There is an average of 3,287 deaths worldwide every single day from vehicle accidents. This is an unfortunate fact of life: accidents happen, and they happen quite frequently.
Being in an accident is incredibly overwhelming. Not only can it place you in harm’s way and cause emotional trauma, but it can also cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and medical bills. Finding yourself in this situation is frightening. Thankfully, you have The Berman Law Group on your side.
As one of the premier accident attorney law firms in South Florida, we want you to understand your options. The burden of recovering physically, emotionally, and financially is not yours alone. We are here to help.
Learn about your legal options for the most common types of vehicle accidents below and don’t hesitate to contact us for a complimentary case consultation. Call 1-800-375-5555 now if you have been in an accident.
Vehicle Accident Injury Lawyers
The three most common types of accidents are car, motorcycle, and truck accidents. This is no surprise considering that these are the most common types of vehicles on the road. Each type of accident brings with it a different set of legal challenges.
Car crashes are one of the most prevalent types of cases accident attorneys handle. This is due to the fact that a large number of accidents that are caused by someone else’s negligence. We will explore how to determine liability and negligence in just a moment, but for now it is enough to know that The Berman Law Group’s accident injury lawyers are here to fight for you.
There are many different types of car crash injuries. These include:
- Head injuries – traumatic brain injury, concussions, skull fractures, and more
- Neck injuries – whiplash, swelling, even vocal cord paralysis
- Back injuries – spinal cord damage, nerve damage, herniated disks, and more
- Chest injuries – broken ribs, collapsed lungs, and other blunt force injuries
There are not the only types of car accident injuries. You can also sustain nerve damage, broken limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many other unwanted consequences after being in an accident.
While motorcycle accidents are less common than car accidents, they are much more dangerous. It is estimated by the NHSTA that motorcyclists are twenty-nine times more likely than individuals in cars to die in a crash per vehicle mile travelled.
Much of this is due to people on motorcycles not wearing helmets. We cannot stress how important it is that you always wear a helmet while on a motorcycle. It is also important to remember to obey all traffic laws. Motorcycles can move between lanes easier than cars or trucks, but that does not mean you should swerve through traffic.
Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers is well-versed in protecting you. The Berman Law Group can help whether you are dealing with mounting medical bills, lost wages, or any other consequence of a motorcycle accident. Contact us today for a free case review.
Much like motorcycle accidents, truck accidents are decidedly deadlier than passenger car accidents. Due to how much larger trucks are than cars, most deaths and major injuries sustained in truck accidents are from individuals in the smaller vehicle.
Due to the severe nature of the potential injuries, you need to be confident in the truck accident lawyers you choose. We are confident that The Berman Law Group can help.
The vast majority of vehicle accidents, whether they are car, truck, or motorcycle, are due to negligence. This means that someone involved in the accident did not follow traffic rules and can be held legally liable.
This is one of the most important reasons that hiring a proven and effective accident attorney is so important. You need someone in your corner who can help prove that you are not liable. While this is simple in many cases (think a rear-end fender bender), it often becomes incredibly complex.
There are various ways to determine negligence including:
- Not being vigilant – using a cellphone while driving, taking your eyes off the road, driving while intoxicated, etc.
- Not obeying the rules of the road – speeding, running a stoplight, etc.
- Losing control of the vehicle – swerving, stopping without warning, etc.
- Not using vehicle safety features – failing to use a turn signal, not using hazard lights, etc.
You must prove the following four elements to successfully prove negligence and legal liability in Florida. The burden of proof may be different if you were not in a vehicle accident in Florida.
- The other party had the duty to care – this means they had a duty to drive safely on the roads
- There was a breach of duty – this means the other party did not exercise their duty to care (i.e. they drove recklessly)
- The breach of duty lead to harm – the other party’s breach led directly to your injuries (also known as causation)
- Damages – the financial cost of injuries and damages to your vehicle and person
The Berman Law Group can help. Our team of dedicated accident injury lawyers will be on your side throughout the entire process. We will help you navigate liability and negligence and build a strong case for you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
What to Do After You’ve Had a Vehicle Accident
The very first thing you should do after being involved in an accident is to make sure you’re okay. If you or anyone else is injured, you should call 911 right away. Your safety, and the safety of anyone else involved in the accident, is your number one priority.
You should also call the police. This is especially true if anyone involved in the accident has been drinking. While calling 911 is great for medical attention, you will want a detailed police report to help establish the facts of the accident down the road.
After checking for injuries, you should document everything you can. This includes taking photos of the damage, taking photos of the scene, writing down notes, getting license and insurance information from anyone else involved, and talking to any witnesses.
Next, you should call a vehicle accident attorney. While it may be tempting to call your insurance company then and there, it is always a smart idea to consult an attorney first. Your insurance company does not always have your best interests at heart. They are often more interested in profit than in making sure you are fairly compensated for your injuries or damages.
Finally, be very careful about what you say to others involved in the accident and the police. This means you should avoid apologizing, as this may be used later to try and pin blame on you.
Why Choose The Berman Law Group as Your Accident Lawyers in South Florida?
Getting in any sort of auto accident is not easy. It is a frightening and very often devastating experience. You need someone on your side who is interested in more than a paycheck. You need The Berman Law Group.
Our expert team of accident attorneys in South Florida are here to help. We have decades of collective experience in accidents of all shapes and sizes. We know what it takes to win a case. More importantly, we know what it takes to support you during a difficult time.
Contact us today at 1-800-375-5555 to learn more about how we can help and to take advantage of a completely free case review.