Representing the Injured throughout Central Florida
If you have been injured in a car crash as the result of another’s negligence, we are here to help. Broadly speaking, Florida’s law on car accident negligence can be summed up as: duty; breach, causation, damages.
All motorists, whether those driving a commercial truck or those simply out for a Sunday ride, owe a duty to the rest of us to use reasonable care while operating their vehicles. A failure to operate a vehicle carefully under the road conditions is a breach of duty. Some examples of behavior that could be considered to lack reasonable care (i.e., breach of duty) are:
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Failing to observe other traffic signs
- Failing to yield the right-of-way (examples are t-bone collisions)
- Failing to observe pedestrians or bicycle riders
- Following the vehicle in front too closely
- Driving too fast for the conditions (especially if raining) even if not speeding
- Drunk driving (DUI)
Causation is the link between the breach of duty (bad driving) and injuries or damages. Simply put, if a careless driver causes injury or damage, then they are responsible (i.e., liable) for injuries and damages caused.
Any number of injuries can result from a traumatic impact like a car crash. In some cases, even minimal property damage can result in significant permanent injuries. A few examples of common car accident injuries are :
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- TBI (Traumatic Brain Injuries)
- Broken bones
- Lacerations or Scarring
On top of significant permanent physical injuries, other damages can pile up. This is why, in many cases, an automobile accident becomes a very stressful and devastating event. Your car might be a “totaled” (i.e., not able to be repaired). In addition to the physical pain suffered and the cost of medical bills to treat your injuries, your injuries could make you unable to work for some extended period of time. In the most severe cases, you may not ever be able to return to work.
If these losses were caused by the reckless or negligent conduct of some other person or company, a personal injury attorney can help to recover your full damages. At LaBar & Adams, P.A. our attorneys serve injured people in Orlando and across Central Florida. Contact us at 407-835-8968 to discuss your potential claim. We are here to help.