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CAR ACCIDENT SCENARIOS, WHO’S AT FAULT- CALL THE ACCIDENT LAW FIRM OF TROY & SCHWARTZ, LLC OFFICE IN MIAMI- 305-279-4740

WHO’S AT FAULT FOR YOUR CAR ACCIDENT?

THE SUDDEN AND TRAUMATIC IMPACT OF A CAR ACCIDENT CAN LEAVE YOU INJURED AND CONFUSED.

Understanding what just occurred is one thing- understanding the how and why of the accident is important.  The officer who arrives at the scene is responsible for determining fault.  The documentation of a police report can serve as important evidence when it comes to possible litigation. While Florida’s no-fault law may cover some of your expenses, it will not cover them all, especially in cases involving catastrophic injuries.  Seeking the advice of a Florida auto accident attorney is one way to determine your course of action.  No matter what type of accident you experienced, consulting with an attorney can help you understand the legal process.

SIDE IMPACT ACCIDENTS

Intersections top the list of places where most side-impact crashes occur.  When a driver fails to yield the right-of-way or races through a red light, the result if often a T-bone, or side-impact collision.  A T-bone collision is so-called because of the front of one car striking the middle of another, resulting in a serious crash.

Another type of side-impact crash is an angle crash when another car strikes you at an angle.  Studies show that rear-seated passengers are typically more vulnerable to injury than front-seated passengers.  This is due, in part, to the availability of safety features that better protect the driver and a front-seat passenger.

A speeding, drunk, or distracted driver can easily run a stop sign, causing a serious crash that results in life-changing harm for your passengers.

REAR END ACCCIDENTS

A rear end collision is often the result of another driver simply not paying attention to the traffic in front of them.  By the time a distracted driver realizes stopped traffic is ahead, it is too late.  Depending upon the speed and weight of the vehicle, a rear-end collision is catastrophic for those hit by the sudden force against their gridlocked vehicle.

CHAIN REACTION CAR ACCIDENTS

The force of an initial rear-end accident can push your car into the car in front of you, creating a chain reaction.  Three or more cars become involved due to the actions of one driver.

ROLLOVER CAR ACCIDENTS

An accident with a rollover tends to involve a truck, such as semi-truck or a tanker truck.  For a truck carrying hazardous material, the danger of fire or poisoning is real.

If a truck driver takes a turn too fast and their load shifts, everyone around them is at risk for serious harm.  Tanker trucks that leak upon impact may delay first responders from reaching you due to dangerous conditions.

DETERMINING FAULT OF A CAR ACCIDENT

Defensive driving is always a good idea, however, drivers who participate in reckless behavior surround us every day.  No matter how careful you are, someone near you chooses to operate their vehicle in one or more of the following dangerous ways:

Visual- taking your eyes off the road

Cognitive- taking your mind off driving

Manuel- taking your hands off the wheel

Texting and driving encompass all three components of distracted driving: visual, cognitive, and manual.  Distracted driving also includes such actions ad reaching for an item, eating while driving or applying makeup.

Drunk driving:  Despite numerous public safety campaigns, people continue to drink and drive.

Aggressive driving ranges from running red lights to changing lanes without signaling.  This type of dangerous driving quickly escalates to road rage when one driver forces another driver off the road or throws objects at a car.

When a driver loses their cool to the point of running a red light, there is a high probability of a side-impact collision.  No one should suffer extreme physical, financial, and emotional stress due to another driver’s anger and reckless actions.

CALL THE LAW OFFICE OF TROY AND SCHWARTZ, LLC TO DISCUSS ANY OF THE ISSUES NOW!  305-279-4740 OR TOLL FREE- 1800-559-4320

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Posted in Uncategorized on October 25,2019 10:10 AM