If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, it is very important to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help you navigate and protect your rights after a collision. Tallahassee personal injury attorney Amber Hall has decades of experience and offers complimentary consultations.
What Is Automobile Negligence?
In Florida, when a person fails to operate their motor vehicle in a reasonably safe manner, they are deemed to have committed automobile negligence. In most cases, this is deemed to be careless driving, which is defined in Florida Statute 316.1925:
Any person operating a vehicle upon the streets or highways within the state shall drive the same in a careful and prudent manner, having regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic, and all other attendant circumstances, so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person. Failure to drive in such manner shall constitute careless driving and a violation of this section.
Other common acts of automobile negligence are defined as Following Too Closely, Speeding, Failure to Yield Right of Way, Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal, and more.
How Can An Attorney Assist You in an Auto Accident Case?
There are specific laws, rules and regulations that can complicate insurance claims and the recovery of additional damages, such as for pain and suffering, in cases of severe injury or death. In order to increase your chance of receiving full compensation for your losses, contact an attorney who is well versed in laws regarding auto accident claims.
An attorney may be able to help maximize the value of your claim and ensure that you receive full compensation for your claim. In particular, AMBER HALL LAW can assist you with your claim by:
- Obtaining incident and traffic accident reports
- Reconstructing the accident scene
- Investigating the accident scene
- Questioning witnesses
- Contacting expert witnesses to review evidence
- Speaking with insurance providers on your behalf
What Type of Car Accident Cases Does AMBER HALL LAW handle?
- Reckless Driving
- Rear-end Collisions
- Sideswipe Collisions
- Side-Impact Collisions
- Head-on Collisions
- Drunk Driving or Driving Under the Influence
- Many More
Car accidents can be caused by many different factors and some of the most common examples of negligence in regard to car accidents are:
- Aggressive driving
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Defective vehicles
The Road To Recovery
Generally, an attorney will approach the negligent party’s insurance company in an attempt to recover compensation for damages and to recover compensation to cover remaining costs. Insurance companies want to downplay your injuries and minimize their payout. If negotiations are unsuccessful or if your attorney and the insurance company cannot agree on a settlement, your attorney may file a lawsuit and the case may proceed to trial.
Types of Injuries
The extent of injuries suffered varies from case to case. Some examples of injuries that AMBER HALL LAW may attempt to recover compensation for include but are not limited to:
- Joint, muscle, back, neck, and bone injuries
- Burns and scars
- Loss of limbs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
Compensatory damages attempt to compensate the injured car crash victim for his or her monetary losses such as: medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Other compensation that may be recovered includes: pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and punitive damages.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Contact AMBER HALL LAW today for a free consultation.