Coral Springs Car Accident Lawyers
Injured in a Collision? Call Us as Soon as Possible
While there are many states throughout the United States where driving
is not necessary, Florida is not one of them. In fact, driving a car is
part of the Floridian lifestyle and many consider it a necessity rather
than a luxury. In Florida, it is typical to see reckless and aggressive
driving, especially in Miami-Dade County where the Florida Department
of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported the highest rate of car
accidents out of all the counties in Florida.
Having handled car accident cases in Margate, Tamarac, Parkland, and every
other city in Broward County, we do our best to give you top-quality service
and work hard to get you a quality result. Car accidents are the fifth
leading cause of death in the United States. Rear-end collisions are the
most typical type of case that we see. Failing to yield the right of way
and turning in front of oncoming traffic are other accident cases that
are commonly handled by our lawyers. Other car accident cases we handle
are crashes involving drunk drivers, negligent drivers running a red light
or stop signs, speeding, and cars entering intersections from private
driveways without looking.
Causes of Car Accidents
Although there are countless reasons why motor vehicle accidents occur,
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates the
#1 factor contributing to car accidents in the nation is distracted or
inattentive driving, which accounts for approximately 80% of all motor
Other causes of car accidents include:
- Reaching for something
- Reading and writing behind the wheel
- Grooming and applying makeup
- Dialing a phone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking and listening on a phone
- Adjusting the radio or listening to a CD
- Interacting with passengers
Other factors that cause car accidents are driving under the influence
of alcohol or drugs, violation of traffic laws such as speeding or not
stopping at stop signs, fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel, and lack
of maintenance to the vehicle. In other situations, car accidents result
from external factors out of an individual’s control such as poor
weather conditions, improperly maintained roads and highways, or a defect
in the vehicle from the manufacturer.
The Importance of Seatbelts and Other Safety Tips
Of course, any time a person enters a vehicle, they are at risk of being
involved in a car accident. However, there are precautions to avoid serious
injury or death. The most important safety measure is to wear your seatbelt.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
seat belts reduce injuries and death by around 50%. In Florida, wearing a seatbelt is required by law if you are sitting
in the front seats of a vehicle or are under the age of 18.
In Florida, failure to wear your seat belt, especially in the front seat
of a car, is evidence of comparative negligence. A jury can reduce or
totally eliminate all damages you may be entitled to, even if you were
not at fault in the accident, if you fail to wear an available seat belt.
In addition, to reduce the risk of being involved in a car accident, individuals
should avoid using cell phones all together. Talking or texting takes
the driver’s focus away from the road, especially if the person
is arguing or discussing a serious matter. Individuals should avoid driving
when they are tired or when they are on medications that induce drowsiness.
What to Do After a Car Accident
If you are involved in a car accident, the
Florida Department of Motor Vehicles recommends stopping as soon as you can, alerting your local police department,
and moving your vehicle out of the way of traffic (if possible) to avoid
other accidents. If you are injured, seek medical help immediately.
Quality Legal Assistance for Car Accident Victims
As a client of our firm, you will be assigned a case manager for your automobile
accident case. This case manager will work closely with you and your attorney
to handle the daily requirements of your case.
In order to best assist us in handling your case, it is helpful that you
have the following information at the first meeting in our office:
- Location of the accident
- Direction the vehicles were traveling
- Your insurance information
- Insurance information of the person that caused the accident
- Traffic citation
- Medical treatments you have received related to the accident (if applicable)
Our Coral Springs car accident lawyers have handled a large variety of
car accident cases over the years.
We have observed that the most common type of car accident cases we have
handled are rear-end collisions, however, we have also handled car accident
cases resulting from negligent drivers such as:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Drivers failing to yield to oncoming traffic
- Drivers running stop signs
- Drivers running red lights
What We Do for You
- We will assist you with your property damage, if that is something you
would like help with.
- We will help to see if you’re entitled to a rental vehicle if your
vehicle needs repairs.
- We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not pay anything
unless we get financial recovery for your case.
- If we determine we can help you, we will front all costs to immediately
get started with your case.
- Our attorneys will recommend doctors that help accident victims and aren’t
insurance company doctors.
We settled a case in Broward County where our former client, a 48-year-old
gentleman, was involved in a car accident due to the negligence of the
defendant driver who was driving less than 15mph on Alligator Alley while
attempting to make an illegal U-turn. Our client, who was originally driving
westbound, attempted to avoid the slow driving vehicle by driving onto
the median. As a result, our client’s vehicle went airborne, flipped
on its side, and into the eastbound lane. Sadly, our client suffered terrible
injuries including multiple contusions and a sprain to the left shoulder
resulting in shoulder surgery, as well as injuries to the neck, chest,
and back. The insurance company’s best offer before trial was $5,000.
The jury awarded $300,000 for our client’s past and future medical
expenses, past and future pain and suffering, and lost earnings.
Our firm encourages prospective clients to visit our
verdicts and settlements page to review other examples of results we have attained for our former
clients, while keeping in mind that results vary depending on the circumstances
of your case. If you are unsure as to whether or not you have a case,
our Coral Springs car accident lawyers offer free consultations.
Can I File A Car Accident Claim After Insurance Pays?
Most insurance companies include in the settlement offers that no additional
compensation can be collected beyond the agreed upon settlement amount.
This is true even if your injuries become more serious in the following
weeks and months following your accident, a common occurrence with car
accident injuries. If you have been offered a settlement, or if you have
already signed one, call Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. today
to discuss your case.
Immobilized by your Injuries? No Transportation? We Will Come to You!
Mr. Cytryn, the founding attorney for the firm, has dedicated his life
to fighting insurance companies and is committed to providing a quality
experience from beginning to end for each of our clients. Our lawyers
and friendly staff understand that clients are often left with severe
injuries, making it difficult and uncomfortable for them to come to our
office. Other times, clients are left with no mode of transportation due
to their car accident. If you have been involved in an accident, don’t
allow your injuries and lack of transportation to stand in the way of
justice. One of our attorneys will come to you if we decide it is a type
of case we can handle.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, call our Coral
Springs car accidents lawyers now at
(954) 833-1440 for your