Car Accidents – What You Need To Know
A car accident can be devastating for you and your loved ones. Even minor accidents take time to recover from. There are several steps on the road to recovery, and we at Pardy & Rodriguez are here to help.
Our priority is helping your family get back to the life you knew before the car accident.
What is a Car Accident?
A car accident has many different terms that we all use. We may say “traffic collision,” or a “motor vehicle accident,” or a “car crash”. But it all means basically the same thing, a motor vehicle collides another vehicle, bicycle, stationary object, pedestrian, or an animal.
Some car accidents may have only damage to the vehicle; others might have severe injuries or death. There are many factors that contribute to car accidents, and sometimes these accidents have legal consequences.
What should you do as a car accident victim?
The most important thing is your well being, and the well being of those around you. Check for injuries, and call for help. If anyone has an injury, keep him or her calm, but do not move them.
It is a good idea to call the police, even if there are no serious injuries. The police will help determine what happened, assess injuries, and create a police report that you will need later on to file with your insurance carrier. Do not leave the scene! Plus, don’t move your vehicle unless it interferes with traffic.
Click here to go to our page with steps to take if you or your family has a car accident.
In some cases, especially if there are injuries or property damage, you should consider hiring an experienced Florida attorney.
What Types of Car Accidents Do We Have Experience with?
Over 35 years of professional experience between law partners Pardy and Rodriguez, means we have the experience, knowledge, and technical expertise to handle even the most complicated of car accident cases. Truly, there are very few types of car accident cases that we do not have experience with. However, your case is unique and deserves our very best care, hard work ethic, and attention to detail.
Learn More about Types Of Car Accidents
A hit and run is a horrible event to go through. A hit and run case needs special attention to detail, and with our courtroom experience, we know exactly how to help you and your family recover from your tragic losses.
A rear-ended accident can happen to anyone. They make up 1 of every three accidents. We understand it is stressful, inconvenient, and in some cases, painful.
Some car crashes may have only damage to the vehicle; others might have severe injuries or death. There are many factors that contribute to car crashes, and sometimes these accidents have legal consequences.
Here in Florida, a suspected drunk or impaired driver must submit to a breath, urine and/or blood test. It is very important if you are in an accident, and you suspect the other driver is impaired, that you involve the police immediately.
The most common excuse a driver has for running a red light is being in a hurry. That is no reason to put you and your loved ones in harm’s way.
Proving someone was a distracted driver is not easy, so its essential to contact the police right away, and hire an experienced distracted driving attorney. Let’s be clear, a distracted driving case is not easy. But it helps to understand how the law in Florida looks at these cases.
The NHTSA says “Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.” Those 5 seconds might mean your family has been put in harms way. Let us help you recover from your loss.
Even though rideshare companies carry a $1million dollar policy, they will fight any claim against it. You may also need to file a claim against the driver’s personal insurance company. That’s why you need to have a very experienced rideshare lawyer helping you through this time.
Trucking companies have big money and lots of experience defending their negligent drivers. In an accident involving a tractor trailer, you must have a very experienced tractor trailer lawyer helping you through this time.
Trucks are heavy, and need a driver to pay extra attention to the road. Unfortunately, not all truck drivers are careful. As a result, a truck accident can be devastating for you and your loved ones.
Because motorcycle accidents generally involve more serious injuries, and even death, we treat your case respectfully, and with our full attention to detail. Motorcycle accident cases can be very complex, and have different legal issues than other accidents.
Businesses or government agencies own large fleets of vehicles, and have money and lots of experience defending their negligent drivers. A Fleet driver that causes an accident is usually an accident they could have prevented.
Proving Your Case
You might worry about how you will recover from your injuries, or have transportation, or even how to report an accident to your insurance company. With an accident case, you should contact a Florida Accident attorney like us at Pardy and Rodriguez. With law offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, Poinciana, Tampa, Sarasota and Haines City, we are conveniently located near you.
We understand that you’re worried about your future and we will do everything we can to get you back on track.
Florida has one of the highest rates of car crashes in the US. If you want to learn more, click here to read some statistics offered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.