Florida Car Accident Attorneys
Florida Car Accident Lawyers Who Fight for Our Clients
An automobile accident will turn your whole world upside down. All of a sudden, you have a host of new problems to deal with. Your car is broken, you have doctor’s appointments to attend, and it may be a while before you’re ready to return to work. In the meantime, your medical bills continue to mount.
You may be tempted to accept the first offer you get from the insurance company, but it’s not nearly enough to start putting your life back together. If you don’t have an experienced Personal Injury Attorney by your side, the insurance company will take advantage of you.
Justin Morgan Law will file a claim to help you recover the cost of medical bills, time missed from work, and other expenses caused by the accident. If the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable offer, our trial lawyers are always prepared to file a lawsuit and take them to court.
At Justin Morgan Law, we’ve been helping accident victims in Florida for over 20 years. Our firm belongs to the Better Business Bureau, and Justin Morgan has been named a Lawyer of Distinction by the National Law Journal.
Give us a call and schedule a FREE consultation today: 1-800-9-JUSTIN (1-800-958-7846).
We have a multilingual staff to serve you that speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole.
Justin Morgan Law handles Personal Injury Cases throughout the State of Florida, including the following communities: Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Davie, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Margate, Miami, Miramar, North Lauderdale, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Oakland Park, Palm Beach, Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, West Palm Beach, and Weston.
What Causes Car Accidents?
When drivers don’t follow the rules, people get hurt. Every day at Justin Morgan Law, we meet people who were harmed by the careless actions of others. This includes:
- DUI. Driving under the influence diminishes a driver’s vision, reflexes, judgment, coordination, and reaction time. People who are impaired by alcohol and controlled substances have no business operating a motor vehicle, and they put other motorists, their passengers, and pedestrians at risk.
- Speeding is one of the most dangerous things a driver can do. It drastically reduces reaction time, causes fatalities, and worsens injuries when a collision occurs.
- Distracted driving. Any activity that causes the driver to take their eyes off the road, even for a moment, can result in a deadly crash. Eating, texting, talking, or reaching for an object inside the vehicle may cause an unsafe distraction. In Florida, it is illegal to use a handheld device for texting or talking while driving.
- Aggressive driving. When drivers lose their temper, they make bad decisions. It’s best to pull over and regain your composure before getting back on the highway. Following too closely, racing, failure to yield, cutting other drivers off, yelling or gesturing toward other drivers, and changing lanes without signaling are aggressive driving behaviors that cause accidents, and they are all illegal in Florida.
- Unsafe lane changes and merges don’t give other drivers enough time to react, and this can lead to collisions and multi-car pileups. Drivers will want to be extra cautious around big rig trucks because they have large blind spots, and trucks frequently make dangerous lane changes.
- Unsafe road conditions such as drop-offs, potholes, broken guardrails, malfunctioning traffic lights, and missing or obscured signs contribute to countless accidents in Florida every year.
- Weather. When drivers fail to reduce their speed to account for inclement weather conditions such as rain, hail, or fog, collisions are much more likely to occur.
Determining Automobile Accident Liability in Florida
Florida is an at-fault State for a portion of an automobile accident claim. That means people who cause accidents can be forced to pay for the resulting harm. Damages are monetary awards that are legally granted when a person suffers a loss due to the wrongful or negligent actions of another party. After an accident, you may be entitled to damages that cover the loss of personal property, physical injuries, and emotional harm you have suffered. Florida Law also allows for punitive damages in cases where the defendant commits “gross negligence,” which is defined by Florida Law as conduct so reckless or wanting in care that it constitutes a conscious disregard or indifference to the life, safety, or rights of persons exposed to such conduct. Punitive damage claims are governed by Florida Law, including Florida Statute 768.72.
Florida’s comparative negligence laws allow you to collect damages from more than one party if you were the victim of an automobile accident. Anyone whose negligence played a role in your injuries may be held liable for damages. For example, public officials and private contractors may be legally responsible for poor road conditions and hazards such as construction equipment left in the roadway.
Trucking companies are sometimes negligent, and their actions put motorcycle riders, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and others at risk. If a truck is overloaded or the brakes weren’t properly serviced, that may have contributed to the accident that caused you harm. Federal Hours of Service (HOS) laws require truck drivers to take regular breaks and prevent them from logging too many hours. Some trucking firms pressure their drivers to violate HOS laws so the company can increase its profits.
Trucking and delivery companies can also be held liable for an accident if they engage in negligent hiring. Due to low pay and poor working conditions, there is a high turnover in these industries. Companies that hire unqualified drivers or drivers with poor safety records may be responsible for the harm that results.
Parties that can be held liable for your injuries after a motor vehicle accident include:
- Unsafe drivers
- Vehicle owners
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loading companies
- Vehicle maintenance companies
- Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies
- Manufacturers of defective vehicles and parts
- Parties responsible for maintaining safe roads
Your Car Accident Attorney Can Help You Get Fair Compensation
The Car Accident Attorneys at Justin Morgan Law will pursue every avenue to secure compensation if you were injured in an Automobile Crash. Our investigators will start collecting physical evidence from the accident scene right away. We’ll interview witnesses, examine police reports, review accident scene photos, and collect surveillance video.
Justin Morgan Law is known for our exhaustive investigations and diligent attention to detail. If we take your case to trial, our attorneys will provide the jury with a detailed account of how you were injured. We rely on expert witnesses and digital accident scene simulations to tell your story and clearly demonstrate what happened.
When our investigation is complete, our attorneys will file a lawsuit against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries. An Automobile Accident Personal Injury Claim includes the following types of damages:
- Current and Future Medical Bills
- Loss of Income
- Medical Devices
- Doctor’s Office Visits
- Ambulance Costs
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Occupational Therapy
- Pain and Suffering
- Physical therapy
- Wrongful death
Common Types of Car Accidents in Florida
Dangerous drivers cause traffic collisions. Even when you drive defensively and take all the right precautions, your life can suddenly be disrupted by someone who refuses to follow the rules.
Whatever you’ve been through, we know how to help. Justin Morgan Law has experience assisting people who have been harmed in all types of Car Accidents, including:
- Rear-end collisions often result when a driver is speeding, failing to pay attention, or they don’t slow down when approaching an intersection. Whiplash is a serious injury that often results from rear-end collisions. Florida Law requires drivers to maintain a safe distance to prevent these accidents.
- T-Bone accidents happen when the front end of one vehicle crashes into the side of another. Devasting injuries often result because the driver who causes the crash is traveling at high speed, and the side of the vehicle doesn’t offer much protection. These accidents frequently occur when someone runs a red light at an intersection.
- Head-on collisions are caused by wrong-way drivers or drivers who are attempting to make a dangerous pass. These accidents frequently cause severe injuries and fatalities due to the combined impact of both vehicles.
- Pileups result when an accident or an obstruction causes a stoppage of traffic, leading to a chain reaction as several vehicles crash into each other. Jackknifed trucks that block traffic across several lanes are a frequent cause of cause of pileups.
- Sideswipe accidents involve two vehicles that are traveling in the same direction. They generally occur when a driver makes an ill-advised lane change or when an intoxicated or distracted driver drifts into another lane.
- Rollover accidents are a major cause of traumatic injuries. They occur when the vehicle is tripped by a pothole or uneven pavement or when the driver crashes into a curb. Speeding and improperly loaded cargo may contribute to rollovers.
- Hit-and-run accidents are likely to involve drivers who are intoxicated, don’t have a license, are uninsured, or have a poor driving record. Your Car Accident Attorney can help identify the hit-and-run driver, and we can also help you collect a claim with your own uninsured motorist insurance provider if the other driver cannot be located.
Injuries Caused by Car Accidents in Florida
Car Accidents are likely to cause devastating injuries that require extensive medical treatment followed by a long period of recovery. This creates serious hardships for the victim and their loved ones. You could be away from work for a long time while you recover. Your injuries may be so severe that they prevent you from ever returning to work.
Justin Morgan Law is able to help if you need assistance coordinating medical care.
Common Car Accident injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Severe burns
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limb
- Back and neck injuries
Driving Hazards in South Florida
Florida is an awesome place to live! We have world-class beaches, a million fun things to do, and a vibrant economy. That’s why more people are moving here all the time. But more people bring more traffic, and more traffic means more accidents.
Hundreds of thousands of drivers make their commute in the Tri-County Area every day. Local roads and highways that handle this traffic include I-95, the Palmetto Expressway, I-395, I-195, I-595, Sawgrass Expressway, State Route 112, Julia Tuttle Causeway, Snapper Creek Expressway, and the MacArthur Causeway.
We’ve Won Over $100 Million for Our Clients
The talented litigators at Justin Morgan Law will fight tirelessly on your behalf. We’ve recovered over $100 million in compensation for our clients. Our team has been helping people get the money they need to put their lives back together for over 20 years.
Contact Justin Morgan Law today toll-free at 1-800-9-JUSTIN (1-800-958-7846) to schedule a free consultation and explore how we can assist in getting justice on your behalf.