Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Car Accident Lawyer

Being injured in a car accident can put your entire life on hold. And, that’s in the best case scenario. Even when you can return to work right away, you’re swamped with considerations: Who should pay for the rear-end damage to your car? And, what about your medical bills? Those visits to urgent care, the overnight hospital stays, and physical therapy sessions can add up quickly. To secure the compensation that you deserve, you need a skilled personal injury and car accident lawyer to help you navigate the blurry world of insurance claims.

Even if your case appears to be black-and-white—for example, you were rear-ended by a driver who was following you too closely—insurance company adjusters will exhaust their resources to minimize your settlement. Less money for you means more money in the pocket of corporate as well as job security for the adjuster. However, hiring a team of experienced personal injury attorneys, such as the Ward Law Group, will give you a leg up when attempting to negotiate a fair settlement.

With nearly 20 years of experience, the Ward Law Group has handled every possible variation of an insurance claim. From minor fender bender to major accidents with catastrophic injuries, the Ward Law Group knows the correct switches to flip to allow your case to gain momentum.

In addition to serving English-speaking victims of personal injury, the Ward Law Group is passionate about providing bilingual legal services to the Spanish-speaking community. Don’t let language become an added barrier to achieving the compensation you deserve for your claim. Contact our team of legal advisors at the Ward Law Group today!

Common Types of Car Accident Claims that We Settle

Every year, 2.35 million Americans sustain a personal injury as the direct result of a car accident. (And, this figure omits the auto accidents in which motorists weren’t injured.)

Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of car accidents occur not because of unavoidable events—like black ice or dense fog—but because of the negligence of other drivers. According to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top 3 causes of car accidents include:

  1. Distracted Driving: You’ve probably noticed state-wide bans on hand-held devices, like cell phones and electronics, becoming increasingly popular in recent years. This is because distracted driving accounts for the #1 cause of car accidents in the United States. Texting-while-driving, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio or GPS, even eating and drinking while driving can all lead to car accidents (and personal injury).
  2. Drunk Driving: 28% of all car-related fatalities involve an intoxicated driver. If you have lost a loved one to drunk driving, then your personal injury claim falls into the category of wrongful death.
  3. Reckless Driving: Reckless driving includes car accidents that were caused by irresponsible acts such as speeding, tailgating, or lane-switching. In particular, the force of a collision increases with speed, making personal injuries more probable and severe.

However, these aren’t the only sources of personal injury that we take into account as we pursue your compensation. Other causes and forms of motor vehicle collisions that we commonly encounter in our practice include:

  • Defective Car Parts
  • Head-on Collisions
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents
  • Parking Lot Accidents
  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Road Rage Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • T-Bone Collisions
  • Uber & Lyft Accidents
  • Uninsured Motorists
  • …and more.

Because there are different sets of laws and best practices that govern how you should proceed, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the ever-shifting legal landscape.

Types of Car Accident Injuries & Compensation

From fender benders to multiple car pile-ups, motor vehicle accidents account for the second most common source of personal injury in the United States. Aside from emotional trauma, car accidents can also result in medical problems. Common forms of personal injuries from car accidents include:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash or Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Fractured or Broken Bones
  • Bulging or Herniated Discs
  • Lacerations or Burns
  • Damage to Internal Organs
  • Blindness or Deafness
  • …among others.

When you suffer serious injuries because of the carelessness of others, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you maximize your claim. With expert legal assistance you may be entitled to the following forms of compensation:

  • Property Damage: Material damage to your vehicle and a plethora of hidden costs (such as towing fees)
  • Medical Bills: This includes bills for doctors or hospital visits, physical or occupational therapy, emergency surgery, inpatient care, etc.
  • Lost Wages: Earnings that you lost while you were recuperating from an injury
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: Projected wages that you will lose as the result of a permanent injury
  • Pain & Suffering: Takes “intangibles” into consideration, such as emotional trauma or psychological distress

Gregory Ward and Jany Martinez-Ward have recuperated millions of dollars in personal injury compensation for victims of car accidents. In fact, in 2016, the Wards secured over $1,000,000 in compensation for the victim of a rollover accident! Don’t leave the fate of your settlement up to chance. Contact the Ward Law Group today to secure your legal rights and take on big-name insurance companies.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

When guaranteeing a successful lawsuit, timing is often key.

Immediately after a car accident occurs, make sure to contact your insurance company to open a claim. If you intend to sue the negligent party, consult your state’s statute of limitations. Many states require that you file a lawsuit within a designated period of time (usually within two years). After this statute of limitations passes, you cannot sue the guilty party—even in instances of gross negligence.

Contact a lawyer who will handle all communication between your insurance company and yourself until you achieve a resolution. As your attorney handles the legal particulars, make sure that you receive a medical evaluation within 14 days of your accident. Evaluations that occur outside of this timeframe may be considered inadmissible in court.

If you contact an attorney from the scene or shortly thereafter, he or she will send investigators out to the site of the accident to collect photographic evidence, witness statements, and police reports. In the meantime, your attorney will also help you obtain an assessment of vehicle damage and submit the necessary paperwork (including a settlement demand letter) to the insurance company.

You must provide additional information to the insurance company that demonstrates the seriousness of your injuries. Your attorney must also establish any lost wages including your salary as well as how much income you lost. Furthermore, your insurance company will expect you to furnish any medical bills or information about the doctors who provided your medical care. All of these items will allow your attorney to mount a convincing case against the other driver, as well as counter any claims made by your insurance company.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Ready to start your claim? Don’t leave your settlement up to insurance adjusters who work for big-name insurance companies and not for you. Their job is to make certain that you receive the smallest payout possible for your claim. Instead, start your claim off on the right foot by contacting our team of car accident attorneys.

The Ward Law Group is committed to helping you secure the financial compensation that you deserve for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and emotional suffering. Our English and Spanish-speaking attorneys can help you file important paperwork, furnish legal documentation (like hospital records), and eliminate the back-and-forth between yourself and your insurance company. For compassionate, effective, and culturally-competent legal advice that you can trust, contact The Ward Law Group today!

Client Testimonials

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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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