Auto accidents can range in severity and, thus, the injuries that a person can sustain in such an accident can vary from minor to severe as well. If you or someone you know has sustained a serious injury in an accident cause by another person’s negligence, you need to help of a trusted Miami auto accident injury. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon understand that dealing with an accident is traumatic enough and you just want to put the whole thing behind you. We want to help you do just that. You can rest assured that we will analyze the merits of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim.
Allstate has released its annual Best Drivers Report, which examines the safest cities for drivers. The 2018 study examined claims information from the company’s policyholders and reveals that the typical American driver will be involved in an accident once every ten years. Apparently, where you live impacts your chances of being involved in a wreck. The report found that Brownsville, Texas was the safest city in the U.S. since residents there typically file a claim once every 13.6 years, which is 26.3 percent below the national average.
Florida has 13 of the top 200 safest driving cities in the country. The safest city in Florida, according to the report, is Cape Coral, where the average years between auto accident claims is 11.6 years. The second safest city is Port St. Lucie, followed by St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Miami, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Tampa, Hollywood and Hialeah.
While this information is promising, the reality is that Florida still has far too many preventable auto accidents every year. If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you have rights. Under Florida law, a driver who causes an accident due to an error, carelessness or misconduct will be liable for the resulting injury and/or property damage under the legal theory of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person causes an accident or injury by failing to use the level of care and caution that a reasonably prudent person would have used in the same or similar circumstance. To establish negligence, the plaintiff must demonstrate the following: i) the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care; ii) the defendant breached the duty of care owed to the plaintiff; and iii) the defendant’s breach was a direct cause of the accident and resulting injury or property damage.
The aftermath of an accident can be extremely stressful. If you have been hurt in an auto accident that was not your fault, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our seasoned car accident attorneys will focus on your case so you can recover and be with your loved ones. You can rest assured that we know how to handle even the most complex Florida personal injury cases. To speak to us in more detail about your case, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online.
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