Highway accidents often result in devastating injuries because of the speed of the vehicles and the potential for multi-car collisions. Other times, cars traveling down the highway can hit an officer investigating a car accident or a person who is repairing a car. If you or a person you know you has been hurt in an accident on the highway, you could potentially make a financial recovery for your harm. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our reputable Miami highway accident attorneys will zealously advocate for your rights in your case.
A Florida Highway Patrol officer is in critical condition after an out-of-control car struck him on the freeway when he was looking into another collision. He was thrown into the air, which compounded his injuries. The accident took place on the shoulder I-95 in Hobe Sound where the officer was talking to a witness. The trooper who was hit was actually able to push another man beside him out of the way seconds prior to being hit himself by an Audi A3 that had spun out of control. Highway workers who were clearing the scene of the previous wreck ran to assist the injured trooper and he was rushed to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
Types of Highway Accidents
Many different types of accidents can take place on the highway including, but not limited to:
- Rear-end collisions;
- Collisions involving trucks;
- Rollover accidents;
- Multi-car pile up;
- Drunk driving accidents;
- Wrong-way accidents.
Establishing Fault After a Highway Accident
Accidents that happen on highways can lead to grave injuries requiring long-term medical attention. If you have been injured in a highway accident that was not your fault, you can likely seek compensation through a Florida personal injury lawsuit. The vast majority of these lawsuits are rooted in the legal theory of negligence. Negligence occurs when an individual fails to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel, thus causing an accident and injury to another. Reasonable care is defined as the level of care that a prudent or sensible person would have used under the same or similar circumstances. In order to win a negligence claim, the plaintiff bears the burden of establishing the following in court: i) the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to use reasonable care; ii) the defendant breached this duty owed to the plaintiff; iii) the defendant’s breach was a direct cause of the highway accident; and iv) the plaintiff suffered quantifiable harm as a result (i.e., bodily harm, property damage, etc.).
Skilled Miami Injury Attorneys
Highway accidents can lead to devastating injuries. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident on a highway, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our highly skilled Miami auto accident attorneys will assess the specifics of your case and advise you of your rights accordingly. You can trust that we are committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for you and your family. Call us today at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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