Car Accidents

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Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents. In many cases, these accidents are preventable, but negligent drivers are still allowed to operate their vehicles. This negligence causes thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities every year.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to another driver's negligence, you should not have to shoulder the high costs associated with your injuries. At Karatinos Law, PLLC, we fight for the injured. Our Dade City car accident lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us online or call (352) 605-6018 today to schedule a free consultation with our Dade City car accident lawyer.

Car Accident Laws in Florida

In Florida, you must report a car accident to law enforcement if it involves injuries, deaths, or property damage exceeding $500. The report should be made to the local police, county sheriff, or the Florida Highway Patrol.

Florida follows a "no-fault" insurance system. This means that after a car accident, each party's insurance company is generally responsible for covering their own medical expenses and certain economic damages, regardless of who caused the accident. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage is mandatory for all drivers in Florida.

While the state has a no-fault system, there is a "serious injury threshold" that allows accident victims to seek compensation beyond their PIP coverage. If a person sustains a significant and permanent injury, disfigurement, or disability, they may be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for additional damages.

Florida follows a pure comparative fault rule, meaning that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are found 20% at fault and awarded $10,000, your final compensation would be $8,000.

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit related to a car accident is generally four years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation.

Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents can occur due to a variety of negligent behaviors on the part of another driver.

The most common types of car accidents are caused by:

  • Drunk Driving: Driving while intoxicated is one of the most common causes of car accidents. In fact, drunk driving is the leading cause of all fatal car accidents.
  • Speeding: Driving while speeding is the second leading cause of fatal car accidents.
  • Distracted Driving: Cell phone use, texting, and other forms of distracted driving are the third leading cause of fatal car accidents.
  • Aggressive Driving: Aggressive driving is a leading cause of car accidents, especially among teens.
  • Drowsy Driving: Drowsy driving is a leading cause of car accidents, especially among teens.
  • Tailgating: Tailgating is a leading cause of car accidents, especially among teens.
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Laws: Driving while intoxicated and driving while distracted are both examples of driving while breaking the law.

What Is a Negligent Driver?

In order to recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove that the driver who caused your accident was negligent. To prove negligence, you must show that the driver owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, that the breach caused the accident, and that the accident resulted in injuries.

A driver owes you a duty of care when they are operating a motor vehicle. When a driver is negligent in how they operate their vehicle, they breach their duty of care. If the driver's breach causes an accident, the accident results in injuries.

If you can prove that the driver was negligent, you can recover compensation for your injuries. You can recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help

After a car accident, you may be overwhelmed by the medical bills, missed wages, and other damages you have suffered. You may not know where to begin. You may not have the resources to fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Dade City car accident lawyer can help you fight for your entitled compensation.

We can help you file a claim for compensation with the insurance company. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company denies your claim, we can help you file a lawsuit against the driver who caused your car accident.

Contact us today at (352) 605-6018 to learn how we can help you.


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