Year after year, millions of people are involved in countless of automobile accidents which cause serious injuries to drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians. Being in an automobile accident is already overwhelming enough without having to worry about the financial, physical, and emotional injuries. You and your family may be experiencing additional hardship as a result of all the extra expenses brought on by bring involved in an automobile accident. We understand what you are going through and are here to help. 

Course of Action

Car accidents are completely unexpected and can turn your life upside down in a matter of seconds. However, it is important to remember the steps necessary to take after you have been involved in a car accident. 

  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately: You should always get a professional health evaluation from your doctor to ensure that you are not injured, even if you feel fine after an accident. 
  • Contact Authorities: Your number one priority after a car accident is the safety of you and your passengers. Find out if anyone involved in the collision is injured and needs an ambulance. Remember to call the police and ask them for a copy of the police report for your records.
  • Gather Information: Try to collect as much information as possible, including contact information from eye witnesses, photos of the scene, name and insurance company of the other driver, vehicle parts that were broken off, etc.  
  • Never Admit Fault: An admission of guilt could hurt your future car accident claim. It is best to leave all correspondence to your attorney.  
  • Notify Your Insurer: Inform your insurance company about the accident so they can assign you an adjuster to handle your claim.  
  • Consult a Lawyer: A skilled personal attorney will look out for your rights, and help you navigate through the complex legal process of filing an injury lawsuit in Florida. 

Automobile Accident Lawsuits

  • Injuries: Car accidents can cause death or serious life-threatening injuries such as: 
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Back Injuries 
    • Amputations 
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Disfigurement 
    • Paralysis 
  • Negligence: the argument of which most car accident lawsuits are based is that the other driver was negligent. Negligence may refer to: 
    • Reckless Driving 
    • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 
    • Careless Driving 
    • Allowing an unfit individual to drive an automobile
  • Product Liability: the responsibility of a manufacturer or vendor to compensate for injury caused by defective merchandise that it has provided for sale. 
    • Strict liability: the injured party must prove that a defect in the automobile exists and that the defect was the cause to their injury.  
    • Negligence: the injured party must prove that the manufacturer had a duty to sell a safe product to consumers, this duty was breached as a result of knowledge of the defect, and that the product caused the injury. 
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