North Miami Beach Car Accident Lawyer

June 21, 2024 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

If you sustained an auto accident-related injury that was not your fault, the North Miami Beach car accident lawyers at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can help you bring an insurance claim or file a lawsuit. We can help you obtain monetary compensation by gathering important evidence, advocating only you behalf with the strongest possible case, and downplaying any weaknesses.

Besides being skilled negotiators, our North Miami Beach car accident attorneys are also experienced and successful litigators. We welcome the opportunity to take your case to trial if necessary. Contact us today so we can get to work investigating your case to hold the negligent party responsible for your losses.

North Miami Beach Area Car Accident Statistics

Life in and around North Miami Beach is fast-paced and energetic. However, the same activity that makes the area exciting for locals and tourists alike also creates the potential for busy and hazardous road conditions. Many drivers rush to reach their next destination and fail to give proper care and attention to other motorists. 

Statistics show that greater Miami-Dade County is one of the most dangerous areas for drivers in the State of Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, more than one out of every six Florida vehicle crashes occurs in the Miami region. In fact, during the most recent six-month period, Miami-Dade County reported almost 26,500 crashes alone.

Likewise, the greater Miami Beach region consistently sees more than 63,000 car accidents per year, which results in an average of 5,250 accidents per month. Additionally, more than 20 percent of the crashes in the greater Miami region happened within the city limits of Miami.

North Miami Beach Car Accident Lawyers

Why The North Miami Beach Car Accident Lawyers at Dolman Law Group are Your Best Choice

The car crash lawyers in the North Miami Beach offices of Dolman Law Group have helped thousands of injured people get the compensation they need to move on with their lives. Our successful track record of handling car accidents and serious injury cases against insurance companies in Dade County, Broward County, and throughout the State of Florida demonstrates our dedication and skills.

For example, one of our clients suffering from a torn rotator cuff and traumatic brain injury was offered only $265,000 for their injuries. Through due diligence, legal experience, and persistence, our personal injury team secured $1.75 million for our client, giving them a more positive outlook for the rest of their life.

Here is a sample of some of our other results:

  • $6.7 million jury verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit resulting from catastrophic accident injuries.
  • $1.85 million for a Miami auto accident victim who suffered a spinal cord injury in a collision on I-95.
  • $1.58 million for a young man in a t-bone collision with a negligent party who was driving distracted.
  • $1.5 million Broward County car accident settlement (policy limits) for a client who sustained a serious lower back injury resulting in a two-level fusion in his neck.
  • $1 million for a car accident victim with a SLAP tear in his shoulder.

These are only some of our past examples, and we cannot guarantee the settlement value of your case. However, you can rest assured that the injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group have helped numerous clients secure substantial compensation.

We are a nationally recognized and award-winning Florida law firm. We have recovered over $400 million for car accident victims and injury victims throughout Florida. Our car accident lawyers have a combined 120+ years of experience handling practically every type of insurance claim and lawsuit related to a car wreck.

We have handled hundreds of car accident lawsuits in both Dade and Broward Counties. Most of our clients come to us through referrals from very satisfied former clients or from fellow car accident attorneys who trust our law firm to handle or assist with their biggest personal injury cases.

What You Should Know Before Selecting a Car Accident Attorney in North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach Car Accident Lawyers

Before deciding which North Miami Beach auto accident lawyer to work with, take the time to research whether the attorney or law firm has the ability, experience, and financial resources to take on any size defendant. Your typical car insurance company keeps detailed records about the lawyers and firms they have dealt with. They will know whether the car crash lawyer has a history of taking cases to trial when settlement negotiations break down, as opposed to those who settle easily and leave money on the table.

Meet Our North Miami Beach Car Accident Attorneys - Matt Dolman & Stan Gipe

Matthew Dolman

Matt Dolman is a highly regarded North Miami Beach car accident lawyer and serves as the Managing Partner of Dolman Law Group. He has been selected (voted by fellow lawyers throughout Florida) on four separate occasions as one of Florida's Legal Elite. He has similarly been selected by his peers as a Florida Superlawyer on multiple occasions.

Less than 5% of practicing lawyers are selected as Superlawyers or Legal Elite. Matt has been honored with both titles. Matt is an exceptionally experienced car accident lawyer who has served as lead counsel on over 2,000 car accident lawsuits filed in Miami-Dade County and throughout Florida.

Stanley Gipe

Stan Gipe is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. This designation means Stan is considered an expert in the areas of trial practice and litigation. In fact, he has served as lead counsel of over 2,500 lawsuits and numerous jury trials representing car accident victims. He is well respected by both insurance adjusters and defense lawyers throughout the State. Stan has practiced as a Miami car accident lawyer for more than two decades.

Preliminary Steps to Take Following Your Car Accident

No one expects to be in a car wreck. However, when you do sustain injuries in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, you can take prompt action to safeguard your legal rights to ensure you recover the maximum compensation possible.

First, of course, you should seek immediate medical attention as soon as possible following your accident. This step is critical, even if you do not believe that you were seriously injured, because you may have suffered soft tissue injuries or other serious medical concerns that do not always appear until days or weeks after the date of the accident. 

Next, contact the police, exchange insurance information with the other driver(s), and contact your insurance company. Try to get a copy of the police report as well. If you cannot take these steps, our legal team can gather this information for you.

An experienced car accident attorney in North Miami Beach can also help you receive medical treatment after a motor vehicle accident. It is vital you seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car crash. The longer you wait to see a physician, the greater the likelihood that your insurance company and the insurance company for the at-fault party will argue the accident did not cause your injury. Further, any delays or gaps in medical treatment can negatively impact your car accident claim.

Finally, you should speak to an attorney who regularly handles car accidents as soon as possible for more information.

One of our personal injury or auto accident attorneys may also refer you to a medical or pain management specialist. Once you complete all your medical treatments and physical therapy, our skilled team can gather your medical bills and records. We will then submit your medical expenses to the at-fault driver's insurance company along with a comprehensive settlement demand outlining your injuries, medical treatment, and potential medical care needs.

Then, our auto accident lawyers in North Miami Beach can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and file a timely car accident claim or lawsuit, if necessary.

For a free legal consultation with a Dolman Law Group car accident lawyer serving North Miami Beach, call 833-552-7274.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Injuries suffered as a result of car crashes can be severe and occasionally catastrophic. The following are the types of injuries we commonly see:

Three Common Types of Auto Accidents We Handle in North Miami Beach

A Single-Vehicle Crash

A single-car crash can occur when a vehicle strikes personal property, an inanimate object, a pedestrian, or a road hazard rather than another vehicle.

Two-Vehicle Collisions

Collisions involving two vehicles include head-on collisionsside-impact collisions, or rear-end collisions.


Rollovers can be the most devastating in terms of both vehicle damage and personal injury. A vehicle passenger may be violently thrown around inside the car or ejected from the vehicle, leading to multiple severe injuries.

Any one of these scenarios can have lasting, devastating health effects. For instance, injuries resulting from a car accident can range from minor wounds like cuts and scrapes to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, or even death. No matter what kind of accident you were injured in, selecting a North Miami Beach auto accident attorney is vital to help protect you in the aftermath.

The cost of motor vehicle accidents is far greater than most people realize; it can include medical expenses, wage or loss of productivity costs, and other ancillary or administrative costs. A single disabling auto injury can exceed $160,000.

How to Recover Your Losses After a North Miami Beach Car Wreck

Car accident cases can be complex and challenging to prove, depending on the facts and circumstances. Different insurance policies may apply, so talk to a knowledgeable auto accident lawyer to fully understand your legal options.

Florida No-Fault Law: Personal Injury Protection Coverage (PIP)

Florida is a no-fault car accident insurance state, and motorists must carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Most car accident claims begin with ensuring there is a valid auto insurance policy that contains PIP.

After a car crash, an injured accident victim must first turn to their own insurance company to pay their medical costs and lost wages. However, Florida Law has enacted exceptions to the no-fault provisions that allow accident victims to file an accident claim or lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver's insurer.

For example, if the accident victim suffered a serious injury in the accident. they may be entitled to bring a claim against the responsible party for medical expenditures, lost wages, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. A serious injury is defined as:

  • A significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
  • A permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scars or disfigurement
  • Significant and permanent scars or disfigurement

Exceptions to Florida No-Fault Laws

Another exception to Florida's no-fault rule comes when the auto accident victim's injuries are not permanent; however, the medical bills or lost wages total more than the $10,000 in required PIP coverage in the car accident case.

In that instance, the injured car accident victim may bring a claim against the at-fault driver's insurer to recover the medical bills or lost wages that the accident victim's PIP insurance does not cover. Again, a North Miami Beach car accident attorney can help you sort through the rules that affect your case.

How to Determine the Value of Your Car Crash Damages

The amount of damages an injured car accident victim may be entitled to depends on many factors. One factor is the property damage to the vehicles involved in the accident. Generally speaking, the more significant the property damage, the more valuable the claim and the more damages the accident victim may be entitled to. 

Likewise, the more severe and permanent the accident victim's injuries, the more compensation they will deserve. 

In addition to existing damages, the estimated costs of future surgeries, medical procedures, medical care, or long-term care and treatment at a nursing home or assisted living facility may be added to the accident victim's total damage figure. 

Finally, when Medicare, Medicaid, or a private insurer pays for some or all of an accident victim's treatment, that entity may be entitled to a lien against a portion of the accident victim's monetary recovery obtained via settlement or jury verdict. 

However, the good news about these liens is that in most cases, our North Miami Beach car accident lawyers can help you obtain the money you need to pay your expenses and outstanding liens. We can also help you reduce any outstanding Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance liens to a manageable amount.

Who are the Potentially Liable Parties in a Traffic Accident Case?

In many cases involving negligence, the person at fault for causing a car accident is clear. However, in some circumstances, you can hold more than the other driver liable for a car crash. In fact, multiple parties can cause a car accident and injure someone severely. 

The North Miami Beach auto accident attorneys at Dolman Law Group can help you determine whether other entities may bear some responsibility for your losses. Some potentially liable parties could include:

A Company That Owns the Vehicle

In some situations, a company may own the vehicle that caused the accident. If one of its employees was driving the car, the negligent actions of the company's employee can make the company liable in a claim. 

This is due to vicarious liability, which allows accident injury victims to hold someone accountable for someone else's actions. This typically applies when the person has a responsibility for someone because of some control they have over them, such as an employer-employee relationship. 

You may also hear your lawyer use the term respondeat superior to refer to vicarious liability.

Government Liability for Road Hazards

Roads are not always maintained in a safe condition, which can cause a variety of car accidents. For example, one car may crash into another because a road hazard caused the driver to lose control, making whoever is responsible for maintaining the road liable. 

The state or federal government may bear responsibility for safely maintaining a road and can occasionally fail in this duty by not removing dangerous debris after being given ample time or filling in hazardous holes in the street.

Our North Miami Beach Car Accident Lawyers Can Help. Reach Out Today

Personal Injury Lawyer
Matt Dolman, North Miami Beach Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents in North Miami Beach often produce serious injuries. If you are suffering from an auto crash injury that someone else's carelessness or negligence caused, you deserve to work with the skilled North Miami Beach personal injury lawyers at Dolman Law Group today. 

Our auto accident law firm can help you pursue maximum compensation for property damage and injury losses and help you move beyond the pain and suffering caused by a loved one's wrongful death. Our dedicated legal team can deal with the insurance adjusters on your behalf, ensuring you get a fair amount for your losses. We'll also gather the evidence needed to prove liability for your damages and injuries. 

Our legal services will give you peace of mind throughout the process while you focus on what's most important: your recovery. With offices located on both Florida coasts, including North Miami Beach, you can easily call Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers at (305) 676-8154 or complete our online contact form for a free consultation.

Dolman Law Group routinely represents South Florida car accident victims residing in the following areas: North Miami Beach, Ives Estates, Miami Gardens, Sunny Isles Beach, Ojus, Aventura, Golden Glades, Opa-Locka, Biscayne Bay, Bay Harbor Islands, Westview, Bal Harbour, Hialeah, Miami Design District, Surfside, Wynwood, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Dania Beach, Emerald Hills, Liberia, Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Edgewood, Cooper City, and Davie. We stand ready, willing, and able to assist you.

North Miami Beach Office
1820 NE 163rd St #306,
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(305) 676-8154


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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