Compassionate Representation for Auto Accident Victims
In today’s society, almost everyone uses an automobile to get from one place to the other. Unfortunately, the prevalence of cars on the road also sets the stage for auto accidents. Some accidents can be as minor as a “fender bender,” while other accidents can be quite devastating and result in critical injuries.
Causes of car accidents include but are not limited to distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, defective auto design, poor weather or road conditions, and driver error. Most collisions require the involvement of local law enforcement officials and the vehicle insurance carriers of the injured parties.
What Legal Obligations Do Drivers Have to One Another?
Under Florida law, a driver must use “reasonable care” while operating a vehicle. He or she must be responsible to obey the all traffic laws, and must maintain awareness of other drivers on the road at all times. Individuals who use a cell phone while driving, speed or ignore stop signs, and fail to observe when others have the right-of-way are all examples of negligent driving.
Liability of Auto Manufacturers
Motor vehicle manufacturers have an obligation to design, manufacture, and distribute vehicles that are safe for reasonable use. Injury claims for design or manufacture defects may be brought against vehicle manufacturers in certain situations. For example, if an individual was killed in an SUV rollover, the company that made the vehicle top heavy and thus more susceptible to rollover may be held legally liable for the injuries.
The Physical, Financial, & Emotional Impact of Auto Accidents
Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can result in serious injury, damage to property, and emotional stress. In many cases, auto accidents cause the death of one or more passengers. With physical damages to body, medical bills, and vehicle repair expenses, the entire situation can be overwhelming.
Auto accidents can have a dramatic impact on your life. It is not uncommon for individuals who have been injured in an accident to be unable to return to work, and in some cases, may be temporarily or even permanently disabled. Family members of the injured individual may also experience the financial and emotional strain of providing care and struggling to maintain the household.
Contact the Florida Auto Accident Attorneys at Dreyer & Dreyer Today
The primary goal of insurance companies is to keep their costs as low as possible. This means that insurance companies prefer to deny claims whenever possible, even in cases where the insured individual should be fully covered for the accident and resulting injuries.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an auto accident, it is critical that you contact an experienced auto accident lawyer in your area as soon as possible. An attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to support your case, and will guide you through the process of bringing forward a claim for financial compensation.
At Dreyer & Dreyer, we take auto accidents seriously. We know they can be devastating and we are committed to providing injured clients with the comprehensive and compassionate legal representation they deserve after a collision. Our experienced trial attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum amount of financial compensation available in your case, be it through settlement negotiation or litigation.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and what your next step should be. Call now at (941) 365-4357 for a free consultation.