Rear-end collisions are among the most dangerous accidents to occur on the road. They put drivers and their passengers’ safety at risk and can cause significant property damage not only to the cars involved but also to any property stored in a car.
In anticipating these types of accidents, Florida legislatures established in Florida Statutes §316.0895 that drivers who take to the road must acknowledge that there are weather conditions, traffic conditions, and roadway conditions that may all impact the speed at which that car ahead of them travels. Also, with respect to those conditions, that party must provide the car ahead of them with a reasonable amount of following distance. Failure to do so can result in an accident.
If you believe that you ended up in a rear-end collision accident because another party failed to provide you with the following room you needed or otherwise deliberately neglected your safety on the road, then you may pursue civil action against the party.
A Jacksonville rear-end collisions lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you determine how to go about fighting for what compensation to which you may be entitled based on the losses you endured in your accident. Note that these losses may include economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and wrongful death.
To discuss your case, you can call (800) 598-7557 now.
A Jacksonville Rear-End Collisions Lawyer Can Help You Navigate the Question of Fault
In order to establish a civil case against another party, you must first determine that said party violated their roadway duty of care. To get to that point, however, a Jacksonville rear-end collisions lawyer must first prove that the driver in question:
- Owed you a duty of care while driving on the road
- Violated that duty of care by following too closely or otherwise engaging in inappropriate roadway behavior
- Engaged in roadway negligence in such a way that said negligence was the primary cause of personal injury or property damage
With these positions established, you can then determine how you want to go about fighting for compensation based on your losses.
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Compensation via Settlement Offer
On occasion, the party with whom you get into an accident will understand what they did wrong and offer to compensate you accordingly. You can accept an offered settlement at any point, but you can also calculate your losses and then bring them to said party after an offer has been made in order to negotiate. A Jacksonville rear-end collision lawyer can help you with both your calculations and the negotiations during the entire negotiation process.
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Compensation via Demand Letter
If you wish to keep negotiations outside of the courtroom, you can opt to file a demand letter with the party you believe to be liable for your losses. In this demand letter, you can identify the ways in which the receiving party violated your duty of care and, in turn, what compensation to which you may be entitled.
Demand letters are only effective when the receiving party wishes to negotiate with you regarding settlements, of course. However, when you issue them, you can go to negotiations right away. Whereas in court, you would have to prove your side of the case in more detail to a judge and jury and explain that the party you called forward was liable for your losses.
Compensation via Personal Injury Suit
You can pursue a personal injury lawsuit after your car accident. However, you must file it within Florida Statutes §95.11, which gives you four years from the day your accident takes place to do just that.
When you file a lawsuit, a lawyer can help you calculate your potential compensation. Herein, you can bring together both economic and non-economic losses and present them before a court to suggest their breadth and what, ideally, you should take away to restore your previous quality of life.
Make sure you file your lawsuit in time. You may not be able to collect any compensation if you do not file before the four-year time limit ends. Reach out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC today, so a Jacksonville rear-end collisions lawyer can help you meet the statute of limitations.
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A Jacksonville Rear-End Collisions Lawyer Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) dictates that rear-end collisions are among the most dangerous collisions a person can endure while behind the wheel of a car. Those parties who follow too closely while on the road or who otherwise engaged in reckless or negligent behavior can open themselves up to civil cases should an insurance provider or a court of law determine them to be at fault for the damages incurred in such an accident.
If you or a loved one has been trying to recover from such an accident, a Jacksonville rear-end collisions lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help. Together, we can bring together the documents and evidence you need to build a civil case, if you choose to do so, or we can negotiate with the party you believe to be liable for your losses. This way, you can concentrate on recovering without having to worry about your legal responsibilities.
We will not charge you for the work that we perform on your behalf unless you receive compensation for your losses either from a court or in the form of a settlement presented freely to you by the party you believe to be at-fault for your accident.
To find out more and to discuss your case with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, call (800) 598-7557.