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Who Is at Fault for My Florida Car Accident?

There were 401,540 car accidents in Florida in 2021. That was a substantial increase from the 341,399 car crashes in 2020. Drivers are at fault for most of the car accidents that occur in the state, but there are some exceptions.

The Miami car accident lawyers of Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers have been representing accident victims since 2007. With more than 100 years of collective legal experience, our accident attorneys have considerable experience, skills, and resources to pursue personal injury claims. 

Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys in Miami, FL. We will help you recover the compensation for damages from the party who caused your car accident. Call (305) 937-0191 today!

How Our Miami Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With a Personal Injury Claim After a Florida Car Accident 

How Our Miami Personal Injury Lawyers Help You With a Personal Injury Claim After a Florida Car Accident 

Even a minor car accident in Miami, Florida, can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses. A catastrophic accident can increase the losses to millions of dollars.

You should not bear the financial burden caused by another party’s negligence and recklessness. 

Furthermore, you deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering caused by a car accident. Our legal team at Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers fights to maximize the value of your injury claim to get you the top award available for your injury claim. 

When you hire our award-winning personal injury lawyers to handle your car accident case, you can expect us to:

  • Obtain copies of crash reports, witness statements, and other information gathered by law enforcement agencies 
  • Conduct an independent investigation to determine how the car accident happened
  • Identify each party who contributed to the cause of the car crash
  • Verify insurance coverage and file insurance claims
  • Handle all aspects of the case, including documenting damages, filing claims, monitoring deadlines, and negotiating settlement agreements
  • Work with accident reconstructionists and other experts as necessary
  • Negotiate aggressively with each party to reach a fair settlement
  • File a personal injury lawsuit and take your case to court, if that is in your best interest

It is unfair that your life can be turned upside down by a car crash that was not your fault. You are suffering because of another driver’s negligence and poor decisions. We want to help.

Call us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Miami car crash lawyers. You do not have to fight this battle alone.

Who Is at Fault for a Florida Car Accident?

Even though Florida is a no-fault state for automobile insurance, that does not mean that negligent parties cannot be held liable for damages they cause. Florida tort laws allow accident victims to sue at-fault parties for damages, even other drivers in some cases.

Parties that could be at fault for a Florida car crash include:

Other Drivers

Other motorists may be at fault for the cause of your car accident. Common reasons drivers cause car crashes include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Impaired driving (drunk and drugged driving)
  • Drowsy driving (falling asleep at the wheel)
  • Aggressive driving and road rage
  • Breaking traffic laws

Suppose you sustain traumatic injuries that meet or exceed the serious injury threshold for claims. In that case, you might be able to sue the at-fault driver for economic and non-economic damages. 

Manufacturers 

Sometimes, a defective car part or system could contribute to the cause of a car crash. If so, the car’s manufacturer or the part manufacturer could be to blame for the cause of the accident. Examples could include defective tires, faulty brakes, and malfunctioning steering systems. 

This type of accident claim would fall under product liability laws. In some cases, a manufacturer could be strictly liable for the damages caused by a defective product.

Government Entities 

Sovereign immunity protects governments from being sued without their permission. Florida has waived sovereign immunity for most negligence claims related to personal injuries.

Therefore, if a defective roadway or a state employee causes a car accident, you might be able to sue the state for damages. 

It is important to note that the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit against a government entity is much shorter than for a lawsuit against a private party. You could have less than a year or just a few months to file a notice of claim.

Talk with our Miami car accident lawyers about filing a claim before it is too late. 

Repair Shops 

A repair shop could be at fault for a car accident if inadequate or faulty repairs caused the car accident. In these cases, you would need the assistance of expert witnesses to help prove the cause of the car crash and link it directly to the work by the repair shop.

Employers 

In some cases, you can sue an employer for a car accident caused by an employee. Employers can be held liable for damages under vicarious liability laws if their employee causes an injury while on the clock, even though the employer was not “at fault” for the car crash. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Miami Car Accident Lawyers

Determining liability is crucial in a car accident case. If you cannot prove who caused the car accident, you cannot recover compensation for damages. 

We understand that you and your family want to move forward with your lives. Our legal team at Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers helps you do that. We handle your legal claim while you focus on healing and recovery.

Call our law office to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Miami car accident attorneys.