florida’s no-fault insurance scheme deter you from seeking help. Gregory Ward and Jany Martinez-Ward have recovered millions of dollars in accident reparations for Florida victims of car accidents. In fact, in 2016, the Wards secured a one million dollar settlement for the plaintiff of a flip-over accident!

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After Your Accident

If you have been involved in an automobile accident, then you should immediately inform your insurance company and open a claim. As is the case with most legal matters, the timing of your response is crucial to ensuring your success. Many states (including Florida) adhere to a statute of limitations. This means that you must file a lawsuit within two years of the event if you plan to seek reparations. If you act outside of this period, then your lawsuit will not be heard.

If you believe that a lawsuit may be in your future, or you simply don’t wish to leave your insurance claim up to chance, contact a lawyer immediately. Remember: Although it may be tempting to process the claim yourself, insurance claims adjusters don’t work for you. They work for big-name insurance companies that have endless resources to make sure that you receive the least amount of compensation possible for your claim. If you choose to hire an attorney instead, your representative will handle all communication between yourself and the insurance company. This is a good thing, as most insurance companies know exactly what to say to throw you off base.

In addition, you should receive a medical evaluation from your provider within 14 days of your accident. Outside of this timeframe, it will be easier for the insurance company or defendant to allege that your injuries resulted from a different cause.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

While you work on these things, your attorney will be busy behind the scenes. He or she may hire an investigator to visit the scene to collect photographic evidence of the accident, witness statements, or police reports. Your attorney will also furnish any essential paperwork (such as a settlement demand letter) to your insurance company. The burden of proving the seriousness of your injury and any lost income will also fall to your attorney. He or she will help you collect any relevant medical bills or evidence that the other driver committed a breach of duty which resulted in your injuries.

Ready to get a successful claim started? Maximize your success and minimize the headache by contacting our team of award-winning personal injury lawyers today! We will help you achieve the settlement you deserve for lost earnings, pain and suffering, vehicle damage, and more. Our English and Spanish-speaking lawyers will help you file time-sensitive documents, furnish crucial records of your medical care, and eliminate the daily hassle of communication with your insurance company. For empathetic, efficient, and culturally-relevant legal advice that you can trust, contact The Ward Law Group 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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