HOW DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME?
First, a thorough auto accident investigation needs to be completed by our office and its team of outside experts to determine if other driver(s) were negligent in causing your collision. Because, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), reckless driving, and careless driving are unfortunately all too common in Florida.
In fact, driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless driving are crimes in Florida that carry severe civil consequences when an accident results. So, were you struck head-on because the other driver failed to yield, ran a red light, or ignored a street sign?
In addition, side impact collisions often occur. And, a driver who is involved in a sideswipe accident may be liable for any injuries that resulted. But oftentimes, there is a question as to which driver was at fault. For example, was each driver in the proper lane? Or, did the other driver check oncoming traffic using his or her rear and side-view mirrors before checking his or her blind-spot? Were traffic signals used properly when switching lanes?
Actually, a driver who causes a sideswipe accident by failing to follow the rules of the road is liable for any injuries sustained by other drivers and their passengers.
Also, Rear-End Collisions Often Occur. Thus, Florida has important laws that prohibit and punish certain types of distracted driving. So, the general definition of illegal distracted driving in Florida is when a driver is doing something in the vehicle (that is not required to operate the vehicle) that actively impairs their ability to operate a vehicle in a safe and prudent manner.
Additionally, the number of ways to get distracted while driving a vehicle is always growing. And unsurprisingly, the number of crashes as a result of distracted driving keeps rising. More importantly, we take your side and complete our own accident investigation to help you prove your case. So, don’t get pushed around!