A car accident can change your life. If you suffered an injury in a car accident, our Miami car accident lawyers can meticulously examine your situation and advise you of which Florida laws apply in your case. In the wake of a collision, having the right legal advocate on your side can make all the difference in your financial recovery. Having helped countless clients, we recognize how an accident can touch virtually every aspect of your life, which is why we will fight to get you full and fair compensation.
The annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report was recently released identifying which of the 200 largest US cities have the safest drivers. According to the report, Cape Coral was ranked as the 10thsafest city in 2019. Port Lucie came in 14th place whereas Tallahassee ranked 42nd, St. Petersburg ranked 49th, Miami ranked 57th and Fort Lauderdale ranked 62nd as among the safest cities on the list. Ranking lowest on the list was Hialeah at 125th place, making it the city with the least safe drivers in all of Florida. The report found that Hialeah drivers average just over 8 years between traffic accidents, and drivers in the city stand more than a 25 percent chance of getting into an accident than the national average.
Car accidents can lead to a number of serious and life-altering injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Loss of limbs;
- Broken bones;
- Burn injuries;
- Nerve or organ damage; and/or
Under Florida law, it may be possible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The vast majority of personal injury cases are rooted in the theory of negligence. In the legal sense, negligence is the word used to describe careless conduct that causes or contributes to an accident. For example, if a person runs a stop sign and hits your car while you are going through an intersection, that person will likely be liable for negligence.
In order to prove negligence, you must be able to 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 by violating a traffic law or engaging in dangerous conduct while driving; and iii) the defendant’s breach was a direct and proximate cause of the accident and plaintiff’s resulting damages. It is important to note that each of these elements must be shown before a plaintiff can recover any compensation.
Any time you drive, you risk being in an accident. This is because no matter how safely you drive; you never know how careful and cautious someone else on the road will be. If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you need to contact our reputable and diligent Miami car accident attorneys without delay. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve for your harm. For more information, please call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online.