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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or motorcycle wreck.
Our attorneys are experienced in the investigation and prosecution of motor vehicle crash claims. We are known for our responsiveness, thorough and hands-on litigation style, investigative and negotiating skills, and our accessibility to our clients. We go wherever you need us to be.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle crash in Florida, do not hesitate to seek legal counsel from a personal injury attorney experienced in car accident cases in order to best protect your interests. As with other types of accidents, figuring out who is at fault in a traffic crash is a matter of deciding who was negligent or careless. Determining who is at fault can be complicated, and we will look to a number of sources, such as police reports, witnesses and through experienced accident reconstruction experts.
Factors that determine whether a driver was negligent include
Disobeying traffic signs or signals
Failing to use a turn signal
Driving too fast
Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Intentional or reckless conduct
The NHTSA defines aggressive driving as a progression of unlawful driving actions such as
Every 30 minutes, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-related crash. In a lawsuit arising from a drunk driving accident, (in addition to the drunk driver being held liable for the injuries), a bar or club may be liable for damages if they served an underage or habitually intoxicated guest, who then drove and caused a crash. We can help you identify who might be held responsible for your injuries, including people or businesses you may not have thought of.
Sometimes accidents are caused by factors, which are unrelated to the conduct of any particular driver. For example, an automobile accident may occur due to a defect in someone’s car. In such a case, an automobile manufacturer or supplier may be responsible for injuries caused by a defect in the automobile under the law of product liability.
Other factors, such as poorly maintained roads and malfunctioning traffic control signals can contribute to an accident as well. Improper design, maintenance, construction, signage, lighting or other highway defects, including negligently placed trees, signs and utility poles, can also cause serious accidents. In cases such as this, landowner and government entities such as the Department of Transportation may be potential defendants in a lawsuit.