Dangerous and distracted drivers are common on our highways. Thousands of accidents happen every day. Regardless of the frequency of accidents on the road today, being injured in a collision can have serious effects on a person’s life and family. Automobile accident victims often face huge medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, severe injury, permanent disability, or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Each year, over 6 million car crashes occur throughout the U.S. While a minor accident can be an annoyance, a major car crash can be deadly. Having an attorney on your side can help negotiate with the insurance companies and make sure you get reimbursed for damage to your vehicle, medical expenses, and any loss wages.
Motor vehicle accidents cause the loss of health, loss of property, and even death. These accidents occur because driver error, negligence, or manufacturing defects. No matter what the cause or result, an accident can turn your life into a prolonged struggle. Seeking out a motor vehicle accident lawyer can help you sort out your rights, your options and possible compensation for your future.
When you have been in an auto accident, you may have a sense of who was at fault. Issues of fault, nevertheless, can be complicated by who acted when and which laws governed the situation. If the other driver was negligent, you may have to prove that the driver was at fault and that fault caused your damages. An accident lawyer can be immensely important at this time, whether you are fighting an insurance company, seeking compensation for your injuries or defending yourself in court.
Sources of information on the accident include police reports, witnesses and the condition of the vehicles involved in the accident. These could reveal the truth and why.
Actions that may have contributed to the accident include:
• Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign
• Driving under the influence – alcohol or drugs
• Failure to compensate for weather conditions
• Ignoring posted speed limits
• Distraction caused by a cell phone, passenger, radio or other causes
• Failure to obey traffic laws such as turn signals, right-of-way and other rules
What to do following an Auto Accident:
• As quickly as possible, obtain as much information as possible. Get the names, addresses, insurance information, and contact information of all of the drivers as well as the vehicle owners involved in the accident.
• Obtain the contact information of any potential witnesses.
• Collect any additional information about the accident such as the photographs of the scene, weather conditions and the position of each vehicle involved. If it appears the other driver had been drinking, find out where he or she had been consuming alcoholic beverages. This will make it easier to add to evidence for later use.
• Report the accident to the police. Having a police report will be important to your case.
• Call an ambulance if you need medical attention for yourself or anyone who was hurt in the accident.
• If you are hurt, notify your insurance company and seek medical attention immediately. It is common to feel normal following an accident, and then begin to feel pain in the following days. That is why Florida Personal Injury Law allows you up to two years to file a lawsuit, and sometimes longer.
How Can We Help?
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, Forman Law Offices can help. Each automobile accident case will be handled by an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer. You will receive the highest quality legal representation for your Florida automobile accident case.
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