If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help. The skilled Miami injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve you and your family, and the ability to recover compensation for your harm.
A new platform from “Agero,” a self described “transportation solutions” company, recently launched a holistic crash detection response system. The platform is called Driver360 and comes in the form of a software development kit, which can detect car crashes within 30 seconds and alert first responders, insurance carriers and tow services. Basically, it taps into an artificial intelligence and smartphone sensors to detect the crash automatically after it has occurred. The company claims that the technology correctly identified 95 percent of crashes in which an airbag deployed and 88 percent of wrecks requiring a tow.
The initial report to the insurance company provides speed, location and other relevant information. It can also record other trip level information for driver scoring and coaching. While this may seem efficient, it can also lead to insurance companies denying claims over information they receive from the platform. Technology can sometimes malfunction so if the information is in some way inaccurate or downright incorrect, the insurance company could use it to deny claims or increase premiums.
The feature alerting first responders, however, only seems to have upsides. Auto accidents claim lives and injure countless people in Florida and across the United States. Some of the most common injuries associated with car accidents include broken bones, broken ribs, neck injuries, back injuries, brain injuries, cuts, lacerations and burns. First responders dispatched to the scene quickly as a result of platforms like Driver360 may very well help save lives and minimize injuries.
If you have been injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be able to recover compensation through a negligence claim. To establish negligence, you must show the following elements: i) the person who caused your injury had a responsibility to not cause you harm; ii) the person violated that responsibility either through misconduct, error or carelessness; and iii) as a result of that person’s violation, you sustained injuries and other/or other damages. If, however, your own conduct contributed to the accident and resulting harm, the amount of compensation you obtain could be reduced by your own percentage of fault.
Florida, like every other state, imposes a timeframe in which personal injury lawsuits must be filed in civil court. A plaintiff has four years from the date of the accident to bring a claim against the at-fault party. Failure to file within this legal deadline could mean losing your right to compensation altogether.
Car accidents have the potential to leave victims with serious injuries and tremendous damage to their property. If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to recover compensation for your harm. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our reputable Miami car accident lawyers will help you deal with the stressful aftermath of a wreck. For more information, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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