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Olympic Swimmer Involved in Florida Rear End Accident

Rear end collisions may not immediately result in catastrophic injuries the way some other types of accidents do. However, the injuries can manifest later, after some time has passed. If you or someone you know has been injured in a rear end accident, you should consult a Miami rear end accident attorney who can help protect your rights. We will help you seek the maximum possible amount of compensation in your case.

34-year-old Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte informed the police that he had been involved in a car accident last week in Florida, according to a 911 call. In the call, Lochte can be heard telling the 911 operator that he caused a rear-end accident, striking the vehicle in front of him. Lochte was driving a Porsche at the time of the incident and the car he hit was a Nissan. Apparently, the driver in front of Lochte slammed on his breaks and while Lochte tried to veer right, he still ended up striking the vehicle. The Nissan driver was rushed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Lochte was cited for careless driving but there is no mention of alcohol in the police report.

Fault in Rear End Accidents

All drivers in Florida have a responsibility to behave in a careful and reasonable manner while they are operating a motor vehicle. Overall, this is achieved when the driver obeys traffic laws and drives in a safe way. This includes changing lanes appropriate, abiding by the speed limit and giving other drivers the right-of-way then it is appropriate. When motorists fail to obey the rules, dangerous accidents can take place, including rear end accidents.

If you have been injured in a rear end accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can likely recover compensation for your harm. Negligence takes place when a person causes a rear end accident and resulting injury by failing to use the level of care and caution that a reasonably prudent person would have used in the same or similar circumstances.

Recovering Compensation After a Rear End Accident

 Calculating damages in these cases can be complex but we understand how to help. Will evaluate your case and help you recover the following: medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages and compensation for any other losses arising from the accident. Every case is different and the amount of damages you will be entitled to will vary depending on the specifics of the case.

 Skilled Miami Auto Accident Attorneys

Rear end accidents can result in varying degrees of harm. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear end accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our highly skilled Miami auto accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent parties accountable and protecting the rights of our clients every step of the way. Time is of the essence in these case so do not delay in contacting our office. You can call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online.

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