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What You Need to Know About Car Accidents in Florida

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The unfortunate reality is that car accidents happen every single day here in Florida, but if you’ve recently been wrongfully injured in one, you’re most likely wondering about your legal options, as you should not have to recover from your injuries on your own. Please continue reading and reach out to our Broward County personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents in Florida and how we can help if you’ve been hurt. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of car accidents?

As you may know, at times, car accidents are simply unavoidable. For example, if a driver gets stuck in sudden inclement weather, he or she may lose control of their vehicle and crash. However, in most cases, car accidents, as well as all other auto accidents, are caused by negligence. Some of the most common causes of car accidents are as follows:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Speeding
  • Ignoring traffic lights or signs
  • Distracted driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driving while fatigued

What should I do if I’m hurt in a car accident?

If you are hurt in a car accident, first and foremost, you should seek immediate medical treatment. You can do so by calling 911. Law enforcement, as well as emergency medical services, will arrive at the scene. From here, you should ensure you get the other driver’s insurance information and take pictures of any damage caused by the accident. You should also ask witnesses for their contact information. They may back up your claim at a later date. Once you’ve been taken care of at a hospital, you should keep all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries and retain the services of a competent Broward County personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you need to heal.

How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in Florida?

If you’ve been hurt, chances are, you need financial compensation sooner, rather than later, so it is always best to not wait to file your claim. However, the statute of limitations states that those who’ve been injured will, typically, have four years from the date of their accident to sue the liable party. Our firm is here to help you today. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact Our Experienced Broward County Firm

If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, or aviation litigation, look no further than The Finizio Law Group. Our firm has decades of combined experience representing clients from all walks of life, and we are here to put those years of experience to work for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team and to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

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