A car accident can stop your life in its tracks and chase everything you thought you knew about the future. Faced with trying to make a physical recovery, medical bills that just keep growing, time missed from work and the possibility that you may never be able to work again, you need to know your legal options and how you can get paid for your injuries. You cannot simply rely on the insurance company to treat you fairly and pay you fully or in a reasonable amount of time. You need the help of an experienced car accident attorney who knows how the insurance companies work and who is willing to stand up to them for you.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Miami – Ft. Lauderdale are car accident, call the Law Offices of Lee P. Marks, P.A. today to learn more about how we can help.
Most car accidents result from some form of driver negligence, and often a combination of negligent acts, such as the driver who runs a red light while distracted by texting. Negligent drivers, and their insurance companies, can be held financially responsible for the harm that they cause. Examples of driver negligence commonly leading to car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drug or alcohol impairment
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Speeding or driving too fast for the conditions
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Following too closely
- Carrying inadequately secured cargo
- Unsafe passing
- Failure to use turn signals
- Failure to use or dim headlights when appropriate
- Aggressive driving
A defective vehicle can malfunction and cause a horrific crash with no warning to the driver or to drivers nearby. Vehicles can also have crashworthiness defects which do not cause crashes, but cause injuries to be much worse when an accident occurs. If a defective vehicle was to blame for you car accident, or contributed to the seriousness of your injuries, one or more of the following can be held liable:
- Auto manufacturer
- Parts manufacturer
- New or used dealership
- Parts supplier
- Rental company
- Repair shop
- Shipper and others along the supply chain
If you have been injured in a car accident, please do not wait until it is too late to talk to an experienced car accident attorney and learn more about your rights and how you can full and fair compensation for your injuries. In the Miami – Ft. Lauderdale are, call the Law Offices of Lee P. Marks, P.A. at 305-444-3343 today or email us to schedule your free consultation.