Lauderhill Car Accident Lawyer
The average American driver commutes about 30 miles per day, and the vast majority of those trips are completed without incident. With so much time spent behind the wheel, it's easy get comfortable and believe an accident will never happen to you. However, all it takes is one drunk, distracted, or negligent driver to cause a serious collision. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a preventable wreck, contact the Lauderhill car accident attorneys at Englander Peebles to discuss your case.
You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Our personal injury lawyers will help you gather evidence, navigate the claims process, and fight to protect your legal rights. Allow our attorneys' experience and knowledge of the claim's process to work on your behalf while you concentrate on what matters most - healing from your injuries. Call Englander Peebles today at (954) 500-4878 to set up a free initial consultation.Important Evidence in Lauderhill Car Accident Cases.
To obtain compensation after a car accident, it must be shown that the at-fault driver owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and the breach of duty caused your injury or loss. In car accident cases, proving that a duty of care existed usually just requires evidence that the defendant was in control of a motor vehicle at the time of the collision, because all drivers have a duty not to behave in a way that puts other motorists, passengers, and pedestrians at risk.
Proving breach of duty, or negligence, is more complicated. Common examples of breach of duty in car accident cases include:
- Drunk driving;
- Running red lights;
- Causing an accident due to poor vehicle maintenance;
- Not adjusting behavior to weather or road conditions; and
- Breaking other traffic laws.
The evidence your Lauderhill personal injury attorney uses to prove breach of duty depends on the specific cause of your accident. For instance, if the at-fault driver was speeding or ran a red light, your lawyer might use surveillance footage taken before the collision and eyewitness testimonies to prove negligence. If the driver was drunk, breach of duty may be proven using the toxicology and police reports. If the driver was operating a commercial vehicle, your injury lawyer might use the truck's event data recorder to prove the driver was behaving negligently before the crash.
To prove the value of your damages, your Lauderhill accident attorney may use the police report, medical bills and documents, paystubs and income tax returns, and mechanic receipts. Your lawyer may also rely on the testimony of financial and medical experts.Why Should I Hire a Lauderhill Car Accident Attorney?
It is common for car accident victims to wonder if or when they should hire a car accident lawyer. The truth is that you should contact a personal injury immediately after a car accident. Even if negligence and liability seem obvious, the insurance adjuster will most likely try and minimize your settlement. Having an experienced attorney by your side can level the playing field.
Also, it's easy to overlook future damages, punitive damages, and non-economic damages, but these often account for the largest part of a personal injury settlement. An experienced accident lawyer can make sure you pursue all types of damages that may be available.
The success of your car accident claim will ultimately hinge on the strength of your evidence. The car accident lawyers at Englander Peebles can help you gather evidence and will fight to assist you in obtaining compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us today at (954) 500-4878.