Expert Car Accident Lawyer
Alan Sackrin Knows How Maximize Your Recovery
30+ years of experienced representing clients in car accident cases
Car Accidents and motorvehicle crashes are responsible for over 3 million injuries a year and more than 2,000 deaths per year in Florida.
Why Alan Sackrin?
Car accident cases can be complex requiring someone with experience to maximize the compensation paid to the victim. Alan Sackrin is an expert in proving what a case is worth. Alan is a Board Certified trial expert who for 30+ years has litigated car accident cases where the insurance company refuses to pay a fair settlement to the victim.
What sets Alan apart from other car accident lawyers are his extensive trial skills and experience with juries and his understanding of accident reconstruction analysis, crash analysis, road condition analysis, speed analysis, analysis of driver reaction times and perception and other elements that are essential to prove driver negligence. Additionally, Alan adds value to his clients because he will go to trial when the insurance company denies coverage or doesn’t make a settlement offer that he believes is fair. Alan won’t send his client to a different lawyer to file a lawsuit, he’s a lawyer that other lawyers send their cases to when they are unable to obtain a reasonable settlement offer.
Florida Lawyer Alan Sackrin is a Board Certified Trial Expert – one of only 1069 Lawyers in the State of Florida to Achieve This Distinction (as of January 2012)
Our Car Accident Blog Posts of Interest:
- Do You Still Have an Injury Claim if You Wait to See a Doctor or if You Don’t File a Timely Incident Report After an Accident?
- Florida Car Accident Compensation Law
- Pre-Existing Injury: How It Can Impact Your New Personal Injury Claim
- Florida Car Crash? 5 Things You Should Know About Car Insurance Adjusters When You Have A Car Accident Claim
Read Our 100+ Car Accident Articles On Our Blog
Alan has been representing clients with car accidents occuring in Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Plantation, Hollywood & Hallandale Beach and throughout Florida since 1982.
Local Car Accident Reports:
Hallandale Beach Car Accident Data – Injury related crash data for the city of Hallandale Beach compiled from the State of Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.
The Florida Highway Patrol keeps track in real time of traffic events and where accidents have happened as well as details about what has happened online on a map at their site. Go here for the Broward County map to see the FHP latest traffic reports.
Miami Dade County
The Florida Highway Patrol keeps track in real time of traffic events and where accidents have happened as well as details about what has happened online on a map at their site. Go here for the Miami Dade County map to see the FHP latest traffic reports.
Passengers in Auto Accidents and Car Wrecks May Have Legal Claims Too
Passengers injured in an automobile accident have rights too and they should seek legal advice to learn about the compensation can receive for their injuries. The first thing a passenger should do is seek immediate medical treatment for their injuries, even if they do not seem serious at the time.
Read: Driver’s Duty To Passengers (From Our Blog)
Settlements and Car Accident Cases Won at Trial By Alan
$165,000 Settlement- Defendant rear-ended the Plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in one or more herniated disk(s) and severe lower back pain.
$100,000 Settlement- Defendant came out of a parking lot negligently speeding and struck the Plaintiff’s vehicle.
$85,000 Settlement- Plaintiff sued Progressive American Insurance Company after a car accident where the person at-fault was under-insured.
See: Sample Car Accident Verdicts and Settlements
Alan has settled and won at trial motor vehicle cases related to:
- car accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- truck accidents
- multi-car collisions
- rear-end collisions
- school bus accidents
- passenger injury
- ambulance accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- bicycle accidents
- backing car accidents
- drunk driving accidents
- distracted driving
Sample Car Accident Lawsuits and Other Resources
See our index of sample injury lawsuits and other court documents whiich contains several car accident lawsuits Alan has filed over his 30 year career as Florida accident lawyer.
Proving Fault In Car Accident Claims
Determining fault is one of the most important aspects in a personal injury claim. In order to receive any compensation, you must prove that someone else’s negligence caused the car accident, resulting in severe injuries to you.
This can be done through physical evidence, witness testimony, and/or hiring experts.
In Florida, drivers have a legal duty of care to other motorists on the road. For example, if the motorist was texting while driving and caused an accident, he or she breached this duty and therefore was at fault.
Another important aspect in proving fault in an injury claim is being able to show you incurred damages. For more on damages, see section “What kind of Damages Can a Car Accident Victim Recover?”
However, a victim of a car accident must be prepared for an insurance adjuster to try to bring up “Comparative Fault.” This is when the victim contributed (at least partially) to his or her own injuries and/or the accident itself.
What Kind Of Damages Can A Car Accident Victim Recover?
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in South Florida due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
However, Florida Statute 627.737 states that due to Florida’s no-fault law, car accident injuries should not be recoverable unless they are significant.
Read more: Florida Car Accident Compensation Law
When making an injury claim with an insurance company, there are two most common damages you can receive compensation for. These are Economic and Non-economic damages.
Economic damages are those that can be calculated through bills and invoices such as:
- Lost wages
- Hospital bills
- Doctor bills
- EMS bills
- Physical therapy bills
Non-economic damages are not as easily calculated, as they are not a monetary value to begin with. A monetary value for these damages are typically calculated by a jury through evaluation of aspects such as time, severity of injuries, amount of medical treatment needed, etc. Some Non-economic damages include:
For more information, read our article: What Kind of Florida Personal Injury Money Award Can You Expect to Receive if You Are Injured? Economic vs Non-Economic Damages
Also see: What Is My Claim Worth?
6 Links To Articles About Common Car Accident Injuries:
- whiplash neck injury
- back injury
- spinal cord injuries
- broken bones & crushed limbs
- traumatic brain injuries
- shoulder injuries
For those who are interested in learning more about what to do in the event you are in an auto accident, Alan has prepared a list of 8 important steps you should take at the time of the accident and has written about the type of damages an experienced car accident lawyer will seek on behalf of his or her clients.
- Car Accident Injuries – Don’t Wait to Seek Treatment!
- Car Accident FAQ
- Car Accident Insurance Claims – Bad Faith – PIP & Bodily Injury Insurance Coverage
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