Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Distracted Driving Lawyers

We’ve all had weak moments behind the wheel. Times when the familiar ding of our cell phone or some other task took our attention away from the road. Unfortunately, this dangerous behavior can forever change lives.

Imagine this scenario:

You’re driving your children to school one morning. Your cell phone alerts you about an incoming text. You briefly consider checking it, but then you decide against it. After all, your children are in the backseat and you want to keep them safe. The text can wait. While stopped at an intersection, your car violently lurches forward. Someone has rear-ended you. Your kids are screaming. As you turn around to check on your children, your neck seizes up with pain.

You soon learn that the other driver was texting instead of paying attention to the road. The person never even realized that you were stopped at a red light.

Your routine day is now a disaster. The damage to the car makes it undrivable. Your kids have suffered a traumatic experience and can’t seem to be consoled. And, you will need medical attention for the searing pain in your neck.

All because someone felt that it was more important to do something other than pay attention to the road.

Distracted Driving Isn’t Just Cell Phones

Every day, distracted drivers put innocent lives at risk by behaving selfishly and negligently. While we often think of texting while driving as the main culprit, other behaviors are just as dangerous. These include:

  • Grooming or applying makeup
  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking or arguing with a passenger
  • Using a navigation system
  • Adjusting the radio or climate controls
  • Paying more attention to an outside scene—like a person or accident
  • Allowing yourself to become “lost in thought” and taking your mind off driving

Even experienced drivers can fall into the trap of taking their attention off the road. Many seem to think nothing bad will happen to them regardless of their behavior. Sadly, this false sense of security causes major accidents every day. Innocent people often suffer because of the actions of distracted drivers.

Are You the Victim of Distracted Driving?

If you suffered injuries or property damage as the result of a distracted driver, then you may be entitled to compensation. Driving is a responsibility. When someone neglects this responsibility, they need to be held accountable.

When involved in a distracted driving accident, you may think that the claims process is simple and straightforward. After all, it wasn’t your fault. Why should you have to suffer more?

Unfortunately, obtaining fair compensation isn’t always easy. The insurance claims process is complex and time-consuming. In fact, it can be so confusing that you want to give up and settle for much less than you deserve.

The Ward Law Group doesn’t want you to receive anything less than you are owed. You shouldn’t suffer because insurance companies make it difficult to successfully settle a claim. Our lawyers have an intimate understanding of the insurance process and will take care of all the legwork for you, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injuries.

Is English your second language? Our attorneys know that Spanish-speaking individuals are often taken advantage of by insurance companies. The language barrier sets Spanish-speaking individuals up for failure. After all, being unable to complete the steps of filing a claim gives the insurance companies an excellent reason to deny you.

The Ward Law Group is dedicated to helping both English- and Spanish-speaking individuals secure the money that they need during this difficult time. We will work with you, explain the process, and take care of the details to ensure a successful claim.

Common Types of Distracted Driving Claims We Settle

The Ward Law Group helps innocent victims of distracted drivers secure money to cover medical expenses and other bills that may pile up after an injury.

Sadly, each day people suffer from the effects of distracted driving. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 9 fatalities and over 1,000 injuries occur due to distracted driving every day. These are entirely preventable accidents.

Distracted drivers cause a variety of accidents including:

  • Read-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side-impact collisions
  • T-Bone collisions
  • Rollover accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Injuries to bikers or pedestrians
  • Multi-vehicle pile-ups
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Road rage accidents
  • Wrongful death

Types of Distracted Driving Injuries & Compensation

Given the variety of accidents caused by distracted drivers, it’s no wonder that the resulting injuries can range from mild to devastating. These injuries can negatively affect your life, sometimes permanently. The Ward Law Group can help you get necessary compensation for a variety of injuries including:

  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations and burns
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Concussions
  • Internal bleeding
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Loss of senses (blindness, deafness, etc.)
  • Psychological effects of an accident
  • And much more…

A personal injury attorney can do much more than secure the money to pay for medical bills. In fact, a skilled attorney can help you recuperate funds to compensate for lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, property damage, and many of the hidden costs associated with your accident.

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

What do you do if you are involved in a distracted driving accident? Given the severity of the accident, it may be difficult to think clearly and rationally. After all, these traumatic experiences violently disrupt your daily routine. There are, however, important steps to take after an accident to ensure your safety as well as your success in the claims process.

If involved in an accident, follow these steps:

  • Make sure that you are safe. Immediately after an accident, the shock can temporarily suspend your rational thinking. The accident scene, flowing adrenaline, and pain caused by injuries may leave you confused and emotionally charged. The first thing you need to do is be sure that you are safe. If your injuries allow, shut off your car and move to a safe location away from traffic. Call 911 or your local emergency number.
  • Get medical help. If you feel any pain or suspect injuries, contact emergency services. This is no time to be stoic. As mentioned earlier, injuries resulting from car accidents can be very serious. Even if you don’t feel any immediate effects from the accident, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor within a day or two after an accident. Moreover, your medical records will serve as an important piece of evidence in the claims process.
  • Take pictures of the scene. Photographic evidence of the accident scene and any personal or property damage plays a key role in handling the claim. If your injuries prevent you from taking pictures, ask someone else at the scene to send them to you.
  • Request the contact information of any witnesses. As the claims process begins, those who witnessed the event will have important information about how the accident happened and who was at fault. Write down the names, phone numbers, and addresses of any potential witnesses.
  • Contact your insurance company to start a claim. As soon as possible, call your insurance company and report the accident. This starts the claims process. Don’t delay—most insurance companies specify a window of time that you need to call.

Get Help with the Claims Process

If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a distracted driver, contact a personal injury attorney like those at Ward Law. Instead of dealing with the hassles of filing a claim, someone with intimate knowledge of this process can do it for you. This includes sending the police report to the insurance company, securing medical records, taking witness statements, and ensuring that all the paperwork is filed within the necessary time frame.

Some individuals make critical mistakes during the claims process which end up costing them thousands of dollars. We want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you.

The Ward Law Group’s Bilingual Team Is Here for You

Insurance companies make their profits by offering you the least amount of money possible for your claim. They use your lack of knowledge about the claims process to short-change you—even if you sustained significant injuries.

You don’t have to accept an insurance company’s low-ball offer. The Ward Law Group will fight for you until you get the money that you need to provide for your family. Our team has recovered millions of dollars for both English- and Spanish-speaking victims of distracted driving accidents.

You’ve been through enough. Don’t try to do this alone. Let us handle all the paperwork, communications, and litigation so that you can focus on getting your life back together.

Remember, the law limits the time you have to file a claim. Call The Ward Law Group today and get started securing your future.

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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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