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Car Accident Claims

Every year millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents — many very seriously. In fact, an estimated 1.3 million die in a road crash per year, and 20-50 million suffer serious injury. Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of injury and death in the United States for people ages 11 to 27. Sadly, many of these accidents are the result of negligent driving on the part of one or more drivers. Sometimes accidents are even caused by defects in the vehicles or obstacles on the road.

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Preventing Car Accident Injuries

Millions of people are injured in automobile accidents every year. In the most serious accidents, fatalities can and do occur. In order to avoid losing your life or suffering from serious car accident injuries, it is important that you follow the following tips for staying safe on the road.

Tips For Preventing Accident Injuries:

  • Wear a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt at all times could prevent you from getting seriously hurt in an automobile accident. Without a seat belt on, you could be thrown from the vehicle, which in many cases, could end in death.
  • Follow the speed limit. If you are speeding, it may be harder for you to slow down when another car comes out of nowhere or slams on the brakes in front of you. People traveling at high speeds tend to incur more serious injuries than those who obey posted speed limits.
  • Don’t drive under the influence. Not only is drinking and driving against the law, but it is one of the leading causes of car accidents. You and the people in the other vehicle could suffer serious car accident injuries or be killed if your driving is impaired.
  • Be aware of other drivers. In many cases, a car accident may not be your fault. It is important to drive defensively so that you can stop your vehicle or change directions if another person is driving unsafely.

If you want to prevent car accident injuries, it is important that you always follow the laws and rules of the road. Make sure that you are taking precautions, as well as watching for other negligent drivers.

Finding Liability in an Auto Accident

Automobile accidents are generally decided using the law of negligence. A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay any damages caused by their negligence, either to person or property. Generally, people who operate automobiles must exercise "reasonable care under the circumstances." Failure to use reasonable care is the basis in most lawsuits for damages caused by an automobile accident.

Courts look to a number of factors in determining whether a driver was negligent. Some examples of these factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Driving too fast or too slow
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to signal while turning
  • Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
  • Failing to drive on the right side of the road

A driver may also be liable for an accident caused by intentional or reckless conduct. A driver who is reckless is one who drives unsafely, with willful and wanton disregard for the probability that the driving may cause an accident.

Types of Compensation Available in Car Accident Cases

If you are injured in an auto accident you may be entitled to damages. The term “damages” can refer to your actual injuries and losses, as well as any financial awards your case yields.

Damages you may be entitled to include:

  • Medical expenses including those incurred at the time of the accident and after. This can include surgeries, check-ups, and ongoing medical treatments

  • Lost income if you are unable to work due to your injury

  • Loss of any future earnings if you are permanently disabled or can no longer work

  • Pain and suffering

In order to be awarded the compensation you deserve, you should entrust your case to the experienced and well-versed attorneys at Shapiro Law Firm, P.A. Our Tallahassee auto accident attorney can fight for you.

Common Car Accident Claim Mistakes

If you've been involved in a serious car accident, you will likely have to navigate the confusing auto accident claims process. It's important to understand the process because many accident victims make mistakes during it that can compromise their case if they decide to file a personal injury lawsuit.

The following missteps can be harmful, but are also easily preventable:

  • Don't Leave Anything Undocumented: If you are ever in a car accident, documenting as much of it as possible helps ensure that your rights are protected. At the scene, you should take pictures from multiple angles and record or type notes about what you recall into your phone. Many accident victims are surprised to find that their memories of the event fade with time, and crucial evidence, therefore, sometimes slips away. It's also important to report the accident to the police and your insurer as soon as you can.
  • Don't Incriminate Yourself: Regardless of who you believe was in the wrong, you need to be careful not to admit fault even in the slightest when making auto accident claims. You should review your insurance policy and, if you think your claim might not be covered, talk to an attorney before making an official statement. On a similar note, you should never make statements to a representative from the other driver's insurance company without speaking to an attorney beforehand.
  • Don't Rule Out Seeking Help: Legal advice can only help in this kind of situation, especially if costly damage or injuries occurred. Don't hesitate to contact a lawyer if you have questions or concerns about your rights or how to proceed with the auto accident claims process.

Our Tallahassee car accident lawyer has the experience and knowledge you need to see results in your case.

How Our Car Accident Attorneys Can Help

At Shapiro Law Firm, P.A., we use our experience in handling accident cases to investigate every possible contributing cause of an accident to ensure that you will receive full compensation for your injuries. Evaluating all of the facts involved in the cause of a motor vehicle accident requires skill and experience.

Our office will take over the investigation of your case so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. Our Tallahassee car accident lawyer can assist you in finding an appropriate medical specialist to treat you, and we can make arrangements with your medical care providers to wait for payment until your case is resolved through settlement or trial.

Contact our Tallahassee personal injury lawyer today at (850) 629-7226 if you were injured in a car accident. We work tirelessly for our clients!

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