When you suffer injuries in a Florida car crash, you have the right to sue the negligent person responsible for the crash. Among the various types of damages you can recover are those for your pain and suffering. But how much is your pain and suffering worth in Florida?
Sometimes, in the immediate aftermath of a roadway collision, it can initially be difficult to determine what exactly happened. Authorities in Marion County, Florida, came upon a scene last Friday that they thought was one giant car accident involving 5 vehicles. However, further investigation showed that one accident involving three vehicles and a second two-vehicle accident occurred within minutes of each other around mile marker 366 of Interstate 75. Altogether, the five vehicles involved in the crashes contained seven people, two of whom went to the hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.
Nearly every driver in Naples has likely encountered a situation where confusion existed over who had the right-of-way. It is a question that has been asked to us here at The Caldarone Law Group, P.A. many times. If you were in an accident where such confusion was present, then understanding how state law determines who has the right of way is vital in determining who is liable in your case.
If you have a teen driver in the family, it’s important that he or she is prepared before setting out on the road. That’s why many Florida parents take the time to teach their kids safe driving tips, which can prevent accidents and injury from occurring. Nationwide offers the following advice, so your teen and other drivers will remain protected.
Nearly every driver in Naples is likely familiar with the unnerving feeling that arises when another car is following them far too closely. When you are driving, several things can happen that may force you to make an abrupt stop, at which point you then become exposed to collisions with the vehicles behind you. One who is following to close behind you may have almost no time to stop or swerve to avoid you. Yet the problem with proving that one was following you too closely is that your definition of what it too close might differ from that of others. There may also be situations in which the way in which you were driving might put you at fault.
Although the physical consequences of a motor vehicle crash can be devastating, some people overlook the emotional impact of an auto accident. For example, some people may be so traumatized by the collision that they decide never to drive again or experience high levels of anxiety while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, this can be very disruptive in a person’s life, making it hard for them to get to work and handle daily responsibilities such as buying groceries. If you are struggling with mental trauma after a collision, it is important to handle your circumstances carefully and make sure that you are ready to return to the road before getting behind the wheel again.
No one gets into a car in Naples thinking that they are going to be involved in an accident. Thus, it is not unreasonable to assume that there may be a time when a passenger that you are transporting forgets to buckle theirs. They may be assuming the risk of injury if you do happen to experience; could you be at risk of liability? Many come to us here at The Caldarone Law Group, P.A. with this very question. While a definitive answer may not be available in all situations, you should at least know that it is a possibility.
If you live in a part of the country that sees colder weather during November and the winter months, it is especially important to be mindful of various weather-related hazards that you may encounter while driving. Aside from snowfall and heavy rain, you may also come across ice on the road, which can be especially dangerous in the early morning hours for various reasons. Unfortunately, auto accidents caused by icy roads have claimed so many lives over the years and many victims have also been injured in these collisions.
Over the past several decades, advocacy groups, public agencies and law enforcement officials have launched numerous campaigns designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. The goal of these campaigns is to prevent instances of people getting behind the wheel of vehicles if they have been drinking and, in turn, to reduce the number of accidents caused by these impaired drivers.
It is well understood that the first few moments following a car accident in Naples can be quite traumatic. Yet once one has had the chance to collect their thoughts and assess their physical condition, it is time to act. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that there have been 302,430 car accidents in the state this year alone. That number represents 302,430 situations where those involved in such collisions had the opportunity (insofar as they were able to) assist others who were also affected.