There are more than 400,000 traffic crashes in Florida every year. The more informed you are about the legal procedures and accompanying challenges of an automotive accident case, the better prepared you will be when you or your family are injured in a crash.
TYPES OF AUTOMOTIVE CRASHES
HOW WE CAN HELP
If you are injured in a car accident, the attorneys at Florida Auto Law are here to help. It’s important that you focus on your health and recovery and entrust us to handle your insurance claims, medical bills and car repairs so you can move on with your life.
We believe the key to good legal representation is preparation. That’s why we handle every case as if it’s going to trial. Our team works closely with you to uncover all relevant facts to present your case as effectively as possible.
We consider all aspects of the crash, including:
Assessing driver competency and decision-making
Determining the safety, signage and setup of work zones
Analyzing the manufacturer and dealership information
Inspecting the efficiency of vehicle parts and products
Addressing roadway obstacles that may impact driving
Weighing the influence of weather on driving conditions
DRIVER & PASSENGER
A majority of crashes are caused by three typical scenarios:
Driver did not use reasonable care under the circumstances
Texting and driving
Running red light
Improper vehicle maintenance
Driver acted intentionally or without regard to the safety of people and property
Drinking and driving
Speeding in school zone
Hit and run
Improper entrustment of vehicle
Manufacturer or dealership defects that jeopardize the safety and drivability of a vehicle
Roof crush, seat belt
or seatback failure
VICTIM OF A RIDESHARE ACCIDENT?
Over the past decade, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have taken over a huge role in the transportation industry. Most people do not consider what happens if an accident occurs while they are a passenger in one.
Rideshares occupy a unique position between private vehicles, taxis and limos, where liability issues are more complex. These cases typically involve multiple insurance coverages:
RIDESHARE DRIVER'S INSURANCE
OTHER DRIVER'S INSURANCE
RIDESHARE CORPORATE INSURANCE
If you are a passenger in a rideshare crash, it can be very cumbersome to communicate with the various insurance companies. This aspect adds a layer of complexity to the case and typically requires proper legal representation to help navigate the process and to obtain fair and adequate compensation for your injuries, lost income, and other damages.
We have a history of:
Standing up to large corporations, such as Uber and Lyft, and their insurance companies
Balancing communication and case processes with multiple crash stakeholders
Navigating the different layers of insurance coverage and identifying who is at fault
VICTIM OF A RENTAL CAR ACCIDENT?
Florida is a destination where people from around the world travel for vacation, work and seasonal residency. As a result, Florida roadways are often congested with rental cars operated by drivers who are unfamiliar with Florida’s roads, with Florida’s traffic laws, and with the cars they are driving. Rental cars also present unique insurance challenges in which state and federal law often intersect.
What do you do when an out-of-state or foreign driver causes you or your loved ones harm on the Florida roadway? What happens when they are not the owners of the vehicle? How do you seek legal action to recover damages? Let our attorneys handle these complex questions for you, while you and your family focus on healing and getting back to normal life.
Foreign and international drivers
Vacationers and seasonal residents
Inadequate or lack of insurance coverage
Failure to elect rental insurance coverage