Vehicle accident cases are by far the most common type of personal injury cases in our civil court system today. The law of negligence governs the general scope of auto accident cases except in States like Florida where “No Fault” legislation has passed.
Unlike other states where negligence law is the only remedy available to injured parties to receive medical benefits for their injuries, Florida No Fault (also known as PIP) allows injured parties in certain situations to seek immediate medical attention after an accident without the need of paying large up front out of pocket expenses, health insurance or waiting long periods of time for the negligent party’s insurance carrier to investigate, confirm coverage, accept liability and pay your medical bills or waiting years for your case to wind through the courts to obtain medical treatment for their injuries which is a common problem in negligent only states.
So in Florida, regardless who is at fault in your vehicle accident case, you can rest assured that you can seek immediate medical attention without the worry of long time delays and large medical bills, as long as you qualify. In addition to medical benefits, you may eligible to received just compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you are involved in a vehicle accident in Florida whether it be a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or as a pedestrian, you need to seek legal counsel from a injury attorney who understands and is experienced in vehicle accident cases in order to best protect your rights and interests. Call 954-961-5100 in Broward or 1-877-961-5100 any where in Florida.
A growing problem causing a rise in auto accidents are drivers’ behavior behind the wheel or what is often referred to as “Road Rage”. Road Rage involves drivers who act intentionally or recklessly. A reckless driver is one who drives with “willful and wanton disregard” for the safety of others with the probability that such driving may cause an accident. A driver who drives in a threatening or harassing manner out of “Road Rage” and causes an accident may be found personally liable for the damages he or she cause and is subject to criminal charges, as well.
“Road Rage” is defined- an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger on another motor vehicle, or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway.” Among the characteristics associated with “Road Rage “are drivers who:
The best way of avoiding an accident is by being alert of your surroundings while driving, do not get behind of the wheel of your vehicle if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs (legal or illegal), watch your speed, use your signals, avoid distractions and properly maintain your automobile.
Every 51 minutes, someone dies in an alcohol-related crash. Last year alone, over 10,000 people died and 350,000 were injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes. Alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually. Each case impacts not only the victim in the car crash, but family, friends, classmates, coworkers and society as a whole.
Florida experienced 794 deaths and 12,168 injuries related to alcohol use in 2010. In Florida, not only are drunk drivers liable for injuries caused by their actions to victims and their families but social host and servers of various business establishments including bars and restaurants, as well as, private party hosts may also be liable for injuries caused by drunk drivers.
An experienced personal injury attorney is aware of the laws governing legal responsibility and can assist you and your family to identify responsible parties for your injuries.
Drivers are not the only parties who may be held legally liable in a vehicle accident. Manufacturers, repair shops, private contractors and government entities are some additional parties who may be held responsible to the victim and their families for injuries arising from an accident.
Automobile manufacturers are liable to an injured party and their family if its product is found to be defective due to either design, manufacturing or labeling of the product.
A repair shop may be held liable for injuries due to their employees’ failure to properly repair a vehicle and the failure causes an accident under the theory of negligence.
Private contractors and government entities may be held liable for as poorly maintained roads and malfunctioning traffic control signals can contribute to cause an accident. Improper design, maintenance, construction, signage, lighting or other highway defects, including poorly placed trees and utility poles, can also cause serious accidents.
Knowledgeable and competent accident attorneys are critical to preserving and winning such claims.
In all cases, it is essential that accident victims and their families take prompt measures to preserve evidence and have physicians or other experts thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you are a victim of a recent vehicle accident, do not hesitate to call a member of our Legal Defense Team who are skilled and experienced in motor vehicle accident cases to assess your situation and determine the best methods for you to become whole again and obtain any compensation available for the injuries and damages you suffered. In Broward call 954-961-5100.
Rafael Gonzalez, Esq. is our extremely experienced, passionate and professional Personal Injury Attorney in Plantation. His services are not limited to the ones that have been offered in the past.
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