When there is a car accident, what determines fault in the State of Florida?In car accident claims and personal injury lawsuits, proving fault means proving negligence. In a car accident in the state of Florida, you are at fault if you were negligent. Personal injury law, which governs situations where one person harms another, refers to "fault" as the key concept that lets an injured person recover damages if another person or business is at fault for causing the underlying accident or incident. A claim made by the non-fault party or on behalf of the non-fault party can be based only on property damage or on both property damage and bodily injury. A company's ability to recover money from a policyholder will depend both on the severity and amount of damage caused by an accident. In order to win your case, you must prove that the person who caused the accident was not careful. This is known as "breaching" or "violating" the duty of care. In a car accident, negligence occurs when someone does something they shouldn't have done or fails to do something they should have done. Depending on the circumstances, at-fault accidents can result in rate increases of three to five years. Due to this, it is vital to prove the other party's fault as soon as possible. The car accident attorneys at the Ward Law Group have extensive experience handling car accident cases. We want to protect you from any additional harm or financial problems after a collision when we represent you. According to claims investigators in Florida, the amount a driver's insurance pays depends on the degree of their fault for the accident. Police reports, evidence from the scene, and documents are usually reviewed by insurers to determine who is at fault. If you file an insurance claim or go to court for a car accident, you'll have to prove the following:
- The law required the other person involved in the accident (driver, pedestrian, bicyclist) to be reasonably careful.
- The other party wasn't careful.
- Your injuries were caused by the other person's negligence.
- There were losses (For example - vehicle damage, injuries, and lost income).
Ward Law Group attorneys handle insurance matters for youIt can be financially stressful for you and your family if you are involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver. You should not have to worry about rising insurance rates when seeking compensation for these expenses and losses. From the moment we receive your phone call, the Ward Law Group takes action to prove your non-fault case:
- We will investigate your accident and collect evidence to prove the other driver's fault and the damages you sustained.
- We will prepare and submit your paperwork for you.
- Whenever you speak directly with the insurance company, the adjuster may be able to use your words against you. We can ensure that your statements won't harm your claim when all communications go through us.
- We will handle negotiations on your behalf. Our team has experience arguing for fair settlements with these companies since we know how they value accident cases.
- An attorney from our team will not hesitate to sue on your behalf if going to court is necessary to protect your insurance rates and secure your recoverable damages.