Automobile Negligence

What does the law say about my automobile negligence case?

Automobile Negligence is very common. Accidents “don’t just happen.” Usually an automobile ‘accident’ is caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another driver. Injuries that are caused by the conduct of other drivers are known as “damages” which may entitle an injured party to compensation.

As of 2021, automobile collisions resulted in approximately 2,498,000 injuries and are a leading cause of death in the United States. Injuries from car wrecks aren’t always apparent. Trauma-related injuries which are not visible to the naked eye include spinal disc herniations and bulges, broken bones, brain trauma, whiplash – just to name a few.

In Florida, victims of car accidents may be entitled to various types of damages to compensate for their losses. These damages typically fall into two categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic damages encompass tangible losses in automobile negligence cases such as:
  • Medical expenses (past/future)
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Expenses related to ongoing treatment
  • Lost wages or income due to missed work resulting from the accident
  • Diminishment in earning capacity caused by sustained injuries.
Non-economic damages in automobile negligence include:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

These damages aim to compensate for the physical and emotional toll the accident has inflicted upon the victim, acknowledging the intangible losses experienced beyond monetary concerns.
In cases of extreme negligence or wrongful conduct, punitive damages may also be awarded. These damages are intended to punish the at-fault party and deter similar behavior in the future.

So Why Hire An Attorney for your automobile negligence case?

Navigating the complexities of determining and recovering damages in a Florida car accident case often requires the expertise of a skilled attorney familiar with the state’s laws and legal procedures.

An experienced legal advocate can assess the specifics of the accident, gather evidence, and advocate for the maximum compensation to which the victim is entitled.

Although automobile negligence is a commonplace area of practice for most personal injury firms in Florida, the professionals of 305 Injury treat each collision with particularized attention and ensure that the insurance companies understand the scope of their insured’s negligence and the severity of your injuries.

Seeking legal advice on automobile negligence can provide invaluable benefits. Firstly, it ensures that your rights and interests are protected. A knowledgeable attorney can assess the details of your case, determine liability, and advise you on the best course of action. 

They can also navigate the complex legal processes involved in seeking compensation for damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Additionally, legal counsel can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, aiming to secure a fair settlement. In cases where a trial is necessary, having a skilled attorney by your side can significantly improve your chances of a successful outcome. Overall, seeking legal advice on automobile negligence empowers you to pursue justice and obtain the compensation you deserve.

An example of automobile negligence could involve a driver who is texting while driving and fails to notice a red light at an intersection. As a result, they collide with another vehicle that had the right of way, causing significant damage to both vehicles and injuries to the occupants. In this scenario, the driver’s act of texting while driving constitutes negligence because they failed to exercise reasonable care while operating their vehicle. This breach of duty directly led to the accident and its consequences, making the driver liable for the damages and injuries caused.

Below you can find a link to my Florida Bar profile:
Automobile Negligence