A two car collision in Fort Lauderdale killed the driver of one vehicle and injured the occupant of another. The accident was a sober reminder that automobile accidents remain prevalent in Florida and in the United States. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration estimates that every year there are over 6 million car accidents annually nationally. These accidents result in tens of thousands of fatalities every year and over two million individuals suffering serious and permanent injury.
At this time the police have not charged either driver with any crime and it does not appear that any traffic signals were faulty. Nevertheless, accidents such as these do not happen unless someone was not exercising proper care while driving. If you or a loved one are the victim of an automobile accident, you might not know why the accident occurred and wonder if you have any recourse. You should consult with a Fort Lauderdale Auto Accident Attorney to make sure your rights are adequately protected.
Driving an automobile is a privilege and anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car is expected to adhere to a duty of care when they operate one. When drivers cause accidents through their negligence they can be found liable for the damages that they have caused. In particularly tragic cases accidents caused by driver negligence kill other drivers, passengers or pedestrians. In such cases, a Fort Lauderdale Florida wrongful death lawyer can pursue a case on behalf of the victim’s family.
We are an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury firm that specializes in automobile accidents resulting in death or serious injury. Our firm is over twenty five years old and our attorneys have expertise in the field of automobile accidents. We have the resources to bring top level investigators and experts to a case where proving liability might otherwise be difficult. We also have experience dealing with insurance carriers both for bodily injury (BI) policies and uninsured or underinsured motorist cases.
We are willing to take on the tough cases where it is not clear from the outset what caused the accident. Our years of experience lead us to delve into cases to prove what you need to prevail in court. If you or someone you know have been injured in an automobile accident, call us. We will be glad to speak with you about your case and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.