Two people were killed in an early-morning crash that happened in Lighthouse Point. According to authorities, the accident happened at the intersection of Northeast 49th Street and US1. Surveillance video from a nearby business caught the accident on camera. In the video, a white SUV stopped at the red light when another car on top speed smashed into it from behind, causing a burst of flames. Another angle of surveillance footage catches an unmarked law enforcement vehicle at the scene of the crash soon after the wreck. It was blocking off an intersection when a car comes into the frame and crashes into it as well.
Negligence in Car Accident Cases
Negligence is when your actions cause harm or a loss to another individual. If you crash into another driver because you were not paying attention to the road or failed to keep enough distance between you and other vehicles, you will be at fault for the accident. Your actions constitute the negligence. When there are two or more drivers involved in an accident, one of the many questions that always gets asked is whether one driver’s actions caused the accident more than the other driver. For instance, if two vehicles are backing out of a parking space and they back into each other causing damages to the back doors of each of the vehicles, you may have a different outcome depending on whether comparative or contributory negligence applies in the state where the accident takes place. Under the law of comparative negligence, both drivers would share the responsibility and recover 50% of the damages from the other driver. This is an example of pure comparative negligence where each driver can recover money from the other party in the amount in which they are not involved. In Florida, a plaintiff is not precluded from recovering damages from the defendant even when the plaintiff is partially at fault for his or her own damages. The amount of damages are reduced by the plaintiff’s own contribution. This applies to several situations that may arise accident, such as, the plaintiff is not wearing a seat belt or is speeding. many questions will arise when determining if the plaintiff was negligent which may include whether the plaintiff was wearing a seat belt, speeding, texting, or drinking, and was the accident avoidable. Situations may arise where a court or jury find that the plaintiff was both negligent and in some way I could a contributing factor to the accident. The percentage of defendant’s fault is then reduced accordingly, but plaintiff is not barred from recovery so long as plaintiff was not 100% at fault for their own injuries.
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At Suarez & Montero, we can help in all stages of your personal injury claim. We can help obtain evidence, document your injuries, and negotiate a settlement of your claim or case. We also make sure to keep our clients informed at all stages of their case. We believe that our clients deserve the highest level of service. Because your case is important to you, you can be assured that it will be treated with the highest level of care and attention by our attorneys and staff members. A skilled personal injury lawyer can make sure you avoid common mistakes injury victims make when negotiating a claim with an insurance company or the party responsible for the injury. Insurance companies are counting on you not to get informed on your case and hire a personal injury lawyer. Suarez & Montero has been assisting injured clients in South Florida for over 19 years against insurance companies. We appreciate the extensive impact an injury can have on one’s life or on their family and overall health. That is why our firm focuses on protecting the rights of injured victims. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation.
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