From barbeques to fireworks to family gatherings, the Fourth of July holiday can be a festive time. However, it can also be a dangerous time since so many people are on the road taking road trips and visiting loved ones. If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident on or around the Fourth of July holiday, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. At our firm, our diligent and reliable Miami auto accident lawyers are dedicated to zealously advocating for our clients.
Independence day means people across the country will be out celebrating. The AAA says that nearly 50 million Americans will travel this year for the Fourth of July holiday. A staggering 41.4 million of the 50 million are estimated to travel by automobile, making it a record high. This signifies an additional 1.9 million people making road trips as compared to last year. Furthermore, about 3.55 million Americans will travel by train, buses and cruise ships. Sadly, the spike in automobiles on the road also leads to a spike in deadly accidents. According to a study by WalletHub, approximately 600 Americans die in motor vehicle accident every Fourth of July.
If you’ve sustained an injury in an auto accident, you can sue the driver that was negligent in causing the accident. Negligence is the failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised in a comparable situation. The behavior typically consists of actions, but can also consist of omissions – namely, a failure to act when there is a duty to do so. It is important to note that there may be multiple drivers that are legally responsible for the accident and resulting injuries.
When you sue the at-fault party for a car accident, you can claim compensation for your injury and losses. While the specific monetary amount will depend on a number of factors and vary from case to case, the plaintiff can typically recover money damages for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost income, disability, psychological damages, property damage and more.
Under Florida law, the time frame to sue someone for personal injuries from an auto accident is four years from the date of the accident. This is known as the statute of limitations. It is important to note that an injured party’s failure to file a personal injury lawsuit within the prescribed time limit may result in that party’s permanent inability to make a claim.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our highly skilled Miami car accident attorneys are committed to vigorously protecting the rights of South Florida clients. We know how an injury from a car accident can affect your physical, psychological and financial well-being, which is why we will try and handle your case in the most efficient and timely way possible. For more information about your rights and options, please call our firm today at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online.