Roughly one in three accidents in the state of Florida occur as a result of a rear end collision. This type of collision occurs when a driver hits the vehicle in front of them and this could happen for a variety of reasons. Whether the driver in front slammed on the brakes quickly, there were unsafe weather conditions, distracted driving in play or the driver was tailgating, rear end collisions can come without warning.
Many drivers in Florida assume that they can recover all damages if they are rear-ended but under Florida law rear ending drivers are able to avoid paying the compensation of the other drivers damages if some of the fault can be placed on the other driver.
If the driver in front suddenly stopped, made a quick lane change, suffered a mechanical failure or did anything else that may have caused the accident, the rear-ending driver may not have to pay out in full .
Even if someone can establish that the accident was completely the fault of the rear-ending driver, the driver’s insurance company may try to limit liability or defend their client to lower the compensation amount that they have to pay out. Rear end accidents are not a cut and dry process and working with an insurance attorney can make sure that you will be able to access the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in a Florida rear end collision and you are having difficulty receiving compensation, contact an insurance attorney immediately. Working with a Florida insurance attorney can ensure that you discuss your rights after a rear end accident. Rather than getting stuck with a lesser settlement, you can work with an attorney and gather the appropriate evidence to win your proper compensation!
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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