The most common reasons for car accidents are texting while driving; speeding; driving while drowsy, impaired, or intoxicated; distracted driving; and aggressive driving.
When an automobile accident happens due to these examples or some other form of negligence, this means the incident could have been prevented or avoided. If you are the victim of a car accident that was caused by negligence, you deserve compensation, and the expert lawyers at iLawyerUp may be able to help.
While there’s a nearly endless list of injuries people can receive during a crash and things that can cause car accidents, some accidents causes and injuries are more common than others.
There are 3 main things you should know about Florida car accidents laws:
If you’ve been in a car accident, the first thing to do is call 911, no matter how small the accident appears to be at first. Make sure the police are on their way to assist you. And, if you can, provide as many details on the phone as possible, including your contact information, the other driver’s contact information, details of the accident, and any witness information.
Next, be sure to take photos of the accident. These can be very useful if you decide to pursue legal action down the road.
Once the police arrive, be sure they file a formal police report of the accident. Again, this will be crucial if you decide to seek damages for your injuries at a later date. It may be a lot to think about after you’ve just been hit, but failing to do these things could cost you thousands of dollars in the future.
Immediately after the accident, it’s a smart idea to reach out to an attorney to explain what happened. If the other driver is at fault, and you have been injured, you have a strong case for pursuing legal action against that driver to compensate you for your injuries and any damage to your vehicle. Attorneys can help you receive the maximum compensation possible.
It’s also a smart idea to seek medical attention after an accident. While it may seem like you have no injuries, they can actually present themselves later on in the form of chronic back pain, or in other parts of the body.
Car accidents are no joke – they can do serious damage to your body even if you don’t immediately feel it. For example, whiplash is a common injury felt by many people who have been in a car accident. Whiplash can cause years of discomfort if not properly addressed from the beginning.
If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, prepare for the aftermath that comes with it. This is why you need an attorney to help you navigate what comes next. When you are involved in a car accident and report the incident to your insurance company, be prepared for an uphill battle. Insurance companies are motivated to offer you the smallest amount possible if anything at all.
Our lawyers are skilled at digesting complex automobile insurance policies and sorting through complicated information to ensure you get the maximum monetary value you can from your insurance company.
“Damages” refers to money to compensate you for your accident. When seeking damages to cover the costs incurred in an automobile accident, the type of damages you can receive include loss of wages due to medical leave of absence, medical bills, repairs to vehicles or other property, pain and suffering, and loss of future earnings.
Ridesharing is a new concept under Florida law. Different in many ways from regular auto accidents, rideshare accidents can be confusing to deal with. This is why it is good to have an experienced attorney trained and knowledgeable about Florida ridesharing laws.
Our Florida lawyers can help you determine who is liable for what and what damages the insurance companies must pay.
The most common car accidents include:
Driver error is the most common cause of car accidents. Examples of driver errors include:
Driver distractions are the most common things to cause car accidents. Examples of driver distractions include:
The good thing about Florida being a no-fault state is that your own insurance pays most of the costs, making the process more efficient than going after the at-fault driver. Florida drivers are required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, and that coverage pays for your medical care regardless of who is at fault in an accident.
The bad news about Florida being a no-fault state is that you can only pursue a liability claim against the at-fault driver if you (or your loved one) experienced a “serious injury,” defined as:
If you suffered serious injuries due to another driver’s negligence, iLawyerUp may be able to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
If you live in South Florida and suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in an accident that was the other driver’s fault, the experienced personal injury attorneys at iLawyerUp may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible, but we know how to get you the full amount of compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, or the wrongful death of your spouse, child, or parent. Let us fight for your financial compensation so you can focus on recovering physically.
The highly skilled and specialized lawyers at our Aventura office serve residents of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Hialeah, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, and all across Southeast Florida. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Certain things can hurt you even more after a car accident. First and foremost, you should hire an attorney to help you navigate the post-accident aftermath. An attorney can help you to avoid mistakes that can cost you money. Click the boxes below to find out more about each of these mistakes.
They are not on your side because they want to pay as little money as possible. They can use what you say to build a case against you. Leave this communication up to an attorney.
Remember to take as many photos and write down as much information as possible immediately after an accident! This includes names of witnesses and details about the accident.
It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to seeking medical treatment after an accident. Furthermore, visiting a doctor after an accident can help build your case for injuries sustained.
Florida has a specific statute of limitations for car accident cases. This means that you can only file a case for a certain amount of time. This is why it’s important to contact an attorney immediately.
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