Car accidents claim the lives of thousands of Floridians every year. In 2018, Sarasota has had 30 car accidents that resulted in fatalities. When accidents thankfully avoid fatality, they often result in injuries. There have been 2,117 accident reports in Sarasota County of accidents that resulted in an injury and another 3,180 accidents reported that resulted in property damage. If you were involved in a car accident, you are likely suffering from a loss. A Sarasota car accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today 941-893-5816, initial consultations are always free.
The Insurance Information Institute reports that Florida has the third highest rate of fatal car accidents in the United States. Rear-end collisions account for a large number of accidents that occur here in Florida. This type of accident usually occurs when a driver is distracted or driving recklessly. Tailgating, speeding, and texting are common causes of rear-end collisions.
If you are involved in an accident and someone hits your car from behind, the driver who hit you will almost always be at fault. If the driver behind you could not stop before hitting you, chances are they were driving in a reckless manner. It is a basic rule of driving that you must leave enough space between you and the car in front of you to stop safely. A driver who rear-ended you could claim that another third party driver caused you to stop abruptly or a car behind them pushed their car into yours. You could be placed at fault if you were hit from behind in a rear-end collision if your negligence can be proven to have contributed to the car accident. For example, if your brake lights were out you might be accused of comparative negligence, meaning that you were partially to blame for the accident. In 2012, the State of Florida allowed drivers to present evidence that a third- party or front driver’s negligence contributed to the accident and injuries. Comparative negligence could result in reduced compensation, depending on how much you are believed to be responsible. We, the Sarasota car accident lawyers at Pallegar Law, have fought for the maximum compensation we believe our clients deserve in their rear-end collision cases.
It is important that you contact a Sarasota rear-end collision attorney immediately after your accident. You will need to prove that another driver’s negligence caused your accident. If you were partially responsible for the accident, you could still be eligible for compensation. As Sarasota car accident lawyers, we have negotiated many cases to help our clients get the lowest degree of fault for their accident. We have helped clients get the fair compensation they deserve for the damages that resulted from their accidents. At Pallegar law, we have experience defending our car accident clients and helping them get back to their feet. We will help you determine the validity of your claim, and we will even review your claim for free. Give us a call 941-893-5816 today.